Lusting after a glorious beach getaway? Here are five reasons why a Mauritius holiday should be at the top of your tropical travel hot list.
Why visit Mauritius
It is one of the most iconic tropical destinations EVERYou know that vivid picture you call up in your mindís eye when you imagine an island holiday? You know, the powdery sand, the azure waves, the palm tree lazily blowing in a breeze? Youíre imagining Mauritius. No matter which way you slice it, Mauritius is the quintessential island destination and if itís tropical heat you want, this is the place to get it.
The weather is ridiculously amazingSpeaking of heat, Mauritius is also in the enviable position of enjoying some of the best island weather to be had around the globe. Warm and pleasant year-round, Mauritius' weather cools down slightly around July and peaks in February when summer is at its apex. Luckily the ocean is always nice and balmy, which means that you can always hit the waves when the mercury rises. So, when should you go?
Well, that depends on what floats your island holiday boat. If surfing's your thing, June to August would be your best bet - this is when those amazing barrels appear long the island's west coast. Diving enthusiasts will have the best luck between December and March; while anglers draw the biggest catches between October and April. If your only concern is to get a nice even tan and spend as much time as possible under a palm tree with a Pina Colada, book your trip between October and March to make the most of the exceptional summer weather.
Itís foodie heavenIf you're a bit of a closet glutton and tend to explore a new destination by literal word of mouth, Mauritius is the place to be. It might be tiny by a global scale, but the island has a deliciously diverse food culture that carries French, Creole, Chinese and Indian influences, to name but a few. Additionally, Mauritius has wonderfully fertile soil, which means the local produce is amazing. From lavish meals prepared by world-renowned chefs at gorgeous restaurants by the water's edge, to tasty street food served up by talented vendors along cobbled side streets, there's something for every taste and budget.
Itís gorgeous beyond beliefIf itís an immersive scenic experience you want, Mauritius wonít disappoint. From the seven-coloured earth at Chamarel and the giant lily ponds at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, to the incredible native forests and wildlife of the Black River Gorges National Park, there is so much natural splendour to enjoy.
Hospitality is part of the local way of lifeThe Mauritian people are some of the warmest, most genuinely welcoming folks you are bound to meet in your entire life. Everyone from the porter at your hotel to the local cafť owner will be happy to lend a hand or give advice on how fun things to do and places to see while you visit.
And there you have it Ė five reasons to include a vacation in Mauritius on your tropical travel hot list. Interested in Mauritius holiday resorts? Get in touch with a Siyabona Africa travel expert to get the ball rolling Ė weíll help you to make sense of the maze of information out there and find the Indian Ocean island destination that suits your unique style, budget and requirements.
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