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Mauritius

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Situated in the Indian Ocean towards the east of Madagascar, Mauritius is a beautiful volcanic origin island. It is almost completely surrounded by coral reefs. Outstanding beaches, magnificent nature and hospitable people make Mauritius a top holiday destination. Hence, it is a wonderful idea for holiday makers to hunt for discounted flights to Mauritius and make the best of this nature’s gift. It is suitably connected to the world through Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (SSR Airport).

This nation, fondly known as a paradise, boasts of an enigmatic coastline protected by coral reefs, fauna and flora and some breathtaking landscapes. Being a subtropical type, the Mauritian fauna and flora has variety of species some of which are unique to the island.

The pearly white beaches add to the magic and a vacation spent on those beaches will be a memory for a lifetime. Flic en Flac, Le Morne & Tamarin, Blue Bay, Belle Mare, Pereybere and Grand Bay are among the finest beaches. Apart from lying on the sand, there are some other interesting things one can indulge in, while in this exotic place.

We are listing some fun places that you shouldn’t miss when on a holiday in Mauritius.

The botanical gardens, known in Mauritius as Jardin des Pamplemousses (literally translated as Garden of Grapefruit) is a beautiful place to visit.

Port-Louis is the capital of Mauritius and a quiet city except when the Champs-de-Mars hosts horse races.

Trou-aux-Cerfs of Curep1pe, among major cities, has some beautiful tea plantations which makes it one of the most visited cities of the island.

The Naval Museum in Mahebourg showcases the rich historical culture of Mauritius.

Grand Ba1e is another popular city all for its vibrancy. It offers facilities for boat excursions to other islands. There are a hoard of fashion markets, craft shops, hotels, restaurants, and night-clubs in Grand Ba1e. It never lets you resort in boredom.

You must visit the nature park of Domaine Les Pailles, Jardin Botanique de Pamplemousses whose gardens are famous for their myriad species of exotic plants.

Not to be missed is Le Val that offers a view of the natural aquatic life of this marine land.

Falls of Tamarin are a bit difficult to reach, but worth the effort.

Le Domaine du Chasseur which is also an exciting natural hunting ground and a grand aquarium providing the visitor with a unique opportunity of admiring the fauna and flora of the Indian Ocean, Vanilla Crocodile & Tortoise Park where you will meet these animals in their breeding ponds, in perfect safety.

You would love the Casela Bird Park that hosts varieties of birds from around the world.

Flacq Market, L'Aventure du Sucre, Black River Gorges, Dutch Ruins, The Waterpark Leisure Village are among popular places.

Chamarel's Coloured Earth
One of the most fascinating natural phenomena in Mauritius is the rainbow-like earth found in Chamarel. At this spectacular site, the earth separates into 7 different colors, ranging from yellow, red and orange to deep purple and blue. This attraction makes it a very interesting tourist site.

Isle Aux Cerfs
You can plan an excellent day out trip to the island of Aux Cerfs, a small and beautiful island off the east coast of Mauritius. The complete island can be covered on foot in about 3 hours while enjoying stunning panorama along the way. Taking a halt at the secluded beach coves, and swimming in the beautiful clear ocean is a divine treat.

Le Morne Brabant
One of the most beautiful places to stay when on a Mauritius holiday is Le Morne Brabant. Situated on the south-western tip of Mauritius, this isolated peninsula hosts some of the most up market Mauritius hotels. This area's most outstanding trait is the mountain rising from the centre of Le Morne peninsula, a 555m basaltic land-mass. The area has been declared a World Heritage Site because of its slave history.

Another fascinating element of the place is that it is houses an extremely rare Mandrinette flower, which is an almost distinct type of hibiscus. You can also indulge in a range of water-sports, a golf course and trips to nearby islands while you spend your time there.

Food
If you are looking for some new and exotic cuisine to try out, Mauritius might be the perfect destination for you. You can find food from all over the world on this little island. Food in Mauritius is mostly influenced by Indian cuisine, Chinese, African and also French. It is quite common and very interesting to find a dish that is a mixture of all these and the result is always close to perfection. Among the local food that is present in almost every home you will have the "rougaille creole" and biryani. Try to see if you can get these foods from the locals to have the real taste of it.

If you would like something typically Mauritian you should not miss the dholl puri which is basically a wheat pancake stuffed with peas. It is served various kinds curries, but a rougaille is a must have, which has tomato as a main ingredient.

With such a grand assortments of cuisines that Mauritius serves on the platter, taking a flight to Mauritius seems worth every penny. You can treat your taste-buds with something new every day.

Shopping
Mauritius is famous for textiles, since textile industry is one of the major industries in Mauritius. It is something very popular while you shop. Among textile, you will also find designer wears, African drums, African sculptures, arts and hand made products. Jewelry is another very popular item in Mauritius. The Jewelry traditions come essentially from the Arabian and Indian immigrants. One popular place for jewelry shopping is Floréal, where you will find Cledor Diamonds & Gold Jewelries, and also Adamas Diamond Boutique. There are also a number of Jewelry shops in Vacoas and Port Louis.

Some of the main cities well known for shopping include Port Louis, Quatre Bornes, Curepipe and Rose Hill.

There are plenty of supermarkets in Mauritius. You'll find them in most towns in villages on the island. This includes mini-supermarkets and bigger sized ones. This is what they call "la boutik" in Mauritius. Some well-known supermarkets in Mauritius include Jumbo, Winners, London, Spar and Way.

Mauritus is calling you with all its love. Hop onto those flights to Mauritius and say hello to one of the planet’s most exotic islands.

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