It doesn’t matter whether you are into history, nature, adventure or food, travelling with friends, family, or looking to plan your honeymoon – Mauritius has all the answers: White flour sand beaches, turquoise lagoon, lush vegetation, inland activities and rich cultural values. Often referred to as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, a Mauritius holiday package is the Holy Grail for holidays and leisure activities.
Here are 5 reasons why you should be booking a Mauritius tour package:
- Water Sports
The Indian Ocean is the richest in biodiversity for aquatic life. There are over 50 awesome diving sites in Mauritius, varying in difficulty and depth. Be mesmerized by the world of bright corals, multi-coloured marine life, and ship wrecks dating back to the 18th and 19th Century, when you dive here. If you are not a certified diver you can either get your certification here or opt for one of the uncomplicated dive sites. Mauritius also offers several options for those who want to sail the sea. You can choose speed boat tours, catamaran tours or hop onto a traditional boat to spend a romantic day island-hopping.
Mostly located around Tamarin Bay, one of the best places to visit in Mauritius, dolphins are intelligent and charming marine mammals and swimming alongside dolphins and whales is one of the most unique experiences in Mauritius. Mauritius is popular for its dolphin cruise, which starts early in the morning, just a little before sunrise. You can spot dolphins in the open sea and even enjoy a refreshing swim with these magnificent creatures.
Who doesn’t likes beaches, palm trees and warm lagoons? There are more than a hundred beaches along the coastlines of Mauritius lengthy to small desolate ones included. Seashores here typically have white sand or golden beaches. They are lined with Casuarina, coconut or palm trees and are the perfect place to relax and forget about life’s troubles!
- Wedding and Honeymoon Destination
The island is a romantic haven for newlywed couples. In fact, in 2013, Mauritius was awarded as the best wedding and honeymoon destination by the World Travel Award. The best time for wedding and honeymoon in Mauritius is between October and September, when the weather is lovely there are fewer tourists than usual.
- Grand Bassin
Grand Bassin or Ganga Talao, is a natural lake within an extinct volcano crater. Legend has it that the water here is sourced from the sacred Ganges river in India. A dip in this lake during the Mahashivratri festival is considered holy and auspicious. On the northern side of the lake is a 108 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva, which is the second largest statue in the world.