Mauritius Island

Mauritius, a sparkling crystal in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, will fascinate you. The contrast of colours, cultures and tastes makes the island so charming that the scene is set for an unforgettable holiday. Here, you have the opportunity to experience unparalleled luxury: a level of refinement that is head and shoulders above that on offer in other tropical holiday destinations. Here, you will discover the true meaning of ‘beauty’ – a realization that will compel you to return to Mauritius’ shores time and again. Mauritius was named after Dutch Prince Maurice Van Nassau.

Mauritius is an island covering approximately 1,865 square kms with 330 kms of coastline almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs, a central plateau and impressive mountains.
The central plateau rises to a level of some 600 metres marked by extinct volcanic craters, crisscrossed by rivers, streams and waterfalls.

Measurements of Mauritius:
Land: 1,850 sq km
Water: 10 sq km
Total: 1,860 sq km
Coastline: 177 km
It is situated in the South West Indian Ocean (20S/57.5E) approximately 2,000 kms from Durban, 1800 kms from Mombasa, 6,000 kms from Perth and 4700 kms from Bombay.
Islands which fall within the boundaries of Mauritius are:
* Rodrigues
* Agalega Islands
* Saint Brandon

Lagoons of a typically tropical sweetness and endless white beaches: Mauritius is a real paradise for those who want to enjoy the sea or just to soak up the sun. Here is a list of the island’s finest public beaches.

Grand Bay
One of the best areas for sailing, windsurfing and water skiing. La Cuvette beach has been recently upgraded.

This remarkable small cove half-way between Grand Bay and Cap Malheureux is one of the finest bathing spots on the island.

Belle Mare
Miles and miles of white and spotless beaches from Belle Mare to Trou-d’Eau Douce
Blue Bay
Blue Bay beach is one of the most popular bathing spots in the South-East of the island. An ideal spot for windsurfing and sailing.
Le Morne & Tamarin
Offer kilometres of beaches for bathing and are very popular for surfing.
Flic en Flac
White beaches fringed with filaos or Casuarina trees.



Arrive at Mauritius, nestling some 3000 km off the east coast of Africa, just beneath the Tropic of Capricorn. This jewel of the Indian Ocean boasts 160 km of beautiful coastline surrounded by coral reefs, a breathtaking central plateau and dramatic, picturesque mountains. Our local agent will welcome you to Mauritius. Proceed to the hotel.
Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
The Mystical and colourful South Tour. Follow our guide and discover the mystical and extensive endemic nature of the South Island. 0900 hrs – Proceed to the town of Curepipe with stop at the ship model factory, which is the famous art of the Mauritian handicrafts and souvenirs shops. Starting the sightseeing part of the tour with a stopover at the Trou Aux Cerfs, a dormant volcano. Visit the Grand Bassin, the “Ganges” of Mauritius. Drive through the forests of Plaine Champagne & Macchabee. Then, stop at Black River Gorges to see the magnificent view from the highest peak, Black River mountain. Proceeding further to the SouthWest, you will reach the Chamarel Cascade and the seven-coloured earth, a volcanic phenomenon that had left this plot of land with rich mineral and oxides to give different colours. Back at the hotel by 1700 hours.
Dinner and Overnight at Hotel

Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day tour of North Mauritius, visit Port Louis-the capital. ”. This excursion will allow you to discover the cosmopolitan mixture in the Mauritian lifestyle. Shopping time in the typical market called “Bazarre” on the island and in the modern commercial centre, Le Caudan Waterfront, where you can choose from the variety of local craft products at the craft market to duty free shops. Leave the lively city for a breath of fresh air at Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. Stroll in the oldest and finest botanical gardens of the world, with many rare species of plants and spectacular bloom. Of particular interest are the giant water lilies (Victoria Regia), a spice garden, and the Talipot Palms, said to bloom once every 60 years, after which they die.
Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Tour to Miniature Eden “Ile aux Cerfs”. Leave behind the stress and enjoy the Sun, Sand and Sea on the East Coast. 0900 hrs – Leave the hotel for Pointe Maurice Jetty in the village of Trou d’Eau Douce. Arrival at the jetty for a boat trip of about 10 to 15 minutes depending of the tides, to Ile aux Cerfs. Fine golden sand, clear turquoise water, an emerald lagoon is waiting for you to spend the whole day. Leave the island. Available water sports facilities at supplement cost: big banana, surfboard, water skiing, kayaks, pedal-boats, laser boats, catamaran, parasailing etc. You have one snack bar and two restaurants offering all sorts of cuisine, but specially seafood.
Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning is free. Check out time is 1200 hours. We transfer you to the airport for departure flight back home, with fond memories of your “Mauritius” tour with Kilimanjaro Holidays, Inc.