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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mauritius - The Right Choice for Each and Every Taste

Mauritius – the perfect setting for an unforgettable holiday: Palm-lined, fine beaches are surrounded by glittering, turquoise, crystal clear water protected by a coral reef barrier.

Both water sport lovers and sunbathers will find what they are looking for in Mauritius. Snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing, surfing, water skiing, fishing and underwater walking – with numerous water sport activities visitors of Mauritius are spoilt for choice.

But there is also a lot to do in the inland: apart from tennis, horse riding and hiking there is a big choice of activities for sportspersons downloadas well including trekking, mountain biking and canoeing. Another popular activity to enjoy in Mauritius is golf. Mauritius was the third country where golf was played after the UK and India and most of the golf courses in Mauritius are spectacular with views of the sea in the background. Mauritius Gymkhana Golf Club, is the oldest golf club in the Southern Hemisphere, and the fourth oldest golf course in the world. The island hosts eight 18-holes golf courses and three 9-holes golf courses, each of them providing a unique golfing experience to the visitor. Some of these golf courses have been designed by prestigious players such as Bernhard Langer, Ernie Els, Rodney Wright…After a day of golfing there are the culinary highlights of the club restaurants and Mauritian resorts to look forward to.

Mauritian cuisine is as diversified as its population made up of Hindus, Creoles, Chinese, Muslims and Christians. The Mauritian melting pot is often seen as a perfect example of peaceful cohabitation of different cultures. Inhabitants are friendly and helpful – a positive surprise for visitors every time when visiting the island. There are a number of cultural and scenic attractions to discover such as colonial houses, the National Park covering an area of more than 6.500 hectares, botanical gardens, impressive waterfalls and romantic villages. A shopping tour through Port Louis completes the diversified programme in a perfect way through a walk over the download (1)Central Market – a very typical market that is enjoyed by tourists because of its uniqueness, its offer of handcrafted products, Mauritian spices and a range of different types of exotic fruits and sugar. (Sugar cane is one of the most important products of the island).

Port Louis: Where Colonial meets Modern
The capital Port Louis, founded in 1735, is the economic and cultural centre of the island. Nestling between bays and mountains, the city offers a vivid mix of ancient colonial buildings, modern office blocks, luxurious boutiques and multicultural tribes. Shopping lovers will enjoy the Caudan waterfront, a modern shopping and entertainment centre which, apart from boutiques, hotels, restaurants, cinemas and a casino, also shelters the Blue Penny Museum.

The North of Mauritius, the Tourist Mecca
The tourist hub of Mauritius can be found in the North of the island all around the „Grand Baie“. Those who do not want to miss out on some hype and nightlife after all the time spent at the beach, should look for a resort to stay in this area. The bay is also the departure starting point of a lot of boat tours and excursions to uninhabited offshore islands. The Botanical Garden of Pamplemousse near Grand Baie is known as one of the world’s richest garden in species. The giant water lilies and the extraordinary variety of palms are of particular interest.

 The East of Mauritus, Remote Beaches and Natural Richness
In the East of the island holiday makers will find beautiful untouched nature. The forest hillsides of the Domaine du Chasseur offer shelter to deer as well as monkeys and rare birds. “Ile aux Cerfs” is commonly referred to as a paradise for water sport and is famous for its stunning beaches and its great golf facilities.

The South of Mauritius, a National Park and Rough Seadownload (2)
The best way to get to know the impressive natural sceneries of the National Park Black River Gorges is through one of the different walking tours. The National Park has been nature reserve since 1994. Unique in this world is the seven colored earth „Chamarel“ that shines resplendent in different shades of blue, green, red and yellow. In Bois Cheri visitors can discover the traditional Mauritius when visiting the tea factory and the museum which is part of the factory.

The West of the Island – where Dolphins are Home
The beaches of Flic en Flac at the West coast are the longest of the island and dolphin friends will be excited to know that this is the where the see dwellers love to linger. The Casela Yemen Nature Park is best to be explored by Squad bike, a safari or an extensive walk where you can see exotic animals such as deer, boars, monkeys or lions.

The fascinating diversity and the thrilling beauty of Mauritius make a stay on the island an unforgettable experience and awaken desire to come back to the island again and again.

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