Mauritius is so much more than pretty beaches and incredible scenery, although these alone would be more than enough to satisfy a wandering spirit. A crossroads of commerce for centuries, Mauritius today is an energetic island culture of many colors, flavors, and spiritual traditions.
From the pristine beaches and crystal seas that surround this lovely island to the parks that shelter rare species found nowhere else on earth, Mauritius is a world of abundant nature experiences. Trail hikes through Black River Gorges National Park is a must-do as is a walk with lions at Casela National Park.
From the street vendors that serve up dholl puri and fresh raspberries to the elegant restaurants offering fresh-caught seafood and impeccable service, Mauritius is a culinary hot spot. Octopus salad, deep-fried samosas dipped in spicy chili sauce, vindaloo, curries, ice cream made with island-grown vanilla, and the local Phoenix beer are just some of the island's taste-tempting favorites.
From luxurious spas to lively nightclubs, Mauritius offers many ways to unwind. A drive around the island reveals the island's rich history in colonial architecture, tea plantations, and acres of waving sugar cane. Street markets in Chinatown, shopping malls in Port Louis, and the Grand Baie Bazaar are best haunts for souvenirs and locally-made crafts.
Choose an adventure or do it all! Discover the many fascinations of marvelous Mauritius!
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Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa - Opens in early 2014
Helpful information for traveling in Mauritius:
General facts about Mauritius - World Factbook
Travel facts about Mauritius - Wikitravel
Explore Mauritius - Tourism Mauritius
TripAdvisor reviews of Mauritius