Mauritius, the tropical island paradise, floating on the deep blue shining waters of the Indian Ocean has long been the perfect dream-destination for holiday makers from all over the world. Located in the neighborhood of the Tropic of Capricorn, the nation is really a group of islands/archipelago off the African mainland and is indeed a Garden of Eden, rich with flora and fauna and golden sands lapped by the warm aquamarine ocean. The air in Mauritius is reputed to be the second purest in the world as measured by the World Health Organization.
With so many attractions to lure the visitor, Mauritius is also famed for its range of accommodation especially in the luxury sector. Tourism is in fact one of the biggest industries of this country and Mauritius has been receiving the World’s Leading Island Destination Award for the last three years in a row and has recently won the Best Beaches prize at the World Travel Awards. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, sunny days and starry nights, plenty of natural features to explore like caves, coastal landscapes, mountains, forests, lagoons and valleys, a variety of water-sports, golf, spas, delicious cuisine which is a delectable blend of Indian, African, Creole, Dutch, Portuguese and Chinese, with fresh seafood, exotic fruits, vegetables and spices, great wines and desserts, this is indeed a fantasy destination.
Beach hotels here range from golf and spa resorts to luxury beach properties with exclusive beaches and luxuriant tropical gardens. Some of the unique beach hotels include:
Piazza Style: Located along the entire length of a tropical beach, this type of beach hotel includes high-end shopping, restaurants and exclusive coffee-shops, bars and cafes, with the architecture reflecting casual chic and open plans, with the sun, sky and sea forming an enchanting natural backdrop.
Resorts: Many properties here are in the typical resort style, situated on smaller islands off the archipelago. Some of them are situated close to the Turtle Bay National Park and offer visitors a glimpse of the rich marine life of the islands. Snorkeling, diving, scuba, deep-sea fishing, viewing dolphins and coral reefs, schools of brilliantly-colored tropical fish are part of the activities on offer in these resorts. For golf-enthusiasts, there are world-class courses with free lessons for beginners too. A variety of spa and salon treatments, yoga, traditional healing, massage, detox diets and wellness treatments are available.
Luxury hotels: These could be in the capital city, Port Louis or on one of the many gorgeous beaches. The facilities, apart from the luxury rooms fitted with modern conveniences, jacuzzi, air-con, balconies with sea-views and great choice of restaurants, discos and bars, may also offer adventure, beach or water-sports, facilities for kids and seniors, mini-bars, WiFi, TV, diving or tennis lessons, cycling and walking trips. Smaller boutique-hotels and properties offer privacy and solitude for honeymooners, couples and those who want to enjoy the peace and solitude.
For that unforgettable beach holiday, Mauritius is indeed the perfect choice.