If you are looking for crystal lagoons, palm-fringed beaches, verdant peaks and an exotic mix of cultures and cuisines; you should experience the charm of Mauritius.
With hotels in stunning locations added to soothing spas, championship golf courses, children’s clubs and spectacular water sports in luxury accommodation, Mauritius is difficult to beach.
Mauritius is an excellent destination for a two-centred holiday and can be combined with flights departing Dublin and with stays in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.
Things to do in Mauritius
Golf in Mauritius
Mauritius is famous for its magnificent scenery, sub-tropical climate and year-round warm weather, making it one of the best destinations in the world for a great golf holiday. Not only was Mauritius the third country in the world where golf was played, its now become one of the top wish-list destinations for golfers with an astonishingly high number of golf courses dotted all over the island including 9-hole courses and world class championship 18-hole designed by leading professional golfers. And there really is no better way to relax after your round of golf then stretching out on the picturesque Mauritian beaches.
Tee off just 30 metres from the beach and admire the majestic mountain backdrop at the excellent 18-hole Paradis Golf Club. Or perhaps you want to test your skills on the islands newest and only course on the north west Mont Choisy Golf Course and when you stay at Trou Aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa or Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa you can enjoy reduced green fees and the best tee times.
Spa & Wellness
We know that as well as adventure and discovering new things, holidays are about relaxing. It’s time to escape the distractions of modern life, step away from the screens and re centre and rejuvenate your body and mind. The majority of our hotels feature some of the most stunning spas you will find in the Indian Ocean – little havens of tranquillity and calm. So, whether you are seeking a relaxing spa holiday to de-stress or want to improve your wellbeing, holidays to Mauritius with Beachcomber will leave you feeling revitalised and ready to take on the world again.
Diving in Mauritius
Turquoise waters and crystal-clear lagoons, Mauritius is a diver’s paradise with year-round warm waters to explore. Water temperatures vary throughout the year between 22C to 28C with visibility at its best from November to March and the west coast being generally warmer than the east coast.
Although Mauritius might not be in the same league as the Egyptian Red Sea or Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, there is a vast array of excellent dive sites with soft coral reefs and wrecks. So, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned expert, all our Mauritius hotels offer exceptional PADI dive centres with comprehensive training programmes.
We’d recommend staying at Victoria Beachcomber, it’s one of the best dive centres in Mauritius. Here you can embark on a tropical underwater adventure and explore ancient wrecks, discover 50 species of magnificent coral and enjoy up close encounters with vibrant marine life. The diving experts at each centre will happily point you in the right direction of more excellent diving spots for you to explore.
Snorkelling in Mauritius
The warm, safe waters of Mauritius provide superb opportunities for snorkelling. Whilst all of the Beachcomber hotels in Mauritius offer complimentary snorkelling trips for guests, we do recommend you take your own equipment. Warmer temperatures tend to attract more fish so to heighten your chances visit during Mauritius’s summer months – considered the best time to spot marine life.
The Blue Bay Marine Park is best known for glass-bottomed boat trips but at just six metres deep there is an abundance of incredible coral and marine life to discover. Trou aux Biches with its shallow waters is also a popular snorkelling site, but if you are looking for more spots to explore have a chat with the dive team as they will be able to give you an insider’s guide to the best spots.
Sightseeing & Excursions
There is so much more to a Mauritius Holiday than just sand, sea and sunshine! You can explore the island in so many ways, by boat, on horseback, trekking, quad biking, mountain biking, 4×4 driving or simply a leisurely drive around the island stopping at tourist attractions along the way. Listed below are just a few of the many excursions available in Mauritius.
Stroll In The Past
Full Day / Lunch Included on Mondays – Excluding Lunch on Thursdays
Explore the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the island, from the 18th century Botanical Gardens in Pamplemousses to the neighbouring museum delving into the history of sugar production in Mauritius.
Full Day / Lunch Included – Tuesdays & Saturdays
Discover the lush inland parts of Mauritius and take in some majestic scenery.
Full Day / Lunch Included – Wednesdays only
Gift your senses with an amazing experience of the scents and sights of olden Mauritius.
Full Day / Lunch Included – Mondays only
This is your chance to learn about the fantastic mosaic of cultures and traditions that make Mauritius unique in its own way.
Full Day / Lunch Included – Mondays only
There is a lot of history to uncover in the seaside village of Mahebourg and the surrounding south-east region of the island.
A Walk Back In Time
Full Day / Street Food – Mondays & Thursdays
Put on your walking shoes for a leisurely stroll through the historical and cultural heritage of more than two-and-a-half-century old capital city, Port Louis.
Full Day / Lunch Included – Fridays Only
This insightful tour is a hand-picked mix of sightseeing and local craft-making.
Vehicle Hire with Driver
Half Day or Full Day
Explore the island of Mauritius at your own pace and with a driver who knows the roads better than anyone. Choose a half day or full day and a vehicle to suit your family.
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