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Once at the crossroads of the African and Arabian trade routes, the island of Mauritius encapsulates a melting pot of cultures. Port Louis, the capital city, is the perfect blend of modern and colonial cultures. You can stroll through bustling outdoor markets, enjoy the Caudan Waterfront with its mix of colonial architectures or visit one of the many museums the city has on hand. The vibrant art scene is captured in the Blue Penny Museum right on the city's waterfront. Depending what you are after, you can escape the city life for a more relaxing or adventurous holiday on the island. The island is home to pristine white beaches and clear Indian Ocean waters with all the classic water sports on offer. For the more adventurous drive across the spectacular island to see visions in saffron saris walking gracefully under the shade of banyan trees and Hindu temples covered in deities rising out of fields shoulder high with sugar cane. We recommend taking the historic tea route across the island visiting plantations en route or perhaps swim with dolphins from a luxurious catamaran. Explore the Bel Ombre Nature Park by quad bike. With a climate of warm sunshine, the occasional short sharp shower to bring out the scent of the frangipani, a diet of tropical fruits and the freshest seafood, holidays to Mauritius have all the ingredients for a wonderful experience.
Mauritius with A&K
Mauritius holidays with Abercrombie & Kent are as fascinating and diverse as the island itself, defined by the island's hospitable people, delicious cuisine, miles of sandy beaches and array of water sport activities, making it a special place for honeymooners, couples and families seeking a relaxing beach holiday.
11 hours 40 minutes
GMT +4 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area
Best time to travel
May - December
Mauritius experiences a hot and humid summer from December to April and cooler, drier conditions from May to November. Under the influence of the prevailing south-easterly winds, the east coast is slightly cooler and wetter than the west. The winds can bring a welcome relief to the east coast in the hottest summer months but are more blustery here in July and August. The cyclone season lasts from December to March. Although a direct hit is rare, cyclones far out at sea can bring some days of squally rain.
Below are some of our suggested places to stay:
Grande Riviere Sud-Est
Cocooned by a private sanctuary on the east coast of Mauritius, the Four Seasons at Anahita embraces endless views of blue waters against a backdrop of...Find out more
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Save up to 40%
Book a minimum 5 night stay at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita before 31st May 2016 and save 40% on rates. Valid for travel 30th April - 15th October 2016. Bookings must be made by 30th May 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
Family Offer: 40% Discount & Kids Eat Free
Book a stay at One&Only Le Saint Geran and receive 40% discount and complimentary Half Board plus 2 children up to the age of 12 years sharing their parents suite or 3 children in their own suite can eat free from the Kids Only menu. Valid for travel until 30th September 2016. 40% discount valid on all suites. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
Prices from £2,050pp saving up to £350pp for 7 nights
Book a 7 night stay at Royal Palm Mauritius and save up to 20% on rates. Prices from £2,050pp based on two sharing a Junior Suite on a B&B basis, including flights and transfers. Valid for travel until 19th December 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
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Summer Special: 40% discount
Book a stay at Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa by 30th June 2016 and save 40% on rates. Valid for travel 1st May - 30th September 2016, excluding 28th - 30th August 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
30% Discount & Upgrade to Full Board
Book a stay at the St. Regis Mauritius Resort by 31st May 2016 and receive 30% discount on rates plus complimentary upgrade from Half Board to Full Board. Valid for travel until 31st May 2016. Applicable to all suites, except The St. Regis Villa. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
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