6 Reasons Why Mauritius Should Be at the Top of Your Travel Bucket-List

From dreamy beaches to outdoor adventures, this island nation has it all—and it’s open for international travel.

Aerial view of Mauritius Island

Aerial view of Mauritius Island. Photo by Myroslava/Getty Images Pro/Canva

Jun 10, 2022

A JEWEL SURROUNDED by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has a copious array of charms to offer travelers. As an important historical trading port, the island is something of a cultural melting pot. It also happens to be one of the most naturally beautiful places on the planet, with beaches and rainforests for days. Simply put, Mauritius is the complete package, with something for every kind of traveler to discover. It’s currently welcoming international visitors. Here’s why you should book your next flight to this island nation.

Because the Beaches Are Stunning. 

Surfboarding in Mauritius
Courtesy of Mauritius Tourism

If you dream of white sands lapped by cerulean waves, Mauritius is just the place for your next vacation. From Belle Mare, one of the longest beaches on the island, to Mont Choisy, which offers tons of watersports a 30-minute drive from the capital, Port Louis, there are plenty of beguiling stretches of coastline here.

Because It’s Perfect for a Family Getaway.

Ebony Forest, Mauritius Island
Ebony Forest. Courtesy of Mauritius Tourism

Mauritius is full of fun for travelers of all ages. Kids and teens alike will love spotting gentle giants on a whale-watching trip. For active families, there are plenty of hikes that even kids can do, from the scenic Plateau Remousse, which offers jaw-dropping views after only an hour of hiking, to the Macchabée Trail Pétrin, a mostly flat route in Macchabée Trail Pétrin.

Because the Golf Courses Are World-Class.

Heritage Golf Club, Mauritius
Heritage Golf Club. Courtesy of Mauritius Tourism

With more than a dozen top-notch golf courses, Mauritius is the perfect place to hit the green. A number of the courses are designed by international heavy-hitters like Ernie Els and Bernhard Langer. For a one-of-a-kind experience, grab a boat and head to Ile aux Cerfs Golf Course, an offshore island with a course often voted as one of the best in the world. 

Because It’s Ideal for the Adventurous at Heart.

Playful dolphins through crystal-clear waters at Mauritius
FROM TOP: Playful dolphins through crystal-clear waters, courtesy of Mauritius Tourism; Chamarel Waterfall, courtesy of Mauritius Tourism.
Chamarel Waterfall on Mauritius Island

If you’re looking for thrills, Mauritius has all sorts of diversions. Swim with playful dolphins through crystal-clear waters or go 30 meters below the water’s surface at the legendary Cathedral dive site. Go trekking into the jungle to discover natural cascades, like the immense Chamarel Waterfall or climb to the top of Le Morne Mountain.

Because There’s No More Romantic Place.

Wedding at Mauritius Island
Courtesy of Mauritius Tourism

Whether you’re planning a destination wedding or the honeymoon of your dreams, Mauritius has all sorts of swoon-worthy experiences. Book a private sunset catamaran cruise and sip champagne with your beloved on the deck, or ride horses through the surf along one of the beaches. You can even charter a boat and spend the afternoon living out your Robinson Crusoe fantasies on offshore islands like Ilot Gabriel.

Because It’s The Perfect Place to Rejuvenate.

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita. Courtesy of Four Seasons

Wellness is taken very seriously in Mauritius. Try sunrise yoga on the beach or visit one of the many luxury spas at five-star hotels around the island.

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