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Mauritius has long been thought of as a destination worth visiting. In his book “Following the Equator”, Mark Twain praised the natural beauty of the island, writing, “You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.”

The island, created around a central extinct volcanic plateau has a tropical climate and an interesting diversity of plant and animal life. It also has the desirable palm fringed, soft sandy beaches of the best tropical islands.

Some of the island's regions are quite built up, and offer shopping and other cosmopolitan entertainment, however some of the more remote areas are still relatively untouched. The people are either descended from the Indian people, who initially settled here, or more recent immigrants from Africa, China, France and anywhere else they could afford to leave behind for this beautiful locale.

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Mauritius - Indian Ocean Paradise

Mauritius - Indian Ocean Paradise

Affordable escapism - 7 nights half board from £799pp
With its fantastic climate, warm seas and variety of scenery, Mauritius easily justifies its status as a paradise island. With our tailormade travel service, we can help you find the resort best matched to your needs and budget.

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what's the best things to do in mauritius for kids i have 2 children

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Depending on the age of your kids of course, but Casela Nature & Leisure Park, Pamplemousses Garden and Domaine Les Pailles are fun ways to meet the local wildlife.

If someone was asked to portray heaven in earthly terms, it is expected they would summon the image of Mauritius. Mauritius is found in the Indian Ocean near Reunion Island. It is a small dot lost in the Indian Ocean. It is expected that those who has been in Mauritius, to tell that they have sent there holidays in a paradise island with sandy beaches, bleu lagoons, forest, waterfalls, and rivers.

This was our first holidays in Mauritius, but not the last. We stayed in the south west coast of the island in the village of La Gaulette. The village is about 58 minutes away from the airport. There is everything that you need in the village such as shops, supermarket, restaurant, and a bank some kms away. Life in La Gaulette is so calm and peaceful, people there are very friendly and helpful. We stayed in an apartment at Mauriholidays accommodation. The owner, Anand and Badji Gunnoo are very friendly and do there up most to satisfy there guest.

There are a lot of activities nearby La Gaulette: waterfall chamarel, Rhumerie Chamarel, colored earth Chamarel, Casela Nature Park, La Vanille, kitesurf spot ‘One eye’ Le morne, view point Chamarel… Those who like watersports activities will be fascinated by the Kite spot of Le morne. Le morne is indisputably the best kite surfing spot in Africa. The conditions are excellent with a constant powerful wind, which blows all the year round. My husband and I had the opportunity to learn this sport through Yan, who is a kite instructor in Le Morne. There are several kite school (five) in Le morne and from some of them it is possible to rent kite equipments.

We miss Mauritius already, being back fours days, and can highly recommend it.

Weather in N/w of island in January.

Thinking of a break after xmas in Mauritius,on N/W coast at Balaclava.Wondering about rainfall at that time.

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Have a look at our World Weather Guide ( for approximate rainfall.

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