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Mauritius

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A tiny jewel in the Indian Ocean, the country of Mauritius is the archetypal paradise island, with chic beach resorts, beautiful lagoons and coral reefs, and a tropical rainforest. It’s a renowned luxury escape, a go-to honeymoon destination and more.

Mauritius is situated off the south-eastern coast of Africa, some one thousand kilometers or so east of Madagascar. The summer months span November to May, when it’s typically hot and humid, and the rainy season is predominately in February and March. The most temperate months to visit Mauritius are April-June and September-December.

Explore Mauritius’ pristine coastline and more than 90 public beaches on a beach hopping tour, either by boat, car or bus. Top beaches include Mont Choisy in the North, Belle Mare in the East, Blue Bay in the South and Flic en Flac in the West. However, swimming is not advised at certain beaches, such as Gris Gris, due to strong currents, so it’s best to check before you head out.

Water sports enthusiasts are well catered-for at the many facilities around the coast, from kayaking around the sea caves at the Cliffs of Albion and deep-sea fishing in Grand Bay to scuba diving on the reefs near Blue Bay. For the slightly more unusual, try underwater sea walking or a Blue Safari Submarine ride.

For nature lovers, a trek around The Black River Gorges National Park is highly recommended. Located in the dramatic mountainous interior to the southwest of the island, its protected rainforest is home to rare species of birds and orchids. A little further south, Chamarel offers fantastic scenery, including the curious, naturally-occurring multi-coloured soil. There are organised day tours, or it can be easily reached by bus.

For a more cultural experience, there’s the historic Martello Towers former coastal defences on the West coast, the Triolet Shivala, an impressive ancient Hindu temple in the Pampelmousses District and the nearby ruins of a former grand estate at Balaclava, tucked away in the secluded Turtle Bay on the Northwest coast.

So, take a helicopter tour and see the incredible turquoise lagoons that surround the island, go snorkelling off the beach in the warm sea, swim with dolphins in Tamarin Bay and sample delicious street food along the coast. Or simply indulge in a spot of relaxation among the gently swaying palm trees on a white powdery beach, perhaps while sampling one of the island’s exceptional rum infusions.