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The Bliss Of Mauritius

Mauritius is a renowned Island in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Africa to the Southeast. It is a country consisting of Islands namely Rodrigues, Mauritius, and Agalega, as well as the archipelago Saint Brandon. Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius and the country’s expanse is 2040 km2, which makes it the 180th largest nation in the world size wise. Saint Brandon is the island situated closest to Mauritius, being 430 km to the northeast. The Rodrigues island is situated a vast distance (560 km) to the east of Mauritius, while the island of Agalega is situated almost twice as far to the north of Mauritius.


Mauritius island was created by volcanic eruptions. However, these islands are not volcanically active any longer and from the historical records, there has not been an account of any volcanic activity on Mauritius island for more than 100,000 years. Surrounding Mauritius is a wrecked band of mountain ranges, which vary in altitude from 300 m to 800 m. The land is well furnished by streams and rivers, most of which are formed in the cracks formed by lava flow. These islands, streams and a couple of other features and breath-taking sceneries make all inclusive Mauritius holidays.

Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate, which is adjusted by southeast trade winds. There are the warm, dry winter winds from May to November; and the hot, wet, humid summer winds from November to May. These more or less define the seasons in the year—winter and summer. The climate on the central highlands is cooler than that on the coastal lowlands, but there are no much differences in temperature between the two seasons of the year.

CycloneMauritius also exhibits some natural perils—cyclones, which mostly occur from December to March. For a finer breakdown of the climatic regime of different areas, note that the East coast is the windiest part of the Island while the west coast is the hottest area. The hottest period of the year spans from December to February while the period between June and August are the coolest. October is the month known for intense dryness so you need to be well hydrated should you decide to tour Mauritius during this time.

pereybere-beachTourists who visit Mauritius have a number of destinations to consider among a vast array of options. For instance, Pereybere is a brilliant beach for the public, which is well-liked for its shopping conveniences, pubs and restaurants. It makes one of the best destination beaches for swimmers. Grand Bay is another breath-taking destination, which was also the first region of the island to experience a tourist boom at its fullest. It is commonly regarded as a shopping paradise and a place of ecstasy. Apart from tourists, Mauritians also crowd Grand Bay whenever they want a night out full of fun in discos, bars, and restaurants.

SSRIf green is your color, then the Labourdonnais Orchards are a must-see. Here, you will come across a vast assortment of tropical fruit-bearing trees, and exotic flowers so colorful and fragrant. Then there is the SSR Botanical Garden, where you will find some plants native to this island of bliss. This is actually the most ancient botanical garden in the entire Southern Hemisphere, established in 1770. It covers a stretch of roughly 37 hectares and includes some vegetation distinctive to Mauritius. This botanical garden is also the habitat of several kinds of animals, which include tortoises, deer, and fish. Fish and crabs are also found in their diversity in the Aquarium situated near Pointe Aux Piments. Remarkably, this aquarium also has some stone fish, turtles, and sharks.

The-Caudan-WaterfrontHaving visited the rich Mauritius coastline, The Caudan Waterfront is a destination not to be missed out. This is where you find a vast collection of local souvenir shops and foreign brand supplies including clothes. In this locality, you will also find beaches, game arcades, local restaurants and the Movie Theater, in addition to the harbor of Mauritius. Back to town, The Bazaar of Port-Louis offers an assortment of the cheapest food in the city of Port Louis, tropical fruits, and snacks. Several shops also offer fine-crafted cultural and traditional artifacts such as the basket locally known as ‘goni’.

The list of destinations in the island of Mauritius seems endless and actually never exhaustive. If you decide to visit the South east, endeavor to see Ile aux Aigrettes, Mahebourg, Souillac, blue bay, and Rochester Falls. The west has the Tamarin Beach, Flic en Flac, Chamarel, Martello Towers and the Salt Pans, among others. With all these destination alternatives at hand, your dream of all inclusive mauritius holidays can become a reality.