Mauritius is reffered to as a high-class, luxurious destination. Hell, if you know what you're doing, you can have mega-fun in Mauritius for a twentieth of the price you're paying a hotel. Of course, the hotels have super luxurious bathrooms, great rooms, organised tours and everything else - but well, no.
Rent a house (a large one) for two hundred us dollars for a whole month - and enjoy yourself. Mauritius has no significant monuments, but there's got loads and loads of beaches around. You can easily rent a car too - and cruise around the country. There are loads and loads of different beaches around - they're not all the same, and it's fun to "try" all of them. By try, I mean, swim in them, and lie on the beach and check out the babes around. Too bad there aren't any nude beaches around.
Shopping is not bad in Mauritius - officially, there's the "Caudan Waterfront" - on the overall, nice place to shop, but with expensive items. There's also the "unofficial" shopping places, and the markets (one in each big town), where you can find exotic flowers (they aren't very useful, they just die out after a few days. Try to get hold of plastic ones) and fruits. I came round during the period where you could get letchi's and mangoes. Those were really nice. I loved it.
Tourism is a flourishing industry in Mauritius. Also, in here, it's piracy heaven (although they've started to crack down on it - but most of the movies and recent releases appear on sale for just a few bucks), but electronics is significantly more expensive than countries such as hong-kong (they import most of their electronics stuff from Asian countries, so...).
Anyway, there's the very neat Jardin of Pamplemousses to visit, which has got loads and loads of exotic and rare trees - and there's also the museum of Port-Louis. Well, the museum's really a dusty old crappy place, with old farty-tourists occasionally dropping by - but there's this cool collection of sea beasts over there. Well, I had second thoughts about going back into the sea - but I was reassured that those creatures couldn't be found in the lagoon. Heh, I was relieved.And there's the ever-so-popular Dodo, an indigenous bird of Mauritius, a bit of a fat ass, really. The Dodo couldn't fly (nor run away it seems. A real dumb-ass-bird) - so they were all eaten up.There's also the small islands, and the big huge Trou-Aux-Cerfs volcano (Dormant. Duh), which are worth the visit. There are beaches everywhere, and life's cool in Mauritius. It's very much worth the visit, and if you have Mauritian friends, you can really get yourself very comfortable for real cheap.
Think of endless white sand beaches and about a hundred shades of blue in the ocean. Add miles of lush sugarcane plantations, abundant birdlife and scenic mountains. Garnish with a fascinating potpourri of cultures, colourful traditions and festivals, and you have Mauritius. Long ignored in favour of Maui or Martinique, Mauritius has come into its own as a tropical island paradise in the popular imagination, a reputation it thoroughly deserves.Less African than Indian, French or British, Mauritius has an interesting history of ethnic immigration that offers to the traveler a microcosm of world cultures in addition to its amazing natural beauty.
Mauritius the land of endless white sand beaches and about a hundred shades of blue in the ocean. with miles of lush sugarcane plantations, abundant birdlife and scenic mountains. A fascinating potpourri of cultures, colourful traditions and festivals, that is Mauritius. Today Mauritius has come into its own as a tropical island paradise in the popular imagination, a reputation it thoroughly deserves.
Mauritius has an interesting history of ethnic immigration that offers to the traveler a microcosm of world cultures in addition to its amazing natural beauty. Mauritius has the unmistakable advantage of being a country whose attractions do not play 'hard-to-get'-once you get to the island of course! Most of the sights and sounds of the island are within easy reach, and you are never further than a couple of hours' bus ride away from spectacular scenery.
Experience Mauritius and the many sights Mauritius offers, from Coloured Earths of Chamarel, giant Victoria Regina water lilies at the Pamplemousse or the Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens to The trendy beaches of Grand Baie on the northern coast. Journeymart offers travellers, holiday packages and tour packages to Mauritius and its sights, combined with airfare on Air Mauritius. If you are looking for a family vacation, incentive tour, conference package or honeymoon package in Mauritius, Journeymart offers ready made tour packages or can customize a tour package for you. You can choose from the many holiday & tour packages to Mauritius listed below or Send us your request for customized holiday & tour package and our travel counselors will help you plan your dream holiday to Mauritius.