Book your flights to Mauritius with Air Seychelles and get ready to explore an island getaway where sunbathing and swimming is only part of the adventure. With delectable cuisine, plenty of historic sights and a genuinely warm people, it’s the perfect holiday destination.
Top 5 attractions in Mauritius
Mauritius comes fully-loaded with things to see and do, so you’ll never be bored here. It caters for every type of traveller, from those who love hiking and trekking to others content with lounging by the beach with a good book.
Explore the hustle and bustle of Mauritius’ capital, Port Louis, where you can see a rare dodo skeleton, the first ever colonial stamp, and many other attractions.
Marvel at the island’s vegetation on a tour of Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens, home to a stunning range of palms, strange “sausage trees” and a lovely pond with giant water lilies.
Zoom around a quad bike, hop on a 4x4 for a mini-safari or whiz by on the Indian Ocean’s longest zipline when you visit the unforgettable Casela Nature and Leisure Park.
Spend a day enjoying the water-sports on offer at Île aux Cerfs, a tiny island where you can snorkel, try water skiing or go on an exciting banana boat ride.
Experience the exciting ambiance of a horse race at the Champ de Mars racecourse, which opened in 1812 and pulls in thousands of visitors.
Shopping in Mauritius
Mauritius is a duty-free shopping haven that caters to every type of shopper, from high-fashion divas to those happy to browse for colourful bric-a-brac. Many consider the Caudan Waterfront to be its number one shopping destination, packed with over a hundred designer stores, local boutiques and stalls selling colourful saris and Indian fabrics.
For a more authentic experience of day-to-day shopping on the island, head to Quatre Borne and spend some time browsing tiny passageways full of stalls selling clothes, handmade jewellery, footwear, and hair accessories. There are many other specialised markets around Mauritius, including ones where you can pick up traditional handicrafts such as model wooden boats, carved sculptures and artificial bouquets. With so many shopping options you’re sure to find a few souvenirs to bring back for family and friends after travelling to Mauritius with Air Seychelles.
Restaurants in Mauritius
Mauritian cuisine is a delectable fusion of the best culinary traditions from Africa, China, India and France, with mouth-watering pass-me-down recipes that keep travellers coming back for more and more.
The Indian influence on local food is unmistakeable in the various curries on offer, which are prepared with extensive use of spices and served with delicious dal, rice or a flatbread. For tastes of other cuisines, you can find a local variation of French ragout, Chinese noodle dishes, and of course plenty of amazing seafood.
If you’re on the go, Mauritian street food is both tasty and affordable. It revolves around “gateaux piments” - small snacks such as meat samosas, chilli cakes and banana cakes. When you book your tickets to Mauritius with Air Seychelles, rest assured there are plenty of restaurants, local eateries and great takeaways to suit your tastes.
Nightlife in Mauritius
The nightlife in Mauritius is simply fantastic, combining the best beach parties, sophisticated bars and clubs with a very friendly local crowd. Whatever your scene, you’ll find plenty to do both during the day and at night when you fly to Mauritius with Air Seychelles.
While many travellers like to party within the confines of their resort, those who venture out to Grand Bay will find plenty of energy inside its many chic bars and clubs. One of the most popular is called Insomnia, where the party goes on long past bedtime hours. Another hip option is the Beach House, a bar owned by a former South African rugby player that’s perfect for catching sports fixtures on a big projector. Beer lovers should meanwhile get their fill in the Lambic, a microbrewery situated inside a beautiful 19th-century colonial house that stocks over seven dozen varieties of beers.
Planning your Mauritius trip
Getting a great travel deal to Mauritius is easy with Air Seychelles. The best time to visit is either between April and June or September and December, when the temperatures are pleasant, allowing visitors to spend as much time enjoying the outdoors as possible. Book your ticket to Mauritius today.