If you follow me on Instagram (@arumlilea), you would probably have seen that I spent the past two weeks on the island of Mauritius. We had the most amazing family holiday and we created so many memories that I’m sure we will never forget. I had a few queries about our trip so I decided to put together this Mauritius Travel Guide for anyone that would be interested in travelling to this incredible tropical destination.
Flights: I always use Expedia to book my flights. It is such a great tool to use when searching for the most affordable flights rather than searching on a specific airline’s website. It searches across all airlines so you’re always guaranteed to find the best deal available on the web. Expedia has been my go-to flight search resource for years and I highly recommend it!
Location: We stayed with family friends in Grand Gaube on our trip to Mauritius which was great because we were able to move around a lot and were able to see more than one resort on the island. The four resorts that we really liked were the Lux* Grand Gaube (which reopened while we were there), One&Only Le Saint Geran, Trou aux Biches Villas and Zilwa Attitude.
What to do: There is SO much to do in Mauritius. We had an absolute blast snorkelling in and around some of the smaller islands. We saw so much incredible sea life from tropical coloured fish, lion fish, turtles and even a ray too. It’s so easy to arrange a catamaran day trip which takes you out to the surrounding islands for the day (all food and drinks included) and you’re able to snorkel around various unbelievable spots throughout the day. There is also so much watersport to take part in. From the resorts and the most popular public beaches (Trou aux Biches and Le Morne are my favourite), it is very easy to hire a paddle board, etc. If you are feeling adventurous, you could head out to the south of the island like we did and climb Le Morne mountain which is a UNESCO world heritage site and a wonderful way to see the spectacular views of Mauritius from a different perspective. It is a bit of a hair-raising climb, but so worth it. There are also canopy trails or zip lining tours that come highly recommended too!
Where to eat: If you feel like venturing away from your resort, the best place for sundowners would most definitely be “The Beach House” in Grand Bay where you will be treated to the most magnificent sunset. They also serve the most delicious food so you definitely won’t regret it! The restaurant is right on the beach so you can even pop in for a dip between drinks and dinner. The place is simply magic.
That’s it for this Mauritius Travel Guide. I hope you found it helpful for planning a trip of your own. If you have any other questions whatsoever about booking a trip and what to do and see, leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to get back to you with some recommendations. Thanks so much for reading!