Discover a land of over 100 miles of white sandy beaches, crystal clear warm waters, dramatic mountains, cascading waterfalls and vast sugar cane plains. With 700 species of indigenous plants, the spectacular natural scenery is filled with fascinating wildlife, much of which can be enjoyed on rambling walks, field trekking, bike, kayak or horseback. Within the Domaine du Chasseur, 900 hectares of luxuriant vegetation and forest clad hillside is home to such attractions as stags, monkeys, wild boars and many exotic feral orchids. The colourful and undulating earth’s of Chamarel, said to be the result of volcanic ash erosion, radiate shades of blue, green, red and yellow whilst the neighbouring water falls of Chamarel rise majestically from the moors and thick native plant life.
Steeped in multicultural history, Mauritius is a thriving cosmopolitan island of friendly people living the harmonious and easygoing life so indignant to the Indian Ocean. Delightful mouth-watering Mauritian cuisine, influenced by the islands French, Creole, Chinese and Indian heritage, is testament to the remarkable array of traditional and contemporary dishes. Restaurants of varied tastes can be found easily throughout the island, many within the unprecedented choice of hotels and resorts. Some of the finest beach resorts in the world can be found in Mauritius, subtly complimented by the smaller more informal properties, combine to produce an unparalleled choice of accommodation.
Other activities include the reputed diversity of shopping opportunities, from branded textiles, silk suits and local knitwear to pottery, cut stones and basketwork. The racecourse "Champ de Mars, in the capital Port Louis extends the opportunity to flutter on the horses or a stroll through the chic town of Grand Bay, a leisure paradise of restaurants, bars and discos.
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