MAURITIUS: The Land of Sparkling Beaches

  • October 12, 2016

From dawn till dusk, from oceans to skies, from plains to mountains– it all seems like a blissful world. A tropical paradise, which is the only way this place can be described. There is a constant atmosphere that celebrates love and togetherness. Full of Purity, Mauritius, is counted to be the most well established and prominent habitat all over the world. Even though the world map shows a tiny island but it abides its own flag, a constitution, currency and its capital, Port Louis. The Mauritius flag has four colors–red, blue, yellow and green; each color with its own significance. Red signifies freedom, Blue is the colour of the Indian Ocean, yellow, represents sunshine and green showcases the agriculture of Mauritius.

The capital, Port Louis is a hub of many offices and business and trading endeavours. However, with the diverse cultures and traditions running all over the streets, this country is densely populated and also attracts a lot of the attention of the tourists. The capital, Port Louis is a hub of many offices and business and trading endeavours. Mauritius draws tourists to the country through it landscape scenes, resources, its authenticity and homage. If the reason for your trip is really to relax, admire and enjoy the sub-tropical climate, clear beaches, calm sea, tropical fauna and flora complemented along with that. Beaches, lagoons and reefs are just an addon to its charm. It does not just attract the tourists through its natural beauty but it also has some man made attractions. Mauritius has been a highly efficient host, as these tourism assets are Mauritius’ main strength, especially since they are backed up by top class beach resorts and hotels, reliable and operational services and infrastructures. Natives of Mauritius are friendly but also kind and welcoming to the visitors. The hotel industry is highly organized and up to the mark and has been brought up to the quality where it is holds the capability to cater to international travellers. A number of hotels and resorts have been upgraded with latest technology and equipment. They have incorporated a variety of services like the sauna, massages, private Jacuzzi well maintained gardens, providing a dream like environment.

The tourism industry in Mauritius has drastically blossomed in the past few decades. The tourism industry is one of the main and the strongest pillars of the local economy; this has led to a relative increase in employment as well. Another advantage of such kind of exchange of cultures also helps in the prosperity of the country and its people. The visitors who come to Mauritius are primarily European, mainly French and British. The amount of hotels and resorts that surround the coastline are increasing year by year due to the innumerous amount of visitors that come to Mauritius. It is not always because of vacations that the tourists come to Mauritius, some of them come for work purposes as well. Business tourism is another form of tourism that also include corporates and the businessmen. This also gives a boost to the markets of the place. Its markets are counted in the biggest of the lot. The tourism sector has a major role to play in the prosperity of the nation’s economy.

The authorities of Mauritius have inherited new strategies for developing the local tourism industry for which the action plan would be opening of the sky. The main idea is to develop new markets, which include penetrating trade and business to new countries and new client profiles. The government also encourages the building of new resorts and hotels for increasing the number of rooms available on the island. It was also decided to launch a numerous Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) projects and organize selection of international cultural events.

Capture Mauritius the Smart Way

There are countless things that one can do to get the feel of this exotic location. Some of them are enumerated below.

Visiting the Grand Baie

T h e G r a n d Baie is the fertile tourist groundwith lively r e s t a u r a n t s , w h i t e – s a n d beaches, ever-expanding resorts and a natural harbour. Located on the northwest coast of Mauritius, the place is full of fashion and craft shops, while swimming, sailing and windsurfing enthusiasts enjoy in the emerald green Indian Ocean. Glassbottom boat trips provide a peep into the underwater world.

Pereybère

The Pereybere public beach is one of the most popular beaches because of its shopping facilities, restaurants and pubs.

The Labourdonnais Orchards

The Labourdonnais Orchards offer a large variety of tropical fruit trees, colourful and perfumed exotic flowers. This unique orchard is spread over a massive area of 50 hectares. It is often referred to as a green haven for travellers, especially during the hot summer. Visitors can relish the various fruits, like guavas, jackfruits, bananas, and passion fruits. Apart from all this, there are also a range of indigenous flowers, raised in greenhouses. Some of them are like orchids, bougainvilleas and hibiscus. It is highly recommended that visitors rent a bike and discover these amazing orchards.

Lip- smacking Street Food

Mauritian Street Food is amongst the best in the world! It is mix of Creole, African, Indian, and Chinese influences; the dishes offer a wide variety of flavours, spices and colours.

Chamarel, a Village Full of Surprises

Chamarel is a little known village in South Mauritius. The village many coloured Earth like purples, yellows, oranges, and reds coalesce to form an uneven volcanic surface. Visitors are generally dumbstruck at the wonders of nature. The drive to Chamarel is full of waterfalls and gorges. Make sure to take a glimpse of the rugged mountainous areas of Mauritius too.

Exotic Beaches

Mauritius is so famous for its endless white sandy beaches, the turquoise blue lagoons and the clean nice warm seawater. The coastline of Mauritius is approximately 330 km long and nearly everywhere you can find the nice sandy beaches. Many of these beaches are situated next to the big hotels.

Mauritian Rum

Mauritius is a secret rum paradise. It has expansive sugarcane fields with rum being produced on site, full of distilleries, and an amazing variety of rum on offer!

Water Sports

The expansive coast-line of Mauritius offers a variety of water sports and activities including snorkelling, deep-sea diving, deep-sea fishing, parasailing, and scuba diving. It also offers visitors a chance to experience some rather unique experiences like an Undersea Walk. Though it’s scary at first but soon one starts walking around on the ocean bed looking at all the colourful fish and sea creatures.

Blending Cultures

Mauritius is a fascinating blend of several cultures. This rich diversity manifests itself in traditions and languages.English might be the official language but Creole, Hindi, French, and Bhojpuri are widely spoken. Churches, mosques, temples, and Chinese pagodas scattered around the island. Explore the intricately carved Mauritian temples, learn about the colourful Mauritian folklore and festivals, and the energetic Sega dance.

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