People can be forgiven into thinking that Mauritius is just another beach destination. In fact, it is a diverse and somewhat heady mix of cultures including Indian, African, Chinese, French and Creole which all come together and manifest themselves into every aspect of this island escape from the architecture to the hospitality and not forgetting the food – numerous variations on typical dishes just waiting to be sampled with freshly caught fish, pork dishes and rice being incredibly common ingredients.

There are numerous hotels on the island which means that every type of traveller and budget can be catered for. Whether you want a small intimate escape or a larger resort style property – there really is something for everyone. The one thing that every hotel has in common is the people – Mauritian hospitality is second to none and many of our clients return year after year purely because of the true warmth and happiness that becomes so infectious after just a matter of hours on the island.

Mauritius is world renowned for many reasons but two which are well worth noting is the diving and golf. Experienced divers and complete beginners flock to the island to venture into the depths of the warm Indian ocean to explore the coral reefs, sea caves, wrecks and some of the most beautiful marine life in the world. For those who prefer to observe from above the water can take a glass bottomed boat offering a glimpse into the hidden gems just underneath the surface. Golfers love the courses available on the island, some love them for the views they offer (especially the golf course at Shangri La, le Tousserok which is located on its own private island) but also for some of the world famous courses designed by some of the finest golfers the world has ever seen.

Thames Travel’s Thoughts: Hailing from Mauritius, our Mirella just loves to extol the virtues of a holiday to her home island and loves nothing more than matching clients to their perfect experience. From the Shandrani Resort which is a firm favourite with local families (Christian and his family also holidayed here) to the luxurious resorts of One & Only Saint Geran and Shangri La Le Tousserok, there really is a hotel to suit all needs and budgets – get in touch to find out more!