Colour me Mauritius!

2012-08-31 13:31

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

This advertorial has been sponsored by Mauritius Tourism.

In the South West Indian Ocean, approximately 2000km to the South Eastern Coast of Africa, lies the island of Mauritius, a tropical paradise, ready to colour your world with its white beaches, crystal clear lagoons, mosaic population, kaleidoscope of activities and cosmopolitan cuisine.

This gem of an island satisfies across all segments, from wedding and honeymoon, to family vacations, business trips and a range of cultural and sporting events. Here's how...

Water babies can choose from a large variety of splashing activities. There are 50 diving centres across the island that allow for both beginner and experienced divers to discover the treasures that the Indian Ocean keep secret. Kite surfing, deep sea fishing, sailing and cruising, sea kayaking, water skiing and wind surfing can also be enjoyed, however, it is the underwater activities that will leave you breathless. Feel the ocean sand under your feet when signing up for the underwater sea walk, spin around on the ocean floor on the underwater scooter, or sit back and enjoy the scenery in a glass bottom submarine or boat cruise.

For those who prefer to keep it dry, or up in the sky, Mauritius invites you to picturesque cycling, horse riding, karting and quad biking, walking and hiking, zip-lines and canyoning, a round of golf or sky diving. Green Tourism and Cyclo tourism has become increasingly popular but should you wish to enjoy a lazy day, the many bazaars, trading stores or ultra modern and chic shopping malls like the new Bagatelle Mall will invite you with open arms. Be sure to top such a day off with drinks at a buzzing sea-side bar or prepare for a night out in the galaxy of night clubs.

Mauritius is also more than keen to talk business with those who want to treat their hard workers to incentive trips. The favourable exchange rate ensures that organisers will be able to go the extra mile when it comes to organising business events and activities. Most hotels offer conference facilities and state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure to ensure successful conferences and meetings...don't forget to wrap it up with a game of networking golf.

Weather wise, what to wear...

Western and northern regions are warmer and drier than the East and the South but temperatures generally vary between 22 degrees in winter and 34 degrees in summer. Therefore, apart from light woollen clothing for winter nights, summer attire can be packed all year round. The wettest months are between December and March.

Weather wise, what to wear...

Western and northern regions are warmer and drier than the East and the South but temperatures generally vary between 22 degrees in winter and 34 degrees in summer. Therefore, apart from light woollen clothing for winter nights, summer attire can be packed all year round. The wettest months are between December and March.

Handy information:

• Travelling to Mauritius requires no Visa for South African passport holders nor any vaccinations. 
• The flight from O.R Tambo to Mauritius amounts to four hours which means no jet lag.
• Resort hotels cater specifically for the needs of families, particularly parents who also want to enjoy down-time whilst the kids enjoy fun-filled activities. 
• There are no language barriers as English is an official language.
• American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted across the island. 
• National Carrier: Air Mauritius

For further information visit www.tourism-mauritius.mu or Email: mauritius@bairds.co.za

If you are right and ready to colour your world Mauritius, contact any of the below listed ASATA tour operators.

Beachcomber Tours
www.beachcombertours.co.za

World Leisure Holidays 
www.wlh.co.za

Island Light Holiday
www.islandlightholidays.co.za

The Holiday Factory 
www.theholidayfactory.co.za

Thompsons Holidays
www.thompsons.co.za

Infinity Holidays
www.flightcentre.co.za

Holiday Tours
www.holidaytours.co.za

Club Med
www.clubmed.co.za

SAA Holidays
www.saaholidays.com

Read more on:    mauritius  |  travel international

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside Travel

 
/News

#FindYourEscape with Traveller24

Your insider guide to exploring South Africa and the world...
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.