The Northern and Western coasts of Mauritius hum with activity, offering a big selection of shops and restaurants, touts and nightclubs. The eastern coast is quieter, home to some of the most luxurious resorts on the island and the iconic Blue Bay Marine Park, while the southern coast remains an unspoiled retreat of rugged and rocky shoreline, wild forests, and towering cliffs.
There are many opportunities to connect with the culture and history of the island: the day-to-day dealings of sugar production, towers and forts built in the 1800s, and mysterious shipwrecks that are scattered amid the islets. Mauritius speaks to the adventure-seeker, beach-lover and honeymooner, boasting trails through pristine forests, around tumbling waterfalls, and up mystical mountain paths. The island’s crystalline waters surround coral-studded coasts that explode with life, offering some of the best diving and snorkelling in Africa.