2008 News Archive - Holidays - Exploring Mauritius in style

07 02 2007

Mauritius boasts some of the most breathtakingly beautiful breaches on this planet, but visitors have been advised this week that there is much more on offer than just this.

Writing in the Times, travel expert Jill Crawshaw reports that adventurous holidaymakers would do well to enjoy an underwater scooter submarine excursion in Grand Baie. She notes that daring marine lovers can even drive the scooter themselves, but it is also possible to be driven as you observe the fish and coral.

The Parc Acenture Chamarel also receives a glowing report, with its trapezes, aerial ropes and knee-shakingly high walkways.

Those slightly perturbed by the prospect of darting through the tropical forest on ropes may prefer a round of golf at Tamarina Bay in Flic en Flac, Ms Crawshaw suggests.

And if you are unlucky enough to encounter a spot of bad weather, this island nation also has a number of fascinating museums that will entertain the family throughout the day. The Natural History Museum in Port Louis is a particular favourite but philatelists may instead prefer the Blue Penny Museum, which contains one of the most valuable stamps in the world.

Mauritius does enjoy exceptionally pleasant weather, however, and it would be foolish not to enjoy this at one of the island's many excellent beaches. From Tamarin, with its beautiful lagoon, to Grand Baie, popular with watersports enthusiasts, high-quality beaches can be found all over the island.


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