2008 News Archive - Holidays - Mauritius "has scenery, charm and culture aplenty"

11 02 2009

Mauritius has been praised as an excellent holiday destination by a leading travel writer, who said the island offers "scenery, charm and culture aplenty".

Tim Jepson, writing for the Telegraph, compared Mauritius to the Tuscany region of Italy, saying that it gave off the same impression of beauty, charm and "relaxed pastoral perfection".

The local market in Port Louis bears similarities to India, not least because of the large Mauritanian-Indian population, but Mr Jepson claims it is like "India with the volume turned down".

He explained: "The main market has all India's colour and life, but is a manageable assault on the senses."

Mr Jepson added: "Mauritius is beautiful, verdant and bountiful, with turquoise seas, beach-fringed shores, fertile uplands and spectacular mountains."

Recently, it emerged that Martina Navratilova, the nine-times Wimbledon Champion, had chosen Mauritius for a relaxing holiday in the lead up to her stint in the Australian jungle for the TV show I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.

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