Mauritius

Discover a palm-fringed paradise on a luxury holiday in Mauritius

Located off the southeast coast of Africa, Mauritius is a tropical hideaway with endless stretches of white sand to sink your feet into. The idyllic atoll may be known as a honeymooners’ retreat, but A&K can show you luxury beyond five-star resorts for couples.

Abercrombie & Kent luxury travel specialists have decades of experience crafting custom itineraries for those seeking a unique island escape. Enjoy sumptuous surrounds and world-class service when you experience the best of Mauritius with A&K.

Imagine sparkling waters lapping at the shore as you watch a vibrant sunset paint the sky. Just one of many you’ll experience as you settle into island life. History has woven a multicultural tapestry across the volcanic sanctuary and one of the best ways to enjoy it is through the cuisine. Taste Mauritian culture - a mix of French, Creole, Indian and Chinese -  in fine-dining restaurants and laid-back beach shacks serving produce plucked from the ocean mere metres away.

From the moment you arrive in Mauritius, you’ll instantly unwind. As the A&K team whisks you to your luxury accommodation, enjoy a warm welcome and a chilled beverage as you swing into island mode.

Best time to travel to Mauritius

Positioned just north of the Tropic of Capricorn, Mauritius enjoys year-round tropical weather. Abercrombie & Kent recommends planning your luxury journey between May and December, when the weather is cool, dry and sunny.

During winter (May to October), temperatures drop from hot to balmy, the perfect time to explore beyond the powder-white sands. During summer (November to April) days are hot and humid, take this time to enjoy a cruise over the blue lagoons and soak up the vivid menagerie beneath the surface.

A&K suggests avoiding the island during cyclone season from January to March and the east coast between July and August when the wind is strongest.

Relaxation and adventure for couples and families.

Mark Twain once wrote, “Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius”. So what makes Mauritius heavenly?

During your special journey to Mauritius, it’s possible to find stretches of sand with no footprints. Take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, meeting friendly locals as you go. Cool off in turquoise waters before finding a shady spot under swaying palms to enjoy fresh seafood. If the surrounds don’t lull you into a dream-state, the activities will.

Beyond the beach

Let A&K organise a driver to take you across this spectacular island. See visions in saffron saris walking gracefully under banyan trees and spot Hindu temples rising from towering sugarcane fields. Follow trails to inland lakes in the mouths of extinct volcanoes, hike in one of the three mountain ranges or enjoy a horse ride in the forested foothills.

Discover the wild side

Mauritius has saved more bird species from extinction than any other country. Bird lovers can spot the Mauritian kestrel and pink pigeon. Giant tortoises roam the land while whales, sharks and dolphins can be found in the deep blue sea.

As Mauritius is surrounded by the world’s third largest coral reef, A&K can organise spectacular snorkelling and diving experiences. Or if you’d prefer to stay on land, why not play a round of golf or explore bustling markets in Port Louis or Grand Baie.

After your day of discovery, you’ve earned a massage at one of the island’s luxurious spas. Take time to soak up a crimson sunset with something refreshing before tempting your taste buds at aromatic restaurants as the night sky twinkles to life.

Luxury romantic villas and world-class resorts

Abercrombie & Kent partners with an exclusive selection of luxury operators. We’ve been redefining luxury travel for over half a century so that you can experience only the best.

One of our favourite places to stay in Mauritius is Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok. Recently renovated, it’s located on the white sands of Trou d’Eau Douce Bay and offers stunning views over the sapphire waters of the Indian Ocean.

With 203 rooms, suites and villas this five-star destination set new standards for service and quality combining Eastern and Western elements which reflect Shangri-La’s legendary Asian hospitality.

There is a choice of seven different restaurants and bars offering a range of Indian, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, the CHI Spa with eight treatment rooms offering a variety of holistic, ayurvedic and personalised wellness treatments and a host of land and water activities.

Enjoy the resort's amenities or let A&K plan incredible adventures off the beaten track. However you choose to spend your time in Mauritius, it’s sure to be unforgettable.

Destination highlights

Abercrombie & Kent travel specialists are committed to ensuring you experience the very best of Mauritius on a bespoke luxury journey. Through one-on-one consultations, we take the time to understand what you want from an island getaway and combine the places, people and activities that turn your dream itinerary into a reality.

A&K’s Mauritius highlights:

  • Cruise the lagoons to spot whales, sharks and dolphins

  • Private dive and snorkel tours along the coral reef

  • Day trips to picturesque, deserted beaches

  • Inland horse riding, hiking and walking expeditions

  • And more…

Accommodation

Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort & Spa

Located on the white sands of Trou d’Eau Douce Bay this luxury resort offers stunning views over the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

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