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Mauritius offers a multitude of landscapes: volcanic craters, waterfalls, vast coral reefs, stunning forests, and white sandy beaches. You can laze on a  tropical lagoon beach, walk through spectacular river gorges with mountain vistas, scuba dive some truly amazing dive-sites, sailing into the sunset, eat in a delicious array of restaurants or sip a cocktail under the stars - Mauritius has it all and much more besides!

Mauritius can be a shopping paradise – with Traditional Arts and Crafts, designer clothes, jewellery and textiles found in the many shopping arcades. Best shopping places are in Port Louis, Curepipe, Quatre Bornes and Rose Hill.

Mauritius, with its virgin beaches embraced by coral reefs and translucent lagoons, offers some of the best diving in the Indian Ocean. The waters surrounding the Island have an astonishing marine fauna and some of the most interesting coral and fish species in the world.

The calm waters within the barrier reef provide some excellent diving among the small reefs & bommies, and several channels running through the reef, out towards the ocean, offer spectacular wall diving. Plus great drifts, caves & swim-throughs, depths in excess of 60 metres, wrecks and an amazing shark dive at Pigeon Rock. Sharks, dolphins & eagle-rays can all be found and even the occasional whale-shark. Further good dive sites can be found around Flic-en-Flac and on the north-west coast. Snorkeling is another option, with over-the-side boat trips leaving from Grand Bay beach.

Many beaches have windsurfing and kayaking equipment, and  there's usually the option of a glass-bottom boat trip. For Jules Verne fans, lead-booted, bubble-headed 'undersea walks' can be arranged near Grand Baie reef, as can a ride on La Nessee, a semi-submersible submarine boat that allows a close-up view of the reefs.

Surfing was big on the island in the 1970s, and things are picking up again. The area around Tamarin is said to be the best spot to 'drop in', and the season lasts from around June to August.

Serious anglers will love the superb deep-sea fishing, where there are healthy populations of blue and black marlin, bonita, barracuda, and yellowfin tuna, as well as several species of shark and spectacular sailfish to hook into.

Hiking and walking through the interior is also very popular; Macchabee Forest, Le Pouce, the Black River Gorges National Park, Black River Peak, Long Mountain and Piton Savanne are some well-known destinations. For lowland walking, take into account the heat and humidity, and go prepared for rain on highland treks. There are some fantastic short-but-strenuous hill walks around Moka Town. Curepipe, atop the plateau, is the best place to stock up before a trip. Rodrigues Island also has some lovely coastal and mountain walks, and caving aficionados will want to visit Caverne Patate on Rodrigues.

Birdwatching - Mauritius has some of the rarest birds on Earth. The Mauritius Kestrel, once the world's rarest bird, Pink Pigeon and the Echo Parakeet, can be found here.

For car hire (30% discount off typical prices for Pendene Villa guests), scuba diving, boat trips, etc.

Garcon - our villa manager - will be happy to organise things for you when you arrive in Mauritius.

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