travel Guide HOLIDAY EDITION is out featuring Visit San Antonio on the cover. That said, this Sheffield stay had been transformed into a smart city fit out, when home to a DHSS hostel. Luxury here’s surprisingly affordable -Mauritius has a lot of the best value deals in the region. Reassuring remnants of the British colonial era remain in the Gymkhana Club, tea plantations and driving on the left, butgateaux pimentsanddhal puristalls at markets, ‘hip wiggling’ sega performances and the ubiquitous dodo icon, add an uch of the exotic. It’s an interesting fact that the urism hub is in the north around Grand Baie, that has the greatest concentration of hotels, beaches and entertainment. Nonetheless, perhaps more interesting side, the beautiful south is the island’s wilder. Of course, there’re clutches of hotels in the southeast and more to be found squeezed onto calm stretches near pounding surf and clifftop walks in the light green southwest. With most of the most celebrated hotels and stretches of arguably the most beautiful white sand beaches, the east coast is most renowned, while the flat, calm beaches of the west coast are favoured by families.

travel Guide Even though most people associate it with winter sun, just 20 degrees south of the equator, Mauritius promotes itself as ayearround destination.

With fewer mosquitoes and rates that drop by 30 50 per cent, the island’s winter. Is warm and dry.

With a slight risk of cyclones January to March, the island’s peak season extends from October to April. Humid and rainy. Therefore the north and west are more sheltered in our summer, and the east coast in winter. Basically the north coast can be stiflingly hot in the Mauritian summer. More info is here: 100. That’s worth bearing in mind when planning activities. Basically, with the sun shining five minutes away, the island has a microclimate -so it can be raining where you are. That is interesting right? Whenever offering the chance to spot rare birds among soaring ebony treeson nature walks in the National Park, swim with dolphins off the west coast and encounter imported African animals at Casela, the island’s premier ‘eco adventure’ park, That’s a fact, it’s alsobiodiverse. However, history has given rise to French colonial mansions,producing fresh game and artisanal rum, the exotic plants found in among the world’s oldest botanic gardens andcolourfulIndian temples and markets.

travel Guide In the rustic south visit Le Morne Mountain, now a Unesco World Heritage Site, that was used as a refuge for runaway slaves in the 19th century.

Mauritius is famed for its almost white sand beaches, concentrated in the glamorous east and popular north, and on pristine offshore islands, reached by catamaran. So tropical island, only after a haunt for pirates, is now best known as a safe haven with luxury hotels on almost white sand beaches with volcanic mountain backdrops. Oftentimes mauritians, a fusion of French, Indian, Creole and Chinese peoples, are renowned for their hospitality and visitors to the islands generally rave about the service. With Indian temples, And so it’s an island for exploring, colonial houses, botanical gardens, and opportunities to spot rare birds among soaring ebony trees, walk with lions or swim with dolphins. On p of that, it’s no wonder every year, with that recommendation.