Surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters and immaculate white sandy beaches, Mauritius is justifiably the perfect island getaway. Time here is not reserved only for honeymooners – Mauritius is ideal either as a treat-yourself moment after days spent exploring the South African wilderness or as a stand-alone beach break for any kind of traveller. With over 2,000 square kilometres of the island to explore, you not only have a choice of beaches to lose yourself on but also 800-metre-high mountains and expansive forests to reconnect with and seek out resident wildlife, such as the Crab-eating macaque, Mauritius pink pigeon and the giant tortoise.
The island is surrounded by one of the largest unbroken barrier reef systems, so you can snorkel over coral seascapes and immerse yourself in memorable dive sites. Alternatively, for the more adrenaline-seeking traveller, head to the south-west coast for some wind and kite-surfing. With an abundance of stylish resorts ranging from the super-luxury to the small and characterful the island of Mauritius is accessible to all.