Being one of the underrated islands in the Indian Ocean for the longest time, Mauritius has finally started gaining popularity among travelers in the recent years. As travel-aficionados continue to seek more “virgin” destinations for luxury travel, it’s easy to see why Mauritius became one of their top picks. Having beautiful beaches is just one of its many perks. The beaches is probably what lures travelers to visit Mauritius in the first place, but the island’s natural beauty, art, culture, and people are be the reasons why these travelers will keep coming back. Let’s delve deeper into why The Star and the Key to the Indian Ocean is one of the ultimate vacation spots.
The beaches redefine what “luxury travel” means.
As mentioned earlier, many travelers are beholden to Mauritius because it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. If you are ever visiting the island, do it during their summer, which is in November to May. This is the time when you will see their waters in the bluest of blue, and you can be in the water as long as you want to. There are waters made for water sports, there are beaches entirely covered in starfish (that can be quite pretty!), there are quiet lagoons, and more!
The locals are friendly.
Mauritius may look and feel like an unfamiliar territory (it’s about 35 hours of air travel, depending on your travel deal), but once you get to meet the locals, you will immediately feel the “homey” atmosphere in the Island. A lot of them speak English very well, so you do not need to worry about language barriers. It’s also easy to find a Mauritian who can lend a helping hand should you need one—they are very proud of their island and their culture, which is why they are friendly to tourists who want to discover the beauty of Mauritius.
Their food is a melting pot of different cultures.
Before their independence, Mauritius had many nations disputing over it including France and England. This is evident in their cuisine, where you can see French and English influences. Aside from French and English, booking a luxury travel to the island will allow you to see that the island’s diverse ethnicity is encompassed in some of its iconic dishes with some inspiration from Asian favorites like samosas, curry, chicken kalya (chicken cooked in yogurt and saffron), and poori.