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Travel Themes

Check out our travel themes to help choose or perhaps inspire you. There are endless opportunities to explore, activities and themes to consider and plenty of room for relaxation. With over 54 stunning countries to choose from the possibilities play like an uncontrolled imagination. Whether you are an adventure seeker rolling along a golden landscape, your eyes plying the plains for a spectacular sight of wildebeest, or you seek peace, relaxation and tranquility for a safaris, or you want to awaken your taste buds with culture rich cuisines and heritage, beautiful beaches or luxury filled experience, we are here for you. The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences that suites your preference.

 
 
 
 
 

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MAURITIUS ISLAND

Mauritius is a sparkling crystal in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. If you want to experience unparalleled luxury, beauty and a level of refinement that is head and shoulders above that on offer in other tropical holiday destinations, Mauritius is your ideal island break. The contrast of colors, cultures and tastes makes the island so charming that the scene is set for an unforgettable holiday. Start your tour with a delightful breakfast then board to Port Louis, the modern capital of this 38-mile by 29-mile Island, experience bustling port with a revitalized waterfront and a busy market. Buzzing with activity during the day, the city is full of cultural and historical treasures that should not be missed. The central market is a focal point for those who want to feel close to the soul of Mauritius and her many historic sites including the Champ de Mars - the oldest race course in the southern hemisphere.  Or head to Mont Choisy as to most visitors gravitate to this resort, a quiet Trou-aux-Biches and the more bustling Flic en Flac, popular with scuba divers. Rivière Noire is ideal for those looking for great deep-sea fishing. Mauritius is arguably a tropical paradise with tons of exciting activities. Let’s dive in.

The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

This beautiful botanical garden has many names such as "My Garden of Pleasure," "Jardin des Plantes" or "Royal Botanical Gardens". It was finally renamed in 1988 "Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden" in honor of the father of independence and Mauritian Prime Minister. The name "Pamplemousses Garden" name that adjoins the village, is the most frequently used. The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is the most-visited attraction and there aren’t enough hours in a day to tour the entire pace. This place is filled with more than 650 varieties of plant species and botanical treasures priceless spice tree, ebony, teak, mahogany, balsa, sugarcane, mango, mangosteen, date palm, nutmeg and 85 varieties of palms from Central America, Asia, Africa and Indian Ocean islands now share the limelight: the royal palm with stems (trunks) standing like pillars along the driveway Pierre Poivre, the raffia palm of Madagascar with huge vaulted leaves the skin peeled fiber gives the legendary gardeners; palm bottle, pot-bellied body used to make percussion instruments, or whatever we call here "delicacy," the white palm of the famous "millionaire's salad". But the prize goes to talipot of Ceylon, whose leaves can reach 7 foot wingspan.

La Place D’Armes

Port Louis – Place D’Armes and the Government House – early 1900s, is the historical center of the city surrounded by Bottle Palm trees and several statues. At the beginning of 1860, the transport of passengers and goods was undertaken by about 2,000 horses, 4,000 donkeys and 4,500 carriages and carts. Animal-driven transport was the only sole method before the implementation of railway transport in Mauritius back in 1864. Overlooking the Government House, the Place D’Armes can be said to be the ’emblem’ of Port Louis. In front of the government house, horse carriages serve as taxis services on both sides of the street and still kept this essence of taxi service combined with modern technology. One the other opposite end we have the harbor and the way leading to the place where all government matters take place. During the early 1900, the island began to adopt motorized transport and little by little animal-driven transport was replaced.

Statue of Mahe de la Bourdonnais

La Bourdonnais was one of the founding fathers of Mauritius. His statue is situated at the entrance of the Place d'Armes and is a symbolic reminder of Mauritius French heritage.

The Government House

The Government House in Port Louis is one of the oldest building we can find still standing graciously and dates back since the French colony. Whilst it wasn’t originally like it looks today, the Government House began construction under the first french governors of the island, namely Nicolas de Maupin (1729 – 1735) and Mahé de Labourdonnais (1735 – 1746) and served as the residence of the latter.

 

It served as the venue for the Governor’s official business, as well as the many receptions and functions hosted by the occupant. It has recently been renovated and is the official address of the Parliament of Mauritius.

Mahé de La Bourdonnais established Port Louis as a naval base and a shipbuilding centre. Under his governorship, numerous buildings were built, a number of which still stand today: part of Government House, the Chateau de Mon Plaisir at Pamplemousses and the Line Barracks. The island was under the administration of the French East India Company which maintained its presence until 1767.