Luxury in Mauritius: Pearl of the Indian Ocean
South of the equator and east of Africa lies a place like no other: Mauritius, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. A private villa for rent on Mauritius will give you access to: Unsurpassed natural beauty under a golden sun, aquamarine seas and lagoons, white sandy beaches, palm trees, unspoilt coastline, coral reefs and so much more. Total privacy when you need it and abundant sporting activities. Tennis, swimming, fitness training, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, beach activities or a golfing day on an outstanding golf course can fill your luxury holiday. The natural hospitality of the Mauritian people and the Mauritian cooking which falls in a class of its own will enhance the 5-star service. Take part in the diverse variety of cultural and religious festivities or indulge in the diversity and quality shopping opportunities for which Mauritius is famous. The spas are regarded as a must on the tourist itinerary. Excellently equipped and ready to cater for conferences makes this the place to be for the academic inclined and of course it is the ultimate honeymoon paradise!
Mauritius is located approximately 2000 kilometres from the south eastern coast of Africa and lies east of Madagascar on 20°S, 57.5E. The country covers an area of 1865km, with 330 kilometres of magnificent coastline. The island is 45km in width and 65km in length. Of volcanic origin and generally sheltered by barriers of coral reefs forming natural, safe, crystal clear lagoons, Mauritius has long been a dream destination. Known to the Arabs as early as the 10th century, but officially discovered' in 1505 by the Portuguese navigator Pedro Mascarenhas, the island was occupied successively by the Dutch and the French and was ceded to Great Britain in 1814 through the Treaty of Paris. Today Mauritius is a politically stable independent republic. Mauritius is a blend of diverse cultures and religions which the immigrant population brought from their ancestral countries. Their festivities are celebrated in a spirit of peace and harmony throughout the year. Mauritian cooking is an adventurous combination influenced by people of different cultures and cooking traditions.