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. 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. Port Louis' rightly famous Central Market, the centre of the local economy since Victorian times, was cleaned up considerably in a 2004 renovations. An individual luxury villa which is for rent, situated on the golf course, has a magnificent view and guests can enjoy all kind of private services of the nearby 5-star hotel.
The unique resort on the island lies in a setting of lush vegetation. The country covers an area of 1865km, with 330 km 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 by the Dutch, then 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 peacful harmony throughout the year. Mauritian cooking is a magic combination influenced by people of different cultures and cooking traditions.