Bradt Guides Mauritius
Bradt Guides Mauritius is the most comprehensive guide available to the Mascarene islands of Mauritius, its dependency Rodrigues and the French island of Réunion.
Mauritius, in particular, has become a dream holiday destination, especially popular with honeymooners and couples wishing to tie the knot on a classic white sand beach. It is easy to see why: luxurious hotels, a tropical climate, a glorious coastline, excellent diving and fascinating flora and fauna combine to make this island idyllic. The luxury hotels and spas of Mauritius, the back-to-basics appeal of Rodrigues, the rugged natural beauty of Réunion – this new edition contains all the background and practical information you need to make the most of the Mascarenes. About the author Alexandra Richards lived on Réunion Island, teaching English in schools. She is the author of the earlier editions of Bradt’s Mauritius, Rodrigues and Réunion and is working on the first edition of Slow Dorset.
With superb beaches, world-class resorts and extraordinary service, Mauritius is undeniably a tropical paradise and it’s easy to see why so many travellers choose it for a romantic holiday, honeymoon or wedding. While it may be tempting to hunker down in a luxury resort and make the most of the spa, golf course, excellent restaurants and entertainment, there is much to be gained from venturing out and getting to know the island. Mauritius’s history is one of dashing colonialists, rugged pirates, slavery, sugar and spices, and the legacy of that past is visible in its buildings, landscape and population. To get a sense of what makes Mauritius special, visit the working tea plantation of Bois Chéri, learn about sugar production and the island’s history at Aventure du Sucre or wander in the Black River Gorges National Park to see what the island would have been like when the dodo lived here.
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