Mauritius is synonymous with turquoise pristine lagoons and white, sandy serene beaches. The azure sky, the palm fringed beaches, the gleaming sands are parts of the island's exotic beauty. The contrast of colours, cultures and tastes makes Mauritus so charming that it sets the scene for unforgettable holidays. It will be an opportunity to taste a unique sort of luxury and refinement that will uplift your soul. The island offers an essential beauty that will compel you to return time and time again.
The island is located on latitude 20º South of the equator and longitude 57.5º East. English is the official language and French and Creole are commonly used. With a population of 1.2 million, the literacy rate hovers around 90%. The Mauritian economy is one of the fastest growing in sub-Saharan Africa and rests on five main pillars: Tourism, Sugar, Textile, Financial Services and the Services Sector. In just three decades, the country has moved from a sugar-dominated economy to a sophisticated and diversified services oriented one. The services sector currently accounts for 70% of GDP.
The hotels of Mauritius, be it five star accommodation or more modest lodgings, cater for any class of travelers and provide high quality service which undoubtedly represents a drawing card for this small island.
Mauritius is not just about sun, sea and sand. There is so much to experience inside the island, in the midst of its lush vegetation. Being of volcanic origin, Mauritius offers a haven of natural beauty.
Festivals in Mauritius
Mauritius is a blend of diverse cultures and religions. Our population coming from three continents(Europe, Asia and Africa) has brought traditions and beliefs from their ancestral countries. Religious festivals are celebrated in a spirit of peace and harmony throughout the year.
There are 15 public holidays in Mauritus every year. Seven of them are fixed holidays: 1st & 2nd January, 1st February, 12th March, 1st May, 2nd November and 25th December. The remaining public holidays commemorate religious festivals whose dates vary from year to year.
The Mauritian people are a rich mix of African, Chinese, Indian and European descent, creating a colourful and rich multicultural society. Mauritians work and play together, celebrating each other’s religious ceremonies throughout the year in an harmonious society. This contributes in creating a warm, authentic welcome to all its visitors. People of the island are well-known for their friendliness, openness and willingness to exchange with tourists. These inherent characteristics help to deliver a high quality service in hotels while keeping this sense of hospitality.
Every Mauritian is raised to the sounds of the Sega dance. Rhythmic, lively music, colorful Creole lyrics, the Sega is seen and lived as the dance expressing freedom and 'joie de vivre'.
This dance originated from the slaves brought from Africa. Dancing around the fire at the end of a hard day’s work was obviously their way to temporarily put aside the painful moments of their miserable existence. Today, Sega is the national dance heard everywhere on beaches, in shops, in hotels and on each and every occasion for entertainment.
Cultural Dances and Shows
Besides the Sega, all the different communities have their own folkloric dance. Thus, for each religious festival, there are national shows organized at Stadiums or halls where various artists participate.
The Independence Day, celebrated on the 12th of March, is a golden opportunity to view the panorama of cultures of the island. Each religious community comes up with a cultural performance while the National Police force provides a spectacular parade.
Spa & Wellbeing
Get rid of the stress! Revive your senses on a unique journey of serenity and harmony with exquisite beauty and body care products. When in Mauritius, take a pause for your own well-being to visit one of our numerous spas, the new havens of peace where time comes to a standstill.
Going off for a holiday on the dream island of Mauritius does not stop you from improving your golf skills. In fact, most of the island's golf courses have been designed by golf specialists/professionals. Theses spectacular courses are maintained by the major hotels and designed around exotic palm trees, bougainvilleas, flamboyant trees and lakes.
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