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If adventure is a major consideration for your choice of a destination, going all out to experience the thrills on offer in Mauritius is a perfect way to reward yourself this Christmas.

In no particular order, here are five reasons why Mauritius should be on your bucket list of Christmas getaways, especially this season of gift giving.

#1. Great food that delights

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You will be wrong to think that all there is in Mauritius are its colourful beaches that attract scores of visitors to this archipelago every year. Far from that. Most people who visit this island nation always have fascinating stories to tell about its diversity of foods as virtually every Mauritian sauce revolves around seafood.

If you love seafood in any form – grilled, roasted or sautéed – Mauritius is one place you will never stop asking for more. Or you could decide to savor some of the local foods around like the deep-fried gajak, mithai for the sweet-toothed, farata bread, palm heart salad, coconut chutney, etc.

2. Abundance of nightlife hotspots

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Source: Mauritius Tourist Guide

Nightlife in Mauritius is one that is often overlooked by travelers who have not experienced this aspect of the country, but the fun, nonetheless, can be intoxicating. Imagine the thrill of immersing yourself in the many beach clubs, laid-back lounges and alluring casinos while you tap into the rhythm of slow music wafting in the background.

A raving crowd with lots to sip and exotic cocktails are some of the key features to look out for as you experience the country’s riveting nightlife. Love clubs that offer night out experience? Mauritius boasts of so many playgrounds that ensure that you never miss a piece of the action.

3. Hordes of shopping centers

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Mauritius is a place where you are likely to throw caution to the wind as a shopper. And the reason is simple: there is a large number of shopping centers and malls in this island nation with something for every category of buyer – from the big spenders to the value-for-money shoppers.

Simply head to the ever buzzing Grand Baie, Bay Bazaar and Riviere du Rempart for your handmade souvenirs. Or find your way to Quatre Bornes Market located in the centre of Plaines Wilhems. Sometimes called the nation’s home of textiles, here is one place where you find all types of clothing materials ranging from under-wears to curtains, mufflers and so much more.

4. Variety of colorful beaches

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Mauritius is a perfect blend of European, African, Oriental and Indian influences seated on a fascinating island of powder-white beaches and clear sands ideal for romantic getaways. A beach holiday in Mauritius is really mesmerizing.  Ever wondered why Mauritius is described as one of the most restorative destinations in the world? Part of the answer could be found in these jaw-dropping beaches.

5. A date with history

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This paradise island is not only a spectacular haven of beaches and souks, it houses some of the best historical wonders the continent has ever known. Most of these landmarks ooze the colonial past of the island and help you connect deeply with a story that started from void to paradise.

Notable among these sights are:

  • La Maison Historique de Grand Port
  • Frederik Hendrik Museum
  • L’aventure du Sucre Museum – which captures the nation’s absurd romance with the Dutch colonialists.

Feel free to explore the wonders of these seductive destinations with our Mauritius Package. Contact +234(0)700 023 7422 or send a mail to enquiries@destinationsafrica.com to plan your romantic getaway in Mauritius this Christmas season.

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