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Reasons why you should visit Mauritius - Your next holiday destination!

This Indian Ocean Island located close to Madagascar is truly a slice of heaven. This tropical island has much to offer, and here are a few examples!

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Festivals

Mauritius is home to many fascinating festivals, each giving you an unforgettable experience. If you plan a visit to Maha Shivaratri, you'll get to witness a large Hindu pilgrimage, the largest outside of India. Around 500,000 people are said to make this pilgrimage every February, to Grand Bassin. Another time to be in Mauritius to witness beautiful festivals would be during autumn, which is Diwali, the festival of lights. Ugadi, Chinese New Year, Ganesh Chathurthi and Thaipusam are other festivals you can experience in their entire splendour when in Mauritius, giving you a glimpse of the many cultures that live together in beautiful Mauritius. One of the best ways to discover another country is through their religion and culture!

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Food

Another great way to discover all about Mauritius is via their cuisine, which is said to be one of the world's most diverse. The cuisine of this island nation is a result of multiple influences from continents such as Africa and Asia, coming together to create something beautiful. The food is also said to have a strong French and Indian touch. Mutton Halim, fish Kalia, fish vindaye and daube are some of the dishes you must be on the lookout for! If you're staying at a property such as Anantara Iko Mauritius, rest assured, that the food journey is going to be impeccable! Snacks such as dhal puri are a must-try. Another delicacy to not miss out on would be babonne, a popular island fish similar to red snapper.

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Island Hopping

Why stick to just one heavenly island when you can indulge in a few more? Get on a ferry or catamaran to the many islands around Mauritius and explore them in all their natural glory. There are several tours available to choose from, which include lunch and entertainment, snorkelling, golf courses and much more! This experience is unlike any other.

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Nature

If you're an avid lover of all things nature related, then Mauritius won't disappoint! With plenty of botanical gardens, nature reserves, tropical forests, mountains and stunning waterfalls, you're spoiled for choice. Among the many attractions in Mauritius, nature-centred options are in abundance. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens, located in the southern part of Mauritius, is the oldest botanical garden on the island and boasts over 500 species of plants and several varieties of palm. Le Morne Cultural Landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit for stunning views.

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Golf

If you're a golfer and love putting your skills to the test, Mauritius is ideal for you! As of late, Mauritius has become quite the desirable golfing destination and for good reason. Numerous impressive golf courses dot the island, from basic ones to world-class options.