IN A NUTSHELL
Crystal blue lagoons, reefs and beaches lined by palm trees create a paradise on the volcanic island of Mauritius. Home to the now-extinct Dodo, it’s an idyllic spot for those who love nature, with some of the world’s rarest plants and animals hiding away in the lush rainforests and waterfalls that scatter throughout the mountains of this pretty island. A venture into the capital of Port Louis can lead you to an electrifying time at the famous Champs de Mars racecourse, or a relaxing night exploring its vibrant blend of shops, bars and restaurants alongside the waterfront.
Consider combining a trip to Mauritius with a few nights in nearby gay friendly Reunion Island.
3-4 hours ahead of the UK