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Mauritius: a Slice of Paradise

Mauritius is a sparkling gem in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Its vast array of cultures and tastes have made this charming island one of the world’s most exclusive holiday destinations. It is truly one of the top tropical locations for solo travellers and families alike, with year round sunshine, crystal blue seas, tropical rainforests and white sandy beaches.

There’s so much to do: historic sights, cultural experiences and amazing geography. However, one of the best experiences is simply to witness the charm of the island’s community and enjoy the relaxed warm welcome you will receive.

Wonderful climate for water sports

The southern hemisphere summer seasons lasts from November through to April, with temperatures ranging from 23 to 33 degrees Celsius. Sea temperatures are comfortable, usually in between 22 and 30 degrees Celsius. The water temperature never dips below 22-24 degrees, even in the winter months. Year round you shouldn’t need a wetsuit, but the summer months (October through April) are generally the most popular time to visit – corresponding to the northern winters!   Consistent trade winds normally are 10-15 knots (up to force 4).


Port Louis, the capital, is Africa’s wealthiest city. The smells, noises and bustle are sure to excite along with the busy markets in the central plateau towns. Everywhere you’ll find the joys of Chinese, Indian, French and African cuisine, the beat of séga music and the animated party spirit of the locals.

Getting away from it all

Mauritius is known for its white sandy beaches, and there are plenty of opportunities to explore the island with our organised trips. As one of the most developed of the Mascarene Islands, it is easy to find your own slice of beach paradise. However, the island has so much more to offer. You can quickly go from blue turquoise waters and sand-rimmed lagoons to the dramatic virgin forests or the Black River Gorges National Park.

Optional Adventures

Mauritius is a fascinating paradise, waiting to be explored!  Now, we won’t call it a crime if you spend all your time on the water and the beach - but let’s say it’s not far off.

You come from far, so make the most of your travels. While you can certainly spend every day on the water if you want, you may also choose a number of optional adventures as an alternative if you’d like to explore and experience a little more of the island.

From scuba diving, kayaking and kite surfing to guided tours, and so many other options – see below for a full description of all the options available to you.

When in resort you may, if you wish, trade a certain number of your sailing days for days out on these excursions and activities. For a stay of 7-9 nights you can swap up to 2 days sailing for 2 excursions, 10-12 nights stay you can swap up to 3 days sailing and 13-14 or more nights you can swap up to 4 sailing days. Of course it is entirely up to you if you wish to do any swaps. Note: some of these activities carry a small supplementary fee – see info below 

Scuba Diving

The term ‘underwater paradise’ might be a cliché, but rarely has it been more appropriate than in the waters of Mauritius. If you are a diver, you simply cannot come to Mauritius without exploring the magnificent underwater landscape. Large areas of natural coral are bursting with sea life, while the warm water is exceptionally clear.

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Northern Catamaran Cruise -the islands of Coin de Mire/Ilot Gabriel/Ile Plate tour.

You’ll have a great chance to encounter dolphins and whales on this highly informative and unforgettable Catamaran cruise to the north

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Swim with Dolphins in the wild

Swimming with dolphins is an incredibly moving experience that many people find life altering. This adventures take you by speedboat to full sea where, weather permitting, we approach close to these fantastic aquatic marine mammals enabling you to swim amongst them. Snorkelling & swimming at your leisure then followed by a sumptuous BBQ lunch which is served on the nearby Ile aux Bennitiers island.The crew will make it a pleasure entertaining you before returning back through the still waters of the lagoon to catch your vehicle & onwards to your hotel. A unique & memorable experience. To get an idea of how amazing this experience is, take a look at this video made by Viviane. You really will be this close to these friendly dolphins, in the wild!

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Lagoon Catamarin trip to Ile Aux Cerfs

Embark in Trou d’eau Douce on one of the magnificent catamarans. Enjoy the wind in your face while you sail along the East Coast to reach the Grand River South East waterfalls. Discover swimming & snorkelling in the turquoise waters.. After a superb BBQ on board, take time to relax & enjoy this famous Robinson Crusoe style island. Enjoy an unforgettable cruising experience on a Catamaran trip in the calm lagoon waters of the Eastern coast. Sailing inside the reef through the crystal clear waters, breathtaking scenery all around, stay on the beautiful white sand beaches, snorkel inside the lagoons, explore the local marine life, and enjoy a delicious lunch. This cruise is all about making sure you have a full day of true relaxation and fun.

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Tropical Kite Surfing Experience

Mauritius is without doubt one of the best kite surfing locations in the entire world. If you are already an IKO Level 3 kite-surfer, you can make this an optional adventure of half a day kite surfing, including rental of professional equipment and safety cover, all included in your package.

If you are an avid kite surfer already, you simply must show off your skills in these unique and gorgeous surroundings. Are you new to kite surfing? Then Wildwind Adventures may just awaken a passion in you that you will pursue for the rest of your life.

Be aware that getting the hang of kite-surfing may well take you more than one day.

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Sea Kayaking Trip - Ile d'Ambre Island

This fun ecological excursion lets you discover the secret of Mauritius’ beautiful lagoons, islands, rivers, channels, and hidden beaches.

Ile D'Ambre is an islet (a small island) inside the lagoon, covered by a very diverse vegetation. The flora creates small shady water alleys under which it is nice to paddle in kayaks.

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Northern Mauritius Island Tour

A day full of contrasts, history, culture and beauty, the visit starts from Citadelle Fort which offers a magnificent view of Port Louis, the vibrant capital of Mauritius and Africa’s wealthiest city with markets & shopping centres. We drive through the city & visit Caudan Waterfrot, the Central Market & its local ambience & then the the North Coast to the busy fishermans village of Grand Bay & the picturesque red-roofed church of Cap Malheurex. A personal guide will show you around in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus, informing you on each of the sights.

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Beautiful South-Mauritius Island Tour

Many highlights in only one day, taking in the extinguished volcano of Trou aux Cerfs with its magnificent view & ship model factory shop in Curepipe before proceeding into the nature to visit the sacred lake of Grand Bassin the forest reserve of Plaine Champagne, the Black River National Park (from where you’ll have a great view of the waterfalls) and then onto the wonderous seven-coloured earth of Chamarel with its local habitants – the giant Turtles all mixed in with a sumptuous typical Mauritian lunch in the heart of the small village.

A personal guide will show you around in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus, informing you on each of the sights

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Create your own Adventure – Rent a Car for the Day

Go free independent & explore the island - Discover the ‘Real’ Mauritius with its little nooks & crannies. Drive by the sugar cane & pineapple fields, through Inland sleepy hamlets, beautiful scenery, local restaurants serving Mauritian delicacies, roadside stalls with fabulous fresh fruits & vegetables, amazing views from the mountain slopes & the coastal road with its stunning coastline & sea side villages offering wonderful local fresh caught fish – cooked the Mauritian way, “not to be missed”. Or visit the very Southern part of the island whey you will find the beautiful beach of Le Morne with the mountain as a backdrop on the most South Western tip or visit the beautiful protected Natural Marine park of Blue Bay on the South Eastern side where you can take a boat trip inside the reef & be truly amazed at the beauty of the 40+ different types of Coral & the vast array of stunningly beautiful colours of the varies fish.

New to our portfiolio Casela, Quatre Bornes market & Flic en  Flac Beach

We start the day with a drive down to the shopping in the local market of Quatre Bornes located in the centre of the island which offers typical inexpensive souvenirs & general items.

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Hiking World Heritage site – The Slave Route Le Morne Mountain, South of the Island

Experience a blend of breathtaking magnificent views from Le Morne mountain, endemic plants, history of slavery in Mauritius & Sporty mountain hiking. (DIFFICULTY: SPORTIF/CHALLENGING)

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