The word "paradise" is liberally thrown around to describe sunny island getaways across the globe, but the buck stops at Mauritius. Here, in this small island off the east coast of Madagascar, such a word often seems like an understatement. With lush, rolling hills, waterfalls straight out of a painter's imagination, and emerald waters that are almost too beautiful to swim in, Mauritius is like a dream made real. Thrilling adventures or lazy lounging by the ocean - as always, the choice is yours when you stay at your choice of Mauritius hotels.
Set your watch, or don't. In Mauritius, time almost feels irrelevant; just a way to mark the sun setting over the capital of Port Louis, or siesta time after a cooling swim in the emerald waters of Pointe d'Esny. There are hotels in Mauritius to suit every kind of traveler. If you're the kind who likes to explore, the island's mountainous inland region has a wealth of colonial history and natural landmarks to mark off your bucket list. If you're more comfortable lounging on a beach chair, the island is more than ready to accommodate you. Hotels in Moka put you within a short drive of Eureka, a colonial plantation and a monument to the island's heritage as a tea-growing country before it was rediscovered as a tropical paradise. Although it's a bit of a drive from Moka and Port Louis, don't leave Mauritius without delving into Black River Gorges National Park, the country's largest nature reserve.
Mauritius resorts give you ample time in the sun and surf, but inland is where you'll discover some true local flavor, and rediscover yourself in the process. Download the convenient Travelocity mobile app to score exclusive deals on Moka vacation packages and get island-bound in no time.