Monthly Archive: January 2012

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Booking agents in Mauritius

For every planned holiday destination there are a host of questions which inevitably rise up and threaten to swamp the hapless traveller in a tidal wave of uncertainty. What kind of accommodation should I book? In what region should I stay? How do I know that I’m getting a good deal? What will the weather be like? Are there mosquitoes? What kind of clothes do I need? What kind of power sockets will there be? An easy way to cope with such planning stresses is to book everything through a tour agency company, like Isla-Mauricia, rather than directly with the...






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Mauritius Properties

Buying property in Mauritius is, for non-residents, not the simplest of tasks. A couple of government schemes have been put into place, however, to allow non-residents to buy property in specific areas and under certain laws and regulations. These two types of purchase options are the Real Estate Scheme (RES) and the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS), both of which have had a huge impact on the property market in Mauritius in the past few years. It is only recently that changes in government legislation allowed for the purchase of property on the island by non-residents and, in 2002, the first...






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Domaine de Bel Ombre

Situated on the south coast of Mauritius, Le Domaine de Bel Ombre lies nestled between a breathtaking lagoon and the striking, volcanic mountains of the island. With several deluxe resorts, two outstanding hotels – the Heritage Awali and Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa – a championship eighteen-hole golf course with a par three nine-hole course, a rambling 3500 acre nature reserve and a nineteenth century château, Le Domaine leaves little to be desired. The Heritage Awali hotel is a tribute to the multiculturalism of Mauritius, drawing strongly on the African heritage of the island. There are three main room...






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Sunny Mauritius

Customs favoured by our ancient ancestors,like sun worship, may not make much sense to those of us lucky enough to live in hot climates, but to those who barely see the sun for bleak, wintry months on end, it can appear in an entirely different light. During the long, dark winter nights, people in Europe may well find their thoughts turning to holidays in the sunny tropics and, of course, Mauritius is an ever popular destination as it offers world-class beaches, outstanding hospitality and, of course, the sun. The health benefits of the sun are undeniable, when exposure to the...






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Weddings in Mauritius

An anonymous person once commented that marriages are made in heaven and consummated on earth, while the famous writer, Mark Twain, is frequently quoted out of context as having said that ‘you get the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius’. Obviously, these two statements reflect personal preferences for the island, but what better place is there to celebrate a wedding than on the small, tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean? Although the weather on the island is generally good all year round, the ideal time to hold a wedding would...






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Marketing Mauritius

On a decent sized map of the world, Mauritius can look suspiciously like a printer’s errant drop of ink, or a blot left behind by an itinerant fly, yet it remains one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Perhaps the most obvious attraction, and certainly the image that first springs to mind about the country, is the coastline. Long, white stretches of beach, bordered on the one side by the calm waters of a clear lagoon and, on the other, either by palm or fir trees, fix Mauritius firmly in the mind as a stereotyped island paradise....






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Chinese tourism in Mauritius

Mauritius is comprised of numerous different cultures and ethnic groups, all contributing to the open and friendly world-renown hospitality of the island. Amongst the many groups that make up the Mauritian people are French, Indian, Chinese and Creole. The significant portion of Sino-Mauritians, who count for roughly three percent of the population, makes this small island in the Indian Ocean an attractive holiday destination for many Chinese tourists. Gastronomically speaking, Mauritius caters to a variety of different tastes and palates with its homogeneous mix of world cuisines. Of particular interest to Chinese tourists, however, is the predominance in Chinese restaurants...






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Accommodation in Mauritius

Mauritius, the small, tropical island in the south-west Indian Ocean, is an excellent year-round haven for those desiring sunshine, outstanding beaches and overwhelming hospitality. With good reason Mauritius is ranked amongst the top world travel destinations, harmoniously blending the best of French and English colonial influences with Creole, Indian and Chinese cultures. What is there not to like about soft, white sand beaches, the warm, clear waters of the coral lagoon, breathtaking views of dramatic landscapes, riotously tropical flora and friendly, welcoming local residents? With personal safety ever a concern in this day and age, visitors to Mauritius can relax...