LUX Le Morne
Luxuriate at the 5* LUX Le Morne which also has access to some of the wilder parts of the island, as well as a spectacular sunset to enjoy every evening.
The island of Mauritius is the largest in the archipelago which makes up the island chain which is also known as Mauritius, it contains the capital city of Port Louis and it is where the majority of the population is located. The island measures is full of incredible wildlife and a stunning and diverse but it is realtively small at around 65km long by 45km wide. The coastline has around 150km of white sandy beaches and the island is surrounded by the world's third-largest coral reef which makes it a hotspot for divers and those looking to explore the underwater world.
Two of the best beaches in Mauritius are generally considered to be the emerald blue-watered bay of Île aux Cerfs and the long, pristine Belle Mare Plage. Both to the east of the island, they can get busy on the weekends, and Belle Mare Plage is sometimes noisy with jet skis. A good alternative is Flic en Flac which is on the opposite coast, the calm shallow waters and wide sandy beach has one of the best sunset spots around. Take a picnic and spend the afternoon swimming at one of these beaches before watching the seemingly endless sky turn various vibrant shades of pink, red and orange.
Of the many highlights on the island the small village of Chamarel is a great day trip. Taste the world-renowned local rum at La Rhumerie de Chamarel, and visit the Seven Colours of Earth; a unique sand dune formation with seven different colours of sand, from red and brown to green, blue and purple. Chamarel is also one of the gateways to the Black River Gorges National Park for treks, waterfalls and incredible bird watching opportunities.
The best time to visit Mauritius Island is during the winter season between May and November, the days are cool and dry with blue skies and temperatures in the 20s. It is a warm island throughout the year, however, between late- November and May the summer season can mean daily downpours and higher humidity and temperatures. Over the Christmas season can also be a really popular as travellers look to escape dreary European winters, before the rainy season has really got going in Mauritius.