Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the south east coast of the African continent. The area of the country is 2040 km2, its capital is Port Louis. The island of Mauritius was the only home of the Dodo bird. The bird became extinct fewer than eighty years after its discovery. The Dutch settled on the island in 1598 and abandoned it in 1710, Mauritius became a French colony in 1715 and was renamed Isle de France. The British took control of Mauritius in 1810 during the Napoleonic Wars. The country became an independent state as a Commonwealth realm on 12 March 1968 and Republic within the Commonwealth on 12 March 1992.

Day 1:Arrival at the airport: Pick and drop to the hotel. Hilton Mauritius Resort and Spa.

Website : http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/mauritius/hilton-mauritius-resort-and-spa-MRUHIHI/index.html?WT.srch=1

(Room Type : Deluxe, Breakfast)

About the Hotel:

Relax on the beach at the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa, awarded ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort 2011’ by World Traveler Magazine.

Located on the west coast of the island, in the scenic village of Flic en Flac, the hotel is a one-hour drive from SSR International Airport. Settle in to a Guest Room with tasteful Asian and Mauritian interiors opening onto private balconies or patios or choose a Suite for more space and a beachfront location.

Luxuriate in The Spa Mauritius featuring a full range of body and face treatments, a fitness center, hydrotherapy bath, steam room, sauna, and yoga and tai-chi classes. Play a game of tennis on one of the three outdoor floodlit tennis courts, take advantage of the free beachside windsurfing, sailing and water-skiing lessons, or simply relax in the sunshine by the outdoor landscaped pool.

Day 2: Underwater Sea Walk Excursion

The Underwater Sea Walk is one of the most unique attractions that one must experience when visiting Mauritius. It is a true once in a life time experience for all the non divers out there!

Experience the ultimate sensation where time stops, worries fade away and breathing underwater becomes possible, safe and easy...

Enjoy a safe and fascinating underwater walk on the ocean bed (about 3-4m depth), and witness firsthand the magnificent marine life of Mauritius, the beautiful fauna, corals, and a wide variety of fish, all in their natural habitat. Qualified experienced guides will accompany you along the course of the Underwater Sea Walk guaranteeing your maximum safety.

This is a wonderful experience and a great opportunity to discover the underwater world from within, and make your fantasies come true.

The Underwater Sea Walk does not require any knowledge of swimming or diving and you are not even required to remove your glasses.

The excursion begins with a motorboat transfer from the center of Grand Baie to a platform situated inside the lagoon at the North of Mauritius. Upon arrival to the platform you will receive a pre departure briefing on the gear, the local marine life, on safety procedures and on the underwater walking trail.

Then, with the help of the guide you will go off board the platform to start your underwater walk adventure.

What to expect? Going for the underwater Sea Walk is like going for an underwater tour inside the reef, walking between corals, seeing variety of fish, and discovering the rich sea life underwater in the crystal clear blue water of the lagoon.

How does it work? A helmet with a transparent visor is placed on your head. A special apparatus allows normal breathing under the water. Life Guards assist in taking you underwater and accompany you throughout the walk to guarantee your maximum safety. Once there you will experience the undersea world from close and will enjoy walking on the ocean floor which feels like walking on the moon.

So come and enjoy the feel the intense pleasure of a sub-marine stroll...

Comments:

  • Total time of the excursion is approx. one and half hours (walk itself takes about 25 minutes)
  • The underwater walk is suitable for all people aged from 7 years old
  • Wetsuits and soft underwater shoes are available and provided free of charge
  • Glasses or contact lenses may be worn during this excursions (you will not get your head wet)
  • Also possible to organize this excursion for groups of up to 16 participants
  • Participants do not need to know how to swim
  • The underwater sea walk is offered several times a day during the following times: 9:00 / 10:30 / 12:00 / 13:30 / 15:00
  • What to bring: swimming costume and a towel

DAY 3 :Harris Wilson Catamaran cruise - West Coast

Category: Mauritius Catamaran Sailing Cruises

Harris Wilson Catamaran Trip, including Lunch and drinks, along the West coast of Mauritius

This is a full day cruise full of sun, drinks, delicious food and a lot of fun and relaxation on a luxury 60ft Racing Catamaran along the West Coasts of Mauritius!

Mauritius Attractions offers you to go on an unforgettable cruising experience on the Harris Wilson, a top class luxury Catamaran. The cruise will be to the South West coast of Mauritius which is considered to be one of the best places to see when visiting Mauritius. You will discover this beautiful area of Mauritius, experience sailing on a great catamaran and will most likely encounter dolphins in Tamarin Bay.

This catamaran trip includes BBQ lunch, alcoholic (beer, rum, cocktails) and non-alcoholic bar on the Catamaran and many more treats.

This Harris Wilson catamaran trip to the South West Coast of Mauritius is a great way to discover the true beauty of one of Mauritius’ less touristic area, but no doubt, one of the most beautiful ones. You will get to see the beautiful beaches, lagoons, and the mountain peaks visible from the sea. The unique wildness, peacefulness, tranquility and calmness of the west coast attract increasing number of people every year.

The Harris Wilson catamaran cruise departs from in the area of Tamarain (Black River) at 09:15.

During the cruise the crew members will make sure to make your time more enjoyable, and they will be happy to tell you about local tales and jokes, and to play local Mauritian music which will lift the spirits of everyone on board.

After departing from Tamarin, you will head to Tamarin Bay so you can encounter dolphins in their natural habitat. This is a unique chance to explore the spectacular lives of these magnificent marine mammals in their aquatic habitat. With some luck you will get to swim with the dolphins in the crystal clear waters of the bay.

From Tamarin Bay the Harris Wilson will cruise along the coral reefs to the lagoon of La Preneuse.

During the cruise, in some key locations, the catamaran will stop for snorkeling breaks, where you can enjoy a swim and some snorkeling in the sea or enjoy some sun and drinks on board the catamaran. It is a great way to have a glimpse into the beauty of Mauritius’ marine life and underwater world. You will be able to see the amazing marine life, full with hundreds of bright-colored fish!

After the snorkeling break, you will enjoy a full delicious BBQ lunch buffet set on the Harris Wilson catamaran. Please note that the menu includes only fresh ingredients - fresh fish, fresh chicken and a selection of fresh salads. If you are a vegetarian, please advise us before, so we can arrange the necessary additions to the lunch.

Later you will be heading towards the crystal rock, enjoying spectacular view of the Rempart Mountain and Black River range along the way, before heading back to Tamarin.

Expected arrival time back to Tamarin is 15:45

An added bonus for this catamaran excursion is that you can enjoy a full open bar service for free including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

What is the Harris Wilson? Harris Wilson is a 18 meters racing catamaran (60ft). The catamaran was built for ocean racing. This catamaran offers traveling in speed. In this catamaran you can experience the thrill as this sleek racing boat takes you away.... Harris Wilson offers more luxurious catamaran trip, with more room to walk around, and also with a small bar on board of the catamaran. The Harris Wilson is very spacious with a lot of space to walk around and to enjoy the 360 degrees view all around.

What is Included? A lot! - (all included in price)

BBQ Lunch menu:

  • Fresh fish
  • Fresh Chicken
  • Sausages
  • Pasta Salad
  • Rice
  • Mixed Salad
  • Fresh Baguettes
  • Banana Flambé

Non-stop supply of drinks such as: water, Soft Drinks (Diet Coke, coke, soda, Fanta, Sprite), Green Island Rum , Phoenix local Beer, white wine, red wine

CD Player upon request & from own selection

What to bring: We suggest bringing hats, t-shirts and extra sun block cream for sun protection, snorkeling gear, cameras, swimsuits.

Harris Wilson Cruise duration: 09:15 - 15:45

Free Transportation: we offer complimentary transportation from any hotel/place of accommodation between Flic en Flac and Le Morne.

Day 4: Enjoy the resort property and indoor water sports. Walk around and explore the island

Day 5: Swim with Dolphins & Whale Watching

Category: Mauritius Swimming with Dolphins and Whales Watching

A unique experience of Swimming with Dolphins and watching Whales in their natural surroundings!

It is a unique dolphin’s activity done on a speed boat.

This is a unique chance to explore the spectacular lives of these magnificent marine mammals in their aquatic habitat.
Immerse yourself in the adventure of a lifetime, swim with dolphins in crystal clear waters and encounter whales in the open sea.

Swimming with dolphins and encountering whales are both incredibly moving experiences.
It will bring you into contact with strikingly beautiful scenery, unspoiled landscapes and wonderful animals

Swimming with Dolphins: You’ll plunge into the remarkable world of these powerful marine mammals and come face to face with the dolphins.
Unlike many other dolphin facilities that limit a swim with dolphins program to pools and/or shallow water encounters, we provide the unique opportunity to enter the dolphins’ natural environment and enjoy swimming with the dolphins in open sea.

DAY 6 : Checkout and drop back to the airport.

  • The *rates are subject to exchange rate fluctuation.
  • All payments have to be made 100% in advance.
  • Cancellation as per the hotel rules .
  • Any change in Itinerary may cost higher.
  • Tour T&C apply. (Group tours)
 
 
 
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