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Mauritius

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Mauritius is a small island nation located in the Indian Ocean, about 2,000 km off the southeast coast of the African continent. Known for its natural beauty, with its lush tropical landscapes, pristine beaches, and vibrant coral reefs. The country has a rich history, with influences from African, Indian, French, and British cultures, influencing the diverse community that makes up the islands today.

Discover shades of blue you’ve never seen before while sailing the Mauritian coastline. Explore the tranquil anchorages, crystal clear snorkelling spots, unspoilt beaches and the exotic landscapes that dominate your sights. Have cocktails at sunset, and watch how the world turns from blue to orange.

Chartering in the Mauritius: at a glance

Language

French Creole, French, and English is widely spoken

Currency

Mauritian Rupee (Rs)

Expenses (Diesel, Food etc)

 

Type of Mooring

Sand

Itinerary Structure

Any day

Sailing Season

Dependent on guests as the weather is favourable year-round

Airports

Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport (Plain Corail, Rodrigues) and Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (Plaine Magnien)

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Regions

The Cruising Ground

Northern Isles

On the northern side of Mauritius, a stones-throw from the beach of Cap Malheureux, you can catch the impression of a giant whale floating, or a sinking ship. It is not a whale or a ship, but the small, ancient basaltic volcanic island of Coin de Mire, also known as Gunner’s Quoin. The 76-hectare island is a nature reserve, so access is restricted, but at the foot of its cliffs, where the iconic tropicbird nest is, you can snorkel on a shallow and rather unspoiled coral reef. There is a great diversity of reef fish, including butterflyfish, angelfish, damselfish, and wrasse. Île Plate, Flat Island, lies 11km off Cap Malheureux, is an island known for its scenic views that stretch as far as the eye can see, bright white sand and clear turquoise waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling. The island also has an interesting history. It is home to the oldest lighthouse in Mauritius and a small army base and was also used as a quarantine station in the 19th century.

Northern Isles

On the northern side of Mauritius, a stones-throw from the beach of Cap Malheureux, you can catch the impression of a giant whale floating, or a sinking ship. It is not a whale or a ship, but the small, ancient basaltic volcanic island of Coin de Mire, also known as Gunner’s Quoin. The 76-hectare island is a nature reserve, so access is restricted, but at the foot of its cliffs, where the iconic tropicbird nest is, you can snorkel on a shallow and rather unspoiled coral reef. There is a great diversity of reef fish, including butterflyfish, angelfish, damselfish, and wrasse. Île Plate, Flat Island, lies 11km off Cap Malheureux, is an island known for its scenic views that stretch as far as the eye can see, bright white sand and clear turquoise waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling. The island also has an interesting history. It is home to the oldest lighthouse in Mauritius and a small army base and was also used as a quarantine station in the 19th century.

The South

The largely undeveloped south of Mauritius is home to Bel Ombre, a new eco-tourist-centred destination, which boasts classic Mauritian beauty. The region has epic scenery and golden beaches, well known for its Nature Reserve which is working to revive the area’s natural plants and trees, while conserving indigenous, endangered varieties, like the black ebony trees. The best way to see it is by trekking into the leafy interior with a friendly and knowledgeable ranger. Visit Le Morne Brabant, situated as part of the Le Morne peninsula at the extreme southwestern tip of Mauritius, and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mauritius. It is a majestic basaltic mountain with a summit of 556 metres above sea level and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that bears enormous cultural significance for the islanders. It is Mauritius’s most preserved and wildest mountain and a popular hiking stop for tourists.

The East

The small fishing village of Troue d’eau Douce, French for “freshwater hole”, is full of character. Wander the little streets with its corrugated iron huts, well-known for the lively atmosphere, hospitality, food, and its inhabitants. The village is rich with history where settlers set up camp here as early as the 17th century. Today, one can still find some historical sights along its streets, like old stone houses, showcasing the history of the village. Far from the beaten track, sits the islet of Île aux Flamants, a beautiful little sandbank surrounded by white sand, in the middle of the turquoise lagoon. Spend the day lounging in the sun underneath the shady casuarina trees. For an out-of-this-world guided diving experience, visit Trou Moutou, a natural aquarium where different species come together. This is due to the different types of coral that live in this peaceful lagoon. If you are adventuring inland visit the Chamarel Seven Colored Earth Geopark to see the geological wonder of the sand dunes made up of seven different colours!

The East

The small fishing village of Troue d’eau Douce, French for “freshwater hole”, is full of character. Wander the little streets with its corrugated iron huts, well-known for the lively atmosphere, hospitality, food, and its inhabitants. The village is rich with history where settlers set up camp here as early as the 17th century. Today, one can still find some historical sights along its streets, like old stone houses, showcasing the history of the village. Far from the beaten track, sits the islet of Île aux Flamants, a beautiful little sandbank surrounded by white sand, in the middle of the turquoise lagoon. Spend the day lounging in the sun underneath the shady casuarina trees. For an out-of-this-world guided diving experience, visit Trou Moutou, a natural aquarium where different species come together. This is due to the different types of coral that live in this peaceful lagoon. If you are adventuring inland visit the Chamarel Seven Colored Earth Geopark to see the geological wonder of the sand dunes made up of seven different colours!

Leeward Side

The La Balise Marina is located on the Leeward side of Mauritius. Port-Louis is the capital of Mauritius and a vibrant melting pot of culture. Founded in 1753, by the French, the city is the economic hub of the island and is very lively during the day, and bursts with life. Visit the colourful Port-Louis market, stroll through the streets, visit museums and other historical and cultural sites and taste the flavours of Mauritian street food of dholl puris and faratas. Visit the Ruins of Balaclava to see the national monument to see signs of the presence of a colonial society dating back to the 1800s. This location is a huge part of the Mauritian Heritage, where major events played out, and it was the scene of the succession of different settlers and one of the first industrial plants, which subsequently made Turtle Bay a strategic point of the island.

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