from 1st October 2021
British travellers yearning for an island escape need look no further than Mauritius as the country reopens to vaccinated international travellers from 1st October. With direct Air Mauritius flights from London Heathrow restarting on 2 October 2021, and British Airways continuing to offer three direct flights from London Gatwick each week, UK visitors will be welcomed back with open arms to explore the Indian Ocean island’s white sands, azule waters and lush tropical forests.
Mauritius has been praised for its Covid-19 response and the measures that were implemented quickly and decisively by the Mauritian government, an achievement recognised by the World Travel & Tourism Council who gave the destination its Safe Travels stamp of approval in June 2020. The island’s successful vaccination programme, which prioritised those working in the tourism sector, was the final milestone in the preparations for the full reopening of tourism in October, allowing visitors to explore the destination safely and without restrictions.
In celebration of this reopening, here are just five incredible Mauritius trips currently on sale that are certainly worth the wait…
For Honeymooners: Stay at the Four-Star Zilwa Attitude Resort
Mesmerizing sunsets, romantic strolls along the sand and the option to switch off and adopt island life make Mauritius a perfect destination for newlyweds. Tropical Sky is offering a seven-night stay at the adults-only four-star Zilwa Attitude Resort from £1,299 per person. Here, couples can experience star-lit dinners on the beach, Creole lessons under the trees and kayak adventures to the spectacular islands nearby. Prices include all-inclusive accommodation staying in bungalow-inspired rooms, return flights from London airports and resort transfers. The offer is based on two adults sharing a superior room, departing in June 2022. For those looking to tie the knot in paradise, Tropical Sky offers the same package from £1,249 per person including a complimentary romantic ceremony on the sand. For more information, or to book, visit www.tropicalsky.co.uk or call 01342 395 226.
For Families: Stay at the Five-Star Constance Belle Mare Plage
With year-round sunshine, clean and safe seas and plenty to explore, Mauritius has become hugely popular with families and children of all ages. Overnight flights with only three to four hours’ time difference means minimal jetlag, and the island’s world-class choice of hotels and fabulous beaches will keep young ones entertained. Audley Travel is offering an ultimate 10-day family trip, with seven nights at the five-star Constance Belle Mare Plage from £7,752 for a family of four. The hotel’s renowned kids club offers themed days, exciting excursions and water sports activities as well as arts & crafts with traditional local touch. The hotel also offers windsurfing and water-skiing for adrenaline-fuelled family adventures, a babysitting service and dedicated kids menus. Price includes return flights from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh or Glasgow, resort transfers and half board accommodation. For more information, or to book, visit www.audleytravel.com/Mauritius or call 01993 838520.
For Active Adventurers: Experience a Jungle and Coast Twin-Centre Trip
Mauritius offers adventure activities from hiking the Black River Gorge to sailing across the Indian Ocean. Scott Dunn is offering a ten-night active holiday staying at two boutique hotels, LakazChamarel and SALT of Palmar, from £2,200 per person. On the west coast, guests can cycle jungle trails, join walking tours of the mountains nearby or stretch into warrior pose during complimentary yoga sessions. Following this, a stay at the eco-conscious SALT of Palmer offers a combination of activity water- and land-based experiences including kayaking, volleyball and stand-up paddle boarding. Prices include return economy flights, private resort transfers and eco-friendly accommodation on a half board basis. Prices are based on low season travel September to November. For more information, or to book visit www.scottdunn.com or call 0208 682 5400.
For Winter Sun Seekers: Stay at the Five-Star The Residence in Belle Mare
A fantastic destination for those in search of an affordable winter sun break as the island boasts a tropical temperature all year round. Visitors are almost guaranteed great sunshine during the winter season as the warmest months of the year are December, January and February. Travel Republic is offering a seven-night luxury stay in the five-star hotel, The Residence, from £1,435 per person. A kilometre of pristine white sand and the lush tropical gardens of Belle Mare surround the charming colonial-inspired resort. After basking in the sun, guests enjoy exquisite Croele cuisine and the complete serenity of the sanctuary spa. Prices include return flights from Birmingham with Air France, resort transfers, half board accommodation, and a saving of up to 55% on a hotel stay. Prices are based on November 2021 departures. For more information or to book, visit www.travelrepublic.co.uk or call 0208 974 7200.
For Wellness and Relaxation: Stay at the Five-Star Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa
A relaxing wellness holiday to Mauritius offers the perfect post-lockdown remedy for travellers looking to realign with nature and themselves. Healing holidays is offering a rejuvenating five-night stay at five-star Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa from £1,099 per person. The 75,000 square feet spa offers a variety of ancient holistic treatments, utilising nature’s healing properties and helping guests connect with their spirituality. Guests can escape with books from the hotel’s library, learn soothing breathing techniques under the yoga pavilion or expel their excess energy in one of the many fitness sessions available. Prices include resort transfers, accommodation on a full board basis and a variety of wellness activities. Prices are based on two adults sharing during low season. For more information visit www.healingholidays.com or call 0207 843 3597.