Towards the ending of an eventful year, a family vacation is on the bucket list of most families. Everyone has different ideas when it comes to Christmas destinations, but if you are into tropical islands and love nature, we have great news for you! There is a little island in the Indian Ocean that ticks all those boxes – Mauritius.
You’ve probably heard of this little piece of heaven before. After all, it’s one of the most gorgeous islands in the world right now! With its rugged green hills and palm-lined beaches, Mauritius is an idyllic destination for a family vacation this Christmas.
But what do you do once you get there? To help you plan your own Mauritius Christmas, we’re sharing some of the best things to see and do on this beautiful island with you.
Mauritius: A brief history
If you want to do some research on the island before your trip, Mauritius has a long history. Along with the rest of the Mascarene Islands, Mauritius was first discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th century. The French then colonized the island for a short period of time, which ended in the Treaty of Paris in 1810 when the British were given control over Mauritius.
The island remained under British rule until it became independent in 1968. Since then, the tropical island has become a popular Christmas destination, with thousands of couples visiting every year. With its gorgeous beaches, stunning nature and friendly people, Mauritius is the perfect destination for a dream Christmas.
An idyllic setting for a Mauritian Christmas
This gem of an Island has one of the most idyllic settings you would find on any island in the world from the beaches, to the beautiful sunsets and sunrise. This is a place where memories are made, your family Christmas here will be unforgettable literally.
Mauritius beaches you can’t miss
If you’ve ever dreamed of having an adventurous family vacation, then there is no better place for a Mauritian Christmas than the beaches of this tropical island. The endless stretch of white sand you will find on the island is truly a sight to behold. But not all beaches are created equal.
Here are some of the best beaches to visit during your Christmas in Mauritius: –
Blue bay Beach: This is a smaller, lesser-known beach in Mauritius. It is perfect for those who want to get away from the crowds and do some quiet relaxing.
Le Morne Beach: This is a beach where you can have some serious fun in the sand. There are plenty of activities, such as surfing and kitesurfing, are available here.
Flic en Flac Beach: This is the perfect place to watch the sunset or even swim in the sea before the sun goes down. It is also one of the beaches where you can see the phenomenon of red tides.
A walk in the UNESCO World Heritage Site
If you like walking through nature, then the Carlin Nature Trail is a must-visit during your Christmas in Mauritius. The trail is located in the Black River Gorge National Park, which is home to many rare plants, beautiful waterfalls and other natural wonders.
The trail is a 4-kilometer path that takes about 2 hours to walk. If you are keen to see some rare flora, you should visit the trail between March and May. If you visit between June and August, you can see the beautiful waterfalls.
And if you visit between September and February, you can view the stalactites and stalagmites in the cave. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to many species of birds and reptiles.
Stroll around the city and indulge in local food
When you visit the city of Curepipe, do not forget to visit the market. This is one of the best places where you can get an authentic taste of the local cuisine. The market’s food section is filled with delicious, cheap food.
You can also indulge in some authentic street food, such as roti and prawn patties. There are plenty of delicious restaurants in the city where you can also enjoy some excellent Mauritian food. If you want to get an authentic experience, visit a restaurant that serves traditional food.
An experience you will never forget: Snorkelling with marine life.
If you are both avid swimmers and love the marine life, you should visit the beaches during your family Christmas vacation in Mauritius.
It is home to many species of fish.
Activities for families who want to try something new.
If you are the adventurous type of family that likes to try different things, here are some activities that you should try during your Christmas vacation in Mauritius.
Cycling is a great way to explore the island and get some exercise at the same time.
If you like cars, check out the Race Track in the city of Beau Bassin.
A great fan of extreme sports? You can visit the Vertigo Paragliding. Or, if you like big waves and adrenaline, you can visit the surfing spots near the city of Flacq.
The island of Mauritius is a blissful place to spend your Christmas. With endless beaches, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes, this island is the perfect place for a family to relax and bond during the yuletide season.
There is so much to do and see on the island that you will find it hard to leave. So don’t wait any longer, start planning your dream Mauritian family Christmas today!
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