Deep Sea Fishing
Mauritius is a paradise for deep sea fishing. Species include the blue or black marlin, all types of sharks, yellow tuna, the Bonitos, the 'emperor', the 'pelerin', the 'becune' or the barracuda.
Huge fishes like the Blue Marlin roam our seas and hunt around the island from November to April, and very often until May. The ocean is 70 metres deep one kilometre away from the coast. Mauritius holds several world fishing records (IGFA), including that of the mako shark of 1115 pounds, the blue shark of 400 pounds, a bonito of 41.5 pounds, a white tuna of 224 pounds and a 'becune' of 125 pounds. African records (GFUA) mention a yellow tuna of 212 pounds and a white tuna of 224 pounds. Other specimens recently caught include blue marlins of 1430 and 1355 pounds. Fishing boats can be hired from almost all hotels. The most prestigious deep sea fishing competition is the Marlin World Cup which is hosted in December by La Pirogue Hotel.
Those seeking well-being during their holidays should be sure to visit the spas, new oases of peace where time stands still. Mauritius offers several world-class items.
If the seemingly endless miles of beaches, the natural hospitality of the Mauritian people and the huge range of different types of food are not enough , why not set off on a very special journey !
Pay a visit to some of the spas, where you can put yourself into the capable hands of experts and allow yourself to be carried away by your senses. These spas are now regarded as a must, on the tourist itinerary.
The islands most famous spas include One&Only Le Saint Geran, the Royal Palm, Hilton, Prince Maurice, Beau Rivage, Oberoi, The Residence, Sofitel Imperial and Dinarobin hotels where holidays also mean fitness and enlightened senses.
What could be more pleasant than being on holiday on a dream island whilst having the opportunity to improve your golfing skills.
Several of our hotels have excellent golf courses. Three 18 holes : Le Paradis at Le Morne Belle Mare Plage hotel, and One&Only Le Touessrok Golf Course. Five 9 holes: at Trou aux-Biches, Shandrani (Blue Bay), St Geran (Poste de Flacq), Maritim (Balaclava) and the Sofitel Imperial (Wolmar). Belle Mare Plage has two championship golf courses : Legends and Links. Most of these hotels have a club house with a locker room for customers'equipment and a shop.
There are instructors to attend to customers'needs including private tuition. Golf balls, clubs and caddies can be hired. An 18-hole golf course also exists at the Gymkhana private club in Vacoas. Visitors have to pay an entrance fee to be able to play.
The most spectacular golf course of Mauritius is probably the "One&Only Le Touessrok Golf Course". One&Only Le Touessrok Golf Course is on its very own tropical island, fringed by white sands with a backdrop of green mountains -truly one of the world's great golf settings. All 18 holes have views of the ocean. There are nine lakes in all, with a number of holes requiring tee shots across sea inlets to the fairways. Bernard Langer has designed the course to challenge advanced players, while remaining exciting and playable for recreational golfers.
The number of tourists-only duty-free shops where passports and air tickets must be shown is on the increase. Prices are very reasonable. What can one buy in Mauritius?
Models of old ships. Note : Airline companies charge for freight on ship models according to size and weight. Mauritius has an enviable reputation for textiles production,namely for pull-overs and knitwear. Leading brands of shirts, trousers, suits, dresses, suits for women, shorts or swimwear are sold at unbeatable prices.
Basket work,embroidery, pottery, cut stones and recycled glass are very much in demand. Those who love cooking will be able to take back fruit jellies, chillies, and other types of spices and pickles -delicious bits of raw vegetables soaked in oil, spices and chilly. Do not forget to buy some vanilla tea or rum. Only accredited shops are allowed to sell duty-free goods to tourists.
Coffret des Iles, on the other hand, offers a wide range of gift-parcels ready to offer, home delivered in France, England and Germany within 72 hours.
Your Coffret des Iles can also be purchased in most of the hotel's shops or with your Tout Operator's local representative.
These are the famous restaurants in Mauritius-
La bonne marmite
18, Sir William Newton Street
Bonny Air Travel & Tours Ltd
Fon Sin Building,
12, Edith Cavell Street
Solis Indian Ocean
PCL Building, 3rd Floor
43 Sir W.Newton Street
Tel: (230) 212 6918 - Fax: (230) 212 6919
Connections Tourism Management Ltd
29, Rue Sir William Newton
Rue S. Venkatesananda
5A, Bernard de St Pierre
Concorde Tourist Guide
Le Cafe Du Vieux Conseil
Vieux Conseil Street
Duke Of Edinburgh Street
Happy Valley Restaurant
Port Louis Waterfront