Mauritius as a MICE Destination
Mauritius serves as a perfect MICE destination. Besides its natural splendour, the island has all the key facilities required for organising successful meetings, conferences and events. The island offers a wide choice of accommodation, with a strong emphasis on luxury properties and a wide range of reputed international luxury hotel brands and boutique hotels. Mauritius has the infrastructure and superstructure to cater to MICE groups all year round. It has an advantage over other MICE destinations in the Indian Ocean as it has the region’s largest and most modern convention centre: the Swami Vivekananda Conference Centre in Pailles. This centre provides all the facilities needed for large international conferences – which can accommodate up to 5,000 people at any one time. Many Mauritian hotels also offer conferencing facilities and can cater to upto 800 people at a time. The Island boasts a wide variety of recreational activities that can be specifically geared around MICE groups – ranging from golf on lush green courses with the spectacularly turquoise sea as backdrop, to adventure sports such as quad-biking, trekking, mountain biking, zip-lining, catamaran cruises and exploring the ocean belly in a specially designed submarine. Groups can take up activities like walking with the Lions or visit the Casela Park or enjoy swimming with dolphins or marvel at the sight of the mighty whales.
Mauritius as a Honeymoon destination
To mark a unique beginning to your wedded life in a special place, your honeymoon destination should be Mauritius. More than 100 hotels and resorts on the island provide a range of packages catering to guest who are just married. In addition to discounts on room rent, they throw in a host of romantic value add-ons such as free spa or beauty treatments, fruit baskets, champagne, or private candle-lit dinners on the beach. There are endless options in Mauritius for the romantically inclined. Couples can go dolphin and whale watching, have lunch or dinner on a private island, cruise on a private catamaran or yatch, hire an underwater sub-scooter or chill out at a couple's spa and Jacuzzi. The newly-weds will definitely enjoy the fantastic climate and a plethora of outdoor activities along with the serenity and beauty of the Island. Mauritius has been awarded the Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination at the World Travel Awards 2013.
Mauritius as a Wedding destination
Gorgeous white sand beaches, cobalt blue lagoons, rugged volcanic highlands and unique bio diversity make the island of Mauritius an ideal destination wedding spot for the couple looking to tie the knot in a far off and enticing location. Situated in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius’ natural beauty, combined with its distinctive cultural diversity and luxurious hotel accommodations create a truly wedding experience. Mauritius boasts over 150 miles of pristine beaches, the third largest coral reef in the world, and several uninhabited islands that serve as natural preserves for the areas rare species of flora and fauna. A Mauritius wedding is perfect for the couple looking to create a memorable occasion that will live on long after the ceremony is over. Most hotels offer extensive wedding and honeymoon packages and have their own experienced wedding coordinator who will organise every last detail according to your wishes. MTPA gives incentives to groups of over 100 people travelling to Mauritius for events and staying for a minimum of two nights. These are in the form of cash-back and various other facilities including free excess baggage, special immigration counters at the airport, security for VIPs etc.
Mauritius as a Family Destination
The island’s safe beaches and gentle seas make the destination a great place for a family holiday. Activities include a fantastic zoological day out – tigers, monkeys, giant tortoises and 140 species of birds. Take a unique ‘walk with the lions’, try your hand in a fishing competition, whale and dolphin watching or enjoy the thrill of a mini quad-bike tour. The recently introduced new zip-line course is an addition to the burgeoning collection of child-friendly activities.
There are lots and lots of thrilling and exhilarating activities in Mauritius for you at every turn like kite-surfing, deep-sea fishing, trekking, ATV rides, paragliding, scuba diving, sky diving, riding cruiser bikes, helicopter and seaplane trips. Last, but not least, is to experience a unique and spectacular way of diving – without ever getting wet – on-board a real submarine!
Mauritius is the ideal destination for a family trip because parents as well as children do not have to sacrifice quality time for convenience here. Most hotels provide a kid’s club where children can pop in and out throughout the day. Teen clubs are becoming increasingly available, enabling slightly older kids of the same age group to hang out together, learn new skills such as water-skiing, or join in team-games or enjoy making sand castles on the beach.
Shopping experiences in Mauritius are astounding: ranging from shopping in a relaxed atmosphere in shopping centers, doing duty-free shopping or shopping in craft markets or even buying artisanal objects from hawkers on the beach or streets.
Mauritian cuisine is, like its population, colourful and crossbred. Once tasted, you cannot do without it. Mauritians are just as happy to experiment with recipes from Chinese, Indian or Muslim cuisines as they are with tempting Creole or European dishes. Mauritius is a place with an easy availability of Indian vegetarian food as well.
Mauritius as a Luxury Destination
Mauritius is an award-winning spa destination and regularly tops the polls of the best spa experiences in the world. While the island itself is a tranquil idyll, the spa experience takes people to a new level of peace and relaxation. The tropical surroundings complement the fact that some of the leading practitioners and experts in the spa and wellbeing industry are based in Mauritius. And this expertise translates into high standards and innovative techniques and treatments throughout the island's spa facilities. Visitors can choose from a range of Asian Ayurvedic massages, ocean‐inspired treatments or ancient African and Creole remedies made from local herbs and flowers. Clients leave feeling rejuvenated with a better understanding of their own health goals and nutritional requirements.
Mauritius is also positioning itself as a prime golf destination, as it has eight 18-hole golf courses and five 9-hole golf courses. Golfers who choose to visit Mauritius for their sporting holiday are set to enjoy much more than golf alone. They will experience, at first hand, the Mauritian people’s innate hospitality, friendliness and commitment to quality of service. They will have the opportunity to stay in excellent hotels, each offering a wide range of additional services, including wonderful spas and world-class cuisine.
Do not miss sailing in a Catamaran while watching a spectacular sunset. Treat yourself and your loved ones with a 3 hour evening cruise along the clear waters of the Mauritius. Watch the ocean all around you and feast on a Mauritian luxurious fine dining dinner. This will be a memorable night on board a unique luxurious motor-boat yacht.