Mauritius, among the top 10 countries of 2018 for Lonely Planet, celebrating 50 years of independence with a party all winter long…
All festivals of the world live in Mauritius, the earthly paradise in the Indian Ocean.
Discovered by the Arabs, it was in the modern era a Dutch, French and then British colony, winning independence in March 1968. This anniversary is celebrated in 2018, focusing the spotlight on the glories of the past through a dense calendar of celebrations, given that the Republic of Mauritius, founded in 1992, has also proudly been declared the most democratic of the African continent.
Consulting the calendar of all festivals you will realize that in this paradise, recurrences and celebrations abound, also in virtue of the multiculturalism that characterizes it. Here take place Indian, Chinese, and all the most important folk festivals of the world.
The tropical island, once a pirate shelter, is nowadays known as a safe haven with luxury hotels on white sandy beaches with volcanic bottoms. It is an island to explore, with Indian temples, colonial houses, botanical gardens and opportunities to spot rare birds among tall ebony trees, or swim with dolphins. The Mauritians, a fusion of French, Indian, Creole and Chinese peoples, are renowned for their hospitality and for visitors to the island who are generally enthusiastic about the service.
The luxury here is surprisingly affordable – Mauritius has some of the best merit offers in the region. Remains of the British colonial era , between the tea plantations and the left hand drive, but the stalls of spices and fruit and vegetables in the markets, the performances of Segà and the ubiquitous icon of the dodo, add an exotic touch.
An important spot not to be missed is a stay at The Residence Mauritius. “The scent of ylang ylang fluctuates in this refined colonial-style hotel, inspired by the island’s sugar plantations: on a kilometer-long glorious beach of the east coast, it was the first hotel on the island to introduce butler service for every suite and heated pool, and its refined service makes it a reference point. Don’t miss the extraordinary holiday program of this glorious hotel, to start a new year in total beauty !!!