Make it unforgettable: Our 5 tips for spending a better vacation in Mauritius.
Congratulations, you’ve decided to go on a vacation in paradise.
You can picture yourself there already, lying down on the sugary beaches, getting served Champagne with a click of your fingers, and diving head first in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean whenever you feel like it. Yes, Mauritius is paradise indeed.
But, if all you plan on doing is soak in vitamin D and go swimming, you’ll be missing out. Mauritius is one of the world’s prime luxury destinations and offers an experience which goes much further than a day at the beach.
From age-reversing spa vacations, to golf sessions in some of the best USGA courses in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius, offers a taste of Haute island living you won’t find anywhere else.
If you’d like to experience the island’s exclusive lifestyle and take your vacation from great to unforgettable, here, are our top 5 tips… (and don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time for the beach as well.
1. Explore the coast on a private yacht.
100% of our clients agree, the best way to enjoy a Mauritian sunset, is from the deck of a Catamaran and with a glass of Moet in hand.
Discovering the island’s coastlines from the comfort of these luxurious boats is guaranteed to be a highlight of your stay, and a memory you’ll think of long after you’ve left us… (and probably why you’ll be visiting again).
Coquille Bonheur will help you plot the ideal course for your needs and create a bespoke outdoor trip for you to enjoy. So, whether you want to go swimming with dolphins, visit deserted islets, dive above ancient shipwrecks or simply marvel at the island’s coastal landmarks, we’ll help you do it.
Should the temptation to jump into the crystalline waters of the lagoon prove too great while you’re out there, just ask your friendly skipper and he’ll be more than happy to stop the boat and let you have a swim. After all, it’s all about you.
2.Enjoy a romantic private dinner on a secluded beach
The crash of the waves, the touch of cool sand on your naked feet, a canopy of stars shining in the sky and a candlelit dinner waiting for you on a deserted beach… Whether you’re on your honeymoon or keeping the flame alive, there’s nothing better than a romantic getaway in the tropics.
To help you impress your significant other, and create timeless memories you’ll both day dream about, Coquille Bonheur can organise a candlelit dinner on one of the island’s most secluded beaches for you to enjoy.
An exclusive and private experience, every aspect of the dinner is in the hands of our excellent staff.
All you have to do, is tell our Chefs what you want on the menu, and they’ll create a gourmet experience using only fresh and locally sourced produce. With a private butler available to cater to your every need, all you’ll have to care about during this special moment, is each other.
3. Get driven to the best shopping on the island in your private luxury vehicle.
Luxury shopping has always been an ace in the hole for Mauritius.
People don’t usually associate far-flung tropical destinations with the likes of Hugo Boss, Lacoste, and Swarovski, but believe us, if you plan on doing some shopping while you’re here, you better pack light.
Because whether you want to bring home local arts and crafts, or fill your suitcase with designer brands, Mauritius, is more than able to accommodate your needs.
For a smooth shopping experience, Coquille Bonheur can provide you with a dedicated driver and a luxury vehicle to take you wherever you want to go on the island to indulge in credit card melting shopping sprees.
4. Golf & Spa
If you’re looking to improve your handicap, you’ll be hardpressed to find a more beautiful place than Mauritius to do so. With a number of internationally renowned golf courses, designed by the leading names in the field – including Ernie Els, Bernhard Langer and Peter Matkovich- Mauritius, has a lot to offer the avid enthusiast or budding amateur.
And, since we’re part of the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), you’ll be able to book the best courses on the island – including the USGA standard Four Seasons Mauritius at Anahita course – and enjoy exclusive rates reserved for Coquille Bonheur clients.
If you couldn’t care less about golf, why not escape to the soothing interiors of a spa while your significant other battles it out on the green? Our partnership with the island’s best hotels grants you access to exceptional spa experiences, including open air massages by the sea, or lush tropical gardens, and rejuvenating therapies which blend African, Indian and Asian techniques to perfection.
5. Le Pouce Mountain Hike
There’s nothing quite like observing the beauty of Mauritius from atop a mountain peak. We offer guided tours of the island’s most popular mountains, and whether you’re looking for the challenge of a steep cliff face, or a leisurely stroll to enjoy with the family, we can take you there.
For maximum reward with minimum efforts we strongly recommend Le Pouce mountain. Despite being the third highest peak in Mauritius, getting up there is easy ( but a decent workout nevertheless) and the views are postcard perfect once you reach the top. If you aren’t staying for long or just want the views without the commitment, it’s the perfect option.
All of the activities and excursions listed above are all bookable through Coquille Bonheur. If you’d like to discover our beautiful island in complete comfort and luxury, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we’ll be more than happy to show you around. We’ll handle every aspect of your trip and make sure to create a tailor made experience you’ll always remember.