Our specialist team delight in devising unique holidays, particularly when combining the comfort and style of a luxury hotel with the discovery of local culture and authentic experiences. And we can do this in Mauritius too! As well as enjoying luxurious resort facilities, this itinerary includes guided specialist tours as well as a private catamaran cruise - perfect for a honeymoon or special anniversary holiday perhaps... or simply if you want to see a little more of Mauritius.
Your main stay is at the 5* Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa beside a beautiful white sand beach on the west coast. Staying in a private pool villa, as well as enjoying delicious cuisine and impeccable service, you have access to the resort's many facilities. These include: the hotel's renowned Spa & Wellness centre, a haven for relaxation with exclusive Signature therapies, yoga and meditation, plus a range of Ayurveda treatments and which you can read more about in our blog; there's also complimentary access to the neighbouring 18-hole Tamarina golf course, just a 5-minute car transfer away.
As part of your stay, we've included two guided excursions to give you a real taste of Mauritian culture and the island's natural beauty. Firstly, enjoy a half day walking tour of the capital Port Louis on a fascinating historical & street food tour. Your specialist local guide will take you on a culinary adventure as you visit colourful streets in different neighbourhoods away from the tourist areas. Included are the spice quarters as well as Chinatown and there will be plenty of time to sample an assortment of street food and an array of Mauritian flavours.
Your second excursion is something very different - an Electro Bike discovery tour of the unspoilt southern mountains and coast of Mauritius. Being a power-assisted bicycle, there's little effort needed (well, a little bit!), but it leaves you free to discover the real beauty of the island's natural landscape as well as meeting some of the local inhabitants. You are escorted by a guide for the whole day and you also have the comfort of a back-up safety vehicle if the going gets too tough. The excursion includes visits (and tastings) at the Chamarel rum distillery as well as a typical local lunch overlooking a sparkling coastal lagoon.
Read more about these excursions, plus many more options, on our Mauritius Experiences page.
Last, but by no means least, enjoy a private Catamaran cruise along the western coast of Mauritius. Enjoy two protected sanctuaries in the Northern Isles, a breathtaking sail past Le Morne mountain, plus the opportunity to possibly swim with dolphins in Tamarin Bay. Your crew prepares meals on board, leaving you to enjoy many highlights including lying on the catamaran's trampoline while admiring the sublime Mauritian sunset!
This itinerary is purely a guide and can be tailored to suit your personal requirements. The excursions & experiences can be booked for specific days of your holiday according to the days they operate; our Mahlatini experts will discuss this with you. Similarly, the private Catamaran cruise will be tailored into the itinerary as required. Please call us for more details.
Whatever your budget, our travel experts will work with you and give expert advice to make the very most of your available time and funds. They will guide you on the best time of year to travel, select the best value destinations and secure the little ‘add-ons’ that will make your tailor-made trip that extra bit special.
We are confident that we will offer highly competitive rates direct from our supplier network but we are always happy to compare with other quotes to ensure you secure the best value.
Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Mauritius
Upon arrival at Mauritius Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team for your private car transfer to Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa
An early morning private car transfer to Grande Baie where you will be welcomed aboard your private catamaran by your skipper
After disembarkation you will have a private car transfer back to Maradiva Villas Resort for your final night in Mauritius
Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road to Mauritius Airport where you will connect with your international flight home