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 News - 08-Feb-2017

2017 Calendar Full For Mauritius Holiday Travellers

You can plan a holiday trip to Mauritius with the goal of doing little else but sitting on the beach and soaking up the sun. A lot of people do just that. Still, there is a lot more to do in this tropical paradise if you are interested in getting out and about from time to time. You do not have to spend your entire holiday at the resort if you don't want to.

Mauritius is an island with plenty of adventure, water sports activities, inland exploration and exposure to local culture. There is no shortage of dining and shopping options either. Furthermore, there is a full calendar of special events that highlight what makes Mauritius so unique. For 2017, the calendar is more than full.

Here is just a sampling of the great events you might incorporate into your

Mauritius holidays:
• Maha Shivaratre (Feb/March) – This three-day festival is one of quite a few based on the Hindu religion. Thousands of Mauritian locals make a pilgrimage to Grand Bassin to wash themselves in the holy lake, collect some holy water to take home, and bring a sacrifice. Even non-Hindus find observing the faithful an incredibly moving experience.

• Mauritian National Day (March 12) – Mauritian National Day marks two distinct events: Mauritius' independence from Britain in 1968 and the establishment of the country's Republic in 1992. The day is celebrated every year with parades and local festivities that include music, dancing, and lots of great food.

• Indian Ocean Rowing Race (April-July) – As an event that spans many months, this race brings rowing teams from Australia all the way to Mauritius. You can catch the final leg of the race by visiting Mauritius in July. Just check a travel calendar to confirm the official race dates for this year.

• Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau (March-April) – Guests staying at the Constance Belle Mare Plage are treated to an annual culinary festival that takes place from the end of March to early April. The festival is open to guests of other resorts and locals as well. It is a seven-day event celebrating Mauritian cuisine.

We have barely scratched the surface with this very short list of events. Needless to say, there is a lot more. There are horse races throughout the spring and summer, the Surf Ski World Series in July, the annual Mauritius Ballroom Dancing Spectacular in September, and a number of additional Hindu festivals that take place throughout the autumn months. The big highlight of November is the Festival International Kreol.

With so much to do, there is never a bad time to visit Mauritius. We invite you to contact us for assistance in planning your next holiday to the Indian Ocean region. We are an experienced UK travel operator specialising in catering to holidaymakers looking for a relaxing and unique experience in an idyllic location. Our affordable travel packages put you right where you want to be at a price you can afford.

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