Let’s go chasing waterfalls in Mauritius. Let’s try tasty street food, catch up with a giant tortoise and explore in the big garden under the sea. And when we’re tired from our tropical adventures, we can relax in one of Mauritius’ finest hotels. And mighty fine they are too.
This idyllic isle of powder-white beaches and swishing palm trees is paradise. Come to Mauritius for laid-back vibes, ludicrously bright blue lagoons and incredible golf courses. There’s hiking in the mountainous forests, rivers to explore by kayak, and waterfalls to discover amid the island’s glorious wilderness. Delve deep into the ocean on a diving expedition or snorkel in the shallows to see tropical fish. You can spot dolphins off the west coast and ask the locals for their recommendations when it comes to the best kitesurfing spots. As Mark Twain once wrote: Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.
"If you’re a golfer, Mauritius has some truly spectacular courses, from island courses accessible only by boat, to fairways overlooked by dramatic mountains."
"Delve into the local culture by sampling real Mauritian cuisine. Think spicy curries, prawns in hot sauce and piquant pickled vegetables – all served up from small restaurants in quiet fishing villages or brightly-coloured street food vans."
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Is Mauritius LGBT friendly?
Our luxury holidays are open to everyone and we are particularly proud to specialise in LGBTQ+ travel advice. Every hotel we've picked is LGBTQ+ friendly, ensuring Huben holidays are welcoming to all of our guests. Here’s the local lowdown around gay rights in Mauritius.
Is Mauritius gay friendly?
The first Gay Pride took place in 2005 and the island hasn't looked back since. Although Mauritius still has a way to go before homosexuality is fully legal, social attitudes are certainly starting to change. The Young Queer Alliance has been around for around 6 years and have played a huge role in initiating LGBTQ+ inclusion in the country.
Are there any Mauritius gay friendly hotels?
Huben Travel specialises in LGBTQ+ travel advice, so ask us about the best resorts on the island. Mauritius attracts around one million visitors each year, tourists tend to gravitate towards the resorts, chiefly in the Grand Baie area. Tell us what you're looking for and we'll share our recommendations.
Mauritius LGBTQ+ rights - what are they?
Mauritius has recently signed up to a joint UN statement calling for an end to anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination. It even has laws in place to protect LGBTQ+ people from discrimination in the workplace and hate speech is also outlawed. Mauritius still has a way to go in overturning some of its laws, however it is moving in the right direction.