When you jet off on Mauritius holidays, you’ll probably be thinking about relaxing on golden beaches, swimming in the clear sea and generally unwinding in the sunshine. Don’t neglect the island’s restaurants and nightlife, though; after all, you need something to do once the sun goes down.
Mauritius is a popular luxury holiday destination for a number of reasons, not least its fantastic hotels. There are numerous resorts where you can spend a week or two in the utmost comfort, with everything you could possibly need on hand.
Visit one of the hotels run by Beachcomber in Mauritius, for example, and you won’t even need to leave the confines of your resort if you want to sample some of the best of the island’s cuisine.
Spend your break in Trou Aux Biches, for instance, and you’ll have a choice of six restaurants serving everything from Indian and Thai food to international cuisine and local seafood specialities. If you have booked a honeymoon to Mauritius, meanwhile, the Dinarobin Hotel is the ideal option, with Saveur des Iles the perfect place to tuck into French delicacies with a Mauritian twist in a romantic setting.
Of course, there is nothing to stop you heading out to some of Mauritius’s towns and cities where you can sample a wide variety of cuisine. This island nation’s dishes have been influenced by numerous societies over the years, taking on all manner of Chinese, Indian, Creole and European flavours.
As a result, you can expect to find wonderfully varied food in its restaurants. Head to La Plancha in Grand Baie if you love barbeque dishes, for example, with all manner of meats and seafood grilled to perfection here. If you’re looking for an establishment with a relaxed atmosphere where you can indulge in sumptuous food and wash it down with some classy cocktails, Cocoloko, also in Grand Baie, will be right up your street. The restaurant serves an array of international dishes and its setting in a tropical garden makes it perfect, day or night.
Should you wish to explore a bit more of Mauritius from your west-coast base, it is well worth heading into the island’s interior, with Mapou a good choice if you’re hoping to enjoy a delicious lunch. La Table du Chateau is a restaurant that serves up delectable cuisine, with many of the ingredients grown in the grounds of the castle where it is located.
As the sun sets, Mauritius’s seaside towns come alive and one of the best places to visit if you’re looking for a little bit of everything is the Le Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis. Within the complex you’ll discover a range of restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as a cinema and a casino. Get dressed up to the nines and have a flutter on one of its roulette tables or try your luck at a hand or two of blackjack.
Should you be keen to have a late night out in Mauritius, Takanaka Bar and Club in Grand Baie is the place to go if you want VIP treatment. The club is fitted out with numerous comfy seating areas where you can relax with a drink, while there’s plenty of space to dance the night away if you want to. It even offers a snack menu throughout the evening, in case you get peckish after all that dancing!