What’s New in Mauritius?

We bring you up to speed with all that’s fresh and upcoming on the island paradise of Mauritius.

  •  Family resort Le Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa will temporarily close from 02 May to under-take an extensive renovation program of its guest rooms, suites and public areas. More details on the refurbishment will be revealed in late March. The property is slated to reopen from early September this year.
  •  Find your inner zen by departing on a magical 10-day Mauritius yoga retreat with Active Travel. Departing from 26 March and running through until 04 April, the inaugural program includes visits to the Domaine des Aubineaux, a colonial house from the late 19th Century; excursions to the Ile des Deux Cocos; morning yoga and meditation sessions, and a tour of Trou aux Cerfs, an extinct volcano located in the middle of the central plateau.
  •  Mauritius’ many monuments and heritage sites will be open to the public for free between 22-23 April. There will be guided visits, open days and much more. The island boasts two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Le Morne Cultural Landscape and Aapravasi Ghat, inscribed in 2008 and 2006 respectively. Visit www.tourism-mauritius.mu for more information.
  • St Regis Mauritius Resort has appointed Nicolas De Visch as its Executive Chef. De Visch is an industry stalwart, bringing to the table more than 25 years of experience. Prior to his role at St Regis, De Visch worked in several Michelin Star restaurants across Belgium and France, including the three-star Michelin Bruneau in Brussels, as well as executive chef roles within top luxury hotels including Grand InterContinental Seoul in Korea, the W Taipei and the InterContinental Doha in Qatar.
  • Uncover a side of Mauritius rarely seen by most travellers with Explore!. Highlights include stargazing with a local astronomer, exploring the local markets of Mahebourg and learning how to cook traditional creole food during a cookery class in Port Louis. Trips depart in June, August, September and October 2017 and cost from $4,339 per person. The price includes 13 nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, some other meals, transport and the services of an Explore Leader, driver and local guides. For details, visit www.exploreworldwide.com.au