Confident in the island’s diverse offerings of surf, sun, culture, adventure and scenic splendour, and its year-round warm tropical climate, the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) recently unveiled its winter season events calendar.
Health, wellness, sports and gastronomy are just some of the themes on the winter calendar this year, reinforcing the island as a destination of choice for all kinds of travellers, whether seeking fun and adventure, or relaxation and luxury.
As an all-year destination Mauritius boasts exquisite white sand beaches, amazing scenery, fun and adventure, water-sports, a variety of cuisine, premier beach-side hotels, distinguished golf villas and extravagant luxury apartments – not to mention warm and welcoming people and a diverse blend of culture.
From this perspective the Mauritius 2016 Winter Calendar offers an abundance of activities, showcasing a variety of thriving and diverse travel and tourism offerings across the island.
June – Sports & Wellness
June will welcome an estimated 3000 additional visitors to the island for the World Rugby 10s. If you are a tennis fan, The Mary Pierce Indian Ocean Series tennis tournament will see a legion of strong female athletes competing to improve their world rankings.
For those who prefer something on the calmer, more spiritual side of things, the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) will host a lifestyle and health conference on the island aligning with International Yoga Day, on 21 June 2016.
July – Trek, trails and marathons
Athletes and adrenaline junkies will flock to the mountainous landscapes of the island throughout the month of July to partake in various treks, trails and marathons across the island – some covering as long a distance as 100km on foot.
August – Gastronomy
As winter draws to a close, August will bring to the island gastronomic feast fit for a king, or any self-respecting foodie, with festivals and gatherings offering up the finest in local cuisine, creole cooking, international chefs and tastings of the very best of Mauritian rum from across the land.
September – Cycling
If you’re not ready to bid farewell to the island paradise, September is cycling month. – In an attempt to promote the interior of Mauritius, organisers have mapped out cycle tours fit for MAMILS (middle-aged men in lycra) and ladies alike.
Whether golf, yoga, cycling, gastronomy, trekking, shopping, working on your tan, or combining any of these with productive meetings and conferences, the island of Mauritius has so much to offer every type of traveller. This tropical dream is the most beautiful island you can experience and the only destination you will want to revisit again and again.