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World class golf in Mauritius

Mauritius is the ultimate year-round golfing destination.

Beachcomber provides an exceptional golfing experience for guests, complete with package options and professional coaching. The 18-hole, par 72-championship golf course at Paradis is considered among the best golf courses in the Indian Ocean.

At Shandrani, the challenging 9-hole mashie course has a unique layout and golfers consider it great practice for their short game. Set against a canvas of crystal seas and an impossibly blue sky, there cannot be a more beautiful place in the world to play that perfect round of golf.

At hotels where there is no course, golf can be arranged at Paradis or at Mont Choisy Le Golf, a brand new 18-hole golf course in the north of Mauritius.

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Mauritius, a voyage of discovery….

Mauritius has something to offer everyone, from adventurous thrill-seekers to enthusiastic golfers or couples wanting some time out recharge, relax and renew. Your adventure begins now...

With eight of the finest resorts in Mauritius, none less than 4-star, The BeachTravel team is very proud to be one one of the top ten agencies in Southern Africa to represent Beachcomber brand in Mauritius.

A jewel in the Indian Ocean Islands, Mauritius is one of the top destinations for South African holidaymakers. This exotic destination never fails to delight newlyweds seeking a romantic honeymoon or families looking for a fun and sun filled holiday package. The ‘Kid’s Club’ was pioneered in Mauritius as well as the all-inclusive package which is very popular with the “leave-your-wallet-at-home” concept. It is still one of the most affordable destinations offering an array of four-star to luxurious five-star resorts to suit every taste and budget!

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The Webtours team has done it again! For the fifth consecutive year the company’s Beachtravel business is in the running for a place in the Beachcomber Top 10 Premier Awards.

The awards recognize the top 10 travel agencies in South Africa and are based on bookings made for leisure clients for honeymoons, small weddings and families. 

“As the only independently owned agency, it is indeed a feather in our cap and we thank our repeat clients for their continued support,” says Webtours chief executive Edwina Fletcher. 

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When it comes to tropical bliss, few destinations can compete with Mauritius honeymoons. Few besides Seychelles honeymoons that is, which tie very closely in the tropical paradise stakes. Both of these exotic destinations have all of the ingredients necessary for pure indulgence, balmy weather, warm blue waters, white sands and a sense of escaping it all.

While both of these beautiful islands have plenty to offer honeymooners, there are a few differences that make each destination unique. Depending on your budget and specific requirements for your first romantic escape as a married couple, each will provide you with just the right setting for tropical bliss.

Keep reading to see what makes each of these destinations an idyllic choice for tropical honeymoons.

Why Consider Mauritius Honeymoons?

Mauritius honeymoons take you to the Indian Ocean, about 2000 kilometres off the African coast. A short direct flight from most cities in South Africa, this island nation includes smaller islands as well as the island of Mauritius. It is characterised by ancient, dormant volcanoes, mountains, nature reserves, lagoons, rich marine life and wildlife, historical attractions and a diverse culture rich in French, Indian, Asian and British influences.

The island is known for its wide range of activities, with a large number of resorts to be found that offer everything from water sports to 4x4 excursions, paragliding, scuba diving and kids’ activities. Most resorts are all-inclusive as well, with tennis courts, entertainment facilities and other facilities to enjoy. Key highlights to enjoy include the capital city of Port Louis, which has a vibrant nightlife and much to see and do for those wanting a night out; Blue Bay, an iconic beach location; Chamarel, a village with a nature reserve and lots of other sights to take in and Black River Gorges, an incredible nature reserve that offers adventure activities and plenty of things to see and do.

With the wide variety of resorts available in Mauritius, there is a resort to suit every person, every budget and every desire. Quiet resorts with beautiful beaches, luxurious spas and complete privacy. Fun, vibrant resorts that offer every water sport, land sport and organised group class your heart desires. Resorts that pride themselves on their spectacular choice of restaurants and varied food choices - some so famous that repeat clients insist on booking around the buffet schedule. Resorts that are close to the main towns, giving you the opportunity to explore the local entertainment and cuisine offerings. All-Inclusive resorts that offer you everything you need in the same place, without having to think about taking out your credit card.

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Why Consider Seychelles Honeymoons?

Seychelles honeymoons meanwhile are also enjoyed within the Indian Ocean, taking you to an archipelago of 115 islands off East Africa. This destination also has a rich history, with French and British rule influencing its diversity before gaining independence. As the Seychelles are spread out over a larger area, many parts are remote and quiet, making this an ideal choice for couples wanting to escape to their own oasis of paradise.

While activities tend to veer more towards quieter pursuits such as island exploring, boat cruises and scuba diving, there is still plenty to do here. But relaxation takes precedence. With many unspoiled beaches, tranquil bays, nature reserves, spas and natural hotspots to enjoy, honeymoons here are all about unwinding and getting away from it all; island style. Highlights include Curieuse, one of the only islands where Coco-der-mer grows naturally; Sainte Anne Marine National Park, an untouched, beautiful park and scuba diving spot where dolphins and turtles are found and Anse Major, a secluded beach accessible from Mahe by hike or boat.

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Ultimately, deciding on which destination is best for you comes down to your personal choice, budget and tastes. Chatting to a Travel Expert can also help narrow the options down, so contact us today. Both Mauritius honeymoons and Seychelles honeymoons provide a quintessential tropical romantic holiday that is sure to be treasured forever!

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Mauritius family holiday specials make it possible to plan an unforgettable holiday to tropical paradise, with discounted rates on anything from flights to accommodation (or all of the above). The trick in taking advantage of such specials is to first find packages that are best suited to your budget and needs however. This way, you will get the best value possible.

How do you go about finding the best Mauritius family holiday deals and packages?

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Finding Mauritius Family Holiday Specials

Some tips to help you plan an affordable family holiday in this exotic, action-packed Indian Ocean destination include the following:

1.     Consider the season. Like many other tropical destinations, Mauritius has a dry season and a wet season. The latter falls during summer, between November and April. During this time of year, humidity is high, and storms (including cyclones) are more frequent. The dryer, slightly cooler time runs during winter, with mild weather. Both seasons have much to offer, but the peak season between December and January can be busier and more expensive. Consider planning your trip during a cheaper season to take advantage of reduced rates, or look for specials that take advantage of seasonal fluctuations.

 

2.     Consider the resort. No matter how good the price is, if the accommodation is not up to standard, it will not be worth your while. When travelling with kids, you may need to consider special facilities such as cots, child care services and additional rooms to fit your family. Accommodation in the form of resorts or hotels that have plenty of inclusive facilities are often more worth the cost than those that do not have anything to offer besides lodging.

 

3.     Consider other inclusions (and exclusions). Specials are always welcome… as long as they include enough things to be a truly good deal. If major expenses are not included, you may end up paying a lot more in the long run. Be sure what is included in the deal, and what is not, so that you can accurately budget for your holiday without the risk of hidden costs.

With so many deals to be found online, it has sadly become easier for scammers to take advantage of those looking for genuine deals. Whenever you enquire about an offer you find, always check to see that the provider is an authorised, trusted company that has contact people whom you can speak to, contact information on the website, and if possible, testimonials or reviews from happy customers. When a deal seems too good to be true, follow your instincts and investigate further before making any deposits.

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If you want to find reliable, authentic packages and deals that you can always rely on, our Mauritius family holiday specials give you the best value for your money along with full peace of mind that comes with years of experience within the travel sector.

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With an abundance of Seychelles honeymoon packages to be found out there, choosing one that is best suited to your budget and specific needs is not always the easiest task in the world. Some may seem to tick all of your boxes at first glance, but a closer look reveals hidden costs or exclusions that put you right back to the drawing board without getting any further in making your honeymoon plans.

It goes without saying that this beautiful island destination is synonymous with romance. For honeymoons, it brings to mind warm days lazing on white sandy beaches, taking a dip in clear azure waters, trying delicious island meals together as a couple, sipping brightly coloured cocktails watching the sunset and relishing balmy evenings in paradise. Just how close you get to actual paradise depends entirely on the type of Seychelles honeymoon package you choose.

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Everything You Should Know About Seychelles Honeymoon Packages

Some things to consider that will help you fine-tune your island honeymoon plans to perfection include the following:

·       Try and get as close to all-inclusive as possible. At the very least, the package should include accommodation, breakfasts and selected activities. Preferably, flights, other meals and transfers to and from airport and hotels should also be included. This can help bring down costs significantly, so the more that is included, the better. Also the more you can pay ahead of your trip, the less you need to worry about when you are in paradise.

 

·       Consider the time of year you will be travelling. Some packages are cheaper during certain times of year, with discounts during off-peak periods. From a practical point of view besides costs, it is also a good idea to know when you will be honeymooning. In Seychelles, the rainy season runs in summer, with monsoons and storms occurring especially from December to March. Prices are usually reduced during the less attractive weather periods, but know that as with any tropical destination, rain will very seldom fall for days on end. The weather changes quickly.

 

·       Always read the fine print. This sounds a bit obvious, but in all of the excitement of making honeymoon plans, it is easy to miss those sneaky exclusions, hidden costs and other information not made abundantly clear. Be 101% sure that you know exactly what the package entails – costs, inclusions, exclusions, terms, deposits and any other detail… no matter how small it may seem.

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Taking the time to plan and research your best options is a good way to get the best deals. Likewise, taking the time to choose a provider that gives you the best value for your money will help you further stretch out your honeymoon budget, giving you more funds for romantic activities such as spa trips, horse riding on the beach, snorkelling and wining and dining.

To learn more about our wide range of Seychelles honeymoon packages, contact us today and let us know how we can help your “Happily Ever After” dreams come true.

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 by WSI Mel 

With so much to see, do and experience on a family holiday in Mauritius, it comes as no surprise that this exotic Indian Ocean destination is a popular favourite for families from all over the world. Beaches, lush nature reserves, natural forests, kid-friendly activities, delicious cuisine and many exciting adventures lie in wait, along with sunshine much of the year around.

What are the best things to do during a visit to this beautiful tropical paradise? Let’s take a look…

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What to Do on a Mauritius Family Holiday

In no particular order, some of the top things to do on your Mauritius family holiday include the following:

1.     National Botanical Gardens of Mauritius

Originally created as a private garden for the island’s governor almost 300 years ago, this garden is one of the top landmarks to visit, and for good reason. Over 650 varieties of plants can be seen, including huge baobabs, medicinal plants, a spice garden and incredible giant water lilies.

2.     Sugar Museum and Factory

Holidays can be educational as well as fun, as the amazing L’Avontuur Sucre Sugar Museum and Factory proves. Positioned among green sugar cane fields, this ancient mill offers an interactive Sugar Adventure for kids that teaches the history of sugar production over the past two and a half centuries. This adventure tour features two of the island’s animals – the mynah bird and the mongoose. These mascots guide kids through the factory, taking them on a fun tour that is both informative and entertaining. At the end of the tour, sugar tasting can be done for those wanting to try up to 11 different sugars.

3.     Dolphin Cruises

Dolphin cruises are sure to be the highlight of any holiday in Mauritius – whatever your age. Cruise the West coast as you watch dolphin pods swim by, birds fly overhead and the warm, clear Indian Ocean waters glide by on this rewarding cruise. For kids of 10 years and older, some cruises also offer the chance to swim with dolphins – an incredible experience that will be remembered forever.

4.     Ile aux Cerfs

This island lies on the East coast, and is ideal for a day trip. Tours typically include transport from your hotel, with a boat trip to the island and a chance to explore the surrounds at your own pace. Sights to see on this scenic island include a waterfall among others.

5.     Casela Nature Park

In the South West, this lovely nature park offers a fun day out for the entire family. There are four themed worlds to explore – Safari, Nature, Mountain and Water. Also included is a discovery and learning area for children, with plenty of activities to keep them busy.

6.     Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park And Nature Reserve

Home to the island’s famous giant tortoises, as well as crocodiles, other reptiles, lush plants and springs filled with fish and prawns, this idyllic rain forest park is sure to be a hit with the whole family. There are shaded walking paths, a mini zoo and a butterfly park with thousands of beautifully coloured insects to see.

7.     Captain Nemo's Undersea Walk

In Grande Baie, you will have the chance to venture underneath the sea to a depth of three metres, wearing a special diving helmet reminiscent of ancient explorers and sea captains. View an array of amazing marine species, fish and corals as you explore a tropical lagoon that is warm and teeming with life.

8.     Domaine d’Anse Jonchée Nature Park

Nestled away in a rainforest, this park is home to many species of wildlife, including stags, Javan deer, monkeys, wild boar, hares and kestrels. Meander forest paths as you look out for animals, birds, insects and plants. There’s also a restaurant on site that serves local dishes.

9.     Labourdonnais Orchards

Taste delicious, freshly grown local tropical fruit directly from the source, as you explore one of the island’s most beautiful orchards. Here, kids can learn more about indigenous fruit and how it is grown, while also getting to try fruit they have picked themselves.

10.  Mauritius Aquarium

In the North West, the beautiful national aquarium is another spot worth visiting. It is home to some 200 species of marine creatures, ranging from brightly hued fish to live coral and sponges, sharks and popular residents such as crown squirrelfish and devil firefish. Kids of all ages (including fully grown kids) will love walking through the aquarium taking in the many amazing wonders.

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Daydreaming about planning a Mauritius family holidayContact us today and let us help you plan an unforgettable adventure in tropical paradise!

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