Mark Twain once said that heaven was fashioned after the island of Mauritius and if he had done a little more exploring he’d have found that there is so much more to Mauritius than just its fabled white beaches, cerulean waters, and luxury hideaways. Mauritius has numerous hiking trails that take hikers up through forested mountains while the ocean provides unbelievable diving excursions. Tours of the country’s famous botanical gardens and colonial houses are also available, and with so many options, guests can enjoy the kind of holiday that perfectly suits their expectations.
The Seychelles are described by writers as Mother Nature’s most astounding work of art. When flying over these islands, and seeing the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean lapping on the sun bleached sands that encircle each island, it is quite difficult to believe that such a gorgeous place exists. But it does, and guests from all over the world have the opportunity to treat themselves to a luxurious break. The Seychelles are an idyllic getaway and guests can choose how they’d like to experience the islands. Whether it is lazy days spent soaking up the relaxed vibe on the beaches, beneath the palm trees, or exploring the marine life and coral reefs below the waves.
For those who love to spend their time outdoors, Madagascar is just the place. Spotting lemurs in their natural habitat, hiking through gorges, spending some time exploring deserts, and simply sitting on the beach, watching the world go by, Madagascar is the dream destination. The island is a wild world, home to 5% of all known plant and animal life on the planet. A place made for the intrepid traveller looking for an adventure, the island has numerous national parks set aside for conservation, and the most astonishing biodiversity. Great swathes of dense natural rainforest cut off some places from the rest of the country, making a holiday here feel like a real escape from it all.