Mauritius was introduced to golf more than 150 years ago and has since become a popular destination in the Indian Ocean for players throughout the world. The country has several world-renowned 18 and 9-hole courses, some of which have been designed by prestigious players such as Bernhard Langer and Ernie Els. Set between sea and mountains, the courses offer varied challenges to suit each and every golfer, whether beginner or pro.
Best known for its beaches and lagoons, Mauritius is also a land of hiking bound to seduce all those who enjoy long walks surrounded by nature. Even if the small volcanic island does not have a very rugged landscape (the country’s highest peak, the Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire, only stands at 828 meters above sea level), it nevertheless offers splendid views with its lagoon, mountains, waterfall and sugarcane fields. Hikers will get the chance to explore the 60-kilometer trails of the Black River Gorges National Park, and the different peaks of the island such as Le Pouce (in the centre), the Lion Mountain (in the South-East) and World Heritage Site in Le Morne (in the South West) – all offering unique and striking views.