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Birds, Trees and Wildlife: Ecotourism in Mauritius

  • Angie Aspinall (text) Richard Aspinall (photos)
  • 13 November 2012

The natural history of Mauritius makes a strong case for conservation. After all, it’s an island where many native species have already become extinct, most notably the Dodo. Our principal reason for visiting was to learn about the nature conservation work being carried out. We learned that if your idea of a holiday in Mauritius has been all about lying on a beach in the sunshine, think again! Mauritius is a dream destination for ecotourists.

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Photo of the Week: White Sands and Blue Waters, Mauritius

  • Emmanuel Ramdhony (photo) Maurisun (text)
  • 26 February 2012

Resorts, such as the Shanti Maurice A Nira really make the most of the incredible white sands and turquoise gradients that characterise Mauritian beaches. The resort goes to great lengths to operate in harmony with its surroundings, and serves to complement – rather than compete with – the natural beauty of its location. Built using natural materials, the Shanti blends into the landscape perfectly.

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Photo of the Week: Traditional Kitchen Utencils at Eureka House, Mauritius

  • Image/text by Maurisun International/Kevin Koborg, whl.travel local connection in Mauritius
  • 6 December 2009

The memory that many travellers take home from a holiday stay in Mauritius is that of silent beauty – a vision of turquoise lagoons with sandy beaches, fishermen along the shore or in their boats and palm trees silhouetted against a spectacular sunset. It’s a magical, but typical take on a tropical island vacation. Like…

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World Tourism Day: Tourism – Celebrating Diversity

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 27 September 2009

On 27 September 2009, the world commemorates World Tourism Day for the 30th time. World Tourism Day is an annual focus on tourism-themed events identified by the UN General Assembly on the recommendation of the Executive Council of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). It is hosted each year in a new country. The 27th…

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Seeing Mauritius like a Mauritian: Savouring Chamarel

  • whl.travel
  • 3 November 2008

The island nation of Mauritius (aka Ile Maurice) sits in the waves of the southwest Indian Ocean. Its white sandy beaches and immaculately groomed hotel grounds draw in thousands of travellers every year. Many are also eager to find the ‘real Mauritius’, so here is a special inside look at how a Mauritian might take…

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