Mauritius one of Lonely Planet’s Best Destinations


When compiling your bucket list of top travel destinations to visit in 2018, make sure that the paradise island of Mauritius is right up there.  If you are wondering why, it’s because this tropical Indian Ocean island has been named among the Top 10 Countries to Visit in Lonely Planet’s just-published Best in Travel 2018

Listed alongside such destinations as Chile, Portugal and New Zealand among others puts Mauritius in illustrious company as one of the world’s top destinations. And, it’s not hard to see why. With its stunning white beaches, dazzling sapphire seas, diverse culture, delicious cuisine, and an array of exciting sporting and adventure activities, as well as offering the most romantic wedding and honeymoon settings, Mauritius offers an abundance of reasons to place it at the top of your dream travel destinations.

It is also just a short, four-hour trip from South Africa, with flights departing from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. No visas are required, which takes another travel hassle out of deciding where to book your next holiday, and the wide variety of accommodation on offer, from five-star luxury hotels to self-catering apartments, makes this destination even more appealing for travellers.

The annual bestseller, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel, ranks the hottest, must-visit countries, regions and cities for the year ahead. Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet’s staff, authors, and online community, it presents a year’s worth of inspiration to take travellers out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable – firmly setting the travel agenda for 2018.

As self-confessed travel geeks, its staff collectively rack up hundreds of thousands of miles each year, exploring almost every destination on the planet. And every year, they ask themselves: Where are the best places in the world to visit right now? These places are then shortlisted by a panel of in-house travel experts who consider criteria such as topicality, excitement and wow-factor to decide what to include in the best-selling, inspirational travel yearbook. Best in Travel 2018 is their definitive answer.

The destinations selected for this publication must offer travellers an outstanding experience in the year ahead: it could be that something special is going on in the year ahead.

And that is certainly the case with Mauritius, as the island will be celebrating a momentous milestone in its history – the 50th Anniversary of Independence. Gearing up for this special celebration, a series of national events and activities are currently being organised to culminate in March 2018.

The listing in the 2018 edition will guarantee wide-scale international visibility for Mauritius among local and global travellers alike, in addition to followers of various social media platforms and the 1,6 million subscribers of the British travel guide publisher.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit: and find the perfect package to satisfy your dream island holiday.

by Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority

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