7 reasons to spend Christmas in Mauritius

It may seem unusual to spend the holiday season in the tropics, especially if you’re used to a white Christmas! But what better way to see out the year than barefoot under the summer sun? Here are 7 reasons to choose Mauritius for a truly festive holiday.

1. (Really) treat yourself 

Gastronomic dinner at Heritage Resorts

Heritage Resorts has endless treats in store, all in a gorgeous setting: foie gras evenings and caviar and seafood tastings on the beach at Heritage Awali; a lobster and champagne festival at Heritage Le Telfair; and a caviar menu at Heritage Le Château. Forks at the ready for a culinary marathon!

2. Show off your artistic abilities…

Have you always dreamt of expressing your creativity? During this festive season, Veranda Resorts hotels will offer dance, painting, traditional Mauritian cooking and even towel art classes. At Veranda Paul and Virginie, you can even learn the art of pineapple cutting on January 1st – no, really, it’s an art!

3. … and enjoy the talent of local artists

Live music by local artists

Local art and music set the tone for the festive season at Veranda Resorts. Enjoy musical sundowners, jazz concerts, tropical dance shows, painting exhibitions and, of course, a traditional Christmas choir in all of our hotels!

4. Stop worrying about the children

Activities for kids at Veranda Resorts and Heritage Resorts Mauritius

One of the major advantages of spending Christmas in Mauritius is that you can relax while your children zip from one activity to another. And with a range of entertainment including pool parties, fashion shows and a mini-Olympics at Heritage Le Telfair; the Timomo Club Painting Exhibition at Veranda Palmar Beach; picnics at Heritage Nature Reserve; and a Boma Night at Heritage Awali (among other activities!), your little ones won’t have an instant to be bored!

5. Tee off under the stars, then dance the night away

Night golf at Heritage Golf Club

Discover night golf at Heritage Resorts with a 9-hole competition in the evening! DJs and cocktails will bring the event to a festive close in the golf course’s beautiful setting. If you prefer nightclubs to golf clubs, you’ll enjoy the themed nights hosted by Heritage C Beach Club throughout the month of December. And at Veranda Resorts, any excuse will do to boogie the night away after dinner! 

6. Eat exotic

At your Veranda Resorts hotel, discover “picksidoos” and “sorbet rapé” (shaved ice) to cool off with; classic Mauritian dishes perfect for a beachside lunch; sun-drenched barbecues; and brunches to treat yourself to a couple or family!

7. Fill up on local discoveries  

Fishing trip and discovery of oyster farming in Mauritius

You’ve made it all the way to Mauritius, so why not visit a barachois that’s home to protected species and an oyster farm? Veranda Paul and Virginie offers that excursion on the 24th of December. Or take part in the morning fishing trip aboard a traditional pirogue that’s available a few days later.

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