Mauritius: the perfect place for a winter escape

The northern hemisphere is going to be cold for a while longer. In fact, the worst is yet to come. But Villanovo, UltraVilla’s Mauritius expert, tells of an island where you can take refuge from the wet and frosty weather. Where sunshine, heat, and sandy beaches await!

Mauritius is an ideal holiday destination for this time of year. This little corner of East African paradise is surrounded by twinkling turquoise waters and covered with pure white sand. Home to beautiful beaches and sumptuous landscapes, as well as lots of unusual activities to experience with friends and family, this little drop in the Indian Ocean has it all. One thing is for sure, you will need at least two weeks to explore the countless experiences of this incredible island.

With a carefully curated collection of the very best luxury villas on Mauritius, there’s a dream property in Villanovo’s portfolio ready to be made your island home-from-home, and base from which to explore all Mauritius has to offer.

Here, Villanovo invites you to discover why booking your early 2019 holiday in Mauritius is a must!



Diverse and wonderful landscapes to discover

Over the last few years, Mauritius has become an idyllic destination for travellers. It’s unsurprising considering its heavenly beaches and breathtaking mountains. Every inch of the island offers lush and paradisiacal landscapes.

In addition to the enchanting setting, its natural spaces form an astonishing diversity. Villanovo promises that you won’t get bored.

Swaying to the east, on Aigrette Island, you have sheltered and unusual vegetation surrounded by turquoise waters, or at Ile aux Cerfs, where you will find beautiful white sand beaches with sublime shades of blue.

On the south side, you will find the famous Chamarel, with its breathtaking rainbow colours and lush waterfalls. The Black River region offers deep canyons, perfect for an array of activities. Also on this side of the island lies Le Morne, home to fascinating remnants of the colonial period.

Finally, in the northern islands, the island of Amber hides wild landscapes; the Plate Island is home to large uninhabited spaces, and the Coin de Mire shelters huge rocks that are sure to impress you.

Mauritius offers so many opportunities of extraordinary discoveries, that really should not be missed.



Unforgettable activities and unmissable experiences

This great diversity of natural spaces makes Mauritius home to many activities and experiences, which can be enjoyed with friends, family, or independently.

For those who like to be beside the seaside, you will find 1001 ways to explore the Indian Ocean’s turquoise waters. Those who like to keep active can kitesurf, and thrill seekers can ride the waves in a seakart. For more peaceful marine discovery, indulge in a catamaran cruise, or take a boat trip. If you prefer to be under the sea, exploring the seabed, then scuba diving, seabob, snorkelling and undersea walking are made for you! How about admiring this sumptuous monochrome of blues, in an unusual way, by indulging in parasailing? Mauritius really is a place where dreams come true; even those dreams of swimming with dolphins!

Up in the mountains, you will find the most incredible landscape before you, laden with forests, jungles and waterfalls. Venture on a hike through unusual terrain, dominate the mountains while you climb, fly over the island on a zip line, or ride a buggy for an adventure course. Indulge in canyoning, and feel your adrenaline rise as you explore the hearth of waterfalls. You really can make these preserved natural treasures your playground.

And if you travel with your family, what better than to see your little ones amazed by the beauty of the Mauritian fauna? There is lots of fun to be had in one of the many adventure parks of Mauritius, where young and old alike can witness incredible and unusual species such as lions, zebras, giraffes, living in a natural environment.

Not only can Villanovo find you a dream home-from-home on Mauritius, but they can help you organize your entire visit. Most of Villanovo’s recommended activities can be found on the website, but they encourage you to reach out with your requirements and preferences, so that they can make sure you realize these sublime experiences in Mauritius.



Don’t miss out on the best villas!

Villanovo has a sumptuous selection of more than 80 luxury villas in every gorgeous corner of Mauritius, which means you have a wealth of choice, providing you book in advance.  Villanovo’s high-end properties are all perfectly positioned, surrounded by enchanting landscapes and never far from the countless activities that prove popular by travellers. Despite the considerable collection, demand is high, and some of the best villas can often get booked up more than a year in advance!

Villanovo promises you “feet in the water” holidays: Indeed, the majority of villas have their own pool, whether it’s heated, infinity or secure, as well as direct access to one of the many paradisiacal beaches of Mauritius. All villas offer exceptional sea views, often by way of a lush tropical garden.

In addition to this heavenly setting, unique facilities are available across Mauritius. For the ultimate in relaxation, enjoy the hammam, spa, and Jacuzzi. For active types, you can find tennis courts, golf courses, and fitness rooms. For families travelling with children, you will find Villanovo’s “children welcome” selection come in very handy, with equipment adapted for your little ones.

When you holiday with Villanovo, your experience is accompanied by an exclusive and personalized service. From your dream villa research with an expert adviser, to the smooth running of your stay on the island with a concierge service and house staff, Villanovo is committed to providing you an exclusive but authentically local experience. Finding your perfect villa in an ocean of so many possibilities can seem daunting, but with Villanovo on hand, you don’t need to worry. Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers; it is never too early to book your Mauritian vacation.



Recommended Reading

Villanovo UltraVilla Profile

A Guide to Luxury Travel & Accommodation is Mauritius

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