Mauritius begins its gradual reopening in July: Travel Weekly
After months of border closures, Mauritius will once again welcome international travelers, from July 15.
This beautiful island off the south-eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean has announced its phased opening in 2021. The first phase, from July 15 to September 30, will allow vaccinated travelers to spend a vacation on the island. ‘Isle. Vacationers will be able to enjoy the facilities at the premises of their choice, including the swimming pool and the beach. If guests stay longer than 14 days and have negative PCR tests during their stay at the resort, they will be able to explore the island.
In October, vaccinated travelers will be allowed unrestricted entry upon presentation of a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of departure.
The Black River Gorges National Park is popular with hikers. Photo credit: Benny Marty / Shutterstock.com
Mauritius is the ideal destination for a well-deserved wellness break on a tropical island. That’s why Lux Resorts & Hotels and SALT Resorts have launched a series of collectible wellness experiences. Healthy cooking, sunrise yoga, natural effects, and therapeutic spa treatments are some of the restorative benefits of these experiences.
Lux Le Morne Resort offers travelers snorkeling expeditions from a traditional canoe. A member of the resort team will also serve as a local guide, sharing insightful stories about the island and its history. Back on dry land, the experience includes a garden-by-glass cocktail class in the resort’s herb gardens. While checking fitness and eco-protection, travelers can enjoy plogging (a Swedish invention combining jogging and garbage collection) in the Black River Gorges National Park, home to endangered wildlife and over 700 species. flora and fauna.
The Lux Grand Gaube Resort & Villas has launched a Hug Me Honey experience. Travelers will tour the resort’s eight beehives, home to around 240,000 hardworking bees, and learn all about the resort’s beekeeping efforts. Then there will be a honey scrub session, followed by honey cocktails and a honey dinner hosted by the executive chef. Travelers will also receive a beekeeping kit, so they can build their own beehive at home.
Discovering Mauritian cuisine and culture
For travelers who opt for a Mauritius vacation after October or who choose to take a longer vacation, Mauritius will be open to tourism and wellness experiences outside of the resorts. They will be able to live a range of immersive experiences and discover the culture, cuisine and art of the island.
My Moris offers several cultural and culinary discovery activities off the beaten track. Tours are designed to support locals and their traditional small businesses. Travelers can learn the art of weaving bamboo baskets in a small village, weave vacoas leaves into baskets, or visit the farmer’s market with a local and learn how to cook traditional dishes.
For those who wish to combine their wellness getaway with a bit of history, the Mauritian Tea Route is definitely worth a detour. The Tea Route allows travelers to explore the making of teas, rum, vanilla and essential oils. He will take them back to colonial times with visits to Domaine des Aubineaux, Bois Cheri and Domaine Saint Aubin.
For the more active wellness traveler, Mauritius offers scenic hikes. A good option is the Black River Gorges National Park, well known for its thick jungle-like vegetation and pretty waterfalls; lots of turtles; and fantastic birds, including pink pigeons and green parrots, two rare species that were redeemed after near extinction. Another unique hike allows travelers to “walk on water” to the surrounding isolated islets. They can discover the magnificent Ilot Fourneau off Le Morne and Ile aux Benitiers from the coast of La Gaulette.