There are some holiday destinations that are simply delectable, and both Mauritius and Thailand must rank among the most beautiful of all. Exclusive and relaxed yet exciting and rewarding, each has its own unique attributes. Beautiful beaches abound and blue seas lap the shores, but the countries offer much more besides lounging around on the sand.
Mauritius is a fascinating island off the east coast of Africa; a tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean that is as quaint as it is beautiful. The mix of nationalities that make up its population makes it a place where different cultures meet, and it is a friendly and welcoming place to take a break. The history of the island is one of great interest: variously governed by the Dutch, French and British, it now stands as a republic, and is one of Africa’s true gems.
The landscape you will experience during your luxurious Mauritius holidays is as diverse as the culture, and the local wildlife includes some of the rarest animals in the world. The island is famed as the place where the legendary Dodo was hunted to extinction hundreds of years ago. The jungles that cover the majestic mountains are a major attraction, and the stunning lagoons are ripe for diving and exploring the wonderful coral reef.
Most visitors head to the beautiful white beaches at Belle Mare on the East Coast, a stunning stretch of sand that is among the most glorious in the world, and there are many excellent beaches to the north and south of the island. Grand Baie is a town known for its traditional shops, while the pretty capital of Port Louis is home to some excellent restaurants serving local Creole dishes that are not to be missed.
Thailand is also home to some stunning beaches – especially the glorious Koh Phi Phi Island – and beautiful scenery, but there is a more exciting option for holidaymakers taking a break in this wonderful and friendly country. Bangkok is simply not to be missed, a city that is at once welcoming and endearing as well as being spectacular and exciting. This busy and bustling city has moved on with the times and now features some stunning hotels, but the old city itself still resonates with the traditional sights and sounds of Thailand.
Visit the glorious temples and palaces that are very much a part of Thailand’s rich history and sample local cuisine at some of the city’s restaurants or street stalls and you will understand why people who visit Bangkok come back time and time again.
The famous resort of Phuket is a favourite with many people, and combines the most beautiful white sand beaches you are ever going to find with the lively nightlife in the bars and restaurants of Patong. There really is something for everyone with Thailand Holidays 2013, and the chance to enjoy a luxurious break in one of the most beautiful locations on Earth is not to be missed.
Both Thailand and Mauritius have so much to offer the holidaymaker, and whether you are looking for a family break or a romantic interlude either of these beautiful places would make an ideal choice.