Mauritius v Maldives luxury hotel holidays

Comparing luxury hotel holidays in Mauritius and the Maldives

Mauritius and the Maldives are both islands in the Indian Ocean and whilst they enjoy some very similar characteristics, it’s worth knowing their differences to, so that you can judge the best Indian Ocean destination for you.
Basking in average winter temperatures hovering in the languid high-20s, and boasting some of the most luxurious beach hotels on the planet, Mauritius and the Maldives are wonderfully enticing options, both offering a stunning escape from the winter grind.
Some 250 miles south-west of India, the Maldives form a chain of nearly 2,000 islands, the vast majority of them uninhabited. It is on these coral atolls and islands that the Maldives have snuggled away their luxury resorts, with the result that a holiday here is as close as you can possibly get to marooning yourself on a desert island. In fact, although the Maldives are also blessed with some of the very best diving and snorkelling on the planet – and the resorts we use have superb PADI dive centres offering beginners’ courses and day trips – the islands essentially offer a barefoot paradise for people looking to kick back and forget about the world.
If you’re someone who loves to soak up the local culture between sessions on the sun lounger, or likes to visit a local market just as much as they like snorkelling, then Mauritius is probably much more your place. The island still has bone-white beaches and cobalt lagoons, but also offers fabulously rich rewards away from the beach. Mauritius is a thriving, vibrant island with a main town that has its own bustling Chinatown, buzzing market and colourful colonial architecture. In addition to Port Louis, Mauritius offers stunning coastal drives, spectacular waterfalls, and magnificent hiking trails in the Black River Gorges National Park. Throw in some of the best golf, tennis and water sports facilities in the Indian Ocean, and Mauritius is a superb all-rounder holiday destination, catering to couples and families.
Expressions Holidays offers a hand-picked range of luxury hotels and resorts in the Maldives and in Mauritius. Just choose which suits you most.

Our Indian Ocean holidays include

● Travel arrangements with flights and appropriate transfers
● Flexible durations and multi-centre stays
● Accommodation in personally-selected 4-or 5-star hotels
● Choice of bed and breakfast, half-board, full-board and all-inclusive

Included in all our holidays

● Concierge service
● Handcrafted helpful hints and local information provided with all our holidays
● Personal service by your sales consultant who looks after all aspects of your holiday
● Full financial protection with our ATOL (3076) for all holidays including a flight and our ABTOT for all non-air holidays

● Travel arrangements with flights and appropriate transfers
● Flexible durations and multi-centre stays
● Accommodation in personally-selected 4-or 5-star hotels
● Choice of bed and breakfast, half-board, full-board and all-inclusive

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