Getaways Blog

28 February 2014

Mauritius - An Indian Ocean Golfing Jewel

International Golf Specialists are pioneering up-market golf tours to Mauritius for Australians looking for a unique golfing experience.

There are 8 internationally acclaimed golf courses in Mauritius, with top golfer designers such as Gary Player, Ernie Els, Bernard Langer and Hugh Baaochi all offering first class golfing challenges and facilities. When coupled with year-round sunshine, great beaches, luxurious hotels and friendly service, Mauritius ensures a wonderful and relaxing holiday in the Indian Ocean.

Mauritius is not a large island, but it is spectacular with large volcanic peaks and beautiful, pristine beaches. The country has a very interesting and colourful history, being colonised in succession by the Dutch, French and finally the British in the 18th century.

The country is a melting pot of culture and diversity. The people are a mix of European, Indian and African, and while English is the official language, a local French Creole language is constantly heard in the streets.

Tourism is the number #1 industry in Mauritius, with the majority of tourists coming from Europe, escaping their cold winters from November to March each year. I was there in late June, and it was 28 degrees Celsius on the day I arrived.

The east coast has the most internationally recognised golf courses, with a highlight being the European Senior Tour event held at the Legends course at Constance Belle Mare Plage in December each year.

On the south west coast is the golfing resort complex of Paradis and Dinarobin. Dominated by Le Morne, a towering volcanic mountain that seems to follow your every view, Paradis golf course is truly golfing heaven. The resort is situation on a remote peninsular, and the Indian Ocean can be seen on almost every tee.

With Air Mauritius flying 3 times per week using modern Airbus wide body aircraft, it is a very enjoyable and comfortable experience getting to Mauritius, and that is where the fun really begins.

International Golf Specialists (IGS) has both 6 and 9 night golf packages to Mauritius. Come and join one of our exclusive golf tours listed on our website, or put your own group together, and we will package it according to your personal requirements.

IGS makes “great golfing experiences” happen!