If you’ve always dreamt of going to a perfect tropical island for an idyllic beach relaxation then you should look no further than the Maldives, however, to make the most of your holiday why not combine it with a few days in Dubai on the way too? Not only will it break up your long-haul flight but there’s so much to do and see in Dubai that it will be a fantastic contrast to relaxing on the beach

10 nights,  From £1,375*

Price is a guide for this multi-centre holiday including all your flights, hotels and transfers.

*Prices are only to act as a guide

Itinerary

3 Nights – Dubai
7 Nights – Mauritius


✈ UK – Dubai (3 Nights): You’ll start your holiday by flying from your chosen UK airport to the diverse UAE city of Dubai for 4 nights where ultra-modern city-life meets beach side fun. Everything here is ‘World-Class’ from the shopping, hotels and restaurants to the golf courses, indoor skiing and water parks; they are some of the best in the world!

Choose one of the dramatic modern hotels to stay in and enjoy the sunshine and water parks by day and some of the finest bars and restaurants in the world by night. There are also traditional markets for browsing and bartering to the extravagant ‘Supermalls’ – you’ll realise that shopping is serious business here! There’s also every kind of activity from dune buggy adventures to high-speed jet ski tours – so you can spend a day out in the desert or on the water.

Take a lift to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and also enjoy an abra trip (wooden water taxi) to see the old Dubai at Deira. With over 5,000 restaurants and some of the world’s best chefs, there’s plenty to choose from – enjoy the popular Friday brunches as well as cocktails at the top of towering skyscrapers.

✈ Dubai – Mauritius (7 Nights): You’ll then fly on to Mauritius where you’ll have seven nights in your chosen resort. Mauritius is the ultimate tropical beach holiday destination with powder soft white sandy beaches fringed with palm trees but also offers absolutely every activity you could possibly want on a beach holiday. As well as having African, Indian and Oriental influences, the Island is actually French and the combination of these cultures gives the island a wonderful exotic mix – particularly evident in the outstanding fusion food.

Although only the size of the Yorkshire Dales, Mauritius is big enough to offer a range of world-class hotels, cultural interest, exceptional sporting facilities and markets for fantastic shopping experiences. You could happily spend a week here and never leave your all-inclusive resort, or you could explore somewhere new every day!

Encircled by one of the world’s largest unbroken barrier reefs, the sea life is out of this world. The golf here is world-class too – some of the best resorts are on the South of the island. In the centre of this lush island rain forests and mountains are waiting to be explored with waterfalls and rare wildlife. Take a day trip to the Black River Gorges National Park where hiking through the virgin rain forest you might spot a giant tortoise or even a flying fox! But, if you’re simply after relaxation, there are incredible spas that will satisfy even the most high-maintenance among us!

The capital Port Louise is a buzzing city with French Colonial houses and Indian temples – the Central Market is definitely worth a visit. Get there early before it gets too hot – the spices, tea, leather goods, fruit and vegetables all mix into a heady exotic aroma.

The west of the island has calm waters with fantastic coral reef not far from the shore so it’s perfect for diving, snorkelling and other water sports. The island’s only resort town of Grand Baie is on the north west and is a popular option for eating out and shopping.

The east coast is less built up and has exclusive resorts, sleepy fishing villages and a sea breeze which is very welcome in the hot weather. The stunning island of Ile aux Cerfs to the east is a popular day trip and the waterfalls at Tamarin Falls are another worthy day trip in the southwest.

✈ Mauritius -UK: After a week on this divine island you will get a flight back to your chosen UK airport.