WATCH: Tasting 8-year-old rum on a short break to Mauritius

2019-06-22 06:30 - Gabi Zietsman
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Mauritius is a postcard-island - bronze beaches and swaying palm trees surrounded by luxurious resorts - but is there more to it than just Instagram fodder?

Stepping away from the resorts, there are cultural, historical and natural wonders to explore, and you don't need to spend weeks on the island to see them all. 

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(Photo: Gabi Zietsman)

Taste rum in the Chamarel district, have your heartstrings tugged at the Le Morne Cultural Landscape site or watch locals race their colours at the annual regatta. 

You'll never be short of something to do when the appeal of lounging next to the resort pool starts wearing off. 

READ: Delve into the authentic, south-eastern side of Mauritius

*Disclaimer: Gabi Zietsman was hosted by the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority at Club Med La Plantation d'Albion.

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