About this property
Orchid Villas Mauritius
Mauritius is one of the most beautiful destinations chosen by tourists year after year and its beauty has only improved with time like old wine. Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean, more than 2,000km from the East coast of Africa
The 70km long island lies in the middle of the ‘Deep Blue’, it’s really far away from everything! But that’s what makes this island so special from a flora, fauna and human perspective. These multiple reasons are why Orchid Villas have been set up here for those who are in search of something special that can make their holiday escape a well-chosen destination.
Facts and figures of Mauritius
• Area: 2,040sq.km
• Location: 2,400km off the South-Eastern Coast of Africa
• Capital: Port Louis
• Climate: Sub-Tropical, with temperatures ranging from 21 degrees to 34 degrees Celsius
• Time Zone: GMT +4 Hours
• Population 2016: 1.3 Million
• Religions: Hindu 48%, Roman Catholics 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, Christians 8.6%, Other 3.2%
• Languages: Creole(Native), English(Official), French, Hakka, Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri
• Literacy rate: Adult Population 84.4%; School Population 90%
• GDP: $18.06 billion
• Real Growth Rate: 4%
• Per Capita Income: $14,096
• Avg. Inflation rate: 2.9%
• Main Economic Pillars: Agriculture, Textile and Tourism
• Fiscal year: January 1st – December 31st
• Extensive road networks linking the whole island
• 220V Electricity distributed throughout the whole island
• Water supply for agriculture, industrial and household consumption
• Excellent Telecommunication facilities: ADSL & ISDN.
• Airport and harbour fully equipped for passenger needs and cargo traffic
• Daily connections by Air to major destinations
Pereybère, located on the north coast of Mauritius
Located in the plush region of Pereybere, Orchid Villas offers a selection of exclusive Villas. It consists of 16 Villas each with a private swimming pool, a garden and a private parking. Designed with intricate details to suit one and all whether you are from the East or the West, you will definitely fall in love with our beautiful structures.
Pereybere is found in one of the busiest tourist centres of the island. Amenities such as shopping malls, supermarkets, casinos, pubs, restaurants and spas can be found in the surroundings, all within walking distance from Orchid Villas.
Grand Baie La Croisette can be found within 5 minutes from Pereybere. Need to get ready for an evening party or just for relaxation, visit the multiple spas located in the surroundings.
Super U is one of the biggest supermarkets on the island with its wide range of products catering for the wide range of visitors on the island. Food products from all around the world converge into this one big store, so if you are looking for that special item this is the place to visit. In the same location can be found a Casino and a Bowling Alley, for a moment of relaxation/ entertainment.
Cap Malheureux Church
Famous for its bright red roof, this Roman Catholic Church has made village of Cap Malheureux a very popular touristic destination. Cap Malheureux is a fishing village located at the Northern tip of Mauritius. A location worth a visit to soak up the local atmosphere, while admiring the stunning views. Don’t forget to take your camera.
This is where people party! In the centre of the touristic city, you can find legends of the Mauritian nightlife: Banana Beach Club, OMG and Insomnia.
Casinos form part of an entertainment that is associated to selective crowds. The location of Grand Baie and its surroundings offer various Casinos such as Casino Grand Baie, Senator and Ti Vegas among others.
Big sea fishing is one of the most preferred entertainment for tourist/residents who visit the island. Warm deep blue waters, a gorgeous weather and prime fishing spots teaming with big game species…all conspire for your once-in-a-lifetime experience. The prolific east coast is ideal for top-notch challenges and amazing prizes. The thriving banks are every fisherman’s dream. You can be sure to wind in a mighty catch.
Being surrounded by the sea is one of the many advantages of being an aquatic sports lover. Mauritius is a real paradise island for any sea and water excursions. For a special sea-air activity, be sure to enjoy Parasailing in any of the following locations: Grand Baie, Belle Mare, or Ile aux Cerfs. Eco-tourism is a theme to be discovered in Mauritius and the Sea Kayaking trips to Ile d’Ambre are the ideal nature discovery trip introducing you to the island’s wonders through environmental protection.
Love Speed? Then a must is the Sea Hover Adventure offering an adrenaline pumping experience along the west coast of Mauritius. The reef protected lagoons around the island are good spots for sea activities: SUP, Windsurf, Laser Sailing, Hobie Cat Sailing.
Mauritius has quickly emerged as a top golfing offering a selection of world class championship golf courses, perfect sunny weather and ideal golf environment. From bushes to bunkers, from water hazards to nails concealed by verdure foliage, the golf courses in Mauritius offer exciting experience in beautiful natural setting.
World of Adventures
Come unwind in the natural environment of Casela World of Adventures. Casela Restaurant is the ideal place to take a breath and enjoy the spectacular view over Tamarin Bay and the Mauritian West Coast. Taste flavorsome european food, delicious asian recipes and exquisite Mauritian specialties.
Pamplemousses Garden, more formally known as Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, is one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius. Opened as a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius nearly 300 years ago, the garden served as a major horticultural research center for the French and British during the colonial period. Today it is home to dozens of varieties of palm trees, as well as medicinal plants, fish ponds, and an amazing collection of Queen Victoria water lilies. This 37 hectare garden is a popular tourist attraction and the second oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere.
Champ de Mars – Port Louis – Horse Racing Arena
Mauritians have a passion for horse-racing and, from June to November, the Champ de Mars (also called the Hippodrome) is crowded with enthusiastic horse racing fans and bettors.
The Champ-de-Mars was designed under the French colonization in 1740 for their military drills and used as a racecourse since 1812. It is here that every Saturday horse racing fans get together to bet on a particular horse or simply, to end up the day nicely by watching the horse races.
The race-course Mauritius Turf Club is the second oldest race-course in the world which attracts many Mauritians as well as tourists. While some drink their sparkling wine in elegant suits and dresses at the higher stands, most visitors look for places in the lower stands or the inner field just off the race-course.
As soon as you see the jockeys (in their colourful and attractive outfits), the atmosphere gets tense and after the starting signal people start jumping around, cheering, shouting depending on the success of their betting.
Moreover, if you are hungry or thirsty during the races, you will find various local snacks in the inner field of the race-course. The fun and enthusiastic atmosphere almost seems like a fair.
The capital of Mauritius, Port-Louis, is rich in yesterday’s treasures merging beautifully with our present. Are you ready to discover the past and the present of Mauritius in the same city? Then, take a walk around and about in Port Louis and when visiting our beautiful island, make sure to along the city’s various french and british streets and unveil the history of this bustling city. Port Louis is the capital and also the economic centrepoint of our paradise island, Mauritius. It is the largest city of the island with approximately 200,000 inhabitants.
The city of Port Louis is home to the biggest harbor of Mauritius (the Port Louis Harbor), and is where large businesses and little trades co-exist together, all this forms the unique atmosphere of Port Louis.
Facing the harbour, Le Caudan Waterfront offers upscale shopping and a range of entertainment options, including a casino. Shop in one of the 170 boutiques famous brands, and later, rest your tired feet at the cafes.
Another place to visit is the Port Louis central market (a heritage-protected hall) – the market is a fun place to visit and the ideal place to find many local made products, textiles, Mauritian spices, fruits, vegetables and many souvenirs for very affordable prices.
During the visit, you will find yourself in the middle of a swarm of tanned faces, bent over the different stalls to touch, assess and bargain. The local merchants will try to attract your attention and call you out to boast about the freshness of their vegetables, fruits, local products, or to convince you about the merits of their herbal tea or the medicinal plants.
This is also where one will find Indian incense perfumes the Malagasy materials, colorful attractive beach pareos flirting with the saris, “Made in Mauritius” T-shirts, hats, and musical instruments such as the “triangle”, “ravanne” which enhances the Mauritian Sega.
You will also have the opportunity to buy tourist souvenirs, such as wood sculptures, masks, scale model boats, beautifully coloured baskets and jewellery.
You are sure to find someone who will always help you find your way patiently should you lose your way. The Mauritians are always ready to help and friendly.