Bradt'sMauritius is the most comprehensive guide available to the Mascarene islands ofMauritius, its dependency Rodrigues and the French island of Réunion. Coveringthe full range of accommodation and restaurants, from budget to sheer luxury, italso offers in-depth cultural insights, including detailed information on food(and local recipes), language, customs and music, as well as useful phrases in Mauritianand Réunionnais Creole. Extensive information on flora, fauna and the latestprogress of the islands' conservation projects is included, plus detailed informationon outdoor pursuits (including hiking in Réunion) and adventure sports, as wellas expert analysis of individual dive sites around the Mascarenes.
Thisnew edition has been thoroughly updated to present the most recent informationon getting married in Mauritius, as well as details of medical tourism, inparticular cosmetic surgery and dental services.
Alexandra Richards (www.alexandrarichards.net) grew up in the beautiful English county of Dorset, where she developed a love of rural life, the natural world and outdoor pursuits. She graduated from Durham University in 2000, where she read modern European languages. During her studies she spent a year teaching English in Réunion and took the opportunity to travel in the Mascarenes. Since that time she has been returning to the Mascarenes as often as possible and has written the past five editions of this guidebook. Alex is a freelance travel writer with a passion for photography, natural history and adventure. In 2004, she undertook a writing/photography assignment travelling to Australia on a cargo ship via the Suez Canal, and has divided her time between Dorset and Australia ever since.