The new year in Mauritius is celebrated colorful and in a great mood, under the summer sun and the beautiful glowing flame trees. Depending on the budget, the celebrations go from a good family meals to great dancing evenings accompanied by delicious banquets.
The outfits are meant to be flimsy, chic but comfortable. Everyone get dressed to the nines to celebrate as it should be the new year to come, with a lot of good resolutions and projects. Forget the long sleeves and let you go on the colors!
The meals are varied due to the large cultural diversity of Mauritius. A mixture of cuisines, smells and delights to please everyone. For many of us, the seafood are the favorite dishes with oysters, shrimps and lobsters. And for the gourmets, the best restaurants on the island will surely satisfy you with their delicious menus.
The goings abound for celebrating properly the new year. Some luxurious tables in fabulous places await you such as the Château de Labourdonnais in the north, the Rose Des Vents in Port Louis or Clef des Champs in Floreal. You can also celebrate in the green nature of our lovely island, like in the beautiful La Maison d’Eureka in Moka or in one of the many private domains. The private parties are going full swing, with a salivating menu followed by an evening of dancing. These evenings are often themed with delirious or glittering dress code.
One of the sweetest celebrations remains a good meal with family and / or friends, followed by a ride to a public beach nearby the hotels, to watch the awesome fireworks at midnight. The atmosphere is folkloric with the sound of ravannes and other traditional instruments, along with good humor and campfires. Or you can also book a boat to celebrate in the ocean with an exquisite view over the coast, which is simply magical.
For the party people, a panoply of nightclubs are waiting for you after midnight, in the north and west coast of the island. As well as private parties in the nature, the festival looking like kind of parties, with the djs’ musics carrying you until morning.
In short, no matter what you choose, you will undoubtedly enjoy to celebrate the New Year on our beautiful little island.