An unforgettable sailing holiday in a truly magical location
Blessed with golden tropical sunshine, white sandy beaches and exquisite turquoise waters, the gorgeous island of Mauritius is the perfect location for a sailing holiday in winter, autumn or spring. This is the tropical bliss you’ve been dreaming of all your life – why not turn it into a wonderful reality?
Whether you’re an experienced sailor looking for an exhilarating sail-away exploring offshore islands, or you’re a complete novice looking to learn the ropes, our team of friendly and professional instructors is here to guarantee you an experience you’ll never forget! On top of that, we offer a number of optional adventures to make the most of your holiday in this small but exquisite island in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
Your accommodation in paradise
We’re based at the welcoming Coral Azur hotel, well known for its intimate and personal service. Located directly on one of the island’s many beaches, and with lush gardens in which chirping birds provide you with the relaxing soundtrack of your holiday, the hotel provides rooms with private balconies, views of the ocean and spectacular sunsets to remember forever.
Perfect sailing conditions all year long
The lagoon right in front of the hotel is calm and safe for novices to practice their sailing skills. Go just outside of the reef and you’ll find stronger winds that allow you to blast away in controlled sessions at sea or to join our sail-aways in which we explore the smaller, exotic islands nearby.
Our wide range of dinghies and catamarans waits for you on the beach, fully rigged and ready. There is always ample gear for everyone, so you never need to wait. Our experienced, RYA qualified staff are always on hand guaranteeing the highest standards of professional instruction and safety.
Swimming with dolphins, scuba-diving, sea-kayaking and other adventures
While you’re certainly free to spend all your holiday sailing, you have the option to experience this world-in-one island in other ways as well. Swim with dolphins in the wild and explore the abundant underwater life on a tropical scuba diving session or by going out on a glass bottom boat. Take a kayak out to sea or travel around the island to visit its most historically and culturally significant sites. See the list of all the optional activities on our Adventures page or contact us to create your own bespoke adventure.
How to reach Mauritius?
The peaceful country of Mauritius lies in the middle of the Indian Ocean, between the south of India and East coast of Africa. It is an approximate 10 hour flight from the North of Europeand non-peak season flights from the UK are around the £650-800 mark while a one week’s stay based on half-board, including our programme of activities, equipment, instruction and a number of optional adventures starts at £980 per person.
So, while most of Europe is getting darker and colder, imagine sliding your boat off the white sandy beach into the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Bask in the warmth of the tropical sunshine as the palm trees fade in the distance while your dinghy or catamaran picks up the pace.
Call us now for the sailing holiday experience of a lifetime!
What makes a Wildwind sailing holiday on Mauritius so special?
Amazing tropical sailing conditions
Mauritius is much more than just a sunny destination, it is a sailors’ paradise!
Obviously, it’s a great feeling to be sailing and enjoying perfect sunny weather while at home the days have turned cold and grey. The conditions here are a perfect balance: the bay outside the hotel and inside the reef is calm and totally safe for beginners and for those who want to work on their skills in a controlled environment, while our expeditions outside the reef and our sail-aways to wonderful deserted beaches and offshore islands are an experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. The winds are generally Force 2-4, with totally flat water inside the reef, and perhaps slightly more wind out to sea with a long swell. These are fantastic conditions for surfing catamarans and dinghies down the face of long evenly spaced waves that, like you, have travelled thousands of miles to be here.
Friendly local and European instructors
Wildwind has more than 30 years’ experience organizing sailing holidays for guests at our flagship base in Greece, with our instructors receiving praise and plaudits every week of the year. As you’d expect, we are an RYA recognized sailing centre, guaranteeing you the highest standards of safety and teaching.
In Mauritius we have combined our expertise with the unique knowledge of the local sailors to create the best possible experience for you, on and off the water.
Great sailing equipment
Our dinghy fleet ranges from simple Lasers and Laser Picos and Laser 2000’s to high performance trapezing RS 200 and RS 500’s. On the catamaran front you can choose from 18 foot Hobie Pacifics, the classic Hobie 16 LE Race (all fitted with spinnakers to make the sail-aways more interesting, Hobie 15 and Hobie 14. We’ve also a small fleet of windSUPs, a cross between a stand-up paddle-board and a windsurfer, so you can take a leisurely paddle out to the reef in the morning and see an enormous variety of tropical fish, or, when the wind picks up, simply add sail and mast and go planing across the bay. See the entire fleet
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