A vibrant tropical island with strong African roots
The beautiful island of Mayotte is part of the archipelago that makes up the Comoros Islands which are found in the Indian Ocean to the north of the Mozambique Channel.
One of four developed islands (the other three are Grande Comore, Moheli and Anjouan), Mayotte is governed by France but feels possibly as far away as continental Europe as one can get.
The islands are devoutly Muslim, thus a vacation here is less about raucous nights out and a focus on relaxation at a quiet, peaceful pace. Mayotte is one holiday destination that still remains unspoiled and really is a corner of the world that remains relatively unknown. Mayotte has a vibrant tropical island culture with strong African roots, found in the island’s rich cultural and musical heritage.
With plenty of ideas for a wonderful day away from your luxury cruise liner, Mayotte offers a wealth of great excursion packages and, as always, we strive to bring you the best possible deals on activities and sightseeing.
For those who really wish to ‘get away from it all’, there is no better way to spend your day off ship than relaxing on Mayotte’s beautiful beaches, fruit cocktail in hand, with the scent of ylang-ylang wafting on the warm ocean breeze.
Diving opportunities abound with extensive coral reefs and a wealth of diverse sea life close to the beaches: you may even spot giant whales out at sea.
Offer yourself a true vacation from the every day and make the most of this unique stopover during your South Africa cruise.