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Mauritius

Mauritius

Indian Ocean is jam-packed with things to do. The hardest part of planning your holiday will be deciding which to do first!

We love to write about Mauritius. A unique place which lead us posting some 200 articles as an attempt to match the island’s beauty. Pearl of the Indian Ocean, the Paradise Island, or the Southern Tropic sweet-spot, Mauritius’ bynames may differ from place to place but the island’s loveliness seems to charm everyone across the board.

The warm climate, postcard beaches, lush vegetation, rich cultural values, and legendary hospitality, Mauritius resounds as a plural destination, an exotic scenting experience, a tropical insignia, a place for the holiday of a lifetime just 10 hours away from Europe. Embark on a trip to Mauritius and its many natural wonders, minus the flight time!

Climate

We are in the Indian Ocean, at the height of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern hemisphere. In this part of the world, seasons are reversed and the sun is expected from January to December. On the side of this geographical position, the island of Mauritius benefits from a fairly warm and humid subtropical climate all year round.

Summer

The hottest months of the year in Mauritius occur between November and April. This period is characterised by a harsh sun with temperatures hitting 30°C on the coastal regions with occasional rainfalls.

Winter

Mauritian winter is quite amazing, visitors are promised sunny weather and warm lagoons. The temperature drops slightly during winter (May to October) offering beautiful balmy days.

When to visit Mauritius

Commonly speaking, it is always time to visit Mauritius. The type of climate in Mauritius is a microclimate. Which means that it could be raining on a part of the island whilst 2km further the sun could be shining in a bright blue sky. The only time to avoid is the cyclonic month of February. That said, Mauritius has not been visited by any major cyclone for more than a decade now.

If you want to enjoy water based sports like water-ski, diving or big game fishing, the months of summer are best opportune for those as this period comes with long sunny days.

For newlyweds and honeymooners, the months of winters are best suited as most beaches are deserted. Look for seasonal transitions, these usually offer the best climate in Mauritius.

USEFUL INFO 

Population: 1.296 million (2013)
Capital: Port Louis
Total area: 2,040 km2
Language: English, French & Creole
Currency: MUR Rupee
Time zone: GMT +4

 

WEATHER INFO

Mean summer temperature: 24.7 °C
Mean winter temperature: 20.4 °C
Warmest months: January - February
Cyclonic period: January - March

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

01-JAN: NEW YEAR
02-JAN: NEW YEAR
24-JAN: THAIPOOSAM CAVADEE
02-FEB: ABOLITION OF SLAVERY
08-FEB: SPRING FESTIVAL
07-MAR: MAHA SHIVARATREE
12-MAR: NATIONAL DAY
08-AVR: OUGADI
01-MAY: LABOUR DAY
06-JUL: EID-UL-FITR
15-AUG: ASSUMPTION
06-SEP: GANESH CHATURTHI
20-OCT: DIVALI
02-NOV: INDENTURED LABOURS
25-DEC: CHRISTMAS

What to see
Mauritius - Places to Visit

The south of Mauritius harbors unusual places and is only revealed to those who venture there to discover them.

Mauritius - Places to Visit

Grand Bay is considered the main seaside resort of Mauritius. It is a small village in the North of Mauritius, but its reputation is growing.

Mauritius - Places to Visit

You cannot miss a visit to one of the most visited islet of Mauritius – Deer island – commonly known as Ile Aux Cerfs.

Beautifully contrasted and blessed with never-ending sunshine, the western coast of Mauritius is the perfect place to spend your holidays.

Mauritius - Places to Visit

The south of the island of Mauritius is full of mystic landmarks. Chamarel, being one of the main village of this part of the island, is a must-visit while being in Mauritius.

Indian Ocean Mauritius

Le Morne Brabant is a historical mountain in the Indian Ocean, most precisely, in the south-west of Mauritius.

Pamplemousses Garden Mauritius

The oldest botanical garden of the southern hemisphere covers a total area 37 hectares sheltering tropical plant species like different palm trees and the famous giant water lilies.

Where to stay

Choose from the different types of accommodation available in Mauritius. There is something for every level of comfort and budget.

Activities
Big game fishing in Mauritius
After the innovation of motor boat, Deep Sea fishing began as a sport. It was actually founded in 1898 by Charles Frederick Holder. Big game fishing is an adrenaline rush activity which is available for you to try in Mauritius. It is a recreational form of fishing which aims at capturing huge fish such as Marlin or Tuna.
The Villa Lime Kiln was constructed on a knoll, it overlook its mesmerising swimming pool an enormous tropical garden decorated with a variety of flower plant and coconut palms. Each morning the place is enchant by the awesome rising sun bringing a vivid atmosphere. It is the perfect time to enjoy...
The Accommodation The hotel is established in a nice tropical garden which faces the gorgeous beach of Belle Mare which is among the top 10 beaches of Mauritius. Emeraude Beach Attitude comprises of an open-air restaurant and a bar, a pool area available to all the guests of the hotel and fully air...
Mauritius - Activities
Riding a horse with the sea breeze in your hair, while paving the fine white sand beach is a wonderful experience in Mauritius, especially for horse lovers.
Mauritius - Places to Visit
If you are travelling to a tropical paradise, you do not want to miss this unique and once in a lifetime experience. Swim with dolphins in Mauritius with Caro des îles excursions.
Mauritius - Places to Visit
Mauritius is a place where kite-surfers can really enjoy their sport nearly all year round. There are some well-known kitesurf spots across the southwestern coast.
Mauritius - Places to Visit
Want some adrenaline rush? The most stunning view over the island? You have to try skydive in Mauritius. Once you are out of the plane, self-conquest, amazing view and fun start taking over
Mauritius - Places to Visit
Discover the pleasure of parasailing while enjoying one of the most colourful decors of Mauritius. Startling sceneries and sensation always guaranteed.
Mauritius - Places to Visit
Mauritius has a lot of hidden gems and treasures for its visitors. If you are courageous enough to dive 10 or 20 metres, you will discover some of Indian Ocean’s top diving sites
Mauritius - Places to Visit
With the numerous beaches and hotels, we often forget the other tropical facet of Mauritius. The inner part of the island has numerous mountain trails offering fantastic hiking opportunities

Tourism Service in Mauritius

Tourism Service

Before travelling to Mauritius, you need to know the basic facts and practical information. The same text should be put for other island pages.

Tourism service in mauritius
 

Mauritius - Spa

If you have a valid driving license, we recommend car rental in Mauritius. Driving is to the left and good roads infrastructures link to the whole island. So take your keys, towels and sunglasses to discover the attractions at your own rhythm.

TOURISM
GENERAL INFO

Visa: No visa required.
Passport: valid passport required.
Health: no vaccine needed
Flight Time (UK): 11 hours
Time Zone: GMT +4
Time difference: summer +3 winter +2
Coordinates: 20°17’s 57°33’E
Country code: +230
Currency: MUR Rupee (£1 ≈ Rs 50)
Credit card: largely accepted
Coastline: 177km
Highest peak: 828 m (2717 ft) Piton de la Rivière Noire
Roads: all roads in Mauritius are free of use
Driving: is to the left, driver’s seat at the right of vehicle
Road Toll: SSR International Airport only
Mobile operators: Orange, Emtel & Chili
Mobile coverage: International roaming (add. Costs)
Tipping: not compulsory
Tax Tourist Refund: 15% refunded – Terms here
Electrical: Voltage 230 – outlets of Type C and G
Water: tap water is safe to drink
Bus services: island coverage

 

USEFUL NUMBERS

Tourist info: 152
Tourism police: 212 79 79
Airline data: 6033030
Meteorological Services: 6861031
Police: 999 or 112
Coast Guards: 2122747
Fire brigade: 115/995
National directory: 150
SAMU Ambulances: 114

 

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