This small piece of land is located in the Indian Ocean, in the east of Madagascar. The island is known for its multifacetedness. Many beaches… some with blustering waves, some barely without waves, some invite you to the perfect fun in the water. Some parts of Mauritius are rocky, others are wooded, others stark and with a simple view over the never-ending vastness of the water, at some places the water is so clear that you can still see the ground after a few meters, in some parts the lagoons shine in different blue tones.
Mauritius has always been depicted as a destination for luxury tourism. It is indeed but travelling to Mauritius can fit any budget too. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a great holiday in Mauritius. The trick, is to choose an all-inclusive hotel – and stay for longer. This sun-drenched island is not out of reach for those of us who are watching our spending. For us, there is the package deal, sometimes costing little more than the airfare, with a second week thrown in for only a couple of hundred pounds extra and sometimes a completely free third week. Accommodation, clearly, is not in five-stars, but fortunately the island also boasts a number of cheaper alternatives. This is especially true for Mauritius, here are my tips to travel cheap in Mauritius. Here are some tips to spend cheap holidays in Mauritius.
1) Find an attractive fare flight to Mauritius
Finding a cheap flight to Mauritius is no big fuss, just use the flight ticket comparative sites. You will surely notice cheap flights from the local airline company Air Mauritius. Of course it is very comfortable for its price and you will surely enjoy your journey on their planes. The country is also well served by companies like Emirates, Etihad Airways or Qatar with higher prices and excellent quality service but all at a cost.
2) How do you stay for cheap in Mauritius?
Luxury hotels and even luxury is not lacking in Mauritius everywhere on the island. It is true that these hotels are dreamlike as they are often ideally placed. However, there are no miracles because luxury always cost. Unless you are lucky enough to win a stay at one of those hotels or benefit from a promotion, staying in those hotels with a limited budget is practically impossible. Fortunately, there are very suitable alternatives in Mauritius. Indeed, many hotel apartments offer rooms or small apartments with vgery attractive prices with a very good level of service. The 3* and 4* hotels are sometimes better than the 5* hotels.
3) How to eat cheap in Mauritius?
Well if you opt for a small apartment or bungalow with a kitchenette, you can do your shopping at the supermarket and then cook yourself and thus save money. You will find wonderful locally made products and ingredient and you will notice that your food budget will be very low if you choose to cook yourself.
You will also benefit a lot from small snacks and small restaurants found everywhere along the beach offering great food- dine in or take away- at a very affordable price. The cuisine is local and delicious. Once you can allow yourself the luxury of trying one of the high class restaurants just to taste fine Mauritian food.
4) Move around the island for cheap!
Well, moving around Mauritius is possible in various ways. The cheapest one remains the Bus but it is not the best way to move around while being on holidays, trust me on that. We will advise you to rent a car in Mauritius. You will find various cheap car rental agencies or agents. This is the best and cheapest way to visit the island. Don’t try taxis, as soon as they will notice you are tourist, the prices will jump.
5) Visit the places of interest!
Last but not least, visits! You can enjoy the beauty of the island for FREE – beaches, scenery, vibrant city life, etc. which is not bad. Then, if you want to visit some sites like the garden of Pamplemousse, land of 7 colors, etc., it will cost you around ten euros/ 12 dollars which is reasonable. But most of the places of interest remains free such as Trou Aux Cerfs, Grand Bassin, Black river gorges… Yet, you can visit other wonderful places such as Casela Adventure Parl, Crocodile Park, Blue Bay Marine Park, Sugar Adventure at a minimal cost. These are must visits if you are traveling along with your kids.
Ultimately, Mauritius, contrarily to the idea, is a very accessible destination and where you can enjoy wonderful holidays at a very low cost.
And you? When are you heading to Mauritius?
Have Fun and a great Holiday!
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