A melting pot of cultures, Mauritius is a popular destination for holidaymakers. And for good reason, once the customs have passed, a nap stamped on the passport, the Mauritian joie de vivre quickly won the visitor. Sometimes confusingly kind, Mauritians smile and speak easily. Here we take the time to enjoy the encounters, to enjoy the warmth that defies the seasons and to share the traditional Sunday picnics on the beach, always accompanied by a guitar and wild dancers. No one can remain unmoved by the intoxicating smell of Creole or Indian pots. With a full heart and a full stomach, this Mauritius tourist guide will become your ally in the search for the natural and cultural treasures of Mauritius: markets, museums, ancient mansions, tropical forests, tea plantations, nature reserves, etc. In the west, the fashion is for kitesurfing, swimming with dolphins and climbing Morne Brabant from where you can enjoy a 360° view of the island and the ocean. North of Port-Louis, the historic and bustling capital, the beaches of Trou-aux-Biches and Mont-Choisy are among the most beautiful in the country. Inland, the huge sugar cane fields are dotted with colourful Indian temples. Don't miss the annual ceremonies that take place there and a visit to the village of Chamarel, known for its colored lands, and rich in ecological sanctuaries and other attractions. The eastern coast, more wild, is famous for its paradisiacal islets such as Île aux Cerfs, accessible in a few minutes by boat on a sea with infinite shades of blue. Don't wait any longer, pack your bags and go on a trip to Mauritius!

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When to go to Mauritius?

Like many destinations in the world, Mauritius has several annual tourist seasons, which are crucial in terms of prices.

The very high season runs from mid-December (around the 20th) to mid-January. Mauritius has made luxury hotels its speciality and prices during this period are becoming exorbitant. In short, this is a logical consequence when we are described as the "pearl of the Indian Ocean".

The high season runs from October to early December and from mid-January to late April.

The mid-season runs from early August to late September, and the low season from early May to late July. It is during these last months that we can benefit from the best offers (discounts for families, newlyweds, second week offered, interesting packages...). In any case, keep in mind that flights are often booked for a good part of the year and that, unless you leave alone without any mandatory time constraints, it is better to book your stay several weeks or even several months in advance.

How to go to Mauritius? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Many tour operators offer all-inclusive stays in Mauritius with activities and excursions organised from the hotel. Other, more thematic stays will include a stay in Rodrigues or Reunion Island. Finally, Mauritius is a popular destination for honeymoons, special offers are planned for newlyweds.

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It is very easy to go to Mauritius alone and travel there, as many Mauritians speak French. The offer of accommodation, activities and restaurants is very varied. Scorers will be able to program on a daily basis, but remember that an address must be provided on arrival

It is very easy to travel in Mauritius, the island being small and the distances are short.

By taxi. They are all over the island and their price is negotiable. They do not hesitate to go around the island.

By bus. It is by far the most economical way to travel and they cover the whole country.

In the car. The road network is well developed and serves all the island's urban areas and strategic points. Be careful, we're driving on the left.

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    When to travel?

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    Mauritius borders Reunion Island. They are both subject to a tropical climate.

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    Budget

    The currency on the island is the Mauritian rupee (Rs). Apart from the high cost of the flight, which makes Mauritius...
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    Formalities

    French nationals must have a valid passport for the duration of their stay and a return ticket. Nationals of European...
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    Health

    Hygiene. As food hygiene rules are generally well observed, there is no major risk except for poisoning or dia...
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    How to travel by yourself?

    It is very easy to go to Mauritius alone and travel there, as many Mauritians speak French. The offer of accommodatio...
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    How to get organized?

    Many tour operators offer all-inclusive stays in Mauritius with activities and excursions organised from the h...
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    Getting around

    It is very easy to travel in Mauritius, the island being small and the distances are short.

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