All inclusive deals to Mauritius, perfect for honeymoon or family holiday

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Mauritius

Mauritius Mauritius is the central attraction of the beautiful Indian Ocean, treasured since the times of silk and spice trading. Mauritius offers soft and powdery beaches shaded by palms and casuarina trees, fields of sugar cane and excellent and friendly service. The architecture is also fascinating, from the elegant old colonial sugar plantation houses to the thatched roofs of the modern hotels, combined with the natural phenomena of the seven-coloured earth dunes at Chamerel. Mauritius has incredible natural beauty that combines once active volcanic craters with gorges, waterfalls and lagoons. This natural beauty alongside the cosmopolitan bustle of the capital Port Louis makes Mauritius a consummate holiday experience.

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Information on Climate / Weather

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Temp (C)
29 29 29 28 27 25 24 24 25 26 28 29
Hours of Sunshine
8 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 8 8 8
Rainfall
(in inches)
10 10 9 9 6 4 4 4 2 3 4 7

Information on Driving

Vehicles drive on the left

Information on Currency

The Mauritian rupee (Rs) is divided into 100 cents. Coins range from 1 cent to 5 rupees; banknotes from 10 to 2,000 rupees.

Information on Health

Health facilities, hygiene and disease risk vary worldwide. Please contact your general practioner or travel clinic for more information

Information on Time

GMT + 4, all year round.

Information on Tipping

Add 10 % to the bill in hotels and restaurants.

Information on Water

Bottled mineral water is recommended.

Information on Transport

Bus service is available, but using it to cross the island involves many transfers, and the drivers are fearless, so you need solid nerves. Taxis are plentiful but be sure to agree on the price of the ride beforehand.

Information on Things to do

Grand Baie - Grand Baie was the first area of the island to fully experience the tourist boom. A shopping and leisure paradise, Grand Bay also happens to be the area where Mauritians head for when they want a fun-filled night out (restaurants, bars and discos).

Ile aux Cerfs - Ile aux Cerfs is a paradise for water sports and has the most beautiful beach in Mauritius. You cannot afford to miss this tiny island, delicately poised on the ocean, a real pearl in the Mauritian landscape.

Domaine du Chasseur - Nestling in the Anse Jonchée hills, the Domaine des Grand Bois has splendid hunting grounds covering an area of 900 hectares. Stags, monkeys and boars live amidst the luxuriant vegetation of the hillside. One can watch a few species of endangered birds, including the kestrel. The Domaine contains four thatched-roof bungalows and a restaurant with a panoramic sea view.

Chamarel - A winding road leads from Case Noyale village to the coloured earths of Chamarel: an undulating landscape of different and contrasting shades of colours. The different shades of blue, green, red and yellow are apparently the result of the erosion of the volcanic ash. The neighbouring waterfalls of Chamarel rise from the moors and the native plant life. The site possesses a rare beauty.

Black River Gorges - This national park of 6,574 hectares was created in 1994 for the protection of Mauritius' remaining native forests. Visitors can enjoy magnificent landscapes, with endemic plants and rare bird species. A trail leads from the information centre to an area of typical plant life and to a conservation area.

SSR Botanical Gardens (Pamplemousse Gardens) - The gardens are known to naturalists throughout the world for their large collection of indigenous and exotic plants, including the giant Victoria Amazonica water lilies and many species of palm trees.

Information on Banks

Open Monday to Friday 9.30 a.m.–2.30 p.m., on Saturday to 11.30 a.m.

Information on Electricity

220/240 volts AC. Plugs vary from two round pins to three square pins UK-style, so bring an all-purpose adaptor.

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