The Republic of Mauritius commonly known as Mauritius is located off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian ocean. It is one of the top tourism destinations for global tourists. Mauritius is not just about the white sands or the azure waters, there is much more than meets the eye! Read this blog to know more about Mauritius
Connectivity To Mauritius
Located between Africa and Asia, Mauritius is well connected by air and sea. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport also known as SSRIA receives traffic across the globe. Daily direct flights are available from Dubai, London, Paris, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Mumbai and many other cities. If you prefer the road less traveled, you can also book a luxury cruise from Durban or Reunion Islands.
Know Your Mauritius
Telephone Code: +230
Language: English, French and Creole
Currency: Mauritian Rupee
Visa: On arrival for tourists who hold a valid passport, onward ticket and a hotel reservation.
Weather: Average high temperature - 29 degrees Celsius; average low temperature - 26 degrees Celsius
Best time to visit: May to December
Clothing & Personal Care: Cotton and linen are recommended. Don’t forget to take your sunscreen, sunglasses and hats.
Must-Do Things In Mauritius
Beaches - Mauritius has got some of the world’s best beaches. With white sands, turquoise waters and coconut trees it is a dream destination for beach lovers. Mauritius has a 330 km long coastline that is ideal for strolls, bathing, swimming and snorkeling. The weather is perfect throughout the year and if you are looking for ideal swimming temperatures, November to April is the best time. If you are looking for some adventurous water sports such as waterskiing, windsurfing, parasailing, etc. Grand Bay is the place to be. Grand Bay is a top tourist spot that has the most beautiful beaches and crystal clear lagoon.
Seven Coloured Earth - located in Chamarel, Seven Coloured Earth is one of the popular tourist spots in Mauritius since 1960. The 8.5-hectare park consists of sand dunes that are a natural wonder as they are in seven distinct colors! (Red, Violet, Brown, Green, Purple, Blue and Yellow). The basaltic lava gets converted into clay minerals to form unique colours. What’s even more fascinating is, that when you mix the coloured earth together, they settle into separate layers and they might play tricks on you. Early morning is the best time to experience this magical place.
Pamplemousses - Sir Seewoosagur Botanic Garden If you love flora and fauna this 300-year-old botanical garden will make you awestruck! 300 years ago this was a private garden for the Governor of Mauritius. It is spread across a massive 37 hectares and may take you more than a week to cover the entire garden. Pamplemousses has more than 650 varieties of plants including the popular Baobabs, Giant Water Lilies, Palmier Bouteille and many other plants with medicinal properties. The main attraction is the 85 different varieties of palm trees. Many trees in the garden were planted by world leaders such as Princess Margaret, Indira Gandhi and Robert Mugabe.
Port Louis - Your Mauritius trip will be incomplete without a trip to Port Louis. It’s a melting pot of cultures. Enjoy the bustling local life, colourful markets and delicious street foods. The aromatic smell of fresh fruits and vegetables and exotic spices will put a smile on your face. Visit Citadelle also known as Fort Adelaide, which is an old stone fortress for some stunning views of the city and the harbour. For a great shopping and dining experience visit Port Louis Waterfront. When you feel tired head to Jardin de la Compagnie for some fresh air amidst the big banyan trees and centenary trees.
Be it a honeymoon trip or a fun trip with friends or a relaxing holiday with family, Mauritius has something in store for everyone. Now you are just a tap away from this exotic yet affordable destination. Pack your bags and get ready! Happy Holidays!!