Mauritius is one of the destinations where you can travel just as you decide; you can even book your trip today, for this weekend! Yes, it is a visa free country for ALL nationalities!
A paradise in earth the best time to visit this island nation is from May till December. That’s why we brought a highly competitive package.
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1. Will I be able to exchange currency on the island?
It is generally not difficult to exchange local sterling, euros and US dollars for Mauritian Rupee on the island. There are also ATMs where you make cash withdrawals.
2. Will I be able to use my credit card on Mauritius?
Most of the hotels and many restaurants and shops accept credit cards for purchases. However, it is a good idea to carry cash with you for staff gratuities.
3. What is the exact location of Mauritius?
Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean, approximately 2,400 kilometers off the southeast coast of Africa.
4. When is the best time of the year to travel to Mauritius?
With a mild tropical climate, you can visit Mauritius all year round. However, the peak season for tourism is from October to April, when the weather is typically hot, wet and humid. The low season runs from May to September, the cooler, drier months.
5. What language is spoken on Mauritius?
English is the official language on Mauritius. Creole and French are also widely spoken.
6. Is Wi-Fi available on the island?
Wi-Fi is available in most hotels and many restaurants and bars.
7. Can I use my mobile phone?
Roaming charges are high on Mauritius so to avoid getting a nasty bill when you get home it is advisable to purchase a local, pre-paid SIM card on your trip.
8. What is the minimum drinking age for alcohol?
You have to be 18 years and above to drink alcohol on Mauritius.
9. Is there plenty to see and do on the island?
Mauritius is a haven for fabulous things to do and see. Asides spending leisurely days on white-sand beaches, you can enjoy snorkeling and other water sports, eating out in quality restaurants, shopping in boutiques and souvenir shops, wandering around historic sites
10. Time Difference
There is no time difference between Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates
11. How to get around
a. Public Transport - Public transport is provided by a number of bus companies that operate throughout the island. Express bus services run from Port Louis to the north, south and to the main towns.
In the urban regions, timetables run between 5.30 am to 8. 00 pm. In rural areas, buses tend to run between 6.30 am and 6.30 pm.
a. The National Transport Corporation (NTC)
b. RHT HOLDING LTD
c. Triolet Bus Service Ltd
d. Mauritian Bus Transport
e. United Bus Service
b. Taxis - You can easily get to where you want to be by taxi. All taxis have a yellow square box indicating their route on both sides of their car doors and a taxi sign on top. Taxis are available at the airport, at hotels and are also found at the bus stations.
c. Car / Bicycle / Scooter Rental - Several companies and local tour operators offer car, bicycle and scooter rental services at reasonable prices. You can easily traverse the different parts of the island in a car or on a scooter.
d. Helicopter Services - If you want to enjoy an aerial view of the island, why not opt for the helicopter services that are offered by Air Mauritius and the Police Force of Mauritius.
12. Souvenirs You Can Buy from Mauritius
a. Rum - No surprises here, with Mauritius, once heralded as one of the largest exporters of sugarcane-derived products. We draw your attention to the fact, however, that all that glitters is not gold. While rhum arrangé (infused rum) is a thing in Mauritius, we recommend the finest – oscillating between Pink Pigeon Rum (vanilla-infused) or Chamarel Rum (several flavours). Each of them is yours for around $25 and they are best enjoyed on their own
b. Tea - Mauritius has its homegrown version of the most consumed beverage in the world, and that since 1892. You can have your share of it at the Bois Chéri tea factory, the largest facility on the island. A wide array of blends is on offer and, in some cases, tasting is permitted prior to purchase. A US $10 budget should be more than enough to add an exotic touch to your tea-time back home.
c. The dodo - One of the most famous birds in the world was native to Mauritius. Although you can’t get your hands on the real thing anymore (yes, the dodo has been long extinct) we highly recommend anything dodo-emblazoned. It ranges from t-shirts, caps, and bags to keyrings and the famous flip-flops. You’ll definitely stand out from the crowd in your hometown.
d. The ravanne - If you had to choose one traditional musical instrument before leaving, this would be it! Don’t be fooled by its simple looks (it’s basically goatskin stretched over a circle of softwood). The very moment your fingers touch the surface of the ravanne, your heart will start pounding with rhythm and you’ll master the instrument within minutes. Prices vary by size but spare around $25 for a decent one.
e. Special sugars - The island is home to several award-winning special sugars. The fruition of distinctive alchemy, they are now very much sought after in haute cuisine and for high tea in leading capitals. Count on them to add that je ne sais quoi to your Christmas pudding or biscuits.
f. Impossible bottle - So as to remember the hundreds of shipwrecks in the Mauritian waters, several artisans have been lovingly reproducing many of those ships. Timelessly sealed in a clear bottle, this souvenir will definitely bring back memories upon catching your eye.