Mauritius is a small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colours, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, Visit the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Mauritius is also a paradise for hikers and nature lovers.
Things to know before visit Mauritius
The best time to go to Mauritius is between May and December, as the temperatures are lower and it is dry and sunny. However, May to September are the worst months for snorkelling and diving so avoid them.
One of the most popular tourist destination’s in Mauritius, Grand Baie is a classy and up market town with excellent beaches, pulsating nightlife and luxurious hotels.
This city as a character to it and a relentless charm, making it one of the oft visited tourist destination’s in Mauritius. Relish the scenic views of the marketplace, buzzing streets, museums and the invigorating beaches with amazing nightlife and adrenaline pumping water sports.
A lesser known treasure of Mauritius, this island has one of the most exotic beaches in the country. You can reach the Grand Bay in a boat or a catamaran and soak in the undulating and unparalled beauty of the quaint beach. A must watch are the sunrise and the sunset. They will surely take your breath away.
A sight to behold is the Chamarel Coloured Earth where the sand comprises seven different hues ranging from yellow, violet, purple, red, brown, green and even blue. A small town Charmarel, located in the south-western part of the country, is on top of every tourist’s to-visit list in Mauritius. This unique phenomena attracts tourists all year around. Buy test tubes with this coloured sand as a souvenir to have memories of this natural wonder.
For nature enthusiasts a trip to Casela Nature Park is fun. You can spend a day in this 14 hectares of land that is home to exotic plants and over 150 bird species and some rare animals.
This 14 hectares of land is steeped in history and is a landmark town of Mauritius as this is the place where slaves took to hiding while escaping. It commemorates the fight against slavery. Even the scenic beauty of this place is breathtaking with stunning panoramas of the varied hues of the Indian Ocean and lush green vegetation.
Estimated living expenditure: Mauritius is an expensive holiday destination especially in the peak season. A person could spend anywhere between US$130 and US$ 250 per day. Shopping and excursions are not a part of this budget range though.
Entry: Mauritius is an expensive holiday destination especially in the peak season. A person could spend anywhere between US$130 and US$ 250 per day. Shopping and excursions are not a part of this budget range though.
Electricity: While traveling to Madagascar it is advisable to carry an international power plug adapter. The standard frequency is 50 Hz and standard voltage is 220 V
Shopping: Mauritius promises a great shopping experience with its signature model ships, artwork, traditional basket work and intricate glass work. Essential oils, spices and teas make for great souvenirs. So indulge in some local shopping in this haven for shopaholics.
Clothing and Essentials: Mauritius is all about the sun, sand and surfing so be sure to carry a swimsuit along with a big hat to protect you from the sun. Let the clothes be casual and loose so that they are comfortable and can be washed and dried fast. You could keep some formal or party wear as Mauritius has a thriving nightlife.