Mauritius Everything You Need To Know About

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Enjoy the fun and thrills Mauritius has to offer, discover the best of Mauritius in this guide

Thinking of a perfect beach holiday destination? Think Mauritius. It is a place that’s packed with activities such as dining at five-star hotels, frolicking at beach resorts, nice cuisines, etc. Mauritius has everything you expect. There are also wide ranges of water activities to indulge in here.

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Located not far from Madagascar and neighbouring Reunion Island, Mauritius is the destination for the holiday experience of a lifetime. The island is known for its picturesque white-sand beaches, tropical climate, bright colours and sheer flattery hospitality.

What to do in Mauritius

In Mauritius, you can admire a colourful sunrise from the top of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, snorkel around a desert island, enjoy a peaceful evening in the world-class spa and dine on a romantic beach on the same day.

This might sound like too much to do in a single day, but that’s the pace you will have to keep if you really want to enjoy what Mauritius has to offer. Bullet listed below are what I think are the most interesting things to do in Mauritius.

  • Skydive
  • Parasailing
  • Surfing
  • Helicopter ride
  • Walk with lion
  • Horse riding
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Diving
  • Big game fishing
  • Bird watch
  • Snorkelling
  • Island hopping
  • Trekking
  • Street food
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Cliff diving
  • Rum tasting

Where to stay

Finding the right place to stay is a very important part of holiday planning. The coastal regions of the Mauritian islands overflow with several accommodation choices for every budget and type of trip. Here are our recommended accommodation types:

Hotels

Hotels in Mauritius take hospitality to a whole new level. Most of the hotels are located right on the beach where visitors can enjoy the very best of Mauritius in one place.

Villas

Villa rental in Mauritius is becoming increasingly popular amongst visitors. Like hotels, most villas are located right on the beach. The main plus of booking a villa is privacy. You have a private villa, private pool and a private beach.

Some villas are self-catering and some offer the same services hotels provide. Villas in Mauritius are reasonably cheaper than hotels and you can book several villas all across the island to enjoy what each region has to offer.

Language

The native language is Morisyen Creole, however, the majority of the population is at least bilingual, as they speak English and French. So, if you want to be understood (and answered), use simple English and slow down just a bit.

Mauritian cuisine

Whether it is the traditional curry dishes, street foods or seafood, Mauritius attracts food lovers from over the world. The diverse cuisine of the island is a result of a multi-cultural population. Most Mauritian dishes tend to be a little spicy and sometimes all kinds of chilli mixtures are added.

Flight & time

The flight time to Mauritius from Nigeria is about 8 hours 25 minutes and the time difference is +3 hours

What is the Weather Like?

The climate in Mauritius is mostly tropical and a bit unpredictable at times.

The temperature varies from 19°C to 30°C throughout the year, and rarely ever drops below 17°C or exceeds 31°C.

In Mauritius, the warm season usually lasts from early December until the beginning of April, with average daily high temperatures of above 29°C.

Winter or dry season stretches from May to October and is a great time to go as the weather is great, however, during the Summer or wet season from November to April, you will see more rain and humidity although the showers quickly pass.

The favourite time of the year to visit is May or October as the crowds are less and the weather is usually great.

Currency

The Mauritian currency is the Mauritian rupee (Rs 1 = N 10.03)

Health & safety

No vaccine is required to enter Mauritius and tap water is considered safe to drink.

Useful Tips

Having some valuable tips can save a traveller a decent amount of holiday time especially if it is the very first time visiting Mauritius. From what to bring to what to bring back, here are some useful tips:

What to bring

If you’re wondering what to bring to Mauritius, think light! Bring shorts, t-shirts for trips. However, some hotels require formal clothing for dinner. You definitely don’t want to forget your favourite sunglasses and camera.

What to bring back

Mauritius has a lot of souvenirs and gifts to bring back home. The most famous is the Dodo, extinct endemic bird of Mauritius. You can also find interesting crafts in the Caudan craft market and in the craft section of the central market of Port Louis. Another interesting souvenir idea is personalised Mauritius T-Shirt.

What to Wear?

When visiting the beautiful Mauritian Island, it is best to pack light clothes, casual and beach wears. When entering religious places, try to wear appropriate clothing and remove belts and leather shoes.

In conclusion, are you looking forward to that vacation that leaves you with nothing but memorable stories to tell? Our Vacations team can help you plan the perfect getaway to Mauritius. Kindly visit https://go.geotravel.tours/holiday-package for more information. You can also email info@geotravel.tours or call +2349087509450

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