Mauritius Tourism and Travel Guide

Mauritius tourism has charmed travellers for decades. If the crystal-clear beaches and marvellous monuments aren’t reason enough to visit this heaven, small fishing villages, vibrant culture and warmth of the locals certainly is. One would make the mistake of writing off Mauritius as a destination for honeymooners, but what it does for a traveller’s soul can only be believed once experienced. The increase in Mauritius tourism in recent years can be credited to backpackers and their stories of the island’s hidden getaways. A multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, with Madagascar to its east and Seychelles to its southeast, Mauritius is a haven for those who enjoy quiet, peaceful holidays. You can spend your time here by relaxing in your resort, exploring a village, or diving, trekking and cycling – there are quite a few tours organised by Mauritius tourism. If you have wondered about Mauritius’s journey as a popular tourist destination and its rich historical past, you can explore the National History Museum which is located in the main city. If, on the other hand, you enjoy exploring the outdoors, you can set out for a trek in Ebony Forest Reserve in Chamarel or enrol in a walking tour organised by Mauritius tourism operators. If you are driven by your ‘taste’ and we mean literally, you can head out on a culinary tour of Mauritius. From fine-dining restaurants to local eating joints, you’ll be surprised at the huge variety of culinary delights the country offers, especially the capital, Port Louis. Said to be one of the top 10 cities in the world for its street food, it’s an important contributor to Mauritius tourism. For water sport enthusiasts, nature lovers and beach bums, Mauritius promises an especially exciting vacation with enthralling experiences such as deep sea fishing, snorkelling and catamaran rides. While a lazy week on the beach sounds like bliss, the country is definitely a lot more and owing to the efforts of Mauritius tourism, now you can discover the country at your own pace and budget.
Best time to visit

Peak Season to visit Mauritius is from May to Decemberwhen the weather is cool, dry and sunny. During the winters, temperatures go as high as 24 degrees celsius and drop as low as 18 degrees celsius.

 

Budget

For Budget Travellers: INR 1000 - 2000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and guesthouses: INR 600 - 1000
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 300 - 600
  • Public Transport in buses: INR 60 - 100

 

Visa Info

You don't need a visa to enter Mauritius if you are a citizen of the EU, the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and India.

 

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