Mauritius Tourism & Travel Guide

The island nation of Mauritius sits on the Indian Ocean, off the southeast coast of the African continent. Think crimson sunsets and rolling waves in an erstwhile French colony, the small glamourous island of Mauritius is an adventure enthusiast’s haven to its north. The Rodrigues Island, and the Agalega and Cargados Garayos islands also plays a major part in Mauritius tourism. From kite and windsurfing to a plethora of watersports, tourists will never run out of options on their Mauritius holiday. The Belle Mare beach of Mauritius, fringed by coconut palms and casuarina trees is where the tourists flock to, for snorkelling. The village of Grand Baie, crowded by charming beach cafes and glitzy resorts is another much loved destination. On your Mauritius trip, you should also head to Black River Gorge, and raft through its dense forests or hire an underwater scooter and get up-close and personal with the local marine life. Drop by to say hello to the cheetahs and lions of the Casela Nature Park. Mauritius’ flourishing tourism can also be credited to its diverse wildlife that boasts of spot monkeys, boars and the kestrel falcon which is sustained by the Domaine de Chasseur, a nature reserve in the southeastern Anse Jonchee Hills. End your Mauritius tour with a morning trek up to the Le Morne Mountain that fans over the shimmering Le Morne beach.
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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Port Louis
Whoaaaaa....Our tour was about to begin...we were excited.. We had a mini- 6 seater SUV for the tour. There were 2 more couples who'd joined us. Our first day tour was to the beautiful city of Port Louis. When you're in Port Louis, please don't forget to visit the fort of Adelaide. You get a magnificent view of the whole Port Louis city from the top.
Tamarin
Hailed as one of best places to visit in Mauritius to go surfing, Tamarin’s waters can be both easy and a bit troublesome, but definitely worth the experience. The nearby Tamarin Hotel provides lesson to beginners.Hike at the Black River Gorges National Park
Pointe d'Esny
One of the very few locations that will let you truly enjoy the sport. Pointe D’Esny is also attractive with its postcard worthy views and for being a boat ride away from the Ile Aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve. The beachside town is definitely among the most serene places to visit in Mauritius.Cruise to the Ilie Aux Cerfs
Mahebourg
On the east coast is Mahebourg. This tiny village on the east coast has only recently started to attract the tourists. Nevertheless, it remains a charming spot for anyone wanting some peace and quiet. Its proximity with the Blue bay and Pointe D'Esny, puts it on the itinerary of most travellers.Humble in size and glamour, Mahebourg is extraordinary in its ordinariness. A colonial feel still lingers in its old buildings and a tiny museum while its beaches and shores still reek of its prominence as a former trade port. This is a delightful, small village that is not to be missed on a Mauritius Itinerary.Amazing Things to do in and around MahebourgTake a Glass Bottom Boat Ride
Flic en Flac
Flic en Flac is a charmer of the Mauritian west coast. Apart from its amusing and playful name, Flic en Flac has one of the most attracted beaches in Mauritius and with it a host of water sports and adventure. The Black River District of Mauritius is one of the most coveted natural paradises on the island.Whether you want to lay back and get a tan or ride the waves, Flic en Flac caters to all. It is also a great place to start exploring the Black River region of Mauritius, undoubtedly the most gorgeous part of the island and an incredible place to visit in Mauritius.Amazing Things to do in and around Flic en Flac


Best Time to Visit Mauritius

Peak Season to visit Mauritius is from May to December, when 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.

 

Off - Season: During January and April Mauritius experience a drop in the tourist numbers. January ushers in summers, and the hotel tariff and airfares reduces.


Budget for Mauritius

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

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 3000 to INR 4000 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels and homestays: INR 1500 - 2500
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 700 - 1500
  • Local transport in boats and bike rentals: INR 200 - 1000
  • Sightseeing & Tours: INR 1000 - 2000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 5000 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 4000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 2000 and upwards
  • Local transport in metered taxis: INR 900 and upwards
  • Sightseeing, Guided Tours: INR 3000 and upwards

Visa Information for Mauritius

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.

All citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Laos, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Vietnam and Yemen must apply for a visa prior to travel.

All other nations do not need to apply for a visa beforehand and, depending on nationality, are either entitled to a 90-day visa-free stay or a visa on arrival valid for either 60 or 14 days. For further information, visit their website.

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