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Explore Mauritius
Magical Mauritius

Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. Capital Port Louis has sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens. Mark Twain once wrote that ‘Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius’. For the most part, it’s true:

Mauritius is rightly famed for its sapphire waters, powder-white beaches and luxury resorts. But there’s so much more attraction to Mauritius than the beach, and it's the kind of place that rewards even the smallest attempts at exploration. There’s hiking in the forested and mountainous interior and world-class diving and snorkelling offshore. There are boat trips to near-perfect islets and excursions to botanical gardens and colonial plantation houses. Mauritius is a fabulous culinary destination with great wildlife watching thrown in. And the real Mauritius away from the beach resorts – a hot curry of different cultures and quiet fishing villages – is never far away.

Things to do
  • Beaches
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife
  • Spectacular Landscapes
  • Romantic Getaways
  • Shopping
  • Whatever is the kind of food, Creole, French, English, Indian, or Chinese, the standards of food are high in Mauritius.
  • Specialities of the place are Venison, Camarons, Octopus, Dholl purri and Gateaux piments (chilli cakes).
  • Popular drinks include Rum, Beer, Alouda (almond-flavoured ice milk drink) and fresh coconut water.
  • Budget: $110–220
  • Double room in a budget hotel: $45–80
  • Double room in a midrange hotel with half-board: $90–160
  • Double room with half-board in a luxury hotel: from $170
  • Street food or self-catering for lunch: $5-7
  • Lunch/Dinner in a midrange restaurant: $25-30
  • Excursions: $50–100
  • Car hire: from $50 per day
  • All-day taxi excursions: $70–100 per day
  • Indians do not need Visa for travelling to Mauritius. You need to have passport (valid for 6 months), return tickets and hotel confirmation when you go to immigration
  • Mauritius visa cost for Mauritius tourist visa is nil.
  • Documents Required for Mauritius Tourist - The applicant's passport should be valid for at least six months more than the allowed period of stay in Mauritius, Two fully completed visa forms, Two recent photographs in passport size, Confirmed onward and return tickets
Season to Visit
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 05 Days - 07 Days

Known For
  • Diving for Wildlife Treasures
  • Rodrigues
  • Black River Gorges National Park
  • Chamarel
  • Île aux Aigrettes
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Hindu & Creole Festivals
  • Chambres & Tables d'Hôtes
  • Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens
  • Eureka Plantation Mansion
  • Whales & Dolphins
  • Catamaran Cruises
  • Rodrigues Coastal Walk
  • Seafood by the Beach
  • Level 2 Highlights
Areas to Visit
  • Port Louis
  • Grand Baie
  • Flic En Flac


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