Mauritius : In
the Indian Ocean, is of volcanic origin and sheltered for its
major part by barriers of coral reefs forming natural, safe,
crystal clear lagoons. Mauritius has long been a dream holiday
destination known to the Arabs in particular, as early as the
The waters around Mauritius island are home to some of the varied
and sacred species of marine-life on earth. Diving (click)
is a favourite with visitors and most beach resorts offer scuba-diving
excursions out to the coral reef and to many hidden ship-wrecks
around the Mauritius coast-line due to the many conflicts and
Pirate activities that have taken place around these beautiful
: White powdery soft sandy beaches which form
numerous 'natural bays' around the islands' coastline, with
warm, clear tranquil, turquoise sea, ideal for safe bathing,
with many a hidden beach resort.
Hotels in Mauritius :
Are primarily located as "beach resorts", of an extremely
high standard with the majority being 4 to 5 star rating - larger
than average room sizes, luxury bedding and furniture, exceptional
cuisine, gorgeous locations and more - at our 'selective
beach resorts'. If you require all inclusive,
then why not consider the Shandrani
...excellent choice offering 'top-class-quality at great
Diving : The
waters around Mauritius are home to the Blue
held in high regard by all who seek her. The Beachcomber Paradis
resort, has a fleet of 'Challenger Boats' complete with the
latest in fishing gear, rods, lines and tackle etc; to enable
visitors to engage in the popular sport of 'big-game-fishing'
just off the shores of Mauritius. (click)
has been re-discovered by honeymooners seeking the perfect romantic
idyllic location, honeymoon packages in Mauritius start from
5days and can be tailored to suit your personal requirements,
with stop-overs in Dubai, Seychelles or Safari in South Africa
married in Mauritius is simplicity itself, using our tried-and-tested
procedure, just give us a call, let us check our 'wedding diary'
- many of our resorts only perform and cater for one wedding
per day. Weddings start from £295 and our local wedding
co-ordinator will take care of everything for you, all you need
do is 'turn-up'. (wedding
land and watersports are included at the majority of our beach
resorts. The whole 'sports operation' is operated by professionals
- the equipment is superb and safety codes are in place.
Holidays : Whether
you are seeking holiday packages to Mauritius, - one of the
exclusive Luxury Hotels Mauritius, a Family Activity Holiday
- Sports, Golfing, young and old - Mauritius has it all.
Driving : Is on
the left for UK visitors that's the same as home.
Time Difference :
Mauritius is 4 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and 3 hours
ahead of mid-European time.
: Mauritius Rupee, of which we suggest you change your
existing currency into at the airport upon arrival, there are
'exchange bureaus' just before exiting the airport building,
our overseas representative will show you exactly where.
: The power supply throughout Mauritius is 220 volts.
Mauritius Health Requirements
For UK visitors there are recommendations
such as make certain that your Typhoid and Tetanus vaccinations
are up-to-date, certification is required over 1 years of age
and coming from infected areas (more)
best time to go - you choose !
The hottest months are January to April
when the temperatures are customary ranging from 25 degrees
C to 35 degrees C.- humidity during this time can be high.
The Mauritian winter is known to be July through to September
when the temperatures range between 24 degrees C to 16 degrees
C (at night), humidity is at its lowest during this period and
can be a most pleasant time to visit.
To Wear : Take your best beach and casual wear
- In the months June to September carry
some light woollens for the cooler evenings in Mauritius.
Visitors to Mauritius are requested to dress properly when visiting
religious shrines (no shorts, mini-skirts etc) and please remove
shoes when entering temples and mosques).
Environment : When
snorkelling, walking along the many beaches etc. you are asked
to respect the natural beauty and environment by not disturbing
the natural habitat of the many the land or marine species on
or around the island. We urge you not to purchase
anything made out of 'turtle shell' and not to pick-up or take
any shells from the beaches (no matter how attractive or unusual
they are.), checks are made by the authorities and fines with
large penalties are deployed along with the confiscation of
all such items.
Birds : The native
songbirds of Mauritius include the Mauritius cuckoo-strike,
the Mauritius black bulbul, the Mauritius fody and the Mauritius
olive white-eye, many of these gorgeous birds are now threatened
and down in numbers to only a couple of hundreds. Birds species
that have already disappeared from Mauritius include the black
fightless parrot and the rail, a small wading bird.
The most common bird of all on Mauritius is the red-whiskered
Newspapers : The
Mauritian press is one of the most dynamic in Africa, with two
English weekly papers, they co-exist with several French written
newspapers. The press in Mauritius is totally free and reflects
perfectly the plurality of the country.
Mauritius Style : Mauritius has a solid reputation
for textiles production, namely for pullovers and knitting in
general. Shirts, trousers, suits, dresses suits for women, shorts
or swimming costumes of well-known brands are sold at unbeatable
prices The jewellery trade has a long tradition of local craftsmen
who work particularly with 18 or 22 carat gold.
Below are some of the
many sights you can enjoy whilst visiting Mauritius. (
Listed in brackets are the names of the nearest 'beach
resorts') you may wish to know of.
Is the capital of Mauritius, named after Louis XV. The multicultural
nature of the island is in evidence here especially in the exotic
covered market, selling everything from coloured saris, to natural
remedies and lottery tickets. (Royal Palm, Trou Aux Biches,
Le Victoria, Le Canonnier)
Domain les Pailles :
Is a colonial sugar estate on Mauritius, that has been restored
to its former glory. Some of the attractions include a working
replica of an ox-driven sugar mill, a rum distillery and four
restaurants, Chinese, Indian French and Grill restaurants. (Royal
Palm, Trou Aux Biches, Le Victoria, Le Canonnier)
The tropical island of Mauritius Is famous throughout the world
for its superb botanical gardens. Started in the early years
of the French reign, the remarkable collection includes hundred
year old trees, the tallipot palm that grows for 40 years, flowers
then dies, incredible giant water lilies and amazing spice trees.(Royal
Palm, Trou Aux Biches, Le Victoria, Le Canonnier)
Regular visits are arranged to this small colonial town full
of history. Named after the famous French Mahe de Labourdonnais,
the town is also home to the Mahebourg Naval museum. It is a
colonial style house built about 1771 that became a naval museum
in 1950, commemorating the dramatic naval battle that took place
in 1810. Relics include coins, old manuscripts, beautiful porcelain,
prints, engravings, antique maps, furniture, a collection of
weapons all testifying to terrible battles or shipwrecked people.
Casela Bird Park :
Is a bird sanctuary well known to ornithologists around the
world, and home to the world's rarest pigeon, the pink pigeon.
The Mauritius kestrel is being hand-reared, aided by science
in an attempt to save it from extinction. (Paradis)
Black River Gorge :
There's more to Mauritius than just gorgeous beaches and the
warm clear turquoise sea - Nature lovers can walk for miles
in the Black River Gorge, up the river, which has cut its way
into the basalt. It is inhabited by the two rarest birds in
the world, the Mauritian kestrel and the Pink pigeon. (Paradis)
Grand Bassin :
Resting in the crater of an ancient volcano, this natural lake
is a place of pilgrimage for the Hindus. (Paradis, Shandrani)
A phenomenon that attracts scientists from all over the world
to Mauritius. Chamarel is a mound of multi coloured earth- ochre,
red and violet in colour - thought to be caused by the erosion
of the residue volcanic ash. (Paradis)
The Rochester Falls and Tamarind
Located on the plateau near Souillac and are breathtaking in
their beauty as they plummet amidst the lush vegetation of Mauritius.
Domaine du Chasseur :
Stretches over 2000 acres of Mauritius and is bursting with
indigenous species including stags, wild boars, partridges and
pheasants. However the park also provides a spectacular setting
for paragliding. (Shandrani)
Grand Baie :
Known as the Mauritian Côte d'Azur, Grand Baie boasts a beautiful
beach with emerald green water. This vibrant fishing village
has a host of clothing shops selling designer clothes under
different labels as well as craft shops, restaurants and casual
night clubs. (Royal Palm, Le Mauricia, Trou Aux Biches, Le Victoria,
Is the main residential town on the island of Mauritius, a great
place to shop. In addition to the model ships, jade, porcelain
embroidery and clothes, Curepipe is ideal for buying duty free
gold and diamonds. You can enjoy a good view of the town and
the surrounding area from the extinct volcanic crater of Trou
aux Cerfs. (Shandrani, Paradis)
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