Being an year-round destination, Mauritius is on the top of every traveler’s bucket list. The island nation is famous for offering moderate temperature, ample sunshine, and multiple avenues for adventure to travelers from far and wide. Kanchan’s heartwarming experience on her trip to Mauritius in April will make you feel all fuzzy and warm. Read on to find out which places in Mauritius stood out for her.
I never anticipated that I would ever have a chance to visit Mauritius. For as long as I can remember, it has been my dream destination. For our 15th wedding anniversary, we decided to go all out and book a trip to this beautiful island nation. We were left enamored by the Creole architecture of the buildings, the blue of the ocean, and the hospitality of the locals. The pleasant Mauritius weather in April enhanced our experience greatly.
Our Mauritius trip in April wouldn’t have been successful if it was not for TravelTriangle’s assistance at every step. Our agent customised the trip for us according to our requirements and made sure that we were comfortable during our stay in the island nation. We didn’t have to stress about anything at all. Our agent took care of everything, and we’re exceptionally grateful to TravelTriangle for their exceptional customer service.
Table Of Content
- Details Of Our Trip To Mauritius In April
- Our Trip To Mauritius In April Itinerary
- 5 Superb Experiences On Our Trip To Mauritius
- Tips For Mauritius Travel
- Getting Around Mauritius
- What To Pack For A Mauritius Trip
- Do’s And Don’ts On A Mauritius Trip
- Travel Queries About Mauritius
Details Of Our Trip To Mauritius In April
Trip Cost: INR 45,500/- per person
No. Of People: 2
Trip Duration: 7 Days & 6 Nights
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Airport Transfers, Visa on arrival, Sightseeing
Exclusions: Private cab, airfare, travel insurance, honeymoon freebies, activity costs
Our Trip To Mauritius In April Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Mauritius & Leisure day
Day 2: Ile Aux Cerf Island Tour
Day 3: North Island Tour
Day 4: South Island Tour
Day 5: Glass Bottom Boat Ride & Sightseeing
Day 6: Shopping At Quatre Bornes Market & Sightseeing
Day 7: Full Day Cruise And Departure
5 Superb Experiences On Our Trip To Mauritius In April
Our trip to Mauritius in April entailed resting on sandy beaches under coconut trees, visiting iconic attractions, and parasailing in the crystal clear waters of the ocean. Read on to find out our 5 best experiences in Mauritius tour in April that took us by surprise:
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1. Beach Hopping
We indulged in a bevy of water sports at Belle Mare, Grand Bay area and Ile Aux Cerf Island on the second day of our trip. Parasailing and underwater sea walk gave us a major adrenaline rush. We tried to soak up the sun as much as we could and enjoyed ourselves immensely on our North and South island tour, which included a trip to Flic n Flac beach, Mont Choisy beach, and Cap Malheureux.
2. Full Day Cruise
We stumbled upon a full day cruise in Mauritius by serendipity. It started at around 8 AM and ended at 4 PM. The cruise provided luggage storage services and dropped us off at the airport too, so it was a win-win situation for us on the final day of the trip. It was a full day cruise with breakfast, lunch, unlimited drinks, dance and music.
3. Visiting Iconic Attractions
The city tour was one of my most favorite experiences. We visited the Ship Model Factory and Chamarel Coloured Earth. I especially enjoyed visiting Chamarel as I had a chance to gaze at the beauty and charm of Mauritius in its most raw form. We couldn’t take pictures on our trip to Ganga Talao because of the rains, but overall it was a pleasant encounter.
4. Going On A Shopping Spree
We purchased several fridge magnets, decorative pencils, and key rings from the craft shops on Le Caudan waterfront. These are some of the best things to buy from Mauritius. We also visited the local market in Quatre Bornes. It is a weekly market where you can get clothes at discounted prices. Make sure to perfect the art of haggling because the shopkeepers are known to quote exorbitantly high prices to foreigners.
5. Gorging On Local Food
We enjoyed gorging on delicious local food at Quatre Bornes. The hotel we stayed in served us a delicious offering of local cuisine for breakfast and dinner. We got a chance to eat bondas and dhal puri at the roadside eateries. Street food in Mauritius was very filling and easy on our pockets.
Tips For Mauritius Travel
Here’s a detailed list of 5 tips for Mauritius travel that I believe will help you avoid mistakes and vacation like a pro:
1. Drinking water in Mauritius are expensive, so make sure you purchase a pack of 6 water bottles from a local store.
2. If you’re traveling in a group of more than three people, we suggest you consider hiring a private vehicle rather than opting for public transport since the former will be more cost-effective.
3. If you want to cut your travel costs, opt for an all-inclusive hotel which serves you at least two meals of the day.
4. You will not find a lot of restaurants serving tea in Mauritius, so we suggest you to carry your own sachets if you’re a tea aficionado.
5. Most of the shopping malls in Mauritius close by 2 PM on Sunday, so check their timings online before you visit them.
Getting Around Mauritius
This place doesn’t have a train network. However, a convenient bus system serves the tourists on the island and is cheap as well. You can hire the express service running from Port Louis to north and south of island.
What To Pack For Mauritius Trip
- Comfortable outfits for beach vacation
- Casual shirts
- Pairs of Shorts
- Flip Flops
- Mosquito Repellant
- Snorkeling gear if you want to save on rentals
- Essential Medicines
Do’s And Don’ts On A Mauritius Trip
- Do not wear shorts or mini dresses while visiting religious places.
- Make sure to sunbathe in decent clothes or swimsuits while you’re on the public beaches.
- Do not make jokes about bomb or theft related issues.
Get All Your Travel Queries Answered
Here’s a compilation of all the travel queries you may have regarding our trip to Mauritius in April. I am pretty sure the answer to your question will be here:
A. Some of the most special features of Mauritius include a visit to Caudan Waterfront (a shopping and entertainment center), sea cruises, island trips, and museum tours.
A. Visit Mauritius in April when the weather is cool, dry, and sunny. It is the ideal weather for pursuing outdoor activities and water adventure sports.
A. I recommend you to stay at Villas Mon Plaisir at Pointe Aux Piments. Most of the hotels offer a room with an ocean-facing view and they include breakfast and dinner in the tariff, so it is a cost-effective choice.
A. You should pack a pair of slightly sophisticated clothes because most restaurants in Mauritius follow a dress code. Apart from that, pack your regular pair of pants, a light jacket in case there’s a nip in the air, t-shirts and dresses.
A. The Western part of Mauritius, without a trace of doubt, has the best beaches.
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