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Mauritius Travel Guide
Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean. The place is very well known as a perfect honeymoon destination. Mauritius tourism is all about beaches, waterfalls, national parks, and volcanoes. Enjoy this relaxing trip to the most with our Mauritius tourism guide. Tourism in Mauritius is very affordable when compared to other destinations offering such beauty. Rich with dense forests, unique wildlife, pristine beaches, and Mauritius points of interest make it a dream place for the newly married couples. The best time to visit Mauritius for honeymoon is November through April.
In recent times, Mauritius has gained a wide popularity. Other than beauty, Mauritius is famous for its hospitality and its artificial handicrafts. Undoubtedly, Mauritius tourism is the best choice you can go with on your next excursion. The country is none other than a cluster of beaches and islands and thus offer lots of adventurous activities. Things to do in Mauritius include walk on the sand, dive into the deep water and explore new species of aquatic animals and then after being tired, eat some new varieties of really delicious seafood in Mauritius, You will get all types of varieties of food including Indian, Chinese, Italian and much more.
Top Attractions in Mauritius
Port Louis: The capital city of Mauritius is famous for luxury resorts, colonial architecture, and a shopping district where local vendors sell handicrafts and fresh produce. The Caudan Waterfront is one of the best places to visit in Mauritius.
Grand Bay or Grand Baie is popular for its sandy beaches, lively bars, local bazaars, and fishing.
Tamarind Beach features crystal blue waters and coral reefs opposite a mile and a half long deluxe waterfront.
One of the top destinations in Mauritius, Curepipe town is known for its scenic setting, rainy climate, volcanic crater, and retail shopping options.
Chamarel is a popular site where a natural phenomenon of seven colored earth and a lovely waterfall attract travelers.
Trou d'Argent Beach: it is one of Mauritius’s beautiful places. Visitors love to wander on this beach and enjoy the sight of white sand, unique rocks, and blue water. You can relax and enjoy the sunbath. Feel the laziness of the sand and splash around the water. Spend a quality time with your love partner.
Le Morne Brabant: on the summit of Southeast Mauritius, it is a peninsula. A perfect place for clicking some wide angle shots and photos. Initially, it was used to provide a space for the slaves to hide. Refugees from Africa and South Asia were used to live in the caves present at the top of the mountain. Another special thing about this place is that in 2008, UNESCO awarded this place as a World Heritage Site. Enjoy the site from your hotel room as there are some luxury hotels at the top.
Trou Aux Biches & Mont Choisy: One of the most popular beaches of Mauritius because of its beauty and quiet setups. This beach has been awarded as the World's Leading Beach Destination in 2011, from the World Travel Awards. A good thing about this beach is even after becoming so popular, it is never overcrowded, so you can always enjoy.
Ile des Deux Cocos: a one-day trip to this island is good enough to give you lots of unforgettable memories. Have a unique experience in a glass bottom boat and checking out the amazing Blue Bay. Have a mouthwatering lunch at this beautiful site.
Explore Flora & Fauna
Black River Gorges National Park: this is Mauritius’s biggest park. A complete site full of hiking mountains, spots for the picnic, and a wide variety of flora and fauna. This is the only must visit place in Mauritius. It serves as the biggest habitat for wildlife, but its beauty and location have made it a top attraction of Mauritius Tourism. A visit to this place can take up to half day. Other than wildlife, explore some endemic birds.
Mauritius also includes Indian temples, gardens with rare species of flora and fauna and you can have a unique experience of swimming with dolphins. The city offers very good accommodation with so many services like world-class spas, top-flight golf courses, sauna, massages, private Jacuzzi, well-designed gardens and such mouthwatering food.
How to Reach Mauritius from India
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There are only two airports in Mauritius. Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport is situated in Plaine Corail on Rodrigues. The second Airport is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. Those wondering how to reach Mauritius from Delhi or Mumbai should know that SSR Airport is well connected via domestic and international flights. Emirates, Swiss, China Eastern flights, Air India, Meridiana, Malaysia, Euro wings, Singapore airlines are some of the international airlines with connectivity to these airports.
Being an island nation, Mauritius doesn’t have any rail connectivity with the rest of the world. Traveling to Mauritius by air is the most convenient option taken by families and honeymooners.
Land transport here includes bus, taxi and cars. The bus network is large in the country, spread across the entire island. There are 2 kinds of buses in Mauritius standard and express. Express buses are air conditioned buses and have fewer stops on each route. The buses run between 5:30 am and 8 pm. On the countryside, which is less developed, timings are shorter and less reliable. Travelers may have to change a bus in order to reach their destination. It takes 80 minutes to reach Port Louis from the SSR Airport. Buses available from the airport are 09, 10, and 198.
Taxi is also easily available on the island but are more expensive. One can take any of the two buses. Fare of express bus is a bit higher as it is air conditioned and faster than the standard bus.
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FAQ's of Mauritius
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Anywhere between 5 to 8 days are sufficient to visit all popular attractions in Mauritius.
Yes, the weather in Mauritius is pleasant in September and it is also the time when hotel prices run low.
The Mauritian dish of Fish Vindaye, a curry cooked with fish or vegetables and the usual curry ingredients is a must have when in Mauritius.
To really relax and explore Mauritius, travelers will need at least six to seven days here.
Mauritius has a mild tropical climate, which remains pleasant almost all through the year, with the cool sea breeze bringing in respite during the summers.
Take along light and airy clothes for your trip to Mauritius, along with wide brim hats and stoles to cover yourself from the sun.
Mauritius is a year-round destination. However, the months April to June or September to December are considered the best for a trip to this place.
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