As one of the most affordable tickets to paradise, Mauritius offers breath-taking beaches, exceptional scuba diving and snorkelling opportunities, plus a host of activities ranging from boat cruises to whale watching, island touring, deep sea fishing, horse riding, water sports or sheer relaxation as you unwind and enjoy the friendly and charming atmosphere of this sublime island paradise. Mauritius beckons you to discover its melting pot of seductive passion, vibrant colours, perfumed Creole cuisine and its mesmerizing Sega dance. Laze on the golden beaches fringed with palm trees whilst sipping a cocktail.
Browse through the markets of Port Louis filled with fascinating crafts, exotic spices and quality leather goods. Take a tour to a rum distillery or tea plantation. Marvel at the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere at Pamplemousses. Take a relaxing day cruise around the island in a catamaran, go kitesurfing at Le Morne or enjoy snorkelling and diving amongst the colourful coral reefs.
Language: English is the official language. French and Creole are commonly used.
Currency: The local currency is the Mauritian Rupee. US Dollars and Euros are widely accepted in all resorts.
Visa: South African passport holders do not require a visa.
Time: 2 Hours ahead of South Africa.
What things cost: These are approximate prices and may vary according to hotels and seasons. (MUR - Mauritian Rupee)
Bottle of water: MUR150
Soft drink / beer: MUR150
Bottle of wine: MUR1300
Light lunch: MUR850
Climate: Summer (November to April) - 23ºC to 33ºC with the wettest months being from December to March. Winter (May to October) - 17ºC to 23ºC.
Things to do
Tour of Port Louis.
Discover the capital, full of contrast and feisty suburbs. Enjoy an exceptional tour followed by leisure shopping at Caudan & Port Louis Waterfront & Port Louis Central Market
Paul & Virginie.
Mauritius would not be the same without the greatest love story of all times. Take a journey back to the time of Paul & Virginie and to the Pamplemousses Gardens, known worldwide for its large collection of indigenous and exotic plants.
Explore the magical island of Mauritius. Highlights: Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, La Citadelle, Camps de Mars, Port Louis Cathedral, Port Louis Central Market, Caudan Waterfront, Cap Malheureux, Kaylasson Temple
1001 Fragrances & Colours (Tea Route) Tour.
The succession of fragrances and the contrast of a multitude of colours enrich this outing which alternates between the past and the present. . Including entrance fees and lunch.
Don't miss the opportunity to relax, bask in the hot tropical sun and admire the beauties of the island of Mauritius, from a perfect vantage point. Catamaran cruises are available from various points on the Island. Whether in the South, North, East or West - it is your choice.
Ile des Deux Cocos.
Experience real tropical luxury, fringed by clean white sandy beaches and on the north part is the Blue Bay Maritime Reserve, one of the best places for snorkelling in Mauritius, with superb corals and a wonderful array of brightly coloured tropical fish.
Ile aux Cerfs.
This is one of the most popular destinations for tourists who visit Mauritius in search of the tropical landscapes of their dreams. Ile aux Cerfs is an invitation to relax, a unique tropical environment with brilliant beaches of white sand and warm turquoise waters.
Rhumerie de Chamarel welcomes guests for an all-encompassing experience from a guided visit of the distillery to the rum tasting of "Rum of Chamarel" an eco-friendly agricultural rum.
Quatre Bornes Flea Market.
Enjoy the atmosphere that changed a small city of the island. The Market of Quatre-Bournes is the only place where you will find all types of clothing and household linens at an affordable price for all budgets.
Experience this new adventure with the world exclusive Seakart. FUN ADVENTURE offers the possibility, of discovering the beauty of Mauritian Lagoons, while riding your own Seakart.