Mauritius has long been a dream destination with unspoilt beaches and too many places to explore. Situated in the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Africa, Mauritius is an island sheltered by barriers of coral reefs forming natural, safe, crystal clear lagoons.

With plenty of palm fringed beaches for relaxing and dramatic inland mountains to explore Mauritius is the perfect post nuptial getaway.

Mauritius

Paradise On Earth

Climate

Lying south of the equator, Mauritius has a tropical climate, with the temperature on the coast varying between 22°C in winter and 34°C in summer. The sea temperature varies between 22°C and 27°C. In the central part of the island, the maximum daytime temperature varies from about 19°C in August to about 26°C in February. The western and northern regions are warmer and relatively drier than the East and the South.

What To Wear

Take your best beach and casual wear. In the winter months (June -September), carry some light woollen clothing for the cool evenings.
Please show due respect when visiting religious places. Wear appropriate clothing (and remove leather shoes and belts) when entering the premise

What To Eat

The ethnic diversity of Mauritius is reflected in the Mauritian cuisine, a paradise of flavours from Creole, Chinese, French, African and Indian dishes. You can begin your day with a croissant, followed by a Creole rougaille for lunch and finish with an Indian curry washed down with some wonderful French wine. Mauritian dishes to try are dholl purri, farata, gâteaux piment and samosas; Daube de Poisson, Langouste à la Creole and Curry de Cerf.

Accommodation

There is a wide variety of  accommodation to be found in Mauritius and luxury is never too far away with some of the world's most luxurious resorts.

Something To Try

Walk with lions at Casela Bird Park or paraglide at Ile Aux Cerfs.

Tipping

Tipping is not compulsory.

Currency

The monetary unit is the Mauritian Rupee (Rs.) which is divided into 100 cents (cs). There are ATM's and most places accept credit cards.

Duty Free

To save a little on celebratory beverages, why not pack a little of your own....you are each allowed 1 litre of spirits and 2 litres of wine or beer.

Mauritius

Paradise On Earth

Driving

Mauritius is 45km in width and 65km in length, so you may want to hire a car while you are there. People in Mauritius drive on the left-hand side of the road and give way to the right. If you have a valid drivers license you are allowed to drive during their stay in Mauritius.

Electricity

220 volts

Emergency

Police and Ambulance : 999

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required.

Language

Most people in Mauritius are bilingual and are equally fluent in English and French. Creole and French are the main languages in the everyday environment and several oriental languages are also spoken.

Medical Services

Free public medical facilities are widely available. Private clinics provide medical services for a fee.

Safety

A tourist police service has been set up to ensure security in tourist zones. It is advised to take care of personal possessions.

Visa And Entry Requirements

You will need a valid passport and a return or onward ticket, for stay of up to a month. For more information contact the Passport and Immigration Office in Mauritius or the nearest Mauritian Embassy or Consulate.