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Riviere Noire, Mauritius

Flights to Mauritius

If you’re dreaming of a luxurious tropical island holiday, then look no further. With flights to Mauritius you’ll be treated to palm fringed beaches, sparkling lagoons, and breath-taking coral reefs. It’s no wonder that Mauritius has the highest rate of returning visitors in the world.

Things to look out for in Mauritius

The award winning beaches of Mauritius will be enough to keep all sun worshippers and water sports enthusiasts happy. Scuba diving on the coral reefs is understandably popular, and you can find dive schools all along the coast.

Mauritius is the perfect place to get back to nature. Spot some pink pigeons and giant tortoises on the Ile aux Aigrettes nature reserve just off the South East coast, or go dolphin watching off the West Coast. Walk with the lions in the Mauritius safari park. For a relaxing day, head to the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden with its bright and vibrant plant life.

Although most people book flights to Mauritius for the beaches, the countryside has lots to offer the adventurous traveller too. Zip-line through the forest or go quad biking in the mountains. Visit the extinct volcano at Curepipe, and then indulge in some shopping at the local marketplace for that must have souvenir.

Getting around Mauritius

The cheapest way to get around Mauritius is by bus. Tell the conductor where you want to go and he’ll tell you how much it costs. Remember to bring small coins in case the conductor doesn’t have change. Metered taxis are also reasonable and a good way to see the island, but never get in an unlicensed cab.

What to bring on a holiday to Mauritius

You only need to arrange a Visa in advance if you’re visiting Mauritius to work. UK Nationals flying to Mauritius for a holiday simply need to present their passport and return ticket on arrival, in exchange for a three month Visa. If you’re travelling alone with children, bear in mind that you may need to present a document to prove that you have parental responsibility. 

It’s wise to visit your doctor two months before travelling to find out if any vaccinations are required. Remember to take out a health insurance policy as medical care in Mauritius is expensive.

Cyclone season runs from November to May. If you choose to fly to Mauritius at this time of year, remember to keep an eye on the weather forecast and bring some waterproof clothing.

Check out our hotels section for a great deal on hotels in Mauritius.

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