What to know before visiting Mauritius
Welcome to Mauritius! A tropical paradise nestled in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a small island nation that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and luxurious experiences. From pristine beaches to lush forests, from bustling markets to gourmet restaurants, Mauritius has something for everyone.
At Mauritius Tour, we aim to provide you with an unforgettable experience of this island nation. Our team of local experts has curated a range of tours and activities that showcase the best of Mauritius. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple on a honeymoon, or a family looking for an adventure, we have something for you.
Beaches: One of the biggest attractions in Mauritius is its stunning beaches. With crystal-clear waters, white sand, and a tropical breeze, these beaches offer a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. We offer beach tours that take you to some of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in Mauritius. Enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing on these idyllic beaches....
Culture: Mauritius is a melting pot of cultures, with influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe. Our cultural tours take you to the heart of the island's heritage, where you can learn about its history, traditions, and people. Visit museums, temples, and historical sites, and immerse yourself in the unique culture of Mauritius.
Nature: Mauritius is a nature lover's paradise, with lush forests, waterfalls, and wildlife. Our nature tours take you to some of the island's most scenic spots, where you can explore nature trails, see rare birds and animals, and take in the breathtaking views. You can also enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and zip-lining.
Food: Mauritius is famous for its fusion cuisine, which blends African, Indian, Chinese, and European flavors. Our food tours take you on a culinary journey, where you can sample the island's delicious street food, seafood, and fine dining. You can also learn how to cook traditional Mauritian dishes and take home some culinary skills.
Luxury: Mauritius is also known for its luxurious resorts, spas, and activities. Our luxury tours cater to those who want to indulge in the island's finest offerings. From private yacht cruises to golfing on championship courses, from spa treatments to fine dining, we have curated the best luxury experiences in Mauritius.
At Mauritius Tour, we are committed to providing you with a safe, comfortable, and unforgettable experience. We offer customized tours, private transportation, and knowledgeable guides who speak multiple languages. Contact us today to start planning your dream vacation in Mauritius.
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There are several languages spoken throughout Mauritius with the main ones being English, Creole, and French.
The currency used throughout the country is the Mauritian rupee. Credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and tourist shops. ATMs are common throughout the country dispensing local currency. Credit cards are widely accepted and there are, and ATMs are available for cash withdrawals. Like most destinations, it is advisable to have some local currency for incidental purchases and gratuities.
A visa is not required when travelling as a tourist from Canada or the United States for up to 90 and 60 days, respectively. A valid passport is mandatory for travel.
The best time to travel to Mauritius is between the months of May and December, this is when the weather is dry, moderate and sunny. Like many Indian Ocean destinations, there is never a bad time to visit, but one should be aware of cyclone season, January to March.
The best way of getting around Mauritius is via bus. An alternative to this is renting a car to explore the island. It can be best to stay at a resort or boutique hotel and plan excursions around this stay.
Mauritius is a great destination for a family vacation with several resorts throughout the country accommodating those of all ages. With much to do it is not only for couples, although this is a significant part of their tourism.
Mauritius is not as accepting of LGBTQ rights as some other nations in Africa. Homosexual acts are illegal and conservative beliefs prevail. They ask that tourists and business visitors alike maintain an understanding of cultural sensitivity concerning this issue. Though discretion is to be practiced regardless of orientation at sites of antiquity as well as during day-to-day touring, Mauritius welcomes all to its beautiful shores.
The WHO (World Health Organization) recommends the following vaccinations for Mauritius: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. Many of you may have these inoculations so we suggest you contact your family physician or travel clinic professional for clarity.
Many properties offer free WiFi and many restaurants and bars offer WiFi. Yes, your cell phone will work in Mauritius, check with your provider to be sure you are set to make and receive calls while traveling internationally and for potential roaming charges.
In Mauritius there are two associated plug types, C and G. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and type G is the plug which has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Mauritius operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Mauritius Rum is always a good bet and you are allowed up to 2 litres, Dodo Souvenirs - long extinct the Dodo is featured on many small souvenir items, Tea is also very popular with a wide variety of blends, the Ravanne - a percussion instrument, a shopping made from dried leaves of vacoas (common screwpine) - from the Tante Bazaar.
If you take any medications remember to pack an extra amount in case you decide to extend your stay. A good book can be handy for a laid-back afternoon (some resorts have share libraries, so take one/leave one. It’s the tropics so be sure to pack sunglasses, bug repellent and sunscreen (30 SPF or higher and make sure it is “Reef Friendly”). A rash guard is helpful to protect from the sun when snorkeling or participating in other water sports. Bring water/reef shoes to protect your feet from the coral and rockfish and sturdy shoes if you plan on taking some hikes.
Chinese New Year - late January or early February at the beginning of the Chinese lunar calendar. Events include feasting, fireworks and parades with lion and dragon dances. The main events take place in China Town, Port Louis.
Thaipoosum Cavadee - This Tamil Hindu festival takes place annually at the cusp of January and February. It sees devotees, many with pierced tongues, cheeks or with limes hanging from their skin by hooks, bearing ornate cavadees to the temple while in a trance-like state.
Maha Shivaratree - During late February or early March, Hindus from all over Mauritius dress in white and walk to collect holy water from the volcanic Grand Bassin Lake.
Holi Festival - This colorful Hindu festival takes place in February in Mauritius, celebrating a good harvest with parades, music, dancing, and by throwing colored powder and water on each other for luck.
Eid-Ul-Fitr Festival - usually takes place towards the end of September and is a Muslim festival celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Break the fast celebrations include prayers, feasting, gift-giving, and charity. Diwali - The annual festival of lights, Diwali, is celebrated by the large Hindu population of Mauritius to mark the triumph of good over evil. It takes place in late October or early November and is characterized by cake eating and the lighting of candles, electric bulbs and earthen lamps.
International Kreol Festival - Established in 2005, the International Kreol Festival is a four-day event taking place in early December to celebrate Creole culture in Mauritius. Activities include traditional dancing, music and games, culminating with an all-night grand concert on the final day.
Hello - Allo
Good Morning - Bonzour
Good Night - Bonswar
Goodbye - Orevwar
Please - Silvouple
Thank you - Mersi
Yes - Wi
No - Noh