Blessed with crystal clear turquoise waters, gorgeous powder white sand beaches and a wonderful tropical climate, the idyllic island of Mauritius is a remarkably romantic holiday destination. While most visitors spend their days relaxing in one of the many luxurious holiday resorts, there is much more to this little island than merely cocktails and coconuts. Those who venture inland will dis­cov­er lush, jungle-clad mountains, glistening blue lagoons, impressive rivers and water­falls, extinct volcanic craters, charming little ramshackle towns and villages, and some fabulously friendly locals. Must-see attractions include: the bustling capital of Port Louis with its lively local markets; the remarkable 85m high Chamarel Waterfall; and Eureka, a historical plantation mansion turned museum offering visitors a glimpse into the island's colonial past. No matter how you spend your time on this lovely little island, it is sure to fulfil all your fantasies of a tropical island paradise.

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Travel Information


Electrical sockets (outlets) in Mauritius are UK-type three-pin plugs. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will…

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CurrencyThe currency in Mauritius is the Mauritian rupee – MUR or rs, which is divided into 100 centsDo not change money in your home country as you are…

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It's not safe to drink the tap water in Rodrigues; stick with bottled water if you visit the island. As a general rule, the tap water in the rest of…

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The hottest time of the year on Mauritius is December / March when you can expect temperatures of 90 degrees F but with less humidity. There is always…

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One major highway runs north to south, otherwise a good network of paved, if sometimes narrow, roads cover the island. There are numerous car hire firms…

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Men can usually spend most of the time in short trousers unless you want to enter a hotel for the evening, in this case long trousers are required. Additionally…

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Please consult your health-care provider 4-6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you are receiving all required vaccinations and that the medication has enough…

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U.S. citizens do not require a visa. Non U.S. citizens should consult with your local embassy.

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Language:In Mauritius both English and French is spoken. In more informal settings, Mauritian Creole is spoken.National Emergency Numbers:Ambulance 114Police…

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