Mauritius is a picture-perfect island located in the Indian Ocean, best known for its luxurious beachfront resorts, top-class golf courses, thrilling outdoor adventures, exotic wildlife, and authentic Creole cuisine. The beaches here are out of this world, boasting crystal-clear waters, fine white sands, and mountain backdrops. There’s a beach for everyone in Mauritius, from secluded spots to party beaches and water-sports hubs. Brightsun Travel offers Mauritius holiday packages from the UK including all-inclusive holidays, taking you to the heart of this paradise island.
It’s not just the beaches that will leave you in awe here. The island is filled with natural wonders including sugar cane fields, verdant hills, volcanic peaks, blue lagoons, and waterfalls. There are also some incredible nature reserves across the island which protect native flora, fauna, wildlife and birds. Mauritius also happens to be one of the finest diving locations in the world, with surrounding coral reefs and shallow waters.
Mauritius is a cultural melting pot with influences from Asia, India, Europe, and Africa. You can immerse yourself in the island’s cultures by taking part in religious festivals, witnessing a local Sega performance, and visiting the island’s bustling markets and museums. Culture is also expressed through cuisine in Mauritius; there’s an endless choice of exotic food to sample, and fresh seafood is particularly popular.
B36, Grand Baie, Mauritius
Coastal Road, Poste Lafayette 41519, Mauritius
Royal Road, Grand Baie 30512, Mauritius
Coastal Road, Grand Gaube 30617, Mauritius
MU, Royal Road, Pointe aux Biches 22310, Mauritius
Currency: You’ll be spending Mauritian Rupees (MUR)
Language: English, French, and Mauritian Creole are Mauritius’s most common spoken languages
Local Time: Four hours ahead of GMT.
Flight Time to Mauritius from the UK: Approximately 11hrs 50mins
Tourist Information: Visit the official Mauritius tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Mauritius, British citizens need a valid passport. A visa is not required. For up to date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Mauritius.
A: Mauritius is situated off Africa’s south-eastern coast in the Indian Ocean, around 1130km east of Madagascar.
A: Generally, Mauritius is safe with a low crime rate. We’d advise that you keep personal belongings very close in public, as petty crime does take place. We’d also advise that you avoid walking alone during the night, especially in poorly lit areas.
A: No visa is required for entry into Mauritius for UK passport holders. The entry requirements for Mauritius are the same for both COVID-19 vaccinated and non-vaccinated passengers.
A: There are two plug types in Mauritius: plug c, which features 2 round pins, and plug g, featuring 3 rectangular pins. The voltage is 230V.
A: The most popular form of transport in Mauritius is car rental, but other transport options include taxis, bus services, and express bus services in Port Louis.
Holidaymakers in Port Louis can look forward to taking a sightseeing trip to landmarks such as the Jummah Mosque, Blue Penny Museum, Aapravasi Ghat, Citadel Fort, and Kaylasson Temple. The city’s Caudan Waterfront is also a must-do activity, home to shops, restaurants, casinos, and more, and then there’s the colourful Central Market, filled with stalls selling handicrafts, jewellery, and other colourful local items that make for unique souvenirs.
Those spending their Mauritius holiday in Grand Baie can look forward to a myriad of activities including a sunbathing session at Pereybere Beach, a shopping trip at Grand Baie La Croisette, a visit to the stunning Tamil Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple, a stroll through the bustling Grand Baie Bazaar, and exploration of the Rongaw-Ul-Islam Sunnee Mosque.
Enjoy a trip to Flic en Flac and experience some of the city’s top attractions; the stunning Flic en Flac Beach is one of the finest in the country, so this is definitely worth visiting. Other sites of interest include the Cascavelle Shopping Mall, Dodo Birds Statue, The Speedomax race track, and the Ticabo Diving Centre.
Mauritius offers a sub-tropical climate and warm weather pretty much all year round, with temperatures rarely falling lower than 18°C or exceeding 31°C. The island has two distinct seasons: summer (Nov-April) which sees hotter weather and more rain, and winter, (June-September) which sees cooler drier weather.
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