Mauritius

Mauritius
October 24, 2014 nikos xenakis

Welcome to Mauritius

Mauritius is an island nation situated in the Indian Ocean. It is located in the southeast coast of Africa and forms part of the Mascarene Islands.

It is ranked one of the top most luxurious tourist destinations in the world; think pure indulgence and sheer luxury. Referred to as the tropical paradise on earth, and rightly so; Mauritius is an island filled with unrestrained beauty, crystal warm sea waters, incredible landscape and extensive cuisine from different regions. This picturesque island caters to all the senses – sight, smell, touch and taste.

The island has an overload of activities to partake in, for pure relaxation, take a yacht cruise to one of the smaller islands of the coast line and enjoy a languid life of lazing on the powder white sandy beaches and sipping exotic drinks from glasses with a parasol or decide if you’d like to swim with the dolphins or go whale watching.

Other activities to enjoy include visiting the monuments and nature reserves for some eye boggling sights and learning about the cultural diversity of Mauritius and for more heart racing activities. The island offers sea walking, horse back riding excursions, sea kayaking, rock climbing and para-sailing. Mauritius is definitely the place to visit.

Quick facts

  • Official name
    The Republic of Mauritius
  • Location
    Mauritius is an island republic located in the Indian Ocean, about 2,000km off the southeast coast of the African continent. It comprises of the Island of Mauritius, Rodrigues, the twin islands of Agalega, and the archipelago of Saint Brandon.
  • Government
    Parliamentary democracy
  • Dialing code
    +230
  • Climate weather
    Tropical to mild
  • Population
    1,331,155 on 2,040 km²
  • Official language
    English, French
  • Other major languages
    Hindi, Creole
  • Currency
    Mauritian Rupee (MUR)
  • Foreign currencies accepted
    GBP (£), EUR (€), USD ($)
  • Entry requirements
    Visa (takes less than 7 days to process); Yellow Fever certificate is required for travelers coming from, or in airport transit for more than 12hrs in places with risk of transmission. (For more information, visit - www.tourismeilemaurice.mu).
  • What to know
    Best time to visit: May to December.
  • Health tips
    Visitors should take precautions against mosquito bites, as there have been several cases of the Chikungunya virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, although this is more common from October to May.

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