Cheap Yet Luxurious Mauritius Holidays!
Set adrift off the east coast of Africa, in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is one of the world's most spectacular tropical paradises. Nature has looked kindly on the island, bestowing it with some 330 kilometres of shimmering sandy coastline, one of the world's largest unbroken coral reefs, a wealth of rare wildlife, and a picturesque interior of sugar cane fields, mountains, cascading waterfalls and lush forests. It's no wonder Mauritius has been a favourite with the rich and famous for many years, and some of the world's most luxurious hotels, secluded beaches and tranquil lagoons can be found here.
On the dazzling east coast, you'll find the legendary Ile aux Cerfs, a stunning lagoon endowed with soft white sand and warm, clear waters. But this is just one of many inviting places to enjoy a dip in the Indian Ocean. If you can drag yourself away from the beach, take a trip to the lively capital, Port Louis. Or you could lose yourself in the stunning countryside of the interior — Mauritius is a surprisingly varied destination, full of colour and character, and a warm welcome will always await you. Come evening, enjoy delicious freshly caught seafood and locally produced rum to the soundtrack of the Sega, a traditional form of Mauritian music and dance.
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Mauritius Holiday Handy Hints Guide:
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The temperature on the coastal areas varies between 22°C in winter and 34°C in summer. The sea temperature varies between 22°C and 27°C. In the central part of the island, the maximum daytime temperature varies from about 19°C in August to about 26°C in February. The western and northern regions are warmer and relatively drier than the East and the South.
Most people in Mauritius are bilingual and are equally fluent in English
and French. Creole and French are the main languages in the everyday environment and several oriental languages are also spoken.
Shopping hours in our main cities range from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm (Monday-Saturday). Some shops are open till noon on Sundays and public holidays. Many duty free shops and modern shopping centres (Caudan, Curepipe, Floréal Square, Happy World House, Orchard Centre) offer a wide choice of products.
Please note that there are no shops open in Rose-Hill, Curepipe and Quatre-Bornes on Thursday afternoon.
A value added tax of 15% is payable on goods and services including hotel and restaurant bills.
VISA & ENTRY REQUIRMENTS:
A visitor must be in possession of a valid passport and a return or onward ticket. A visitor's visa is normally granted for a period of two weeks to one month upon arrival, to almost all holders of a valid passport, with one or two exceptions. Visitors are strongly recommended to contact the Passport and Immigration Office in Mauritius or the nearest Mauritian Embassy or Consulate. The visa can be extended upon request at the Passport and Immigration Office, Sterling House, 11-19 Lislet Geoffroy Street, Port-Louis, Tel : (230) 210-9312 to 210-9317 Fax (230)210-9322.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Take your best beach and casual wear. In the winter months (June -September), carry some light woollen clothing for the cool evenings.
Please show due respect when visiting religious places. Wear appropriate clothing (and remove leather shoes and belts) when entering the premises.
|Coin De Mire Hotel||$ 1920|
|Veranda Grand Baie Hotel||$ 2085|
|Veranda Pointe Aux Biches||$ 2002|
|Intercontinental Mauritius||$ 2425|
|The Sands Resort & Spa||$ 2370|
|Le Recif Hotel||$ 1945|
|Le Meridien Ile Maurice||$ 2138|
|Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort||$ 2627|
|Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort||$ 2522|
|Sugar Beach Resort||$ 2550|