Mauritius

 

Destinations

 

Welcome to Mauritius

Mauritius
It is easy to run out of adjectives when attempting to describe the natural beauty of the small tropical Indian Ocean island paradise of Mauritius. The volcanic island, covered with lush forest, streams and waterfalls, and fringed with palms, dazzling white sands and teeming coral reefs, lies east of Madagascar just south of the Equator. Mauritius, covering just 720 square miles (1,864 sq km), is the archetypal dream destination for an idyllic holiday, equipped with modern resorts that have been carefully developed to preserve the island's beauty and ecology. Mark Twain is quoted as having said that 'Mauritius was made first, then heaven was copied from it', and anyone who has experienced the island would no doubt agree with him. Along with its natural beauty Mauritius has a valuable tourist resource in the warmth and friendliness of its multicultural population. Since being officially 'discovered' in 1505 by the Portuguese, the island has been occupied by the Dutch, the French and the British. All have added to the melting pot that constitutes the island's human heritage, along with injections of African slaves, Arab traders and Chinese indentured labourers over the centuries. Most of the tourist resorts in Mauritius are situated along the 205 mile (330km) coastline, with the capital Port Louis, on the west coast, being the centre of operations for most visitors. The bulk of the population, however, reside on the central plateau around Curepipe, the island's other major town. Although everyone who takes a holiday in Mauritius comes for the sandy beaches and blue lagoons, most are delighted to discover that the island has plenty of other attractions too, from some of the world's rarest stamps to the first ever race course to open in the southern hemisphere. Of course no holiday would be complete without good food and entertainment and Mauritius offers both, with some delicious local cuisine that makes use of tropical fruits and vegetables, and the chance to learn the island's indigenous wild dance, the Sega, which originated among the African slaves of yore.
 
For more information on Flights, Car Hire or Taxis & Airport Collection, please see the relevant pages on our Menu bar.
 

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

Of course, most travellers in Mauritius have been lured by the beautiful stretches of coastline, the warm ocean, plentiful sunshine, numerous watersports, and high-quality resorts. However, things to see and do in Mauritius extend far beyond its white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters. See a replica of the legendary Dodo at Port Louis' Natural History Museum, and explore the Central Market, a bustling hub of culture, colour and bargains. Visit the impressive and historic manor houses in Moka and take in Chamarel's rainbow of coloured sands, the 'Seven Coloured Earth'. Black River Gorges National Park is great for picnics, hiking and scenic drives and is home to wonderful waterfalls and wildlife, while La Vanille Reserve des Mascareigne is home to thousands of crocodiles and giant tortoises. It is well worth taking excursions inland to learn about the island's interesting history and culture, and to see how local Mauritians live outside of the fancy beach resorts. Learning the local Sega dance is a delight for visitors, and it is particularly special to seek out night spots frequented by locals rather than just sticking to the resort entertainment. Its lovely weather makes Mauritius a perfect year-round holiday destination.
 
Beaches:  The beaches of Mauritius are close to perfect, with fine white sand and clear water running to heavenly shades of blue. Some of the island's best beaches on the west coast are easily reached from Port Louis. Flic en Flac is the longest beach in Mauritius and features a beautiful lagoon. Grand Baie, 12 miles (20km) to the north of the capital, is a major tourist centre, offering watersports, shops, nightlife and restaurants to complement its splendid beach and deep sheltered bay. Also on the north coast road is Pereybere, one of the island's favoured swimming spots. Close to Pereybere visitors can find the gorgeous little beach La Cuvette, which is a weekend favourite with locals. The Baie du Tamarin is at the mouth of the Tamarin River in a beautiful setting, and is popular for surfing, with Indian Ocean rollers washing the beach all year round. In the southwest is Le Morne Brabant, characterised by a basaltic outcrop and beaches shaded by casuarinas and coconut trees. Snorkellers enjoy Trou-aux-Biches which has shallow waters and coral reefs. The peaceful east coast of the island offers Constance Belle Mare Plage, a long stretch of beach which is the ideal spot to watch sunrises and sunsets. Another east coast favorite is Roche Noires, named for the dramatic black volcanic rocks that line the water. The east coast is great for sailing.
 
Black River Gorges National Park:  Situated in the southwest of the island, the Black River Gorges National Park is a popular spot for picnics, hiking and scenic drives. The park encompasses thick pine forests, gorges and rugged mountains and is a sanctuary for local flora and fauna. In fact, the park protects much of the island's remaining rainforest and some of Mauritius's endemic species, including the Mauritian flying fox. Bird-watchers will love the park and should look out for the Mauritius kestrel, the green echo parakeet and the Mauritius cuckoo shrike. The park's Chamarel Waterfalls are the highest in Mauritius at 83m (270ft) and are best seen after heavy rains. The best viewpoints are at the Alexandria Falls or the Black River Gorges viewpoint. Cars cannot enter much of the park, which has been designed primarily for walkers, with 37 miles (60km) of hiking trails. Cars can be safely left in the car park. Trails vary in length and difficulty and there are two visitor centres where tourists can get maps and advice. There are usually souvenir and snack stands at the popular viewing points, but the best way to enjoy the park is to come prepared with a packed picnic and enjoy one of the lovely picnic spots.
 
Casela Bird Park:  Home to nearly 150 species of birds, including ostriches and flamingos, Casela Bird Park is a paradise for birdwatching in Mauritius. The park opened in 1979, and is home to many other kinds of animals as well, including zebras, giant tortoises, lions, monkeys, cheetahs, tigers and various antelope. There are several different ways to explore the 14 hectare grounds of Casela, and visitors will enjoy exciting modes of transportation like ziplines, segways, quad bikes, and hanging bridges. The park is very family-friendly and there are programmes for kids and teenagers, as well as a petting farm and restaurant. Kids will love being able to hand feed animals and pet them and the whole family can enjoy game safaris. The park is perhaps most celebrated for its big cats and going walking with lions or petting a cheetah is indeed a once in a lifetime experience; sometimes there are even cubs to meet and cuddle. Some of the animals are kept in cages, but those visitors who disapprove of animals kept in captivity can avoid this section and still enjoy safaris to see the animals that roam the territory. The park should appeal to people of all ages and it can easily keep visitors occupied for a full day of fun.
 
Ganga Talao:  Located in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, and bordering a national park, Ganga Talao (or Grand Bassin) is a crater lake considered to be the most sacred Hindu site in Mauritius. According to legend, Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati were travelling over Mauritius carrying the Ganges River, and a few drops spilled and formed Ganga Talao. On the shores of the lake is a temple dedicated to Shiva, and a number of other shrines, and every year many Hindus from around Mauritius make a pilgrimage to the site, often walking barefoot from wherever they live. One of the main sights at Ganga Talao is the 108-foot (33m) statue of Lord Shiva in the middle of the lake which is the tallest statue on the island, and an exact replica of the Shiva statue of Sursagar lake in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. The lake, deep in the heart of Mauritius, is a popular attraction and has become quite commercial, with plenty of stalls selling souvenirs and snacks. It is nestled in a picturesque mountainous area and is well worth a stop if you are in the region. There are some monkeys living around the lake and temple which can be very entertaining but are liable to steal anything you leave lying around.
 
Ile Aux Cerfs:  The small island of Ile aux Cerfs (Stag Island) off the east coast of Mauritius is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations, managed by the adjacent Touessrok Hotel, but open to the public. The island, featuring splendid tropical vegetation and encircled by magnificent sandy beaches, can be reached by boat from the small fishing village of Trou d'eau Douce. The boat trip only takes about 15 minutes. The island is equipped with a number of bars, restaurant and shops, as well as watersports facilities including parasailing, waterskiing, windsurfing and glass bottomed boat trips. There is also a coral reef and lagoon which are perfect for snorkelling. The most recent, and somewhat controversial, development on the island is an 18-hole Bernhard Langer designed championship golf course, which affords a sea view from each hole and promises the novelty of hitting a tee-shot over a natural sea inlet onto the fairway. Although there are many activities on offer, it is also possible to just wander along the idyllic beaches and enjoy sunbathing, swimming and picnicking. The beach near the landing jetty is usually quite crowded but a short stroll will reveal more secluded slices of paradise.
 
La Vanille Reserve des Mascareigne:  La Vanille Reserve des Mascareigne is a nature reserve in the unspoilt south of Mauritius, best known for its thousands of crocodiles and giant tortoises, which they are helping re-introduce to the island of Rodrigues. Reptiles in the park include Nile crocodiles, iguanas, caimans, geckos, chameleons and tortoises, and there are also monkeys, bats, mongooses, wild boars and some domestic farm animals for children to meet. The park boasts a huge population of butterflies and an insectarium as well. Many of the animals are kept in enclosures and cages making it more of a zoo than a nature reserve, but the animals seem well cared for and the breeding programmes are for conservation purposes. The highlight of the park is the enormous tortoises which roam freely and which kids can ride and hand feed. The vegetation in the park is lush and there is some interesting flora to investigate, and plenty of shade. Guides are available to show visitors around and give information on the various animals. There is a children's playground area, a shop selling souvenirs including crocodile skin products, and a restaurant which serves crocodile steak, among other things. La Vanille Reserve des Mascareigne is a wonderful attraction for families visiting Mauritius.
 
Rodrigues Island:  Sometimes called the 'Cinderella of the Mascarenes', Rodrigues is a tiny island roughly 348 miles (560km) east of Mauritius, and a popular excursion from there. The island is volcanic in origin and is surrounded by stunning coral reef; there are some even smaller, uninhabited islands off the coast. The reef that fringes Rodrigues forms a calm lagoon, which shelters the inlets and beaches of the island and creates wonderful conditions for swimming and snorkelling. There are some glorious little beaches to lounge on. Less touristy than the resort towns of Mauritius, Rodrigues Island offers visitors a glimpse of a simpler and more authentic way of life. The island itself is scenic, with unspoiled flora and fauna offering good opportunities for bird-watching, hiking, fishing, and exploring the stunning caves. It is the only island in the archipelago that has extensive limestone deposits and caves. Rodrigues has a unique environment and a number of endemic species, including the critically endangered Rodrigues flying fox. Although it was once a district of Mauritius, Rodrigues became an autonomous region of Mauritius in 2002. The best way to get to Rodrigues Island is by plane from Port Louis to Plaine Corail Airport.
 
Seven Coloured Earth:  Promoted as Mauritius' first attraction back in the 1960s and located on the Mauritian island of Chamarel, the Seven Coloured Earth is a magical sight and still quite a mysterious phenomenon. The Seven Coloured Earth is a geological formation of sand dunes comprised of seven distinct colours which give the rolling dunes a fantastical, psychedelic look. The colours are usually defined as red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow. These warm colours are all the more striking in contrast to the bright green of the surrounding forest. The dunes are also interesting in that they never seem to erode, despite the tropical storms which lash the region. The sands have formed from the decomposition of volcanic rock and the colours can be traced back to certain mineral deposits and varying stages of decomposition, but the phenomenon that keeps the vivid colours so resolutely separate is still not completely understood. Visitors can no longer climb on the dunes, which are now protected by a wooden fence and ringed by a wooden boardwalk. The estate which houses the sands is full of lovely lush vegetation and there are some dramatic waterfalls to check out nearby. You can buy test tubes of the colourful sand at a number of gift shops and stalls in the area.
 
Souillac:  The small seaside resort of Souillac is situated along the rugged coast in the southern Savanne district. The appeal of Souillac lies in its scenery, as it is not a bathing spot. In striking contrast to the soft curves of the northern coastline, the high cliffs here drop abruptly to the sea to face the bracing winds of the Indian Ocean, which seem to blows all year round. The dramatic Gris-Gris cliffs are constantly smashed by waves (they are called the weeping cliffs - Roche qui Pleure - as a result) and tourists flock to the area to enjoy the rugged coastline. Souillac developed around, and was named after, the port built by the French, which gave the area strategic importance. Later, the English also relied heavily upon the port for the transport of trade goods, but after the introduction of railways to the island, in about 1877, the port gradually went into decline. Places of interest in Souillac for tourists include the Telfair Garden, which is wonderful for picnics, the old port area, the Gris-Gris cliffs and the beautiful Rochester Falls. There are some great restaurants in the town and good accommodation for visitors. Souillac is special because it allows visitors to experience a different, wilder side to Mauritius.
 
Belle Mare:  Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius, Belle Mare Plage is a white sandy beach 1.2 miles (2km) long on the island's eastern coast. The beach is framed by several luxury hotels and resorts, including the One&Only Le St Geran and the Constance Belle Mare Plage Hotel. The offshore coral reef that protects the beach makes it ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. Belle Mare Plage is deservedly one of the most popular beaches and resorts in Mauritius and is well-suited to both family and romantic getaways. The east coast is great for sailing and Belle Mare is known for its stunning sunsets.
 
Blue Bay:  The relatively undeveloped south coast of Mauritius boasts beautiful, wild landscapes and the lack of sandy beaches has protected the region from too many resorts. The area around Blue Bay is the exception to this and here travellers can find stunning white beaches and a number of huge luxury hotels which have opened over the last few years. Often called one of the best beaches in the world, the white sand of Blue Bay contrasts with its brilliant turquoise water. Blue Bay (also called Bel Ombre) is probably the most popular beach in Mauritius, and can get crowded on weekends when the locals from Mahebourg come in droves, though week days are pleasantly quiet. Blue Bay is renowned for its colourful coral reefs, and snorkelling and scuba diving are popular activities. Non-swimmers can enjoy the view from a glass-bottomed boat on the way to the Islets of Mauritius, also known as the Ile de Deux Cocos. Land-based activities include tennis and volleyball; and Blue Bay has some excellent restaurants. The south of Mauritius is the most traditional and unspoiled region of the island and a delight to explore.
 
Flic En Flac:  Once a small fishing village, Flic en Flac has grown to become one of the hottest tourist spots in Mauritius. Located on the west coast of the island and linked by road to Port Louis, the town's long and beautiful white sand beach is protected by a lagoon that makes it perfect for watersports like waterskiing and scuba diving, and there are great dive sites including caves and wrecks nearby. Accommodation in Flic en Flac caters for all budgets with a good selection of self-catering accommodation and some stunning luxury hotels. There is a golf course, a casino and a dive centre.
 
Grand Baie:  The seaside village of Grand Baie (Grand Bay) is the most developed resort area in Mauritius and one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island. In fact, the tourist boom has begun to overrun the small town, and the peak season of December and January can be quite crowded, though the buzzing nightlife in this period is enjoyable for younger travellers. In fact, one of the main reasons to visit Grand Baie is the variety of restaurants and shopping, second only to Port Louis. Despite its popularity it is still possible to find more secluded and peaceful spots along the coast, and the development in the area has not destroyed the natural beauty of the place. The beaches in Grand Baie offer a good setting for watersports like scuba diving, snorkelling, and sailing and the tourist hub has all the facilities travellers might desire. Accommodation is wide-ranging and there are both budget and luxury options. Public transportation in Grand Baie is very good.
 

Business

Port Louis is the main business hub of Mauritius. Standard business practice applies to the island: punctuality and politeness is important, handshakes and the exchanging of business cards takes place at meetings and business attire is worn. It is however possible to be somewhat more casual in terms of dress and visitors can take the cue from their hosts. Lightweight materials are recommended due to the tropical climate. Business hours can vary, but are usually from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, with some businesses open for a half-day on Saturdays.
 

Climate

Mauritius has only two seasons with minimal differences between them, making Mauritius a perfect year round destination.
 
Summerruns from November to April, with temperatures reaching as high as 93ºF (34ºC) on the coast. Humidity is highest from December to April but is never unbearable, particularly on the coast where there is an almost constant sea breeze. The northeast (around Grand Baie) is more protected from the southeast trade winds. During winter the temperature drops a few degrees; however, there is still plenty of sunshine and it is a very pleasant time of year to visit. Sea temperatures vary between 75ºF (24ºC) in the winter and 82ºF (28ºC) in the summer. The peak holiday season runs from October to April, with hotel prices dropping over the winter months. If you plan to visit during peak season be sure to book accommodation far in advance to avoid disappointment. To avoid the rainy season, visit anytime between April and December.
 

Communications

The international access code for Mauritius is +230. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 001 for the United States). City/area codes are not required. The whole island is covered by the mobile network; the local mobile phone operators use GSM networks, which are compatible with most international operators. Handsets and SIM cards can be hired at the airport. Internet cafes are widely available.
 

Electricity

230 volts, 50Hz. Square three-pin plugs and round two-pin plugs are commonly used.
 

Getting Around

 
Airport
 
Mauritius International Airport
 
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International (MRU):  Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, or Mauritius International Airport, is located approximately 26 miles (48km) south-east Port Louis in Mauritius. It comprises of a single terminal building with Arrivals on the ground floor and Departures on the upper level. The airport only caters for passengers, which means that there is no landside part of the building. Although generally efficient, passengers at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport should expect some queues or delays during peak holiday season. In general, the airport is exactly what one would expect of an island airport. It has its charm, but what passengers are really after are the beaches once they've exited the airport building.
 
Location:  The airport is 30 miles (48km) south east of Port Louis.
 
Getting to the city:  A regular bus service operates from the airport every 30 minutes, taking about an hour to reach Port Louis. The bus fare into town is relatively cheap and must be paid onboard. Taxis are available and take around 45 minutes to reach the capital.
 
Time:  GMT +4.
 
Contacts: Tel: +230 603 6000.
 
Car rental:  Car hire companies Avis, Europcar and Hertz are represented at the airport.
 
Airport Taxis:  Taxis wait outside the terminal, and the journey into Port Louis takes around 45 minutes.
 
Facilities:  The airport has a currency exchange office and branches of Barclays Bank, Mauritius Commercial Bank and the State Bank of Mauritius. There are duty-free shops in the arrival and departure lounges, and various other shops selling handcrafts, books and souvenirs. There is a post office on the public terrace open from 9am to 3:30pm Mondays to Fridays, and 8am to 11:45am on Saturdays. There is a restaurant in the departure lounge and on the arrivals terrace, and a bar in the departure lounge.
 
Parking:  Parking at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport costs 30 Rs for one hour, 60 Rs for two hours and 90 Rs for three hours as rates increase with time. Parking for between 16 and 24 hours costs 180 Rs and it costs 90 Rs for every day thereafter.
 
Departure Tax:  MUR 500.
 
Website:  aml.mru.aero
 
Airlines:  Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport include Air Austral, Air France, Air India, Air Madagascar, Air Seychelles, British Airways, Condor, Corsairfly, Edelweiss Air, Egypt Air, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Meridiana, South African Airways, Transaero and Trawel Fly.
 
Internet:  Wireless access is available throughout the new passenger terminal. There are also free workstations providing internet access.
 
Business Lounges:  Two VIP lounges are available. They offer Internet, fax and photocopying services, as well as TVs and showers.
 
 
Road and Rail
 
Road travel fine with car hire readily available but off road vehicles most certainly required to get to the true tourist spots one wants to visit. Rail travel is available in parts but is for the budget traveller.
 

Language

English is the official language of Mauritius, but the most widely used is French and the local dialect, Creole. Hindi, Urdu and Chinese are also spoken.
 

Money

The currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR), which is divided into 100 cents. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and larger hotels. ATMs are widely available in most towns and hotels, and restaurants and large retailers accept major credit cards.
 

Passport Visa

All foreign passengers to Mauritius must hold (i) a confirmed booking for accommodation in Mauritius, (ii) return or onward tickets to their country of origin or residence, (iii) the necessary travel documentation for their next destination, and (iv) sufficient funds to cover their expenses while in the country (a minumum of USD 100 per day). Note that the final decision to admit any passenger into Mauritius rests solely with the Immigration Authorities, and that any visitor who remains in Mauritius after expiry of the period granted on their visa or entry permit, shall be deemed to have committed an offence, and shall be liable for prosecution by a Court of Law. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required to enter Mauritius, if arriving within 10 days of leaving or transiting through an endemic area.
 
NOTE: It is highly recommended that your passport has at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources. Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.
 

Time

Local time is GMT +4.

Tipping

Tipping in Mauritius is discretionary. However, some extra money paid for services, such as a taxi ride, waitering or cleaning is appreciated. In the hotels travellers can add around 5 percent of their incidental expenses when paying the bill on departure, if service has been good. Government tax is added to all hotel and restaurant bills and this is included in the basic price. However, all incidental hotel expenses will incur a 12 percent tax, which is generally included in the price quoted.
 
The Hotel is situated on the south east coast of Mauritius, and is only a short ten minutes drive from the airport. The hotel is set amongst beautiful tropical gardens. A white sun drenched beach and the crystal clear turquoise lagoon of Blue Bay surround..
Located in Trou aux biches , this popular property offers an ideal place of rest and relaxation. The property consists of 22 rooms.
The Domaine des Alizées Club & Spa is a 10 minutes drive from the center of the village of Grand Baie and 5 minutes drive from the beach in Pereybere. The property offers a daily scheduled shuttle to Grand Baie and an exclusive beach. The..
Gold Nest Hotel Unrated
Boasting a stunning setting at the heart of Mauritius, this hotel revels in the charm of its surroundings in Quatre Bornes. The hotel is situated close to the island's business, shopping and entertainment centres, making this the ideal choice for..
This beachside hotel is situated at Grand River South East, next to the Anahita IRS and Beach Resort. Enjoying tranquil surroundings, the property is bordered by a turquoise lagoon on one side with breathtaking views of the hills and mountains on the..
The hotel is located at Trou aux Biches, along an extensive stretch of white sandy beach. It is 18 km from the capital Port Louis, 5 km from Grand Baie and 50 km from the airport. The hotel offers several rooms and a junior suite for visitors to choose..
The hotel is on the west coast of Mauritius. It is 6 km or a 10-minute drive from Tamarin village which has shopping facilities (hypermarket). The next big town, Quatre Bornes, is 10 km from the hotel and is a 15-minute drive away. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam..
The Dodolalodge ensures a pleasant stay in Mauritius for business or pleasure. Only 0.1 Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily access attractions. With the main attractions of the city..
Set in the lively coast of Flic en Flac on the West Coast and only a short in 100m from one of the most beautiful stretch of beach offering the hideout for a perfect fun and sun holiday. Nearby you have everything a holidaymaker could wish for, from..
Situated at the oceanfront in Baie du Tombeau this hotel places its guests just a few steps away from the golden sand and the shades of the coconut trees of this dreamy destination. Nestled at the heart of a tropical garden the accommodation blocks..
Sitting at just 250 metres from the magnificent turquoise and emerald lagoon, where guests may relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere on the white sandy beach or take a dip in the green waters of the Indian Ocean, is this charming apartment hotel. Nestled..
The property is located on the west coast of the island, 35 km from Port Louis, the capital city. It is strategically located in the heart of Flic En Flac, within walking distance of tourist attractions and services. The hotel's architecture is..
An apartment hotel just 100 meters from the beach of Trou aux Biches offering services of a hotel. Eager to meet your needs, our residence is a simple and economical solution for your vacation needs. For your holiday with family or friends, Be Cosy..
This family-friendly hotel lies by the northwest coast, overlooking the lagoon. It is 5 km from the lively town of Grand Bay and 18 km from the capital, Port Louis. The nearby white sandy beach can be accessed by crossing a secondary road.This air-conditioned..
The hotel is situated in Bain Boeuf, between Grand Bay, the bustling village and Cap Malheureux, the peaceful fishermen's village. Ideally located, hotel guests may visit the north part of the island at their leisure and Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam..
This luxurious resort hotel enjoys a prime setting in Mont Choisy, Mauritius, lying just a short distance away from the beach. The resort offers a luxurious haven for travellers who are eager to escape the bustle of daily life. Discerning travellers..
The hotel is located on the east coast of Mauritius facing one of the most beautiful white sand beaches, with untouched coral reefs and fish in numerous variety and colours. Guests just need to cross a small country road to reach the beach, 50 m further..
Set in a traditional Mauritian-style bungalow on the North Coast of Mauritius this establishment offers a convenient location. Just on a 3-minute walk to the guests can find the public sandy beach. Restaurants, bars and supermarkets are a short walk..
This resort enjoys an idyllic setting in Flic-en-Flac. The resort is situated just a short distance away from Flic-en-Flac Beach, lying within easy access of the main attractions that the area has to offer. Guests will find themselves within easy access..
This luxurious hotel is located in the floral town of Quatre Bornes. The hotel is located just a 10 minutes' driving distance from Port Louis. Guests will find themselves just a short driving distance away from the airport, Grand Bay and the western..
This complex enjoys a central location just a few minutes from all the major attractions, including a shopping arcade, bars and a host of restaurants, night clubs and a casino. A stay at this resort is an outstanding way to experience the sights and..
Cosily nestled in the midst of centenarian banyan trees, overlooking the lagoon of Pereybere, this enchanting spot offers the magical cachet of a natural environment coupled with the discreet luxury of a boutique hotel. Offering an exotic blend of culture..
This residence is situated on the northwest coast at Pointe aux Canonniers, just a 5-minute walk from Mont Choisy beach. It is 4 km from Grand Bay, 25 km from the capital, Port Louis, and 70 km from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport.This..
This hotel is situated in the most charming part of Mauritius, the northwest, more precisely in the coastal village of Trou aux Biches. It is located 150 m to the left of the public beach. Grand Bay is about 10 km away, while it is 20 km to Port Louis...
The hotel is situated in Flic en Flac, on the west coast of the island and arguably one of the best beaches of the island. The local nightlife is excellent.Renovated in 2009, the hotel offers a total of 50 rooms and an elegant tropical design which..
The paradisiacal Mon Choisy Beach resort is located on the north of Mauritius Island. Mon Choisy is the most popular destination in Mauritius. The complex is right by the sea, featuring a sandy lounge area and a wooden deck by the infinity swimming..
This beach hotel is a 20-minute drive from Port Louis, 10 minutes from the very lively tourist village of Grand Baie and 3 km from the town of Triolet. Sir Seewsagur Ramgoolam International Airport is half an hour from the accommodation.Nestled in a..
The residence is situated on the northwest coast in Mont Choisy. Mont Choisy Beach is 75 m away, just across the road. A bus stop, restaurants, a grocery shop, a bank, a pharmacy and a number of other hotels offering a range of activities (subject to..
The hotel is located on the eastern coast of Mauritius near Trou D'eau Douce, fronting a wonderful white sandy beach. A small hotel in a secluded position.This hotel is ideal for a quiet, relaxing and simple holiday and the all-inclusive package represents..
Set among palms and tropical plants, it epitomizes local charm and style. Ideally located in Mont Choisy along the north coast of Mauritius, facing one of the most popular beaches of the island. This resort has the key ingredients for a great exotic vacation...
Ideally located on the east coast, nestled in the beautiful Trou d'Eau Douce bay, the hotel faces the paradisiacal Ile aux Cerfs, offering free boat shuttles from the hotel jetty, and is also close to the Blue Bay Marine Reserve, well positioned to offer..
Nestled in Creole-influenced architecture in the middle of an enchanting tropical garden, the hotel combines the pleasures of the seaside with those of Mauritian life, the heart of Grand Bay and the island's bustling seaside resort, which is a shopping..
Set right on a pristine, sandy beach that stretches endlessly along the coastline of the island of Mauritius, this hotel offers the ideal beach holiday. While the turquoise sea offers the very best places to dive, snorkel, sail, waterski or windsurf,..
The hotel is located in the fishermen's village of Grand Gaube on the north coast of Mauritius. The hotel has direct access to the beach.Named after the legendary young couple immortalised by the French author Bernardin de St. Pierre in his novel, the..
This beach property provides the possibility of living in the open air in harmony with the unspoiled tropical surroundings and enjoying the pleasures of the islands' fragrant cuisine. The charmingly natural and rustic architecture subtly embraces the..
This hotel enjoys a privileged setting in Point aux Canonniers. The hotel is situated within easy access of a wealth of attractions, as well as a number of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Guests will find themselves in the prime setting from..
This hotel is located in the heart of Grand-Baie on the Northern tip of the island and is within walking distance of restaurants, bars and shops, as well as the sandy beach at La Cuvette. Port Louis is located some 20 minutes from the hotel.Entirely..
This hotel is part of a 70-hectare business park development, complete with a business zone, commercial centre, the Cyber Village Residential Complex and a centrepiece 8-storey tower. Guests have easy access to the business park's many features,..
Set on the east coast of Mauritius, this hotel is located next to a pristine lagoon and beach and three kilometres from Belle Mare.This is an intimate hotel with Moorish tones. Silhouetted against a sky blue background, palm trees cast their cool shadows..
The hotel is advantageously located directly on the waterfront in Port Louis. It is 50 km from the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport to which it provides a shuttle service on request. The establishment offers spacious rooms overlooking..
Nestling serenely between a sleepy blue lagoon and a river in the heart of the charming residential village of Port Chambly, this cosy and quiet, cosmopolitan and convivial hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. Guests would be tempted..
Situated on the west coast of Mauritius, the resort is 5 km from Flic en Flac, 22 km from the island's capital city, Port Louis, and 45 km from the airport.The resort is a hideaway for couples seeking tranquility, comfort and personalised service. The..
Located by the sea in Deep River Beau Champ and protected by a sheltering lagoon, this resort is set on 213 hectares of land stretching for 6 km along the island's eastern coastline. The city centre of Flacq is around 20 minutes' drive away,..
This stunning hotel enjoys a delightful setting in subtropical Mauritius' picturesque surroundings of Baie aux Tortues, Turtle Bay and Angsana Balaclava. The tranquil surroundings of this hotel exude a fusion of Oriental, Occidental and African..
The resort is located on the most scenic shoreline in Mauritius with the spectacular Le Morne Mountain acting as a dramatic backdrop, offers an intimate village setting.Guests of hotel have access to the 18-hole golf course and may choose to dine at..
On the north-west tip of Mauritius, this hotel is ideally located between the tourist hub of Grand-Baie and Port-Louis, the capital city. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is some 60 km from the hotel.Facing towards the setting sun, this..
Ideal for those travellers looking for outstanding luxury holidays in Le Morne, a peninsula at the extreme south-western tip of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, this stylish complex is the perfect place to completely unwind in paradise. Golf lovers..
Surrounded by three beautiful white sandy beaches and lush tropical vegetation, the upscale Beachcomber Shandrani Resort & Spa enjoys a paradisiacal situation on a private peninsula in the unspoilt south of Mauritius. The Blue Bay Marine Park is..
Situated on the beach on the northwest coast of Mauritius, in Trou aux Biches, is close to Trou aux Biches Beach, Grand Bay Beach, and Maheswarnath. Additional attractions near this luxury hotel include Mont Choisy Beach and Canonnier Beach.Complimentary..
The hotel is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches on Mauritius, set in tropical gardens spread over about 15 hectares of land.This beach hotel offers an extensive array of amenities. Guests are welcomed into a lobby with 24-hour reception and..
The hotel enjoys an idyllic location on the north-east coast of Mauritius. It is 15 minutes from the airport by helicopter and 35 km from the capital Port Louis. It is situated on 60 hectares of completely unspoilt private land, sheltered from the prevailing..
The hotel is situated on the magnificent Bel Ombre Estate, on the south coast of Mauritius, next to the green reserve of Valriche and a crystalline lagoon. The capital Port Louis is around 50 km away. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport..
The resort is located in the south west. The countryside that surrounds it is both impressive and imposing. On the one side, the foothills of Plaine Champagne Mountain descend in a sheer drop of over 500 m, while on the other side, the sheer vastness..
Well-positioned in Bel Ombre, this hotel provides the ideal point of departure for any excursions on the island of Mauritius. The hotel is approximately half an hour from the centre of Curepipe and provides easy access to the town's main amenities...
The club resort is located on a pristine stretch of beach looking out over the Bay of Balaclava, just north of the capital, Port Louis. It is 15 minutes' drive from the main tourist region of Grand Bay, and 50 minutes' drive (approximately 52..
This imposing venue welcomes its guests with its private marina. Ideally situated on the Caudan Peninsula within easy reach of the Pailles International Convention Centre and Cybercity and within a five-minute drive from the financial and business centre..
The island's capital, Port-Louis, a bustling centre of business and entertainment, is only 15 kms from the hotel. It is located 55 kms from Sir Seewoosagur International Airport of Mauritius and only 15 kms from the island's hub, Grand Baie,..
This resort features the longest and widest stretch of white-sand coastline of any Mauritian resort. Beyond the beach, the tropical lagoon with its crystal clear blue waters and rare coral formations is a snorkelling paradise. The resort is about a..
The hotel is around a 15-minute drive from the centre of Grand Bay. The establishment features 24-hour reception and check-out services, a hotel safe and currency exchange facilities. Further facilities include a cloakroom, lift access and a hairdressing..
This hotel basks in its historical setting, boasting a stunning backdrop of the majestic Le Morne Brabant peninsula. The hotel is surrounded by pristine, powder-white beaches and a turquoise lagoon. Nestled amidst luxuriant greenery, the hotel blends..
This beach club resort is ideally situated on the west coast of Mauritius, in the part of the island famous for its amazing sunsets and its dry and warm climate, even during winter months. It is a five-minute drive from Flic en Flac, a bustling picturesque..
The hotel lies on a private beachfront estate known as Balaclava along Turtle Bay, ideally located between Port Louis (12 km) and Grand Bay (12 km), on the north-west coast, which is known for its good climate. New trunk roads provide easy access to..
The hotel is situated at the peninsula of Belle Mare with its long white sandy beach. It is 47 km from Port Louis, 52 km from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (15 minutes away by helicopter) and a 20-minute drive to the nearest village.The..
Located on the south west coast of Mauritius, at only 45 minutes drive from the International Airport, in the heart of the preserved nature of Bel Ombre, the Outrigger Mauritius Resort & Spa is an authentic paradise perfectly integrated into large..
This hotel is situated at Anse La Raie, on the extreme north coast of the island, only 5 km from the trendy village of Grand Bay, which stretches around a stunning bay, and has an impressive array of tourist attractions. Located only 10 minutes from..
This hotel is set in 14.5 hectares of tropical gardens in the south of Mauritius, at St. Felix. It enjoys breath-taking views of the hills and the Indian Ocean with its coral reefs. The resort's accommodation comprises spacious suites and villas which..
The resort is located 5 minutes away from Flic en Flac and a one-hour drive from the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. Nestled in 9 acres of tropical gardens on the west coast of the island, the hotel welcomes its guests in its serene and..
Sofitel So Mauritius is a radiant oasis where Thai architect Lek Bunnag's inimitable architecture is enhanced by exclusive designs from fashion designer Kenzo Takada. Lush vegetation, a turquoise lagoon, a quietly flowing stream: this Mauritius hotel,..
The hotel is located on the leeward west coast of Mauritius. It is well placed for the nearby commercial centres of Port Louis and Curepipe, and the marlin fishing clubs of Black River. This beach hotel is the perfect place to relax, with its beautiful..
This hotel is located in the picturesque island of Mauritius with its unspoilt beaches and azure waters. It offers a unique experience of European, African and Asian cultures. The residence captures the spirit of the island in a resort that combines its..
This hotel is located on the east coast of the island, on the Belle Mare coastal road.Inspired by the turn-of-the-century plantation houses, the hotel is reminiscent of the palaces of yesteryear; each refined detail is a tribute to the deliciously nostalgic..
This luxury resort boasts fantastic location in a magical turquoise lagoon, breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean from all rooms and suites and a wide array of exciting activities in the area. Tourists, who are not satisfied with just lying on the beach,..

CHECK HOTEL & LODGE PRICES

 

www.africabookings.com

© Copyright 2017 Africa Bookings Ltd. - Registered Address: 23 B Lenten Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU 34 1HG, UK.
ACCEPT COOKIESTo give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies. Using this site means you agree to our use of cookies. We have published a cookies policy, which you should read to find out more about the cookies we use. View cookies policy.