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Most Important Mauritius Travel Tips - Some tips for planning your next trip!

Undoubtedly home to some of the best beaches in the Indian Ocean, this lovely island is filled with stunning landscapes, a vibrant cultural mix, and delightful food.


Pick the best time to visit!

One should plan to visit Mauritius between November and March. The weather will be dry, sunny and warm throughout the island. The temperature will be around 30 Celsius, and the water will be delightfully temperate at 26-27 degrees Celsius. Occasional rainfall can be expected due to the high humidity levels, but they clear away rather quickly. Another alternative is to go during August and October. The weather is still nice on the West Coast with average temperatures of around 25 degrees Celsius. Expect the East Coast to be cooler and windy, but swimming is still pleasant with a temperature of around 25 Celsius.


How to get there?

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is the main airport on the island and is serviced by many international carriers such as Emirates, KLM, Air France and their national carrier Air Mauritius. From the airport to the capital, Port Louise is one hour away. You can easily get a taxi from the airport; this would cost around 1700 Mauritian rupees. If travelling to Grand Baie, it may cost slightly more. To other destinations, the fare will vary; however, it won't cost you more than 2500 rupees.


How long should you stay?

It is best to plan your trip for at least two weeks, so you get to explore the island to the fullest. Between ten and eight days is also good if you are pressed for time.


Some places to include in your itinerary

Chamarel Coloured Earth is a tiny village found in the southwestern part of the island and among the most unique attractions in Mauritius. It is a true spectacle of nature, where you will find seven coloured layers of sand. The dunes amid lush scenery offer incredible sights and photo options.

Grand Baie is a cosmopolitan city in northwest Mauritius. There are some beautiful beaches in the city, the two most famous being La Cuvette and Grand Bay Public Beach. The small seaside town offers a vibrant nightlife and excellent food.

Casela Nature Park is an excellent place to enjoy the day, especially for families with kids. Located on the west, the 14 hectares of land is home to an abundance of rare wildlife, plants, bird and reptile species.

Downtown Port Louise happens to be the administrative capital of the country. Visit Champ de Mars, which is the oldest race track in the region. The city has beautiful architecture and an array of entertainment options overlooking the picturesque waterfront.

Le Morne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is in this location that slaves hid while attempting to overcome their battle against slavery. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful and poignant.

Rodrigues is an island and the mountainous landscape of the islands is spectacular! A place for the lovers of the sea to delight in glorious seclusion. The lagoon found there is a sight to behold, with varying colours that will keep you spellbound to this magical island.


Best places to stay

Some of the best locations for accommodation are on the Northwest Coastline. They have options catering to all budget levels. In the Western Coast, places like Grand Baie Balaclava, Trou aux Biches are excellent locations. On the Southeast coast, the Blue Bay area is also ideal for those who love to snorkel and scuba dive. Some of the best resorts offer deals as well, so don't be shy to inquire about what's available. You may try the likes of Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas if on the lookout for options.