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Mauritius Island: The Star And Key Of The Indian Ocean

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, it is located at the southeastern coast of the African continent. The country comprises primarily the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues. Formerly a Dutch, French and British colony, Mauritius attained independence in the year 1968. The country has no particular official language, the major languages dominantly spoken among the populace include English, French, Mauritian Creole, and French-based Creole. Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius, it is the largest city on the island as well as the most populated, it is also the economic centre point of Mauritius island.

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How To Reach :

As a nation in the ocean, the best alternative one has on how to reach the country is via Air transport, Mauritius has only two airports – the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport popularly known as the SSR Airport, and Sir Gaetan Duval Airport. Alternatively, you can board a cruise to Mauritius and port at the Port Louis Metropolis. For the domestic navigation of the island, there is a large road network for bus service transport, the two types of bus services in the country include Express and Standard. Express buses offer air conditioning and only stop at designated bus stops, unlike the Standard bus service. Click Here To Book Cheap Flight Ticket

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Where To Stay in Mauritius :

Some of the best Mauritius hotels and resorts to stay in include:

  • Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa: A luxurious five-star resort in Mauritius, a haven of serenity. It features terraces with good sceneries of the sea, tropical gardens. It is located near the Le Morne mountain. Some facilities it provides include a pool, bar, golf course, beach, babysitting services, gym centre, free wifi, etc.

  • The Residence Mauritius: It is located on the east coast of Mauritius, edged by the Indian Ocean and tropical gardens – this haven is ideal for relaxation and leisure. It features unending comfort in luxurious rooms with round-the-clock room service. Some amenities it offers include a beach, babysitting services, tennis court, free breakfast – yummy, free wifi and more.

  • Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa: It is situated on the northern coast of Mauritius, it provides a four-star experience. It is built based on the traditional Mediterranean style. It is close to Grand Baie famed for its exotic restaurant choices, bars, souvenirs, and various tourist attractions.

  • Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa: Paradis is one of the finest luxury hotels in Mauritius. It offers free parking, gym, babysitting services, a beach, free wifi, free breakfast, a golf course, and an overall luxury experience.

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The Best Time To Visit Mauritius:

Mauritius has a tropical climate, in the period between January and March, the island has a wet season - we strongly recommend against visit at this time. Between May and October is the winter, and the island is hot and humid in the period between November and somewhat April. The best time to visit generally is from May to December when the weather is less humid and less wet at the same time, it is cool and sunny.

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Places To Visit in Mauritius:

You cannot afford to go to Mauritius and not have a camera shot in some of the best places on the island, here are some of the places you should enjoy to visit for a fun-filled trip to the Mauritius island:

  • Trou Aux Biches: Famous for snorkelling and swimming activities, this place is ideal for a beach family picnic, it offers various delightful dishes at the beachside, the shore is covered with cool sand and the scenery is clear and shallow water.

  • The Pereybere beach: For deep-sea diving and snorkelling, this is the place for you. It brings you closer to nature as it features a lot of marine life. Do not leave Mauritius without a visit to this popular tourist site.

  • Le Morne Beach: Le Morne beach is one of the best places in Mauritius to visit, home to a lot of water sports including windsurfing and kiteboarding.

  • Ile Aux Cerfs: For an ultimate beach relaxing experience, pay a visit to the Ile Aux Cerfs; this is one of the coolest places in Mauritius, it also features a lot of watersports activities.

  • Chamarel Coloured Earth: If you wish for a stunning experience, one that keeps you amazed all the way, then this is a must-visit. The Charamel comprises sand of seven different colours predominantly red, purple, black and cyan. Some say it is the most idealistic place on the island for a honeymoon.

  • Black River Gorges National Park: Get closer to nature with a visit to this amazing park that brings you a view of the wild, some rare species of birds and endangered animal species are found here, one can also find the Chinese guava, privets, wild pigs, etc. Take a hike through this park, and get a good feel and photo evidence to take home.

  • Tamarind waterfalls: Popularly known as the Seven Cascades, this stunning view of falling water comprises seen cataracts. it is located at the Tamarind river. It is famed for various adventurous activities such as cliff jumping, canyoneering and water sports such as swimming.

  • The Light House Of Albion: Your trip to Mauritius would not be complete without a sight of the Light House of Albion. Located on the west coast of the island, this popular tourist destination serves as an essential landmark of Mauritius history. It provides an amazing aerial scene from the elevating view on top of the lighthouse.

  • Mauritius Photographic Museum: If you love art and photography, go to Port Louis for a fulfilling view of various photos taken by some of the world's most popular photographers. This Museum features daguerreotypes and various scenic pictures of the island and its history.

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About Visa :

Mauritius offers various types of visa, some of which include:

  • The Mauritian tourist visa: This is granted for a short duration solely for tourism purposes, no business activities are permitted with this pass.

  • On-arrival visa: Issued at the port of entry. But this kind of visa also requires that the itinerant also has any of the other visa types as they cannot even pass through immigration.

  • Mauritian business visa: For commercial activities in the country of Mauritius.

These among others are some types of visa issued by Consular of Mauritius. Though for some nationalities like India, no visa is required for a trip to Mauritius.

 

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