Are you an adventurous soul? Then Mauritius is a perfect way to reward yourself with some unforgettable holiday thrills and frills. A beautiful island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is just a stone’s throw from nearby Reunion
Island and Madagascar island. So, you might want to consider some island hopping if you have the time and budget for those two.
Still considered a part of Africa, Mauritius comprises a total number of 16 islands and islets, each known for their exquisite beauty. With a population of about 1.5million people, French is the most spoken language, followed
by English. Mauritian Rupee is their official currency which you can get exchanged either at the airport or from the currency exchange centers. But you’ll get the best deals at the airport. The US Dollar is widely accepted, so
you can carry those as well.
If you can’t get your money exchanged at the airport, don’t worry. The island is dotted with numerous banks, including Barclays Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank, among others. Visa,
MasterCard, Diners, and American Express debit and credit cards are widely accepted all over the country.
Best time to visit Mauritius? May to December. This is the perfect season to enjoy the cool and pleasant weather, experience some of the best beaches, the fresh seafood, and long sun-drenched days. In order not to worry about
leaving things behind, there are some important things to pack along, so you can enjoy a relaxing vacation.
Light cotton clothes are great for summer. Keep synthetic fabrics at bay as they could make it extremely uncomfortable in the humid climate. Evenings get slightly cold in Mauritius, especially from May to October. So
pack light woolens to stay cozy.
Renting a car is the most affordable to find your way around the island. Google Map is excellent and will take you everywhere you need to go. Taxis are very expensive, and buses might not take you to the last mile. So
getting a car (which is pretty affordable) is the best option for tourists. What to eat? Not to worry, Mauritius is a perfect blend of European, African, Oriental and Indian influences, so you’ll definitely get the best of
everything at breakfast or dinner wherever you’re staying.
It’s also great to try out the various street food options on the island. You’ll enjoy it. Ever wondered why Mauritius is considered as one of the world’s most restorative destinations? The answer lies in the island’s calm, serene, quiet, sane, peaceful, and alluring atmosphere. If you need a revitalizing and reinvigorating break from your fast paced, urban jungle rat race, Mauritius is your best bet! Enjoy!!