Mauritius in brief
Republic of Mauritius, off the African continent, in the South-West of the Indian Ocean, is an island full of charm. Turquoise waters protected by a coral reef, contrasts of colours and cultures makes this island an idyllic place of stay.
It extends on 65 kilometres from length and 45 from broad for more than 330 kilometres of coasts. Mauritius shelters a mixed population and various ethnic groups. A population mixed with Hindus, Muslims, Creoles, Chinese, Europeans who live in peace with one another. The ancestral cultures are not forgotten and are still very present. This mixture makes Mauritius a unique place in the world. Most inhabitants are bilingual and even if the official language is English, French and Mauritian Creole languages are most common.
Mauritius is of volcanic origin, which explains the fascinating mountain elevations, waterfalls and cliffs.
What to wear in Mauritius
Dress lightly and casually; this will allow you to visit the island more easily. Wool clothes are appropriate for evenings between June and September. If you forget some clothes, you should know that their shops have value for money.
A diverse landscape
The island is divided into nine districts, Port Louis in the North-West being the capital. Maurice belongs to the Mascarene Islands archipelago, together with Reunion Island and Rodrigues Island. Mauritius contains a large central plateau with an altitude varying between 400 and 600 and the Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire with a height of 828 metres.
Flights from Europe
It takes 11 to 12 hours on a direct flight from European countries to get to Mauritius. Air Mauritius provides more than 30 weekly flights to and from all major European cities.
The North is the ideal place for shopping and night activities. Grand bay, Trou Aux Biches beaches and Mont Choisi are henvenly. The most stunning diving areas are located there.
The East houses beautiful coves and many small villages. Sailing lovers love the Belle Mare beach.
In the South, the coral barrier ends to make room for gorgeous waves. Mahebourg welcomes you with its traditional market.
In the west, nature is queen. Big game fishing, surfing at Tamarin, kite-surf at Le Morne, the 7 Coloured Earth of Chamarel, Flic-en-Flac with its dolphins and whales…
And many other wonders awaiting you.