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  • Mosey along the north and north eastern...

    If you have a hire car and would like to explore a part of the island where relatively few people seem to venture out of their resorts, then I'd highly recommend moseying along the north and north east coasts.We started at Pointe aux Pimientes and drove into Grand Baie - not somewhere that we decided to linger, as it's rather too touristy for our...

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  • A suggested driving route around the...

    As we're not the sort of people that want to be confined to a resort for an entire week, we hired a car for three days to explore the island, which I would highly recommend.If you're hiring a car for the day and want to appreciate some of the scenic highlights of the island, I would strongly recommend that you drive a circular route around the...

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  • Seriously consider the 'all inclusive'...

    Most Indian Ocean island destinations (and I suspect, resort hotels worldwide) offer 'all inclusive' (AI) deals which I'd strongly recommend that you consider taking.The all inclusive option (which includes all lunches, local drinks and certain activities) really is worth it unless you plan to be extremely abstemious, as even non alcoholic drinks...

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  • Flowers part I

    There are various flowers you will find on Mauritius. I don't know the names of them, but enclosed to this tip you will find a picture.

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  • medium term stay ( 3 to 6 months)

    I would live in Grand Baie, its near the big super U supermarket, also on bus route to Port Louis but if you are looking for cheaper accom then try Perrybere,check my pages for lots of info on Mauritius

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  • Mauritius: Weather: Avoid February

    Dee you should be aware that January to March are the rainiest months,and also prone to tropical storms and cyclones at that time. The past two Februaries have seen a few tropical storms and one cyclone Cat 4 two years ago. Its very hot and very humid. I have been most months, and much prefer the Mauritian winter from May to September, with less...

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  • Mauritius: Weather: Avoid February

    Dee you should be aware that January to March are the rainiest months,and also prone to tropical storms and cyclones at that time. The past two Februaries have seen a few tropical storms and one cyclone Cat 4 two years ago. Its very hot and very humid. I have been most months, and much prefer the Mauritian winter from May to September, with less...

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  • Mauritius: Weather: Avoid February

    Dee you should be aware that January to March are the rainiest months,and also prone to tropical storms and cyclones at that time. The past two Februaries have seen a few tropical storms and one cyclone Cat 4 two years ago. Its very hot and very humid. I have been most months, and much prefer the Mauritian winter from May to September, with less...

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  • visiting Mauritius

    Hello & greetings,I am from Mauritius and am a primary school teacher. I'll try to answer your questions. 1. We want to get out and about in evening, are there any local restaurants/bars/shops in Trou d'Eau Douce? Trou d'Eau Douce is a tourist village. There are almost all the facilities there including lots of restaurants etc. If not where would...

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  • Money and Shopping

    Change your money into Mauritian rupees in the arrivals hall at the airport. IME the people are very friendly and are not there to rip you off, and the hotel staff do not hover around waiting for tips. We visit Mauritius every year, so can fully reassure you on this. Take as much spending money as you want. Prices in supermarkets are the same as...

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  • The flora of Mauritius

    The flora of Mauritius is compose of 700 species of indigenous plants. Many of these plants are threatened with extinction. This is because there is less than 2% of their natural habitat left, and because introduced plants and animals compete and destroy their fruits and seedings. In collaboration with the National Parks, the Conservation and...

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  • Coin de Mire

    Coin de Mire est un île située au large de Cap Malheureux. Elle doit son nom aux canonniers qui l'utilisaient pour ajuster leur tir.L'Île Maurice est une île chaude dont la température est adoucie par la mer et l'alizé de sud est. Elle est aussi soumise à des microclimats, frais et plus sec sur la côte est, plus chaud et humide sur la côte...

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  • Tamarin beach

    La plage de Tamarin qu'on atteint en traversant l'embouchure de le rivière Tamarin à pied (ou en pirogue à marée haute) est réputée pour ses fortes vagues. Les amateurs de surf l'affectionnent particulièrement, et viennent du monde entier sur ce "spot". La plage de sable très fin et doux, semble blanche, mais ce sable a la particularité de noircir...

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  • Le rayon vert

    Les plages de l'Océan Indien offrent de magnifiques, mais courts, couchers de soleil. En effet, à la fin du jour, le soleil plonge dans l'Océan très vite. Par temps très clair, on peu observer le dernier rayon, vert émeraude, une fraction de seconde...... un spectacle de la nature inoubliable, qui restera à jamais inscrit dans votre mémoire.The...

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  • BUY A MAURITIUS SIM CARD HERE

    At this chinese garden restaurant(Grand Baie) is a small shop on its right that belongs to the restaurant, here you can buy a sim card IF YOUR PHONE CAN TAKE OTHER SIM CARDS, please be sure of this, to sms from Mauritius is very cheap, in June 2007 I paid 1 rupee for a sms, local or int. You must produce your passport to buy a sim card.Just behind...

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  • Beaches & Activities

    Mauritius is fascinating. away from the magnificent beaches, you will discover an amazing insular scenery.It is more than a a voyage, its is an encounter with its heart open to you.The enchanting and peaceful landscapes bestow a feeling of wellness and happiness Visiting small islands in the south est of the island in a pirogue with local...

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  • Sunburned skin - here's a relief

    This is not my favorite thing but my favorite general tip:The sun is very strong at Mauritius. Even if you wear sunblocking lotion it may/will happen so that you end up burning your skin. So, remember to use a sunblocker and use it all over your body, also on top of your feet, even on your toes if wearing flip-flaps.I learned from a local Mauritius...

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  • NOT THE LAST RESORT...

    Wanderlusting through Mauritius, you WILL come across the basic, standard hotel, or B&B style pit-stop. Which is great for the no-frills like wanderer such as yourself - and myself ;-) But for the most part, the island seems to have positioned itself as a niche, Utopian getaway - catering to rich tourists with boatloads of cash. The presence of a...

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  • THOSE MAURITIUS BLUES...

    I was kinda' blown away by the colour of the waters here... richly mesmerizing. Almost hypnotic. When it was overcast, of course, it would be a dull grey-blue. But even a little hint of sunshine, and the ocean would be a sparkling blue. Crystal clear as ever. The deep sea would be a darker, green-blue mixture. Even just by standing on the shore,...

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  • THAT SUGARCANE FEELING

    Sugarcane export is a major source of livelihood for the island folk. There are acres and acres of these gorgeous sugarcane fields all across Mauritius. Driving down the narrow roads, you'll suddenly find yourself surrounded by towering sugarcane plants on either side of you, swaying gently in the breeze. They make for a very pretty, and...

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  • A BEACH FOR EVERY MOOD

    Blue lagoons, white sands, sun-drenched views... this is why Mauritius is known as The Paradise Island. There are so many beautiful, secluded beaches scattered all along the outer fringes, you could just pick up a map, close your eyes - and point! The best of the bunch are up at Grand Baie (La Cuvette in particular), the filao-fringed white beach...

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  • 24 SEASONS IN ONE DAY

    Talk about your moody weather! There are something like 23 micro-climes within the island itself. And when you take into account the fact that Mauritius stretches only about 120x80 kilometres, that's a hell of a lot of changes to go through every single day! It's not as though it'll be overcast over one part of the island, and then gradually drift...

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  • A WEALTH OF FLORA & FAUNA

    If you're a nature lover, Mauritius really will hold you captive. The island seems to be filled with beautiful, colourful flowers, many of them indigenous to the place itself. When it comes to animal life, birds are the main attraction. I remember being woken up every single morning by the wild chorus of what seemed like a million birds! The most...

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  • A SEXY MIXTURE OF CULTURES

    One of the most enticing things about Mauritius is the cultural fabric which the island is woven from. Indian, French and African influences have come together in a heady lttle whirlpool of sights, sounds and smells. Which pervades down to pretty much everything the island has to offer - including the cuisine, the festivals, the clothes, etc. A...

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  • Explore using your legs but the faster...

    I love my cycling day trip. With bottles of water and bread, just explore the world.... The long walk into the crystal blue waters, on the soft white sand with school sof fishes swimming through my legs unawaring of my NET!! just kiding about the net....

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  • Photos of Mauritius

    This website www.photosOfMauritius.com offers some photos of Mauritian landscape,fauna,people at work etc. Enjoy!

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  • Photos of Mauritius

    This website www.photosOfMauritius.com offers some photos of Mauritian landscape,fauna,people at work etc. Enjoy!

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  • Sugar Cane

    Another key crop product and export to Mauritius is sugar. There are an abudance of cane fields and they have proved a very profitable cash crop for the country

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  • Bois Cherie Tea

    Appart from Tourism one of Mauritius' main exports is tea. The main company is called bois cherie and you can go and visit their planatation with gives a real lovely view of the islands because its on a hill. We often have some bois cherie tea at home and its really nice.

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  • Multi culturalism

    Mauritius is a nation with many cultures and races. Sectarianism has always brewed on the surface but has failed to rear its ugly head on a grand scale. Despite this,many thing have been done across racial lines, eg a disproportionate part of the economy being run by franco- mauritians (whites) Another example was shown in 1999 when violence was...

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  • Black skin White Masks

    Many people would visit Mauritius without actually understanding an important part of its culture. Mauritius is a nation which is very multicultural but has been effected by racial divides none the less. When i was at university i became interested in Postcolonial theory. More precisely i started to read the work of Frantz Fanon, a negro from the...

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  • Beachs of paradisiac island

    L'eau d'un lagon limpide, bleu émeraude, des plages de sable fin et blanc, du soleil toute l'année... si le paradis sur terre existait, il se pourrait que ce soit ici ?The water of a limpid lagoon, emerald bruise, of the thin and white sand beaches, of the sun all year round... if the paradise on earth existed, would it be able to that that is...

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  • Hôtel du gouvernement

    C'est le centre de Port-Louis, mais aussi le coeur de l'île.It is the center of the capital, Port-Louis, and the hart of the country.

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  • Port-Louis by night

    Nous sommes sous les tropiques, il n'y a pas beaucoup de monde la nuit dans la rue, sauf dans la capitale. Ici, la nuit tombe très vite, presque toujours à la même heure : entre 17 et 18 heures !We are under the tropicses, there is not a lot of people overnight her in the street, except in the capital. Here, the night falls very quickly, almost...

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  • Holi celebration

    Hindus also celebrate Holi, a harvest festival, by throwing coloured powders and water at each other.

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  • Le Bazar de Port-Louis

    Le bazar de Port-Louis est un des plus grands, des plus animés, des plus peuplés de l'île. Ce n'est pas forcément celui où l'on réalisera les meilleures affaires (je pense qu'il vaut mieux aller le mardi ou le jeudi à Quatre-Bornes), mais c'est là que l'on va trouver les plus grand choix, notamment pour les souvenirs et autres achats...

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  • Danse sega

    The Sega, traditional music of the island, is at the time born of the slavery. It is a rhythmic and bewitching music to the sound of the ravanne (big flat tambourine in skin of kid), of the triangle and the maravanne (large limps in stem of duck to sugar, full of seed). The public concerts of Sega always attract an important crowd. Even though it...

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  • Moving around on the Island

    Do not stay in your hotel all the time! The Island, as small as it may be, has a lot to offer worthwhile visiting.Go on a car trip in to the mountains, take a drive around the island and visit the Capital Port Lous.

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  • Tipping in Mauritius

    Dont wait until near the end of your holiday to tip the staff at your hotel like you normaly do!Tip as soon as you find good service and just watch it get better and faster, the barman will serve you quicker and the service you recieve,well try it and see! The staff at the hotel couldnt have looked after us more, really made the holiday for us.And...

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  • Bougainvillee

    I really like this tropical tree. It is very common in Mauritius and it has a lot of different colors.

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  • Mauritius on a budget???

    The terms 'Mauritius' and 'budget travel' seem to exclude each other in most people's minds.They think about fancy five star hotels and posh cocktail bars on the beach. Few, however, realise that Mauritius is more than just a paradise for holiday-makers, it is a third world country with real people living real lives. Therefore it is very easy to...

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  • Make the most out of the weather

    One of the good things about Mauritius, I learned after a while, is its variation in climate. If you want to make the most out of your trip, move around to get the best weather. Most of the time the weather is fine. However, when it is too hot in your place, go to Curepipe, or Henrietta, it will be nice there. When it is cloudy or raining, take a...

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  • Curepipe

    Curepipe est la principale ville résidentielle de l'île. Curepipe commença à prospérer lorsqu'à la fin du XIX siècle la population de Port-Louis, frappée par la malaria, s'y réfugia. La statue qui trône en face de l'hôtel de ville rappelle les amours fatales de Paul et Virginie, les héros du fameux roman de Bemardin de Saint-Pierre. Il existe...

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  • Maison créole à Rose Hill

    It remains beautiful Creole houses little, because the wood that served to their construction asks for a constant interview. This kind of construction necessity therefore of thick financial means. It is in the bourgeois districts of Rose Hill that one can admire the biggest number of Creole houses again in a remarkable state.

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  • Grand Bassin

    Grand Bassin (Big Basin or Ganga Talaw) is a high place of pilgrimage of the Hindu community. Every year, on the occasion of the feast of Maha Shivaratree, the pelgrins, come in number of all regions of the island, are going to collect water consecrated of Grand Bassin, in honor of the God Shiva.. The site of the Grand Bassin temples offers a large...

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