Mauritius Travel Guide

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Mauritius Things to Do

  • Casela Nature & Leisure Park - bird park

    Bird park is a more accurate name for the place. The collection of birds are great and exotic. The park itself situated at the hill with great view of Indian sea coast. The rest of it, like safari, big cats walking are so so, Entry ticket is Rp. 450 per person, Rp. 300 for a kid, all other in-park activities subject to extra cost, a rip-off to some...

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  • Le Morne - World Heritage Site

    It is just a monument to memorize what happened in the past in this area, nice beach and mountain view though. Doesn't worth to travel specifically here unless you choose to stay with one of the golf resorts nearby.

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  • Seven colored earth

    A small plot on top of the hill in the south-west. not really 7 colors but just a bit orange and gray. A long drive from Grand Baie, not really worth it.

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  • Mixed Bag

    Mauritius offers the best of water activities as well as sight seeing.We opted to hire a travel guide rather than hit it out on our own. Our guide was excellent, experienced and knew all the local spots. He also suggested activities and areas to visit anticipating weather conditions.For anyone out there looking for a stress free holiday with young...

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  • Frederik Hendrik Museum

    Small museum on the east coast of Mauritius, I give a web site with some history.This is the site of the first human settlement in Mauritius. The Dutch discovered Mauritius in 1598. However, they settled here only in 1638, when the Fort Frederik Hendrik was constructed.

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  • Mauritius A paradise on Earth

    Hi Friends and my dear Travellers freaks,It has been a remarkable experience sharing some of the best exotic places I have been to and one of them is the beautiful paradise called mauritius. I loved this place so much that I travel every year once for 10 days atleast to relax myself and chill out.Mauritius is not so expensive as compared to other...

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Mauritius Hotels

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  • Oberoi Mauritius

    Baie Aux Tortues, Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • LUX Le Morne

    Le Morne Plage, Le Morne, Mauritius

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Tamassa Beach Hotel

    south-west coast, Bel Ombre

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Mauritius Restaurants

  • L'Assiette Du Nord - Grand Baie

    Grand Baie deli, fresh sea food - lobster, lame and fish are great too. Lobster, lame curry, octopus,

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  • Beer & Spice@Port Luis waterfront

    Besides local flavors, they offer steak, curry, crep, lobster, etc. all very tasty, the best dinner in Mauritius Steak, Curry, Lobster

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  • Excellent Thai Food

    Excellent Thai cuisine in Grand Baie. Extensive menu, friendly service, nice ambiance - especially at night. Restaurant is on the main road through Grand Baie so it can be a little noisy but for us it is part of the atmosphere. Angry Duck, the angrier it is the hotter it is.

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  • Best Pizzas ever!

    Best pizza's in Grand Baie!I love pizza's and this chicken pizza that I tasted was realllyy good! There are also many Indian and other ethnic and international restaurants and bars around grand baie

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  • Best Italian food in Town

    This Italian resturant is set behind the Banana bar on the east end of Grand Baie.We had a lovely meal here on a Saturday night.The place was packed with Mauritian's enjoying the fab food.Although packed the food appeared very promptly out of the kitchen.This place was run like clockwork with very attentive staff.The resturant was light & airy with...

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  • Nice view shame about the food

    This appeared to be a lovely resturant on the west of Grand Baie next to the public beach looking out over the bay. The setting was beautiful but the food was not.As a result of our bad experience we only had one meal here. This said the place was busy & many people looked very happy with what they were eating.I ordered a beef creole main course &...

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Mauritius Nightlife

  • Best Bar in the island

    On the Rocks is a the place to chill on the Waterfront with its friendly ambience, catchy lounge music and its incredible Brazilian barman, who has given On the Rocks a personality all of its own.On the Rocks is where the clink of ice and the buzz of conversation provide the perfect aperitif to a cool evening.A brand new bar with a brand new...

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  • STAY AWAY FROM LES ENFANTS TERRIBLE

    I WAS SHOCKED AT THE WAY ME AND MY FRIENDS FROM LONDON WERE TREATED AT THE DOOR OF THIS CLUB. THE VERY UGLY BIG NOSE GUY AT THE DOOR TOLD US IT WAS A PRIVATE PARTY AND EACH TIME HE TOLD US THAT, HIS NOSE GREW BIGGER LIKE PINNICHIO. HE TOLD US TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE DOOR TO LET SOME WHITE PEOPLE GET IN NO QUESTIONS WERE ASKED. TO THINK ME AND MY...

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  • Flic en Flac

    Its open only saturday evening.There is a karaoke,chill room and house music room.There is for local people list,they must reserve their tickets advance.For tourist its not a problem.Entrance fee 100 mur,beer 50mur. You have to wear long trouses.no shorts.

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Mauritius Transportation

  • Private car rental

    In Mauritius, almost everyone can rent you a car, hotel staff, official rental companies such as budget, tour operators, even salesmen from Jewelry shop. The market prices are:- mini/compact car: Rp 1200 a day- full size sedan: Rp 1400 a day- MPV: Rp 1600 a dayAbove prices are all inclusive, except petrol. Be careful with speed camera, may surprise...

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  • Grand Bay Travel & Tours - GBTT

    A one-stop excursion vendor organizes all kinds of tours with great prices - book directly you can save 50% more money which otherwise went to hotel concierge or all kinds of middle men. e.g., Rp 2000/person for a day trip to dolphin bay from Le Meridien, all inclusive (car + boat + meals), kids free of charge. Can also rent car and motor cycle, a...

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  • Airport delays & rsort info

    Try to embark your aircraft quickly to get ahead of the queue for passport control. Only 10 x people in front of us and it took 76 minutes before our turn at the immigration. To check in luggage was perhaps just as bad or worse. 95 minutes to check in two cases - eleven people ahead of us - four of which were couples. We stayed at Clubmed -...

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Mauritius Shopping

  • Ship model in Mauritius

    Its like any ordinary in-hotel shop..however unlike most oher such shops this un had some pretty decent priced stuff and after visiting some city shops I can say one can surely buy souveniers from here. Some of the products which were priced around Rs 500 at the ship factory shop was sellling at just Rs 200 odd bucks here. I bought few small ship...

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  • duty free

    if you buy booze in a duty free shop you cannot take it out of the shop it is delivered to you at the airport prior to departure.go to a local supermarket and pay Less than the duty free places and take it out with you. Scotch whisky 350 rps about £4 $8 us

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  • Sculptures

    PEM is a sculptor who has a small shop at Caudan Waterfront.He has already appeared on Air Mauritius inflight magazine, which he is proud of.The day we met him he had just received a copy of a Hotel chain magazine (Beachcomber?) congratulating him for this birthday. Great day to have met him.We ended up not by a small 50cm piece, but by a 1,7m high...

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Mauritius Local Customs

  • Hindu wedding

    I miss the way of life and the day when we sort of got lost and found ourselves welcomed to a hindu weddings.Family took us as relatives and we had to join the party with hundreds of people and we only wore a beachwear...embarrasing 'cause we knew how religious those people were.but we ate lunch and finally had fun after realized that everyone...

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  • Fishing

    Besides tourism, producing sugar, textile industry etc, part of Mauritius economy comes from fishing in the surrounding waters with plenty of marine wildlife. I hope that these fishing activities are controlled so as to preserve the ecosystem.

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  • Houses & architecture

    The houses and buildings of Mauritius are generally very colourful, especially in the smaller towns and villages. Also, the streets and generally clean and filled with lots of people as there are not many walkways along the streets.

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Mauritius Warnings and Dangers

  • "The loos"

    We had booked a tour to an island for the day. The tour operator was fetching us from our hotel after breakfast and taking us to a beach further north to get onto a boat.We had quite a long drive and a bit of a wait for the boat. By this time, my daughter and I needed to go to the loo before getting onto the boat.We were waiting at a public beach...

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  • Winter is June July & August in...

    This is a general warning for anybody planning a holiday in Mauritius in what is Summer in the UK but is the Winter in Mauritius!!!!The holiday brochures give you the average sunshine & rainfall for each month. What they fail to tell you that Mauritius is a very large Island & the weather is very regional. They never tell you what part of the...

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  • Maurisun update

    I am pleased to report that Maurisun - through whom we organised the car mentioned in the earlier posting - has organised that Monet Cars reimburse us 100% for the days we had the inappropriate car.I think we should have refused to take the car, despite the fact that we were tired, had just travelled a long way, were in holiday mode, and despite...

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Mauritius Tourist Traps

  • Looks Real, Feels Real BUT is so NOT...

    The Island is dotted with TOURIST shops who will openly tell you that many of the labels are fake. But then they will also show you the "real" thing like a Burberry or Hermes bag . Tourists fall for this because they are really really good FAKE knock offs. Dont be fooled. Say no and dont buy. Shop if you must but offer them a 10th of the price...

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  • Pearle Beach hotel - a rip-off, do NOT...

    Ads say it's paradise, but we encountered dishonest front desk staff, and also a manager condoning discrimination against clients. The facade may fool tourists: typical fake smile, but really overpriced, and over-rated, especially when they try to cover-up their own mistakes. big rip-off for the money spent. Do NOT go there Perhaps other hotels...

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  • Mauritius - a big rip off

    We have just came back from Mauritius (spent Xmas & New Years there) totally NOT worth it!.We have NEVER been more aware of how much they are ripping you off - starting from the exchange rates at the hotel to buying ANYTHING in the hotel (i.e. one bottle of water is 25 RS in the supermarket hotel charges a whopping 130RS!) to the taxis, branded...

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Mauritius Off The Beaten Path

  • Flic en Flacq, West Coast

    I stayed at Easy World Apartments and saved a ton of money to eat, and hired a car from the apartment to explore local scenery. Spar Supermarket and an internet cafe is across the street and the beach is another 3 minutes away. Spar had fresh bread and coffee. Walked over barefoot several times. Can't ask for anything more. The apartment also...

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  • Exploring on Horseback

    The scenic areas of Mauritius are ideal for exploring on horseback. Vieille Cheminee at Chamarel is in the south near Le Morne, where horsback trails explore fileds,plantations and rivers. Near Grand Bay the Leisure Park in the north offers riding over an esate od 1700 acres. There is a fee which includes a visit to the property and the services of...

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  • Mahebourg

    Mahebourg is a nice coastal town located in the south-east coast very near to the airport. There are many fishing boats here as well as a famous statue to remember those who died during a fierce naval battle near this place between the British and French in 1810. There is a good view of the Lion Mountain north of the town.

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Mauritius Favorites

  • Handmade model ship

    Mauritius is famous for handmade model ship, a kind of delicate art piece. Transporting it out of the country is a challenge but that is why it is precious :)Regular one cost around $100, bigger ones - usually much nicer - cost around $500, and you need $100 more to ship it back home

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  • Driving in Mauritius

    In Mauritius, driving is on the left side of the road and drivers have to give way to traffic from the right. Visitors wit a driving license issued by a competent authority in their respective countries are allowed to drive during their stay in Mauritius.

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  • What to wear?

    Take your best beach and casual wear. In the winter months (June - September) light woolen clothing is recommended for the evenings. Please show due respect when visiting Hindu religious places. Wear appropriate clothing and remove leather shoes and belts when entering the temples..

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