Mauritius Warnings and Dangers

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    drive carefully

    by globetrott Written Nov 23, 2015

    Drive carefully and slow when you drive around Mauritius: the mountain-roads are not at all steep and there is almost no cartrafic there except for a few cars each day, BUT there might be an oncoming car anyway around of each bend.
    The roads are mostly asphalted and in quite a good condition !
    The driving-distance from Chamarel to the 7 colored earths is about 4km and from the entrance of the National Park the distance is 3 kms.

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    a ferry that should be forbidden !!!

    by globetrott Written Nov 21, 2015

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    In my opinion this ferry should be forbidden, even though it saves you a lot of time ! This ferry takes you from your cruiseship to the Caudan Village, the modern shoppingcentre close to the citycentre, BUT first you have to climb down from the pier over some ladder, but in the Caudan Village there will be mostly some smaller ships that you have to walk over, while they are swinging by every step you do or other people do. In other words: there is no landing-stage or pier to step out of the boat, but you have to walk over the deck of several other boats.
    An eldery lady from my ship broke her shoulder that way and had to stay in hospital for a while, so maybe elderly or handicapped people should really rather take the tours organized by the cruise-lines !
    The alternative for this ferry is a taxiride of 10 minutes or a walk of 30-40 minutes !

    That red boat in the back is the ferry !
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    "The loos"

    by junecorlett Updated Mar 16, 2009

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    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 and had to ask directions to the nearest loo. What we were directed to was the customary loo for the locals (public toilets).
    On entering, my daughter turned away and actually got sick. I was so desperate, and found the loo to be the type that is a "Hole in the ground" type of loo. There was NO toilet paper either. I JUST COULD NOT DO IT. The urge to go eventually left me.
    I would advise, that if you are travelling anywhere on the island of Mauritius, carry a toilet roll in your bag if you are going on a tour and will be away from the hotels.

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    Winter is June July & August in Maruitius

    by CleggyBroon Written Jun 30, 2007

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    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 Island they are getting there data from.

    We have just returned from staying 12 nights in Pereybere in the Grand Baie area & had 4 days of no sun & some very heavy rain. The weather was also cold at night.
    Where we were staying is in the north which is the Sunniest & Driest part of the island & has beter weather than the south. We hired a car for 3 days & went everywhere. When it is sunny in the north it was very wet & stormy down the south.

    Most websites only give you the wether forcast for the airport which is in the south east.
    I found a good French weather site that will give you the weather for each area.
    I hope this info will help anybody planning a holiday on this beautiful island.

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  • Maurisun update

    by SA_Abroad Written Feb 9, 2007

    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 the fact that it was about to be a long period of New Year public holidays in Mauritius. No wants want to make a fuss at that point though.

    I also think that Maurisun should have reimbursed is immediately I followed up with them and not caught us up in their debates with Monet Cars .

    Maurisun did do the right thing in the end.

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  • Unfortunate car hire experience

    by SA_Abroad Written Feb 6, 2007

    Just to let potential car hirers that we had an unfortunate experience when we hired a car during our holiday in Mauritius over New Year. Won't bore everyone with the details but we hired a car through Maurisun who had handled our accommodation booking. They organised a car through an agent called Monet Cars. The car which we were given was not of the usual car hire standard (167 000 on the clock, broken lock, no aircon, poor shock absorbers...) and we were told it belonged to the boss' son who was on holiday. If there were problems it would instantly be replaced. Our text messages were not responded to (deleted by the agents' nephew we were told) and it took several days for it to be replaced.
    The agent said that they had only been told the day before our arrival that a car was needed although we had booked previously.
    We have followed up with Maurisun a few times and have been told the matter is being looked into....not yet had an apology (let alone a refund for those few days)
    Bad taste to the holiday, really.

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