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    Travel light

    by iammon Written Jul 27, 2010

    Luggage and bags: Depending on means of travel: For hotels nothing is a problem. You will get great service. If you are backbacking be as small as possible as busses get really packed.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Normal summer holiday clothes. A good pair of walking shoes recommended.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You get everything in the stores. Mosquito Repellent would be a good idea. The stuff we got there did not seem to work well.

    Photo Equipment: We have digital cameras so I can tell. In Grand Baie it was possible to have some CD's burned if needed.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Don't forget your snorkeling gear.

    Miscellaneous: You will be able to buy cheap clothes in outlets of factories. So if you need a clen shirt/ T-shirt no problem at all.

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    Dress to Impress

    by gabriellefox Written May 16, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: As always a large duffle with wheels is a winner everytime

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I like to make an effort when staying at a resort of this calibre so I packed the best of everything. Low healed metallic sandals and dressy flip flops are perfect for day time and evening. A dazzling array of sundresses and beaded kaftans. Smart shorts & tops.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I also pack 3 in 1 wipes, lip balm, sunscreen and aftersun, nurofen, nurofen cold & flu, senekot and immodium, pack of tissues and scrunchies.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Your best bikinis and swimwear with coordinating sarongs and kaftans. Accesorise with hats, scrves and beach bags.

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    Sun Screen Creams are a must

    by maneckk Written Apr 5, 2007

    Luggage and bags: Take a suitcase and a backpack along with you so that you can use the small back pack on island trips

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sports Shoes, Sandals or floaters and Beach slippers

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Most of the Good Hotels supply you the toiletries, and they have a doctor available but do take your necessary medicines and Sun Creams

    Photo Equipment: Digital camera batteries and charger with their cables to transfer pics to computers and CD's coz you might just end up taking more pictures than you thought you would.
    If you have a marine or a water proof camera, you can make the most out of it.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Shorts, tshirts, swimming trunks (take at least 2), beach slippers

    Miscellaneous: Carry one formal wear at least for formal restaurants and sometimes casinos.

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    Flip-flop's - clever choice

    by ZenLady34 Updated Feb 22, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: What shoes to take with you? Take flip-flop's as they are the ones you will need there.
    When it rains the water comes pouring down and there are water puddles everywhere. Local people use mainly flip-flop's as they are the handiest. Shoes will get all wet but flippies will even be dry quicklier...

    Mainly I used flippies on my two weeks holiday; when I went to beach, out for a walk in the village, to the groceries and even when I went to a bar for a drink. I did not need any other shoes except when flying back home on the airplane. Guess if I packed four different pair of shoes with me and I only used the flip-flops! Dont over pack your suitcase with too many pair of shoes a couple will do fine: flippies and something a bit more formal?

    It is a bit different if you are staying in a fancy hotel. Then you need to be prepared with proper shoes.

    Flip-flops
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    Travel Light!

    by crazytracylady Written Nov 3, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Don't take too large a suitcase as I did and then fill it to capacity! I ended up paying £93 in excess baggage as we bought far too many gifts and my case was already full on the way out, they are strict on allowances and charge 10 euro per kg over your allowance and the allowances have been dropped from 31kg to 23kg as from 3rd October (on British Airways - not sure of other airlines)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Our hotel required you to cover swimwear (clothes not just a sarong) in the restaurants at all times and I found I didnt use the sarongs I took for that reason.

    Would recommend an umbrella if you are getting out and about on the island as Mauritius is prone to sudden showers.

    Evening wear in our hotel varied a lot, it did specify no jeans or trainers but a lot of men seemed to be wearing them and no one said anything. I only saw a couple of men wearing suits, the majority wore smart trousers and a shirt. For ladies anything goes, there were people wearing cut off combats and vest tops and at the other end of the scale there were evening dresses and I wore trousers and bustier tops most of the time.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In our hotel shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, cotton wool and buds and soap were provided. Mosquito repellent came back unused as we had a plug in supplied in the room and the hotel fogged the grounds each evening to prevent them, we didnt get bitten once.

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    Just in case

    by KyliesDad Updated Jun 30, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We holidayed here in July, be on the safe side and pack a light waterproof jacket. You may have a few light but prolonged showers, don't waste the time, go for a walk along the beach to the 'locals' beach. Lots of trees. From the hotel it is just a short walk into the local village where you can buy Polo Ralph lauren clothing etc.

    Photo Equipment: Take plenty of film or waterproof cameras, there are so many things to photograph.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Plastic/rubber shoes for walking in the sea, there are Sea Urchins close to the beach because of the close vicinity to the reef.

    The 'locals' beach The national flower Taken from our balcony So was this Mind your toes

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    Mosquito stopper and Immodium

    by kixon Written Mar 2, 2006

    Luggage and bags: Lock your bags, the terminal and airport is a bit dodgy, I ot my bag one day later, luckily all was intact..

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: very light clothes, very chic ones if you're on luxururious hotels. No jeans and shorts allowed on those places at dinner.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Immodium! Even though it is very clean and good food in general accidents can happen, and you might get something bad in your digestionsssystem, Immodium stops dhiarrea, and you can also take ills against vomiting

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Lot's of sunscreen and aftersun, Put the aftersun in the fridge and it will cool your skin after sunbathing.

    Miscellaneous: Books books and books, there's nothing to do on the beach I was at :D

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    Mosquito stopper and Immodium

    by kixon Written Mar 2, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Lock your bags, the terminal and airport is a bit dodgy, I ot my bag one day later, luckily all was intact..

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: very light clothes, very chic ones if you're on luxururious hotels. No jeans and shorts allowed on those places at dinner.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Immodium! Even though it is very clean and good food in general accidents can happen, and you might get something bad in your digestionsssystem, Immodium stops dhiarrea, and you can also take ills against vomiting

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Lot's of sunscreen and aftersun, Put the aftersun in the fridge and it will cool your skin after sunbathing.

    Miscellaneous: Books books and books, there's nothing to do on the beach I was at :D

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    FLY LIGHT

    by johanl Written Nov 21, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: A small bag will do, since the only thing you need is swimminggear and a T shirt.
    So dont pack too much.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: dont forget to bring your underwater gear.
    It can be rented, but you own gear always fits better,

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: pharmacies are all over the island. It is best t bring you own medecins, if required.

    Photo Equipment: it's a MUST to be able to take underwater pictures. So bring your underwater housing or a disposable one, which can be bought on the island.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: always wear shoes (plastic or surf) while going into the water. You dont want to get stung by one of these fishes.

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    Kose Kreol

    by Klod5 Written Mar 23, 2003

    Miscellaneous: Parler avec quelqu'un - Koz ek dimune
    bonjours, comment ça va ? - bonzur, ki manyèr ?
    je suis monsieur X - mo misyé X
    je suis français, je viens de Paris - mo ene fransé, mo sorti Paris
    comment vous appelez-vous ? - kuma ou apélé ?
    vous êtes marié (ée) ? - u maryé ?
    avez-vous des enfants ? - u éna piti zanfan ?
    j'ai une fille et un garçon - mo éna ene tifi ek ene garson
    non, je n'en ai pas - non, mo péna
    j'habite dans le nord - mo reste dan nord
    je suis ici en vacances - mo la pu vakans
    il fait chaud à cette période de l'année - fer so sa péryod la
    quel temps fait -il chez vous ? - ki tamp fer kot u ?
    il ne fait pas trop chaud ces jours-ci - pa fer tro so astèr
    puis-je parler à... - mo kapav koz avèk...
    je vais bien - mo byen
    heureux de vous avoir rencontré - mo kontan finn zwin u
    à plus tard - mo truve twa talère
    à quoi pensez-vous? - ki u pé pansé?
    c'est la première fois que vous venez à Maurice ? - prémyé fwa u vinn Moris ?

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    Packing List

    by wrldtravler Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: In Order to save yourself a bit of money. Bring along some snorkelling gear. This allows you to buy the best kind and also save on rental charges. Goggles, snorkel, flippers should be enough.

    Miscellaneous: Maybe a swimsuit too..

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    by nzben Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Mauritius can get quite hot. If you are planning on using extra equipment such as that pictured, you tend to sweat slightly more, so make sure you pack an extra set of clothes and some anit-perspirent.

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    by boxerdog Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light cotton clothes.Trainers,sandals,beach sandals

    Swater for winter evenings June to Sept just in case of cool spell.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: LOTS of insect repellant and bite treatment medication.

    Medium to high factor sun cream if you are sunbathing.

    Prescription medicines.Take with you.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: An umbrella for the Nov to April rainy season

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    by ALONA Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: The power supply is 230 volts and the power sockets use the british 3 pin standard. If you bring electrical appliances with you then you will probably need an adaptor.
    The sun is exceptionally strong on Mauritius and many people are surprised (too late) by its strength and have to suffer sunburn for several days. Even on cloudy days, please make sure that you use a good sun cream.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Holiday Clothing: Men can usually spend most of the time in short trousers unless you want to enter a hotel for the evening, in this case long trousers are required. Additionally the maid in the house washes and returns clothes by the next day so that you do not need to take much with you. Do not overload your suitcase with unnecessary clothes. Leave some room for any shopping that you do on Mauritius.
    Mauritius has a well advanced textile industry so that instead of taking all your holiday clothes with you might consider buying them locally on the local market. The shops are full of ready to wear polo shirts, T-shirts, shorts, shirts, trousers, pullovers, dresses and beachwear at low prices.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Health Care: The medical standard on Mauritius is well advanced and the hospitals are free of charge. This applies to visitors as well. There are now additionally many private clinics in the island and they offer a more attractive environment plus frequently some of the latest medical equipment available. They are however not free and you would be well advised to check that your health insurance is valid for Mauritius before you come.

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