Mauritius Travel Guide

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    lush green garden on the property
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Mauritius Highlights

  • Pro
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    Siddha3th says…

     Deel-eesh-ious mish-mash of Indian, African & French cultures, gorgeously secluded beaches, sweet "sugarcane-y" smell in the air :-) 

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    bijo69 says…

     traffic 

  • In a nutshell
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    AndreSTGT says…

     Not the tropical paradise one might expect, still a good place for both, beach and cultural holidays 

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Mauritius

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128,278,25

Grand Baie

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47,184,20

Port Louis

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82,295,6

Rodrigues

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33,57,0

Mahébourg

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26,76,9

Pamplemousses

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29,67,0

Curepipe

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15,22,0

Flic-en-Flacq

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12,97,13

Rose Hill

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25,36,0

Grande Gaube

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0,0,3

Chamarel

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17,34,0

Trou d' Eau Douce

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0,0,2

Cap Malheureux

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16,36,1

Poste de Flacq

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1,5,2

Pointe aux Cannoniers

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0,0,4

Mont Choisy

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8,33,2

Bel Ombre

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0,0,4

Centre de Flacq

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0,0,1

Terre Rouge

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0,0,1

Quatre Bornes

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8,17,0

Trou aux Biches

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2,21,1

Surinam

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Vacoas

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Cascavelle

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2,173,0

Valetta

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0,3,0

Tamarin

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5,10,0

Saint-Antoine

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1,5,0

Albion

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1,0,0

Mauritius

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  • Mixed Bag

    Mauritius Things to Do

    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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  • Oberoi Mauritius

    Mauritius Hotels

    Baie Aux Tortues, Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

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

    Mauritius Tourist Traps

    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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Grand Baie

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  • Weather check!

    Grand Baie Favorites

    General weather forecast for June was 24-28C when I booked my Club Med Air-resort package but forecast day before my departure was more like 22C for the whole week! And rain and strong winds and rough seas for the first 3 days! I discovered the effect of the new moon which, I was advised, generates strong winds! So no glass bottom boat the first...

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  • Pereybere Hotel

    Grand Baie Hotels

    Royal Road, Pereybere, Grand Baie

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Don't miss The Lebanese Cuisine!

    Grand Baie Restaurants

    I have travelled to Mauritius few times now, and my last visit, learned of a new Lebanese restaurant opening by the name of Palmyra. I believe it is the first Lebanese restaurant in this paradise island. Belly Dancing every Friday & Saturday. Generous portions, excellent quality, service and good value for money. Family & Kids Friendly. Budget...

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Port Louis

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  • BLUE PENNY MUSEUM

    Port Louis Things to Do

    South west of the Caudran Waterfront you will find the Blue Penny Museum.The museum belongs to the Mauritius Commercial Bank and was opened in 2000.It has a very nice collection of art, maps and stamps. The story about the first Mauritian stamp is very well documentated.It really is worth visiting.

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  • Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel

    Port Louis Hotels

    The Labourdonais Watterfront take 109 chambers. near the center of the town, it's on the Caudan...

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  • FORGET about the port-ferry

    Port Louis Warnings and Dangers

    Unsporty people better skip the "port-ferry" !because it might be really dangerous. 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...

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Rodrigues

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  • Holiday to Rodrigues

    Rodrigues Things to Do

    Dear friends, I had been to Rodrigues, i really enjoyed my holiday, i visited the whole island and did nearly all acticvities like excursions, snorkelling, Visit to Ile aux Coco, shopping etc. My tour operator really is very experianced. I think he is the best in Rodigues, i had compare his prices with other tour operators but i will recommend him...

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  • Rodriguan Panama

    Rodrigues Shopping

    One of the oldest shops in Port Mathurin, look at next picture - the shopowner, here you can find clothes hats and most everything you could ask for, it was impossible to bargain, and you dont need that because the price asked is so low so you can afford it Rodriguan Hats and baskets made of vacoa, a very strong material that grows on...

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  • The only one in Port Mathurin

    Rodrigues Nightlife

    We didnt have the oppotunity to visit this spectacular Night club, it is open during weekends on friday and Saturdays Like you are

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Mahébourg

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  • Airport of Mauritius transfer to Blue...

    Mahébourg Transportation

    We spent our holiday in Mauritius. We have booked a car in advanced from Pingouin Car Hire. Our car were delivered to us at the airport of Mauritius in time and we were able to reach our villa in Blue Bay. I recommend Pingouin Car Rental in Mauritius.

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  • Shanti Ananda Maurice

    Mahébourg Hotels

    Riviere des Galets Chemin Grenier, Chemin Grenier, Mahebourg

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • biking around

    Mahébourg Things to Do

    Mahebourg is the capital of Mauritius for biking. We stayed there for a 7 days and thoroughly enjoyed riding around Mahebourg and it's surroundings. My wife and myself hired very decent bikes from Land & Sea active tours and kept them for the whole stay. For relaxing and seeing mauritian culture, we recommend this method of transport Mahebourg and...

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Pamplemousses

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  • the monument for Pierre Poivre

    Pamplemousses Things to Do

    Pierre Poivreis a name that you will often hear about, when travelling in the Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion. He planted a lot of spices and exotic plants in these islands and I really wonder, if the french name for "pepper" wasnt simply taken from his name, because thats poivre as well.

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  • the tomb of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam

    Pamplemousses Things to Do

    The tomb of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam is close to the palace "Mon Repos" in Pamlemousses . In 1958 Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (1900-1985) became the first president of the independant state of Mauritius, after 150 years of occupation by Great Britain.

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  • Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical...

    Pamplemousses Things to Do

    Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden is the official name of this garden that was built in 1729 as the first botanical garden in the southern hemisphere.In 1770 Pierre Poivre took over the garden and started to plant there exotic herbs and trees.Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (1900-1985) was the first president of the independant state of...

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Curepipe

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  • Shopping and Eating

    Curepipe Favorites

    I visited Curepipe whilst on honeymoon in October 2006, I used to live there when I was a child 20 years ago and it has changed quite a bit, my favourite thing about this town is the general Mauritian feel to it. My best memory is eating Dhal Puri and gateaux piment from the street sellers , if you visit you MUST give them a try!

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  • Trou aux Cerfs

    Curepipe Things to Do

    This dormant volcano crater is found in Curepipe, which is almost in the middle of the Island. Being some 500m high it is a favourite sightseeing place for both locals and tourists alike, as although there is humidity, it is generally cooler than most other parts of Mauritius and therefore an ideal place to stay if you find the coast a bit hot....

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  • View on Rose-Hill from Curepipe

    Curepipe Favorites

    This town owes its name by the pinkish colours which takes, at dawn and at the twilight, the mountain of the Corps de Garde. It is a centre of theatrical and cultural activities. See also :Mauritius = 48 - 15 - 5 - Page Views : 2,131 Cap Malheureux = 4 - 7 - 0 - Page Views : 284 Curepipe = 7 - 10 - 0 - Page Views : 519 Mahébourg = 0 - 2 - 0 -...

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Flic-en-Flacq

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Rose Hill

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  • The Maison Carné

    Rose Hill Favorites

    The Maison Carné, situated very near of the city hall, is an imposing colonial home, surrounded with a big raised park.

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  • Bird view on Rose-Hill

    Rose Hill Favorites

    This town owes its name by the pinkish colours which takes, at dawn and at the twilight, the mountain of the Corps de Garde. It is a centre of theatrical and cultural activities.

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  • The Tamil's temple Draupadee

    Rose Hill Favorites

    Les temples Tamouls sont très colorés (contrairement aux temples hindous, très sobres, et blancs). Ils sont ornés d'une multitude de sculptures et peints de couleurs brillantes et vives. Les traditions religieuses tamoules sont très impressionnantes, qu'il s'agisse des marches sur le feu, ou du Cavadee (voir le Travelogue) The temples Tamils are...

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Chamarel

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Cap Malheureux

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