Mauritius

MAURITIUS

Welcome to Mauritius

Mauritius will enchant you; uplift your soul, make you feel that you belong to the chosen few. Every visitor enjoys personal attention. Every encounter is an opportunity to discover a friendly face. Behind each warm smile lies the promise of a unique holiday. The contrast of a multitude of colours and tastes, the island, set in its turquoise sea, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Mauritius, a melting pot where past and present are smoothly blended together.

HISTORY
Claimed by the Dutch in the year 1598, and occupied by the French between 1715 and 1810, Mauritius was ruled by Great Britain from 1814 after the Treaty of Paris. The island gained independence from Britain in 1968 and became a Republic in 1992.

LANGUAGE
Due to its multicultural diversity, Mauritius boasts a number of spoken languages. The majority of the population is bilingual, fluent in both English and French. Creole and French are the main languages of the island.

CULTURE
Diverse ethnic groups make up the population of Mauritius. Immigrants, originally from Africa, India, France, Great Britain and China brought along their cultures, languages, values and traditions when they settled on the island. The various ethnicities live alongside one another making Mauritius a harmonious multicultural nation.

CLIMATE
The island is blessed with a tropical climate. Summer is from November to May, during this period the temperature varies between 22 °C and 35 °C. Winter is from May to November with a temperature variance between 17 °C and 26 °C. The sea temperature varies between 22 °C and 26 °C.

BANKING HOURS
Monday to Thursday: 9.15 am - 3.15 pm, Friday: 9.15 am -3.30 pm, Saturday: 9.15 am -11.15 am. Banks are also open to coincide with the arrival and departure of international flights at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport.

CURRENCY
The monetary unit is the Mauritian Rupee (Rs.) which is divided into 100 cents (cs). ZAR1 = Rs4

ECONOMY
The Mauritian economy is based on four sectors: Textile, Tourism, Sugar and Services – with tourism the largest sector.

ELECTRICITY
220 volts, square pinned plug.

BABY SITTING
All hotels will provide a babysitting service at a fee. Advance bookings are essential.

WHAT TO PACK
Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day. The dress for dinner is smart casual and gents are required to wear long trousers. Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must.


Take your pick from any of our premium Mauritius Hotel packages.

  • Anelia Resort & Spa

    Anelia Resort & Spa

    7 nights, Superior Room | Half Board: Breakfast & dinner daily

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  • Sands Suites

    Sands Suites

    An early booking offer is included in the rates quoted. 45 Day advance purchase applies.

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  • Maradiva Villas

    Maradiva Villas

    7 nights, Garden suite pool villa on a Half board basis

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  • The Residence

    The Residence

    Rates include one FREE night: Pay 6, stay 7

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  • Long Beach

    Long Beach

    A 30% discount is included in the rates quoted.

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  • Sugar Beach

    Sugar Beach

    FREE upgrade to All Inclusive

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  • Long Beach & Sugar Beach

    Long Beach & Sugar Beach

    10 nights - Room type: Superior Room/Manor House Garden View on Full Board basis

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  • The Oberoi Mauritius

    The Oberoi Mauritius

    7 nights, luxury pavilion on breakfast daily basis

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  • Shanti Maurice

    Shanti Maurice

    Honeymoon discount One Champagne Breakfast, One complimentary honeymoon petal bath, One Couple Yoga session at Nira Spa

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  • Sofitel So Mauritius

    Sofitel So Mauritius

    Honeymoon discount : VIP welcome, Fruit platter and Mauritian delight upon arrival

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  • Ambre Resort & Spa

    Ambre Resort & Spa

    Honeymoon discount: One bottle of sparkling wine + one gift from management

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  • Veranda Pointe Aux Biches

    Veranda Pointe Aux Biches

    Early booking discount on accommodation is included in the rates quoted. 15 day advance purchase to qualify.

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