Mauritius travel guide : how to organize your vacation

Tours

Flights over the island by helicopter allow you to see a unique natural phenomenon - the illusion of an underwater waterfall. The impression is made, as if there is a waterfall in the middle of the ocean.

Grand Bassin - a lake in the crater of a volcano, considered sacred. It is surrounded by forest and mountain ranges. This temple complex will interest lovers of Indian landscapes and exotic.

Trou aux Cerf volcano crater - another natural location, attracting tourists with a picturesque panorama and a beautiful sunset.

Tours to Mauritius from Moscow provide an opportunity to relax at an affordable price. Здесь можно погулять по парку La Vanille — тропическими джунглями, where it will be possible to observe the animals in their habitat, ride giant turtles.

And in Casela Nature and Leisure Park you can see cheetahs, gazelles, lemurs and pink pigeons, living only in Mauritius. The park is surrounded by sugarcane plantations and mountains.

Not without crocodiles: some farms on the island put on crocodile shows, and restaurants offer crocodile dishes.

Thanks to affordable prices for trips to Mauritius from Moscow, you can also get acquainted with the "tea way". This excursion will be able to trace the path, which runs tea - from tea plantations to packaging at the Bois Chéri factory, - and then enjoy a unique drink with local rum. By the way, about rome, its history and features of production can also be learned, if you visit one of the excursions, also including tasting.

Chamarel Village is a must visit. Here, besides waterfalls, there is a real miracle of nature, formed by volcanic rocks - hill, colored sand. All colors are in strict sequence, which even the wind cannot break.

Tours to Mauritius from Moscow are also a chance to climb the mountains "Three Breasts" and "Reclining Lady", go on a sea cruise on the lagoons closed from the coast, have a barbecue on a yacht or catamaran, dive to the seabed with scuba diving.

✈️ How to get there

До пандемии из Москвы на Маврикий летала авиакомпания Emirates с пересадкой на Ближнем Востоке, например в Дубае. Alitalia planes flew through Rome. Время в пути — 14—16 часов.

Полет рейсом Emirates стоил 75 000 Р. Зато это был широкофюзеляжный двухпалубный аэробус A380. Он длиной как два синих кита — около 55 meters, а в высоту как пять жирафов — около 30 meters. Это крупнейший в мире пассажирский авиалайнер. Я объехала больше 20 countries, но никогда не видела таких больших самолетов.

Я подписалась на рассылки российских и зарубежных авиакомпаний, to track attractive offers. December 2019 of the year Alitalia organized a ticket sale: за перелет из Москвы на Маврикий и обратно я заплатила 41 705 Р. It was the most lucrative offer. Второй раз эту авиакомпанию я бы не выбрала: в самолетах Alitalia очень тесные кресла. In my opinion, на такие расстояния нужно летать с комфортом.

До пандемии авиасообщение с островом было налажено хорошо. Самолеты оттуда отправлялись в Йоханнесбург и Антананариву, Мадрид и Франкфурт, австралийский Перт и на соседние острова — Реюньон и Родригес. На острове всего один аэропорт, он расположен в 46 км к югу от столицы Маврикия — города Порт-Луи.

Добраться из аэропорта до Порт-Луи можно на автобусе № 198. Время в пути — 75 minutes, price - 10 WALL (18 Р). За такси из аэропорта придется заплатить около 1500 WALL (2700 Р). Я заранее забронировала на Ostrovok.ru трансфер до отеля, а в день вылета — обратно. Мой отель находился в рыбацкой деревне Пост-Лафайет в 64 км от аэропорта. За трансфер в обе стороны я заплатила 5887 Р. В аэропорту меня встретили с табличкой и отвезли в отель, а в день вылета забрали из гостиницы. Дорога от аэропорта до отеля заняла один час.

Берите место у иллюминатора: Маврикий с высоты птичьего полета смотрится потрясающе

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Автомобиль — оптимальный вариант передвижения по острову. Арендовать машину можно прямо в аэропорту. На сайте Carflexi аренда Сузуки Альто или Форда Ка стоит от 1500 Р в сутки. Движение на острове левостороннее, Russian rights are valid.

Я передвигалась по острову на такси. За 3000—3500 MUR (5400—6300 Р) таксисты организуют туристический маршрут на целый день: возят по достопримечательностям и рассказывают о них, are waiting, пока вы сделаете 100 500 снимков для инстаграма, help to choose fruits. Вы получаете три в одном: driver, консьержа и местного гида. На такси у меня ушло больше всего денег — около 10 000 WALL (18 000 Р). Я не жалею, иначе не смогла бы посмотреть остров и его основные достопримечательности.

«Убера» на Маврикии нет. На сайте Taxi Service Mauritius бронируют такси, трансфер из аэропорта и обратно от 1700 WALL (3060 Р) в одну сторону, пакетные туры по острову — поездки с посещением сразу нескольких мест.

Такси легко поймать в любой деревне или около отелей и муниципальных пляжей на побережье. Таксисты работают не по счетчику, а по договоренности, so bargain. Туристов на Маврикии любят и идут им навстречу: мне удалось сбить цену на 200 WALL (360 Р) на третий день моего путешествия по острову.

На Маврикии есть общественный транспорт. Автобусы курсируют с 5:30 to 20:00, на некоторых маршрутах и по выходным — до 18:00. На них в основном ездят местные. Стоимость проезда зависит от дальности поездки.

Я бы не рекомендовала передвигаться по Маврикию на автобусах. Добраться с одного конца острова на другой вряд ли получится без пересадок. Make a route this way, чтобы подходящие автобусы шли один за другим, — та еще задача. В автобусах нет кондиционеров, а у большинства остановок — крыш: if it rains, nowhere to hide.

Best luxury hotels in Mauritius:

Maradiva Villas Resort & SPA

West Coast 2010 year and previously worked under the brand Taj Exotica, Maradiva – one of the most luxurious hotels in Mauritius, consisting of private villas and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

One&Only Le Saint Geran

East coast no doubt, the most luxurious hotel on the coast, operated by a well-known elite chain. Popular for quality service, golf course, branded spa, comfortable rooms and kids club. CLOSED until the end 2017 years for reconstruction

The Oberoi Mauritius

North Coast Small and very cozy and elegant hotel. Gourmet cuisine from an Italian chef, wonderful SPA center, marine reserve, providing great opportunities for exciting snorkeling and a high level of service!

The St. Regis Mauritius Resort

South Coast One of the newest and most exclusive hotels on the coast. Impressive with its numbers, spa, magnificent beach, large selection of water sports (including kite surfing) and a unique villa in 4 bedrooms!

Luxury hotels in Mauritius do not skimp on the design and decoration of the premises. So, eg, the interiors and concept of the Sofitel So Mauritius 5* developed by Kenzo Takado himself, а в обновленном Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & SPA 5* the design and even the opening date were chosen in the tradition of feng shui. However, the island lifestyle in Mauritius dictates laconic notes in the decoration of the premises, where is everyone, despite the simplicity and lack of gilding here and there, thought out to the smallest detail and made of high quality and expensive materials.

Needless to say, что самая лучшая “прописка” с точки зрения качества пляжей, also went to luxury hotels in Mauritius. Not a secret, that the picturesque coast in Mauritius is not always a guarantee of quality bathing. Some hotels are poisoned by corals and their debris, others suffer from shallow coastline, still others - from waves. therefore, choosing a hotel in Mauritius marked "elite vacation", you can be sure, that great photos of the beach will match the reality.

All our tourists, returning from travel, отмечают, that they associate Mauritius with excellent service from the hotel staff. If we analyze the ethnic composition of the Mauritians, then we can safely say, that attentiveness is rooted in the Asian service, so typical for the countries of Southeast Asia. Any tourist, came to rest in an elite hotel in Mauritius, will feel the most important and desired here.

From the moment you land at Mauritius airport, VIP guests can feel like they are in an elite resort. For several years now, a VIP terminal has been operating for special guests at Mauritius Airport, where passengers are taken directly from the plane by a Porsche Cayenne or BMW X5. In the hall, guests expect luggage delivery on comfortable sofas, pass passport control and customs, there is also a snack bar and a bar with premium wines and champagne. After going through all the formalities, you can go to the hotel in a Mercedes, BMW, Rolls Royce and even by helicopter.

Obviously, that at the resort itself VIP guests do not go unnoticed by guides and representatives of travel companies, who are ready to organize the most exclusive excursion programs for them, help with translation, organize a nanny and even purchase gifts “made in Mauritius” and deliver to the airport for departure.

Generally, as elsewhere in our modern world, “For your money - any whim!”But in Mauritius you will also feel, that you are appreciated, невзирая на размер кошелька, and rest in paradise, no matter how expensive it is, полностью оправдывает затраченный на него бюджет.

Flight

There are no direct flights from Moscow to Mauritius. In any case, you will have to fly with transfers. The best option is a transfer in Dubai. Minimum flight duration - 16 hours. However, this is not bad at all., as many people think. There are also flights longer than 30 hours. Choose more carefully.

The ticket price depends on the airline, availability of connections and travel time. Approximate price - 60 thousand. rub. Sometimes you can save very well, if you buy a round-trip ticket. The price for such tickets is sometimes 80 thousand. rub.

Visa to Mauritius is not required, if the tourist is going to spend no more than 60 days in a row. For six months, the total time of stay should not exceed 90 days.

Mandatory documents for entry:

  • international passport;
  • document, confirming accommodation booking;
  • return ticket;
  • document, confirming financial security.

Schools and camps

Kitesurfing training in Mauritius is produced by schools from scratch to advanced.. Many of them post training programs on their websites, so that students know in advance, what awaits them, and what exactly will they learn.

Russian-speaking trainers are not uncommon in Mauritius. But if you want to feel complete confidence, can be converted to Russian schools. There are also instructors from many other countries.

Training is carried out in different forms. Usually, students pay for the course depending on their level of skiing.. Hourly wages are widespread. Schools also offer training packages, which includes a specific developed program. Some training centers organize whole kitesurfing tours to Mauritius.

Lessons are conducted as in groups, and individually. Some kite schools in Mauritius offer special training options. for example, family activities, children's lessons, training suite. In the latter case, the tourist is offered not just individual lessons with an instructor. The student will be given a separate space, where no one else will be, except instructor, naturally. Only it will cost much more..

Palmar (Palmar)

This place is also located on the east coast of Mauritius. The spot is a rather long narrow lagoon. Smooth water attracts professionals to practice jumps and tricks. In the same time, the wind here is even and not blowing much, what makes this place suitable for beginners too

Tourists, visiting beaches, pay attention to, that the sand is very fine here, and therefore soft. This adds even more pleasant sensations and impressions of relaxation.

It is important to note, what a good time to ride this spot - from mid spring to mid autumn. The rest of the time Palmar is not a very good kitesurf spot

???? Visa

Виза на Маврикий россиянам не нужна, если поездка длится не больше 60 days. Достаточно предъявить на паспортном контроле обратный билет и документы, confirming the purpose of the trip, например бронь отеля и авиабилеты. Посольство рекомендует иметь деньги на весь период отдыха из расчета 100 $ (7600 Р) in a day. Но у меня выписку со счета никто не спрашивал и сумму наличных в кошельке не проверял.

По прилете путешественники заполняют миграционную карту. Бланки лежат на стойках в аэропорту. В них нужно указать номер вашего рейса, hotel address, сколько дней планируете провести на Маврикии, phone number. Не забудьте взять с собой ручку.

Чтобы прилететь на остров на более длительный срок и без обратных билетов, нужно получить визу в посольстве Республики Маврикий в Москве.

После прохождения контроля туристам ставят в паспорте штамп с птицей додо

Port Louis

Tours to Mauritius from Moscow allow you to combine passive recreation on the ocean shore with the study of the heritage of the history of the country's colonial past. Mauritius is a melting pot of cultural heritage, inherited from the colonizers. Churches can be found here, adjacent to pagodas and mosques. A striking example of such eclecticism is the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis. For many, tours from Moscow to Mauritius island start from here. And for good reason. Because here you can:

  • visit temples, belonging to different religions;
  • see the world's most expensive Blue Penny stamp at the Postal Museum;
  • drink tea in the Eureka house overlooking the mountains and relax in the garden by the waterfall.

In a male company

The tropics are not the most obvious destination for traveling with guys, however, do not rush to the conclusion, that Mauritius is definitely losing to Bavaria. Local Phoenix Beers, Blue Merlin and Black Eagle are unlikely to be tried anywhere else, and the white rum Green Island will take one of the first places in the list of, what would you like to bring home. In the botanical garden "Pamplemousse" (Pamplemousses) restored colonial manor, when visiting which you can study all the stages of making rum from sugar cane, and, of course, taste it. Gambling is not prohibited in Mauritius, and large hotels have casinos. By the way, noisy drinking parties are more easily tolerated in tropical climates.

If you prefer sports and a healthy lifestyle to spree, Mauritius is a great place, to learn surfing or kite surfing. The water temperature does not drop below 22˚C all year round, so you only need swimming shorts and determination, with everything else you will be assisted in one of the many kites- and surf schools.

What you can really tell your friends and colleagues about, so it's about fishing in Mauritius. Trolling fishing on the high seas, with salt spray, with weathered faces and nautical slang, and most importantly - a hefty catch! Even if you have never held a fishing rod in your hands, you can safely count on large tuna, blue marlin, and if you're lucky, then you will be able to catch a hammerhead.

Mauritius travel guide : how to organize your vacation

Loto Mauritius Last Winning Numbers

List of last 30 draws and payouts for Loto Mauritius:

Lotto Winners
Draw Date Winning Numbers 6 of 6 5 of 6 4 of 6 3 of 6 Draw Details
26 Sep 2020, Saturday 1
10
12
20
26
37
72 3,451 48,465 DRAW
23 Sep 2020, Wednesday 4
14
16
34
36
38
52 1,732 26,193 DRAW
19 Sep 2020, Saturday 3
7
11
21
24
31
95 3,492 43,996 DRAW
16 Sep 2020, Wednesday 5
7
8
11
14
22
72 2,637 32,634 DRAW
12 Sep 2020, Saturday 1
5
18
28
36
37
48 1,816 26,417 DRAW
09 Sep 2020, Wednesday 3
7
14
16
22
38
1 53 2,512 33,702 DRAW
05 Sep 2020, Saturday 1
2
5
25
30
32
59 2,624 42,437 DRAW
02 Sep 2020, Wednesday 9
11
16
27
28
39
35 1,636 26,476 DRAW
29 Aug 2020, Saturday 6
13
15
18
22
27
84 2,752 35,816 DRAW
26 Aug 2020, Wednesday 12
19
22
29
32
36
1 66 1,686 21,678 DRAW
22 Aug 2020, Saturday 1
7
16
21
23
38
1 39 1,830 28,485 DRAW
19 Aug 2020, Wednesday 3
14
16
23
35
38
1 92 3,048 41,600 DRAW
15 Aug 2020, Saturday 3
11
19
26
29
37
90 3,335 46,945 DRAW
12 Aug 2020, Wednesday 5
9
12
13
20
24
124 3,455 45,673 DRAW
08 Aug 2020, Saturday 1
17
20
25
26
29
66 2,845 42,336 DRAW
05 Aug 2020, Wednesday 4
8
12
21
22
24
94 2,832 35,244 DRAW
01 Aug 2020, Saturday 3
10
12
18
29
34
80 2,733 38,000 DRAW
29 Jul 2020, Wednesday 9
11
18
25
28
38
55 2,002 24,330 DRAW
25 Jul 2020, Saturday 5
15
16
20
34
40
1 30 1,867 28,007 DRAW
22 Jul 2020, Wednesday 4
10
13
15
21
22
1 74 3,216 41,561 DRAW
18 Jul 2020, Saturday 2
7
24
25
29
35
49 2,570 41,411 DRAW
15 Jul 2020, Wednesday 2
13
21
26
32
37
33 1,752 27,112 DRAW
11 Jul 2020, Saturday 9
17
22
28
32
39
56 2,678 37,309 DRAW
08 Jul 2020, Wednesday 4
5
14
18
28
34
44 1,914 26,104 DRAW
04 Jul 2020, Saturday 15
17
21
24
31
33
51 1,908 29,565 DRAW
01 Jul 2020, Wednesday 3
12
15
25
28
39
1 33 1,719 24,542 DRAW
27 Jun 2020, Saturday 3
4
28
31
32
36
18 1,346 23,737 DRAW
24 Jun 2020, Wednesday 10
15
21
22
28
38
1 41 2,217 34,725 DRAW
20 Jun 2020, Saturday 3
5
10
19
22
24
109 4,225 56,689 DRAW
17 Jun 2020, Wednesday 8
14
18
30
33
38
61 1,908 27,634 DRAW

Mauritius Lotto Prediction

With kids

When on a family vacation in Mauritius, parents don't have to worry about, what to do with your child, while they work on an even tan. Most hotels have special kids clubs, the pools are equipped with small water slides, and the kids are looked after by animators.

Educational excursions will not leave indifferent adults either: in Mauritius, you can meet huge 100-year-old turtles, feed giraffes and play with young lion cubs. During boat trips, you will be able to observe friendly dolphins and swim with masks along the bright, densely populated reefs. The most active should go to the amusement park with cable cars for skiing over the green hills.. There are several difficulty levels here, differing in height and speed. There is also a large water park in Mauritius, called Leisure Village.

Of course, a considerable part of the time should be devoted to a beach holiday - swimming with children in Mauritius is completely safe, thanks to the barrier reef, the water near the coast is calm and clear, and from coarse sand you can build tall and strong castles.

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Sights and excursions in Mauritius - where to go and what to see

Mauritius, though a small island, but there are plenty of interesting places on land as well, and under water. Here is a list of the most popular attractions:

  1. Kazela Park (Casela park) - for visiting with children, but adults leave rave reviews too. It is in Kazel that you can arrange a mini-safari and walk with lions. More about the park →
  2. Pamplemousse Botanical Garden - a stunning place with outlandish plants from all over the world. Only in this park can you see giant water lilies.
  3. The seven-colored sands of Chamarel are one of the island's trademarks. Chamarel waterfall is located next to the sands, and giant turtles, true, there are few of them. Should I go to the sands of Chamarel?
  4. La Vanille park - worth a visit, if you want cool photos with giant turtles. The park has the largest aviary with turtles, they can be fed and touched, and for children - even ride a turtle.
  5. Port Louis is the capital of the island and one of the attractions. It is from Port Louis that you should start your acquaintance with the history of the island., с кухней Маврикия и местным колоритом. Подробнее про Порт-Луи →

And these are just the most-most visited places. But there are many "hidden gems" on the island - for example, Rochester Falls, which locals love so much. And next to Mauritius there are several more small islets, where you can get only with a guided tour.

I'm with giant water lilies in Pamplemousse Park

  • What to see in Mauritius on your own, I told in a detailed article about the sights of Mauritius →
  • An article about active entertainment on the island "What to do in Mauritius?»
  • About excursions in Mauritius: which must be visited, what no.
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