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Mauritius

Location

Indian Ocean

Population

1 Million

Currency

Mauritian Rupee

Best time to visit

June to November

Capital

Port Louis

Common language

English, Mauritian Creole, French

Introducing Mauritius

Sitting around 900 km east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean Mauritius is becoming more popular with Australian travellers as Air Mauritius offer weekly flights from the east and west coast to Mauritius and then feed into South Africa and Kenya allowing travellers to combine a tropical island holiday with African safaris for an all round holiday.

It’s a true conundrum with a mixture of cultures from the French and British who have ruled and influenced it to the Indian, Chinese and African descendants of slaves and workers brought here to work the sugar cane fields. Along with its colourful reefs and sandy beaches this gives it a real distinctive personality popular with Europeans who have come here to its beachside resorts since its independence in the late 1960s.

Today it offers travellers the chance to relax and enjoy its water based activities, impressive palm fringed beaches and fresh seafood served up with a smile from its friendly and jovial locals.

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The resorts

Resorts abound along its coastal plains and are usually beachfront. They vary in size slightly but are generally big with not only one but a selection of swimming pools, restaurants and entertainment. The good news is that they tend to sell themselves as inclusive with meals and at times drinks all part of the package so you don’t arrive and find that it costs you a fortune. They tend to run themselves like cruise ships where guests are invited to book day trips to the island attractions to break up their day between sightseeing and relaxing. A combination that certainly seems to work well.

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When to go

Winter is seen as the best time to visit this island when the weather is still warm but dry between June and October although July and August usually attract high winds. When the winds have died down a little by September to October is a good time to visit.

Summer from November to May is hot and humid and attracts a rainy season occasionally accompanied by cyclones in January and February but is often the most popular time for Europeans who are getting away from their winter to visit.

Travellers and holidaymakers come to Mauritius year round as only 2 cyclones have hit the island since the 1990s and Hotels cater for the wet by offering day trips.

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Mauritius

Port Louis

Max
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30
17
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31
17
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33
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34
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