Things to do in Mauritius
There is no doubt that most people come here for the incredible beaches, but did you know that there are also parks and reserves, excellent watersports, golf, highland walks . . . Mauritius has more attractions than you might at first realise.
Places to go in Mauritius
Read about the highlights of this incredible island in our short summary guides to the main places to go.View more
Mauritius is known for its glorious beaches, clear ocean waters and warm climate. It’s a popular choice for a relaxing holiday on a paradise island.
Just a 90-minute flight from Mauritius, but a world away. If you want to get away from it all on a peaceful tiny island, just 18km long and 8km wide, the Rodrigues could be just for you.
Places we love to stay in Mauritius
Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in Mauritius, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a much wider choice of Mauritius properties than we show.View more
20 Degres Sud
One & Only Le Saint Geran
Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort
Facts and information
Direct flights from London are operated by British Airways, Air Mauritius and Virgin (seasonally). Flying time just under 12 hours. Links with Air Mauritius, Kenya Airways or South African Airways to the mainland African continent are possible.
Official language is English. Most widely spoken is Mauritian Creole which has close ties to French. French is also widely spoken.
GMT +4 hours
Not required by UK passport holders.
Malaria free zone and no compulsary vaccinations (except Yellow Fever if arriving from an infected country).
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