Flight tickets from Durban to Plaisance

Mauritius is an island nation located off the East coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Famed for its pristine beaches, stunning views and diverse culture, this Indian Ocean gem has a great deal to offer visitors. From diverse range of activities and attractions to amazing local cuisine and spectacular scenery, Mauritius is truly a must-visit destination. This guide will provide you with a comprehensive overview of all that Mauritius has to offer.

Getting to Know Mauritius

Mauritius is a small island located in the Indian Ocean, approximately 2,000 km from the African mainland. It is a multi-ethnic nation populated by Creoles, Indians, Chinese, and Europeans. As of 2020, the population of Mauritius was estimated to be 1,268,054. The population is made up of three main ethnic groups: Creole (68%), Indo-Mauritian (27%), and Sino-Mauritian (3%). Mauriutius operates in the Mauritian Standard Time zone that is 4 hours ahead of UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). The national language of Mauritius is English, while French and Creole are widely spoken by most of the population. The currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian rupee (MUR). 1 MUR equals approximately 5.5 INR (Indian rupee). The rupee is issued by the Bank of Mauritius.

Touring Mauritius: Airport and Transportation

There are three airports in Mauritius: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (the main airport), Plaisance International Airport, and Rodrigues International Airport. You can get from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport to downtown in Mauritius by taxi for about $30 - $40 Euros (25 - 35 U.S. Dollars). Yes, you can change money at the airport. There is an American Express exchange counter located at the arrivals lounge that can exchange currency.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Mauritius

  1. Mauritius is known for its unique culture, which is a mix of African, Indian, Chinese, French, and British influences.
  2. The country is home to some of the world’s oldest temples, built by early Indian settlers, as well as several UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Aapravasi Ghat in Port Louis
  3. Tourists can enjoy a variety of activities, from exploring the rainforest and rugged coastline to enjoying the white sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, and year-round balmy weather

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