Flight tickets from George to Plaisance

Mauritius is an island nation located off the south-east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is a country of both fascinating natural beauty and unique cultural diversity. With its miles of pristine beaches, lush landscapes, fascinating historic sites and vibrant culture, this small island is a spectacular destination for all types of travelers. From its year-round temperate climate and stunning sunsets, to its wildlife-filled forests and vibrant local culture, this tropical paradise is one of the most charming places to visit. In this article, we will discuss the main attractions of Mauritius, and provide an overview of the best things to do and see while holidaying in this beautiful nation.

Getting to Know Mauritius

Mauritius is a small island nation in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. It is home to 1.3 million people as of 2017, with a population growth rate of 1.13%. The official language is English, but French, Creole and Hindi are also widely spoken. Mauritius is in the Mauritius Time Zone, which is 4 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Its official currency is the Mauritian Rupee.

Climate and Weather

Mauritius is situated in the subtropical belt of the Indian Ocean and enjoys a tropical climate. Generally speaking, the climate is hot and humid throughout the year with average temperatures ranging between 20-34°C. The island has two distinct seasons - the hot and humid summer season running from November to April and the cooler and drier winter season running from May to October. Rainfall is plentiful and distributed fairly evenly throughout the year, with more rain falling between December and March during the hot and humid season. The east coast is drier than the west coast and there is more rainfall in the mountainous regions of the island. The cyclone season runs from December to March. Cyclones are rare but they can bring very strong winds and heavy rains. Mauritius has some of the best beaches in the world with crystal clear waters and powder-white sand, which makes it a popular destination for tourists.

Touring Mauritius: Airport and Transportation

There are 3 airports in Mauritius, the two official international airports are the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) and Plaisance Airport (MRU) . The third airport is an airport for small private jets, known as the SSR Airport. You can get from the main airport to downtown in Mauritius by private taxi or by bus. Private taxi to downtown cost approximately $25 USD, while the bus is about 8.30 MUR (Mauritian Rupees). Yes, you can change money at the airport. You can find a bureau de change in the arrivals lounge of the airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Mauritius

  1. Mauritius is a multi-cultural nation known for its diverse heritage, ranging from French and Indian to Chinese and African influences
  2. Due to its location at the strategic center of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has a surprisingly long and varied history that dates back to the 15th century when European navigators discovered the island
  3. Some of the tourist attractions reflecting the country’s history and culture include the Chateau de Labourdonnais, which is a colonial fort originally built by the French; the National History Museum, which showcases the history and culture of Mauritius; and the Balaclava Ruins, which is an archaeological site renowned for its many artifacts

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