Flight tickets from Margate to Plaisance

Welcome to the tropical paradise of Mauritius! An archipelago of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is known for its pristine white-sand beaches, lush forests, and awe-inspiring mountains. It’s a popular holiday destination for tourists from around the world and a favorite of honeymooners and beach holidaymakers. From idyllic beaches and national parks to gourmet cuisine, vibrant nightlife and opportunities for adventure, Mauritius has something for everyone. In this article, we'll explore the beauty, culture, and activities this paradise island has to offer.

Getting to Know Mauritius

Mauritius is a small African country on the Indian Ocean comprised mainly of people of Asian, African and European descent. Its population is 1,228,096 million. Mauritius operates in the Mauritius Time Zone, 4 hours ahead of the UTC, and its official language is English. The islands have several other languages including French, Chinese, Hindi, and Bhojpuri, which is an Indo-Aryan language. The currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR).

Climate and Weather

The climate of Mauritius is tropical and there are two distinct seasons. The warm, wet summer season lasts from November to April, and the cooler, dry winter season from June to September. The temperature throughout the year is relatively consistent, with average daily high temperatures ranging from 24°C in the winter to 30°C in the summer. During the hot, humid summer months, temperatures can rise as high as 34°C, and the island experiences considerable rainfall, with annual totals in some parts of the country reaching up to 2000mm. Winters are usually mild and dry, though temperatures occasionally drop down to 18°C in the interior. The east coast of Mauritius is usually the windiest part of the island, while the west coast is generally more sheltered. Cyclones are an occasional threat between January and March, though the overall risk of these natural disasters is relatively low compared to many of the other countries in the region.

Touring Mauritius: Airport and Transportation

There are five airports in Mauritius: SSR International Airport, Plaisance International Airport, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport, Rodrigues International Airport and Agalega Islands Airport. The main international airport is the SSR International Airport. You can get from the SSR International Airport to downtown Mauritius by taxi, which would cost around US$30- US$50. You can also get to downtown Mauritus by pre-booked shuttle service, which will cost around US$15. Yes, you can change money at Mauritius airport. There are several money exchange kiosks and banks located both in the Arrivals area and the public wait area of the airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Mauritius

  1. Mauritius is a vibrant and diverse culture, having been influenced by its French, Indian, and African settlers. The Creole language is one of the most popular spoken languages in Mauritius
  2. Mauritius has a rich, recognizable cuisine that stems from a variety of cultures. Popular dishes include mine frite (curry rice with fish fritters) and dholl puri (unleavened savory flatbread)
  3. Visitors to Mauritius can explore a fascinating history, including the remains of colonial architecture, revered sites of early Indian and African cultures, and unique native wildlife

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