Flight tickets from Upington to Plaisance

Mauritius is an incredible destination set amidst a magnificent backdrop of the Indian Ocean. From its picturesque beaches, vibrant nightlife and tropical climate, it has something for every type of holiday maker. Home to numerous cultural attractions, amazing seafood, and some of the world’s most famous luxury hotels, Mauritius is an idyllic holiday destination. In this text, we will explore the various attractions of Mauritius, from its historical sites and delicious food, to its lush rainforests and stunning surroundings.

Getting to Know Mauritius

Mauritius is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. It is an independent and sovereign state with a population estimated at around 1.3 million. Mauritius has a single time zone, Mauritius Standard Time (MUT), which is 4 hours ahead of GMT / UTC. There are two official languages spoken in Mauritius: English and French. English is the de facto language of commerce and is used in education and the courts. French is the co-official language and is the mother tongue of approximately 30% of the population. Other languages spoken in Mauritius include Mauritian Creole, Chinese, Hindi, and Tamil. The currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee, which is currently pegged to the Indian Rupee at a rate of 1:1.48. It is widely accepted for transactions in the country, and USD and EUR are also accepted for larger transactions.

Climate and Weather

Situated east of Madagascar, Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. The tropical climate means that the temperature of Mauritius is always warm, with average temperatures rarely being below 20°C (68°F). The country is subject to two distinct seasons, with a cool and dry winter season (May – November) and a hot and wet summer season (December – April). During the winter months, the island experiences fewer rainfall and hotter temperatures, with the highest temperature reaching 30°C (86°F). During the wet season, temperatures become cooler and the sky is covered with tropical showers. The warm climate of Mauritius makes it the perfect destination for a holiday or a well-deserved change of scenery. It also makes it ideal for a range of water-based activities including windsurfing, kitesurfing, snorkeling and scuba diving - all available to enjoy year-round.

Touring Mauritius: Airport and Transportation

There are two airports in Mauritius. The first one is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) and the second is Plaisance Airport (MRP). You can get from the main airport (Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport) to downtown in Mauritius using the Mauritus Public transport service, taxis, or a rental car. Taxis are likely to be the most cost effective, with prices ranging from €25 to €35. You can change money at the airport, but it is likely to be more expensive than elsewhere.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of Mauritius

  1. The country of Mauritius has a vibrant culture richly influenced by its history of European colonialism and past population of African, Indian, Chinese and European immigrants
  2. Mauritius is home to a wealth of UNESCO sites, including the Aapravasi Ghat - a reminder of the country’s history of Indian and African indentured labor - and the Le Morne Cultural Landscape, which is a tribute to the island’s maroon heritage
  3. Tourists can experience the culture of Mauritius through its unique languages, traditional cuisine such as Bunny chow, the Baie du Tombeau Festival and the vibrant nightlife of Grand Baie

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