Agent Tools & Info - Indian Ocean - Mauritius
THE PEARL OF THE INDIAN
Discover why Mauritius is one of the most popular island holiday destinations on the planet. The exotic French-Creole cultural blend adds to this magical island's attractions. Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius, an elegant and charming town offering all kinds of delights for the visitor. Wander between the palms of the Place d'Armes and enjoy the city and harbour views from the old citadel of Fort Adelaide.
Known as the 'Pearl of the Ocean', Mauritius is an idyllic volcanic island surrounded by endless white beaches and brilliant blue lagoons formed by coral reefs. The island is one of the world's best deep sea fishing destinations, and there are more than 300 species of plant and nine species of bird endemic to the island.
Time Zone - 6 hours behind AEST. Do not observe daylight saving time
Seasons - Wet: NOV to MAY / Dry: JUL to OCT/ Cyclones: JAN to MAR
Peak Season - JUL to SEP
Key Booking Period - JAN to MAR
Avg Length of Stay - 7 days
Visa - On arrival
Events to note - Hindu Festival MAR
Airlines - Emirates, Air Mauritius
Top Selling Hotels -
Intercontinental Resort (P) - See the Indian Ocean from the resorts glass-bottom boat, which is free for guests.
Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort (P) - Off-site excursions are offered for guests to interact with the local community.
Le Meridien Ile Maurice (V) - Enjoy some quiet time at Nirvana, the adults only area of the hotel.
Lux Grand Gaube (I) - Enjoy a delicious cocktail at the G&T 100 Clu, the new exclusive drinking den.
Snorkel L'llot Gabriel: Take a cruise and spend the day snorkelling at Gabriel Island, known for its unspoilt beaches and stunning marine life.
Experience Chamarel: Created by volcanic rock, this geological curiosity is the only place in the world with clay earth dunes of seven colours.
Climb the Lions Back: The sphinx-like mountain known as The Lion provides a great hiking trail. Work your way up to the 'head' for stunning views.
Visit the Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis: Look for Chinese and Indian jade, jewellery and other souvenirs at the Central Market.