Mauritius Description

Mauritius Description

Holidays in Mauritius are the perfect trip for people who want to spend time on the most beautiful island in the Western Indian Ocean. Elite individual tours to Mauritius can become a real immersion in a fairy tale for newlyweds, as well as for those who are looking for quiet and romantic islands with the highest level of service.

Travel offered by a tour operator in Mauritius, is a real enjoyment of the natural beauties of the island, the warm bliss of snow-white beaches on the coast of the Indian Ocean, unforgettable trips on yachts and sea catamarans, unique spots for kitesurfing, diving, deep sea fishing. And, of course, hotels in Mauritius, which will delight tourists with a high level of service, and restaurants with fragrant local cuisine.

  • Currency: Mauritian rupee (1 euro = approx. 39 rupees, 1 USD = approx. 36 rupees)
  • Language: Creole, English, French

Capital: Port Louis

Time: Moscow +1 hour
Flight: 4:50 hours to Dubai + 6:20 to Mauritius or 3-4 hours to one of the cities of Western Europe + 10-11 hours to Mauritius
Population: 1,300,000 people.
Ethnic composition: Indians, Creoles (mestizos of mixed Franco-Afro-Malagasy origin), Chinese, descendants of European colonialists (mainly French).
Language: English, French, Creole

Religion: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism.
Visa: for citizens of the Russian Federation is not needed (if you have a return ticket).
Money: Mauritian rupee (1 EUR ~ 39 rupees, 1 USD ~ 35 rupees)

State structure: parliamentary republic.

Geography: an island with an area of ​​2040 sq. km. is located in the southwestern part of the Indian Ocean, 20˚ south of the equator, 900 km east of Madagascar and is part of the Mascarene Islands. Mauritius is of volcanic origin, the central part of the island is occupied by plateaus 400-600 m above sea level, surrounded by coastal plains. Low mountains are preserved mainly in the southwestern part of the island (the highest point is the Rivière Noire peak, 826 m). 45% of the island’s territory is occupied by sugarcane fields. The island is surrounded by a coral reef along the perimeter. Protecting beaches from storms, waves, predators.

Climate: marine tropical. The hottest period lasts from December to February, but the air temperature does not rise above +33..+35˚С. At the same time, the maximum amount of precipitation falls, but this is not at all like multi-day downpours on the continents during the rainy season. The weather on the island changes several times during the day, short showers are quickly replaced by bright sunshine, providing a variety of experiences and softening the summer heat. Mauritian winter is cooler and drier, lasts from June to September, daytime air temperature is +23…+25˚C. The best seasons for holidays in Mauritius are the periods from October to December and from March to May, however, in January-February, the hotels are 100% full.

Hotels: The classification of hotels by stars accepted in Europe and given on the site in Mauritius has not been carried out, therefore it is unofficial and is given to facilitate ideas about the level of service and services. The official check-in time in most hotels on the day of arrival is 14:00, the check-out time on the day of departure is 12:00.

History: Mauritius was discovered by Arab navigators at the beginning of the 16th century, and the first Europeans who landed on the island in 1510 were the Portuguese. In the 17th century, the Dutch colonized Mauritius, making it a staging post on their way to India. They brought slaves here from India and Madagascar, devastated the flora and fauna and finally exterminated the famous Dodo bird, but at the same time leaving an important heritage for the island: sugar cane and deer. In the 18th century, the French captured Mauritius, gradually turning it into a naval base, and at the beginning of the 19th century, the island became an English colony. The British brought British traditions and the English language to Mauritius; the population willingly accepted English domination, while retaining the Franco-Creole language. In 1968, Mauritius gained independence, and in 1992 a republic was proclaimed in the country.

Mauritius Island is an exclusive and one of the most prestigious resorts in the world. It has everything: volcanic mountain ranges, valleys immersed in luxurious greenery, air filled with tropical aromas, bright colors of exotic flowers and, finally, beautiful lagoons framed by cozy beaches. But the main thing is excellent hotels with the highest level of service, excellent cuisine, spacious rooms, exquisite SPA centers and snow-white beaches. However, Mauritius offers not only an elite beach holiday, but also a wide range of excursions – both natural and cultural and educational – for outdoor enthusiasts. You can travel around the island with a guide or by taxi (many taxi drivers are excellent guides), by bike or helicopter, explore the luxurious beaches and secluded bays on a yacht – new discoveries are waiting for you,

Tourists who come to Mauritius also discover with interest the unusual ethnic and cultural diversity of its inhabitants, who have been coming here for 4 centuries from all continents and countries of the world: Europe, Asia, Africa, Madagascar. They brought with them customs, languages, religions, which they try to observe, as evidenced by the numerous religious holidays of all ethnic groups. But despite these differences in Mauritius, all the peoples inhabiting the island peacefully coexist, which is important in our time. The colonial history and multinational population of the island are reflected in culture, architecture, cuisine, language, holidays and traditions.

We invite you on an exciting journey to the paradise island of Mauritius!

Mauritius Description