Travel to Mauritius - Part 1 - Introduction
Mauritius is an island in Indian Ocean and a destination known for its picture perfect beaches and warm weather all through the year. Mauritius is located 900 kms east of coast of Madagascar.
Mauritius has been for long known for its plantation highlands, serene beaches and for an interesting mix of culture, traditions and cuisine. Local Creole Population is a mix of Asian and African settlers and have a unique fervour.
Mauritius otherwise is full of nature centric experiences, marine life, water sports and adventure activities. Accommodation in Mauritius range from an Idyllic Beach front Villa to 5-star resorts.
Mauritius is an excellent getaway to unwind, move around, explore various beaches, restaurants etc. Mauritius from one end to the other would be less than 80 kms (one-way) and therefore perfect for those looking for an small island nation / single destination getaway experience.
The temperature on the coastal areas varies between 22°C in winter and 34°C in summer. The sea temperature varies between 22°C and 27°C. In the central part of the island, the maximum daytime temperature varies from about 19°C in August to about 26°C in February. The western and northern regions are warmer and relatively drier than the East and the South.
Those who enjoy swimming in the sea and calmer waters prefer to visit in Summer which is October onwards. However Mauritius is an all year round destination and can be visited any time of the year.
Access: Mauritius has an International Airport in South-East of the Island and is connected well with UK, South Africa, Kenya, UAE, Singapore and India by Direct flights.
Visa: No visas required for Mauritius Entry for less than 60 days as long as one has a confirmed hotel accommodation and a passport that does not expire during that time.
Driving : Excellent option to start a driving trip before moving to more complex areas. Indian driving license is valid here and roads are well marked / car hire is easily available. 62% population is native Indian, so Hindi is spoken widely and so chances of one getting lost are next to nothing.