Mauritius Travel Information

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Mauritius Scene Luxury hotels on white, sandy beaches. Mauritius is a jewel off the Madagascan coast. The premier tourism destination is in the north around Grand Bay. Here you'll find the greatest concentration of hotels, beaches and entertainment. It's also the starting point for nautical trips to the northern islands and other sea activities. The West and South-West coasts are the driest areas on the island. Protected from the prevailing winds, the region boasts some superb hotels and lagoons calm enough for swimming, snorkelling, diving, water-skiing, kayaking, pedal boats and sailing activities. Cooler than the coastal regions, the central plateau is situated between 400 and 600 meters above sea level and is home to over one third of the population (around 400,000 people). Here, you’ll also find forests, lakes and plantations that are well worth a visit. The wildest and some would say the most beautiful landscapes are in the South. Sandy beaches bordered by cliffs and rocky shores, carved by waves set against sugar cane fields and mountainous panoramas. Finally, the east, some would say has the most beautiful beaches and is a watersports paradise.

Things to do in Mauritius: Grand Baie • Full Day Catamaran Cruise with BBQ Lunch • Swimming With Wild Dolphins • Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth Geopark • Street Food in Port Louis • Ile aux Cerfs • Black River Gorges National Park • Chamarel Waterfall • Pereybere Beach • Whale and Marine Mammal-Spotting Boat Tour

Highly rated hotels in Mauritius: Bubble Lodge Ile Aux Cerfs • Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa • LUX* Grand Gaube • LUX* Belle Mare • Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita • LUX Le Morne • Constance Prince Maurice • The Oberoi Beach Resort Mauritius • The Residence Mauritius • Constance Belle Mare Plage • Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas • Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel • Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa • Salt of Palmar • Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury • Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa (All Inclusive) • Angsana Balaclava Mauritius • Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort • Heritage The Villas • Long Beach Mauritius (All Inclusive) • C Mauritius (All Inclusive) • The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa (All Inclusive) • Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort (All Inclusive)

Mauritius's electricity is 230V 50Hz and uses plug types C & G
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is 6,079 miles. Mauritius's IATA airport code is MRU. One World Lounge Details Here.


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Climate: Mauritius has a tropical climate, with a hot and rainy season which reaches its peak from January to March, and a relatively cooler and less rainy season from June to September. Being in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are reversed in comparison with Europe or North America. The rains, which are common in the tropics, occur mainly in the form of downpours or thunderstorms. These do not usuallly last long and the sun shines for a good number of hours even in the wettest months. It's located in the zone of the trade winds which blow from the south-east, especially in the cool season. In the interior elevations, rainfall increases, while along the coast it rains a bit less. Interstingly there is also a difference between the two sides. Annual precipitation ranges from 1,200 millimeters on the north-west coast to 1,700 mm on the south-east coast, which is directly affected by those South Easterly trade winds.

Covid-19 Data for Mauritius

Data (updated daily) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.

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BA Tier Points

Class Tier Points
(per Leg)
Tier Points
(Total)
Economy 40 80
World Traveller Plus 100 200
Business 160 320
First 240 480


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