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Mauritius

Mauritius

God created Mauritius and then Heaven, at least according to Mark Twain and if you are looking for what brochures call a tropical paradise, Mauritius is there for you.

Mauritius consists of two islands. By far the biggest one is known as Mauritius - the capital city Port Louis is located here. Then there is a smaller island some 500 km away, called Rodrigues.

Mauritius was known to the early Arabs traders as it can be found marked on their maps, but the first visitors from Europe were the Portuguese who landed in 1510. They used the island as a victualling stop on the way to Goa and Malacca but did not settle. The first attempt at colonisation was made by the Dutch who arrived in 1598 and named the island Mauritius after Prince Maurice of Nassau. They introduced sugar, Malagasy slaves and a herd of Javanese deer. But they were also heedlessly destructive and are said to be responsible for the disappearance of the magnificent ebony forests and the extinction of the famous dodo. They eventually abandoned their settlements in 1710.

The French occupied the island which they renamed Isle de France between 1715 and 1810 and many place names are reminders of this period. In 1810 with the British take-over, the name reverted to Mauritius. The abolition of slavery lead to the importation of Chinese and Indian indentured labourers, who were followed by traders of their own nationalities. Mauritius gained independence from Britain on 12 March 1968 and since then has been an independent sovereign nation within the British Commonwealth. In remained as a realm of Queen Elizabeth II, represented by a Governor General until 12 March 1992, when Mauritius became a Republic with a President as head of state.

Getting Around

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is near Mahébourg in south-eastern Mauritius at the opposite end of the island from Port Louis. While there are no direct airport buses express buses travel between the capital and Mahébourg several times a day stopping at the airport. Allow yourself at least two hours from Port Louis. Air Mauritius flies to Rodrigues Island (about 90 minutes) daily; the company also offer 15-20 minute helicopter tours of Mauritius. For those with money to burn the helicopters can be hired by the hour. The MV Mauritius Pride plies between Mauritius and Rodrigues several times per month.

Mauritian buses are generally good - albeit a bit slow - and can take you to (or near) just about any place on the island. There are several different operators none of which cover the entire island. Port Louis and Curepipe are the main hubs. Tickets are cheap and should be kept handy as inspectors check them frequently. Mauritian roads range from smooth to potholed and pavement-free. Driving is sketchy at best on Mauritius with speed limits often ignored headlights a rarity and weaving pedestrians all too common. If you think you're up to it you can rent a car in one of the major towns or at the airport. Smallish motorbikes can be rented around Grand Baie. All drivers should have an international drivers' licence and most rental agencies require drivers to be over 23. Driving is on the left. Bicycles and boats can be rented wherever tourists congregate.

 

 

 

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Exotic Vacations is the top agency in South Africa for 9 consecutive years. We are Mauritius experts and have been sending clients to Mauritius for more than 15 years. We know every hotel and every part of Mauritius. Whether you are looking for a family holiday or adults only resort or whether you are looking for half-board or all inclusive, we know where the best deals are and the best value. From 2-star to 5-star, we have the largest selection of Mauritius hotels.

Veranda Hotel Tamarin

Veranda Hotel Tamarin
Mauritius


From R14,500
Room: Comfort Room
Valid from: 09-Jan-19 to: 12-Mar-19
Book before: 12-Mar-19

Veranda Grand Baie

Veranda Grand Baie
Mauritius


From R14,510
Room: Comfort Room
Valid from: 09-Jan-19 to: 12-Mar-19
Book before: 12-Mar-19

Le Meridien Ile Maurice

Le Meridien Ile Maurice
Mauritius


From R15,534
Room: Deluxe Garden Ocean View
Valid from: 12-Jan-19 to: 09-Mar-19
Book before: 18-Jan-19

Veranda Pointe Aux Biches

Veranda Pointe Aux Biches
Mauritius


From R16,460
Room: Comfort Room
Valid from: 21-Mar-19 to: 30-Mar-19
Book before: 23-Mar-19

Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa

Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa
Mauritius


From R17,470
Room: Standard Bay View Room
Valid from: 21-Jan-19 to: 05-Apr-19
Book before: 05-Apr-19

Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa

Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa
Mauritius


From R17,960
Room: Standard Garden (non reno)
Valid from: 02-Mar-19 to: 05-Apr-19
Book before: 05-Apr-19

Veranda Paul & Virginie

Veranda Paul & Virginie
Mauritius


From R18,050
Room: Superior Room
Valid from: 09-Jan-19 to: 12-Mar-19
Book before: 12-Mar-19

Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel

Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel
Mauritius


From R18,305
Room: Comfort Room
Valid from: 09-Jan-19 to: 12-Mar-19
Book before: 12-Mar-19

Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa

Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa
Mauritius


From R18,520
Room: Deluxe Room
Valid from: 21-Jan-19 to: 05-Apr-19
Book before: 05-Apr-19

Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa

Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa
Mauritius


From R19,820
Room: Superior Garden
Valid from: 09-Jan-19 to: 14-Mar-19
Book before: 31-Jan-19

Anelia Resort & Spa

Anelia Resort & Spa
Mauritius


From R20,593
Room: Superior Room
Valid from: 05-Jan-19 to: 31-Mar-19
Book before: 28-Feb-19

Solana Beach (Adult only)

Solana Beach (Adult only)
Mauritius


From R20,893
Room: Superior Room
Valid from: 18-Dec-18 to: 08-Jan-19
Book before: 01-Jan-19

Pearle Beach Resort

Pearle Beach Resort
Mauritius


From R21,315
Room: Deluxe Seaview
Valid from: 21-Mar-19 to: 30-Mar-19
Book before: 23-Mar-19

Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel

Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel
Mauritius


From R21,570
Room: Superior Room
Valid from: 14-Jan-19 to: 11-Apr-19
Book before: 11-Apr-19

Récif  Attitude Resort

Récif Attitude Resort
Mauritius


From R22,006
Room: Couple Standard
Valid from: 18-Dec-18 to: 25-Dec-18
Book before: 18-Dec-18

Zilwa Attitude Resort

Zilwa Attitude Resort
Mauritius


From R22,072
Room: Superior Room
Valid from: 09-Jan-19 to: 27-Apr-19
Book before: 27-Apr-19

Friday Attitude

Friday Attitude
Mauritius


From R23,271
Room: Standard Room
Valid from: 18-Apr-19 to: 25-Apr-19
Book before: 10-Apr-19

Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa

Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa
Mauritius


From R23,680
Room: Deluxe Garden Room
Valid from: 09-Jan-19 to: 14-Mar-19
Book before: 31-Jan-19

Riu Le Morne Hotel

Riu Le Morne Hotel
Mauritius


From R24,186
Room: Double Room
Valid from: 06-Jan-19 to: 17-Apr-19
Book before: 17-Apr-19

Tropical Attitude

Tropical Attitude
Mauritius


From R24,933
Room: Seaview Couple Room
Valid from: 01-Jan-19 to: 08-Jan-19
Book before: 01-Jan-19

Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa

Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa
Mauritius


From R25,820
Room: Deluxe Room
Valid from: 21-Jan-19 to: 05-Apr-19
Book before: 05-Apr-19

Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa

Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa
Mauritius


From R26,740
Room: Junior Suite
Valid from: 21-Jan-19 to: 05-Apr-19
Book before: 05-Apr-19

The Ravenala Attitude

The Ravenala Attitude
Mauritius


From R26,995
Room: Couple Suite
Valid from: 18-Dec-18 to: 25-Dec-18
Book before: 17-Dec-18

Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa

Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa
Mauritius


From R28,270
Room: Tropical Room
Valid from: 21-Jan-19 to: 05-Apr-19
Book before: 05-Apr-19

Riu Creole Hotel

Riu Creole Hotel
Mauritius


From R29,047
Room: Double partial seaview
Valid from: 20-Dec-18 to: 27-Dec-18
Book before: 13-Dec-18

Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa

Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa
Mauritius


From R29,640
Room: Club Junior Suite
Valid from: 02-Mar-19 to: 05-Apr-19
Book before: 05-Apr-19

C Mauritius

C Mauritius
Mauritius


From R31,704
Room: Prestige rooms
Valid from: 10-Jan-19 to: 14-Mar-19
Book before: 07-Mar-19

Constance Belle Mare Plage

Constance Belle Mare Plage
Mauritius


From R32,857
Room: Prestige Room
Valid from: 07-Jan-19 to: 31-Mar-19
Book before: 15-Feb-19

Ambre Resort and Spa

Ambre Resort and Spa
Mauritius


From R37,500
Room: Superior Garden View Room
Valid from: 21-Dec-18 to: 28-Dec-18
Book before: 21-Dec-18

Shanti Maurice

Shanti Maurice
Mauritius


From R37,825
Room: Junior Suite
Valid from: 09-Jan-19 to: 12-Mar-19
Book before: 05-Mar-19

Paradise Cove Hotel & Spa

Paradise Cove Hotel & Spa
Mauritius


From R38,398
Room: Deluxe Premium
Valid from: 18-Dec-18 to: 08-Jan-19
Book before: 01-Jan-19

Maritim Resort and Spa

Maritim Resort and Spa
Mauritius


From R38,710
Room: Standard Room
Valid from: 31-Dec-18 to: 07-Jan-19
Book before: 15-Dec-18

Shangri La's Le Touessrok Resort and Spa

Shangri La's Le Touessrok Resort and Spa
Mauritius


From R40,321
Room: Del. Ocean View
Valid from: 09-Jan-19 to: 12-Mar-19
Book before: 05-Mar-19

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Constance Le Prince Maurice
Mauritius


From R40,376
Room: Junior Suite
Valid from: 18-Apr-19 to: 25-Apr-19
Book before: 15-Mar-19

La Pirogue

La Pirogue
Mauritius


From R43,950
Room: Garden Bungalow
Valid from: 21-Dec-18 to: 28-Dec-18
Book before: 21-Dec-18

One&Only Le Saint Géran

One&Only Le Saint Géran
Mauritius


From R46,625
Room: Lagoon Room
Valid from: 09-Jan-19 to: 12-Mar-19
Book before: 12-Mar-19

Sugar Beach Resort

Sugar Beach Resort
Mauritius


From R48,650
Room: Standard Garden View
Valid from: 21-Dec-18 to: 28-Dec-18
Book before: 21-Dec-18

Long Beach

Long Beach
Mauritius


From R55,600
Room: Junior Suite
Valid from: 21-Dec-18 to: 28-Dec-18
Book before: 21-Dec-18

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