DISCOVER MAURITIUS

In the south east of the Indian Ocean, mid-way between Africa and India you will find a small dot that represents the beautiful tropical island of Mauritius. Practical information about the island:

Geograpy

1865 km², 330km of coastline. Surrounded by coral reef. 20°c south of the equator, longitude 57.5°c.

Population

1.3 million inhabitants (including Rodrigues). Multicultural society, living in harmony.

Languages

The official language is English. French, Mauritian Creole, Hindi and Bhojpuri are also widely spoken.

Climate

Temperate climate all year round. Summer (October – April): 30-34°c. Winter (May to September): 22 – 27°c.

Landscape

The landscape consists of mountains, valleys, waterfalls, sugar cane fields and tropical gardens.

Time zone

Four hours behind GMT.

Monetary unit

Mauritian rupee (Rs. /cents).

Access

Direct access from most major airports.

Visa requirements

No visa is required for countries forming part of the European Union. Passports must be valid for at least six months from date of return.

Airport

The airport is located 45 km from the capital city, Port Louis. Large selection of duty-free boutiques. Car rental possibilities on site.

Accommodation

A wide selection of hotels. Rental of private villas.

Health status

No vaccination is required for travellers from Europe. However, a certificate confirming vaccination against yellow fever is required from anyone who has travelled to an infected area within the past six months. Hotels have on site medical assistance. List of private hospitals and clinics available.

Communication

International calls. Post Office facilities available in almost every town. Internet access island-wide.

Electricity

220 volts.

Driving

On the left.