The name itself is an invitation to sea, sand and sun, offering an exclusive retreat to all those seeking peace and tranquility. Lying in the heart of the Indian Ocean, 800km to the east of Madagascar, Mauritius is surrounded by shimmering lagoons fringed by golden beaches. It is a haven where lush vegetation blends into the cobalt blue of the ocean.
The most equable climate is to be found on the west coast of Mauritius. Most of the properties we offer in Mauritus are situated on the western side of the island – hence the saying ‘West is Best’ . The western part of the island is warm, sunny and sheltered during all seasons, ensuring year-round holiday enjoyment.
Today, the diversity of its population brings a new dimension to the spectacular scenery of the island. The traveller will not only experience the legends of India, but also the subtle shades of China. Discover a small piece of Africa, whilst still benefiting from European-style living. The official language is English but almost everyone speaks French and Mauritian Creole, a very colourful dialect. The different cultures and religions co-exist in harmony. This results in numerous religious festivals, varied cooking, and bright displays of different dress. Mauritius has become a world-renowned holiday and incentive destination due mainly to the high quality of its hotel industry and the legendary hospitality of its people.
Mauritius is a year-round destination. The island enjoys a mild tropical climate with average temperatures varying between 20°C and 32°C. The cooler months are from May, June, July and August, however you can still enjoy warm sunny days on the beach – hence making it a year-round destination.
Visas and entry requirements
South African passport holders do not require visas or inoculations for travel to Mauritius. Passports need to be valid for a minimum of six months after return date back to South Africa.
For immigration details on other nationalities, please visit http://passport.govmu.org/
The local currency is the Mauritian Rupee. You can exchange your foreign currency at all Mauritian banks, at hotels, as well as at the airport.
Travel insurance is essential and must be purchased prior to departure, covering personal accident, medical expenses and baggage.