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Submitted on Oct 22, 2018 Trip Brief

Our visit to Mauritius

Here's the brief from Christy's original article :


  • ARRIVAL: A flight from North America to Mauritius is about 30 hours. We suggest to fly through Dubai instead of Paris as the Dubai airport is a much more comfortable for relaxing between flights. If you transfer in Paris, the timing is also really tight!
  • If you stay on a resort, many of them offer chauffeuring services around their own properties, as well as island tours.
  • There's an active bus schedule, but the busses won’t run after 8pm
  • You can also call taxies or rent a car or a scooter to get around. We booked ours with Maki Car Rental who offers tours and transfers as well


  • The language is a mixture of English, French, and Mauritian Creole;


  • Seafood, and fusion dishes because of the French colonial and Chinese, Indian immigrants culture


  • Weather in winter is unpredictable, but if you like mild temperatures or any water sport that requires wind, such as kitesurfing, then winter is the time to visit
  • if you want prefer balmy weather and lukewarm ocean water, it's better to visit in their summer (November to May) when the wind is also calmer - perfect for surfing, SUP and kayaking

What to do & see:

  • Snorkeling, scuba, and glass bottom boat rides User submitted photo of Mauritius
  • Seven-Colored Earth
  • Rhumerie de Chamarel: a local distillery devotes offering tours and tastings Monday through Saturday