Hotels in Mauritius
Whether it's the rhythmic sounds of the Séga dance, or the island's varied colonial past, there's something different about holidays to Mauritius, and the island has a distinctly cosmopolitan flavour. Holidays in Mauritius have all the usual suspects of a relaxing beach retreat - pristine beaches, warm clear waters, super-luxe hotels, a lush mountain backdrop...but it's the unique mix of cultures in local life and the unrivalled hospitality that make holidays to Mauritius truly memorable.
Relax on a sun-soaked beach, pamper yourself at a spa, or plunge beneath the water and dive to a coral reef. For holidays in Mauritius on dry land, try your hand at trekking or mountain-biking up the jungle-covered coast, or tee off on one of the pristine golf courses.
A holiday in Mauritius almost guarantees warm weather, relaxation and an escape from the worries of home.
Mauritius Travel Notes
GMT: +5 hrs, 3 hrs BST
Language: English is the official language and is spoken by all resort staff; French and Creole are the day-to-day languages.
Currency: Mauritian rupee.
Tourist/Visa/Health information: It is advisable that all immunisations and boosters recommended for life in the UK are up to date for travel to Mauritius. Yellow Fever immunisation is required if arriving from an infected country. For full details please contact your GP. British Passport holders do not require a visa for Mauritius but you have to have an onward or return ticket and your passport should be valid for at least 6 months on your date of return.
Dates for the Diary: 14 Feb 10: The Chinese Spring Festival celebrates the New Year; Oct/Nov Diwali (Festival of Lights); 1 Nov All Saints' Day; 25 Dec Christmas Day.
Flight information: The national carrier of Mauritius - Air Mauritius - offers up to 5 non-stop flights a week from London Heathrow. Other non-stop direct carriers include British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Emirates offer a daily service from 6 UK airports operating via Dubai.