Trip Planning FAQs
Which airport should I arrive in Mauritius?
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport（MRU）is the only international airport in Mauritius. Air Mauritius has operated flights to and from 33 countries, including cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Perth, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Saint Denis, Johannesburg, Cape Town, etc. It's convenient to get access to this heavenly island.
Where should I book accommodation in Mauritius?
There is no location restrictions, as Mauritius is relatively small. The beaches and sea are wonderful on the east coastline. The watersports are plentiful on the north coast. The west coast is close to attractions and good for sunset watching. Generally speaking, most travelers choose a hotel along the west or east coast. By the way, if you take our private guided tours of Mauritius, the tour arrangements including hotel accommodation will be made by us.
What are the local voltage and plugs used in Mauritius?
The standard voltage and frequency in Mauritius is 230V/50HZ. Type C (two-wire plug that has two round pins) and Type G (two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin) are the two associated plug types.
Where do I change Mauritius Rupees?
The exchange rate in Mauritius is much better. There are exchange bureaus at the arrival halls of Mauritius Airport. When you arrive, just change it over the counter. There are also some money branches in the popular tourist areas, for example, Grand Baie in the north and Flic en Flac in the west.
Is Mauritius recommended for shopping?
Shopping is relatively expensive in Mauritius, even after negotiation. But there are still some special souvenirs worthy of purchase, for example, the extinct dodo bird handcrafts and ship model. Please do not feel shy about refusing to buy at duty free shops or local markets. No one gets offended.
When can we have swimming with dolphins?
Watching dolphins by catamaran/speedboat in the south east is a popular excursion on the island as well as the encounter with whales. The dolphins can be seen all year around, but it also depends on weather, different season and flood tide time.
Do we need to bring our own snorkeling equipment?
Snorkeling equipment is prepared on board free of charge in Mauritius when dolphin encountering and Blue Bay snorkeling, including flippers, masks, breathing tubes and life jackets. Some people bring their own breathing tube and mouth pieces regarding to hygiene need.
Should I get vaccinated before Mauritius trip? Any safety problem?
Being different from other countries in Africa, Mauritius is doing great on public security, environment protection and sanitation. The diet is also carefully prepared. There is no special vaccination required before the travel. Most people has no acclimatization problem.