Tips & Tricks
I have seen many pictures from Mauritius but I never thought that the reality would be totally different. If there is any place that exceeded my expectations this is the one!
If you would have asked me if I was excited to explore the island just a minute after landing, I would have said no. It looks nice but not very intriguing.
It was just a day later that I got mesmerized about the it’s beauty, landmarks and scenery variety.
It offers everything you might want! From crystal clear warm water, fine sandy beaches to an uphill adventure, waterfalls and beautiful exotic forests.
A week is not enough for Mauritius so I promise to come again and see more of it’s beauty. Even if you rent a car as we did, there is not enough time to see everything.
Things to keep in mind:
- Most countries don’t need a visa for entering, but do check before.
- You will need to fill in a disembarkation paper before landing.
- Your passport should be valid throughout the visit.
- Local currency is MUR Mauritius Rupee
- You need to have cash on you because there are many places where you can’t pay with a credit card.
- If you pay by credit card, try paying in euros because the exchange rate is better.
- The official language is Mauritian Creole, but you can easily manage with English and French.
- Don’t leave home without mosquito spray or cream and of course sun cream.
- You will need water shoes because of the washed of coral remains that might damage your sensitive skin.
- You need to bargain for everything.
- Get an umbrella ready especially in the rainy season.
- Driving on the left side, but the traffic is ok so no need to stress yourself about it.
The thing I enjoyed most is having delicious fruits and veggies around. We went to the market one day and got everything we needed and more! From spices to juicy fruits, fresh veggies and greens, you name it, they have it. Mauritius is the only place I’ve been to and could say that the food is simply perfect. Everything has taste and is very fresh. The luxurious flora provides locals with with super veggies and fruits that don’t even need fertilizers.
From sugar, tea to natural oils, rhum and vanilla extracts, they have them all.
This is the best mix of relaxing by the beach and getting some fancy cultural infusion that we all need at least once a year.
If you ever thought of going to Mauritius, now is the time to actually plan everything and start booking your adventure.
Feel free to send me a message or email if you have any questions.