As an island nation located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is a sanctum for tourists who come here to take a break from their busy lives and rejuvenate. A collective of three islands namely Mauritius, Rodrigues, and the outer islands of Agaléga and St. Brandon.
While Rodrigues is termed as the gem of Mauritius due to its blue lagoons, the country has a myriad of many smaller islands each having something different to offer.
Today, Mauritius ranks at the 56th position as one of the best major tourist destinations in the world. The convenient way of getting to Mauritius is via air as direct flights are available from almost all major continents of the world to the island country.
Flying to the Island
Getting to Mauritius from different parts of the world is usually easier and quickest via air transport. Air Mauritius is the country’s state preferential air carrier that offers direct flights from Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. Though regular flights are offered by other major airlines such as Emirates, Air France, South African Airways, CorsairFly, British Airways, Condor, Air Seychelles, Air Madagascar, Turkish Airlines, Edelweiss, Eurowings and many others. You can easily book flights with resorts that have partnered with these airlines to get the best discounts.
Flights to Mauritius are available to and from its two major airports namely Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Port Louis and Sir Gaëtan Duval located in Rodrigues. Weekly flights to Mauritius from all these major destinations are available round the year.
Once you have landed in Mauritius, get a hang of the local lifestyle by going around the town with local taxies. To get to other parts of the island, you can hop on a local bus or rent a scooter. Short flights of only 1.5 hours are also available between two of its airports. Make your holidays to Mauritius memorable by soaking in the beauty and getting a taste of its local culture and cuisines by visiting Ile aux Cerfs, Trou aux biches, and other points like Ganga Talao and more. Experience the warm hospitality of the locals when you visit the local points in Mauritius.
Do the dive
Out of the top beach points like Trou-aux Biches, Riviere Noire, Mont Choisy, Flic en Flac happens to be the popular scuba diving spot for those who want to enjoy a warm swim, while Riviere Noire is widely famous for it’s deep sea fishing. Your holidays to Mauritius wouldn’t be complete without a dolphin experience. Enjoy a special tour that gives you the rare opportunity to swim with bottlenose and native spinner dolphins in the Tamarin Bay.
When vacationing in a country famous for its breathtaking islands, a cruise across the islands should be the ideal activity. Take a 30 minute serene boat ride to Ile Cerf Aux Island from Trou d’Eau Douce and get up close with the natural beauty of Mauritius. While cruising, a barbeque lunch on any of the beaches can be arranged and you get to have a gala time with your loved one. You can even go jetting off to the horizon, and pursue other water sports on the serene beaches that offer a safe environment for families as well.