It’s often said ‘heaven was copied from and made after Mauritius’.
Located in the middle of the aquamarine Indian Ocean and part of the Mascarene Archipelago, Mauritius is a sun-seekers paradise – dazzling turquoise waters, palm-fringed beaches, immaculate white sands, lagoons that shelter coral reefs and luxury resorts that provide a front-row seat onto some of the most alluring panoramic views.
For those who pursue more than sun-worshiping; you will be surprised by the myriad of how much more this islands offers – it is worth exploring!
The gorgeous coast encloses a less-explored but wondrous interior: gorges and forest ridges, soaring swaying grasses of seemingly endless sugar-cane plantations, vibrant tropical flowers, towering palm trees, misty tea plantations and emerald-green peaks that soar skyward to form a peak, hiding what lies underneath – colonial houses, temples, botanical gardens, bird watching, mountain trekking, water sports, great food, buzzing nightlife, lush golf courses and a fusion of Indian, French, Chinese and Creole people, the island is a melting pot of cultures, who are renowned for their hospitality.
Why should you choose Mauritius?
As a destination for tourists, the strengths of Mauritius lie in its exquisite beaches, shimmering cerulean waters and stunning landscapes replete with a variety of flora and fauna. But beyond the blue lagoons and pristine coves, there’s a wealth of experiences to discover on this island. You will find colonial villas, colourful villages, virgin rainforests and vibrant markets.
The idea of our itinerary is inspired by a route which aims to take you closer to the culture of Mauritius. Additionally, there are a variety of activities which will appeal to families, honeymooners and solo travellers alike.
When is the best time to visit?
Mauritius is a year-round destination preferred for its winter sun. October to April is the islands peak season where it’s hot and humid. It’s rainy and there are risks of cyclones during January to March. May to September is winter time that can be warm and dry.
- Best time to visit would be September to December
An itinerary for Mauritius – An overview
It is possible to have a variety of itineraries while visiting the island of Mauritius. But if you want to take pleasure in an indulgent holiday laden with cultural experiences and fun activities, then this itinerary would be the ideal one for you.
DAY 01 – Arrival at Mauritius
Day 02 – North Island tour
Day 03 – Ile Aux Cerfs tour
Day 04 – South Island tour
Day 05 – Explore the city at your own pace
Day 06 – Explore the city at your own pace
Day 06 – Departure from Mauritius
An Itinerary For Mauritius – Breakdown day by day
Here’s the breakdown of the above-mentioned activities.
Day 01 – Arrival and transfer to hotel
After your arrival at Mahebourg (Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport), you will meet a representative from our team who will assist you and ensure a smooth transfer to the hotel. On reaching the hotel, you can unwind, relax, savour the dinner, rest up and save energy for the upcoming days that are going to be filled with activities.
Day 02 – North Island tour
The next morning, after eating a wholesome breakfast, you will get to tour the entire north of the island. Few well-known attractions that you will cover include the Caudan Waterfront – a place to shop, enjoy bargains, good food and the amazing view from the pier, Mall of Mauritius and a city tour.
Day 03 – Tour of the Ile Aux Cerfs
The next morning, after a hearty breakfast, you will jet-set off to Ile Aux Cerfs, an island just off the east coast that is easily accessible by boat. This island is famed for its beautiful silvery beaches, blue lagoons and umpteen water activities. You can spend an entire day here – sunbathing, partaking in the numerous activities, indulging in some mouth-watering food or splurging in the small flea market with local handicrafts.
Tip: Don’t miss the animated marine life and the beautiful coral reefs that make this an ideal spot to snorkel.
Alas! The day does need to end. Conclude the day by jet-setting off and bidding adieu to the crimson tones of the sunset over the horizon.
Return to the hotel to enjoy your dinner and have a peaceful night of sleep.
Day 04 – South Island tour
The next day, after your morning meal you set off on the South Island tour. The south of the island has some spectacular attractions that are not worth missing out on. Few highlights of this trip are the Mangal Mahadev- Shiva Statue, La Vallée des Couleurs Nature Park famous for the 23 coloured earth and the numerous cascading waterfalls, etc. After a day of fun, frolic and exploring you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 05 – Explore the city on your own
After your breakfast, the day is yours! You can choose what you want to do – whether it’s sunbathing on the beach, indulge in good food, shop, enjoy water sports, etc. Make good use of the time!
Day 06 – Explore the city on your own
After your breakfast, again, the day is yours. Complete what you couldn’t finish the previous day or plan an entirely new day. It’s up to you.
Day 07 – Departure
After breakfast, pack your bags as it’s time to leave. No one likes it when it’s time to leave but the time has come to head home. At the appropriate time, a transfer will be organized to the airport where you will take off to your destination.
It’s no doubt…
When the island you are on is enclosed by paradisiac silvery sands, themselves bound by the dazzling sapphire of the Indian Ocean, breath-taking scenery and glistening sunlight, it’s difficult to be miserable.
It’s like every sunrise is an invitation to brighten your day; your stay will live long in your memory and will have you ceaselessly dream of your return.
Few key points:
Best time to visit: September to December
Main Airport: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
Visa for Indians: Visa on arrival for 60 days (both tourists and business)
Currency: Mauritian rupee
Currency exchange rate: 1 Mauritian rupee = INR 1.90 INR