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Mauritius is one of those dream destinations I had always hoped to visit one day, I didn’t think I’d get the opportunity to visit so soon! I was in Mauritius in November 2019 as part of the #MyMauritius Explorer Lab with iambassador and Mauritius Tourism.

We spent one week doing a mixture of class based blogging sessions, outdoors workshops and most importantly, fun tours and experiences around Mauritius!

It was an incredible experience, which gave me a great taster for this beautiful island. What amazed was the huge variety of things to do that Mauritius offers.

Everybody pictures it as a beach destination, but there is so much more to it! We only scratched the surface of Mauritius, and I’d love to go back one day. Here you’ll find my travel guides based on my #MyMauritius experience.

Quick travel facts about Mauritius

Where is Mauritius? Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, not far from Madagascar.

How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights to Mauritius via SkyScanner.

Currency: Mauritian Rupee (MUR) – see the latest exchange rate here.

Electrical plugs in Mauritius:Type G (the ones you get in the UK) – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.

Capital city: Port Louis

Best time to visit: The best time to visit Mauritius is from May to October, during the Mauritian winter. This time of year the temperatures are more manageable, with lower rainfall.

November to April is summer and the wet season, especially from December to February. These months are particularly hot, with high chances of rainfall. You can see a monthly weather average for Mauritius here.

How to travel around Mauritius: Mauritius is a fairly tiny island. Its surface area covers only 2,000 square kilometres. However getting around the island can be a bit of a nightmare.

The roads aren’t always the best so it takes a while to cross the island. That said, there isn’t really any other way to get around. The cheapest and most effective way to get around Mauritius is to rent a car and drive yourself.

If you don’t plan to do much moving around it might be cheaper to get taxis or explore with day tours, but it ultimately depends on how much beach versus exploring you want to do.

Visa requirements: Most passport holders won’t need a visa to enter Mauritius. You will get a visa on arrival valid for 60 days. Check the visa requirements for your passport here.

My Mauritius travel guides

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