What You Need To Know Before You Go

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On the web you will find comprehensive details on virtually every town and hotel in Mauritius and so it can be very tedious to develop a basic idea of exactly what you wish to do or where you want to go. This short article will give you Mauritius “in a nutshell” so that you can successfully decide what kind of holiday you would prefer to have.

When you arrive you will land in the only airport on the island, called Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Flight terminal. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, likewise known as “father of the country” was a statesman political leader and philanthropist.

Your Mauritius Holidays therefore begins in an airport dedicated to a wonderful man. From there you can take the M2 that crosses the island that will lead you into the more densely populated areas. You will arrive in Curepipe and a bit further down in Rose Hills, which is the 3rd biggest town in Mauritius. It’s a great idea to stay a night in this area and delight in some dynamic night life and shopping.

The first towns you find are found inland and not on the beach. Topographically the island is extremely intriguing as it’s formed from a volcano and so inland you will see spectacular dark mountains that shoot up from emerald green fauna. The central plateau is densely occupied and the district is called Plaine Wilhelms. Apart from the towns mentioned previously, you can also visit Beau Bassin, Vacoas and Phoenix.

Carrying further along the M2, with the airport still at your back, you will ultimately arrive on the opposite coast where you will find the capital city Port Louis. You mustn’t miss out on going to the Champ de Mars Racecourse that receives over 30 000 visitors a day if you are visiting the country in between April and November. The truly nice aspect of the racecourse is that locals and vacationers get to mingle and freely speak with each other with the shared interest of winning the following race! Apart from the horse races, you will take pleasure in the open air markets that smells of herbs and spices, the refurbished harbor, the Royal Botanical Garden, the Government House and the Blue Penny Museum.

Once in Port Louis you can decide whether you prefer a very nature oriented vacation or something a little bit more “touristy”. If you go north you will wind up in Grand Baie and Grand Gaube, if you go south you will not encounter any huge towns and will mainly take pleasure in secluded beach chalets.

Heading north, you can stop in Le Pouce Nature Reserve, then go and check out the lovely town of Pamplemousses. Here it will be worth your while to see the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens. From there it’s a quick drive to Grand Baie or Grande Gaube, where you will find some outstanding luxury hotels, resorts, restaurants, beaches and nightlife. See to it you get to see some Sega Dance, which is the traditional dance of the native people.

Grande Baie is completely equipped for any kinds of water sports and so you will be able to take pleasure in windsurfing, water-ski, para-sailing and snorkeling in the coral reefs. The sea is calm and very warm here because of the coral reefs.

If you would like something a lot more quiet and secluded however, you can go south and stop off at the Baie du Tamarin, which is globally acclaimed as the optimal surfing spot. There is a sensational nature reserve inland, the Black River Gorges National Park, where you will be able to see the Pink Pigeon, the Mauritius Kestrel and the Mauritius Fody.

So, Mauritius in a nutshell? Land at the airport and take the only freeway that crosses the island till you reach the opposite coastline, then go north for the resorts and nightlife or south for a remote surfer vacation with nature walks.

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