Mauritius will enchant you and will uplift your soul making you feel that you belong to the chosen few. Every visitor enjoys personal attention and every encounter is an opportunity to discover a friendly face. Behind each smile lies the promise of a unique holiday.
The island, set in its turquoise sea, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Fringed by coral reefs and shaded by coconut palms, the blue lagoons blend with the straw-coloured sand of the beaches. The coastal scenery changes around every bend of the road, the mountains give birth to streams and rivers ooze from under dense vegetation.
Nautical sports, cruises, trekking on foot or on mountain bikes, whatever your desire, Mauritius will suit your every need. Mauritius’ is a real culture medium as it has been shaped by the diversity of people from India, Africa, Madagascar, China and Europe. This diversity is influenced by the culinary traditions, which will please the most delicate gourmets. Mauritius is picturesque, vibrant and completely bewitching – designed for a perfect tropical island getaway.
Select Vacations offers economy & business class airfares with air Mauritius.
Australian passport holders are not required to have a visa.
Your Australian must have validity exceeding 6 months after the date of entry. Passports must be valid for the period of intended stay. All visitors must hold tickets and documents for their return or onward journey.
Currency & Credit Cards
The monetary unit is the Mauritian Rupee (Rs.) which is divided into 100 cents (cs).
Bank notes are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Rupees and coins are 1, 5,10, & 20 Rupees.
Major credit cards can be used at all shops, restaurants, bars and major resorts. It is not advisable to purchase Seychelles Rupees before you travel as they are rarely required in the islands. Visitors are required to use only foreign currency in making payments.
The Seychelles has an enviable, tropical climate and generally the weather is warm and humid, averaging 29°C throughout the year. Between the months of May to September, the temperature drops slightly due to the trade winds from the southeast. Between December to March is the “wet season” however there is usually around 6 hours of daily sunshine. The transition periods of April and October tend to offer hot temperatures with slight breezes and calm seas.
Most visitors use taxis, buses but car hire is very popular as they drive on the left hand side of the road. Inter-island access is available with local airlines.
What to Wear
Seychelles has a very relaxed dress code which is ideal for the climate. No requirements for jackets or sweaters. Shorts and golf shirts or blouses during the day and in the evening gentlemen will be expected to wear long trousers and sometimes tailored shirts in hotel restaurants and for ladies, smart casual. We suggest you pack light easy clean clothing. Always take sunscreen and hats during the summer months.
Tipping is not compulsory but a guide for most restaurants is 10%.
Most people in Mauritius are bilingual and are equally fluent in English and French.
Driving in Mauritius is on the left-hand side of the road. An international driver’s licence is required.
Water sports such as sailing, water skiing and windsurfing are all very popular.
Walk and explore the plants and wildlife of the Black River Gorges National Park.
Snorkeling and diving is very good and a great selection of fish can be seen.Have fun at the many bars, nightclubs and casinos in Mauritius