Things to Do in Mauritius

By | February 15, 2023

According to Toppharmacyschools, Mauritius is the star of the Indian Ocean, an emerald island with magnificent beaches and everything you need to delight tourists. Wedding tours and holidays, fishing and diving, excellent resorts and the paradise island of Rodrigues – everything about Mauritius: tours, prices, maps, hotels and photos.

“Small, but remote” is about Mauritius. For many years now, this tiny country has been working steadily (and, one must think, very profitably) in the niche of a rather expensive, but at the same time quite popular destination. However, no wonder: the island has excellent beaches with fine sand and a rare beauty of the underwater world, which attracts divers from all over the world. All this abundance is complemented by excellent opportunities for exciting sea fishing. In addition, newlyweds like to relax here, as well as “experienced” spouses celebrating a round or not very wedding anniversary in Mauritius. All this costs, of course, quite a lot, but those who rest here, for some reason, are not inclined to complain about the high cost.

The capital is Port Louis. Major cities are Mahebourg, Rose Hill, Curepipe.

For a complete list of all resorts in the country, see the page cities and resorts of Mauritius.

Cuisine and restaurants in Mauritius

The local cuisine is a mixture of Indian, French and English, thus reflecting the history of Mauritius. Its basis is rice and curry.

Hotel restaurants usually provide a very varied buffet. In addition, the island has “named” restaurants of famous chefs – Alan Ducasse and Vineta Batia. A local coconut milk cocktail with rum and a slice of lime is also good.

Local culinary delights: Palm Heart Millionaire Salad, Smoked Blue Marlin Filet, Samoussa – Triangular Pasties Stuffed with Vegetables and Meat Sauteed in Oil, Green Island Mauritian White Rum and Mauritian Phoenix Beer, Blue Merlin and Black Eagle.
10% of the total amount of the order is usually left for tea.

Spa and thalasso in Mauritius

There are professional spa centers in all 5* and almost all 4* hotels, the cost of services in them starts from 150 EUR. Mostly European and Asian brands are represented on the island, but many centers, in addition to the standard set of procedures, offer up to a bunch of Ayurveda and yoga. And they even specially write out Indian specialists.

Here is a far from complete list of hotels with spas: Belle Mare Place – Le Spa de Constance, Le Talfair – Six Senses Spa, Paradise Cove – Cinq Monde Spa, Prince Maurice – L’Institut de Guerlain, Shandrani – La Source, Shanti Ananda – ESPA, Taj Exotica – Taj Spa, The Heritage – Seven Colors Spa, The Oberoi – Banyan Tree, The Residence – La Prairie, The Sands – The Sandsation Spa, Veranda Paul et Virginie – Seven Colors Spa. The Givenchy Spa network is located in the Le Touessrok, One & Only Le Saint Geran hotels, and the Spa by Clarins network is located in the Paradis, Dinarobin and Royal Palm hotels.

10 things to do in Mauritius

  1. Indulge in blissful idleness on delightful beaches under the rustle of ocean waves.
  2. Wander among the colonial mansions of the capital Port Louis.
  3. Buy a package of excellent local Bois Cherie tea and see all the stages of its production at the tea factory in Bois Cherie.
  4. To prove by your own example that Mauritius is the number one wedding destination, and arrange a marriage ceremony (well, or celebration of the anniversary of family life).
  5. Taste the national drink of Mauritius – Green Island
  6. Visit the edge of the 70-meter crater of a long-extinct volcano, which is located west of Curpipe.
  7. Admire the creativity of nature on the seven-color dunes of Chamarel.
  8. Fish in the open sea for tuna.
  9. Bow to the sacred water of the Temple of Shiva in Grand Bassin, where every year at the end of February, thousands of pilgrims gather to offer prayers to the gods.
  10. Ride a capricious wave in Tamarin Bay, thus joining the surfer community.

Wedding in Mauritius

Mauritius is on the list of the most popular honeymoon destinations. Both symbolic and legal wedding ceremonies are held here. In the first case, no documents are required at all, as they say – any whim for your money; in the second, it is necessary to provide the necessary documents to the tour operator or directly to the management company in Mauritius at least a month in advance. And of course, choose a venue for the ceremony.

Visa to Mauritius

The emerald tropical island of Mauritius basks on the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean – and such a pastime has the best effect on the visa regime for Russian citizens. Russian tourists do not need a visa to enter Mauritius if the purpose of the visit is tourism and the period of stay in the country does not exceed 60 days. The procedure for crossing the border is simple to the point of primitiveness: provide a passport and a return ticket and wave a credit card in front of the border guard’s nose – as an assurance of one’s financial solvency. Welcome to Paradise!

In the case of a business visit, the period of stay in the country should not exceed 90 days per trip or 120 days in total during the year.

Mauritius visa documents

Required documents for obtaining a tourist visa:

  1. international passport

Must be valid for the entire trip.

  1. Flight booking

Return ticket

  1. Hotel reservation

Invitation from the host party or tourist voucher or confirmation of hotel reservation (printout from the Internet is enough)

  1. Financial guarantees

Confirmation of solvency at the rate of at least 100 USD (or equivalent in another currency) per day. (In practice, it may be enough to show a bank card.)

  1. Children

For citizens under the age of 18 and traveling with at least one of the parents, you must have a birth certificate with you. If children do not leave accompanied by parents or guardians, they must have a notarized permission to leave with an accompanying person who has reached the age of 18.

  1. Medical Travel Insurance

It is not listed in the list of required documents for a visa to Mauritius, but still it is worth issuing it before departure.

You can stay in the country for no more than 60 days per trip and no more than 90 days in total during a period of 180 days.

Things to Do in Mauritius