Where is Mauritius? The island lies just off the coast of Southern Africa. Before we invite you to discover this text book Indian Ocean paradise, we want you to look beyond blue waters, sandy beaches and water sports – there is much more to Mauritius island than you would think. It is a melting pot of cultures, rich in history and home to beautiful rain forests and geological treasures.
Let’s start in the capital Port Louis, some say the safest city in Africa and a surprisingly bustling mini metropolis on such a remote island. Listen to a mix of French, English, Creole and smaller ethnic languages at the waterfront or taste the colourful array of cuisine on one of the many city markets.
Beautiful and luxurious resorts are dotted around the island and there is no clear-cut answer to where the most beautiful beaches are located. Some of the most popular areas include Grand Bay or Trou aux Biches in the north, the east coast or the south with its famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Le Morne. Of course we make sure only to choose the most beautiful Mauritius hotels.
From here, it is also 30 minutes to the stunning Black River Gorges National Park. Whichever area you are in, get ready to absorb all natural elements into your soul and truly disconnect from your everyday life. Check out all the different treasures of the island on our map below. We at AMADI will make sure you make the most of your time in Mauritius. This destination is ideal for a combination with a safari in the Kruger National Park or a city break in Cape Town in nearby South Africa. There are plenty of flights to Mauritius from the mainland of Southern Africa.
Ideal Family Holiday Destination
Wide range of experiences and ideal for a multigenerational holiday
Some of the beaches have been voted the best in the world
Home to a melange of culture and cuisine
More than just a Beach
Diverse landscape beyond the tropical beaches including rainforests and mountain ranges
Passport & Visas
There is no visa required for most international travellers when entering Mauritius. You will get a visitor's stamp allowing you to stay in the country up to 60 days upon arrival. Please ensure with the Mauritian embassy or consulate in your home country, whether your country is on the list, but the visa-free entry applies to most European countries, Australia, Canada, the USA and the UK.
Currency & Payment
The currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR or Rs). The local currency is the preferred one - ATMs and exchange bureaus can be found throughout the airports and larger cities. Credit cards are also widely accepted, especially in hotels and lodges.
Health & Vaccinations
There are no vaccination requirements for entering Mauritius, unless you are travelling from a yellow fever infected country. Please check on the homepage of the World Health Organization, which countries are currently on the list for yellow fever.
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