Favourite airline: Emirates
Flight tickets on the route London Gatwick – Mauritius are most frequently booked with Emirates.
Emirates
41 %
Turkish Airlines
18 %
British Airways
13 %
Tip: book 3 months before departure
Save up to 30 % by booking flights 3 months before departure.
89 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Wednesday
Flight prices fluctuate during the week. Flights are 13 % cheaper on Wednesday.
Direct flights are more expensive
On this route, direct flights are £79.00 more expensive than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
11h 55min
22h 50min
36h 40min
£620
£541
£844
Favourite connection: via Dubai
On this flight route, flights with a stopover in Dubai are the most popular.
Route
bookings
1 stopover Dubai
16h 30min, from £626
48 %
1 stopover Istanbul Atatürk
22h 50min, from £541
20 %
Direct flights
11h 55min, from £620
17 %
Return from £541.00
Currently, flights on this route are cheapest departing on 06/03/19 and returning on 18/03/19.

£541
Cheap
£541
Expensive
£2,264

Mauritius - a multicultural tropical island

1,000 km to the east of Madagascar is the island of Mauritius. The people of this sub-tropical island in the Indian Ocean are multicultural, multi-ethnic, multilingual and multireligious as a consequence of centuries of occupation, colonisation and immigration. Mauritius was also the only known home of the now extinct dodo, a flightless bird famous for its size and unfortunate fate after the arrival of the Europeans.

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When To Visit Mauritius

The island boasts a tropical climate and is warm 12 months of the year. There are two seasons here; summer and winter with the peak tourist season being from September to November and March and May. January to March can be hot and humid and there is a likelihood of tropical cyclones during this period. The east coast can be very windy and the west coast is generally hotter. Being a multi-faith country, Mauritius observes a range of religious festivals. Cavadee, in January and February, is a Tamil celebration in honour of the god Muruga complete with processions, fire walking, body piercing and trances. Mauritius also celebrates the Chinese New Year, the date of which varies, Eid at the end of Ramadan, Diwali, the Hindu festival of light in November and every September there is a pilgrimage to Père Laval shrine in Port Louis, an event in which participants of all faiths take part.

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Mauritius: Before You Go

UK passport holders require no visa to travel to Mauritius and may stay for 60 days from their date of entry. Return or onward travel documents are required, however. Consult your GP before travelling regarding vaccines. It's recommended to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A, Typhus, Diphtheria and Tetanus. Make sure to bring mosquito repellent to avoid being bitten as there is some risk of Dengue and Chikungunya fever. Also, take care when swimming or bathing in the sea as there can be strong undercurrents.

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Mauritius Airport Transfer, Transport and Accommodation

Taxis from the airport are best booked in advance with Taxi Mauritius. Prices and times vary depending on the destination. Public transport is cheap. A short bus ride is around 15 MUR, a longer one around 30 MUR. Taxi rides are best negotiated beforehand though a day tour in a taxi should be around 2000-2600 MUR. A night in a guesthouse costs around 800 MUR per person and a 3 star hotel is approximately 3600 MUR. A holiday rental is around 1200 per night though it depends on the season.

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