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Useful information about the flight from London to Mauritius
How do you travel to Mauritius?
There are 2 airports in Mauritius used for scheduled flights. The biggest airport in Mauritius is Mauritius (MRU) / Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. Airlines that fly from London to Mauritius include British Airways and Tui which depart from Gatwick. Air Mauritius also flies direct and serves Heathrow airport.
Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean with a number of other small islands surrounding it. It is well known as a beach holiday paradise and popular with tourists escaping the UK winter.
Is there public transport from Mauritius airport?
Many UK visitors who have booked all inclusive holidays will be able to use an organised shuttle to get from the airport to their hotel. All others have a choice of transport options: three bus services go to and from SSR International Airport and serve Mahebourg Bus Station for example. All buses stops are located at the airport car park. Taxis will be more expensive at around 500 MUR to Mahebourg. Hiring a car is also an option as most major car hire companies have offices at the airport.
Local transport in Mauritius is inexpensive and consists of buses. The fare for a short trip is about 15 MUR and for a long trip about 30 MUR. Buses do not run continuously and stop running at around 8pm. For taxi rides, travellers should agree on a price before starting the journey, although taxis are also suitable for day trips with prices at around 2,000-2,600 MUR.
When is the best time for a Mauritius holiday?
The best and most popular time to visit Mauritius is towards the end of the year from October until December. This is the hottest time and ideal for a relaxed beach holiday. Mauritius boasts a subtropical climate.
For major events choose January/February to experience "Cavadee", the Tamil festival in honour of the deity Muruga. The Chinese New Year is also celebrated in Mauritius and falls between the end of January and the end of February. The Holi Festival (the festival of colours) is celebrated at the beginning of spring. September sees the pilgrimage to the shrine of Père Laval in Port Louis. Major Islamic and Hindu festivals are all celebrated in Mauritius.
What are the prices for accommodation and local transport in Mauritius?
Outside the hotel complexes, the cost of food and similar living expenses are lower, but more expensive for imported goods. A cheap meal is available for around 500 MUR. Beer costs around 150 MUR and soft drinks around 40 MUR. Tips for eating and drinking include rougaille, a typical dish consisting of a ragout of meat or fish, as well as juices and jams made from tropical fruits. Typical souvenirs include spices such as real vanilla.
Overnight stays in guesthouses are available from 800 MUR per night and person. The average cost of a three-star hotel is around 3,600 MUR per night and person. A simple holiday flat can be rented from 1,200 MUR per night. Popular holiday resorts include Grand Baie and Flic en Flac.
Local transport is inexpensive and consists of buses from various operators. The fare for a short trip is about 15 MUR and for a long trip about 30 MUR. Buses do not run continuously and stop running at around 8pm. For taxi rides, the price should be agreed upon before starting the journey, although taxis are also suitable for day trips. Prices in this case are around 2,000-2,600 MUR.