Explore the authentic side of Mauritius when you book return tickets from only R3,999, embrace the unique flavours of Mauritian street food, seek out waterfalls and the…
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Book return tickets to Mauritius from R3,999!
When can I Book: Until 28 February 2017
When can I Travel: Until 23rd March 2017. Last return on 30th March 2017—subject to availability.
How far is it?
Less than 4 hours from Johannesburg.
Where do I fly in?
Courtesy of dineparadizz via Instagram
Air Mauritius flies from its hub – Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport found about 48km from the beautiful and vibrant capital city of Port Louis. In 40 years of operating Air Mauritius has never had a single incident. They are one of a handful of airlines in the world that combine commercial flights with helicopter flights using 3 Bell Jet Ranger helicopters.
The Friendly Island
Voted the world’s friendliest country in the world in 2014, Mauritius is all about good vibes. Smile and chat with the local people when you venture into spots less frequented by tourists and you’ll be rewarded in kind.
Explore the streets and markets of vibrant Port Louis
Take in the view of Port Louis from Signal Mountain
Buy an ice cream from a street van and take a walk to the famous Crying Rock
All about the street food
Try delicious rotis of all kinds with tamarind sauce, a plain roti is just Rs12 (R4,50), a veg one is Rs20 (just over R7) and chicken is Rs35 (just under R13). You’ll find roti kiosks near beaches and in markets perfect for a tasty meal on the go that’s easy on your pocket. You can also get wild raspberries picked on the island, sprinkled with sugar and faratas (the French Mauritian version of a parata), not to mention in the french-influence sandwiches with interesting vegetable fillings. The famous rougaille spicy tomato sauce is a Mauritian speciality not to be missed!
Do you know how to make faratas? These typically Mauritian flatbreads are served with spicy curries, chutneys and many other dishes. What do you eat with yours? Tell us your favourite Mauritian speciality! #Mauritius #cooking #farata #foodie #food
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Sundays are for families, barbecues, music, sunsets and sport at Flic en Flac Beach
Not just frequented by tourists Flic-en-Flac beach on a Sunday is a great spot to take in the view while absorbing the feel-good family vibe. People play volley ball and football and relax with friends and family.
Make sure to drink the local favourite Phoenix Beer
Do a tasting at a rum distillery
La Rhumerie de Chamarel is one of the few distilleries to still cultivate its own sugarcane.
Find serenity at the Grand Bassin crater lake
Visit this beautiful crater lake surrounded by temples and the impressively tall statue of Lord Shiva.
Several religions and three languages coexist peacefully in Mauritius
Visit the 300-foot Chamarel Falls
Should I hire a car?
If you want to explore the more unusual spots on the island renting a car from one of the local rental agencies is a good idea. If you hire from a larger international company expect to pay a bit more.
An Active Holiday in Mauritius: a side you didn’t expect from this island beauty
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