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Mauritius flights arrive at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU). This is the stepping stone to a wonderful diversity of people and a history that has its foundations in French, British, Chinese and Creole cultures.
Mauritius is noted for its powder white sands, coral reefs and blue waters, with superb diving and snorkelling.
This island is also perfect for golf lovers or people who enjoy trekking and hiking in its spectacular landscapes. Peppered with old sugar plantations, the island's coastline and interior are lush, sub-tropical and dramatic.
The capital of Port Louis is a popular location on the island. The Black River Gorges National Park, to the south-west, is well worth visiting. Other attractions include the Sugar Museum in Beau Plan and the splendid Botanical Gardens, in the Pamplemousses area of Port Louis.
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With several non-stop flights from the UK, as well as connecting options, this Indian Ocean paradise is easy to reach...
British Airways and Air Mauritius offer regular non-stop flights to Mauritius from the UK. The former departs from Gatwick and the national carrier from Heathrow. A new charter flight from Thomson Airways flies from Gatwick on a weekly basis. Non-stop flights take around 12 hours.
As usual with longhaul flights, connecting services from London and UK regional airports are an alternative to direct flights. Air France and Emirates have the best choices, with changes of plane at Paris or Dubai. Connecting flights take upwards of 14 hours.
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Many hotels have begun to fix prices with taxi drivers for fares from the airport to avoid over-charging.
Buses are also available from the airport, and they are cheap. Express buses are best, as standard buses stop frequently.
You can also book car hire in Mauritius and collect your vehicle at the airport.
Hotels in Mauritius are well equipped to lull you into full relaxation mode from the moment you check in. So where will you stay?
Most people who visit Mauritius on holiday opt for hotels dotted around the west and east coastlines. Among the finest of the many quality resorts are the Grand Baie, Trou d'eau Douce, the Pointe aux Piments and Mahébourg. Other good and less busy options include Pointe Jerome, Flic en Flac, Bel Ombre, Turtle Bay and the Belle Mare Plage. The resorts of Grand Gaube, Le Morne, Anse La Raie and Blue Bay are also popular.
The hotels on the island tend to be high quality and the large ones generally include spas, restaurants and sports facilities. They are ideal for couples and honeymooners but they also cater well for families. Generally, holidays in Mauritius are hotel-based with most people opting to eat in the hotel restaurants.
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