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COVID-19 : MAURITIUS is in Green Zone
Last Updated: 09 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to MAURITIUS?

Entry to Mauritius is completely restricted.

  • Lockdown lifted from June 15
  • Supermarkets and shops are operating normally
  • Shopping malls, restaurants, cafes and markets are allowed to operate under sanitary conditions
  • Places of worship are allowed to reopen
  • Beaches, nightclubs and cinemas are closed

The entry of any aircraft in Mauritius is prohibited till 31st August.

Local Transport
  • Public transport such as metro and buses are operational.
  • The buses are operations from 5 AM to 9 PM and Metro is operational from 6 AM to 7 PM.
  • Taxis can run with 3 passengers and for 7-seater taxi the maximum passengers allowed are 4 people. 

Currently, aircrafts entry is restricted in Mauritius. However, once travel resumes, Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and precautions issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to stay safe.

Entry of all travellers in Mauritius restricted till the 31st of August Updated: 21 Aug 2020

Till 31st August, the entry of all aircrafts and ships are restricted in the borders of Mauritius except for the ones approved by the Prime Minister.Read more.

Internal lockdown in Mauritius lifted from June 15 Updated: 17 Aug 2020

Mauritius authorities lift internal lockdown from June 15, including resumption of all economic and social activities. Despite lifting the lockdown, wearing protective masks is mandatory in pubic places, workplaces and public transportRead More

Mauritius becomes the first African Country to control COVID-19 Updated: 17 Aug 2020

Since April 27, Mauritius has not recorded even a single death through corona virus. Moreover, the country hasn't seen any locally transmitted infection for over three months.Read More

Night curfew lifted in Mauritius since May 30 Updated: 17 Aug 2020

Night curfew in Mauritius was lifted from May 30. Regular activities are allowed from 8 pm to 8 am now.

All restrictions in Mauritius lifted from June 15 Updated: 17 Aug 2020

All economic and social activities have been allowed to resume in Mauritius from June 15.

Mauritius tourism is like a breath of fresh air in your vacation experience of the enchanting tropical paradise. It is an island country surrounded by  the Indian Ocean on all sides, has an affluent and diverse ecosystem with dense and lush forests, white-sand beaches fringed with swaying palm-trees, volcanic mountains, tea plantations, waterfalls, islets and many other points of interest that lure countless holidaymakers here all year long. To compliment the luxuries of Mauritius, you should book a stay at some of the world-class accommodations like the numerous 5-star resorts and beachfront properties and take the trip up twofold. 

To add to the beauty of Mauritius is also the maritime tropical climate with warm and balmy summers, and cool and pleasant winters. Both the seasons are almost alike with the only difference being humidity and rainfall, or the lack thereof.

With such comfortable weather conditions one can indulge in a plethora of fun adventure activities that are available here. You can see the underwater world by going for snorkeling, scuba-diving, sea walk, dolphin watching etc., or conquer the rugged and untamed terrains with skydiving, wildlife safaris, mountain-climbing, treks.

Now whether you are a romantic couple/honeymooners immersed in love, or a travel enthusiastic family, or a group of friends looking to make memories with your gang, Mauritius is for you all. There are stunning monuments and landmarks like the Black River Gorges National Park, Port Louis etc. that would make for the perfect addition to the family trip, serene beaches and islands such as Ile Aux Cerfs, Grand Baie, Trou Aux Biches that can become a lover's hideout, as well as many exciting restaurants, cafés, markets, and nightlife outlets where you can experience the local lifestyle at the fullest. So, if all this is something that appeals to you, then for your upcoming holiday, make it to Mauritius.

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We booked this honeymoon package to Mauritius from Delhi for around 6-7 days. And it was the first time both of us visiting Mauritius. We got time to travel and get to know one another. We had the best time with the team and a lifetime of memories to cherish. Cheers to the team.
I booked a trip to Mauritius, travelling all by myself it wasn’t going to be easy, so rather I decided to go with some experienced operator. And it was the best decision as the trip was undoubtedly awesome. Thanks for making my trip worth remembering. Wish to travel more.
I use Thrillophilia for 2 years and this booking platform gave us good packages and affordable prices, This time I took with an international trip to Mauritius with my life partner... I am already aware of the company policies, procedures, and service which I was very okay to plan my trip with them. For this package to, they suggested it to me and I've no regret at all deciding on this trip... Since the time we land at this place we were received by the professional staff and helps us with the paper procedure and all and the hotel they provided was nice with a warm welcome along with delicious welcome drinks and the staff there was friendly and kind, the place is truly breathtaking... The day tours we had in north islands, south islands and Ile Aux Cerf Island tour the sightseeing-spots and the activities we had at each place was exciting and impressive, the scenic beauty of the seas, white sandy beach, and the surrounding took our breath away with a nice photo at each... The shared transport was good and comfortable though... The place has a very rich culture and amazing people... Everlasting memories with my partner...
This being my first longest and an international trip I had... I am thankful to Thrillophilia for planning this amazing trip for me... Without the help and proper plan I would have never reached there, I appreciate the support and the service they gave me during my tour, The tour went exactly as in the itinerary which was well-planned and well-executed... The resort is at a great location with the amazing view we get from there. We had a great time enjoying the sightseeing-spots, adventure activities, and exploring the place...This trip was an amazing and memorable one for a lifetime.
So happy that we had the best-planned holiday with the entire family in Mauritius through Thrillophilia, They made sure that everything was properly organized and also ensured that we get everything as promised and need to be covered according to the package we choose, they even provided good service the entire trip and we did not face any kind of issues at all the whole trip. The resort they booked for us was very beautiful and the rooms were spacious and comfortable along with good service at any time and the staff were responsive, polite, and friendly... we had a wonderful stayed and the breakfast and dinner were served with freshly made and tasted like home... The transfered they arranged for us was a sharing one but very good no doubt... The place is truly beautiful by its scenic beauty, historical places, markets, culture, and traditions... The north islands, south islands, and Ile aux Cerf island tour was brilliant... we had great fun in many fun activities like watersport, shore activities and explored the place on our leisure time... Overall this trip was a fantastic trip which suitable for a family, couples and different type of group... 100% will recommend
Booked this tour through Thrillophilia and it turned out to be one of the best trips I have ever done, location, meals, everything was just great, in this price it was a bit surprising for me and was happy with it.
Recently we went to Mauritius, and it was one of the best trips we have ever been to. The place is so beautiful and mesmerizing, the beaches are so alluring. The nightlife is so lit there, We even had fun exploring the historical sites in the city, and we even went to the temples. The entire trip was so well planned, we had to worry about nothing. All the facilities provided on the trip were so good, rooms were cozy and comfortable, the food provided was delicious, the driver given to us was also amazing he was quite knowledgable and was very helpful. Thanks Thrillophila for the great trip experience.
We totally enjoyed the trip. A must trip for all the honeymooners
I am very much satisfied with the overall booking i got the best quote and all things were manage nicely. guide and drive both were professional
Last year, I went to Mauritius for having the fun of the tour of this charming destination. I booked my tour package from thrillophilia, one of the leading tour and travel operators of India. All the services, which were provided to me, were very good.

People Also Ask About Mauritius

  1. What are some famous tourist attractions in Mauritius?

    1. Trou Aux Biches: This famous island in Mauritius is where you should be heading for a cozy and relaxing vacation. You can enjoy swimming, beach bumming, snorkeling and trying out the many food outlets here.

    2. Black River Gorges National Park: This is the largest park with 68 kilometers of landmass, located in South West Mauritius. This place is an exemplary display of the rich biodiversity of the region. You can go for nature-walks, treks, safaris and more during the visit.

    3. Mauritius Photography Museum: This special attraction is a part of Port Louis and houses some of the best collections of photographs from Mauritius over the years. You can also find works of many renowned photographers as you explore the vintage exhibits.

    4. Lighthouse of Albion: Standing on the west coast of the Mauritian shoreline is this one historically important lighthouse. Once it was used to navigate incoming shipments, now it is a place of tourist interest.
  2. What are the different activities one can do in Mauritius?

    1. Snorkeling: Mauritius has some of the clearest of turquoise lagoons in the Indian Ocean which are home to a thriving marine life and colourful coral reefs. And to get the best view of it you can participate in a snorkeling activity around the Blue Bay and Flic n Flac Beach etc.

    2. Scuba-diving: This adventure is a step-up from Snorkeling as you can take a deep dive into the unknown parts to see the colorful and unique aquatic world. From fish, crabs, corals, vegetation to sea-beds and much more. This activity can be best enjoyed at Grand Baie, Trou Aux Biches, Blue Bay Marine Park etc.

    3. Trekking/hiking: It's not just the beaches that make up the scenic topography of Mauritius but also many gigantic mountains and volcanic craters, forests and other rugged terrains that are ideal for hiking or trekking adventures. Some of the best routes to explore include - Black River Gorges National Park, Corps De Garde, Tamarin Falls, Le Morne Brabant.

    4. Dolphin spotting: The western coast in Mauritius is the most popular spot where large groups of dolphins can be spotted. The ideal time to go for such an excursion is during the summers and in the early morning hours. Along with this, you can also get to see whales in the region. The most common sightings are of - Spinner and Bottlenose Dolphin, Gray Beaked and Sperm Whale.
  3. How to reach Mauritius?

    The fastest way would be to board a flight from their respective countries to reach Mauritius. You would also require a valid passport with a minimum of 60 days of validity upon arrival. Most countries do not have to obtain a visa either. If you are traveling from India, there are many direct flights from the Delhi International Airport to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Port Louis.
  4. Which month is best for Mauritius?

    Mauritius experiences two seasons, summer from December till April and winters from May till November. Around these two weathers, the transition months of June and October are the driest and considered perfect for traveling. However, Mauritius is one place that can be traveled to all year long due to the tropical climate conditions that remain almost unchanged.
  5. Which is the famous local cuisine in Mauritius?

    1. Curries and Farata: The heavy Indian influence has shaped a part of the Mauritian cuisine, curries and farata (paratha) being one of the combinations. Although the base sauces and flavours of the curries and bread are unique to the country and unlike you will ever taste.

    Best spots - Sunshine Fusion restaurant in Poste Lafayette, House of India in Trou aux Biches, Saffron Grill restaurant in Riviere du Rempart.

    2. Dholl Puri: This is a flat-bread or a pancake which has a split pea stuffing inside. Served with pickles, curries, chutneys and even as is, it is a scrumptious and super popular street-food in Mauritius.

    Best spots - Dewa Restaurant in Moka, Four Angels Dholl Puri Restaurant in Bel Air.

    3. Seafood: This is an unmissable item on the list while planning a vacation to Mauritius. The island country is surrounded by the Indian Ocean which is also the main source of the freshest and yummiest seafood. Crabs, lobsters, fish, clams, shrimps and more, you can enjoy the best of all.

    Best spots - La Capitaine restaurant, Amigo Restaurant in Cap Malheureux.

    4. Alouda - This is an icy, creamy and sweet goodness that is a very colourful Mauritius take on the Indian falooda. Made with vermicelli noodles, ice-cream and essences and more, it is a much Instagram-able dessert.

    Best spots - Port Louis, Banana Beach Club in Grand Baie.
  6. Is Mauritius expensive?

    Mauritius is slightly more expensive when compared to India. The accommodation, food, travel and other activities could vary greatly from some modestly priced to the other being big splurges. An estimated 60,000 INR would cost one person to enjoy a 7-day vacation in Mauritius, covering all the primary costs.
  7. Is it safe to travel to Mauritius?

    Mauritius is among the safest places for one to travel to. Being a popular tourist destination, the local law enforcement system abides to the best safety protocols. You can also seek help from the natives who are friendly and welcoming.
  8. Which are the famous skydiving destinations in Mauritius?

    - North Region: The thrilling activity of skydiving in North Mauritius will have you fly over iconic spots like Port Louis, central market, Pamplemousses, Cap Malheureux, etc. Also, from such soaring heights you will get to enjoy the views of the sea, unlike before. Skydiving courses are available for beginners as well as experts from 8:00 am onwards where you will plunge from an elevation of 7,000 feet and above.

    - South East Region: The other exquisite location to take a jump for the sky-diving activity is South East Mauritius. You will be attempting this adventure from a height of 10,000 feet above the ground and as you glide down the sight of the ocean, reefs, Gris Gris beach, colonial houses, and Reserve des Mascareigne and more would look nothing short of a dream. You can book a slot as early as 7:00 am.
  9. Which are the most popular cruise experiences in Mauritius?

    1. Catamaran Sunset Cruise: This evening cruise sets sail on their north-west region of Mauritius which is said to have the most alluring sunsets. On this cruise you will also get to see the sea cliffs off the coast of the Coin de Mire Island.

    2. Gabriel Island Cruise: This cruise Catamaran will depart from Grand Bay to sail to the northernmost end of Mauritius for a visit to the naturally opulent Gabriel island which is only 42 hectares in area. Along the way you will be entertained by traditional Mauritian music played by the crew.

    3. West Coast Catamaran Cruise: With this luxury cruise you will get to explore the stunning South-West coast of Mauritius. During the sail, you will go around the Tamarind Bay to spot dolphins, snorkeling at La Preneuse lagoon before finally getting to Benitiers Island.

    4. Ile Aux Cerfs Cruise: This private cruise sails along the west coast region in Mauritius before finally arriving at the Ile Aux Cerfs Island. Throughout the voyage you can enjoy drinks, meals, on-board entertainment, water-sports and more.
  10. What are the must-have romantic experiences for honeymoon couples in Mauritius?

    1. Catamaran Cruise experience: The Catamaran Cruise is your movie-like moment where you and your partner can set sail on these spectacular Indian Ocean, lagoons and bays around Mauritius. There are many cruise options available including sunset, island visit etc. There are also special performances, music, food and drinks to savor.

    2. Adventure activities: The sea, lagoons, mountains, jungles and other splendid landscapes of Mauritius are all filled with opportunities for adventures and activities. From water-sports like scuba-diving, snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing etc. to the more thrilling ones like mountain-climbing, trekking, hiking, wildlife safaris and more that honeymooning couples can enjoy completely.

    3. Sightseeing: The island country of Mauritius has many beautiful gems up its sleeves that you and your partner can explore by going on island and city tours. Some of the most popular landmarks to see are - Port Louis, Casela Park, Albion Caves and lighthouse, Ile Aux Cerfs, Black River Gorges National Park and so much more.

    4. Beach hopping: Mauritius is dotted with picturesque white-sand beaches that seamlessly merge with the cyan sea waves. And to best spend your romantic honeymoon moments, it is best to go on a beach hop around iconic spots like - Grand Bay, Pereybere, Belle Mare, and Blue Bay. Here you can have seaside dinners, water-sports, and plenty of leisure.
  11. Which are the best shopping places in Mauritius and what are they famous for?

    Though more of an island destination, Mauritius offers a range for both planned and impulse shopping. The best places to go for shopping in Mauritius and what they are famous for are:

    • Bagatelle Mall, Moka – luxury shopping, events and hypermarkets.
    • Centre Commercial Phoenix, Vacoas-Phoenix – One stop shopping spot
    • Flic En Flac, West Coast – Sea shells souvenirs
    • Le Craft Market, Caudan Waterfront – Home decor products made of Cane
    • Curepipe, Plaines Wilhems District – gift items
    • Bay Bazaar, Grand Baie, Riviere du Rempart – Handicrafts and souvenirs
    • Floreal Square, District of Plaines Wilhelm – Factory outlet pieces.
    • Central Market, Port Louis – Homemade oils and traditional remedies
    • Quatre Bornes Market – textile cloths.
  12. Which are the best beaches to visit in Mauritius?

    Mauritian beaches are well known and are without doubt the main attraction of the island. Some of the best beaches which you have to visit and what you can do there are listed below:

    • Tamarin Beach – best for surfing
    • La Cuvette Beach Grand Bay – the tranquil nature makes it a great place to just relax, go sailing or yachting.
    • Flic en Flac Beach – beautiful coral reef, making it a great place for snorkelling.
    • Mont Choisy Beach – All kinds of watersports (windsurfing, skiing, deep sea diving, fishing, speed boating, etc). Volleyball and other beach games can also be played here. Great place for photographs.
    • Poste Lafayette Beach – quiet beach, perfect for kayaking or swimming.
    • Grand Bay public Beach – fishing, catamaran rides.
    • Blue Bay Beach – banana rides, water scooters, parasailing.
    • Gris Gris Beach – camping, cliff diving.
  13. Is vegetarian food easily available in Mauritius? Where can I enjoy veg meals?

    Yes. Indian food and particularly vegetarian Indian food is easily available in Mauritius due to the large population of people from Indian descends. Below are listed some of the best Indian restaurants that you can visit for a home-like meal in Mauritius.
    - Safran Restaurant
    - Delhi Taj Restaurant
    - Indian King Restaurant
    - La Boussole
    - Sitar Indian Restaurant
    - Indian Summer Restaurant
    - La Chaumiere Masala.
  14. Is it worth visiting Mauritius for a honeymoon?

    Yes. Mauritius is an exotic tropical island country that attracts tourists from all over the world, particularly honeymooners and couples looking for a relaxing time together. The pristine beaches, islets, opulent biodiversity and a rich cultural heritage would all woo you and make the holiday an unforgettable experience.
  15. Do I need a visa for Mauritius? How does one get a Mauritius visa?

    You need not apply for a visa to enter Mauritius, as they follow a visa on arrival procedure. Your passport will be stamped upon arrival provided your stay is limited to 60 days or lesser. You will be required to show proof of your return tickets, eligibility to re-enter their country of origin and enough finances for your period of stay over there. However, if you plan on staying for longer than 60 days for any such reason, you must apply for a visa at the Mauritius High Commission in Delhi prior to your visit.

  16. What is the currency of Mauritius and where can I get my money exchanged?

    The currency used in Mauritius is called the Mauritian Rupee and the currency code is MUR. The exchange rate from USD to MUR is 1 USD = 39.85 MUR and from Indian currency is 1 INR = 0.53 MUR. The best place to exchange your currency would be upon arrival at the airport as they have the best exchange rates.

    However, you could also get your currency exchange at foreign exchange booths or ATM’s found everywhere on the island, these have a better exchange rate than hotels and banks. Although some places do accept foreign currency, locals always prefer to be paid in the local rupee and keep in mind that in case you pay with a foreign currency, your change will always be returned in the local currency and you might lose a little money that way.

  17. What is the best public transport to commute around Mauritius?

    Mauritius has limited options when it comes to the public transport used to get around the place. The most common public transport is the bus. There are several buses that commute around several routes at regular intervals, and thus this isn’t a problem. It is always better to opt for the express buses over the standard ones as they have air conditioning and are much faster. Buses are also the cheapest way to get around. Alternatively, you could use the taxis for commuting, which are mostly booked by the hotels. This is a more expensive option and prices need to be negotiated before you take the trip. There are also shared taxis available for a price a little higher than the bus fare, this is a good mode to use too if you are looking for comfort and convenience.

  18. Do I need to have any vaccinations before the trip to Mauritius?

    Yes, it is safer to have some vaccines taken before your travel to Mauritius. Along with the regular boosters, some of the vaccines recommended are Hepatitis A and Tetanus.

  19. What is the local language in Mauritius and which are the most commonly used greetings?

    There is no official local language spoken in Mauritius. You can comfortably speak in English and have no trouble moving about the place or asking any doubts or directions. The people of the land speak a variety of languages though, Creole being the most spoken after English and also some French.

  20. What is a blue safari submarine? Where can I experience it in Mauritius?

    The blue safari submarine is an underwater adventure opening you to the beautiful adventure of marine life. Mauritius is the only place in the Indian Ocean which offers this adventure among the 12 places where you can experience this adventure in the world. You can experience a panoramic view of the underwater world in an air conditioned submarine which hosts a group of people where lunch and champagne is also served. This safari in Mauritius can be experienced at Route Côtière, Trou aux Biches, Ile Maurice. It’s open on all days and the operating hours are from 08:30 am to 04:30 pm. The minimum age limit for the submarine would be a minor of 3 years accompanied by someone.

  21. What are the famous skydiving destinations in Mauritius?

    Mauritius is one of the most beautiful places for you to experience skydiving at given the clear blue water and beautiful beaches you will be falling towards. The only place offering this service right now is at Skydive Austral. It approximately costs about INR 20,000 for this once in a lifetime experience. Mauritius sometimes experiences strong winds and thus if you plan on sky diving, it is important to consider the weather and plan it out well!

  22. How is the nightlife of Mauritius?

    While most travellers tend to stay within the resort limits and party at night, there are a few other places offering great beach parties, live music, jam sessions and clubs to dance your night off at in this island. The nightlife is developing more than just in-house resort and hotel parties and here is a list of where you can have a great night at:

    • Banana beach club
    • C Beach club
    • Big Willy’s
    • Lakaz Cascavelle
    • Lambic
    • The Beach house
    • Moustache Bistro
  23. What is so special about boat cruising in Mauritius and what are the different options available?

    The crystal clear blue water, the corals and marine life underwater and the scenic views make boat cruising in Mauritius a splendid experience. The varieties are numerous and each has a experience of its own. The different options available for cruising are Catamaran Cruising (this is the most popular type), speedboat cruising, Pirate boat cruise, dolphin watching catamaran cruise.

  24. Which are the famous water skiing destinations in Mauritius?

    For adventure junkies, looking for an adrenaline rush, water skiing is a great option to try in Mauritius. Although many places do offer water skiing options in the island, the two best places to experience it is at Trou d’eau Douce and Grand Baie as the waters here are generally perfect for the activity and also there are many professional organisers for the same.

  25. Which are the famous wildlife sanctuaries and ecological parks in Mauritius?

    Mauritius is a pleasant gift to nature lovers and nature enthusiast. The famous wildlife sanctuaries and ecological parks in Mauritius are:

    • Mauritius national botanical gardens
    • Crocodile and Giant Tortoises Park and Nature reserve
    • Mauritius safari and bird park
    • Casela Park
    • Black River Gorges National Park
    • Bras d’Eau National park
    • Islets National park
    • Macchabee-Bel Ombre Nature Reserve
    • Montvert Nature Park
  26. What are the famous snorkelling destinations of Mauritius?

    Fully encircled by coral reefs, Mauritius is one of the most beautiful places to experience snorkelling at. The top snorkeling spots to explore the beautiful marine life would be:

    • Blue bay marine park – angel fish, damselfish, parrotfish, clownfish, etc.
    • Pointe aux Piments – sea turtles can be spotted over here!
    • Trou aux Biches – huge variety of species
    • Flic en Flac – stripey Moorish idol, blue-barred parrotfish, whitespotted boxfish. Seashells and sea urchins can also be spotted over here.
    • Ile aux Cerfs – seabream, blacktip groupers, blue stripe snappers.
  27. Where can I parasail and kitesurf in Mauritius?

    Parasailing in Mauritius is definitely a thrilling and beautiful experience given the magnificent and beautiful turquoise waters you will be flying over. Some of the best places to try this activity would be Grand Baie, Trou d’eau Douce and Ile aux Cerfs. Similarly, there are a lot of places where you can kitesurf in the island and the best amongst them are: Le Morne, Bel-Ombre, Pointe d’Esny and La Gaulette. It is important to plan these activities well in advance considering the time and place as the weather plays a major role.

  28. Which are the famous water amusement parks in Mauritius?

    1. Casela Nature Park: As suggestive of the name, this park is boastful of the rich ecosystem of Mauritius. There are many fun activities and rides that you can enjoy around the wilderness setting. Safaris, swimming with dolphins, zip-lining etc. are just a few of the many experiences available here.

    2. Splash n Fun Leisure Park: This is a pirate and shipwreck themed water-park that is perfect for a relaxed outing in Mauritius. There are many amusing rides like - Crazy Ride, Giant Body Slide, Aquaplay, Wave River, Bumper Cars, Merry-go-round, VR games and much more that will keep you engaged.

    3. Tysplash: This water park is especially designed keeping in mind of the young travelers (children). There are plenty of rides, slides and special Tysplash activities that would be great fun for visiting families with their little ones.

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