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Welcome to the heavenly Island of Mauritius.

Our years of experience in the tourism industry allowed us to put it all together to ensure you experience the maximum and leave our homeland with a positive and long lasting memories.

Our mission is to enhance your travel experience and we are confident that you will find useful information on experiences available to you on our website and hope during your stay you are able to expertise as much of this variety altogether with traditions, people and our one and only cuisine. Together we form a welcoming, harmonious society which spills over to create an authentic warm welcome to all visitors.

Feel free to ask us about short tours and excursions and also don’t forget to tweet us @unwindmauritius so we can help out with some must try recommendations.

We wish you a wonderful, enjoyable and memorable stay with us in Paradise.

About Mauritius

There is no other place like it anywhere in the world! Mother Nature was never more generous than when she blessed the island of Mauritius with stunning natural beauty, white sugar beaches and a pristine coastline ringed by coral reefs.

Mark Twain once quoted: “You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first, and Heaven was copied after Mauritius.”

The island is around 2040 km2 with a population of 1.3 million. We take great pride in the history, culture and beauty that surrounds us in our little paradise, and we enjoy sharing it with others. There are many wonderful opportunities for amazing sightseeing, relaxing and enjoying oneself in Mauritius. So pack your bags along with last year’s broken resolutions and head straight for palm trees, white beaches and clear azure seas!

Climate

Its gorgeous tropical climate makes Mauritius a year-round tourist destination. Summer lasts from November to April, offering 6 months of ideal weather for beach lovers. The dry, cool winter runs from May to October.

The island is located in the Southern Hemisphere, so the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Winter – Lowest Temperature: 17 degrees.

Summer – Highest Temperature: 29 degrees.

The rich culture

Mauritius has an amazing multicultural population comprised of immigrants emerging with huge smiles from a troubled past. With a combination of Hindu’s, Catholic, Sino Mauritians Tamil and Muslims, the island is home to numerous events and festivities just waiting to be discovered. Together we form a welcoming, harmonious society which spills over to create an authentic warm welcome to all visitors.

To get the real feel of the local culture, head out to the local market of Quatre-Bornes, held on every Thursdays and Sundays.

The Mauritian Cuisine

After the rich history of multiethnic cultures, we began to infuse traditional receipts with local ingredients, a delicious fusion of flavors was born. You will experience our cuisine with a blend of Chinese, Indian, French & creole tradition spiced with Spanish, American and even Arabic influences. And nowhere is this potpourri of varied influences more deliciously evident than in the local cuisine.

With such a diverse culture on the island, a wide choice of hidden treasured dishes are found in Restaurants, Hotels and markets that boast the influence of traditional flavors.

Things to do in Mauritius

If you are visiting Mauritius, you can easily feel lost in the overwhelming line-up of things to do on the island. It is easy to see why: a well-preserved natural heritage, year-round paradise climate, stunning beaches and one of the world’s most welcoming population to help you experience it all. 

We have created the most complete list of things to do in Mauritius for you.

Let’s get started:

Places to see in Mauritius

Heaven on earth might be considered a small island, having a surface area of only 2040 km2, but it is completely teeming with a plethora of places to visit and it can be easy to get lost in such a labyrinth of places.

To help you plan your holiday and allow to go the smoothest possible, we offer you a list of the best 102 places to visit in Mauritius.

Let’s Explore

Getting Around

Travelling around Mauritius is fun and exciting especially with all the beautiful sceneries the island has to offer.

The island is around 2040km2 and is divided into nine main districts.

The main island also has a good road network of around 2,066 kilometres (1,284 miles) .

Whether you would like to hire a car, taxi, mopeds or hop on a bus, we would recommend you to try and experience all to get a real feel of the island.

Street Food

The Island’s top street food is the famous Dholl Puri. Feast on the tasty homemade traditional flatbread made from a mixture of flour and peas that is served with bean curry and the Mauritian ‘Rougaille’ (tomato paste).

Dholl puri is a popular dish that Indian immigrants brought to the island and can be found in the marketplace.

Also, don’t miss the bustling roadside vendors who trade in several other tasty homemade Mauritian dishes with a combination of exotic flavors.

Feel like a local

To get the real feel of the local culture, head out to the local market of Port Louis.

This place is more than just a shopping heaven; it’s a whimsical place to discover the people of the island. Master your bargaining skills as you will discover a large variety of handcrafted jewellery, traditional souvenirs, artwork and fashion.

Lose yourself in the labyrinth of alleyways and sidewalks, treat yourself to some delicious street food and sip on an Alouda in one of the street side vendors.

Duty Free Shopping

Pack your bags, and pick up a lot of new ones!! Explore all the fine shops, exotic arts and crafts and unique bargains our islands have to offer and fill your bag guilt free as we’re a duty-free destination.

The island features world-class shopping experiences. You will discover a range of stylish boutiques dotted across the island that offers a variety of choice and a wealth of hidden gems for shoppers who prefer niche labels, exclusive pieces and a more personal retail experience. And don’t forget to take back a bit of the local rum made from the island sugarcane.

The Island’s local Rum

“It’s how you know you’ve finally arrived in Mauritius.” Why not save water for the kids, and drink our local rum! The island has been making its best-selling rum for more than 300 years.

You can drink it with a mix of your choice, or let the bartender create mouth-watering cocktails.

The island’s finest rums are also infused with bourbon vanilla, coconut or honey and other spices that guarantee a burst of taste.

Local Beer

Here! Well… On the sunny side of paradise, there will never be a better time to be a beer lover.

The Phoenix beverages are zealously dedicated to promote the island with the very best beer from passionate and expert brewers since 1963. Phoenix beer is the most widely consumed and is a must-try for its combination of malted spring from Australia and Europe with a twist of tropical sugarcane alcoholic brew that induces a refreshing feel of the island.

Local currency

The Mauritian rupee is the official currency of the Island and can be purchased at the Airport or any of exchange across the island. Some of the shops does accept foreign currencies but are not obliged to.

The Mauritian rupees come in the following denominations:

Coins: 01, 05, 10, 20 Rupees and 5, 20, 50 Cents

Bank Notes: 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000 Rupees

Visa

Visitors from most countries do not require a visa to travel to Mauritius.  Upon arrival, your passport is stamped for an entry and you should present the below documents:

1. A valid passport, where the expiry date is beyond the intended period of stay.

2. A valid return or onward ticket to the country of origin or residence.

3. A confirmed booking for accommodation.

4. Sufficient funds to meet the costs of stay.

Night Life

Mauritius offers an amazing selection of beach bars, laid-back lounges and several beachfront restaurants. It’s an idea place to pop open a bottle of bubbly, sink into a cocktail or simply enjoy a local rum punch with the sand between your toes.

If you are looking for something more lively and fun, head to the nightclubs and kick back to house music and ibiza-style ambiance.

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