Q. Do you need a visa to enter Mauritius island?
When it comes to visa, the best would be to check details with your embassy. European and South African countries don’t need visa, while other countries need a pre-arranged visa for Mauritius. Check with your embassy the process and documentation needed to obtain your visa on time.
Q. Can you drink the water in Mauritius (or other health concerns)?
According to official tourism sources, tap water is drinkable, but the government generally advises tourists to drink bottled water. The island has many sources of water that locals use to drink without any reported health complications. It’s advisable to avoid drinking tap water during cyclone season. There is no mandatory vaccine needed for visiting the island and also, there is not any reported case of malaria. For your safety, take essential medicine and a first-aid kit.
Q. How to get around Mauritius island?
There are many options including local buses, cars, taxi and motorbike. Local buses are a very cheap and convenient way to explore the island but be prepared to share it with sometimes too many people. There are taxis, cars and motorcycles for rent at hotels and guest houses and the price hugely depends on the place. Driving in Mauritius can be a little tricky to not say dangerous in some places. If you don’t feel confident driving on the island, day excursions can be organized with taxis or tour operators that will know where to take you and how to avoid traffic hours. A convenient way to relax and just enjoy the ride.
Q. What is the weather like in Mauritius island?
There are two seasons in Mauritius: Winter (May to October) and Summer (November to April). Tempratures during the winter are around 23-28 C during the day and can drop down to 18-19C at night. The Summer is hot and hummid and temperatures are between 30-35C. Be aware that this is the most popular period but is also the time of cyclones, especially during January and February. The water temperature averages at 24C over the whole year. For kitesurfing and hiking prefer winter months. For swimming, diving & tanning in the strong sun, prefer the summer months.