in Mauritius has a complete database of all the leading 1 star, 2 star, 3 star,
4 star and 5 star hotels in Mauritius. Hotels in Mauritius has also lists
of all types of accommodation such as exclusive guest houses,
bed & breakfast, boarding inn, beach bungalows, self-catering beach bungalows
in Mauritius and apartments to the smallest of studios. In the accommodation
category, we have also listed, for the small budget, companies and services related
to your holidays
in Mauritius, such as tour operators, travel agents, and private beach bungalows.
You can also browse the Mauritius
Yellow Pages for other categories related to tourism.
These vary from $10,00 a night, for a bed and breakfast in Mauritius (clean),
situated in Rose Hill in the center of the island, to the five star hotels where
I leave your imagination to fit your budget!
for Mauritius hotels in Mauritius:
If quoted to you directly, major hotels in Mauritius are generally more expensive
than if you went through your local travel agent in the country you reside. The
major Mauritius hotels have, generally, NO interest in dealing directly with the
public. They will quote you, but when you calculate, you will see that you are
better off taking a package with your local travel agent.
A hotel that
will deal directly with clients, and based in the heart of Perybère, is
the Côte d'Azur Hotel who
offer extremely competitive prices and the hotel is of excellent standing. They
class themselves as a 2 star hotel but in terms of cleanliness, hygiene and general
services I class them as a 3 star hotel, without all the additional services that
a 3 star hotel in Mauritius may provide.
Perybère has the most beautiful
beach in Mauritius. Perybère also offers a number of supermarkets for the
self catering tourism and just down the road, in 3 minute taxi ride, you have
in Grand Baie a hypermarket called SUPER U! There is a good night life at
walking distance and a dozen or more restaurants in Perybère; all reachable
in 5 minutes on foot. Talking about restaurants, rent
yoursef a car and take a drive down to Chamarel
Restaurant in south of Mauritius and enjoy a beautiful serene view of the
west coastof Mauritius whilst eating. Recommended
self catering beach bungalows in Mauritius:
I recently discovered, in Trou d'Eau Douce on the east coast of Mauritius , self-catering
beach bungalows in Mauritius called Cilaos, a family business run by Belall
The complex is extremely clean, and much to my surprise very cheap,
starting at low season tariff of Rs 900.- (Mauritian Rupees) Euro 42,-*
a night for a studio to Rs 1,300.- a night for a duplex bungalow (ground floor)
2 bedrooms, bathroom, dining room and kitchen with balconies from the master bedroom
and living room permitting you to appreciate the sun rise whilst "breakfasting",
a totally breath taking experience! The east coast can get quite windy, in the
winter months, but a paradise for wind and kite surfers.
Rate of Exchange in Mauritius for bank notes (click on source,
opens new page, for current rates)
Indicative and non-binding Rate of exchange
Mauritian Rupees 30 = US $1 (Bank's buying rate for notes)
non-binding Rate of exchange Mauritian Rupees 42 = EURO (Bank's buying rate
Guesthouses: If you are looking for a
peacefulstay in Mauritius on the golden beaches of Point d'Esny, also
on the east coast, then try Chantemer
which is one of the most exclusive
guest houses in Mauritius starting at $ 60,- a night including breakfast.
There is no other guest house in Mauritius that compares to the exclusive standard
that the hosts offers. This guest house is highly rated in the best guides
such as Michelin, Lonely Planet, Vacances Evasion, Routard, Le Voyagé,
Le Point, Marie-Claire... the list is endless! Mauritius
Car Rental: Car
hire in Mauritius can be quite expensive due to high import duties on imported
vehicles this said they can range from $30,00 a day upwards.
one of the biggest car
hire in Mauritius. Try also, Internetconsultancy.info for other
car hire and rental services in Mauritius. Excursions
in Mauritius: You can also plan your own excursions
throughout the island or go through local
tour operators who offer an excellent service.
in Mauritius: Mauritius a diving haven? Let Hugues Vitry
guide you through a virtual dive and experience the beauty of our lagoons in an
"oceanic jungle of beauty" of light, faun and colours. Visit
Hugues's web site (in French). Another web site is Diving
all over the world.com. Mauritius
Ecological Tourism Portal:Ecological tourism, still in its
early years, is a new tourism sector for Mauritius. A new eco-tourism
portal is under development. Shopping:
Where most items are imported and are subject to high import taxes, the textile
industry provide you with cheap branded textiles, normally rejected for exports,
but still a bargain. Beware of textile branded imitations such as Ralph Lauren,
until December 2004, this sold under the banner of a "Factory Shop"
which were popping up like mushrooms all over the island . As of 1st january 2005
these articles are ONLY available "underground" at the major markets
in Port Louis and Quatre Bornes and in some cases under the counter of exclusive
If the police don't know where Ralph Lauren counterfeited textile
is still being sold, then you can be sure ALL taxi drivers in Mauritius do, because
they obtain a commission when they bring a tourist anywhere where money is spent.
Actually the best thing to do is to let the Taxi drivers show you the good shopping
spots, not buy anything that day, and then rent a car and do a days shopping which
will work out cheaper than the taxi earning up to 20, 30 or even 40% on your back
even if you have to rent a car for Rs 800
per day. It may be hard to take that line because they can be so charming when
money is round the corner!