In the heart of the Mascarene Islands, Mauritius is undeniably the jewel of the Indian Ocean with a coastline of 330 km. Only 200 km away from Reunion Island, this tropical paradise is characterised by its palm-fringed sandy beaches bordering transparent lagoons, lush vegetation, astounding mountains and rich cultural diversity. Mauritius has an ideal tropical climate with a mild winter season (20-24 ° C), reaching warm temperatures in summer (28-33 ° c).
There is no official language in Mauritius, but the majority of the Mauritian population is bilingual, speaking English and French. Creole and French are the most frequently used languages, whereas English is predominant in administrative and judicial formalities.
For a stay of less than six months, citizens of the European Union do not require a visa to stay in Mauritius.
The official currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR). Several banks are available throughout the island to convert foreign exchanges.
No vaccine is mandatory for European travellers coming to Mauritius.
Mauritius is relatively jet lag free as the time difference is not much from most destinations. Paris + 2 hours (3 hours in winter) / GMT + 4 hours.
Mauritius has excellent medical care standards, including the emergency intervention of high-tech medical centres and several private clinics.