LANGUAGE The official language of Mauritius is English but the mother tongue of the population is Creole. Also, most of the Mauritian people are bi-lingual since English and French are both compulsory in the educational programme of Mauritius till the age of 16 years old. Thus, guests speaking either English or French languages will communicate… Continue reading LANGUAGE
LOCATION OF MAURITIUS LOCATION OF MAURITIUS The island of Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, South East of the African Continent.With a population of 1,291,500 people and an area of 1,860 km2, Mauritius forms part of the Mascarenes Archipelago together with Reunion Island and Rodrigues Island. The islands originated from gigantic underwater volcanic… Continue reading LOCATION OF MAURITIUS
PORT LOUIS – CAPITAL CITY OF MAURITIUS PORT LOUIS – CAPITAL CITY OF MAURITIUS Located in the North West of the island, Port Louis is the business and administrative capital of Mauritius. Port Louis was first occupied by the Dutch in the 17th century. It was then developed into a busy capital and strategic port… Continue reading PORT LOUIS – CAPITAL CITY OF MAURITIUS
FLORA AND FAUNA OF MAURITIUS Mauritius is blessed with a diversity of flora and fauna not usually found in such a small area. This is because of its volcanic origin, age, isolation and its unique area. Mauritius has 670 native flowering species, of which around 45% are endemic to the island. Many endemic plants have… Continue reading FLORA AND FAUNA OF MAURITIUS
Shopping Mauritius is usually known among our guests as the paradise for shopping. There is a variety of items available ranging from handcrafted ship models, duty-free diamonds to designer clothing. You can also purchase clothes directly from the factory shops that produce clothes for export. These clothes are sold at discounted prices. These shops are… Continue reading SHOPPING
OFFICE HOURS The opening hours of offices in the private sector are usually 08:00 – 17:00 from Monday to Friday and 09:00 – 12:00 on Saturday. While for the public sector, it is 09:00 – 16:00 from Monday to Friday (very few work on Saturdays).
CULTURAL MAURITIUS Mauritius is the perfect example of a multicultural nation. The population is very diverse with Indian descendants (Tamils, Telegus, Marathis, Muslims), Creoles origins (originated from Africa), Chinese origins and European origins. This peaceful harmony between the different cultures adds to the beauty of our paradise island. Further to the above, a visit to… Continue reading CULTURAL MAURITIUS
Climate Being a tropical island, Mauritius has a tropical climate throughout the year. It has two seasons, namely Summer extending from November to April and Winter from June to September. The months of October and May are referred to as the transition months. Temperature in Mauritius: The maximum summer temperature can reach up to 38… Continue reading CLIMATE