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Hi, we are a couple who often visit Mauritius but would like to take a trip to Rodrigues for a few days this time.
We're vegetarians so would strongly prefer something like a small self-catering apartment or room.
We'd greatly appreciate any recommendations on a suitable place to stay in Rodrigues. Thanks.
Just a few “nuts and bolts” questions that the guide books aren’t so good on. Many thanks to anyone who’s good enough to take the time to answer.
1 What is the maximum amount that can be withdrawn in a single transaction from an ATM? Do some banks allow more than others?
2 Is it generally possible to use a credit card to pay for fuel at petrol stations?
3 According to Bradt, fuel prices are fixed by the government. What is the current per litre price for petrol?
4 What is the legal blood/alcohol limit for driving? This not because I intend to drive around after a drinking session, but would it be OK to drive back to the hotel after having a single drink with a meal in a restaurant?
5 Is it possible to change rupees back into euros at the airport, or should I do this at a bank beforehand?
We are a family of 4 (kids 14 & 11) stopping over in Mauritius in September this year. What would be the best location to base ourselves for the 4 days?
Anyone with experience ir preferances when it comes to The Oberoi vs Shanti? Or do you have other suggestions to where to spend part of our honeymoon?
I am going to Mauritius for 4 days/nights in June on my way to Reunion Island for Sakifo Festival.
Any suggestions on where to stay?
I'm looking for an area that is walk (or bike ride) from the beach, so I can relax with a good book and swim during the day. With some luck this area would be within walking distance of good restaurants and bars so I can enjoy a drink and some local food at night.
I'll be travelling with a friend, we are both are in our late 20's and enjoy music, art, swimming, hiking, learning about new cultures etc etc.
Any must see art galleries? or live music venues?
What about hiking?
I will spend about a week in Mauritius next october. Where is the best place to base yourself from and explore the island by public transportation?
I would like to have some beach time but also do some hikes, see the sights and the towns.
Hey, if anyone is in Mauritius this month (or before May 9) and wants to do some riding with me, get in touch.
I cycle for exercise but also to enjoy the scenery, so I take a few breaks, and don't go all-out, but try to keep a good pace. I wear a helmet but not cycling clothes, and I'm happy to do a leisurely pace with someone who wants that.
My skype name is the same as my LP name--just send me a msg there as the thorn tree message system has been taken down.
With the recent flash floods that ravaged through many parts of Port-Louis, capital city of Mauritius, I would like to know how I can reach out to foreigners and tourists to help fellow Mauritians rebuild their lives. I recently started an online fundraising campaign in the hope of helping the many families who have lost everything in the floods. I imagine many of the tourists who have visited Mauritius would want to help support and give a little back to the people of this beautiful island.
I would greatly appreciate any advice on how we can create awareness of the unfortunate situations there and hopefully get everybody's support to make a difference. You can check out the online campaign at the link below. Many Mauritians living overseas have helped contribute to the campaign but I am afraid that it is not enough.
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I am hoping to visit Mauritius, Reunion and Madagascar starting late August 2013. I have unlimited time but a limited budget. I would prefer not to fly. Is it possible to visit in the above order by ferry (Trochetria)? How much is the approximate cost? Is it necessary to book months in advance or can you just show up?
I am a Mauritian citizen but have not been home in 5 years. My boyfriend is not exactly the same religion/culture as I am, so staying with family is not exactly an option. We plan to be in Mauritius for the month of June.
However we do want the family experience, waking up to a family meal, kind of like a bed and breakfast sort of thing, but with the flexibility of coming and going as we wish, without disturbing the family of course.
Although I have found some great deals on l'express property, we do want a holiday rental place where at the very least, we would be guaranteed a breakfast every morning. Our maximum budget for the month is Rs 30,000. Preferably in the north-western part of Mauritius (Pereybere, Grand-Baie, Mont-Choisy, Bain Boeuf). Does anybody know where we could find listings for such accomodation?
Also, I cannot pretend to know Mauritius inside out a... more »
I plan to go to Mauritius with my wife in the last week of July for 7 days.
1. What should be a good locality to stay in Mauritius? I am looking for a 3 or 4 star property. The idea is to relax and do a little site seeing.
2. Any details about renting a bike or a car in Mauritius
3. How would be the weather at that period of the year?
We are looking for a small hire car, and modestly priced, for about 10 days in Mauritius.
There are just two of us...but basically a small and cheap car will be sufficient!
We will be based in the Vacoas/Curepipe region, so anywhere not to far from there will be great thanks.
I am a budget traveler who will be busing around Mauritius on the inter-city bus system and am looking for budget rooms or even better, backpacker dorms. Max price for a single traveller is $20 a night. Is there anyone from Mauritius that could advise where local people stay? I'm not fussy and have lived in very under developed countries so Mauritius is already a great treat! I will go to:
Flic en Flac
and close to Iles de Cerfs
and around to the North
Is possible to stay in St. Pierre and day trip on the busses around the island?
(I know the busses stop at about 5pm and that's ok because most start at 5am!)
I am going to Mauritius for a few days in June (for the first time) and would welcome some advice as to where to stay. I will only be there for 5 nights and would like to stay somewhere that has easy access to good snorkelling. I understand that different parts of the island are recommended depending on the time of year?
Am looking to do very little apart from watch the sea so location is important!
Me and my girlfriend are planning to spent some time on Mauritius, maybe six weeks or so. Could anyone advise on budget accomodation? Are there loads of guesthauses or auberges and what are price ranges (I suppose we could get a good deal for a longer term).
Thanks for any advise.
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