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Dangers & Annoyances

Your biggest annoyances here are likely to be mosquitoes, sunburn and the occasional upset stomach.

  • There are several aquatic nasties, though few travellers encounter anything more serious than the odd coral cut.
  • Lying under a coconut palm may seem like a tropical idyll, but there have been some tragic accidents. Take care when walking under coconut trees and don't lie (or park your car) beneath them.
  • Cyclones can occur between December (or more commonly, January) and March, though they are not unheard of as late as April.
  • The risk of theft in Mauritius is small, but nonetheless it's worth being cautious.