Can anyone recommend a good place to stay in a nice location in Mauritius?
Hi Esteban, check out http://www.holidayrentalsmauritius.com. It contains information about all the different districts in Mauritius as well as accommodation options such as villas, apartments and guesthouses.
What are some good driving schools/instructors in Mauritius?
Don Driving School (Auto Ecole- Port Louis, Mauritius)
category: Driving Instructor
Location: Gayasing Street, Port Louis, Mauritius (ile Maurice,isla mauricio)
Description: Don Gayan is the driving instructor par excellence. Our views: Tested and approved by Bouzermaurice.com.
Their is also a Driving school in Curepipe next to the Casino, behind lakepoint...near the municipality of curepipe.
You have to pay about Rs 900 for 2hours.
Look in the telephone book (if there are some around) under balloons-novelty & wholesale or balloons- retail, or under welding supply. Welder's supply has helium. Or look up helium, if that category is in your local listings. Or look it up on the Internet at a web site that is local or find a supply closest to you.
Is Mauritius good for Honeymoon in June 2nd or 3rd Week ?
June is winter here but don't worry the winters here are nothing to worry about. Not that cold actually and to your surprise, it can be hot on the coasts/beaches esp. I don't think you should worry much about the weather. It's gonna be okay.
I personally prefer the winters here, it feels better. Summers are just too hot anyway!
can some one suggest a good and economical hotel in Mauritius?
Ive been there myself last December. Many of the hotels are expensive, I know that for a fact. However you dont have to stay at a hotel. There are also many affordable guesthouses were you could stay at. For example one good one in Flic en Flac is MK Villas. I stayed there myself. The service was very good and at an affordable rate. I cant name all of the guesthouses because there are many throughout the country. My advice to you is stay at guesthouses. The country is great especially the becaches so you should have a fun time.
How much money is enough for good living in Mauritius?
Most Mauritians live within the range 350USD - 700USD per month,therefore the salary which you are expected to have is around 5000USD per month,well here itself we see the difference.If you want you can still live with around 1000USD per month and live with ease,better than many Mauritians and yet you will be able to save plenty of your money.
You can easily live up with 15000USD throughout the year and save the rest.
What is the best tourist spots to visit in Mauritius?
There is a lot to see, like the other user mentioned.
One can divide the island up into 5 parts, north, south east, west and inland:
Then there are the beaches, and if you like underwater, there is a submarine to look at the sealife.
And more info:
The British foreign office has issued a travel warning:
"Due to an ongoing security operation at a military barracks near Antananarivo International Airport at Ivato, we recommend that travel to the airport and its immediate surrounds be limited at the present time. We understand some flights out of the airport are currently being cancelled – you should check with your airline."
Perhaps check for more info with them:
And hope you have a lekker holiday. I am sommer lekker jaloers.
Why did the population of Mauritius begin to grow so rapidly in the mid 20th century?
1) Baby Boom, due to the end of the war, like everywhere else. This was couple with increased prosperity for its people.
2) Seemed likely that there would soon be increased poverty, land scarcity (it is a small island!), and mass unemployment.
3) AGRESSIVE Family Planning incentives. Free community clinics tpo educate the population as to contraception.
4) The future was looking very bright until a few years ago. Mauritius had only functional unemployment (around 3%). However, inflation is causing havoc to its people's buying power. Moreover, the current economic crisis is adversely affecting one of its main revenue sources, Tourism
I love Mauritius, and I often go there. But it's true the plane ticket is pretty expensive, especially if you book it directly from airliners !
The trick is to deal with a travel agency that specializes on that destination. They should have enough flow of sales to get you better prices. I usually get France-Mauritius and back at around 600 Euros