The Islands of Mauritius: A Guide to Picking Your Perfect Paradise

The Islands Of Mauritius By Sarah

Hey there, wanderlusters and sunshine-seekers! So, you've set your heart on Mauritius, the jewel of the Indian Ocean. Yay, you! 🎉 But wait a sec—did you know that Mauritius isn't just one island but a charming archipelago? Yep, that means you've got options, darling. Whether you're planning your honeymoon, a solo self-care escape, or an adventure-packed getaway, let me guide you through these idyllic isles.

The Islands of Mauritius

Frequently Asked Questions: Choosing the Right Island Resort in Mauritius

A: For romantic getaways, consider resorts on the main island's west coast for its stunning sunsets. Île d'Ambre is also a secluded choice for honeymooners.

Q: What's the most family-friendly island?

A: The main island offers various family-friendly resorts with activities for kids and parents alike.

Q: How do I get from one island to another?

A: Most resorts offer boat services between islands, and there's also a public ferry for certain routes.

Q: Are all the islands in Mauritius expensive to stay in?

A: While some islands cater to a luxury experience, you'll find a range of options to fit various budgets, especially on the main island.

Q: Is it worth staying on a smaller island?

A: If you're seeking privacy and tranquility, smaller islands like Île d'Ambre offer an exclusive experience, often with fewer guests.

Q: What activities can I expect?

A: From snorkeling in Blue Bay Marine Park on the main island to trekking on Île d'Ambre, each island offers a unique set of activities.

Q: Is it safe to stay on the smaller islands?

A: Absolutely. Safety measures are in place across all resorts, regardless of their size or location.

Q: Do all resorts offer all-inclusive packages?

A: Many do, but it varies by resort. Check ahead to see what's included in your stay.

Q: Is the main island overcrowded?

A: While the main island is the busiest, many resorts offer private beaches to escape the crowds.

Q: When's the best time to visit Mauritius?

Ah, Mauritius is gorgeous year-round, but if you're dodging the crowds, aim for May to December. It's cooler and less humid, perfect for sipping on that rum cocktail! Answer

Q: How do I get around this tropical haven?

A: Feelin' adventurous? Local buses are an experience. For comfort, there's always taxis and rental cars. Some resorts even offer shuttle services.

Q: Got the munchies—what's the local food like?

A: Oh, you're in for a treat! Think fusion: Creole curries, French pastries, and Chinese stir-fries. Dive into street food like "dholl puri" for the real taste of the island.

Q: Is it cool to tip at restaurants and hotels?

A: Mauritians aren't huge on tipping, but a little extra never hurt, right? Especially if you've had stellar service. A 10% tip will put a smile on someone's face.

Q: What language do they speak, mate?

A: English is the official language, but you'll hear a fab mix of French and Creole. "Bonjour" and "Allo" will get you far, promise!

Q: What's the currency sitch?

A: It’s the Mauritian Rupee (MUR). Many places accept credit cards, but a few rupees in your pocket are handy for markets and local bites.

Q: What's the dress code? Flip-flops all day?

A: Flip-flops are beach-ready, but pack a pair of nice shoes for dinner, especially if you're staying at a swanky resort. You wanna look fly for those sunset pics, don't ya?

Main Island: Mauritius

Who It's For:Why Stay Here:

  • Couples looking for romance and luxury
  • Families wanting a mix of beach and activities
  • Adventurers keen on hiking and water sports

This is where you'll find a plethora of resorts, ranging from ultra-luxurious to budget-friendly. There's also no shortage of things to do—whether it's trekking up Le Morne, visiting the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens, or scuba diving in crystal-clear lagoons.Hot Picks:

  • Ambre Resort for the adults-only, all-inclusive experience.
  • Seasense Boutique Hotel & Spa for a more intimate, boutique vibe.
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Île d'Ambre

Who It's For:Why Stay Here:

  • Nature lovers
  • Those seeking tranquility away from tourist crowds

Think of Île d'Ambre as your personal sanctuary. It's quieter and offers a more authentic experience. The island is a nature reserve, perfect for hiking and bird-watching.Hot Picks:

  • Eco Tented Villas for a back-to-nature experience with comfort.

Île aux Cerfs

Who It's For:

Water sports enthusiasts
Golfers (yes, there's a golf course!)

Why Stay Here:

The island is known for its water activities—everything from parasailing to snorkeling. Plus, it's home to a renowned golf course designed by Bernhard Langer.
Hot Picks:

Bubble Lodges for a unique 'sleep-under-the-stars' experience.

Île d'Aigrettes

Who It's For:Why Stay Here:

  • Eco-conscious travelers
  • Wildlife enthusiasts

This island is a nature reserve that hosts some of the world's rarest birds and plants. You can have a vacation and feel good about supporting local conservation efforts.

Hot Picks:

  • Eco Cabins with solar power and organic toiletries.

Also Île aux Serpents

Who It's For:Why Stay Here:

  • Die-hard romantics
  • Privacy seekers

With only one resort on the island, this is as private as it gets. Perfect for honeymooners or anyone looking to truly 'get away.'Hot Picks:

  • Serpents Isle Luxury Resort for exclusivity and five-star service.

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About the Authors

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Avid travelers who love to find a deal, Ricky and April Wright love to share about awesome experiences in amazing places. Ricky worked in resorts for decades which led him to prioritize guest experience combined with great locations. The result is awesome, hand-picked resorts for you to visit. 

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