Mauritius is mostly known as a five star beach resort destination, something that the government supported for decades, while informal tourism developed alongside. Studios, apartments and villas, form part of a new strategy that includes traditional concepts (lodges, guest houses etc.) and new concepts such as IRS (Integrated Resort Scheme) that are now part of the promotion of Mauritius and Rodrigues.
There is nothing wrong with staying at a luxury hotel with their numerous facilities and services. However, there is a downside when booking a hotel on an all-inclusive basis, as most visitors miss out on the real Mauritius or Rodrigues. Consider mixing it up a bit with a stay in a lodge or a self-drive trip with several different types’ of accommodation.
You may also consider contacting a local tour operator for assistance.


Tourism is one of the pillars of the Mauritian economy and it is no surprise that the government target higher numbers of tourists each year and continue to sanction the building of new hotels. Continuing the general trend, 2017 also saw an increase in the number of foreigners visiting Mauritius, with a rise of 5.2% overall. The countries from which the biggest rise in tourists for 2017 were recorded were: Germany at 39.3%; the UK at 21.3%; India at 14.8%; Switzerland at 14.2%; and South Africa at 6.3%.


We are sitting down with Mrs. Lolotte, the local connection for Mauritius and Rodrigues, for, an OTA (Online Travel Agent), to ask her some questions about planning a holiday to mauritius.
Are there special visa rules and restrictions? Most nationals of European countries do not require a visa to visit Mauritius. We do advise that you check with your airline or the Mauritius government visa section for further information.


In 2018 the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is tipped as one of that year's hottest tourist destinations, by one industry expert.
As per the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority “In addition to those visiting the island for its glamorous style, cultural fusion and family friendly offerings, new flights mean there is easier access than ever before”. So with more flights coming to our island and the new airport it should be even easier and attract even more visitors. And with more hotels, holiday rentals, operators and activities, the island should be booming - And yet is it?

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