Category: Mauritius Holiday Packages

Mauritius Holiday Packages

Mauritius holiday packages vary in price during the year and typically climb during peak season. If you plan your holiday carefully you will be able to get a very good bargain no matter what time of the year you decide to travel.

Though Mauritius is not a very big place there are many options when it comes to hotels and lodges and no matter which one you choose you will be able to see any part of Mauritius from where ever you are based. Once again, planning your trip well in advance and thoroughly with much attention to detail, you will be able to put together a most enjoyable holiday.

Mauritius holiday packages designed by travel agents are often the best way to go. Agents get discounts on most services. The packages usually comprise the following:

Flights

These will be arranged on your behalf by a travel agent and the choice of airline will depend on seat availability on the dates you requested as well as price of course. Booking well in advance can save you money and practically guarantee your dates.

Accommodation

Mauritius Holiday PackagesOf course you can select any type of accommodation you prefer and reservations will be made on your behalf. Before settling on anything in particular, take a look at what standardised Mauritius holiday packages are available and see if there is something that takes your fancy. Sometimes you will get a better rate by taking one of these already neatly bundled deals. The reason for this is simple. Travel agents usually get bulk discounts when they continually send customers to a particular hotel or lodge. While the agent is looking for the most attractive products with the best reputation you can usually do very well when booking one of their usual spots.

Car hire

Mauritius is a small island and a great place to drive around. Hiring a car also saves you from moving from one hotel to another to enjoy different parts of the island. There is loads to see in Mauritius, so having the use of a vehicle is a great advantage though not a necessity and usually only included as an optional extra.

Car hire can be costly although as part of a packaged deal you may be able to get a much reduced rate by going through the agent or the hotel where you are booked in.

Mauritius has gorgeous weather so travel light and pack for good weather. There is plenty to buy and all that extra room in your suitcase will be well used on the way back and saves costs on extra baggage at the airport.

Most Mauritius holiday packages include breakfast and dinner and you will generally need to take care of yourself for lunch. Be sure to take some extra cash to accommodate for this and eating in the hotel can be costly while a jaunt in the local supermarkets can expose you to the local communities, an experience you are sure to never forget.

Air Mauritius

Air Mauritius is Mauritius’ national airline offering direct flights from Johannesburg to the capital city of Port Louis. They have been operational since 1967 with the slogan ‘Your Preferred Leisure Airline’. They are not the only airline flying into the island but since their flights are dedicated to Mauritius, they are able to offer a unique service. The flights from South Africa are only four hours long which is just long enough to get excited about the wonderful holiday you have planned.

Some facts and interesting information about Air Mauritius:

  • A large percentage of Air Mauritius’ income is dedicated to cargo flights. Well, this is no surprise since all the extra baggage allowances that are given to visitors included in holiday packages. This is a reflection on the excellent shopping opportunities available in Mauritius where travellers can shop duty free getting exotic spices, perfumes, beautiful clothing of the highest quality and much more here.
  • Cargo is also as a result of Mauritius being a go-between country for imports and exports. Its situation right in the middle of the Indian Ocean means that Air Mauritius has been able to capitalize on this and they have made large investments to accommodate all of this freight.
  • Mauritius is a popular destination and it is well known all over the world it seems. Visitors are pouring in via connecting flights as well as directly from 24 different countries on 4 continents. The airline has more than 80 passenger flights scheduled ever week to cater for the influx of visitors throughout the year.
  • They do not just do passenger flights; they also offer scenic helicopter flights around the island for visitors to get a bird’s eye view of the country. These flights range in duration from 15 minutes up to a full hour.
  • The loyalty programme for the local airline is called Kestrelflyer has three membership levels based on the accumulation of miles. Passengers are awarded with helicopter flights as well as the much needed extra baggage and access to the business class lounge.
  • 51% of Air Mauritius is owned by the Mauritian government while the remainder is owned by stakeholders in local tourism.
  • Despite being a small airline from a small Southern African country they have strived to achieve many records such as a 17 hour long nonstop flight in a Boeing 767 twinjet.

Some tips to remember when booking your flight

Air MauritiusWhile the cabin crew are generally very friendly and accommodating it is important to book special meal requests well in advance. These would be Kosher or vegetarian meals as well as child friendly food. Once the plane is airborne there is little that can be done to accommodate your needs.

Air Mauritius has taken full advantage of their position to exploit the import and export businesses in the Indian Ocean and in so doing they have managed to boost their ability to provide you, their traveller, with the very best aircraft, top service and a pleasant experience.

Mauritius Specials

Looking For a Memorable Holiday? Be Sure To Take a Look at Some of the Mauritius Specials on Offer.

Mauritius specials are usually packaged into neat deals that include everything you need from flights, transfers from the airport and back again, accommodation and even meals. The price of the packages are generally for the full duration of the holiday and not per day so when you slice up the costs you realise just how much you save.

Remember to keep an eye out for Mauritius specials that cater for the whole family

While Mauritius is well known as a popular romantic getaway spot, it also has some great activities for the whole family that the kids will love. Most of the resorts have water activities as well as fantastic facilities that are included in the price. While most of them share some space on the sea or next to the lagoon they can afford to offer water-skiing, wind surfing, snorkelling and diving as part of the privilege of staying there. These are things that every kid would just love and seeing tropical fish through the clear waters of Mauritius is a memory childhoods are made of.

So why not, when looking through the list of Mauritius specials, take a look for facilities that let children stay for free or for discounted rates, in fact, you may be able to find a package where for each adult, one child can fly for free, stay for free, and eat for free with all of the usual activities thrown in.

How much can I expect to pay for a holiday in Mauritius?

Mauritius SpecialsSince the existence of holiday packages, the 7 day Mauritius holiday is the most popular. We suspect that the reason for this is that after 4 days you simply cannot bring yourself to leave the exotic island! A 7 day holiday package will cost you in the region of R10 000 per person for the full 7 days. When you break this down this is just under R1500 per day including all flights, transport, food and accommodation. All you have to do is pack your own bags and book yourself onto the flight. Everything else has been taken care of.

Using R10 000 as a basic bench mark you will be able to evaluate the value of the packages on offer. When comparing packages remember to first and foremost take into consideration the hotel you will be staying at. While Mauritius is a great place, it is the establishment that will make it an experience of a lifetime. Sacrificing a few hundred rand to be sure you stay at your preferred hotel is a very small price indeed.

What else do I need to take advantage of this fascinating island?

Why choosing one of the conveniently packaged Mauritius specials you can be sure that all the organising has been done for you, you just need to be sure that you have packed in some light clothing that will keep you cool in the warm Mauritius sun.