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Country Mauritius – Jewel of the Indian Ocean

This spectacular island nation off the coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean is the most developed of the Mascarene Islands. Mauritius is nothing short of a paradise for fun seekers. From deep sea fishing to sailing, surfing and more, Mauritius is a four season’s playground where you can indulge in ceaseless fun all round the year.

Accommodation Options
There is a range of accommodation options on offer including beach hotels, motels and holiday apartments that fall under cheap hotels, luxury, budget hotels and mid-range options. In case you are on a budget, hostels would be the best option. Most of these offer spacious, rooms with attached baths, clean linen and car parking facilities. There are many hostels in the Grand Bay area that offer safe and comfortable accommodation. Mauritius is a peaceful nation in general; however beware of stray incidents of pick pocketing and robbery. Conveniently close to the beach and the main shopping areas, hostels in Mauritius are worth considering.

History
Originally discovered by Arabs, Mauritius was a Dutch colony from 1638-1710 before it became French and a British colony. It became an independent nation in 1947 when the Legislative Assembly was set up and on 12 March 1992 Mauritius became a republic within the Commonwealth.

Popular Places
Mauritius has it all! From the rich historic sights to cultural diversity and speckled geography topped off with a crammed activity list, there can’t be even a moment of dreariness in this nation. There are many attractions in this country including the Black river gorges national park which is home to many endangered forms of wild life including the threatened pink pigeon. The mercantile capital city of Port Louis, the wealthiest city in Africa is famous for its happening night life, cafes and shopping options.

Getting Around
The travel guide of Mauritius has many convenient options including bus and taxi services, to go around in the urban areas. Buses are cheap and economical although these could be slow and crowded at times. Bicycles and motorbikes are also available for hire.

Places of Entertainment
Mauritius offers a range of leisure activities including parasailing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and more and the spectacular beaches have always been the calling cards of Mauritius. The night life in Mauritius is well represented by bars, discos and night clubs where you can dine; enjoy the wine and make merry. Check out the theatres and cultural hubs of its main cities including Port Louis, Tamarin, Costa Del Sol and Madeira.    

Currency
Mauritian Rupee is the official currency of this nation, each of which is made up 100 cents. Currency exchange facilities are available at the airport, travel desks and banks and to know the latest travel exchange rates, you can refer the news papers or internet.

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FLIC EN FLAC  in 1 hostels
GRAND BAY  in 5 hostels
MAHEBOURG  in 2 hostels
PEREYBERE  in 3 hostels
PORT LOUIS  in 0 hostels
TOMBEAU-BAY  in 1 hostels

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