Mauritius

Mauritius

Situated about two thousand kilometres off the southeast coast of Africa, there are few places on earth quite like it. The island is a place of uncompromising tropical beauty with stunning white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and magnificent coral reefs. A holiday here is one filled with indulgence and relaxation. Get to experience spectacular views, exciting water sports, exotic cuisine, world-class golfing, full-service spas, eclectic markets and so much more. With World Leisure Holidays, finding the perfect getaway to Mauritius is easy with our wide range of superb value packages. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, family holiday or partying with friends, there is something for everyone.

Airport
Anahita beach

The distance from the airport to some popular destinations on the island include:

Ambre Hotel 55km/60min
La Pirogue 40km/50min
Sugar Beach 40km/50min
Le Touessrok 46km/55min
One&Only Le St Géran 55km/60min

Climate
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Tropical climate all year round average temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius in the summer months, 20 degrees Celsius in the winter months.

Shopping
Savourcandyshop

There are many interesting and unique items to be discovered while shopping in Mauritius. Local craftsmanship can be found in things like model ships, jewellery, clothing, shells, spices, local rum, stamps, souvenirs, art and handicrafts. Visit the colourful markets in Port Louis, Caudan Waterfront or Curepipe and enjoy some price bargaining with the friendly locals.

Sightseeing
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There are so many amazing things to see and do around the island. Here are a few of the natural and cultural attractions available: Port Louis – Capital city of Mauritius Pamplemousses Royal Botanical Gardens Ile aux Cerfs Ile aux Cerfs island retreat The Seven-Coloured Earths at Chamarel Domaine du Chasseur Domaine les Pailles Black River Gorges National Park Casela Bird Park Casela Bird Park Grand Bassin Mahebourg Eureka House

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Travel Insurance

You are advised to obtain travel insurance covering personal accident, medical expenses, emergency repatriation, baggage loss and loss of funds through cancellation or curtailment. Speak to your travel agent about the various options available.

Custom Allowance

Certain duty-free allowances are available to visitors over the age of 16. This includes 250 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco, 1 litre of wine or 2 litres of beer and 250ml of Eau de Toilette. Exceeding duty-free allowances may result in extra duty charges or confiscation of goods.

Spas and Health Facilities

The tranquil settings found in Mauritius lend themselves to pampering. Visit the many spas of World Leisure Holidays hotels, where rejuvenating waters, nourishing spa cuisine, exquisite products and complete physical enlightenment await.

Weddings and Honeymoons

Mauritius is the ultimate romantic destination. Filled with exotic locations, breath-taking vistas and a little bit of island mystery, it’s the perfect place to get married or enjoy a honeymoon.

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Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events, Mauritius

Business is about making good decisions. Chose Mauritius as a destination for your next team building session, seminar, corporate event, presentation or conference.

Business is about making good decisions. And choosing Mauritius as a destination for your next team building session, seminar, corporate event, presentation or conference is a very, very good decision.

Whether you’re rewarding your top achievers, wowing your clients, conducting your annual conference, golfing with your club or travelling in a family or wedding party, we can take care of everything for you.

Planning a huge industry conference can be daunting, but World Leisure Holidays will help to make sure that your group getaway is a truly epic experience.

To help you sell it to the board, our groups department is staffed with creative, logistical and technical experts. These guys love all the brainstorming and planning that goes into creating group getaways, and they make sure they’re packed with innovative, fun and flawlessly managed events.

Our hotels in Mauritius and our experienced ground handlers are equally comfortable with intimate parties of 16 or big groups of 1000.

We can tailor-make packages for group travel to Mauritius, across a diverse spectrum of superb resorts.  Beach barbecues, buffets, colourful Sega dancers, red carpets, jazz bands, cooking demos, no problem – we’ll even take your people exploring.

All facilities are equipped with the latest AV technology, projectors, PA systems, CD/DVD players, microphones and flip charts. WLH can tailor a business travel solution to suit your needs, to ensure your event runs smoothly and your promotion a done deal.

And to sweeten the deal, our list of premier accommodation offers great value, which means you can wow your clients, while saving your company money. Win win.

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

In Mauritius, you can relax by the pool, sip on cocktails and be pampered all day, but there are so many other adventures to enjoy, outside of their resort:

  1. EXPERIENCE AN ISLET ESCAPADE on the south-east coast. A boat will take you to the 25 hectare nature reserve of Ile aux Aigrettes. Here you’ll find indigenous plants and coastal ebony forests, discover the marine environment by snorkelling or taking a trip on a glass-bottom boat in the protected marine park of Blue Bay.
  2. RUM ANYONE? It wouldn’t be a tropical island without a sailor’s favourite tipple. Visit one of the distilleries, where local sugar cane is used to brew exquisite spiced rum – in a whole lot of flavours. Yo ho ho!
  3. THE SEVEN COLOURED EARTH. You’ve seen nothing like this natural phenomenon: The volcanic rock of the island resulted in brilliantly coloured sand in seven distinct colours: red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow.
  4. THE DODO: GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. See the remains of the extinct flightless bird, at the National History Museum in Port Louis, home to one of the few remaining dodo skeletons.
  5. CLIMB THE VOLCANO. DRIVE INLAND TO TROU AUX CERFS, an extinct volcano overlooking the town of Curepipe. And if you like a good hike, you can make your way to the top of the volcano for awesome views over the island and crater-lake.
  6. CAN YOU SAY PAMPLEMOUSSES ? VISIT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS – the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere, located in the proximity of Port Louis in the district of Pamplemousses. It’s one of the world’s most admired. And it’s pronounced “pump-ler-moose.” So now you know.
  7. VISIT THE BEAUTIFUL MAHESWARNATH HINDU TEMPLE, definitely worth several photographs, and known locally as “Grand Shivala Triolet” in the village of Triolet.
  8. ILE AUX CERFS island, Make a memorable visit to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches – right here in Mauritius.
  9. VISIT VICTORIA 1840 ART MUSEUM & RESTAURANT in the village of Trou d’Eau Douce in the east. It’s an old sugar cane factory that has been converted into a contemporary art museum and restaurant.
  10. THERE’S NO FOOD LIKE STREET FOOD – and Mauritian Street Food is amongst the best in the world. A unique mix of Creole, African, Indian and Chinese influences; the dishes offer bursts of intricate flavours.

Mauritius really is a paradise, with so much to keep you entertained. So get out there, learn more, experience the culture of Mauritius; work on your tan, but come back to South Africa with some great memories.

Weddings in Mauritius

There's nothing more romantic and special than getting married in Mauritius. We'll take care of all the details. To find out more about our amazing packages call World Leisure Holidays on 087 351 6497

Weddings in Mauritius – what you need to know.

Once you have decided to get married in Mauritius, the best option is to book yourself into a resort that has experience of hosting wedding packages. There are any many quality hotels that offer superb deals for romantic couples.

Try a relaxing spa before the big day

Most resorts offer his and hers pre- and post-wedding treatments. Pamper yourselves with facials, steam baths, massage and aromatherapy, to name a few of the treatments available that will enhance your special occasion. Most hotels will arrange hair and make-up and prepare a trial session before your big day.

Wedding coordinators

Whichever resort you choose, ensure there is a coordinator on hand to help you organise your dream wedding. They will give you invaluable advice, find the right location and even choose the best time of day. You want your time in Mauritius to be as carefree as possible. That’s the whole point of getting married in Mauritius: you can leave your worries at the airport check-in.

The best months to get married in Mauritius

Mauritius enjoys average yearly temperatures of 23 degrees – you can see why this island frequently rates in the top 5 beach-wedding locations.

October is one of the best months of the year to get married in Mauritius. It has the lowest rainfall figures and pretty-near perfect temperatures – plus the highest sunlight figures.

May is also an attractive option. It’s a pleasant month at the tail-end of a hot summer season and the beginning of the Mauritian winter. Although temperatures are beginning to cool, it’s still a warm enough to make for a special day.

The cyclone / rainy season runs generally between January to March, with high humidity, so rather choose cotton and silk garments, and try to avoid lace if possible – sand and lace do not mix.

July and August are not good wedding months. This is when the south-easterly trade winds blow strongest, lowering temperatures and playing havoc with wedding photography.

Ten things to consider

  1. Check to make sure yours is the only wedding happening on your resort on that day.
  2. Do not rush the process. You need at least 6 weeks to organise a wedding in Mauritius.
  3. The Mauritian authorities require couples to have their birth certificates re-issued and dated within 3 months of your wedding date.
  4. All weddings in Mauritius will be conducted in English, unless previously requested.
  5. Your wedding will be legal back home.
  6. If you have been divorced for longer than 10 months, you will need a copy of your divorce papers.
  7. Two witnesses over the age of 18 are required by law and can be arranged for you upon request.
  8. Always arrange travel and medical insurance to cope with life’s unexpected occurrences. Do not leave anything to chance.
  9. Take the weather into account! October is the best month in Mauritius because it has the lowest rainfall figures and almost perfect temperatures. Avoid July to August, which is when the cool south-easterly trade winds blow strongest.
  10. Just because you are getting married in Mauritius, you don’t have to get married on the beach. You can be married in a church as well as by civil registrar. Remember that your resort will also have several specific locations on hand for you to choose from, whether manicured green lawns in botanical gardens or a sumptuous interior location within the hotel. These are great alternatives, because sand plays havoc with lace wedding dresses and that windswept look doesn’t appeal to everybody.

MAURITIUS Legal Requirements

  • Two copies of each of the following documents are required from you 2 months before you depart:
  • Copies of birth certificates dated within 3 months of your wedding date.
  • Copies of passports.
  • Decree absolute (if divorced).
  • Deed Poll (if a change of name has occurred).
  • Death Certificate and previous marriage certificate if widowed.
  • Non-English documentation must be translated into English and duly stamped.
  • You will also need to take 2 passport photos each with you to Mauritius.

Finally, enjoy your preparations for your dream wedding in Mauritius. This is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion that will provide you with wonderful memories you will never forget. Here’s wishing you both a long life full of love and happiness.

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