Getting to Mauritius
You can fly direct to Mauritius from major cities around the world, including London, Paris, Johannesburg, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Perth and Dubai. There is one international airport in Mauritius and this is called Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. It is located in the southeast of the island at Plaine Magnien. If you arrive by cruise ship, you will likely dock at the capital city of Port Louis.
Flying to Mauritius
Mauritius is an award-winning destination! We often pick up accolades for the best adventure travel destination and weddings destination in the Indian Ocean. You can find our latest awards on the World Travel Awards website.
Languages spoken in Mauritius
The languages spoken in Mauritius are English, French and Creole. You can learn a few key phrases with our handy guide to Creole expressions.
History of Mauritius
Mauritians are mainly descended from Indian laborers, Chinese traders, African slaves, and Dutch, French and British colonists. Today, this creates a diverse community that celebrates all religions and ethnicities. You’ll find these influences reflected in our food, architecture, music and more. There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the island, Le Morne Cultural Landscape and Aapravasi Ghat, fascinating places to learn about the history of slaves and indentured labourers on the island. The traditional Sega dance and Geet Gawai, the opening ritual for an Indian wedding, are on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.