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How to get around in Mauritius? All about the Mauritian means of transport

Written on : 20 September 2017
Taxi, bus and car: what is the best way to get around Mauritius?

Taxi, bus and car: what is the best way to get around Mauritius?

For your next trip, it's decided, it will be Mauritius! You have bought your plane tickets, your suitcases are starting to take shape, but one question remains unanswered: how do you get around once there? Taxi, public transport, car rental, chauffeur, scooter... a multitude of means of transport are possible.

Mauritius is the guarantee of a paradisiacal holiday, between exotic beaches and exceptional forests. Whatever the season, dry or wet nature is preserved and mysterious. For you, 4 ways to move around Mauritius, to visit the island in all latitudes, by the means that suits you best!

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Taxi: peace of mind

Taxi: peace of mind

Opting for a taxi is a very good idea to make the journey from the airport to your villa in Mauritius. You will be tired after a 15 hour flight, often loaded with beautiful and big suitcases. You will find plenty of taxis ready to transport you out of the airport.

For your daily travel, the choice of the taxi is very popular. The taxi is a means of moving about quite quickly: you will find it at any time, quite easily, you will not incur charges for either fuel or parking. The rates are certainly rather high, but they are negotiated in a customary way! If you sympathise with your taxi driver, he can turn into an amateur guide, and offer you a tour of the island!

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Bus: the most authentic

Bus: the most authentic

Why not get around by bus from time to time. The bus is certainly very economical (from 8 to 30 rupees ie from 0.16 to 0.60 euros!). It is above all the means commonly used by Mauritians. Totally immersed in the local population, it will be the means to discover the Mauritian daily life in a raw and authentic way. The bus network covers the entire island. Tourists can sometimes be surprised at the driver's behavior, which in some cases may be a bit cavalier! The journeys can be quite long too... Taking the bus daily is not the most comfortable way to spend your stay in Mauritius, although it is worth the detour.

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Car rental with or without driver: the most comfortable

Car rental with or without driver: the most comfortable

Renting a car in Mauritius will allow you to be completely free. This will allow you to organise your holiday at your own pace, and to discover the island according to your desires. It is also a very interesting option if you have children. You will be able to adapt your driving, stop whenever you want to get a better view. However, in addition to the signs less present than us, the Mauritians drive on the left! The traffic is dense and many two wheels are present on the roads. A little adaptation time will be necessary, but the comfort gained is often worth the effort. For a trip in complete tranquillity, opt for a driver who will let you discover the corners of the island according to your desires.

Finally, the more adventurous can move by scooter or by bike. In solo or couple, the rental of a two-wheeled vehicle, an option very frequently used by Mauritians, can ensure you an unforgettable getaway!

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