Mauritius Hotel Collection
Information on Flights to Mauritius
We offer direct flights to Mauritius from the UK with Air Mauritius and British Airways whilst our flights with Emirates are via Dubai. There is also a good choice of connections with the Seychelles which enables us to tailor-make some superb two centre holidays.
The flying time is approximately 12 hours with overnight outbound flights. Although this is definitely a longhaul flight the small time difference between the UK and Mauritius (3 hours in our summer and 4 in winter) means that jet lag is rarely a problem.
Air Mauritius flights to Mauritius
- London Heathrow to Mauritius – Fri | Sat | Sun | Wed*
- Mauritius to London Heathrow – Thur | Sat | Wed*
- Economy and Business Class – The new Business Class seats offer a maximum seat width of 20 inches, as well as angled flat beds measuring 25 inches wide and 75 inches long. The Business Class cabin will see its seats arranged in a 2-2-2 configuration and seats are fitted with 10.4-inch arm-mounted LCD monitors, among other facilities.
- Save time and check-in online with Air Mauritius
- Air Mauritius flights to Mauritius fly from Heathrow Terminal 4.
Air Mauritius flies from London Heathrow as follows:
All Air Mauritius flights from Heathrow are overnight flights, return flights on Wed/Sat are day flights and Thur/Sat there are overnight flights.
Air Mauritius offers the following cabins:
* Seasonal service
British Airways flights to Mauritius – Direct
- London Gatwick – Mauritius – Tue | Thu | Sat
- Mauritius – London Gatwick – Wed | Fri | Sun
British Airways flies from London Gatwick (North Terminal) as follows:
British Airways offers World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club cabins onboard all Gatwick flights. Baggage allowance in Economy Class is one bag of up to 23kgs, there is a small charge at the airport for all additional bags including sporting equipment. You’ll get a small discount off this extra baggage charge through the ‘Manage Your Booking’ link below which can be accessed 24 hours prior to departure. British Airways now offers paid seating which can be requested once ticketed.
* denotes the flight arrives the following day
Emirates flights to Mauritius – Via Dubai
Emirates flies daily from to Dubai :
From Dubai there are daily flights to Mauritius.
Emirates offers the following cabins: Economy, Business and First Class.
Useful Mauritius Holiday Information
Language and culture
English is the official language of Mauritius, although Creole and French are the most commonly spoken. Teaching and administration is in English, but most of the press is in French. Apart from Creole, French and English, other oriental languages are spoken to a lesser degree, Bhojpuri, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Telegu, Marathi, Gujerati and Sanscrit all come from India, and Cantonese and the Hakka from China are also found. As of July 2011 the population of Mauritius was estimated at 1,248,129 and is divided into ethnic groups, namely the Indo-Mauritians, Creoles (European, Madagascar and African Origin), and Chinese Mauritian. As a result of this fusion of culture there are many festivities celebrated on the island.
The Mauritian Rupee is divided into 100 cents. All major credit cards are accepted, and there are a number of ATM machines in the towns and at the airport.
During the UK winter Mauritius is 4 hours ahead and during our summer Mauritius is 3 hours ahead.
European Union passport holders do not require visas for Mauritius holidays. Anyone not holding an EU passport should speak to your local Consulate.
A yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers coming from infected areas. There is no malaria risk in Mauritius. Prior to departure we do suggest that you check with your GP or health worker. Alternatively, you can contact MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) on 0845 600 2236. Travelling with Medication If you are carrying personal prescription medication to Mauritius, you must carry a copy of your latest prescription and the drugs should be carried in their original containers bearing the name and address of the dispensing pharmacy. Further information can be found on the Foreign Office website www.fco.gov.uk or from the Department of Health http://www.dh.gov.uk/.
Power supply is 220 volts and there are two pin and three pin plug points in every room. Adaptors are not required for visitors from the United Kingdom.
Banks – Monday to Thursday 0915 – 1315, Fridays 0915 – 1715
Shops – these vary from town to town but generally open 0930 to 1730.
Many shops are closed on Thursday or Saturday afternoons, and most are closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Check-in / check-out times
The official check-in given by the hotels is 3pm. It is not always possible to have your room ready immediately on arrival, although they are very good and where possible will get you into your rooms as quickly as possible so you can start enjoying your holiday. A good tip from us (not that we have done this before) is to have your swimwear handy when you arrive especially if it is early morning so you can relax by the pool or on the beach whilst you are waiting. Each hotel has somewhere for you to change, freshen up and store your luggage while you wait. The official check out time is 11am however if you would like to keep your room until departure this can be arranged at an addtional fee.
What to pack for your Mauritius holiday
Although most of the hotels operate a pretty relaxed dress code you may want to read through our suggestions as some hotels enforce a dress code in the restaurants during the evening.
For evening attire we recommend smart casual. Jackets and ties are not required, but we request you not to wear shorts, sleeveless t-shirts or jeans in the restaurants in the evenings.
Swimwear and shorts and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable during the day and at breakfast.
In the cooler months of May to September a light jumper, cardigan or shawl is advisable for the evenings.
The weather in Mauritius between June and August can be changeable and it is important to note that although Mauritius is an all year round destination it can be fairly chilly in the evenings and windy in patches during this period. It is therefore well worth taking some warm clothing if travelling in these months although we hope this clothing will remain safely in your bags and in many cases it does just that.
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