As per recent announcements, Mauritius will be welcoming international travelers from 15 July, 2021. The island will be opening in phases during 2021 and the first phase, from 15 July to 30 Sept, 2021, will enable fully vaccinated travelers to enjoy a resort holiday on the island.

During Phase 1, holidaymakers will be able to enjoy facilities within their chosen resort premises, including the swimming pool and beach. If guests stay over 14 days and have negative PCR tests during their stay in the resort, they will be able to explore the island’s attractions. However, for shorter stays, they may leave the resort earlier and travel back home.

For Phase 2, from the 1st of October, 2021, vaccinated travelers will be allowed entry without restrictions upon presentation of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.

Unvaccinated travelers will be subject to 14 days in-room quarantine for both Phases 1 and 2 until further notice.

Still not convinced that a trip Mauritius is what you need right now?

Well here are Top 6 must visit places in Mauritius!

  1. Chamarel Colored Earth

The seven colored earths are a geological formation of sand dunes comprising sands of seven distinct colors because of decomposition of volcanic rock. The colors evolved through conversion of basaltic lava to clay minerals. It is a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colors (approximately red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow).

  1. Trou Aux Cerfs

Trou Aux Cerfs is a 605m high dormant volcano with a well-defined cone and crater located in Curepipe, Mauritius. Its well defined crater is about 350 meters in diameter & 80 meters deep. The crater has not been active for the last 1,00,000 years & is currently dormant but according to experts, it could become active at any time within the next thousand years. For people with a taste of adventure & adrenaline, you can take a hiking trip around the volcano.

  1. Grand Bassin

The sacred lake also called as Ganga Talao represents the mighty Ganges river of India. It’s tucked away in the mountains of the South West region surrounded by colorful Hindu Gods & temples. Ganga Talao is a major draw of crowds in Mauritius, with many people visiting the site to pray, meditate, play with the local monkeys, or simply to walk by the lake and enjoy the gorgeous surrounding views. During your visit of this sacred site, you will inevitably be awestruck by the gigantic 108 feet statue of Lord Shiva, the Destroyer.

  1. Crystal Rock

This rock formation sits in the middle of the ocean, approximately 200 meters away from the shore of Le Morne & offers a gorgeous site. It is a great example of a bio- chemical reaction leading to the formation of the sedimentary rock. See the rock up close by hopping on one of the many boat tours, which will take you out there where you can also choose to snorkel.

  1. Botanical Garden

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden is a popular tourist attraction in Pamplemousses, near Port Louis and the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy the ponds filled with giant water lilies, giant tortoises & abundant bird life. This garden, for a long time was ranked third among all the gardens that could be admired over the ‘surface of the globe’.

  1. Aapravasi Ghat (The Immigration Depot)

It is a building complex located in Port Louis on the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius, the first British Colony to receive contracted labor workforce from many countries. From 1849 to 1923, half a million Indian indentured laborers passed through the Immigration Depot, to be transported to plantations throughout the British Empire. Due to this large-scale migration of the laborers, 68 percent of the current total population of Mauritius is of Indian ancestry. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.

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