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Cheap round-trip flights to Mauritius Island

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Cheap flights to Mauritius

The Indian Ocean island paradise of Mauritius is a unique place of turquoise waters, white sand beaches and endless palms. A haven for wildlife, many tourists visit this beautiful island to swim with dolphins, spot whales or snap photos of the indigenous primates and birdlife. There’s also a glamorous side to the island, with luxury hotels in stunning resorts to keep you entertained.

When to book cheap flights to Mauritius

Thanks to its prime location, Mauritius offers warm weather and sparkling waters all year round. While this is good news for those seeking a warm winter getaway, having no ‘off season’ means it can be hard to find cheap flights to Mauritius.

Your best bet is to stay as flexible as possible on dates and to avoid booking during school holidays or when local festivities, such as Cavadee or Divali, are taking place.

How to find the best deals to Mauritius

When searching for cheap flights to Mauritius, be as flexible you can regarding dates and departure locations.

To broaden your search, be sure to click on ‘Nearby Airports’, which is located just beneath the departure box on the search tool.

On the results page, you can also select ‘Show Flexible Dates’ or use the drop down menu to sort results by price.

And, don’t forget, it is usually the early bird that catches the cheap flights!

How long is the flight to Mauritius?

The average London to Mauritius flight time is 12 hours. However, as direct flights only go from the capital, this varies for other locations around the UK.

While connection times will differ, the average flight times for airports in the UK are:

Main airports in Mauritius

There is one international airport on Mauritius Island, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU). This is located close to the small city of Mahebourg, 30 miles south of the island’s capital, Port Louis.

While the airport serves a number of global destinations and airlines, the majority of flights are operated by Air Mauritius, the flag carrier for the country.

The airport has several shops and restaurants, as well as a private lounge that can be accessed by travellers from any airline.

Airlines that fly here from the UK include:

  • Air Mauritius
  • Swiss International Airlines
  • Air France
  • Emirates
  • Air Seychelles
  • Lufthansa
  • KLM
  • South African Airlines

How to get around Mauritius

Upon arrival at Mauritius Airport, there are a few options for onward travel. The first is to hire a car. This is a fine choice if you are planning to explore the country’s towns, villages and attractions during your stay.

Alternatively, you can make use of buses and taxis. Mauritius is one of Africa’s smallest countries, so this is certainly a feasible way to get about. However, if you are taking cabs, be prepared to negotiate a fare before you set off.

What are the must-sees in Mauritius?

The Black River Gorges National Park is a striking spot, ideal for hiking through flowers and trees among countless birds and monkeys.

The island is also renowned for its cuisine, and foodies will love wandering through the Port Louis market to sample various local delicacies such as dholl puri.

For unrivalled views across the countryside and coast, it is well worth a short hike up Le Pouce (TheThumb). This 800-metre peak is surrounded by fields of sugarcane and close to Port Louis. There is nowhere else on the island with quite the same sense of peace.

Tips for travelling in Mauritius

While you will require a valid passport, no visa is needed to visit Mauritius. At the airport you will receive a stamp that permits you to stay for up to 60 days.

Reviews from verified customers

Apr 2, 2018

Seats not comfortable but food and beverage excellent

Feb 2, 2018

Staff were excellent

Jan 15, 2018

food is terrible ! very low quality food...

Jan 10, 2018

yes you ask if I have had a free upgrade.......Never!!!...the silver card means nothing.......I have already switched to other airlines. I dont need extra baggage but I am quite tall ...1.90....and get a lot of pain in my legs......an occasional upgrade might have been welcome.........you can have my airmiles back...they are a waste of time.....

Dec 30, 2017

Very poor choice of entertainment, limited films . Very poor picture quality on screens. Have always travelled Virgin for long haul flights and they have a wide choice of films and lots of new releases.

Dec 14, 2017

Spare seats in premium economy and business and option to upgrade at a decent price would be nice.

May 16, 2017

Lovely flight. First time behind a open clock pit and been able to watch pilots

Oct 31, 2016

A very organised and well run service