While you may be planning all the things to do in Mauritius, don’t forget to look at the available transportation options as well; here’s a quick overview of what to expect.
An easy way to get around the island is by taxis which can be found mainly in the main tourist areas providing access to places such as Blue Bay Mauritius. Hotels in this part of the island are close to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, which also makes them easy to get to. Please note that taxis are not metered, so always check and agree on a price before your journey begins.
A great way to explore this destination is by bike, with plenty of pedal-powered adventures in store! Bicycle hire is available here, while properties such as Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas offer a complementary activity program that includes cycling to Pont Naturel to enjoy pristine natural landscapes and stunning ocean views.
Public buses are the main means of transportation for the local population and covered bus stops can be found at various locations on the island. The schedule for these buses depends on the route and they run at intervals of 10 to 30 minutes. The schedule and routes can be found at some bus stops, while locals will generally inquire with the station master as well.
Keep in mind
Mauritius does not have a complicated transport network and has three main roads; the most important of these is the M1 which connects the airport to the south east with the capital Port Louis while providing access to other cities. As with other destinations, you will see the most traffic during rush hour (around 8 to 9) and evening (around 4 to 5), so plan your trips for these times.