Flights to Mauritius

Cheap Flights to Mauritius

Situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean, with dazzling beaches, world-class diving, vast national parks, and a melting pot of cultures, Mauritius is a picture-perfect destination. Mauritius may exude a luxurious air, but it is possible to visit on a budget too.

Airlines flying to Mauritius

Singapore air offers the most affordable flights, with prices averaging $1,500 return and stopping over in the award-winning Changi Airport. Flights are available from every major city in Australia departing every day.

Emirates flights are available with a stopover in Dubai with prices starting at $1,800. These flights are available every day from every Australian capital city.

Perth is the only city in Australia with direct flights available through Air Mauritius. These flights depart every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Peak and off season: When to get the best deal

Peak season in Mauritius is May to October. The weather is pleasant and there is little rain. However, if you can handle a little humidity then visiting in off-peak time is an excellent way to save money as some hotels, AirBnBs, and tour providers drop their prices. September to November and March to May are the shoulder seasons. The chance of rain is slightly higher, but overall it is still a pleasant time to visit. Note that January to March is peak cyclone season and therefore not suitable for travelling.

If you decide to travel in peak season then be sure to book accommodation well in advance to secure the best price.

Getting to and from the airport

Your flight will land at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) Airport in the southeast of the island. From the airport to the northwest of the island is a one to two hour drive.

Rental car: While it's highly recommended to hire a car during your trip to Mauritius, driving from the airport after your international flight might not be the easiest option considering jet lag, night arrivals and unfamiliarity with the roads.

Taxi service: Book online in advance and your driver will meet you in the arrivals hall. When booking, you can choose between luxury or budget cars, and you can request an English-speaking driver.

Airport shuttle: It may be cheapest to use the airport shuttle if you are travelling in a small party, or solo. Since this is a shared service you may have to wait for enough passengers to fill the shuttle before it departs, and keep in mind that it will make multiple stops on the way to your destination.

Hotel airport transfer: your hotel may have an affordable airport transfer available. If you have a late arrival or early departure, there is a Holiday Inn hotel located 700 meters from the airport. The hotel offers complimentary airport transfers.

What to do in Mauritius

Explore and relax on the exquisite beaches. Hire a bike or rent a car to find your own slice of paradise. The most popular beaches on the island are:

• Pereybere and Mont Choisy in the North
• Flic en Flac in the West
• Blue Bay in the South
• Belle Mare in the East

These beaches are perfect for both snorkelling, or simply swimming and sunbathing. Hire a sundeck chair, grab a fresh coconut from a vendor, and sit back and relax. You’re in Mauritius! For those who like a little more action, many beaches have water sports activities, from snorkelling to surfing to diving or dolphin boat tours.

For a little more luxury, enjoy a heavenly day out on the crystal waters with a local Catamaran cruise. Enjoy a cooked lunch, drinks, snorkelling and perhaps even visit an island

Rochester falls: Take a walk through sugar plantations to reach these stunning 10 meter high waterfalls, and don't forget to bring your swimwear so you can take a dip! Grab a fresh coconut from a vendor at the top of the falls and enjoy nature’s splendour.

Le Morne Brabant: You can partially climb this mountain for free, however, due to its challenging nature, a guide is required in order to summit. It’s worth it for the spectacular ocean views. Don’t miss this experience if you love hiking!

Port Louis: Soak up the island's history by taking a self-guided walk through this port city. Check out the temples, museums, traditional markets, rum distilleries, Palace D'Armes, casinos and more!

The Black River Gorges National Park: Another must-see for nature lovers. Enjoy some walks through the unique beauty of Mauritian forests, and make sure to keep a lookout for the endemic Mauritian Flying Fox!

What to eat in Mauritius

Try traditional Mauritian creole cuisine at the Central Market in Port Louis. Enjoy a traditional pancake filled with curry, dholl puri, or delicious pickle-stuffed bread, pain maison.

While on the island, be sure to also try the local seafood, such as fish cooked in lemongrass, an octopus rougaille, or shrimps in red sauce served on a bed of palm heart.

Check if you need a visa to travel

It is a requirement for most nationalities to have a visa to enter for more than 72 hours.  Visa information can be found here.

Book a holiday package

Whether you’re looking for a island cruise or a luxury escape, we can help you find the perfect holiday package.