Tap water in Mauritius

Is tap water in Mauritius safe to drink?

This is a question that most visitors to the island ask themselves, although many automatically assume that it is not, and instead buy bottled water.

Popular mineral water in Mauritius

The Central Water Authority, or CWA, is tasked with the distribution of safe drinking water in […]

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Mobile phones in Mauritius

“Can I use my mobile phone in Mauritius?”, is a very common question from visitors to the island.

Mobile communication in Mauritius is well developed, and there is an island wide coverage of GSM/GPRS and UMTS/HSDPA technologies, including the island of Rodrigues.

Mobile phone taking a nap at Albion beach

The major mobile phone […]

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Ougadi

Ougadi, or the Telugu New Year, is a festival celebrated by the Hindu populations in Mauritius, and is a Public Holiday in Mauritius.

Traditionally celebrated by the Telugu people, an ethnic group from south India, Ougadi is now celebrated by several other ethnic groups in Mauritius.

The Telugu People belong to one of the largest […]

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Cascavelle Shopping Village

Bringing the best to the west?

The Cascavelle Shopping Village opened up to the curious Black River crowds in late 2011, and was a much anticipated addition to the range of retail stores and restaurants in Flic en Flac.

Cascavelle shopping village car park north

Located at the entrance of Flic en Flac, and […]

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National Day

The National Day in Mauritius is an annual event and a public holiday occurring on the 12th of March each year.

It is a national celebration, marking the date of independence from the British, and occurred on March 12, 1968 – the day the British Union Jack was lowered for the last time.

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Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivratri, or sometimes Maha Shivratree, is by many regarded as the most important hindu festival in Mauritius.

It is being celebrated in February/March each year in honour of Lord Shiva, and is spanning over three days.

Grand Bassin during Maha Shivaratri

The hindu celebration Maha Shivaratri is preceded by up to a […]

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Thaipoosam Cavadee

Thaipoosam Cavadee is a Tamil festival and public holiday in Mauritius, held annually in Tamil communities across the island.

Thaipoosam devotee with pierced back

The festival is celebrating the Hindu deity Murugan, the son of Lord Shiva, and belong to one of the most important Tamil festivals in Mauritius.

Every year after a fasting […]

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Detailed Map of Mauritius

Many holidaymakers ask us for a detailed map of Mauritius and Rodrigues. Until recently these maps of Mauritius were very difficult to come across – but not anymore!

All public Mauritius maps are maintained by the Cartographic Section of the Mauritian Ministry of Housing and Lands, and the latest version is published in PDF form […]

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Shoprite Supermarket Tamarin

The much anticipated Shoprite Tamarin supermarket opened up at the Barachois Commercial Centre in Tamarin the other week. We put our supermarket glasses on and went for a quick inspection.

The area has seen several attempts at establishing larger supermarkets in the past. From the Franprix supermarket a few years ago, to the recent Kaddy-Plus […]

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Tropical fruit in Mauritius

Tropical fruit in Mauritius is naturally available in abundance all over the island, both cultivated and in the wild, and two of the more common fruits in Mauritius include the papaya and the mango.

Lychees at fruit market in Mauritius

These two fruit trees and their juicy products are found in the wild all […]

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