Mauritius is a country I first set foot in December 2021. Below, you’ll find the articles I’ve thus far written about Mauritius and Rodrigues. Since we obtained the 1-year premium visa, we started a bit of a digital nomad community in Mauritius. If you want to come to Mauritius in the capacity of a remote worker, join our Facebook group. Also, make sure to read our remote working guide to Mauritius and Rodrigues.

Le Morne vista on Île aux Bénitiers Mauritius

Map of Mauritius POIs

Use the menu on the left to make sub-menus appear or disappear. You can also find remote or uninhabited territories of Mauritius on this map.

Things I’d Like to Do in Mauritius

  • Hitchhike with locals, so predictable! ✅
  • Visit the capital Port Louis ✅: the history (Aapravasi Ghat), the food, the public transit (they have a very cool tram it appears)
  • Chase the remnants of the historic railway on Mauritius Island
  • Go hiking to some peaks or perhaps canyoning at some waterfalls. I’d love to visit the country high point Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire (828masl) and. Seeing (though probably not climbing) Pieter Both and Le Pouce (“the Thumb”—good mountain for hitchhikers) mountain is also something I’d like to do
  • Hopefully, visit the Mauritius Radio Telescope. It’s quite a big instrument, but I’m not sure if it’s open to the public to visit
  • Visit as many islets surrounding the big isles as I can. Here’s the list I’m using
  • See the loneliest palm in the world ✅ at the SSR Botanical Garden of Curepipe
  • Pick up some Mauritian Creole words or phrases. (Lessons thus far: most of it is pronounced just like french but written differently: bonzur (bonjour), mersi (merci), etc. Some words from India have a different spelling than we know from the Malaysian Indians: faratha instead of paratha, appalam instead of papadum. And when you want to say something is good or tasty you apparently say “C’est top!” which is something I haven’t ever heard in France. But most people will ask if we prefer English or French and then they also adapt their French to the ‘metropolitan’ style)
  • Rent a scooter with Jonas and explore the islands that way ✅. A quad can also be nice for a short while
  • Maybe relax and do some writing? Mauritius looks like a nice country to stay in for several months to sit and write, do day trips, and enjoy the weather
  • Do some sailing ✅ (we’ve taken some dinghy sailing classes). I can help crew yachts and stuff and (CrewBay profile and Find a Crew profile here) would love to enter/depart Mauritius and/or Rodrigues by sailing boat
  • Go snorkeling, perhaps kitesurfing, but definitely kayaking ✅. My preliminary search has shown that at the Albion caves is a good place for sea kayaking
  • Enjoy some local festivals, such as Thaipoosam Cavadee (2022 procession canceled 😔)

Things I’d Like to Do in Rodrigues

  • Take the ferry to/from Rodrigues Island
  • The highest point of Rodrigues is Mont Limon (392masl)✅ and it’s quite accessible
  • Also, check what Rodriguan Creole is about and how it differs from the Mauritian variant
  • Kayak to some of the small islands ✅
  • Perhaps this is a nice island for some horseriding? (ETA: not anymore. There used to be horses at the resorts in Pointe Coton, but now there are only donkeys on the island)

Once I find more ideas or inspiration for visiting Mauritius, I might add them here to this page.

If you know cool places and things to do in Mauritius, comment below so I can always find your suggestions again once I start making the dream come true! Tips are especially welcome if you are Mauritian or have lived there for a while

Are you a travel blogger and do you have good posts about Mauritius? Drop them in a comment below and I’ll read them!

Arriving in Antananarivo (Madagascar) After One Year in Mauritius

We left Mauritius for Madagascar on the 15th of November, 2022. We flew to the Malagasy capital Antananarivo with Air Mauritius. Contents1 Deciding on Madagascar2 Quatre Bornes to MRU3 Flying past La Réunion to Antananarivo4 Arriving in TNR Antananarivo5 Sketchy Moment with Rival Taxi Drivers6 Taxi Ride to Antananarivo Center7 Checking in to Sole Hotel8 Good info? Consider buying me a sugarcane juice!9 Wish to share this post? I adore you Deciding on Madagascar Our one-year Mauritian premium visa was coming to an end in November. We had considered renewing this fantastic digital nomad visa for another year; the MVContinue reading

The Best Maps of Rodrigues Island, Mauritius

Use the table of contents or scroll down to see which map app I recommend and other maps of Rodrigues island that you can find while in Rodrigues. Contents1 Google Maps thinks nobody lives here2 The two maps of Rodrigues that will save your trip3 Other maps of Rodrigues I have stumbled upon3.1 Chez Jeanette3.2 3.3 Grande Montagne Nature Reserve3.4 François Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve3.5 The Island of Rodrigues by Alfred North-Coombes4 Useful info? Consider buying me a Blue Marlin!5 Wish to share or save for later? Cool cool cool Google Maps thinks nobody lives here If you’reContinue reading

Mauritius and Rodrigues for Digital Nomads: the Complete Guide

This guide to Mauritius and Rodrigues also appears under the Digital Nomads Guides brand Contents1 Why Mauritius?2 Money3 Internet4 Accommodation5 Food6 Transport6.1 Entering Mauritius6.2 Local Transport6.3 Connections between Mauritius and Rodrigues7 Business Hours8 Visa9 Safety10 Culture, Language, & Religion11 Local Opportunities12 Rodrigues Island13 Final Words Why Mauritius? East of Africa in the Indian Ocean is a small archipelago that seeks to attract digital nomads. Mauritius created the premium visa for you to come and open up your laptop to get that money. There are many benefits to choosing Mauritius as your main stay in Africa and the southern hemisphere. BesidesContinue reading

Arriving in Rodrigues by Plane from Mauritius

This article is about how we finally managed to travel to Rodrigues by plane on the 12th of April, 2022, despite some hurdles. Rodrigues is a smaller island in the Indian Ocean that’s part of Mauritius and much further east of it. It’s autonomous, which is why they’ve closed to international tourism and even domestic travel for about two years during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contents1 The Idea of Visiting Rodrigues2 Booking the Flight + Rodrigues Entry Requirements3 Air Mauritius Flight to Rodrigues3.1 Drive to the airport3.2 Rodrigues departures in Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport3.3 Traveling to Rodrigues on the MauritianContinue reading

How to Get a Tourist Visa Extension in Mauritius (90 Days Extra!)

This article details how we (EU passport holders) obtained our 90-day tourist visa extension in Mauritius. This was in addition to our original 90 days for a total of 180 days. To skip over our experience and find out what documents you need + the address, click here. If you’re looking for info on how to get the 1-year premium visa, read the dedicated article. This article also has a Russian 🇷🇺 translation: «Как продлить туристическую визу на Маврикии (90 дополнительных дней!)» Contents1 How to Get the First 90 Days in Mauritius?2 Failed Attempt! How to NOT Get a TouristContinue reading

Getting the J&J Booster Vaccine in Mauritius as a Non-Citizen

This happened on Tuesday the 15th of February, 2022. Jonas and I had an appointment at the Wellkin Hospital in Moka for a booster vaccine. The only vaccine available to us as people under 40 years of age was Johnson & Johnson. This is a European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved vaccine, so this will help us travel in Europe too. Before this, we only had two doses of Sinopharm thanks to Kyrgyzstan. First of, Fuck the European Medicines Agency Secondly, I Was Not Excited about the Booster But it had to be done. Predicting shit during this pandemic is extremelyContinue reading

Sail Mauritius: Dinghy Sailing a Tiny Catamaran in La Gaulette

This happened on Friday the 14th of January, 2022. We received the message that there was enough wind to go sailing. We met our instructor Christopher at the waterfront in La Gaulette where his two small (dinghy) sailboats are at: one catamaran and one monohull. Click the menu in the upper-right corner so you have the “catamaran” layer on. This map contains the approximate routes of all 3+ sailing classes we took with Christopher.  The Idea + Gaps in Our Resumés Finding someone in La Gaulette willing and capable to rent us a kayak was very difficult, but findingContinue reading

Île aux Bénitiers + Crystal Rock by Kayak! (Mauritius)

All this happened on the 10th of January, 2022. After asking around far and wide for a place that would rent us a kayak, someone came through. The caveat? The two-person kayak only had one paddle. But we made do and paddled to île aux Bénitiers and Crystal Rock. Watch the vlog to see what that’s like! Contents1 Green Village Saves the Day2 Paddling to Île aux Bénitiers3 Mystery Rock + Crystal Rock4 Crossing Île aux Bénitiers on Foot/Paddling Around the North5 Paddling Back to Green Village/La Gaulette6 Contact Info7 Good intel? Consider buying me a tamarind juice! Green VillageContinue reading

How Difficult is it to Travel as a Vegetarian in Mauritius?

Short answer: not hard at all. We didn’t expect it to be this easy, but it’s really, really easy. Below is a list of some vegetarian dishes common to Mauritius. But first, let’s talk about why it’s so easy to find vegetarian food in Mauritius. Contents1 Why is it Easy to be a Vegetarian in Mauritius?2 How to Order Vegetarian Food in Mauritius?3 What Restaurants Have Vegetarian Food?3.1 4 List of Vegetarian/Vegan Dishes in Mauritius4.1 The Two Mauritian Condiments: garlic sauce and green chili sauce4.2 The Carby Classics4.3 Found at Snack Places4.4 Found at Regular Places4.5 Dumplings4.6 Foods that are notContinue reading

(Craft) Beer in Mauritius Guide—What a Lovely Surprise!

Trying new beers in a new country or city is one of my favorite things. That’s even better when the beer is crafty. On day 1 in Mauritius, this country already surprised me with its rather thriving craft beer scene. I haven’t fully explored all options yet since I’ve only been here for a few weeks, so I’ll update this post if I encounter more gems of liquid gold. Contents1 Mauritian Craft Beer Companies2 But First, A Note on Bottle Deposits and Fridge Fees in Mauritius3 Flying Dodo Brewing Company3.1 NEIPA — New England India Pale Ale3.2 IPA — IndiaContinue reading

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *