Vacoas-Phoenix is one of the biggest cities of the Mauritius. It is located between Curepipe and Quatre Bornes in the western heights of the island, about fifteen kilometers in the south of the capital of Port Louis, the capital.
Mauritius is time is GMT +4 hours, with no Daylight Savings Time.
The currency is the Mauritian rupee. You can exchange money in bank, hotels or forex bureaus or withdraw cash from the ATMs.
The weather is hot and humid from December to February with temperatures touching around 34°C. Rainy season is February to March, April to November gets steadily warmer, while cyclones are a risk from November to April. Stiff sea breezes can blow all year, especially on the east coast. Surfing season is June to August.
Electrical sockets traditionally take the UK style plugs with three square pins. Many hotels have also fitted the European style plugs with two slim round pins. The standard voltage is 220V.
Mauritius offers excellent connectivity. Mobile networks cover the whole island and lots of places offer free wifi.
Taxis are easiest, but not cheap, so if you want to see the sights it’s worth hiring a car. There are a few public buses, but they’re sporadic and most hotels are quite far off the beaten track.
From Airport to Downtown
The newly expanded airport is in the south-east of the Island. Hotels usually provide shuttle to and from the airport although taxis and car hire are also available. There are public buses, but unless you’re going to Port Louis they probably won’t be going where you need to be.
The average hotel rate in Mauritius are as follow:
Three Stars Hotel : 6 476 Rs, = USD 186
Five Stars Hotel : 10 132 Rs= usd 290