Mini Guide – Budget Mauritius

Mauritius Essentials


Port Louis, Mauritius


There are no special airport buses, but regular buses between Port Louis (the capital) and Mahebourg call at the airport; the stop is roughly 300m from the terminal buildings, near the large roundabout. Anyone on a budget will fare well using the island’s network of bus routes. Bus travel is cheap and fun; stick to express buses wherever possible, as standard buses seem to stop every few metres and can take twice as long.

Where to Stay

Staying at Chez Henri feels like a trip to the country to visit your long-lost aunt and uncle. The pretty rooms each have a small kitchen. Don’t miss the dinners served on the patio.

Sous le Badamier is a wonderful guesthouse and a real find near Grand Baie. Rooms are painted in soothing tones and there’s a warm minimalism that feels stylish yet homely.

The charming Les Lataniers Bleus is spread over three guesthouses by the beach. Dinner on the veranda is a great way to learn about island life from the hostess.

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