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Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel Mauritius

Ideally located on the picturesque East coast of Mauritius, this contemporary 4-star hotel with an architecture and interior design inspired by the sugarcane, stretches along one of the best beaches of the island.

'Maritim' has been playing a decisive role in the development of Germany's hotel industry since its founding in 1969 and the country's best known hotel chain now enjoys an international reputation. The comprehensive portfolio includes centrally located city hotels, conveniently located airport hotels, coastal beach resorts, lakeside family hotels, course-adjoining golf hotels and parkland spa hotels. While every property is uniquely individual with its own advantages, they are united under Maritim's motto of ‘meetings and accommodation under one roof'.

Mauritius

Mauritius is a small island country in Africa with the main islands called Mauritius and Rodrigues. The island of Mauritius, called Île Maurice in French, is the biggest island of the Republic of Mauritius.

Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean to the east of the African continent. It is located about 800 km/ 500 miles to the east of Madagascar.


Mauritius Map: Mauritius and Rodrigues belong to the Mascarene islands in the Indian Ocean

Mauritius is the second biggest island belonging to the group of islands called the Mascarenes or 'Mascareignes' as they are called in French. The biggest island of the Mascarenes islands group is Réunion, which belongs to France.

The island of Mauritius was created by volcanic activity and emerged from the water more than 8 million years ago.

Mauritius has a coastline of about 150 km/ 93 miles and the Indian Ocean island is known for its stunning white sandy beaches such as the one at Le Morne.

How to get around

Around the size of Surrey (45 x 65 kms), everything in Mauritius is within a two hour drive. All vehicles drive on the left, so it’s easy to hire a car or driver. Taxis are stationed at every hotel and car or scooter hire is inexpensive. Minibus excursions pick up from hotels, and most resorts have bicycles, and bicycle tours. Motorised pirogues, glass-bottom boats, catamarans and speedboats get visitors on the water.

Public Transport

Public transport is provided by a number of bus companies that operate throughout the island. Express bus services run from Port Louis to the north, south and to the main towns.

In the urban regions, timetables run between 5.30am to 8. 00pm. In rural areas, buses tend to run between 6.30am and 6.30pm.

Transport Companies:

  • The National Transport Corporation (NTC)
  • RHT HOLDING LTD
  • Triolet Bus Service Ltd
  • Mauritian Bus Transport
  • United Bus Service

Taxis

You can easily get to where you want to be by taxi. All taxis have a yellow square box indicating their route on both sides of their car doors and a taxi sign on top. Taxis are available at the airport, at hotels and are also found at the bus stations.

Car / Bicycle / Scooter Rental

Several companies and local tour operators offer car, bicycle and scooter rental services at reasonable prices. You can easily traverse the different parts of the island in a car or on a scooter.