Mauritius is one of the most magnificent travel destinations worldwide. It is best to discover the dream island of Mauritius with a hired car. Drive to secluded beaches and enjoy the solitude of white beaches. With a hired car you are flexible and definitely in the driver seat of your dream trip. The easiest way to book a hired car ist beforehand online. This saves you money, time and stress. Immediately pick-up your hired car upon arrival on Mauritius and explore the island. We compare you the best offers for cheap rental cars on Mauritius.
What is worth knowing about Mauritius?
Where is Mauritius? The island state of Mauritius is located in the southwest of the Indian Ocean about 870 kilometers east of Madagascar. In addition to the main island of Mauritius with its capital Port Louis, the state territory includes Rodrigues, the Cargados-Carajos Islands and the Agalega Islands. On which side do people drive on Mauritius? As a remnant of the English colonial period, Mauritius is still today still considered the left-hand traffic. Most of the traffic is handled by the 1600-kilometre-long network of roads, most of which are paved - so you can explore Mauritius with your hired car in a very flexible and comfortable way. However, you should be careful on particularly narrow roads, as oncoming traffic can also occur here. M2, a kind of motorway, runs from the small seaside resort of Grand Baie via the capital Port Louis to the international airport in Vieux Grant Port.
Hiring your car directly upon arrival at the airport
The capital of the island state of Mauritius is easily accessible by hired car. Port Louis is the largest city in Mauritius and also the cultural centre of the state. A visit to Port Luis should therefore always be planned on your trip. In this city you will find everything you need for further road trips. Take your time and spend a day in the capital of Mauritius. Afterwards you can set off to your next adventure to the countryside of Mauritius.
What is worth seeing in Port Louis?
The citadel Fort Adelaide
the Blue Penny Museum
Hiring a car in Mauritius and Curepipe
The fourth largest city on the island ist Curepipe. It is located in the interior of Mauritius on a plateau. Curepipe is a small town known for its colonial buildings in the city centre. The city centre has many charming little cafés which you can visit during a break from your city stroll. Hire a car in Mauritius and explore this beautiful city by the turquoise sea.
Visit Chamarel by hired car
Continue by hired car through Mauritius to Chamarel, a small town in the southwest with about 700 inhabitants. Chamarel is best known for its natural beauty.
What is worth seeing in Chamarel?
The seven-coloured earth
The Chamarel Waterfall
The Black River Gorges National Park
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