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No More PCR Test Required Before Flying to Mauritius.

12 March 2022: Travellers do not need to present a negative PCR test before flying to Mauritius. Travellers will need to test on arrival in Mauritius.

NO MORE PCR TEST REQUIRED BEFORE FLYING TO MAURITIUS:

1. All Arriving Passengers Shall:

  • Take a health insurance covering Covid-19 exept for Mauritian Nationals and Occupation/Resident Permit Holders.
  • Complete the Mauritius All-in-One Travel and Disembarkation Forms.
  • Wear a surgical or N95/FFP2 mask during the flight, at the airport and while commuting to their place of residence.
  • Make frequent use of hand sanitizer during their transit at the airport.
  • Abide by all sanitary health conditions as laid down in the protocol set out by the Ministry of Health and Wellness for transfer and stay at the designated hotels or other accommodations.

2. The following Passengers will be Considered Fully Vaccinated:

  • Having been administered at least 14 days before departure with a full course of anyone of the following vaccines: Astrazeneca (Vaxzevria or Covishield), Covaxin, Moderna, Pfizer, Biontech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik V, or
  • Having been administered at least 28days before departure with a Janssen Vaccine,or
  • Having produced documentary evidence that they have recovered from Covid-19 and thereafter, have been vaccinated with ine dose of the above-mentioned vaccines at least 14 days prior to departure to Mauritius.
  • Fully vacccinated passengers booked at a registered hotel shall take a Covid test on arrival at the hotel.
  • Fully vacccinated passengers booked at a registered hotel shall take a Covid test on arrival at the airport.
  • Fully vaccinated passengers with negative test result taken on arrival at the hotel or the airport will be allowed to leave their hotel or their place of residence.
  • Fully vaccinated passengers with a positive test result taken on arrival at the hotel or the airport shall be subject to a 7 day self isolation except upon production of a medical certificate showing recovery from Covid.

3. Passengers who are not fully vaccinated shall sefl isolate for 7 days.
 
4. Passengers under the Age of 18 who are:

  • accompanying a vaccinated or unvaccinated adult will be subject to the same conditions applicable to the adult.
  • travelling alone will be subject to the same conditions as a vaccinated adult.

British Airways Increases their Flights to Mauritius

British Airways (operated by Comair) will add a third flight to its Johannesburg – Mauritius schedule from today, 3 Mar 2022.

BA now flies to Mauritius on Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Flights departing OR Tambo International Airport in the morning and arriving in the late afternoon.

BA6399 Johannesburg – Mauritius 09:55/16:05
BA6398 Mauritius – Johannesburg 17:10/19:40

The travel industry anticipates demand to continue increasing, peaking over the approaching March-April school holidays and Easter break.

Flight Schedule

Flight NoDayFromToDepartArrive
BA6399Sat, Tue, ThuJohannesburgMauritius09:5516:05
BA6398Sat, Tue, ThuMauritiusJohannesburg17:4019:40
Mauritius Beach Holidays

To take advantage of the favourable British Airways flight times click below to make your Mauritius booking.

The March School Holidays just got Better!

Kids fly FREE plus, you save up to 50% on your accommodation.

Depart on 19th or 20th March for 7 nights at Beachcomber Mauritius resorts.

Beach Holidays Kids Fly Free Special

BEACHCOMBER MARCH SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPECIALS

Half Board Packages (Breakfast and Dinner Daily)

 RESORTRoom category5 nights including flightsAdditional
all-inclusive rate per adult per night
BONUS!
Child/ren Share & Eat FREE!
4-star MauriciaStandard
Double
R 21 360R 4851 child U6
4-star CanonnierStandard GardenR 25 690R 5701 child U6
4-star plus VictoriaDeluxe 2nd Floor R27 180R 7602 children U18
5-star Trou aux Biches Tropical Junior SuiteR 36 750R 890 1 child U18
5-star ParadisTropical Double RoomR 37 570R 1 3302 children U18

Packages Include:

  • Return Air Mauritius flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius
  • Approximate airport taxes
  • Two children U12yrs fly free ♥ when traveling on set departures 19 – 26 March & 20 – 27 March 2022! (airport taxes payable)Return transfers (private transfers for 5-star resorts)
  • Breakfast & dinner daily for all resorts PLUS free lunch daily at Trou aux Biches!
  • SAVE 45 – 50% at Mauricia ♥
  • SAVE 35 – 40% at Canonnier, Victoria, Shandrani, Trou aux Biches & Paradis ♥
  • Kids U6yrs stay & eat free when sharing with parents! ♥
  • Kids U12yrs are free on all-inclusive, sharing or not! ♥
  • 4 for 1! All facilities & the all-inclusive packages are interchangeable between the four 4-star resorts Mauricia, Canonnier, Victoria, Shandrani
  • 2 for 1! All facilities & the Beachcomber Escape Package between Paradis and Dinarobin are fully interchangeable
  • Dining interchangeability between all Beachcomber hotels – enquire for details
  • ♥Free Baby Room for toddlers at Mauricia, Canonnier and Victoria
  • ♥Free Kids Club daily at all our resorts for children aged 03 – 11years
  • 5% repeat guest offer available
  • 15% saving on massages at 4-star resorts
  • 20% saving on massages at 5-star resorts
  • 10% – 20% saving on selected excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free land and motorised watersports (as per brochure)

Terms and Conditions Apply

  • Rates are subject to availability, rate of exchange.
  • The offer is not combinable with other offers, except if you qualify as our Repeat Guest.

How Much Do Mauritius December 2021 Packages Cost?

Beachcomber has released fantastic specials and family packages for the December 2021 Holiday season.

BEACHCOMBER SPECIALS valid for travel from 03 – 19 December 2021

Half Board Packages (Breakfast and Dinner Daily)

 RESORTRoom category5 nights including flightsAdditional nightly
rate per adult inclusive of
the discount
BONUS! Child/ren Share & Eat FREE!
4-star MauriciaStandardR18 390R 1 7001 child U6
4-star CanonnierStandard GardenR18 840R 1 7901 child U6
4-star plus VictoriaSuperior 1st floorR19 280R 1 8801 child U6
4-star plus Victoria for 2 (adults-only wing)Ocean Facing RoomR22 060R 2 430N/A
4-star plus ShandraniSuperiorR19 110R 1 8801 child U6
5-star Trou aux BichesJunior SuiteR 25 610R 3 025Request a quote**
5-star ParadisTropical RoomR 26 870R 3 275Up to 2 children U6
5-star DinarobinJunior SuiteR 27 990R 3 500Up to 2 children U6
5-star Luxury Royal PalmJunior SuiteR 44 570R 6 8151 child U6
**Junior Suite at Trou aux Biches permits only 2 adults and an infant to share
*Airfare supplement of R850 per person applies to departures from 15 Dec 2021.

Packages Include:

  • Return Air Mauritius flights from Johannesburg
  • Approximate airport taxes
  • Return transfers (private transfers for 5-star resorts)
  • Breakfast & dinner daily for all resorts PLUS free lunch daily at Trou aux Biches!
  • Free land & motorised water sports including waterskiing and wakeboarding (as per brochure)
  • Free wifi and entertainment

All-Inclusive Packages (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Selected Drinks Daily)

 RESORTRoom category5nights including flightsAdditional nightly
rate per adult inclusive of
the discount
BONUS! Child/ren Share & Eat FREE!
4-star MauriciaStandardR 20 940R 2 2101 child U6
4-star CanonnierStandard GardenR 21 390R 2 3001 child U6
4-star plus VictoriaSuperior 1st floorR 22 730R 2 5701 child U6
4-star plus Victoria for 2 (adults-only wing)Ocean Facing RoomO/AO/AN/A
4-star plus ShandraniSuperiorR 22 560R 2 5701 child U6
5-star Trou aux BichesJunior SuiteR 29 610R 3 825Request a quote**
5-star ParadisTropical RoomR 32 870R 4 475Up to 2 children U6
5-star DinarobinJunior SuiteR 33 990R 4 700Up to 2 children U6
**Junior Suite at Trou aux Biches permits only 2 adults and an infant to share
*Airfare supplement of R850 per person applies to departures from 15 Dec 2021.

Packages Include:

  • Return Air Mauritius flights from Johannesburg
  • Approximate airport taxes
  • Return transfers (private transfers for 5-star resorts)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and selected drinks daily for all resorts PLUS free lunch daily at Trou aux Biches!
  • Free land & motorised water sports including waterskiing and wakeboarding (as per brochure)
  • Free wifi and entertainment

Terms and Conditions Apply

  • Rates are subject to availability, rate of exchange.
  • Bookings must be placed by 20 August 2021 to secure the 40% Re-Opening Discount.
  • The offer is not combinable with other offers, except if you qualify as our Repeat Guest.
  • Rates apply to Honeymoon couples too, but Honeymoon gifts or lunches will not be included, unless clients stay at Trou aux Biches, which will include free lunches.

What we ♥♥ LOVE ♥♥ about a Beachcomber Resort

  • 40% Re-Opening Discount included
  • 40% discount applicable to the All-inclusive and Escape Packages too.
  • Get 4 Resorts for the price of 1 Resort! All facilities & the all-inclusive packages are interchangeable between the four 4-star resorts Mauricia, Canonnier, Victoria, Shandrani.
  • Get 2 Resorts for the price of 1 Resort! All facilities & the Beachcomber Escape Package between Paradis and Dinarobin.
  • Dining interchangeability between all Beachcomber hotels.
  • Free baby room for toddlers at our 4-star resorts Mauricia, Canonnier, Victoria and free baby corner at 4-star superior Shandrani
  • Free babysitting weekday afternoons for Trou aux Biches babies aged 1 – 3 years
  • Free kids club daily at all resorts for children aged 03 – 11 years
  • 5% repeat guest offer available
  • 15% saving on massages at 4-star resorts
  • 20% saving on massages at 5-star resorts (n/a to Royal Palm)
  • 10% – 20% saving on selected excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Upgrade your room within 14 days of check in at half price (n/a to Royal Palm & Victoria for 2)

Additional Special Offers:

  • 5% Repeat Guest Saving is applicable to a 5th visit and more;
  • Free Room Upgrade offer valid on specific categories;
  • Spa discount subject to 60-minute massages;
  • Certain inclusions are not applicable to Royal Palm & Victoria for 2.

RAPID PCR TESTS TO BE DONE AT O.R. TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

“Next Pathology will open its swift PCR testing facility at OR Tambo on Thursday, August 5.

The testing centre promises a fast turnaround time of only two hours for the delivery of results.

It is situated in the Kafue Room on the ground floor of the InterContinental Hotel, OR Tambo, which is outside the international arrivals hall.

Jacky Maulgue, sales manager of Next Pathology’s Hospitality Division, says the centre will be open seven days a week, and operational hours will be from 06h00 to 22h00.

Bookings and walk-ins will be accepted, but she warns that groups of 10 or more will need to book beforehand.

Travel certificates will be issued by email and SMS.

TESTRESULTCOST
Swift PCR Test @ OR Tambo International Airport2hrsR2,000pp
Covid RT-PCR Test24hrsR850pp
Covid Antigen Test60minR390pp
Covid Antibody Test60minR290pp
For more information refer to: nextpath

Article Credit: TNW 04/08/202160min

Maldives Holiday Packages 2021.

Need to Escape the Winter Freeze? Jump on a quick 9hr flight to the Maldives and defrost in a tropical haven.

Maldives, a fantasia of cobalt blue seas, heavenly white beaches, shimmering sunsets, and spectacular sea life, is the best place to be in winter.

Now is the perfect time to shake off the Covid and winter blues. Take advantage of the new Air Seychelles flight and book your ticket to the ultimate relaxation destination today!

Air Seychelles has the quickest flight from South Africa to the Maldives.

  • The distance between the Maldives and South Africa is 6366 km.
  • From 11 June 2021, Air Seychelles’ 9-hour flight will be the quickest way for you to jet off to the idyllic islands of the Maldives.
  • The weekly service will run every Friday, from June to October, and again in December and January 2021.
  • Flight Times, according to the airline’s website, are as follows:
    • Flight HM1124 will depart from Johannesburg at 21h10 every Friday and arrive in Mahé in the Seychelles at 04h05 the next morning.
    • Guests will stay on the aircraft during the short transit stop, departing an hour later on HM124 at 05h05 to arrive in Malé in the Maldives at 09h15.
    • Flight HM123 departs from Malé on Fridays at 11h35, arriving in the Seychelles at 13h40. Flight HM1123 departs Seychelles at 14h50 and arrives in Johannesburg at 17h55.

What are the cost of the Air Seychelles tickets from Joburg to the Maldives?

  • Discounted tickets are included in your Maldives Beach Holiday Package, and are generally cheaper than the normal economy class airfares.
  • As a guide the standard return airfares from Johannesburg to the Maldives are:
    • R13,017 Economy Class + 30kgs of luggage per adult
    • R35,341 Business Class + 40kgs of luggage per adult

Maldives Package Holiday Specials 2021

Holidays to the Maldives for luxury-seeking couples, families, and sun and surf lovers have never been easier. Beach Holidays has a range of fantastic resorts for you to choose from:

RESORTRATINGMEAL BASISPRICE PP
Biyadhoo Island Resort3*All-inclusiveR20,595
Sun Island Resort4*Full BoardR22,195
Sun Siyam Olhuveli Beach & Spa4*Full BoardR24,950
Adaaran Club Rannalhi4*All-inclusiveR26,950
Diamonds Athuruga5*All-inclusiveR32,590
Kanuhura Resort5*Full BoardR38,540
Full Board = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily | All-Inclusive = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Selected Drinks daily

Maldives Packages Include:

  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Malé on Air Seychelles
  • Return Sea-plane or Speedboat transfer from the airport (depending on your resort)
  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • Meals and drinks as specified
  • Land and watersports as specified per resort
  • Free wifi in selected resorts
  • Compulsory Government Green Tax of US$42pp

Maldives Packages Exclude:

  • COVID-19 PCR test is done directly at the hotel. Costs range from $75 – $100 per person.
  • Some resorts include the test for free. Please enquire at the time of booking.
  • All items of a personal nature.
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned.
  • Medical and Travel insurance.

Terms and Conditions

  • Airline surcharges may apply during selected periods including school holidays, public holidays and long weekends.
  • Due to the ever changing airline options available, the airline quoted may change and bear additional costs at time of enquiry
  • “Personal Responsibility – COVID-19 Warning – “In choosing to stay at the quoted suppliers, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19”.
  • Due to the ever-changing airline options available, the airline quoted may change and bear additional costs at time of enquiry
  • Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Airport taxes, fuel levies and surcharges are approximate and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. The exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Advance purchase, peak or high season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Price valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request.

Covid-19 Travel Regulations to the Maldives

  • When travelling to the Maldives you will need to provide a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours prior to travelling.
  • The result must be attached to the Traveller Health Declaration form which must be submitted online within 24 hours prior to arrival.
  • Visitors are asked to download the national contact tracing app, TraceEkee, and use it during their journey in the Maldives.
  • Travellers will need to obtain another PCR test in the Maldives to re-enter South Africa.
  • In most cases, these tests can be done in the resorts and cost USD60-100 (R857-R1 430) per test.
  • Several resorts are offering free Covid Testing at your resort, removing the stress out of your holiday.
  • For current updates click this link: https://visitmaldives.com/en/covid19-updates

NOW, is the perfect time to take advantage of a Maldives Holiday Package!

The Maldives are open for business. The June to October Air Seychelles flights coincide with the low season rates in the Maldives. And, the resorts are running specials of up to 50% off their standard rates!

Get your incredible deal today.

Beachcomber Resort’s Focus Feature Mini Brochure.

Find out everything you need to know about Beachcomber in their new Beachcomber Focus Features mini brochure.

For quick info, exciting features, and highlights, have a sneak peek in the Beachcomber Focus Feature to book your amazing Mauritius Beach Holiday with confidence.

Here’s the scoop on what’s inside:

  • Fast facts
  • Top tips & incredible island highlights
  • A dedicated page for every Beachcomber resort
  • What our guests love us
  • Resorts and experiences by theme – from honeymoons to family-friendly events.
  • Information on the Beachcomber Safe Place Promise.
Beachcomber SAFE PLACE Promise

With Beachcomber, you can book now and pay later when the Mauritian borders open. Mauritius is the perfect holiday destination, so drop us a line and let’s start helping you plan your amazing beach holiday.

#MauritiusisWaiting #Mauritius #BeachHolidays #TravelTomorrow #MoreChoiceMoreMauritius

Beachcomber Mauritius Specials 2021

Happy New Year!

Look forward to a much-deserved, dreamy Mauritius holiday at one of Beachcomber’s 8 beautiful resorts with our fantastic 2021 specials.

Save 40% – 45% off your Mauritius holiday.

  • Valid for Bookings: 05 Jan to 15 Feb 2021
  • Valid for Travel: 28 Mar 2021 – 31 Jan 2022, including prime season.
  • 40% Savings off your stay
  • 45% Savings for repeat guests
  • BONUS: Flexible booking terms for added peace of mind.
    • Bank your saving with no land cancellation fees.
    • Book now and pay later when Mauritius borders re-open.
  • Excludes: Royal Palm and Le Morne Villas from 20 Dec 21 – 09 Jan 22.

01 – 25 June 2021 Specials

ResortCost pp BONUS! Child/ren
Share & Eat Free
Mauricia 4*R15,4501Chd U6
Canonnier 4*R15,7601Chd U6
Shandrani 4* plusR16,1101Chd U18
Victoria 4* plusR16,3101Chd U18
Trou aux Biches 5*R20,090Request a quote*
Paradis 5*R20,710Up to 2Chd U18
Dinarobin 5*R21,560Up to 2Chd U18
Royal Palm 5* LuxuryR30,3101Chd U18

What’s Included in the Mauritius Holiday Packages?

  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius on Air Mauritius
  • Return airport / hotel transfers
  • Private transfers for 5* Resorts
  • 5 Nights Accommodation
  • Breakfast & Dinner daily PLUS Free Lunch at Trou aux Biches 5*
  • Free land and motorised watersports including waterskiing and wakeboarding (as per brochure)
  • Free Wi-Fi & entertainment
Mauritius food and beverage

What Type of Holiday Packages are available?

The following types of holiday packages are available:

  • AI = All Inclusive (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & a Selection of Drinks & Snacks Daily)
  • HB = Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner Daily)
  • FB = Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily excls. Drinks)
  • Escape = Beachcomber Escape Beverage Package (Lunch, Snacks & a Selection of Drinks.)

Bookings

To get your tailormade quote or make a booking you can either call us or request a quote in the link below:

Tel: 011 875 2162

#BookToday #MauritiusIsWaiting #TravelTomorrow #2021WishList

When Will Mauritius Open Borders?

Mauritius Quarantine Period has been extended to 15 February 2021.

The Mauritian Cabinet took the decision on Friday 18 December 2020 to extend the quarantine period in Mauritius from 15 January 2021 to 15 February 2021.

Quarantine will therefore be mandatory for all passengers entering Mauritius until that date.

Regulations will be amended accordingly by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Prohibition will also be extended until 15 February 2021, for aircraft and ships to enter Mauritius unless they are authorised by the local authorities.

Save up to 45% with our New Year Mauritius Specials. Tel: 011-8752162. | Email: sales@beachholidays.za.com

Mauritius Black Friday Specials

7 TOP REASONS TO BOOK YOU MAURITIUS HOLIDAY NOW.

It’s time to dust off your travel bags, shake off your worries, and start planning your amazing Mauritius holiday with one of our Black Friday Specials!

Here’s a list of 7 Top Reasons why it’s good to book now:

  1. Flexible Booking Conditions.
  2. World-class resorts with exceptional service.
  3. Great Black Friday Special Rates & Savings of up to 40%.
  4. Free meal and room upgrades.
  5. It’s a quick 4-hour flight from Joburg to Mauritius.
  6. Freebies galore!
  7. You Deserve It!

Start planning your week in paradise…

…soak up the sun on white sandy beaches, sip ice-cold cocktails, indulge in delicious foods, and dance like nobody’s watching. 🙂

Have a browse through our specials and let us know if one catches your eye. 

Celebrate your life and spoil yourself with an amazing beach holiday in 2021.

Black Friday Specials 7Night Packages

ResortGradeMeal PlanChild Stays FreePrices pp from
Mauricia Beachcomber4*AI1Chd U6R23,880
Canonnier Beachcomber4*AI1Chd U6R24,380
Shandrani Beachcomber4* SupAI1Chd U18R26,600
Victoria Beachcomber4* SupAI1Chd U18R26,750
Victoria-for-2 Beachcomber4* SupAIN/AR28,740
Ambre Sun Resort 4*AIN/AR27,720
Long Beach Sun Resort5*FB2Chd U12R28,090
La Pirogue Sun Resort4*FB1Chd U12R31,860
Trou aux Biches Beachcomber5*FB + Escape O/AR33,415
Sugar Beach Sun Resort5*FB1Chd U12R33,440
Paradis Beachcomber5*FB + Escape2Chd U18R34,435
Dinarobin Beachcomber5*FB + Escape2Chd U18R35,827
Royal Palm 5*HB1Chd U18R43,745

AI = All Inclusive (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & a Selection of Drinks & Snacks Daily)

HB = Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner Daily)

FB = Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily excls. Drinks)

Escape = Beachcomber Escape Beverage Package (Lunch, Snacks & a Selection of Drinks)

Bookings

To get your tailormade quote or make a booking you can contat us as follows:

Tel: 011 875 2162

Email: sales@beachholidays.za.com

Where Can You Get a Covid-19 PCR Test Done for Travel Purposes?

Prior to making your travel arrangements and undergoing a Covid-19 Test, it is advisable to check with your national governing bodies and airlines what current regulations apply.

Airline and Country Travel Restrictions and Requirements Information.

A number of airlines and countries require travellers to provide proof that you have recently tested negative for COVID-19 before you will be allowed to enter that country.

  • Airline – before undergoing a PCR Test, please check the following with your airline of choice:
    • which laboratories are on the airline’s accredited Service Provider List?
    • what, if any, travel restrictions are in place?
    • flight schedules, visa, health, and safety requirements.
  • IATA
    • provides a COVID-19 Travel Regulations Country Map.
  • South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases
    • provides local South African regulations.

Where Can I Get My Covid-19 PCR Test done?

Below is a list of accredited service providers that specialise in Covid-19 PCR Testing.

The Travel Doctor

Cost: R1,000 per test excl. VAT

Tel: 0860 666 553

Email: info@traveldoctor.co.za 

Website: https://traveldoctor.co.za/home/corona-testing-for-travellers/

Lancet

Cost: R850 per test excl. VAT

Tel: 011 358 0875

Email: callcentre@lancet.co.za

Website: http://www.lancet.co.za/corona-virus-info-hub/

PathCare

Cost: R850 per test excl. VAT

Tel: 0860 666 553

Email: covid.bookings@pathcare.co.za

Website: https://www.pathcare.co.za/drs-portal/coronavirus/

Ampath

Cost: R850 per test excl. VAT

Tel: 012 678 1001

Email: accounts@ampath.co.za

Website: https://www.ampath.co.za/covid-19-patients-resources

How much does the Covid-19 PCR Test Cost?

  • Public sector testing in South Africa is free of charge.
  • Private laboratories such as Lancet, Ampath, and Pathcare charge R850 per test, and The Travel Doctor charges slightly more at R1,000 per test.
  • Overseas Resorts and Hotels charge between USD150 – USD200 per person and your test results are delivered back to your hotel for your convenience.

How long does it take for my Test Results to come back?

  • The turnaround time for your test results is subject to each laboratory, hospital, or clinic’s processing times.
  • Processing times range from 8hours to 48hours.

What do I need to have my test done?

  • Service Fees are payable up front
  • Your ID and/or Passport
  • List of countries you plan to visit

Summary

So currently as it stands for South African travellers, you will need two Covid-19 tests if you plan to travel. One prior to leaving South Africa & one for to re-entering South Africa.

For budgeting purposes, it’s safe to work on approximately R4,000 for two tests per person over and above your travel package price.

For more information, please feel free to drop us a line and we will help you where we can. Email: sales@beachholidays.za.com

Here’s to safe and happy holidays!

When is the Best Time to Book your Beachcomber Mauritius Holiday?

Great News!!! Now is the best time to book your Mauritius holiday.

Beachcomber has extended your booking deadline to 31 October 2020 and you can qualify for fantastic savings of up to 40% on your next Beachcomber Mauritius Holiday.

These specials are valid at all 8 beautiful Beachcomber Resorts and are valid for travel from 1 November 2020 to 31 October 2021.

Why Beachcomber Mauritius is Fantastic Value for Money?

  • Free Baby Room for toddlers at our 4-star resorts, Mauricia, Canonnier, Victoria and free baby corner at 4-star superior Shandrani
  • Free Babysitting weekday afternoons for Trou aux Biches babies aged 1 – 3 years
  • Professional Babysitters available at an extra charge at all resorts
  • Free Kids Club Ages: 03 – 11yrs
  • Free Teen Club Ages: 12 – 17yrs
  • 5% repeat guest offer available
  • 15% saving on massages at 4-star resorts
  • 20% saving on massages at 5-star resorts
  • 10% – 20% saving on selected excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free land & non-motorized watersports
  • Free motorized watersports (selected resorts only)
  • Upgrade your room within 14 days o check-in at half price
  • 4 for 1! All facilities between the four 4-star resorts, Mauricia, Canonnier, Victoria, Shandrani are interchangeable
  • 2 For 1! All facilities between the 5-star resorts, Dinarobin & Paradis are interchangeable.
SUBJECT TO EACH RESORT’S T&C’s
  • Room upgrade offers valid on specific categories.
  • Spa discount subject to 60-minute massages and not applicable to Royal Palm.
Beachcomber Mauritius Specials

What Happens if I Book and Can’t Travel Owing to the Travel Bans or Travel Restrictions?

Beachcomber provides added peace of mind with flexible T&Cs for new bookings.

LAND PORTION:
  • Beachcomber Tours will not charge any cancellation/penalty fees due to travel bans or travel restrictions out of a client’s control.
  • All bookings will be 100% refundable (excluding any fee a travel agent may charge for their time and service).
AIR PORTION:

Now is a great time to start planning your holiday.

  • Airlines have different rules and policies.
  • Airlines are not offering refunds but are permitting clients to change their travel dates.

Celebrate Your Life. Don’t Delay. Drop us a line to see what amazing specials you qualify for.

ENQUIRE NOW

International Travel is Open.

International travel into and out of South Africa is permitted subject to specific conditions and safety protocols.

The following countries have been deemed high-risk and all leisure travel to and from South Africa is prohibited.

Only business workers, investors, skilled professionals and diplomats from these countries will be allowed to enter.

High Risk Countries

  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Luxemburg
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • Suriname
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Venezuela

WHAT TRAVELLERS WILL NEED TO TRAVEL?

  • Travellers may use one of the 3 main airports: OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town International Airport.
  • Upon arrival into South Africa, travellers must present a negative COVID-19 (Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)) test result not older than 72 hours from departure time.
  • Any traveller who has not done a test before departure will be subject to mandatory quarantine for 10 days at their own expense.
  • All travellers must complete a Traveller Health Questionnaire either prior to or on arrival.
  • All travellers must wear masks at all times within the airport or port of entry.
  • Travellers must have travel insurance in place before boarding their flight to South Africa.
  • Travellers are required to install the COVID Alert SA mobile app.
  • Long-term visas will be reinstated and South African visa application centres abroad will reopen.
  • All travellers will be screened by Port Health Officials upon arrival and departure. Those presenting symptoms must remain in quarantine until a repeat COVID-19 test is carried out.
  • If the traveller is unable to produce a negative Covid-19 test, the traveller will be required to quarantine at their own cost.

HIGH RISK

High risk travellers are those who come from countries with higher numbers of Covid-19 infections and reported deaths compared to South Africa. If the passport of the traveller from a high risk country indicates that they spent 10 days or more in a low risk country before departure, they will be considered to be arriving from a low risk country.

MEDIUM RISK

Medium risk travellers are from countries with relatively equal number of infections and death toll to SA.

LOW RISK

This list will be updated on a regular basis, reviewed every two weeks, Pandor said. Low risk travellers obviously originate from countries with lesser number of infections of Covid-19 and death toll than SA.

South Africans are free to travel to any country that currently allows travellers from the country to visit.

Travellers from African Countries

  • Travellers from all African countries are allowed and must possess relevant travel documents, and will also be screened for Covid-19 symptoms.
  • To allow ease of travel from the African countries, 18 borders will be opened.
  • 35 border posts will continue to offer restricted services due to insufficient capacity for screening, testing, and quarantine. Travellers who present themselves at borders that are unable to accommodate them will be directed to the currently operational border posts for processing.
  • Daily commuters who reside in cross-border areas/towns and those who are from neighbouring countries including those with relevant work permits and school children and teachers will be allowed to enter and exit the borders for work purposes.
  • These commuters will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms and where necessary will be subjected to quarantine and isolation.
  • Furthermore, these commuters will be expected to wear face masks, wash hands, and sanitise regularly and practice social distancing measures.

The Traveller Health Questionnaire must be completed before your arrival at the airport. Failure to produce this form may result in denied boarding, resulting in your ticket being non-refundable.

International airlines flying under Level 1

We will inform you of flight availability as soon as we have confirmation from the airlines.

Now is a good time to start planning your next holiday. All new enquiries can be made on our website or with one of our agents.

Please email sales@beachholidays.za.com or phone us on 011 875 2162 or 072 347 3365 Monday – Friday 09:00 – 16:30.

Here’s Everything You Need to Know about Traveling to Mauritius from 01 – 31 October 2020.

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QUARANTINE PROCEDURES FOLLOWING EASING OF TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN MAURITIUS.

Mauritius has announced the phased easing of travel restrictions according to the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority.

As of 01 October 2020, borders will be open to Mauritian nationals, residents, and tourists traveling to Mauritius for long stays.

Passengers will have to undergo a PCR test 5 days prior to travel.

Upon arrival in Mauritius, a 14-day quarantine will be mandatory at an establishment approved by the authorities.

A travel package will be made available for passengers to book online.

Mauritius Quarantine Travel Package includes:

  • Return airport/hotel transfers
  • 14 Nights Accommodation
  • Meals are on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Health costs including a mandatory PCR test.

How to Make Your Accommodation Bookings

To facilitate the process, a centralised booking platform, linking to airline and hotel sites, is being set up on the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) website.

How to Make Your Flight Booking

  • Air Mauritius and Emirates Airlines are scheduling regular flights connecting Mauritius from designated destinations.
  • Flights may also be booked at the retail outlets, call centres, and airline websites.

What Safety Protocols Can You Expect?

The sanitary safety of travellers and of the Mauritian public is a topmost priority.

Protocols following international best practice will be in place:

  • onboard the aircraft,
  • at the airport,
  • for airport transfers,
  • at quarantine locations and
  • hotels and all other public places.

Here’s to a slow and safe start to soaking up the sun in paradise.

Great News: International Travel Resumes at Lockdown Level 1.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, last night announced that International Travel would resume from 1 October 2020.

This wonderful news was received with open arms by the Travel Industry. Many South Africans can go back to work and focus on injecting life into our economy and helping you plan your next holiday.

Lockdown Level 1 – Travel Conditions

To avoid a resurgence of Covid-19, the opening of borders will be based on certain restrictions:

  • Countries with high infection rates may be prevented from entering South Africa. A list of the countries that fall into the high-risk category would be published over the next few days.
  • Only Durban (King Shaka), Johannesburg (OR Tambo) and Cape Town International Airports will be open for international flights.
  • A few border posts will remain open at South Africa’s land borders.
  • International travellers will be required to present a COVID-19-free certificate, that is dated no later than 72 hours within their date of arrival.
  • Those who do not have a certificate will face a mandatory quarantine period at their own cost.
  • All travellers will be screened on arrival and those presenting with symptoms will be required to have a COVID test.
  • Travellers will be asked to download the COVID Alert South Africa mobile app to safely stay updated.

The fact that we now have a commencement date, gives the airlines, hotels, tour operators, and all other tourism businesses the ability to start planning, loading inventory and working on your holiday.

Most importantly it gives you hope and joy as together we can start planning your next trip to celebrate your life and create incredible memories.

We look forward to your call!

All at Beach Holidays.

When will International Travel resume?

It all hinges on our seven-day cumulative COVID-19 case count.

On the 10th September Sisa Ntshona (SA Tourism CEO), stated that “South Africa’s reopening will be driven both by the country’s readiness to receive visitors and by prevailing travel policy in key source markets.”

For more details on this article pop across to Sisa Ntshona Press Release

Mauritius Holidays on Hold but Hopeful.

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The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth, has announced a phased reopening of the island’s borders over the next few months.

(as per Travel News Article 07 Sep 2020)

Travel Ban Summary

  • Border restrictions will stay in place until October 31 and neither aircraft nor passengers will be allowed in, even for transit purposes.
  • The repatriation of Mauritian nationals would continue until the end of September 2020.
  • Effective 01 October 2020 more flights would be scheduled to and from designated destinations.
  • Mauritian nationals, residents, and holders of work or occupational permits will be given priority for travel to the island.
  • The next opening phase will be considered based on the evolution of COVID-19.
  • Travel bookings are being placed for travel from 01 December 2020 but are subject to borders re-opening.
  • SAA, Air Mauritius, and BA Comair have been the three dominant carriers servicing the South Africa-Mauritius route, and all three are currently under administration or business rescue.
  • However, plans are in place for the airlines to resume operations with new start dates under review.

Despite the challenges, The Travel Industry remains positive.

New Health and Safety protocols have been put in place throughout the passengers’ journey and everyone is ready to welcome back our travelers and guests.

Travel News Article 07 Sep 2020

Beachcomber September Sizzler Special.

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Save up to 40% on your Mauritius holiday with Beachcombers’ September Sizzler Special for all bookings made in September.

This unbeatable offer is valid at ALL 8 beautiful Beachcomber Resorts.

  • The Royal Palm Beachcomber 5* Luxury
  • Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa 5*
  • Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa 5*
  • Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa 5*
  • Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa 4* Plus
  • Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa 4* Plus
  • Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa
  • 4* Mauricia Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa 4*

To combat the negative impact of viruses and travel bans, Beachcomber has been hard at work creating a safe place for you and your loved ones to enjoy a much needed holiday.

Not only do you qualify for great rates, but Beachcomber has included Flexible Booking Terms & Beachcomber’s Safe Place Promise to bring you peace of mind when booking your Mauritius holiday.

How does Beachcomber’s “SAFE PLACE” promise to protect you?

Beachcomber SAFE PLACE Promise
  • Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels have partnered with LIBA laboratory to ensure that the resorts adhere to the strictest health and safety procedures and checks are in place for your future travels.
  • All 8 Beachcomber’s Resorts have been accredited as ‘Safe Space’ destinations.
  • Their Artisans (amazing staff) have received intensive health and safety training and are ready to ensure you and your loved ones have a safe and stress-free holiday.
  • For more information click on Beachcombers’ new “SAFE PLACE” Promise

What Flexible Booking Terms Apply?

These updated Beachcomber’s Covid-19 Cancellation Policy, terms, and conditions are applicable to all new bookings place as from 15th June 2020.

Land Arrangement Portions:

  • Beachcomber Tours will waive cancellation fees, in the event governmental rulings prevent clients from travelling as planned.
  • Should a travel ban be instated that prevents clients from travelling, the land arrangements portion will be 100% refundable.
  • The refund will, however, exclude any fee or service charges a travel agent may charge.

Airfares:

  • Airlines are currently not offering the option of a refund, but amendments are permitted for alternative travel dates.

How the Beachcomber’s September Sizzler Special Works?

Save 35% – 40% at ALL 8 beautiful Beachcomber Resorts for bookings made during September.

What Discounts Apply?

  • 35% Discount on all accommodation and optional food and beverage packages.
  • 40% Discount on the Repeat Guest Savings Discounts apply to Half-Board and All-Inclusive packages.
  • The September Sizzler Special is combinable with the fantastic Free Lunch Offer at Trou aux Biches Beachcomber.
  • The 5% Repeat Guest Saving is applicable to a second stay within 18 months, or the 5th visit and more.

When is Travel Permitted?

Valid for travel from 01 November 2020 to 31 October 2021.

Booking Deadline

All bookings and deposits need to be made before 15 October 2020.

Which Room Categories Qualify?

  • This discount applies to all Beachcomber Rooms, Suites and Villas.
  • This offer excludes the Le Morne Villas and Royal Palm for the period 20 Dec 2020 – 09 Jan 2021.

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What’s included in your Mauritius Holiday Package?

  • Return Air Mauritius airfares from Johannesburg to Mauritius.
  • Approximate airport taxes.
  • Return airport transfers.
  • Return private airport transfers for Royal Palm, Trou aux Biches, Paradis & Dinarobin Guests.
  • Breakfast & dinner daily for all resorts. PLUS complimentary lunch daily at Trou aux Biches.
  • Free Kids Club.
  • Kids U6years Stay & Eat for Free when sharing a room with their parents.
  • Free land & motorised water sports as per brochure.
  • Free Wi-Fi & Entertainment.

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Why Beachcomber is Fantastic Value for Money?

Beachcomber has been perfecting Mauritius holidays for over 65years.

Their experience and a solid historic and financial foundation not only offer you great peace of mind but with their strong buying power, much more value is included in your holiday packages.

Below are some of the extra savings, freebies and incredible experiences you can look forward to with your standard package:
  • Free Baby Room for toddlers at our 4-star resorts, Mauricia, Canonnier, Victoria, and free baby corner at 4-star superior Shandrani.
  • Free Babysitting weekday afternoons for Trou aux Biches babies aged 1 – 3 years. Professional Babysitters are available at an extra charge at all resorts.
  • Free Kids Club Ages: 03 – 11yrs.
  • Free Teen Club Ages: 12 – 17yrs.
  • 5% Repeat Guest Offer.
  • 15% saving on massages at 4-star resorts. 20% saving on massages at 5-star resorts.
  • 10% – 20% saving on selected excursions.
  • Free motorized watersports (selected resorts only).
  • Upgrade your room within 14 days of check-in at half price.
  • 4 for 1! All facilities between the four 4-star resorts, Mauricia, Canonnier, Victoria, Shandrani are interchangeable.
  • 2 For 1! All facilities between the 5-star resorts, Dinarobin & Paradis are interchangeable.
Subject to each Resort’s Terms and Conditions
  • Room Up-grade offer valid on specific room categories.
  • Spa discount subject to 60-minute massages and not applicable to Royal Palm.
  • Repeat Guest Saving is applicable to a second stay within 18 months or 5th visit and more.
  • This special may be combined with the Free Lunch Offer at Trou aux Biches Beachcomber and if you qualify for the Beachcomber Repeat Guest Discount.
  • The last day to book the September Sale is 30 September 2020.
  • Rates are subject to availability, rate of exchange.
  • Standard Ts&Cs apply.
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A Beachcomber Mauritius holiday is the best value for money holiday you can buy.

Book now and get unbeatable travel deals for your future travels!

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Make your Mauritian dreams come true!

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How much does a Mauritius trip cost?

Mauritius holidays suit both the budget and luxury conscious traveller.

Mauritius is one of the most wonderful holiday experiences you will ever enjoy.  Knowing what you need to budget for and what a Mauritius trip costs, makes it easier and quicker to get to that spectacular tropical Indian Ocean island to soak up the sun.

The cost of a Mauritius beach holiday varies greatly as it depends on quite a few factors.

To help you plan and budget we have put together a full breakdown of how a Mauritius holiday package is costed and how much a trip will cost you.

As a quick guide, if you are traveling from Johannesburg, South Africa, a minimum budget of R15,500 per adult and R5,000 per child (under the age of 12years) is recommended. These rates are based on a room sharing basis.

A Mauritius Holiday Package includes the following items:

Airfares

You can either buy a separate airfare or include it in your package price.  The latter is very often choreaper.

The cost of your flights, are subject to where you fly from and are categorised into 3 main seasons and age groups:

  • Low, Shoulder and High seasons
  • Adults (12yrs and older) pay full or seasonal discounted airfares.
  • Children (02 – 12yrs) are either free or less than the adult fare.
  • Infants (0 – 23mths) are either free or 10% of the adult fare.

Airport taxes 

  • These fluctuate daily owing to currency adjustments and vary according to the airports you fly from and to.
  • The cost of airport taxes from Johannesburg to Mauritius are approximately R5,100 per adult and R4,500 per child.

Airport / Hotel Transfers

You have a few choices on how you wish to travel to your resort:

  • Pre-arranged airport/hotel transfers are usually included in your package price. This is very a cost-effective option, especially when traveling with larger families or groups.
  • As an alternative, you can either make your own way via a local taxi or a transport company.
  • Car-hire is affordable and can be pre-arranged or booked on arrival at the airport.

Bonus Tip: Save money by including a pre-arranged transfer & hire a little Mini-moke for a day. It is inexpensive and a fun way to explore and discover this beautiful island and her warmhearted people. This can be arranged with your Hotel Concierge.

Accommodation

Mauritius has a large selection of Guesthouses, Self-catering Apartments, Hotels, and Resorts available for you to choose from.

There are 5 main accommodation categories:
  • 1-Star: A property with no frills and only offers basic accommodations.
  • 2-Star: Like one-star hotels, two-star properties are typically more affordable than hotels that have a higher rating — they offer basic services and are relatively comfortable.
  • 3-Star: Three-star hotels have some basic amenities and provide quality service.
  • 4-Star: Four-star hotels are often noted for their upscale quality, extraordinary comfort and offer great value.
  • 5-Star: A five-star property provides exceptional personalized guest services in a state-of-the-art facility. Decadent dining, luxurious accommodation, and attention to detail ensure all guests are treated like royalty.

Food and Drinks

Package prices can include different meal combinations.

If you are going to be exploring Mauritius then either a Bed and Breakfast (B&B) or Half-Board (HB) package is recommended.

Full Board (FB) or All-inclusive (AI) packages offer great value for money if you are staying at the resorts for the majority of your time.

Meals are based on four main categories:

BBBed and BreakfastBreakfast only
HBHalf BoardBreakfast and Dinner
FBFull BoardBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
AIAll-inclusiveBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and a selection of snacks and drinks

Land Activities, Water Sports and Entertainment Programs

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Large selections of fantastic activities, sports, and entertainment are offered at most of the 3 to 5-Star resorts for your pure enjoyment.

  • Land Sports generally include gyms, tennis, bocciball, table tennis, volleyball, etc.
  • Non-motorised Water Sports include an aqua gym, swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing, pedalo boats, glass-bottom boats, kayaks, etc.
  • Motorised Water Sports include water-skiing, wakeboarding, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, and much more and can attract a surcharge.
  • Entertainment ranges from cultural experiences that include cooking, language, music, and dancing lessons to local bands and musicians entertaining you in the evenings.

Kids Clubs

Most of the Kids Clubs are Free with only the professional babysitting facilities attracting a surcharge.

For families, this is a big drawcard as it ensures that your entire family has a fun and relaxing holiday.

Each resort’s Kids Clubs ages differ.  It is advisable to double-check, prior to making your booking, if a resort caters to your children’s ages.

As a general, rule of thumb the Kids Clubs are geared into three age groups:

  • Baby Clubs 06mths – 03years
  • Kids Clubs 03 – 11years
  • Teen Clubs 12 – 17years

Professional Babysitting facilities area available and attract an hourly surcharge which differs from resort to resort.

Mauritius Holidays December 2020 Packages

Below are our current Mauritius Holidays December 2020 Specials which will provide you with a good range of 3-Star to 5-Star resort package prices.

These Mauritius package prices include:

  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius on Air Mauritius
  • Approximate airport taxes
  • Return airport/resort transfers
  • 7 Nights’ accommodation
  • Meal basis as specified
  • Free land sports
  • Free motorised and non-motorised water sports (as per each resorts’ specification)
  • Free Kids Clubs, Entertainment & Wi-Fi
  • Bonus: Kids Stay, Eat & Play Free Specials at selected resorts
  • All prices are based on a per person sharing basis.
  • T&C’s apply
ResortGradeMeal Plan01 – 22 Dec 2020
Royal Palm 5*Half BoardR74,830
One & Only Le St. Geran5*Bed & BreakfastR61,692
Shangri La Le Touessrok5*Bed & BreakfastR46,308
La Pirogue Sun Resort4*Half BoardR42,569
Paradis Beachcomber5*Half BoardR42,460
Trou aux Biches Beachcomber5*Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerR40,160
Sugar Beach Sun Resort5*Half BoardR36,745
Long Beach Sun Resort5*Half BoardR34,635
Maritim Resort5*Half BoardR34,583
Ambre Sun Resort 4*All inclusiveR33,469
Shandrani Beachcomber4* SupHalf BoardR31,840
Victoria Beachcomber4* SupHalf BoardR28,410
Canonnier Beachcomber4*Half BoardR27,430
Mauricia Beachcomber4*Half BoardR26,460
Outrigger Mauritius5*Half BoardR25,437
Riu Le Morne4*All inclusiveR25,003
Shanti Maurice5*Bed & BreakfastR24,262
Radisson Blu Azuri4*Half BoardR24,115
Veranda Palmar3*All inclusiveR22,583
Riu Creole4*All inclusiveR22,410
Preskil Island Resort4*Half BoardR22,027
Radisson Poste Lafayette4*Half BoardR21,345
Veranda Paul et Virginie4*Half BoardR21,216
Veranda Pointe aux Biches4*Half BoardR20,618
Solana Beach4*Half BoardR19,024
Veranda Grand Baie3*Half BoardR18,253
Veranda Tamarin Bay3*Half BoardR18,253
Maritim Crystals4*Half BoardR17,199

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Conclusion

A Mauritius holiday, although not the cheapest when compared to Zanzibar, Thailand, and Bali, is by far the best value for money holiday you will enjoy.

Loads of amazing freebies, treats, and experiences are included in your Mauritius package for your pure pleasure and enjoyment!

This is a Mauritius holiday…

…white sandy beaches.  Blue azure waters.  Stunning sunrises, and sunsets.  Loads of love and laughter. And to crown it all, fantastic memories to last you a lifetime! 

The best time to start planning your holiday is now. Have a look at which resorts suit you and drop us a line. 

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Mauritius Oil Spill Update

GREAT NEWS: MAURITIUS OIL SPILL IS UNDER CONTROL.

18 Aug 2020: Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority Press Release regarding the Shipwreck of the MV Wakashio.

Huge relief for Mauritians and for the Mauritian tourism industry.

Mauritian authorities announced that the tanks of the MV Wakashio, which ran aground two weeks ago off the South East coast of the island, had been emptied of their heavy fuel payload with a small amount of residual oil remaining in the engine room.

Salvage teams have thus been successful in avoiding the worst. Damage to the lagoons, the shores, and the ecosystem remains localised. These constitute a major relief for Mauritians and the Mauritius tourist industry.

Much of the fuel oil spilled in some parts of Mauritius’s southeast lagoons were removed and disposed of in secured locations.

Efforts to contain the spill are being led by Mauritian authorities in collaboration with around 100 experts from all over the world.

The MV Wakashio broke into two on 15 August. The rear half of the ship remains on the reefs and the front half will be towed away. There has been no further spillage at this stage.

There has been a strong mobilization of Mauritians to support public authorities, the private sector, experts and NGOs in operations to contain the spread and remove the heavy oil already spilled in the lagoon.

Significant progress has been made in recent days, which continued to motivate response teams to take prompt actions.

The impact of the oil spill is localized in the southeastern region of the island over an estimated 10 to 12 kilometres of coastline leaving the remaining 310 kilometres unaffected.

Encouraging reports confirm that even major beaches of the southeast as well as the Blue Bay Marine Park are unaffected.

Beaches and lagoons on most of the south and east parts of the island as well as in the north and west have not been affected.

This is encouraging for hotels, resorts and other tourism operators as they stay prepared to welcome tourists again when borders reopen after they were closed earlier this year due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

Some facts about the MV Wakashio spillage:

  • The MV Wakashio was carrying a payload of 4,180 metric tons of heavy oil.
  • As from 06 August, heavy oil started leaking from one cracked oil tank of the Wakashio. The spillage stopped on 09 August after 500 metric tons of oil were pumped out of the cracked tank.
  • An estimated 800 metric tons of oil leaked in the sea and lagoons.
  • 3,184 metric tons of oil were pumped out of the tanks of the bulk carrier.
  • Around 884 metric tons of oil liquid waste, 524 metric tons of solid waste sludge and contaminated debris, and 416 cubic meters of saturated artisanal booms have been collected as at mid-day on Monday, August 17, 2020.
  • The MV Wakashio broke into two on 15 August. The rear half of the ship remains on the reefs and the front half will be towed away.
  • There has been no further spillage at this stage.
  • An estimated 10 to 12 kilometres of coastline and surrounding lagoons were most hit by the spillage situated in the southeastern part of the island.
  • More than 310 kilometres of beaches and coastline (where most of the hotels and resorts are situated) representing more than 96% of the island’s coastline remains unaffected.