Apr 16, 2024

Mauritius packages

The melting pot of cultures, religions, and a mix of Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu, and Chinese people, Mauritius is one of the most culturally rich islands in the world. With a diverse culture, magnificent people and a unique location on the globe, Mauritius attracts loads of tourists every year. 

If you are looking for an affordable and vibrant vacation experience, a Mauritius tour is the best option for you. There are various Mauritius tour packages available on the internet for you to choose from.  This mesmerizing island is very well known for luxury hotels and resorts which provide tourists with a fulfilling experience.  

Unify Holidays has also created various Mauritius travel packages which will take you on the best trip to Mauritius.  

So, let's learn a bit about this wonderful location and see what it has in store if you are planning a vacation there.

Religions & Festivals 

The land of Mauritius is filled with diversity. There are a lot of religions living together peacefully.  

If you are going to Mauritius during the festival season, it will become the best part of your trip to Mauritius.  

Hindu is the most widespread community with a total percentage of 51.9% of the Mauritian population.

There are several other religions too like Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. All these religions live and practice their religion peacefully.  

Mauritius is a secular nation, so it provides freedom of religion as a fundamental right of everyone. This nation is a perfect example of religious harmony.  

Every festival is celebrated with glory and adherence to age-old traditions. The huge range of festivals showcase the population’s famed diversity.  

There are some annual festivals too such as Slavery Abolition Day on 1st February, National Day/ Independence Day on 12th March and Labour Day on 1st May.  

Different religious communities of Mauritius celebrate their festivals which leads to a vibrant atmosphere on the island.   

All the festivals like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ugadi and Maha Shivratri are celebrated by Hindus. A huge number of Hindus make a mass pilgrimage to the most sacred Hindu site in Grand Bassin.  

A huge statue of Lord Shiva resides beside the Ganga Talao.  

The Muslims too celebrate fast during the month of Ramadan and Eid. Other famous festivals include the Chinese New Year and the Lantern festival which brightens up the night sky creating an eye-pleasing sight.  

The entire population of Mauritius comes together to celebrate the Christian festival of Easter, Christmas, and New Year.  

If you are visiting the nation during festive season, it becomes the most wonderful destination ever. 

Languages of Mauritius 

If you are taking a Mauritius package, you must know about the languages people speak over there.  

There is no recognized official or national language in Mauritius. English and French are two major languages spoken there. 

It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and La Francophonie. The mother tongue of Mauritius is a unique blend of European and African languages known as Mauritian Creole

This is the most used language for music, religion, and cultural activities in Mauritius. 

The entire media and literature of the nation uses French as the medium of communication. Other than these prominent languages such as Hindi, Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, & Chinese are also used as a medium of communication.  

With so many languages, tourists who come to Mauritius face no problem in conversing with anyone. They are able to easily communicate with the locals which makes their trip to Mauritius easy and successful.  

Population of Mauritius 

Mauritius has a population of 1.3 million people which is spread over 2040 km2 of land. Mauritius has a dense population with more females than males.  

The background of these people is scattered from countries like India, Africa, China, & France.  

Mauritius has a life expectancy of over 7 years and 90% of the population is literate here. 

Cuisine of Mauritius- Creole Food in Mauritius

Mauritian cuisine is a combination of Creole, Chinese, French, & Indian cuisines. Mauritius has lip-smacking options for street food as well as fine dining.  

The most famous street food in Mauritius is call Dholl Pori which is an iteration of Paratha with Indian Dal.  

The unique tropical climate allows different varieties of fruits to be grown on the fertile volcanic soil such as golden pineapples, coconuts and luscious mangoes. It would be unfair if we don’t mention about hallowed seafood when talking about the cuisine of Mauritius.  

There are a wide variety of pescatarian’s dishes such as fish, lobsters, carbs, prawns, squids, shrimps, and octopus.

Your trip to Mauritius would be incomplete without tasting these dishes! 

If you love fine spirits, you can try and taste the local favorite, phoenix beer, and rum. This is yet another delightful experience.

Music and Dance of Mauritius 

Mauritius holds a vibrant entertainment culture with Sega music and dance being the most famous native style.

The songs are made in Creole using some traditional instruments such as the Ravanne, Triangle, and Maravanne.  

With the increasing influence of European and American nations, western music and instruments have found its way in Mauritius and has been adopted by loads of modern musicians. 

Sega songs are a medium of self-expression and represent the life of Mauritian people.  

The influence of India in the Mauritian musical landscape can be seen through the rise of Bhojpuri music. 

It has gained huge popularity in Mauritius, and you can see a lot of people vibing to these songs.  

You can also witness some of the international artists and DJ’s performing in Mauritius’s upmarket pubs and nightclubs.  

Traditional Attire of Mauritius 

The clothing of Mauritians differs from person to person. Because it has people from so many different backgrounds, there are no strict social guidelines about what people choose to wear.  

You should pack your bags according to your religious belief if you are getting a Mauritius package because that is the most respected thing in Mauritius when it comes to clothing.  

The dress code depends on the community one belongs to and the place they are visiting.  

Hindu women can be seen wearing traditional sarees and Muslim women can be seen wearing hijabs and burqa as a part of their cultural legacy.  

It is necessary to wear appropriate clothing while visiting religious locations.  

Apart from that, swimwear and bikinis are allowed on the beach but will be frowned upon elsewhere.  

However, social restrictions on clothing have been relaxed with the recent influence of western tourists visiting the island.  

Many restaurants and nightclubs place certain restraints over the clothes customers can wear. A few of them may also not allow admission to customers who are dressed in casual clothing such as jeans, shorts or flip-flops

Overview

After learning so much about this wonderful destination, one thing is for sure that Mauritius has a lot for every tourist. No one would come back from Mauritius without craving for more.  

There are various Mauritius package or holidays available on the internet which caters to different sort of tourists.  

Unify Holidays has also curated various itineraries for tourists who are longing cherishable experiences in Mauritius.

Our Mauritius packages are filled with the most loved tourist spots and activities.  

We have made sure that the itineraries are designed according to the group or type of people going on the trip. We have handpicked the locations so that you can have a wonderful experience.   

If you want to add any location to your itinerary, tell us, and we will create a customized itinerary for you.  

Unify Holidays will take care of all your travel and accommodation bookings, so you can enjoy a hassle-free vacation.