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The best time to visit Mauritius is between April and October, when the mercury doesn’t shoot up too high in the thermometer and the island is at its driest. Humidity levels are very high between January and March.
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PlanesAir Seychelles (www.airseychelles.com) flies direct to Mauritius two to three times per week from London, Air France (www.airfrance.com) flies via Paris, Emirates (www.emirates.com) has regular flights via Dubai and Qatar Airways (www.qatarairways.com) flies via Doha. Air Seychelles also offers frequent flights to other Indian Ocean islands, such as Praslin, Frégate, Bird, Dennis, Desroches and Alphonse, and it can also arrange special charter flights.
TrainsThere is a rail network on the island, but it is not particularly reliable.
AutomobilesAll the usual car-hire suspects can be found at the airport in Port Louis, and at points throughout the island.
TaxisThere are plenty of taxis on the island – and ranks can be found in most of the major towns – but make sure you agree a fee with the driver before you get into the cab, as most Mauritian taxis don’t have a meter. If in doubt, ask your hotel to organise taxis for you.