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Overview

Discover Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles

Glide alongside sea turtles through the coral canyons and giant arches of Mauritius' underwater world.
Rocket through forest and sugarcane fields mountain biking the head-spinning slopes of Reunion's Le Maido.
Dine beachside on Praslin's most succulent seafood by the light of flickering candles.

In This Guide:

Two authors, 87 romantic sunsets, 15 days of jungle hiking, one erupting volcano.
Dedicated hiking and diving chapters for those who need a break from beautiful beaches.
Covering everything from guesthouses and self-catering options to the ultimate superslinky hotels.
Content updated daily: visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews and traveler tips.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741047271
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Series: Multi Country Guide Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


On the Road     5
Local Voices     7
Getting Started     16
Itineraries     21
Diving in Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles     27
Mauritius     35
Mauritius Snapshots     36
History     37
The Culture     39
Food & Drink     47
Environment     49
Mauritius     54
Climate & When to Go     55
Port Louis     55
History     55
Orientation     56
Information     56
Dangers & Annoyances     56
Sights & Activities     55
Walking Tour     60
Sleeping     61
Eating     62
Drinking     63
Entertainment     64
Shopping     64
Getting There & Away     64
Getting Around     65
Around Port Louis     65
North Mauritius     66
Balaclava & Baie de l'Arsenal     66
Trou aux Biches & Around     68
Grand Baie     72
Northern Islands     78
Pereybere     79
Cap Malheureux     81
Grand Gaube     82
Pamplemousses     83
Central Mauritius     85
Hiking the Central Plateau & Black River Gorges     85
Curepipe     90
Around Curepipe     92
Quatre Bornes     92
Rose Hill     93
Moka & Around     94
East Mauritius     95
Trou d'Eau Douce     95
Ile aux Cerfs     98
Belle Mare & Around     98
Centre de Flacq     101
West Mauritius     101
Flic en Flac & Around     103
Tamarin     107
La Preneuse     107
Grande Riviere Noire     108
La Gaulette & Around     109
Le Morne Peninsula     110
South Mauritius     111
Mahebourg     111
Around Mahebourg     115
Vieux Grand Port to Bambous Virieux     117
Mahebourg to Baie du Cap     118
Rodrigues     122
Port Mathurin     125
Around Rodrigues     128
Offshore Islands     131
Mauritius Directory     132
Accommodation      132
Activities     132
Business Hours     134
Children     134
Climate Charts     135
Customs     135
Dangers & Annoyances     135
Embassies & Consulates     136
Festivals & Events     136
Food     137
Gay & Lesbian Travellers     137
Holidays     138
Insurance     138
Internet Access     138
Legal Matters     138
Maps     138
Money     138
Photography     139
Post     139
Shopping     139
Solo Travellers     149
Telephone     149
Time     150
Tourist Information     150
Travellers with Disabilities     150
Visas     150
Women Travellers     150
Transport Around Mauritius     151
Reunion     155
Reunion Snapshots     156
History     156
The Culture     158
Food & Drink     162
Environment     165
Reunion     168
Climate & When to Go      169
St-Denis     169
History     169
Orientation     169
Information     169
Sights     172
Sleeping     173
Eating     174
Drinking & Entertainment     175
Shopping     175
Getting There & Away     176
Getting Around     176
The West     177
St-Paul     177
Les Hauts de St-Paul     179
Le Maido & Around     180
Boucan Canot     181
St-Gilles-les-Bains & L'Hermitage-les-Bains     182
St-Gilles-les-Hauts & Around     188
La Saline-les-Bains & Around     188
St-Leu     189
Around St-Leu     192
Les Avirons & Le Tevelave     193
Etang-Sale-les-Bains     193
St-Louis     193
Les Makes     194
Entre-Deux     194
The Cirques     195
Cirque de Cilaos     197
Cirque de Salazie     202
Cirque de Mafate     206
Les Hautes Plaines & the Volcano     208
Plaine-des-Cafres & Around     208
Piton de la Fournaise (The Volcano)      210
Plaine-des-Palmistes     211
Around Plaine-des-Palmistes     212
St-Pierre     212
The Wild South     217
St-Pierre to St-Joseph     217
St-Joseph     220
Les Hauts de St-Joseph     220
St-Joseph to St-Philippe     222
St-Philippe     223
Le Grand Brule     224
The East     224
Ste-Suzanne & Around     225
St-Andre & Around     225
Bras-Panon     227
St-Benoit & Around     228
Ste-Anne     229
Ste-Rose & Around     229
Hiking in Reunion     231
When to Hike     232
What to Bring     232
Information Sources     232
Maps     233
Books     233
Tours & Guides     233
Sleeping & Eating     233
The Haut Mafate     234
Tour Des Cirque     238
Piton de la Fournaise     241
More Hikes     243
Reunion Directory     245
Accommodation     245
Activities     247
Business Hours      249
Children     249
Climate Charts     249
Customs     249
Dangers & Annoyances     250
Embassies & Consulates     250
Festivals & Events     250
Food     251
Gay & Lesbian Travellers     251
Holidays     251
Insurance     252
Internet Access     252
Maps     252
Money     252
Photography     252
Telephone     252
Tourist Information     253
Tours     253
Travellers with Disabilities     253
Visas     253
Women Travellers     253
Transport Around Reunion     253
Seychelles     255
Seychelles Snapshots     256
History     256
The Culture     258
Food & Drink     261
Environment     262
Seychelles     266
Climate & When to Go     267
Mahe     267
Victoria     267
Beau Vallon & the North Coast     272
Morne Seychellois National Park     275
East Coast      276
West Coast     278
Praslin     280
Information     281
Sights & Activities     281
Sleeping     284
Eating     286
Entertainment     288
Shopping     288
Getting There & Away     288
Getting Around     288
La Digue     289
Information     290
Sights & Activities     291
Sleeping     292
Eating     293
Drinking     293
Shopping     286
Getting There & Around     294
Seychelles Directory     295
Accommodation     295
Activities     295
Business Hours     296
Children     297
Climate Charts     297
Embassies & Consulates     297
Festivals & Events     297
Food     298
Gay & Lesbian Travellers     298
Holidays     298
Insurance     298
Internet Access     298
Money     298
Photography     299
Solo Travellers     299
Telephone      299
Tourist Information     299
Travellers with Disabilities     299
Visas     299
Women Travellers     300
Transport Around Seychelles     300
Regional Transport     302
Getting There & Away     302
Transport Around the Region     305
Health     307
Language     313
Glossary     322
The Authors     324
Behind the Scenes     325
Index     329
World Time Zones     338
Map Legend     340
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