Budget holiday in Mauritius
The top tip for budget travel in Mauritius is to travel during the off-peak season (May to September) to get discounted rates on flights and lodging.
The best lodging option for a budget-conscious trip is a self-catering apartment (Flic en Flac has the best selection) if you’re travelling solo or as a couple, or a house if you’re a family or group of friends. Shop for fresh produce at village markets and for the catch of the day from fishermen on the beach.
In terms of transport, hiring a rental car can be cost-effective if you’re travelling in a group, while solo travellers can take advantage of public buses to get around the island on a budget.
There are many attractions in Mauritius and things to do that are either free or cost very little such as hiking to the top of Le Morne Brabant. Public beaches are free and there are plenty of budget-conscious refreshments to eat and drink, from fresh coconuts to cut-up pineapple to eat like a lollipop. Buy yourself a snorkel and pair of goggles and pay nothing to explore the underwater life of the island.