Deep Sea FishingMauritius is a paradise for deep sea fishing. Species include the blue or black marlin, all typesof sharks, yellow tuna, the Bonitos, the ‘emperor’, the ‘pélerin’, the ‘bécune’ or the barracuda.Huge fishes like the Blue Marlin roam our seas and hunt around the island from November toApril, and very often until May. The ocean is 70 metres deep one kilometre away from thecoast. Mauritius holds several world fishing records (IGFA), including that of the mako sharkof 1115 pounds, the blue shark of 400 pounds, a bonito of 41.5 pounds, a white tuna of 224pounds and a ‘bécune’ of 125 pounds. African records (GFUA) mention a yellow tuna of 212pounds and a white tuna of 224 pounds. Other specimens recently caught include bluemarlins of 1430 and 1355 pounds. Fishing boats can be hired from almost all hotels. Themost prestigious deep sea fishing competition is the Marlin World Cup which is hosted inDecember by La Pirogue Hotel.
Grand Bay Grand Bay was the first area of the island to fully experience the tourist boom. A shopping and leisure paradise, Grand Bay also happens to be the area where Mauritians head for when they want a fun-filled night out (restaurants, bars and discos). Recently renovated, La Cuvette beach is well worth a visit. Pereybere The wonderful Pereybere public beach is popular because of its shopping facilities, restaurants and pubs. Balaclava Ruins A few metres away from Baie aux Tortues, which 17th century sailors named after the many tortoises in the area, can be found the ruins of the old Balaclava estate. Visitors will be able to see the sea walls, whose initial foundations were laid down by Mahé de Labourdonnais. The Triolet Shivala The longest village on the island, Triolet offers an opportunity to visit the biggest Hindu temple, the Maheswarnath, first built in 1819 in honour of the Gods Shiva, Krishna, Vishnu, Muruga, Brahma and Ganesha. The Labourdonnais Orchards Discover a large variety of tropical fruit trees, colourful and perfumed exotic flowers. Trips on mountain bikes or hiking are possible.
Mauritian rupee Roupie mauricienne (French) ISO 4217 Code:MUR User Mauritius Subunit 1/100: cent Symbol: ₨ Coins: ₨ 1, ₨ 5, ₨ 10, ₨ 20 Banknotes: ₨ 25, ₨ 50, ₨ 100, ₨ 200, ₨ 500, ₨ 1000, ₨ 2000 Central bank: Bank of Mauritius Website: bom.intnet.mu
Mauritius information is very important not only for the locals but also to the innumerable tourists visiting the island throughout the year. Mauritius is located in South Africa in the eastern part of Madagascar. It falls on the geographical coordinates of 20. 17 South and 57. 33 East. Some important information on Mauritius geography are given below: Mauritius covers an area of 2,040 square kilometres. Out of this, the land covers an area of 2,030 square kilometres and the water bodies cover 10 square kilometres. It has a long coastline of 177 kilometres. The summer months are between November and May; the winter months stretch from May to November. The lowest point of Mauritius is the Indian Ocean and the highest point is Mont Piton. About 49.02% of land is fit for cultivation. From January to March, the island witnesses cyclones.