The island of Mauritius is one of the most scenic destinations in the world, and it makes for the perfect luxury getaway. Travellers from across the globe make the journey to Mauritius, located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, in order to escape from stress, bask in the warm sunshine and enjoy pampering in the island's amazing spas. No matter where guests happen to be staying on the island of Mauritius, there are ways to truly arrive in style. Most visitors will arrive via the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, and the journey from the airport to the resort or hotel can be either stressful and hot or peaceful and relaxing depending on the method of transfer. Here are some of the most luxurious ways to arrive in style at the final destination for an unforgettable holiday in Mauritius.
Fly First-Class For Unbeatable Luxury
There are two airlines that fly back and forth from the United Kingdom to Mauritius on a regular basis, and those lucky enough to get a first class seat will enjoy incredible luxury before, during and after the journey. Emirates offers a chauffeur service that picks guests up from their home or hotel in London and brings them directly to the airport, which is where they can skip long queues at check-in and head straight for the executive lounge. British Airways offers many of the same perks, and they also give all their passengers 14 days to use their Quintessentially Lifestyle Concierge services to arrange transport, make reservations or plan itineraries. If it fits into the budget, there is no better way to arrive in Mauritius than by flying first class into the airport.
Travel By Sea From Reunion to Mauritius
Tourists who have plenty of time to spare might choose to arrive in Mauritius by boat. Ships set sail from the island of Reunion, just 100 miles away, once approximately every two weeks. Although most of the ships offer small and affordable cabins that leave a lot to be desired, there are a handful of deluxe luxury cabins that are ideal. The journey takes just under 24 hours, on average, and it offers some of the most beautiful ocean views imaginable.
Arriving at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport at Plaisance is ideal for those staying in the southern part of the island, but the journey to some of the resorts in the north can be time-consuming. For the ultimate stylish arrival, arrange for a helicopter transfer that picks up passengers directly from the airport and brings them to their hotel. Of course, only those upscale resorts that offer landing strips will allow this type of arrival. The Residence in one such accommodation, and many of the most high-profile guests arrive in this dramatic aerial fashion.
VIP Arrival Service
When travellers are short on time and want to make the most of their holiday in Mauritius, it makes sense to enjoy the VIP Arrival Service, which is offered by Elegant Resorts. Instead of disembarking and then queuing for ages in customs, immigration, baggage claim and then for taxis, staff from the resorts will speed up this process immensely. VIP Arrival Service staff greet passengers directly off their plane, pick up their luggage and lead them right through the long queues directly to a waiting vehicle. For a holiday that is filled with luxury, it makes sense to start right from the minute that passengers land in Mauritius.
Luxury holidays in Mauritius are an incredible option for travellers, and these suggestions are great ways to arrive in style. Whether passengers travel in first class, by helicopter or through a VIP Arrival Service, they will feel like royalty every step of the way.
This post was written by Lizzie, an expert in organising the seamless travel arrangements for luxury holidays to Mauritius. When she’s not planning the fastest way through Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, she can also be found writing for the Elegant Resorts blog.