Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport information
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, also known as Plaisance Airport, serves the island of Mauritius along with its capital city, Port Louis. Situated in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is known for its amazing natural scenery and diverse, multiracial population.
Flights to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is the main international gateway onto the island and the hub base of flag carrier Air Mauritius, which is the only direct flight from Singapore. It has been operational since the 1970s and consists of 1 modern passenger terminal that only opened its doors in 2013. The airport is served by a variety of airlines from around the world including Turkish Airlines, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa, amongst many others. Popular destinations from Mauritius include Paris, Dubai, Milan, London and Johannesburg.
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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is located about 46.5km away from the heart of capital Port Louis. To get from the airport to the city, travellers can make use of public buses 9, 10 and 198. Also, taxis are also readily outside the airport terminal. A cab ride to Port Louis would take about 45 minutes, and cost about SGD$60.17.
What to see and do
The island nation of Mauritius enjoys year-long pleasant weather, thanks to its position in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Its population is incredibly diverse, as the country had once served as a settling place for different peoples from around the world including the English, French, Arabs and Dutch. As such, a variety of languages are spoken on the island - English is the official one, but French, Mauritian Creole and Tamil are also commonly spoken.
Mauritius is separated into different regions, each with its own set of attractions. For example, Western Mauritius is known for its abundant marine life, like dolphins and sharks, which makes it a great place for scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. Eastern Mauritius is scenic, on the other hand, and full of sand beaches, blue lagoons and quaint villages.
Regardless of which side of the island you are visiting, tourists should definitely visit the Seven Coloured Earths, a geological formation in south-western Mauritius. With sands of 7 different colours, the dunes have a near artistic, surreal quality as the colours are often layered. Interestingly, the tropical thunderstorms of Mauritius did not erode the dunes, but rather accentuating the patterns into the slopes, making the Seven Coloured Earth appear even more beautiful.
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