Relax into your holiday with our Sixt car hire deals in Mauritius. Select from our extensive choice of premium rental cars backed up by our excellent customer service record. Our affordable prices suit your holiday budget whether you are after something economical or want to treat yourself to a luxury rental vehicle. Carry on reading for some helpful travel and driving tips to get the most out of your car rental in Mauritius.
With Sixt car hire in Mauritius branches located at the airport and resort hotels we are ideally placed to get your visit off to a relaxed start. Booking systems for your car rental in Mauritius are straightforward and should your plans change, cancellations are often free of charge. Take a look at the map above for some highlighted attractions to take in when you rent a car in Mauritius.
Every Sixt car in Mauritius is supplied by well-known manufacturers and on our bookings page you can rent a car in Mauritius with an automatic transmission or organise a one-way rental. You can also select from our range of optional extras on the bookings page.
Mauritius accepts EU and international driving licences but if they are in non-Roman alphabets such as Russian, Arabic or Cyrillic they must be accompanied by an International Driver's Permit (IDP). These can be obtained in the UK from Post Offices or online.
The minimum age for driving a Sixt car hire in Mauritius is 21 with one year's possession of a full driving licence. Surcharges may apply for drivers under 25. Further details can be found in the booking engine.
You can pay for your car hire deals in Mauritius with all major credit cards. Prepaid or debit cards such as VISA Electron are not accepted. The payment method must be in the driver's name and accompanied by photo ID.
Should you have an accident while in Mauritius all emergency services can be contacted on 999.
One major motorway crosses the island from North to South while a reasonably well-maintained network of surfaced roads covers the island. Many of these are narrow so be aware of pedestrians and animals on the road. Unlike in many countries, road users on the island have a tendency to drive very slowly. Unfortunately, this also happens on the motorway.
Drink driving is taken extremely seriously by the Mauritius police and even a first offence can result in imprisonment. On-the-spot fines can be issued such as:
Once owned by a sugar baron and set against the backdrop of the Moka Mountains, Eureka Mansion with its attractive gardens is a feat of engineering with 109 doors and a huge wraparound balcony. Mahebourg is the site of the island's first capital and was settled by the Dutch in the 16th-century. It is a quaint old town with pink pavements and terraced restaurants as well as having an interesting National History Museum. The island's wealth was built on sugar and this is celebrated in the L'Aventure de Sucre Museum near the old village of Pamplemousses. Set in an old factory the museum evokes a bygone age with its interactive displays about sugar production and plantation life. The island's Natural History Museum is set in an attractive colonial building in Port Louie. Here visitors can marvel at an ancient dodo skeleton.
The lush foliage of La Vanille Nature Park is home to an animal breeding centre where visitors can get up close to and even hold baby tortoises, crocodiles, fruit bats and iguanas. It also houses a jungle playground, insectarium and fossil museum. Macaque monkeys play around the visitor centre of the Black River Gorges National Park. The park has sacred sites, hiking and biking trails and at its centre is the Black River Peak viewpoint. Just a five-minute boat ride from Pointe Jerome is the Isle aux Aigrettes or Egret Island. This tiny coral outcrop is thought to have been the last home of the dodo before its extinction. Today it is inhabited by giant Aldabra tortoises. Domaine de L'Etoile is an old sugar estate that has been turned into a giant eco-playground with all the outdoor activities anyone could want.
Not surprisingly Mauritius is a popular location for the shooting of Bollywood films such as the gang film Josh (2003) shot at the Crystal Rock or the 2004 dance spectacular Mujhse Shaadi Karogi filmed in Port Louis and at Le Morne Brabant. Jane and the Lost City a British adventure comedy of 1987 was filmed at several locations across the island.
Cross border rentals are not allowed. Taking your rental car off the island will invalidate your insurance.