Mauritius Road trip- Tips and Advise

We hired self drive car from Ouitaxi Mauritius Rental Car company for five days journey covering nearly every hook and nook of the Island of Mauritius. With the GPS facility and expert tour advisory given by Ouitaxi team we were all set to explore this fancy Island.If you carry any preconceived notions about island roads you will certainly reconsider after your trip. Mauritius has an incredible infrastructure built up for drivers.

Road Condition

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There are three main types of roads you’ll see on the island while searching for most attractions.

1) The Highways – The highways roads often have multiple lanes, speed limit of over 100 km/hr the roads are well directed with follow sign boards.  

2) Main Roads – Most of the roads falls under main road category, these are single lane roads with a speed limit of 60-80 km/hr.  The roads have fine pavement, painted lane dividers, sidewalks etc.. 
3) By-pass Roads – These are the interior roads can also be called as by-pass roads if you lost the track you may take the help of GPS or locals who are always ready to help don’t worry!!

I would say the overall experience of Driving in Mauritius is easy & comfortable compare to any other destination in world.

Challenges could be very few but here are some..!

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First, unlike western country Mauritius driving on the left hand side of the road, so it might have some challenge for the first time driver but after 30 mins of drive you will be accustomed and feel quite comfortable because people drive slow and easy in Mauritius unlike other country they will not panic you.

Secondly, during the rain roads are bit slippy and visibility could be a problem but it also lessen the speed of other cars as well the best way is to on indicator if visibility becomes low.

I would like to thank the entite team of  Ouitaximauritius Rental Car Mauritius for our car rental during our exploration of the island.

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