Mauritius — Transportation
Mauritius Taxis and Car Rental
Taxis are a good way to get around Mauritius, with operators such as Taxi Mauritius.com (+230-493-4065) usually offering transfers, general journeys and private tours. Visitors are advised only to take official registered cabs.
There are a number of local and international car rental companies in Mauritius, particularly at the airports and in tourist areas. The conditions of the roads can vary, as can the driving, so proceed with caution. That being said, a rental car is a good way to get around and see more of this beautiful island. Drivers must be over 23 and have held a driver's license for over a year to rent a car in Mauritius.
Mauritius Water Taxis
Mauritius has a limited water taxi service that takes passengers from Cauden Waterfront Port Louis to various hotels including those at Balaclava.
The Mauritian government runs several bus lines which, combined with private services that fill any holes, are an economical and reasonably comfortable way to navigate the island. The three main government-run companies are National Transport, United Bus Services and Mauritius Bus Transport, each focusing on different parts of the island. Tickets can be bought on the bus from the conductor, but it is a good idea to keep small change handy as you likely won't get change. Bus stops tend to be marked with a white pole.