Every care has been taken to ensure that the information in the brochure is accurate
at the time of printing. Our descriptions are based on assurances from hoteliers. It must
be remembered, however, that the brochure is produced some twelve months in advance
and naturally changes can occur. If we are advised of any material changes by the hotel
we shall do our utmost to pass these on to you as soon as we become aware of them. All
map locations are approximate and are not intended to be definitive.
All weather details shown in this brochure have been compiled from information
received from the Meteorological Office or relevant tourist authorities. They are to be
used purely as a guide only, bearing in mind the changing weather patterns throughout
the world. Obviously, we cannot accept any responsibility for the weather conditions at
the time of your visit.
The destinations we feature in this brochure
are available all year round. Some do have
quieter off peak periods when you can take
advantage of uncrowded beaches and more
personal attention from hotel staff. At this
time it may be necessary for hotels to scale
down the size of some of their facilities, such
as restaurants, to match demand. Similarly,
during peak periods, hotels experience full
occupancy, which may result in a livelier
atmosphere and slower service in busier
The choice of hotel is crucial to your holiday.
The hotels we feature have been selected
for their location, their character or their
value and may not, therefore, be the best in
other respects. If you have any doubts at all
please discuss your choice with us. The final
selection is, however, entirely up to you.
|Check In / Check Out Times
All hotels operate the standard international
practice with regard to check in and check out
times. Check in is usually between 1400-1600
hours and check out is usually between 1000-
1200 hours (please ensure you clarify the
exact check out time with the hotel on arrival).
This means you may have to wait some time,
if you arrive early, for your room to be made
up, and vacate your room perhaps hours
before your departure. It may be possible to
retain your room until departure on payment
of an extra charge, depending on whether the
room is required for arriving guests.
Even though we feature some of the best
hotels the accommodation may still be
considered modest by European standards.
Our use of the words superior or deluxe to
describe rooms must be read in the context of
the hotel description. Single rooms or twins
for sole use may vary in standard and position.
We are willing to request the hotel to place an
extra bed in a twin room and a reduction may
be offered. It must be understood, however,
that floor and drawer space may be cramped.
Beds for children may not be full single size
and can often be 'rollaway' style. When we
describe a room as having sea view this means
you will have some view of the sea. The room
may not face the sea and the view may be
at an angle. Views may also be obscured by
garden foliage. Please note that although we
may describe the hotel as on the seafront or
overlooking the sea it does not always follow
that rooms have sea view. It should be noted
that you might find lizards, ants, cockroaches
or other insects in your room. This is a fact of
life in some hot countries and should not be
seen as a sign of dirtiness.
Outdoor activities, beach services, water
sports, land sports (including free golf at
hotels' own golf courses or other golf courses)
and entertainment facilities are shown
in good faith as being available but their
provision may be limited or they may not be
available from time to time due to weather,
maintenance or other reasons. In this case,
no alternative arrangements or refunds or
discounts are provided. Please note that
where a hotel offers free water or other
sports these may be limited and a deposit
for equipment and a charge for instruction
may be requested. Please also note that not
all facilities and activities mentioned are
available free and any charges that apply
would be payable locally. We very strongly
advise you to check with the hotel on arrival
as to exactly what is provided free. If airconditioning
is provided, at times this may be
subject to energy saving regulations. Please
also note that supplies of electricity and
water can be erratic. Lifts in some hotels may
not have internal doors. Children should be
supervised at all times by their parents when
using this type of lift. Many resort hotels have
open-sided restaurants which attract local
bird life, particularly at breakfast time.
|Meals & All Inclusive Plans
In general, you cannot expect European
standards in some developing destinations.
In some areas much of the food has to be
imported and meals will vary depending on
the style of hotel. Please remember that food
is very much a matter of personal taste and
preference. Where we offer half or full board
arrangements the meals could be on a table
d'hôte (fixed menu) basis or buffet-style
and drinks are not included. A supplement
is usually required for a la carte meals and
in some cases the hotel will not allow any
credit for the table d'hôte meal not taken.
We advise you to check with the hotel before
dining. Please note that no refund can be
given for meals not taken. All Inclusive plans
do not necessarily include 'everything'. Meals
are usually restricted to certain restaurants,
drinks are usually locally produced and not
all activities and land and water sports are
included. We very strongly advise you to
check with the hotel on arrival as to exactly
what is included and also between what times
they are included. Also, as the restaurants get
very busy, hotels require that the restaurants
are pre-booked, and please note that hotels
do have a strict dress code, usually for dinner,
in their restaurants. For example, smart
casual clothes must be worn, and sport dress,
shorts, sandals, etc, are not permitted.
Some destinations have a rather relaxed
attitude to service. It can be frustratingly slow,
but patience and a friendly approach on your
part are likely to achieve the best results.
|Resort Development & Hotel Renovations
In any resort or destination, building works
must be expected and often start without
prior warning. Hotels also have to be regularly
maintained and refurbished and swimming
pools cleaned, but the management will try
to ensure minimum inconvenience to guests.
All flights are subject to government approval
and may be amended or withdrawn at any
time, without Mauritius Holidays Direct incurring
liability. The arrangements shown in this
brochure are based on scheduled flights (it
should be noted that not all airlines provide
complimentary meals and drinks). All flights
are based in economy class. Upgrades are
available at a supplement. It may sometimes
be necessary to make stops en route for
refuelling or to pick up joining passengers.
Owing to security regulations it is not always
possible to leave the plane during these
stops. Flight durations shown in this brochure
are an indication of the time spent in the air
and do not include stops en route or time
spent between connecting flights.
It should be noted that all passengers travel
under the conditions of carriage of the airline
concerned as printed on their ticket. It is your
responsibility to ensure that you reconfirm
any onward or return flights.
NB: Owing to changes in pressure it is
dangerous to fly less than 48 hours after
scuba diving. Excessive drinking before
boarding your flight could result in you
being refused permission to board the
aircraft. Most airlines will refuse permission
for women to fly who will be 28 or more
weeks pregnant on the date of return travel.
Failure to comply with airline regulations may
result in cancellation and denial of boarding,
and we cannot be held liable for any such
Luggage allowances will be shown on your
air tickets. There is no allowance for infants
under 2 years apart from a carrycot and/
or collapsible pushchair. Excess luggage is
carried at the airline's discretion and may
incur charges payable directly to the airline.
Luggage allowance on light aircraft and
seaplane transfers varies (please check with
us at time of booking). It is entirely your
responsibility to ensure you have the correct
luggage allowance. Please contact your airline
for the up-to-date luggage allowance details.
As seats on many international flights are
allocated on check in, you are strongly
advised to arrive early to secure the seats of
your choice. Where the flight originates at
another point your choice may be limited.
Some airlines are willing to reserve seats in
advance, and we will pass on your request.
We cannot, however, guarantee that the
airline will be able to meet your requirements.
Almost all airlines have adopted a nonsmoking
policy and many hotels have also
now started adopting a non-smoking policy
in hotel rooms, and in the public areas of the
hotel. If this information is important to you
please check with us at the time of booking.
|Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Travel involving prolonged immobility can
cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Recent
surgery, previous occurrence of DVT and a
family history of DVT are among the factors
that may increase your susceptibility to
the condition. If you are concerned about
travelling then you are strongly advised to
contact your GP before you depart.
Delays, unfortunately, may occur through
various reasons. Where long flight delays
result in lost holiday time, no refunds
are given by hotels/suppliers for unused
accommodation/services. Similarly, airlines
do not usually offer compensation for flight
delays. Consequently, Mauritius Holidays Direct
is not liable for any costs incurred or loss
of enjoyment as a result of any such delay.
Recompense for such delays may be claimed
through certain types of holiday insurance
(please check your holiday insurance covers
|Overseas Airport Taxes
Foreign departure/airport taxes vary and
may be payable locally either in foreign
currency (e.g. US$ etc.) or in local currency.
Please ensure you have enough local and
foreign funds to meet these payments. If you
are travelling to more than one country on
your holiday, you may be required to pay a
departure tax at each point.
Restrictions on the consumption of alcohol
may be imposed with little or no notice at all
by the relevant authorities.
|Public & Religious Holidays
Services may be curtailed or limited during
certain religious events and public holidays.
Please note that such holidays and religious
events may be called at very little or no notice
|Other Hotel Guests / Functions / Events
At times, various events including functions,
conferences, influx of groups, weddings and
filming may take place at hotels. We have
no control over the acceptance of bookings
at the hotels other than our own. We are
therefore unable to accept any responsibility
for any inconvenience caused by such events,
groups or their activities.
|Safety & Health
We take the security and safety of our
clients very seriously, but, you are, of course,
responsible for your own safety. It is tactless
for visitors to make a great show of wealth,
especially in developing countries. In general,
your own common sense must prevail. Please
remember that in some destinations the sun
can be deceptively strong and those inviting
crystal clear waters may conceal strong
undercurrents, sharp coral or sea urchins
and the like. Take every precaution and take
heed of local warnings. Inoculations are
entirely your responsibility - please consult
your doctor or health centre. The Foreign
& Commonwealth Office Travel Advice Unit
may have issued information about your
holiday destination. Please visit their website
|Visas & Passports
Please ensure you have a valid 10 year
passport and that it is valid for at least 6
months after your return date. The visa
information contained here is for British and
Irish passport holders only and is correct
at the time of going to press. Holders of
other passports (including Commonwealth
passports) and of British or Irish passports
issued abroad should check with the
appropriate consulate or embassy as to the
requirements for a visa. It is entirely your
responsibility to ensure that your passport
and visa documentation is in order. Failure
to do so may lead to denial of exit from this
country or of entry overseas. Any costs which
consequently arise will be payable by you. It
will also be deemed that you have cancelled
your holiday and no refunds will be made.
At the time of going to press visas are not
required for the destinations featured in this
brochure (please ensure you check in advance
of making your booking). Visa required for
stays of over 30 days in Seychelles.
Problems can arise beyond our control. In
this event please take the matter up with our
local agents and/or the hotel. Most problems
can be resolved in resort without spoiling
your holiday. Complaining on your return
will be too late. We know from experience
that most holiday complaints arise as a result
of choosing the wrong holiday, so please
choose carefully and seek our advice. Overall,
patience and understanding are invaluable.