Visit Souillac - Best of Souillac

Souillac is a small and quaint village in Mauritius that offers a bountiful of beauty and activities to do within its limited seascape. Located on the southernmost corner of Mauritius, Souillac is named after Vicomte de Souillac, the island's governor from 1779-1787. Once a petite fishing town, this village has today donned the glitter of the travel world. The Sea around here must be rough and might not be great for swimming but it does offer a charismatic charm that shall remain in your memories for ever. With a population of more than 6,000, Souillac is the capital of Savanne District.

The main attraction here is the Gris GrisBeach known for its beautiful white cliffs. A great place for photography, this beach offers astounding views of the Indian Ocean and sunset views. Another one is the Rochester falls that leaves you spell bound with its cascading waters and white foam. For those of you who just wish to relax in a laid back atmosphere can visit its quiet and shady taverns to sink in the native village culture. Some might just confuse this Souillac with the village in France but would be delighted to hear that the pairing is deliberate. It was initiated by Armand Maudave, an inhabitant of the village of Souillac, and the Comte de Montferrand who is himself one of the descendants of the Vicomte de Souillac. What makes this place interesting is that this village in Mauritius is actually the meeting place of the natives of two localities who meet and celebrate here together.

Head towards this village to see what nature and culture have in store for you. 

Souillac Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Souillac tips for your visit

Time Zone: UTC+04:00hours. Daylight Saving Time is not observed in Souillac, Mauritius

Currency: Currency used in Souillac is Mauritian rupee.

Electricity:

  • Voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Power sockets: Type C / G

Internet: 3G and 4G connections are available in almost all the hotels in the city.

Languages: Language spoken in Souillac is Creole.

Security: Emergency no. – 999, Crime Stoppers 148, Fire Services 115

Travel Traps: Avoid unexpected offers of (seemingly free) guided tours. Ulterior motives are common.

Tipping: Salaries are generally low in Mauritius so tips are appreciated.

Customs

  • Do remove shoes when entering temples and mosques. Women should carry a scarf if planning to enter a mosque.
  • Do bring a gift of appreciation if invited for a meal.

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Facts and Stats for Souillac*

  • Pollution Statistics in Souillac

    Know the pollution level of Souillac before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 66.67 (High)
  • Souillac: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Souillac for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Souillac.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 20.83 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.17 (Moderate)
  • Living in Souillac - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 61.32 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.81 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 62.93 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 61 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 41.95 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 81.48 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 44.72 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Souillac

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Souillac

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.56 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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