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How to plan a trip to mayotte
Mayotte the peninsular island though a very much part of the Comoros, has separated itself from its brother through ties with France. In 2011 the island became France’s 101st ‘department’. The capital city of Mayotte is Mamoudzou. Mayotte travel guide is a narrow and explicit guide to travel this island. Most of the people here is Muslim. Euro is official currency here and French is spoken by most of the people. Mayotte is surrounded by a coral barrier reef, lagoon and marine reserve.
Details of Visa Procedure for Mayotte
To visit Mayotte citizens of EU and EEA and Switzerland are exempted from visa requirement but citizens of other countries need Mayotte visa to travel here. For both short stay and long stay i.e. less than 90 days and over 90 days respectively, citizen of EU and EEA doesn’t require any sort of visa too. Nationals of Australia, Brazil US, Japan etc. can only visit this island with valid work permit. It is advisable to contact nearest embassy for detailed visa requirements.
Ideal Time to Visit Mayotte
Mayotte is a peninsular island, surrounded by the Indian Ocean hence it has tropical climate. Rainy season is hot and humid here and it lasts from November to May. Summer is relatively cold here and it ranges from May to November. Landscape here is undulating with ancient volcanic peak. August to October is the driest period and temperature remains fine which makes it best time to visit Mayotte. Average temperature during this time remains between 25áµ’ C to 27áµ’ C.
Top Rated Spots to Visit in Mayotte
Though this is a small island it has various places to visit. Mayotte has some finest beaches. Best place to visit in Mayotte isMamoudzou. Here you can have the option to climb Mt. Choungi and the Mt. Mtsapere. Salou is also an unusual sight of 8m waterfall. PlageMoya, Cascade de Salou are some other point of interest.
Available Transport Mode of Getting Around
Being a peninsular island a question may arise in mind of travelers how to reach Mayotte. Mayotte is well connected by airways and seaways. DzaoudziPamandzi International airport receives all international flights. There is no official passenger service to and from Mayotte but by yacht, one can travel here. Easiest way to roam around Mayotte is with bush taxi and it is very cheap, convenient medium of transportation. Car rental here is a bit expensive but provide good service.
Food and Lodging
Local cuisine of Mayotte is a perfect fusion of Indian, African, and Arabic flavor. Being surrounded by the ocean, this country provides exotic quality of sea food cooked in French way. Mayotte is gourmet heaven for its cheap local produce of vegetables. Many travelers may found that cuisine served here is of unmatched in ambiance and taste. Hotels are present here in sufficient number. Hotels are a bit expensive to stay but they provide good quality of services.
There is a large hoard of things to do in Mayotte. Best thing to do here is diving and hiking. Diving provides spectacular sights in the world’s largest lagoon and hiking offers panoramic view of the island.
How much does it cost to travel to Mayotte
Plan your trip to Mayotte with an estimated budget for your travel. The average daily cost of food in Mayotte is USD 42 per person. For a family of four, the cost of eating out is USD 168. For getting around Mayotte, you will need a rough figure of USD 55 per day. For detailed Mayotte trip cost calculator, use Mayotte Trip Planner.
*Based on Food, Accommodation & Transportation