June 28, 2013

Thailand and Mauritius travel guide


Thailand vs Mauritius? What a question! We’re debating on the Sure Travel Facebook page which has the best beaches and which country you would go to if you could only choose one (Join the debate here). Here is some general info on each of the countries that might help you in that choice.




THAILAND
Language: English is widely spoken.

Currency: Thai Baht

Visa: South African passport holders do not require a visa.

Time: GMT + 7

Weather:
Thailand is a year round destination. The cooler, dry months are from November to March. The warmer months are from April to October when you can expect cooling showers. It has been suggested that between April and September is the best time to visit the eastern islands, such as Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao, and between October and March is the best time to visit the western islands such as Phuket, Krabi and Koh Phi Phi.

Transport:
Thailand is easily reached from South Africa and there are good air, road and ferry connections to destinations within the country.  You can travel around by private transfer, taxi, tuk-tuk, train, bus or ferry or hire a car, scooter or even a bicycle at many resorts.

 
MAURITIUS
Language: English is the official language. French and Creole are commonly used.

Currency: The local currency is the Mauritian Rupee. US Dollars and Euros are widely accepted at resorts.

Visa: South African passport holders do not require a visa.

Time: GMT + 4

Weather: Summer (November to April) - 23°C to 33°C with the wettest months from December to March. Winter (May to October) - 17°C to 23°C.
Let us know which one you would choose if you could only choose one to visit. Comment below or join our Facebook debate here.

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