Mayotte is gaining a reputation for being an expensive luxury travel destination. It has everything travellers typically look for in an island vacation spot – beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise water, luxury accommodations and an opportunity to explore the island.
The two-island archipelago is located on the northern end of the Mozambique Channel on the Indian Ocean off the coast of southeast Africa. Because of its relationship with France, the islands have a distinctly French feel. Whether you plan to spend your time exploring or relaxing at a resort, having travel insurance will give you the peace of mind in knowing you are covered.
Travel information for Mayotte
Canadian travellers must present a passport that is valid for at least six months after their departure date. Tourist visas are not required for stays of up to 90 days within a six-month period. If you want to stay for longer than 90 days or if your visit will exceed 90 days within a six-month period, you will need a long-stay visa, which must be obtained at a French embassy before departure. Student and work visas are also required and must be obtained at a French embassy before departure.
You should act and dress conservatively and respect all religious customs and local laws. The currency used in the country is the euro (EUR), and ABMs are available. French is the official language, but locals also speak Arabic, Shimaoré, Kibushi and Kiantalaotsi.
The best time of the year to visit is from May to October, which is the dry season. From November to April, you could experience cyclones and monsoons.
Tourist destinations in Mayotte
When you are not spending your time on the beach or engaging in water activities such as snorkelling, there is a lot to see and do on the island. If you love beaches and want to check out more than what your resort has to offer, visit the beach in Ngoudja; Salou, known for its chocolate-coloured beaches and its waterfall, the Cascade de Salou; and the beaches of Moya.
If you are up for some exploring, check out the ruins of a 10th-century Shirazian settlement in Bagamoyo and the crater lake called Dziani Dzaha. If you are up for a hike, visit the summits of Mounts Mtsapere and Choungui.
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