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How to book
When you have decided on the accommodation you require, contact Onyx International Travel Services Ltd for a quotation. Then, complete and sign the booking form and return it to Onyx with the relevant deposit. Onyx will then check if the services requested are available and, if so, will make a reservation for you and issue a confirmation.
Full British passports are required. They must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of your stay. Visitors to Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mauritius and Réunion must be in possession of a return or onward ticket. A visitors visa for Mauritius is normally granted for up to one month.
An international vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required if arriving from an infected area. No other vaccinations are compulsory; however, the following are recommended at the time of going to press: Hepatitis A, Polio, Typhoid and Tetanus. Anti-
Guadeloupe and Martinique are year round destinations with tropical climates, tempered by tradewinds called the "alizés". Temperatures are ideal, averaging between 19°C and 28°C. The sea is always warm with average temperatures between 20°C and 24°C. The ‘dry’ season is from January to April and the ‘humid’ season between July and November. In the humid season rain and storms are more frequent but do not last long and soon give way to sunshine. Sunrise is about 5 or 6 am and sunset at 6 or 7 pm. Twilight is short lived and night falls quickly. It can rain at any time on both islands. Tropical hurricanes can occur, normally between August and October, although severe storms usually only strike every few years.
Mauritius and Réunion are also year round destinations. They both have just two seasons, Summer and Winter. In Mauritius the average temperature during Summer (November to April) varies from 20-
Airport tax and hotel tax
All departure taxes are prepaid and the cost will be included in your tour price. Many hotels charge a local tax which must be paid directly to the hotel at the end of your stay.
Baggage allowance on international flights with Air France is 1 piece, which must not exceed 23 kgs. Between islands the allowance is 20 kgs.
Lightweight casual clothes are recommended during the day. Some hotels require smart casual clothes during the evenings (collar and long trousers for men). In Réunion light woollens and sweaters may be useful for the cooler months from June to September and in the mountain areas.
Some hotels are obviously more suitable than others for families with young children. Details of facilities and prices on request.
Generally hotel rooms are made available between noon and 3pm and are to be vacated between 10am and noon. If you arrive at a hotel before the normal check-
Many, but not all, hotels in Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mauritius and the Saint-
Please inform Onyx of special requests at the time of booking. Onyx cannot guarantee that special requests will be met and has no liability to you if they are not.
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An International Driving Licence is recommended if you wish to hire a car. Driving is on the right in Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. In Mauritius driving is on the left.
Onyx International Travel Services Ltd is a bonded Tour Operator. We hold Air Travel Organiser’s Licence no. 3306, granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Payments for tours which exclude flights will be covered by an insurance policy.
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