Flights to Mayotte – An Island in the Midst of Azure Waters
Mayotte, an overseas region of France, is a charming island located in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by Madagascar and Mozambique. It is the dream destination for watersport enthusiasts. Mamoudzou, the capital city of Mayotte, offers you the opportunity to indulge in snorkeling, scuba diving, and glass-bottomed boat rides. The Salou Beach in Ngoudja and Dziani Dzaha in Pamandzi depict the beauty of this island at its best. The flavorful seafood dishes, cooked with the perfect balance of spices, will be too hard to resist while staying in Mayotte.
Best time to visit Mayotte
Mayotte experiences a tropical climate and remains hot and humid, except for the dry season when the weather conditions get better. The ideal time to visit is from June to October (dry season) when the temperatures are around 18 °C. Be cautious while traveling to Mayotte during the monsoon months of November to April, as there are chances of cyclone occurrences.
Flights to Mayotte
At your service are major domestic and international airlines like Jet Airways, Air India, and Air France, with which flying to Mayotte has become much more convenient. Fly from major Indian cities to Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport, located in Dzaoudzi, via flights which will stop over at layover airports in Nairobi, Mumbai, and Paris. At present, there are no direct flights to Mayotte. Avail the services of bush taxis to travel within the country.
Where to stay in Mayotte
You can choose to stay at luxury hotels, mid-range hotels, resorts or apartments, while in Mayotte. Apartments with all the necessary facilities are available for an overnight stay at INR 3,000 in Ongojou. Beach view rooms are available in Mamoudzou, the capital of Mayotte, at INR 8,000. Kani-Kéli with its scenic locales is another popular place to stay, where the starting price is INR 7,000.
Must-visit places in Mayotte
Being an island nation, Mayotte is home to exotic beaches. Trekking to the top of Mt. Mtsapere and Mt. Choungui will be a great experience for adventure enthusiasts. Dziani Dzaha, a crater lake, is a must-see attraction in Pamandzi Island.
Located in Ngoudja, Salou Beach is a sight to behold with the waterfall, Cascade de Salou, directly flowing into the sea. Plage Moya is another great beach to relax on.
Indulge in scuba diving, snorkeling, and boating in the azure waters of Mamoudzou. Discover the beauty of flora and fauna of Mayotte as you proceed on a boat tour around Mamoudzou.
From tropical forests to mangroves to coral reef-covered coasts, Mayotte is rich in biodiversity. A Nature Marine Park has been set up with the aim to protect the marine flora and fauna. Makis (a type of lemur), sea turtles, and humpback whales are commonly found in this island.
What to eat in Mayotte
Spices such as cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves are an integral part of the local cuisine. Batabata (bananas, breadfruit, and cassava boiled together), Mabawas (chicken wings cooked with spices), and Kakamuku (a dish made with boiled fish, saffron, onion, and tamarind) are usually served for lunch in Mayotte. Seafood dishes are also a major part of their diet.
•Which airlines offer cheap air tickets to Mayotte?
The airlines which offer cheap air tickets to Mayotte are Air France, Air India, and Jet Airways.
•What is the time difference between India and Mayotte?
India is ahead of Mayotte by 2 hours and 30 minutes.
•What is the average time taken to reach Dzaoudzi from major Indian cities?
Bangalore to Dzaoudzi: 17 hours and 25 minutes
Chennai to Dzaoudzi: 19 hours and 25 minutes
Mumbai to Dzaoudzi: 20 hours and 20 minutes
New Delhi to Dzaoudzi: 19 hours and 45 minutes
•What are the major layover airports for connecting flights from Indian cities to Dzaoudzi?
The major layover airports for connecting flights from Indian cities to Dzaoudzi are at Nairobi, Mumbai, and Paris.
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