Since March 2011, Mayotte has been the 101st French ‘département'... But this island is above all a destination which is unique in the world, through its huge, superb lagoon.
Direct flights from Paris with CorsairFly, via La Reunion with Air Austral, via Madagascar with Air Madagascar and Kenya Airways via Nairobi. The direct flight takes about 10 hours.
Mayotte offers an ideal climate for sailing: regular trade winds, reaching a maximum of twenty knots, a dry, warm climate in summer, with temperatures not exceeding 27°C, and all this bathed by a warm ocean and protected by a huge coral reef... Did we mention that this is paradise?
In concrete terms, the dry season is from May to October (average of 24°C) and the wetter hot season, from November to April.
It is a French ‘département'... Valid passports for European citizens.
No vaccination is required. But having up to date vaccinations is nevertheless more reasonable (hepatitis A and B, tetanus, polio, typhoid). Even though cases of malaria are very rare, you should protect yourself from mosquitoes...
The currency is the euro. Bank cards are accepted more and more and there are 35 (!) cash dispensers...