While this article is current as of December 2012, Mauritius is currently in the process of building an entirely new international terminal. After having a wonderful stay at the Four Seasons Mauritius, it was time to continue our journey in Cape Town, South Africa!
We arrived to the airport with a bit of time to kill, and as we were flying in South African Airways Business Class, we were invited to use the lounge at the airport. There's only a single lounge here, the Amedee Maingard Lounge. This lounge is shared by premium cabin travelers from a variety of airlines, but it appears to be operated by Air Mauritius.
The lounge is primarily one large room, and it is definitely styled and decorated in a Mauritian way. In the center of the primary room is a fountain that wasn't working when we were there.
In one of the corners of the lounge, there is a decent selection of food and beverages. There's a fridge filled with sodas, juices, waters. I believe that alcoholic beverages were also available.
Next to the fridge, there was a buffet style assortment of hot items. Most of the food is Mauritian style, which is hit or miss, depending on your tastes. I was happy to have one last bit of curry before heading to South Africa. They also had a few peanuts, pretzels, etz.
Just off the main room was a little room with a television. That's where we plopped ourselves for about an hour or so before takeoff.
After a short while, it was time to continue our journey to South Africa. The lounge at the Mauritius airport is a nice place to kill an hour or so, but I wouldn't check out of your resort early just to come here. If you need some wi-fi or a snack before you board, it's just fine.