Mauritius

The tropical gardens and infinity pools of chic luxury resorts in Mauritius give way to dazzling sands lapped by azure waters. Holidays to Mauritius offers five star hospitality, a melting pot of cultures and idyllic tropical scenery.

Overview

Mauritius lies in the middle of the Indian Ocean, 625 miles off the east coast of Madagascar. It boasts a coral-fringed coastline of white sandy beaches, pretty bays and shimmering azure waters. Inland, it’s a mix of jagged mountain scenery countered by lush green sugar plantations.

The coral reefs form a protected barrier for a series of crystal-clear lagoons. Thus holidays to Mauritius offers long safe, sandy beaches and superb water sports on these calm waters. As well as scuba diving on the reefs and deep-sea fishing beyond. Non-divers can do helmet and weights for an undersea walk. Or take a catamaran cruise or enjoy a glass-bottom boat trip perhaps with some snorkeling. Most resort hotels offer the full range of watersports. Such as water-skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving, kayaking, kite-surfing and hobie cat or laser sailing. Most non-motorized activities are complimentary.

Mauritius holidays are also justly famed for their top notch hospitality and friendliness. Nothing is too much trouble in this relaxed cultural melting pot! Diverse cultures coexist happily. And the various religious rites and festivals lend an additional fascination and colour to life on the island.

There’s an endless variety of things to do in Mauritius. Marvelous shopping in Grande Baie, spectacular beaches and an array of water sports for beginners and experts alike.

Features

Why you may love it

  • Five star hospitality with a melting pot of cultures and idyllic scenery.
  • White sandy beaches and tropical gardens at luxury resorts.
  • Scuba diving and snorkelling in crystal clear waters with pristine reefs.
  • Deep sea fishing and a full range of watersports available.
  • Mauritian cuisine combines the exotic spices of the Indian sub-continent with classic French cooking and a dash of Creole flair.

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When to visit Mauritius

December to March

Hot & Rainy Summer in Mauritius

Mauritius has a tropical climate with a hot rainy season. Average max temperatures are around 29030C and humid. Generally this is not recommended because of the amount of rain and also the likelihood of tropical cyclones which are more frequent from January to March.
AVG MONTHLY RAINFALL 205mm
HOURS OF SUNSHINE 7½ Hours
MAX TEMP 30 ℃ / 86 ℉
MIN TEMP 23 ℃ / 73 ℉

April to May

Transition

A good transitional season with decreasing rainfall and warm to hot daytime temperatures. In the north and west of Mauritius, hours of sunshine remain fairly constant during the year. We particularly recommend May which is also a good option for an early safari in Southern Africa.
AVG MONTHLY RAINFALL 125mm
HOURS OF SUNSHINE 6½ Hours
MAX TEMP 27 ℃ / 81 ℉
MIN TEMP 21℃ / 70 ℉

June to August

Dry & Cooler Winter in Mauritius

Being in the Southern hemisphere, this is a slightly cooler and less rainy season. The rain which does come during this time, is usually in the form of thunderstorms or quick downpours which don’t last long. The trade winds are at their strongest now, which blow from the south-east. So we recommend the western side of the island during this period if you are seeking sun and beach. We recommend the north-western of the island. Being closer to the equator, it has higher temperatures of around 26-27C (whereas as the south-eastern side is around 24-25C.) and it is more protected from the winds.
AVG MONTHLY RAINFALL 95mm
HOURS OF SUNSHINE 6 Hours
MAX TEMP 24 ℃ / 75 ℉
MIN TEMP 18℃ / 64 ℉

September to November

Spring into early Summer

October is a great time to visit, with relatively little rain and warmer temperatures if you like heat. Rainfall starts to pick up in late November & early December but it is also hot and nature is in full bloom. The rainfall comes in quick bursts so the hours of sunshine are still good.
AVG MONTHLY RAINFALL 65mm
HOURS OF SUNSHINE 8 Hours
MAX TEMP 26 ℃ / 79 ℉
MIN TEMP 19 ℃ / 66 ℉

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  • ExtinctThe long-extinct Dodo bird was endemic to Mauritius
  • LanguageMauritius has no official language

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