Relaxed Holidays to Mauritius
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 don helmet and weights for an undersea walk, 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-motorised 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. Mauritian cuisine combines the exotic spices of the Indian sub-continent with classic French cooking and a dash of Creole flair.
There’s an endless variety of things to do in Mauritius – marvellous shopping in Grande Baie, spectacular beaches and an array of water sports for beginners and experts alike.
Best Time to Visit Mauritius?
Mauritius generally has year-round appeal, but the weather is best all round from April to June and then from September to November, being drier and cooler. November to March are the best months for diving and fishing. However we recommend the summer months before the cyclone season of mid January and February as this affects diving visibility.
Check out all our Mauritius hotels and the different coastlines below…