The enchanting island of Mauritius represents all that tropical dreams are made of; endless stretches of stunning white sandy beaches, lapped by azure seas rich with marine life, set against a backdrop of swaying palms and mountainous forest.
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Where to Go in Mauritius
A warm welcome will be assured from the local people, a blend of diverse cultures and religions drawn from their ancestral homes, a rich heritage that is also reflected in the cuisine – a tantalising blend of Chinese, Indian, French and African fare.
The protection of a coral reef encircling the island creates gentle warm seas suitable for all abilities and ages of swimmers and a perfect environment for a host of water sports from scuba-diving to water-skiing.
Activities are not just focused off the 200-mile coast-line however. A lush, volcanic interior also beckons for exploration, such as The Black River Gorges National Park which is a haven of native rainforest, diverse flora and fauna. Whilst giant waterlilies may be a feature at The Botanical Gardens, it is free-roaming tortoises of an extraordinary large size that attract visitors to the Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes.
Mauritius boasts many world-class Golf courses such as the Isle au Cerfs, situated on its own tropical island, whilst for those just looking to relax, most hotels feature heavenly spas and wellness centres.
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When to go
Mauritius has a tropical climate and follows a reverse weather pattern to Europe with the winter season May-October and summer November-April.
In winter temperatures should be warm, but not hot with average highs around 23°C. However, the trade winds pick-up so we recommend choosing a hotel on the more sheltered West coast, or in a protected bay on the East, to avoid a stiff breeze! The hotels often run fantastic special offers at this time of year making Mauritius very good value for a summer holiday.
The main rainy season is December-March when it is humid. The rain usually comes in short sharp heavy showers followed by sunshine. However, cyclones are a possibility at this time of year and can disrupting the island’s weather for 48-72 hours.
April, May and October are a great time to travel to Mauritius as the temperatures are high but there is typically less humidity and rain.
Flights: BA generally operate 3 overnight direct flights from London a week (these can vary between Heathrow and Gatwick) to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport but frequency can rise during key holiday periods. Air Mauritius also now offer daily overnight direct services from London Gatwick, generally throughout the year although frequency can decrease during quieter periods. The flight time is just under 12 hours. Several European and Middle Eastern Airlines also fly non-direct via their hubs.
Typical carbon emissions for a return flight (Economy) per person: 690 kg.
FCDO travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/mauritius
Time Zone: GMT+4
Capital City: Port Louis
Where to Stay in Mauritius
One&Only Le Saint Géran - Mauritius
LUX* Grand Baie - Mauritius
Constance Le Prince Maurice - Mauritius
LUX* Le Morne - Mauritius
Sugar Beach - Mauritius
La Pirogue - Mauritius
Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa - Mauritius
LUX* Belle Mare - Mauritius