Situated off the coast of Madagascar, the beautiful island of Mauritius has long been a popular holiday destination for those seeking warm year-round temperatures, luxurious surroundings and a sense of exclusivity. An increasing numbers of visitors are discovering the timeless beauty and undeniable luxury that are the hallmark of the island.
What to See
There’s a great number of reasons why so many people choose to holiday in Mauritius. Often thought to be the perfect island getaway, and an ideal destination for honeymoons in particular, the island boasts numerous excellent attractions, including luxury spa facilities and an extensive array of world class golf courses. The island also boasts an abundance of fine restaurants where guests can sample many of the local speciality dishes.
Mauritius also provides visitors with a wide range of sporting and leisure activities, with guests able to explore the spectacular scenery on horseback, moutain bikes and quad bikes. The Black River Gorges National Park provides visitors with stunning views of natural rainforest full of unique plants and wildlife.
A particular highlight of Mauritius is the fantastic diving opportunities it offers, with safe, shallow waters that are perfect for snorkelling as well as excellent diving excursions that will test even the most experienced diver. Deep sea fishing for Marlin, Sharks and Barracuda are also popular.
When to visit
The fantastic sub tropical climate of Mauritius ensures that it is warm throughout the year.
January through to April is the hottest time of the year in Mauritius, with temperatures regular exceeding 30°C. While it can rain during this period, it is often in the shape of short heavy showers rather than prolonged rainfall. It is also worth noting that during February Mauritius occasionally feels the tail wind from an anti-cyclone. However, this generally only lasts for a couple of days and is normally followed by beautiful conditions.
The coolest time to visit Mauritius is between May and August. With daytime temperatures still averaging around 25°C this is a popular time for families with young children to visit as well as those who just prefer the heat a little less intense.
September through to December is when a holiday to Mauritius is at its most popular, with temperatures hovering just below 30°C and humidity. This period also sees many of the country’s religious ceremonies and festivals.