Mauritius holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Spring – Winter
May

June – August
September – November
December

Getting There

515 £GBP

LCY → MRU

Stay There

88 £GBP

4-star hotel

Visas

Tourist Visa
not required

Up to 90 days

Currency
Mauritius, Rupee
1.00 USD = 34.21 MUR
CURRENT WEATHER
Mostly Cloudy
+20°C
Airport Transport

Taxi: 36 £GBP (45 min)
Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 4.45 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 16 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 1.80 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.45 £GBP
Health & Safety
Travel insurance is recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 112
Police: 112

Why Mauritius

An idyllic tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean awaits you on Mauritius holidays. With its pristine white-sanded beaches, lagoons so clear like glass and dramatic scenery. Gorge on sumptuous and eclectic cuisine – a fusion of Asian and Creole cuisine or visit a distillery to sample sweet Mauritian rum. Shorten your handicap on a world-class golf course or take some time out for some pampering at a luxury spa hotel.

Experience the postcard-perfect scenery of Mauritius yourself – a haven for beach holidays, the coast features powdery white sand and crystal-clear lagoons perfect for swimming and water sports. Inland you’ll find spectacular mountains and brilliant green sugar cane fields that are perfect for hiking.

When to go

Climate

Due to its proximity to the tropic of Capricorn, Mauritius’ climate is tropical. There are two distinct seasons: summer from November to April is warm and humid with an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit), and a moderately cool and dry winter from June to September where the average temperature is 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit). This means the difference in temperature between both seasons is only 5 degrees Celsius. Consider it when planning your holidays to Mauritius. Mauritius is at its warmest in January and February posting average daily temperatures of 29 degrees Celsius (84 Fahrenheit) while in July and August – the coolest months – the average is 16 degrees Celsius (61 Fahrenheit).

Where to go/stay

Port Louis

Mauritius’ capital, Port Louis, is a reflection of the diversity of cultures and ethnicities that have shped the modern face of the island. Here you will spend good time during your Mauritius holidays. At the Caudan Waterfront area, you’ll find a wide selection of bars and restaurants, as well as shops. Souvenirs and gifts aplenty can be found at the central market where locally produced tea, coffee, spices, and rum are sold by locals more than keen to haggle with you over the price.

Anse La Raie

Sandwiched between the Cap Malheureux, a fishing village at the tip of the island, and Calodyne further south. Anse La Raie features a range of first-class hotels that have been built around the shimmering lagoon on the north coast. There’s not a lot beyond the hotels but that just means more time spent on the beaches sheltered by rugged cliffs.

Belle Mare

Set on the east coast of Mauritius, Belle Mare may be small, but makes up for that with a big reputation. That reputation stems from have an ice-white sanded beach that is deemed to be one of the best on the island. There is also a lagoon protected by coral, water sports, a water park, and a multitude of eateries dotted amongst the trees on the shoreline. Enjoy this natural beauty on your holidays in Mauritius.

Grand Gaube

The small fishing village of Grand Gaube is set near Mauritius’ northernmost tip, remains relatively unspoiled by the touch of tourism meaning a holiday in the few hotels there is guaranteed to be both private and relaxing. It is also one of the last places offering secluded beaches before the coastline becomes really rugged.

Flic en Flac

This town on Mauritius’ west coast may have an unusual name but its beach is also out of the ordinary. Its pure-white coral sanded beach is one of the longest and loveliest in the country. Add to this the coral-protected lagoon and a swag of high-end hotels that gravitated to the area and Flic en Flac guarantees a relaxing getaway on your holidays to Mauritius.

Trou d’Eau Douce

Yet another fishing town, the name Trou d’Eau Douce means Sweet Water Hole in English and “sweet” is an apt word for this place. It is the first major town you reach when travelling up the east coast of Mauritius. True to its name, Trou d’Eau Douce simply oozes old-world charm from the quaint cottages, villas, hotels, to the bars and restaurants lining the shoreline main drag Royal Road. Of course this all means sea views are assured.

Trou aux Biches

The quiet and peaceful village of Trou aux Biches stretches out alongside a picturesque white-sanded beach on the north coast of the island with just a few hotels, guesthouses, bars and restaurants to spend time during Mauritius holidays. However because it is set next to the coastal road it is a price location to access the neighbouring resorts from.

Things to do

Mauritius is a beach-lover’s paradise due to its miles of soft white sands and beautiful cobalt blue seas. Mauritius beaches are truly some of the most idyllic in the world.

Take a distillery tour to sample the finest in Mauritian rum.

Immerse yourself in the beautiful island scenery while hiking horseback riding on your holidays in Mauritius.

Take advantage of the warm, crystal clear waters to go snorkeling or scuba – you may catch a glimpse of a sea turtle.