The powder white sand, turquoise water and a wonderful tropical climate of Mauritius make for an idyllic beach getaway. Spend your days relaxing, diving and snorkelling coral reefs, sipping cocktails on the beach and enjoying sensual spa treatments. Those who venture inland will discover jungle-clad mountains, impressive waterfalls and charming little towns.

Tourism on the island is very well established, and there are plenty of accommodation choices from luxurious private hideaways to all-inclusive family resorts.

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Highlights in Mauritius

  • Enjoy a wide variety of water sports
  • World-class accommodation to suit all tastes
  • Visit Port Louis with its lively local markets
  • Play a round of golf by the sea
  • Chamarel Waterfall is well worth leaving the beach for
  • Tasty mix of Indian, Chinese, Creole and French cuisine

Best time to travel

Winter (May to December)

Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate with year-round heat. The summer months from December to April can be very hot and muggy, whereas in winter the heat is more comfortable with balmy days and warm evenings.

During cyclone season (January to March) the winds are at their strongest. These months are best avoided by water-sport enthusiasts and divers.

Travel regions within Mauritius

Belle Mare

Stunningly beautiful Belle Mare Beach is one of Mauritius’s most desirable locations, featuring scores of coconut palms and evergreen trees, snow white sand and a deep, calm bay. The beach is best visited during the week when it is relatively quiet; it’s a favourite spot with locals so can get crowded…

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Le Morne Peninsula

Situated on a unusually shaped peninsula, at the extreme southwestern tip of Mauritius, the little fishing village of Le Morne is best known for its iconic rocky crag, Le Morne Brabant. This UNESCO accredited World Heritage Site presides over the entire Le Morne area which serves as a popular tourist centre….

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Situated on the tropical island of Mauritius, Trou-aux-Biches is a little beach town set along its northwestern coast. This idyllic town is known for its award-winning, palm tree-lined beach lapped by crystal-clear water and fringed by first-class resorts and hotels. Originally a quaint fishing village, Trou-Aux-Biches has grown into a popular…

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