Exquisite and exotic, Mauritius is an island for all seasons, all weathers and all tastes. The interior offers mountains and forests, waterfalls and sparkling rivers alongside the occasional dormant volcano. Of all the Indian Ocean Islands, Mauritius is the most cosmopolitan. For centuries it was a useful and strategic staging post for traders, wayfarers, pirates and conquerors and has absorbed what it has needed from all of them – the French and English, the Indians and East Africans not to mention the Dutch and Chinese – in attitude, language, religion, food and joie de vivre. Its coastline is near perfect with acres of pristine beaches and bright blue seas – all fringed by coral reefs. Mauritius is a haven for both sun seekers and water sports aficionados.
- Climb Le Morne Mountain for an incredible view over the island
- Take a private catamaran ride along stunning coastline to your own private beach
- Experience the colonial history of the island with traditional afternoon tea
- Relax on some of the most spectacular white sand beaches
- Take part in some of the many varied watersports including snorkelling, diving and even try out a submarine dive?
Summer: November - April with temperatures reaching 34ºC on the coast. There is high humidity December-April but this is countered by the constant sea breeze, so is hardly felt. Cyclones can occur between January and March, and during this time the northeast of the island is more protected from the southeast trade winds.
Winter: May - October with the temperatures only dropping a few degrees. There is still abundant sunshine, with sea temperatures reaching 24ºC.
Best time to go
Mauritius really is a year-round destination with October to April forming the peak holiday period.
We recommend visiting anytime between April and December, avoiding the rainy season.
- Capital – Port Louis
- Currency – Mauritian Rupee
- Point of Entry – Port Louis
- Airlines – British Airways, Air Mauritius
- Flying Time – 11 hrs 45 mins
- Time Zone – GMT + 4 hrs
- Visa – Not required
- Try kite surfing in a beautiful lagoon - it's one of the world's top spots and the instructors are some of the best around.
Shangri-La Le Touessrok
After an extensive renovation Shangri-La Le Touessrok reopened in November 2015. This world renowned luxury hotel set on the beautiful east coast of Mauritius is incredibly chic and offers beautifully styled rooms, contemporary dining options, a kids club, spa, access to 18 hole championship go...
Shanti Maurice A Nira Resort
Nestled between sugarcane fields and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Shanti Maurice satisfies all the senses. With exotic gardens, pristine white sands, a sublime spa, spacious accommodation and restaurants brimming with fresh ideas, guests will find the utmost in relaxation and satisfacti...
The Oberoi Mauritius
The Oberoi Mauritius lies along Turtle Bay on the north-west coast of the island. Set in over 20 acres of beautiful gardens with an impressive 600 metres of beachfront, the resort overlooks the enticing turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. The hotel is 15 kilometres away from the capital city of Por...
The Residence Mauritius
Located on Mauritius’ east coast, The Residence Mauritius is separated from the blue expanse of the Indian Ocean by a mile-long stretch of powdered white sand. Set amidst lush tropical gardens and designed in the style of the island’s historic plantation houses, this luxury hotel evokes ...
Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa
Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, set in a 27-acre setting, is a splendid example of Mauritian architecture with colonial influences, with views over the serene waters of Tamarin Bay. The resort includes an award winning holistic spa, haute cuisine, and a private pool for each individual villa.
LUX* Belle Mare
Situated in the quaint seaside village of Belle Mare on the east coast of Mauritius against a vivid backdrop of the Indian Ocean is the vibrant beach hotel of LUX* Belle Mare. The traditional thatched villas and suites offer incredible views of pristine white beaches and a sparkling lagoon. The reso...
Constance Le Prince Maurice
This resort is a totally indulgent tropical hideaway, where stunning architectural design meets relaxed luxury. Elegant and striking, Constance Le Prince Maurice seduces guests from the moment they arrive.
Four Seasons Resort Mauritius At Anahita
Mauritius is an island renowned for its diversity; an island defined by cultures old and new. It is the beating heart of the Indian Ocean, and nowhere embodies the intoxicating pulse of this fascinating island quite like the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita. In a paradise setting comprised o...
Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort
The Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort is an elegant resort on the beautiful unspoiled south coast of Mauritius in Domaine de Bel Ombre. It is suitable for families and features 20 plantation-style villas, a superb spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, a diverse choice of restaurants, a pri...
Constance Belle Mare Plage
Set along a stunning 2 kilometre stretch of beach on the sheltered east coast of Mauritius, Constance Belle Mare Plage offers a choice of six different styles of accommodation including suites and villas with private pool. This resort successfully combines a family-friendly environment with exemplar...
7 nights at the Shanti mauriceFrom £2,359
On the beautiful south coast, Shanti Maurice has one of the Island’s best beaches. With pristine white sand stretching down to the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The Junior Suites are among the most generously proportioned in Mauritius and designed to blend modernity with practica...