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Mauritius

Located at the confluence of the African and Asian continents, the topical island of Mauritius blends a kaleidoscope of colours and cultures to form a nation that entices with both beauty and wonderment.

Famously described as ‘heaven’ by Mark Twain, the glorious coral-infused waters of the Indian Ocean, the ivory sands of a stunning coastline and the majestic green carpet of the hilly interior truly live up to such a lofty reputation.

Beyond the terrific natural splendour and some of the world’s best diving spots, Mauritius beckons with a melting pot of cultural influences from Africa, Asia, India and Europe, making it a veritable treasure trove of unique experiences and discoveries for families and couples.

 

What you’ll love most about Mauritius

  • Relax on the beaches of Mauritius, such as Flic en Flac, Trou aux Biches, and Le Morne
  • Visit the Black River Gorges National Park, a protected area in the south-western part of Mauritius, known for its forests, waterfalls, and hiking trails
  • Explore the vibrant capital city of Port Louis, known for its markets, historical buildings, and the Aapravasi Ghat, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, a popular tourist attraction that houses a variety of plant species including giant water lilies and exotic trees
  • Visit the Chateau de Labourdonnais, a 19th-century plantation house that has been restored and converted into a museum and restaurant
  • Go on a snorkeling or scuba diving adventure to explore the coral reefs and underwater life of Mauritius
  • Explore the historical sites of Mauritius, such as the Aapravasi Ghat, the Le Morne Brabant peninsula, and the Citadel Fort Adelaide

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  • Incredible aerial view of waterfalls - Mauritius Tourism

  • View of iconic Le Morne - Mauritius Tourism

  • Beautiful tree-lined road - Mauritius Tourism

  • Jeep safari - Mauritius Tourism

  • Lady viewing the falls - Mauritius Tourism

  • Windsurfing - Mauritius Tourism

  • An alternative coastal view - Mauritius Tourism

  • Lady experiencing the cool waterfalls - Mauritius Tourism

  • Iconic Le Morne, Mauritius

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 30℃
  • 30℃
  • 30℃
  • 29℃
  • 28℃
  • 26℃
  • 25℃
  • 25℃
  • 26℃
  • 27℃
  • 29℃
  • 30℃
  • 9
  • 10
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • 4
  • 7

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Our Ratings

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Where to book


Trust Classic Collection for ATOL & ABTA protected Worldwide luxury holidays. Travel expertise and personal service combine to create the perfect holiday. UK airport lounge passes, up to 23kg of hold luggage, private resort transfers and 24-hour concierge included as standard.

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East Cape Tours create unforgettable holidays, tailored just for you. Explore, experience, and make priceless memories like never before. As tour operator and ground handlers, they’ve been curating dream holidays for 25 years. Tailor-made specialists that you can trust, they’re passionate about Southern Africa with first-hand experience in the destinations they offer.

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eShores specialises in tailor-made multi-centre holidays, seamlessly blending multiple destinations into one trip. Explore the beauty of Thailand, island-hop the Greek islands, or embark on an epic American road trip – anything is possible. With consultants averaging 15 years’ experience, your dream holiday is in expert hands, so you can relax and enjoy the adventure!

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Tropical Sky offers luxury tailor-made tours and holidays specialising in providing expert travel advice and exceptional unhurried customer service. With a wealth of experience we will find the perfect trip for you.

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When it comes to booking a holiday, TUI know everyone likes something different – so they’ve designed getaways with you in mind. TUI Sensatori resorts are all about luxury, while TUI BLUE For All hotels cater for everyone, and the TUI BLUE For Two collection is just for adults.

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Hotels

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4* Lagoon Attitude

Stunning, sustainable and chilled, Lagoon Attitude is a beautiful adult-only resort nestled away along the protected north coast of Mauritius. Boasting an incredible display of turquoise Anse la Raie lagoon and pristine white sands, this is the ideal location for idyllic and laidback adult holidays.

Our Rating: Life of Luxury

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4*+ Tamassa Resort

On the untouched south coast of mauritius, TAMASSA radiates a warm, playful energy that’s entirely suited to adventurous couples and young families.Introducing Tamassa, this vibrant Mauritian four-star superior resort set in tropical gardens on white sandy beaches with rustling coconut trees and a cobalt lagoon. Located at Bel Ombre in the south region of Mauritius, Tamassa is surrounded by dramatic mountains and dense sugarcane fields. Here an effervescent zest for life combines with contemporary design to bring the young (and young at heart) the perfect spot for fun and relaxation.

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5* LUX* Grand Gaube

A pioneering vision from designer Kelly Hoppen delivers an eclectic retro-chic lifestyle that’s effortlessly sophisticated, yet blissfully informal. Amidst lush tropical gardens, LUX* Grand Gaube is enveloped by undulating coves, the calmest of lagoons and is blessed with two tranquil beaches and two spectacular swimming pools incuding a global culinary journey. With an easy living, smile-inducing personality – LUX* Grand Gaube is the best of every world.

Our Rating: Best of the Best

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5* LUX* Le Morne

Blessed with the best sunset of the island, life’s a beach at LUX* Le Morne. The chic and serene boutique resort at the foot of Le Morne mountain calls all lovers of barefoot luxury and mindful travel. The postcard beach barely needs an introduction. As for the hotel, it’s a gem that truly embodies the spirit of island living.

Our Rating: Best of the Best

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5* SALT of Palmar

SALT of Palmar one of a kind lifestyle beachfront Adult only boutique hotel and also eco-conscious located on the stunning Palmar beach on the east coast of Mauritius. It’s for lovers of food, travel, design and all things local. At SALT of Palmar they believe in meaningful travel. Travel that takes you to people, not just places. SALT IS A WAY OF LIFE– a culture of authenticity and purity, exploration and interaction. What they believe in shapes the way they do what they do and inspires what they create, grow, and make happen. The first SALT had to be in Mauritius. It’s their home, their love, and their pride and joy. It’s an undeniable, exotic beauty. Volcanic, white, blue and green. It’s Indian, French, Creole, Chinese and African. Its colours, stories, customs, sounds, and flavours form a brilliant, heady mix that is impossible to ignore or forget. If you experience it.​ ​That’s why they created SALT of Palmar. Mauritius is ripe for exploration, drenched in history, and bursting with humbling heritage and modern culture. And they want to show you the real Mauritius.​ ​

Our Rating: Unique & Fabulous

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5* Trou Aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa

Surrounded by tropical gardens, Trou Aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa is a secluded beach hideaway in the north of Mauritius. The accommodation here is elegant yet comfortable, helping you to feel at home from the moment you arrive. Enjoy the tropical scenery of this eco-friendly resort with a spot of snorkelling or perhaps you’d prefer to unwind in the luxurious spa. The resort features a selection of restaurants and bars to whet your appetite, as well as a gorgeous pool area.

Our Rating: Best of the Best

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5*+ LUX* Grand Baie

This new generation boutique-style resort introduces travellers to the seductive, slow pace of island living. But not too slow… LUX* Grand Baie, mirroring the adjacent beach town from which it takes its name, is exciting and playful. Whether it’s the unparalleled culinary scene or the breathtaking rooftop experience, there is truly no other celebratory place to be. A real invitation to seize the moment

Our Rating: Best of the Best

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