Known to many as the jewel of the Indian Ocean, the exotic island of Mauritius is the ideal holiday destination for couples and families alike. With a unique culture, inspired by its fascinating past, and its exquisite natural beauty, travellers looking to spend their holidays in Mauritius are sure to have a trip to remember.
Holidays in Mauritius are the type of idyllic trips the likes of which you see in travel brochures or on Instagram; gorgeous tropical surrounds encompass luxury resorts that dissolve into scintillating white sands and mesmerising turquoise waters. This country has a veritable melting pot of cultures, which is seen in the exceptional food, drinks and thrilling, authentic experiences that simply form part of the daily routine.
The coral-fringed coastline and translucent lagoons are part of the island’s main draw cards and make for unforgettable holidays in Mauritius spent on the beach or enjoying the warm water. You can spend your days swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, trying out one of the many water sports on offer or enjoying one of the many boat or fishing trips. Other novel ways to enjoy the amazing ocean in Mauritius is to go on the ‘submarine’ or underwater walking trips.
Many of the hotels in Mauritius offer an array of motorised and non-motorised water sports (the latter of which are typically complimentary), such as windsurfing, kayaking, laser sailing, water skiing and more, giving you more than enough opportunity to enjoy the crystal-clear lagoons and incredible weather to the full. In the interior of the island, the jagged mountainous terrain, rainforests and sugar cane plantations, as well as major cities, historic sites and natural wonders are as special as their seaside counterparts and they offer a plethora of activities for adventurous souls.
Holidays in Mauritius are also alluring because of the fabled Mauritian hospitality and friendliness. In this wonderful and exotic oasis, the locals are always happy to help and the relaxed island way of life is contagious. Here, diverse cultures coexist, where various festivals and religious practices are celebrated and observed in the appropriate manner, which makes for a truly wonderful experience while on your holiday to Mauritius. This colourful destination has an extraordinary cuisine where the flavours of India, Asia, Africa and Europe are perfectly balanced to create novel, and wonderfully, authentic Mauritian dishes.
What’s more is that this spectacular Indian Ocean island nation enjoys a Mediterranean climate, which is practically incredible year-round, with popular months being the “summer months” November to March, which are also the best months for diving and fishing (be warned that the cyclone season hits mid-January till February which can affect visibility). Other great months for holidays in Mauritius are the shoulder months from April to June and September to November, when the weather is usually excellent and not as hot as months such as December.
There’s no doubt that there is an endless array of activities and experiences to enjoy while on holiday in Mauritius; from shopping in Port Louis and enjoying the nightlife in Grand Baie to hiking in Black River Gorges National Park, trying water sports in places such as Belle Mare and lapping up the sun (and sunset) on perfect beaches like those in Flic-en-Flac, there’s something here for every type of traveller.
If you are looking to book your next holiday in Mauritius, then take a look at our array of exceptional four- and five-star resorts, where you are bound to find the ultimate place for your tropical island holiday in paradise.