Vibrant Mauritius, a volcanic island nation surrounded by the warm azure waters of the Indian Ocean, is a paradise for sun, beach, water sport and cultural enthusiasts.
Visit Grand Bay, a shopping and leisure mecca, the Balaclava Ruins just a stone’s throw away from the Baie aux Tortues (named by 17th century sailors due to the many tortoises in the area), immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the Flacq Market (the country’s largest open-air market), lounge on the most beautiful beach in Mauritius – the Ile aux Cerfs and discover the Black River Gorges. Mauritius has an adventure for all.
- Dive beneath the waves and discover world-class reefs, full of colourful marine life and exquisite coral formations.
- Venture to one of Mauritius’ historic tea plantations on a guided tour that will delve into the country’s rich tea heritage.
- Perfect your swing on one of the islands first-rate golf courses
- Wonder through the vibrant market at the Centre de Flacq – be sure to sample some of the local food offerings along the way.
- Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon exploring the beautiful boutiques of Grand Baie, and in the evening, venture to one of its eclectic eateries or bars
- Visit the Post Office Museum at Port Louis, which is home to the famous and very rare ‘Blue Mauritius’ stamp.
- Spend sometime in the tranquil surrounds of the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden; one of the world’s best botanical gardens. The giant Victoria amazonica waterlilies are a must-see.
Mauritius is a year-round destination. Temperatures during the warm, dry months, between April and October, are usually in the mid-20s (degrees Celsius), rising to the upper 20s in the summer months between November and March.
Summer (November – April)
Average daytime temperatures are 27˚C (80.60˚F)
Winter (May – October)
Average daytime temperatures are 21˚C (69.80˚F)