Discover unspoilt beaches, coral reefs & ultimate relaxation
Lying off the east coast of Africa, in peaceful Indian Ocean seclusion, the idyllic island of Mauritius is surrounded by coral reefs and white sandy beaches, lapped by warm and gentle waters. Mauritius is a genuine island resort getaway – the hotels are world-class, and there is a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, with loads of fun entertainment in the evenings, and excellent watersports facilities, all packaged-up beautifully with a friendly Mauritian, laid-back vibe.
Internationally renowned as a romantic honeymoon destination, Mauritius is also a fantastic holiday spot for families. Kids can knock themselves out at the fun clubs, and with the myriad sporting facilities available to entertain them, parents will have some time to unwind and soak up the sun.
Mauritius has something for everyone to enjoy, from the bustling vibe of Port Louis to the tourist hub of Grand Baie. Head to Blue-Bay for the best swimming and snorkelling and Flic en Flac for excellent scuba diving experiences. Don’t miss Ile aux Cerfs – this tiny island is a paradise for watersports and features one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius.
Climate: Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate with mild temperatures all year round. December to March is the wettest and hottest season, with the possibility of the occasional cyclone. April, May, September and October are usually the driest and mildest months.
Map: Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, northeast of Reunion and southeast of the Seychelles.
Currency: The Mauritian Rupee (Rs) is the currency of Mauritius. On Forex display boards, the three letter code is usually MUR.
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport at Plaisance in the southeast of the island is the primary gateway for travellers coming to Mauritius from abroad. Air Mauritius is the home carrier and operates daily flights. Taxis are the best way to explore the island.