OVERVIEW

Mauritius holidays are renowned for its paradise-like beauty, as well as for its luxury resorts and its magnificent swathes of powder-soft sand. But as anyone who has ever visited this heavenly isle will tell you, there is so much more to Mauritius than just sea, sand and swimming pools. With its vibrant ethnic diversity, its stunning landscapes – which include unspoilt forests and dramatic gorges – and its colourful market places, Mauritius holidays provide many diverse wonders to explore and experience.

The best place to begin any trip to Mauritius is in its dynamic capital of Port Louis, a mesmerising cultural melting pot which is guaranteed to charm with its stately colonial buildings, its bustling streets and Le Caudan Waterfront. While you’re here be sure to thrust yourself into the enjoyable mayhem of Central Market where you can purchase souvenirs for friends and family back home, and some more unusual items such as aphrodisiacs and Chinese healing herbs. Depending on the timing of your visit you may also want to visit the Champ de Mars Racecourse, which hosts races from (approximately) April to late November and is a historic site where Mauritian independence was declared back in in 1968.

Another great place to experience a taste of the country’s past is Eureka. This spectacular Creole mansion, which was built in the 1830’s, features exquisitely preserved rooms with period furnishings as well as beautifully manicured grounds with a trail leading to Ravin waterfall.

If the island’s stunning natural beauty is what attracts you the most, there are a number of places to go to experience its unadulterated majesty. The Black River Gorges National Park is composed of picturesque hills and lush forest inhabited by a variety of bird and animal species including pink pigeons, the Mauritius kestrel, macaque monkeys and wild boar. Alternatively you can arrange a tour of the island reserve, Île aux Aigrettes, and, during the process, experience the incredible beach to be found at Pointe d’Esny and Blue Bay.

 

What is the currency in Mauritius?

The official currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian rupee.

 

How long does it take to fly to Mauritius?

A British Airways flight from London to Mauritius lasts just under 12 hours. Flights depart three times a week.

 

What is the time difference in Mauritius?

Mauritius is GMT +4.

 

When is the best time to visit Mauritius?

The ideal time to visit the island of Mauritius is between the months of May and October, when the weather is sunny but dry and cooler. Between November and April the weather is much hotter and more humid, and the cyclone season runs from January to March so that period is best avoided.

 

What language is spoken in Mauritius?

English and French are compulsory in the majority of Mauritian schools so these languages are prominent on the island but Mauritians also speak a number of other languages including Hindi and Tamil. The major spoken language is the French dialect known as Creole.

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For a romantic island holiday or a thoroughly enjoyable beach vacation with your family, look no further than this luxury Mauritius resort.

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Effortlessly combining Asian hospitality with stunning Mauritian style and a tropical backdrop to marvel at, this 5 star Mauritius hotel is sure to provide you with the holiday idyll you have always dreamed of.

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Lose yourself in an exotic paradise when you opt to spend your upcoming Mauritius holiday at this 5 star resort, where every day is even more spectacular than the one before it.

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Blessed with a truly breath-taking tropical setting on the island of Mauritius, LUX* Le Morne is a fabulous 5 star resort guaranteed to provide an idyllic vacation spot for both couples and families.

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Whether you are visiting Mauritius on a romantic break with your special someone or taking the whole family on an unforgettable tropical vacation, you are sure to have the time of your life at this luxury Mauritius resort.

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Welcome to the aptly named Paradise Cove, an exclusive adults-only luxury hotel providing the highest standards of boutique accommodation in Mauritius.

Climate

Mauritius has a sub tropical climate, which means you’ll discover all year round sunshine and warm weather. However the average temperature can drop below 24 degrees and rainfall can happen all year round – but this is more than likely just short sharp showers.

January to April is the period in which you’ll find the hottest months with very high humility, as the temperatures don’t often go below 25-30 degrees. Strong winds and short lived rain showers are most likely to be around February.

May to August represent the cooler months with temperatures lingering around 25 degrees on average. September to December are slightly warmer with high’s between 27 and 30 degrees with humidity being quite mild.

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