Mauritius has something for everyone....This island in the Indian Ocean has a history of diversity to be justly proud of. The English, French, Dutch and Portuguese have all ruled the island and have left their mark on everything from the island’s culture, to architectural design to the amazing cuisine, which you will be able to sample at hotels and restaurants throughout the island. Benefitting from a year round tropical climate the result is a lush landscape where waterfalls spill over dramatic cliffs and, with a 700,000 year old volcanic ravine – Trou Aux Cerfs the island offers up some superb photographic opportunities. Mauritius is famed for its luxury hotels offering wonderful getaways for couples, families and sporting enthusiasts alike.
Time Difference: GMT +4 hours
Currency: Mauritian Rupee
The best time to visit is between April and June or September through to the end of November. The hottest months fall between December and February. Cyclones although rare, may occur between November and March. It should be noted that the western and northern regions tend to be warmer and relatively drier than the South and east of the island.
Leisure & Activities
Diving and Snorkelling
Mauritius offers some of the most spectacular diving and snorkelling experiences in the world. The coastline is surrounded and protected by natural coral reefs erupting with underwater sea life. There are numerous dive sites around the island and for complete beginners there are many PADI qualified dive centres where you will receive full instruction.
With over a dozen golf courses to choose from, Mauritius is becoming the ideal destination for golf enthusiasts. There are basic 9 hole courses as well as world class 18 hole championship courses. Many offer stunning sea views on this tropical paradise island.
A fantastic way to experience the Indian Ocean is by one of the various catamaran cruises on offer. They range from relaxing all day cruises around the shoreline to evening sunset cruises which can also include dinner. On all day cruises, lunch is usually provided.