Escape to laidback luxury with our Mauritius holidays. A diverse island waiting to be explored, it brings together a vibrant mix of Indian, French, Créole and Chinese cultural influences. Boasting beautiful landscapes, mixing jungle-covered mountains, waterfalls, sugar cane fields and wonderful white sand beaches, holidays to Mauritius will enchant all those who step upon this country's shores.
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Unmissable Resorts in Mauritius
Powdery White Sand Beaches: Renowned for its fantastic white sands and azure waters, among the best Mauritian beaches are the east coast's 10km stretch at Belle Mare or Grand Baie in the north, offering excellent watersports and idyllic Le Morne in the south.
Snorkelling & Diving: Almost completely surrounded by coral reef, the island's tranquil pools and lagoons are perfect for exploring the turquoise waters and plethora of colourful marine life. Diving, boat trips and deep sea fishing are all the rage in Mauritius as well as undersea walks, strolling the ocean bed with unique diving gear!
Trekking & Mountain biking: Gentle mountains and deep gorges offer endless opportunities for hiking and trekking through dramatic coastline panoramas, lush forests and valleys.
Golf: One of the main sports attracting holidaymakers to Mauritius is Golf. Many of the resorts have their own 18 or 9 hole course. Ranging from a beginners level to a Championship level, Le Touessroks golf course stands out from the rest. Designed by Bernard Langer on a private island, you can take in the breath taking views from the fairway, whilst enjoying the challenge of the 9 lakes and tricky shots. All of the courses have pros on hand for tips or private lessons.
Shopping: Enjoy bartering for leather, pottery, jewellery, spices, vanilla, tea and rum. One of the main industries on the island is textiles and clothes are a great buy and excellent value from the stylish boutiques of Grand Baie to the craft market of Port Louis.
When to go
Temperature Range: 22°C - 32°C
Most popular: December - April
Best value: May - October
Best weather: December - April
Direct flights: Air Mauritius and British Airways
Indirect flights: Emirates via Dubai and Air France via Paris.
Visa information: None for British citizens
Health information: No specific vaccinations required
Time Difference: GMT +4 hours
When To Go
To avoid the highest prices of November to April, stick to before and after the high season. There will be fewer crowds and you could get that same stunning scenery for a bargain price.
Best Time to Go
If you are looking for sunny days on the beach and least chances of rain, with great diving opportunities head to Mauritius between December to April. The markets of Grand Baie are alive with bargains to be had and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean are more inviting than ever.
Most people choose to visit Mauritius during the months of December to April so they can take full advantage of the warmer temperatures and plenty of activities available with little chances of rain. The north and south of the island have so much to offer from golfing, diving and open air markets that run year round.
Mauritius enjoys warm tropical weather year round, with temperatures averaging 22 to 32ºC. The coolest months are May to October whilst the hottest are December to April.
Mauritius has two seasons summer and winter. As a tropical island rain is common, but sometimes showers can last for an hour late afternoon and dry up very quickly. With temperatures in the summer months of December to April reaching 32ºC. The northern and eastern coastal areas are relatively warmer and drier than the southern and eastern coasts.
Mauritius Travel Information
There are a number of carriers offering flights to Mauritius from the UK.
Direct Carriers: Air Mauritius and British Airways offer a direct service from the the UK.
Indirect Carriers: Emirates offers a daily service from 6 UK airports via Dubai. Air France offers flights via Paris.
Departure Taxes: There is no departure tax to be paid in Mauritius.
Fastest Flight Time: 11hrs 55 mins (London Heathrow - Mauritius)
British Citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Mauritius but your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in Mauritius. Please contact the Mauritius Embassy for up to date country and visa information on 0207 581 0294.
How to obtain a visa
If you need a travel visa for your upcoming trip, Hayes & Jarvis are pleased to offer our customers the expertise and experience of CIBT, the Global Visa and Passport Professionals. CIBT UK Ltd specializes in fast, dependable visa application services. Don't wait until the last minute, for an application form and discounted pricing. Call 0844 800 4650 or visit http://www.uk.cibt.com/hayesandjarvis