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Wake up in paradise every day when you book one of our Mauritius holidays. Enjoy 300 kilometres of unspoilt coastline, discover tropical fish when you swim, snorkel or scuba dive in the crystal clear turquoise waters and explore dense rainforests which are filled with colourful and majestic wildlife.

Whether you want a holiday where you can kick back and relax on white sandy beaches, or if you want to find your adventurous side by learning to kitesurf or parasail, then Mauritius is where you need to be. Check out Port Louis and wander down the Caudan Waterfront to get a feel for the local life, to do some shopping, or to learn more about the history of Mauritius in the Mauritius Natural History Museum. Be sure to visit local eateries and restaurants in Port Louis to sample exquisite Mauritius cuisine.

Treat your mind, soul and body on a Mauritius holiday

Explore Mahebourg, which is situated on the undeveloped south of the island. Mahebourg allows you to see what Mauritian life is really like and invites you to experience some remarkable wonders such as Ile aux Aigrettes, the Lion Mountain and unique, wild landscapes that are picture perfect. Spend time discovering the island’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Aapravasi Ghat and Le Morne Cultural Landscape. Learn about the use of ‘free’ labour that the British Government used to replace slaves in 1834 at the Aapravasi Ghat and hear stories about the indentured Indian labourers who worked in sugar plantations on the island.

Extend your stay and see more of this beautiful part of the world, with our multi-centre Mauritius packages. Combine your Mauritius holiday with a trip to Rodrigues and enjoy peace and quiet on deserted long stretching beaches and delightful swims in the secluded bays.

Destination Highlights

  • Marvel at the multi coloured geological formation at the Chamarel plain, compromising seven different colours
  • Stroll around the Pamplemousses Royal Botanical garden to enjoy rare exotic plants, including giant water lilies and the Talipot Palm
  • Unearth the history of the tea industry in Mauritius at the Le Domaine des Aubineaux, a plantation built in 1819
  • Pack a picnic and spot unique wildlife as you hike through the rainforest in the Black River Gorges National Park

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Start crafting your bespoke holiday by choosing from these exciting activities and tours in Mauritius. If you want to plan something else for your getaway, just ask our experts.

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Multi Centre Holidays South Africa Mauritius

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £3,399 PP
Our South Africa and Mauritius multi-centre holiday allows you to taste a slice of two diverse but uniquely compatible destinations....
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Safari holidays
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Dubai And Mauritius Multi Centre Holidays

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £2,799 PP
Get the best of both worlds by combining a lively city getaway with a relaxing trip to awe-inspiring golden beaches...
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Cultural holidays
Whales and Dolphins Cap La Houssaye

Mauritius And Reunion Island Holidays

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £3,199 PP
It’s no secret that Mauritius is a paradise island. One glance at its striking sapphire waters, pristine white sand beaches...
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Beach holidays
Abu Dhabi Mosque, Middle East

Abu Dhabi And Mauritius Holidays

  • 11 Days
  • Guide Price £2,299 PP
Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates is located only a one hour drive from Dubai.Take a...

Our favorite hotels


Browse our luxury accommodation options to find the perfect place to rest your head after a long day of adventuring and exploring the beautiful island of Mauritius.

Bel Ombre

Heritage Awali Golf and Spa Resort

Discover a tropical sanctuary hidden among the lush green palm trees and pristine coastline of Bel Ombre at the Heritage...
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Guide Price £1,499
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Bel Ombre

Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort

Set by the water, nestled in the gorgeous tropical landscape of Domaine de Bel Ombre, Heritage Le Telfair Golf and...
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Guide Price £1,299
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The Ravenala Attitude

The Ravenala Attitude sits on the north west coast of Mauritius in a tropical garden, nestled between the winding river...
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Guide Price £1,399
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Grand Gaube

LUX* Grand Gaube

The stylish and relaxing LUX* Grand Gaube, is stretched along the golden sands of a beautiful secluded bay near the...
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Guide Price £1,199
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Explore Mauritius

Time Zone

GMT +4 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 11 hours and 55 minutes; direct flights from the UK are available. Indirect flights via Europe or the Middle East are available from the UK.

Currency

MUR - Mauritian Rupee

Visa Information

British citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for travel to Mauritius.

Language

Creole, French and English is widely spoken.

Health Info

No special vaccinations are required for travel to Mauritius. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.

Elektro Bike Tour Mauritius

An electrically assisted bicycle is the very best way to experience the islands beauty and meet hospitable locals. Enjoy stunning scenery,...

Food Tour Mauritius

Shop the markets of Port Louis for your perfect ingredients before participating in an authentic Mauritian cooking lesson at the...
Watersports in Mauritius

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

There’s an entire underwater world to discover off the Mauritian shores, whether it’s with a snorkel between your teeth or an oxygen tank on your back. If you’re curious about scuba diving, opt for a PADI beginner dive for a quick and easy introduction – or become certified to go longer and deeper. Swim with butterfly fish, turtles, reef sharks and dolphins in and beyond the island’s turquoise lagoon.

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The Natural World

On an island famed for its flora and fauna, you’re never far from exceptional vistas. Get close to nature at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens, which is full of exotic and indigenous plants, including talipot palms and giant water lilies. Elsewhere, ride a horse through verdant forests or discover colourful sand dunes formed from volcanic rock. On a jeep safari through the hills, look out for monkeys and wild boar.

Cycling

Discover Mauritius by E-bike

An electrically assisted bicycle is the very best way to experience the islands beauty and meet hospitable locals. Enjoy stunning scenery, sandy beaches, sugarcane fields, rolling hills and lively towns at your own pace.

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Shopping

Browse local textiles, clothing, fresh produce and handicrafts at the bustling markets of Port Louis and Mahebourg. Interact with locals and haggle for a bargain on a souvenir – maybe you’ll get the chance to practise your French. In Grand Baie, pick up labelled goods in the shiny, modern La Croisette mall. The range here includes French and international brands, and covers everything from appliances to kids’ fashion.

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Spas and Wellness

Embrace laid-back island life fully by unwinding at one of the Mauritius’ luxury spas. Work up a sweat in the sauna or steam room, then indulge in an African Creole treatment with local flowers and herbs, or treat yourself to a manicure or soothing facial. When you’re blissed out to the max, sit back and absorb a pink and-orange Mauritian sunset under a swaying palm tree. It’s rest and recuperation at its best.

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Mauritian Cuisine

Ready to have your taste buds tantalised? Mauritian cuisine is comprised of Creole, Chinese, French and Indian cuisine – cue lots of delicious dishes for you to sample. The variety is extensive: you’re just as likely to find yourself feasting on coq au vin as a spicy chicken curry with roti and Indian flatbread. Fresh seafood is a prominent fixture on Mauritian menus – try vindaye, a pickled octopus, or fish dish served hot or cold over rice.

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Mauritius Family Holidays

Mauritius is a fantastic choice for your family holiday, many hotels have fantastic children's facilities as well as superb family rooms.

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Heritage Golf Club

White Sand Beaches

Mauritius’ sand is soft and its waters are clear – perfect conditions for lounging and bathing. If the mood takes you, spend an entire day taking dips in the lagoon and feeling the powdery sand beneath your toes. Head to Flic en Flac, the island’s longest stretch of beach, with its blue lagoon. At Belle Mare, on the east coast, you’ll find grassy sections with tall palm trees for shade.

  • Best Weather
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  • Average Weather

Average Weather in January

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Mauritius
28° C
228 mm

Average Weather in February

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Mauritius
28° C
228 mm

Average Weather in March

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Mauritius
28° C
178 mm
  • National Day Celebrations occur on the 13th March. A public holiday on the island, shops, restaurants and homes proudly display their huge colourful flag.

Average Weather in April

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Mauritius
27° C
178 mm

Average Weather in May

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Mauritius
26° C
101 mm

Average Weather in June

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24° C
76 mm

Average Weather in July

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Mauritius
23° C
76 mm

Average Weather in August

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Mauritius
23° C
76 mm
  • Tour de Maurice takes hold this month with international cyclists joining Mauritius in this event.

Average Weather in September

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Mauritius
24° C
50 mm
  • Ganesh Chaturthi is the celebration of Ganesh, the God of wisdoms' birthday. Large processions and pilgrimages with large statues of Ganesh immersed in water with street parades and celebrations.

Average Weather in October

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Mauritius
25° C
50 mm

Average Weather in November

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Mauritius
27° C
50 mm
  • Head to Bel Ombre and watch the AfrAsia Mauritius Golf Open

Average Weather in December

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Mauritius
28° C
152 mm
  • Porlwi by Light sees the capital city, Port Louis illuminated the first week of December. Cultural artists and performers line the streets.
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“Mauritius is famous for its extinct "Dodo" bird, and its skeleton can be found at the National History museum of Mahebourg. The island also has a rich history, under the Dutch, French and British occupation - and the remnants are still present today.”

Omkar
Destination Specialist
Charlotte, Destination Specialist

“The best way to discover Mauritius is either by bicycle or foot. Don’t confine yourself to your resort when vibrant streets, hidden waterfalls and local markets are waiting to be discovered.”

Charlotte
Destination Specialist

Maha Shivaratri

Join the locals and take part in the biggest religious celebrations in Mauritius. Maha Shivaratri, which translates as the “Great Night of Lord Shiva”, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates Lord Shiva. Maha Shivaratri takes place in February/March and involves devotees carrying handmade structures known as kanwars, often made from colourful bamboo, from their homes to Ganga Talao – which is a sacred lake. At the lake’s water, devotees will offer prayers and collect the sacred water.

 

Diwali

Get involved with Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, held in November 2020. Mauritians celebrate Diwali for five days, with the final day being considered a public holiday, where locals will clean their homes in preparation to welcome Lakshmi. Diwali in Mauritius is unlike any religious festival and involves the locals decorating their homes, the streets and the squares with brightly coloured lights to welcome light into their homes and lives. You can also expect to see a dazzling firework display, sample delicious homemade sweets and dishes and speak to the locals.

 

The National Day

Learn about the Mauritian National Day on the 12th March, which marks the date when Mauritius claimed its independence from Britain in 1968. This day also celebrates the creation of the Republic of Mauritius, which took place in 1992. Across the island, Mauritians display the pride they have for their nation by putting up their country’s colourful flag, attending an official flag raising ceremony, watching military parades and listening and dancing to live music.

Thaipoosam Cavadee

Don’t miss the Thaipoosam Cavadee religious festival in Mauritius. The festival takes place in January/February and is a colourful, exciting experience where native Tamil devotees purify and cleanse their souls for 10 days. During Thaipoosam Cavadee, you’ll get the chance to see devotees engaging in ablution rituals where they go down to the riverbanks and purify their souls.

Dholl Puri

Dholl Puri is arguably the Mauritian people’s favourite type of street food. These flat breads are similar to a pancake and are filled with ground yellow split peas, seasoned with cumin and turmeric. They are also wrapped around cari gros pois (butter bean curry) with rougaille (a spicy tomato sauce). 

 

Samosa

Try a Samosa while you’re in Mauritius, these delicious deep fried pastry cones are filled with spicy curried potatoes. You’ll be able to find these tasty treats, which have a meat and a vegetable option, on street stalls or in local restaurants.

 

Mine Bouille

Indulge in these divine Chinese/Mauritian boiled noodles. You’ll often find this dish in local restaurants. Mauritian’s love these noodles and they make the perfect accompaniment to chicken, beef or vegetables.

 

Mauritian Biryani

Make sure you try the mouth watering Mauritian Biryani, which is a rice dish made from long grain rice, meat (either chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or alternatively it can be made with vegetables), yoghurt and a mixture of spices.

Gato Pima

If you enjoy a bit of spice, you need to taste a Gato Pima. These delightful deep fried balls are made from dried yellow peas and chili and can be found at most food stalls on the streets and also in restaurants.

Rougaille-poisson-salé

To really get a feel of Mauritius, you need to get your hands on the popular Rougaille-poisson-salé dish. This hearty meal is made from chunks of dried salted fish and is cooked with chopped onions, fresh tomatoes and chillies. 

 

Bouillon Brède Mouroum

Mauritians love nothing more than dipping into a Bouillon Brède Mouroum, especially if they aren’t feeling well. This dish involves a Moringa tree leaves broth, which is known for its medicinal properties. The leaves are boiled and accompanied by a garlic ginger paste and chopped onions.

Roti & Cari Poisson

Treat yourself to a Roti and Cari Poisson dish, which is a fish curry (Mauritian style). This flavoursome dish is served with Indian flat bread and is sure to hit the spot after a day spent exploring the island.

Manioc & Chatini Cotomili

Another Mauritian dish that is packed with flavour is the Manioc & Chatini Cotomili dish. The Cassava tree root is boiled in hot salted water, ensuring it becomes tender and creamy. The dish is then served with "Chatini-Cotomili", which is a type of chutney made from mixed tomatoes, a pinch of salt, chillies and coriander leaves.

 

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