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Destination

Mauritius Holidays

Colourful island paradise

Escape to laidback luxury location with our Mauritius holidays – a diverse island waiting to be explored. It brings together a vibrant mix of Indian, French, Creole, and Chinese cultural influences. Boasting beautiful landscapes by mixing jungle-covered mountains, waterfalls, and wonderful white sand beaches. Holidays to Mauritius will enchant all those who step upon this country's shores. Famed for its pure shores, diverse culture, sugar cane fields, as well as some of the finest resorts in the world, it’s easy to see why Mauritius is one of our most popular destinations.

Soak up some rays on the beautiful beaches. Spoil yourself with a spot of retail therapy in Grand Baie, and take time to see a lively Sega show to experience authentic Creole culture, music, and dance.

Why not visit the Seven Coloured Earths, a unique natural phenomenon that’s not to be missed. Dive or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of any coast of Mauritius, and witness the abundance of marine life beneath, before kicking back and relaxing at your boutique beachfront accommodation. Mauritius truly offers island paradise with a difference.

The flight time to Mauritius is approximately 11 and a half hours, so why not twin your holiday with a stay in South Africa, just four hours away from the island? From winelands to safaris, it offers the perfect contrast to your Mauritian oasis. Dubai is also a great stopover destination where you can indulge in the vibrant city life before your relaxing escape to Mauritius.  

Destination Highlights
  • Diverse landscape to be explored
  • Surround yourself with the Creole culture
  • Beautiful beaches to laze upon
  • Hotels and resorts to suit all tastes with ample activity and relaxation
  • Easy to combine with Reunion Island, Dubai and South Africa holidays
Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT +4 hours
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Health Information No special vaccinations are required for travel to Mauritius.

Top Tips from our Experts

Omkar

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.”

Sophie

Destination Specialist

"Visit Grand Baie. Enjoy a variety of tasty street food cooked right in front of you, before heading for a drink and live entertainment at local spot – Banana Beach Club.”

Sarah

Destination Executive

“Combine your stay on Mauritius with a few days on the neighbouring island of Reunion. Visit one of the world’s most active volcanoes - Piton de la Fournaise.”

Our Mauritius destinations

Frangipani

Mauritius

Flic en Flac

Flic en Flac
Le Morne

Mauritius

Le Morne

Le Morne
Le Meridien Ile Maurice at sunset

Mauritius

Pointe aux Pimentes

Pointe aux Pimentes
Le Touessrok

Mauritius

Trou d'Eau Douce

Trou d'Eau Douce
Lagoon View

Mauritius

Pointe Jerome

Pointe Jerome
Lux* Belle Mare beach

Mauritius

Belle Mare

Belle Mare
Beach

Mauritius

Blue Bay

Blue Bay
Mauritius

Mauritius

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay
Sailing

Mauritius

Balaclava

Balaclava
Frederica Nature Reserve

Mauritius

Bel Ombre

Bel Ombre
Paradise cove headland

Mauritius

Anse La Raie

Anse La Raie
Red roof church

Mauritius

Cap Malheureux

Cap Malheureux
Beach

Mauritius

Grand Baie

Grand Baie
Beach

Mauritius

Grand Gaube

Grand Gaube

Types of Mauritius holidays

Le Morne

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Mauritius take around 11 hours and 55 minutes. There are currently daily direct flights from London Heathrow with Air Mauritius and three-five direct flights a week from Gatwick Airport with British Airways. There are also indirect options from other UK airports with Emirates, Air France, and KLM.

Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, around 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa and around 700 miles east of Madagascar. It’s around 226 miles north east of Reunion Island. 

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa

Flic en Flac

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Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa
Resort View

Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort

Mauritius

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Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort

LUX* Belle Mare

Belle Mare

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LUX* Belle Mare
Infinity pool, Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel

Mauritius

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Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel

More Mauritius inspiration

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Living like a local in Mauritius

Living like a local in Mauritius
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Top things to do in Mauritius

Top things to do in Mauritius
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Top 5 winter sun destinations

Top 5 winter sun destinations
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Where’s hot in winter

Where’s hot in winter

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