Destination

Mauritius Holidays

Colourful island paradise

Mauritius offers island life at its finest. In this tropical paradise, white sand beaches, shallow lagoons and stunning landscapes are all up just waiting to be discovered. A rich culture comprising Indian, Creole, French and Chinese influences awaits, with plenty for the experience-thirsty family or relaxation-ready couple.

Absorb the sun’s warmth on idyllic beaches, dip into calm waters and discover the fauna and flora of the aquatic world. Swim with dolphins – or dare to dive with sharks – and discover the fate of the defunct Mauritius dodo. Shop in one of the island’s excellent markets, with the enticing smell of dholl puri, a split-pea pancake filled with spicy Creole tomato sauce, wafting through the warm air. At night, feast on freshly caught seafood cooked in turmeric and chilli then watch a lively Sega performance.

Mauritius holidays, island-hopping and relaxing on beaches

At Hayes & Jarvis we provide luxury holidays to more than 60 destinations that are tailored to your requirements. With 65 years of experience behind us, we’re equipped with the knowledge to create your perfect trip away. Whether you’re after an educational holiday with cultural excursions, a lazy fortnight lying back on a sun lounger or a romantic trip à deux, we’ll find your perfect experience.

Pair holidays in Mauritius with Rodrigues, a 90-minute flight away, to lounge on deserted beaches and swim in secluded bays. This remote island, known for its varied plant and animal species, is best explored on foot so you can experience the intimacy of local life. With our Mauritius and Reunion Island multi centre, discover another jewel in the Indian Ocean. Hike in its three awe-inspiring cirques where winding trails are interspersed with jagged peaks, gushing waterfalls and lush, green hills. See Piton de la Fournaise, a live volcano which regularly erupts. For the perfect contrast, combine Mauritius with South Africa and go from idyllic island life to wildlife safaris in just four hours by air.

Destination Highlights
  • Explore lush landscapes
  • Immerse yourself in Creole culture
  • Bask on immaculate beaches
  • Relax in five star resorts
  • Scuba dive in rich waters
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • 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. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.

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.”

Charlotte

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.”

Tina

Destination Specialist

“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 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

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£2,049 pp

Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa

LUX* Grand Gaube

Mauritius

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,599 pp

LUX* Grand Gaube

One&Only Le Saint Geran

Mauritius

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,979 pp

One&Only Le Saint Geran
Ravenala beach

The Ravenala Attitude, All Suite Hotel

Mauritius

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,389 pp

The Ravenala Attitude, All Suite Hotel

Our Mauritius destinations

Red roof church

Mauritius

Cap Malheureux

Cap Malheureux
Beach

Mauritius

Grand Baie

Grand Baie
Beach

Mauritius

Grand Gaube

Grand Gaube
Frangipani

Mauritius

Flic en Flac

Flic en Flac
Le Morne

Mauritius

Le Morne

Le Morne

Mauritius

Pointe aux Pimentes

Pointe aux Pimentes

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

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

Types of Mauritius holidays

Le Morne

Mauritius 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 to 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. 

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