Mauritius, situated in the Indian Ocean only a 10 hour flight from London offering year round sunshine with luxury hotels, family accommodation with child care and excellent golf course. These are just a few of the reasons that Mauritius is so popular as a holiday, honeymoon or wedding destination. Twin this lovely island with a safari in South Africa or a city break in Dubai for a lovely twin center holiday. Year round sunshine and crystal clear lagoons, makes Mauritius a popular choice with families, golfers and honeymoon couples. Situated off the coast of Africa and Madagascar it is a popular beach choice for wildlife enthusiasts looking to combine safari with luxury beach accommodation.
Mauritius Hotels, luxury, all inclusive & Budget
Mauritius as an island offers the visitor a wide range of excellent luxury hotels as well as good value 3 star hotels. Whether you are looking for luxury hotels offering 5 star accommodation, service and food or a good value hotel offering comfortable accommodation and friendly service, Mauritius can satisfy all visitors. Golf enthusiasts will love the choice of golf courses as well as golf hotels. Many hotels with golf courses in Mauritius offer free golf or heavily discounted green fees.
Honeymoons in Mauritius
If you are looking for a luxury destination with good weather, good food and excellent accommodation then Mauritius will be a hard destination to beat. Take a romantic catamaran cruise and visit remote islets for lunch, snorkel in clear seas and look out for Dolphins swimming near by.
Weddings in Mauritius
Mauritius offers the perfect venue for weddings on the beach with its wonderful climate and stunning backdrops. Many of the hotels offer free weddings or with a minimal charge. For more information on weddings in Mauritius take a look at our wedding video on getting married in Mauritius.
Things to do in Mauritius
Visit Grand Bay, one of the first areas on the island to be developed for tourism. A shopping and leisure area offering a selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
Waterpark Leisure Village – an excellent day out for all the family to enjoy the many water slides and chutes.
Domaine des Grand Bois – visit this area to experience the wildlife of Mauritius of stags, wild boar and monkeys as well as many endangered birds such as the kestrel.
L’Aventure du Sucre – Visit the sugar factory and learn the history of sugar production in Mauritius.
Beaches – As well as the hotels private beaches there is a selection of public beaches that should be visited to experience the endless white sands and wonderfully clear lagoons.
Sports in Mauritius
Mauritius offers all water sports such as sailing, snorkelling, diving, water skiing and windsurfing. Enjoy a round of golf on one of the many golf courses in Mauritius and if you are feeling flush, play a round at Le Tousserok a golf course on its own private island, Ile aux Cerfs, which you access by private boat.
Weather in Mauritius
Winter in Mauritius falls between June and September when the temperature has highs of 22. Best time to visit is between October and January when temperatures reach a comfortable 34. Watch out for cyclones that can arrive on the island in the months November to April which also brings in the heaviest rainfall in the months of February and March.
Best time to visit; April to June or September to November.
Where to stay on the island
The north coast of Mauritius is the most developed area but offers protection from the east winds with a choice of pretty sandy beaches. The south coast is the least developed on the island and feels more remote but the beaches are less protected and more cliff coastline than sandy beaches. The West coast is the most popular with families with the stunning sunsets, no wind and miles golden sandy beaches with calm seas. The east coast is where to head if you want wind and water sports and up and coming area for developers as the pure white sands and beautiful lava outcrops with a off shore breeze offers an escape from mosquitos! The newest on the block is Longbeach a private island with its luxury hotel and beach stretching over a kilometer in length, one for the trendy holiday makers.
Driving tips and Car Hire in Mauritius
Driving in Mauritius is on the left hand side. Speed limits are low 25 to 50mph due to the narrow roads, however car hire is an excellent way to get around the island.
Watch out for pedestrians that often walk out onto the roads and drivers who do not use headlights at night. Drinking and driving is not allowed in Mauritius.
Mauritius official Tourist Board
For more detailed information you can visit the official Mauritius Tourist Board
|Languages spoken||Mauritian Creole, English|
|Visa requirements||Visa not required. Passport validity 6 months from date of return|