Mauritius Holidays

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Lovingly dubbed The Star of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has been enticing visitors for years with its breath-taking beauty, sparkling crystal waters and year-round warm temperatures. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat, fun with the family, or you’re just in need of a break from your everyday life, Mauritius is the perfect place to enjoy an island escape in the sun.

Beaches
Mauritius is blessed with 330km of shoreline, offering some of the best beaches in the world. In the north, you’ll find the lively Grand-Baie, picture-perfect Le Morne to the southwest, and the laid-back Belle Mare to the East.

Food & Drink
From the unofficial national dish Dholl Pori, an Indian-inspired flatbread served with curry, chutney and atchar, to the French-Creole Rougaille stew, Mauritian cuisine is a reflection of the diverse people who make up the island’s population. If you’re feeling a bit thirsty in the tropical heat, try a sip of locally produced Mauritian rum or a spot of the local Phoenix beer.

Culture
With influences from France, Africa, China, and India, the island of Mauritius boasts a rich and diverse population. A warm welcoming community, the Mauritian people always have a smile and a helping hand for friends and visitors alike.

Nightlife
Loved by all for over 20 years, the Banana Beach Club is the hottest place to spend a night on the island. If you’re looking for something a little bit more chilled out, check out the C Beach Club’s Chill bar, located right on the beachfront, for a selection of cocktails and weekend DJ sets.

Important Information
Flight Time: 12 hours (direct)
Time Difference: +5hr
Currency: Mauritian rupee
Official Language: English

Vaccinations
Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

Visa and Entry Information
Passport Requirements: All passengers must be in possession of a British E-Passport with 6 months validity from the return date of travel, two clear pages inside, and a valid return ticket.
Visa Requirements: British citizens do not require a visa to enter Mauritius. Non-British passengers are advised to check with their local Embassy for advice on entry requirements before you travel.

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Mauritius Weather

Mauritius enjoys a year-round sunny tropical climate made up of two distinctive seasons: a warm summer, between November and April and a cool dry winter between June and September. With an average temperature of 24°C throughout the year, Mauritius is a great choice for a tropical beach break no matter the time of year.
Jan 26ºC
Feb 26ºC
Mar 26ºC
Apr 25ºC
May 23ºC
Jun 22ºC
Jul 21ºC
Aug 21ºC
Sep 21ºC
Oct 23ºC
Nov 24ºC
Dec 25ºC

Things To Do on Mauritius Holidays

Splash the cash
With an eye-popping 170 stores, shopaholics and bargain hunters alike will not want to miss out on a visit to the Caudan Waterfont in Port Louis harbour. From designer boutiques to crafts and textiles stalls, this buzzing shopping area is the perfect place to bag a bargain during your stay in Mauritius.

Colours of the sandbow
A visit to Mauritius isn’t complete without seeing the Seven Coloured Earths sand dunes. Formed by the unique volcanic activity on the island years ago, these beautiful sands dazzle thousands of visitors each year with their seven distinct colours.

Walkin’ under water
If you love a spot of snorkelling and it’s all about the ocean for you, then definitely try out one of Mauritius’ most unique experiences: an underwater sea walk. Catch the boat out to the island’s best lagoons and don your breathing equipment before plunging down to the seabed for a truly unforgettable experience.

A walk in the park
Nature lovers should take the time to visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens, lovingly cultivated since the 1700s. Take in the surroundings as you walk through groves filled with baobab trees, lotus flowers, giant water lilies and more than 80 varieties of palm trees.