Mauritius Holidays

Mauritius Holidays

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Paradise and lovingly dubbed The Star of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has been attracting visitors for many years with its crystal clear waters, tranquil mountains, botanical gardens and year-round high temperatures. It’s a hot spot for us beach-lovers, - so whether you’re looking for a romantic island retreat or a break with the family, Mauritius is the perfect place for some vitamin sea.

Beaches
With its tranquil beaches that stretch the length of the island, Mauritius is an island that never fails to deliver for those seeking the beach life. The island has a 330km shoreline of golden sands and crystal-clear waters - there’s no wonder it has some of the best beaches in the world. Every corner of this charming island has a picture perfect beach.

Grand-Baie in the north of the island is ideal if you’re looking for a relaxing day on the beach, whilst in the east the Belle Mare Plage is a pristine 10km long white sand beach and one of the most picturesque beaches on the island. It’s a popular choice for relaxing and water sports. Another popular beach for holidaymakers is the Le Morne in the South West of the island - ideal for swimming and watersports.

Food & Drink
Mauritius is a food lovers paradise and being an island, there’s plenty of choice for fresh fish dishes. Fish Vindaye, one of the islands traditional seafood dishes is full of flavour. The fish is usually fried and pickled with an onion, turmeric, garlic and ginger sauce. Another island delicacy is Dhol-puri, an Indian-inspired pancake-style flatbread served with Indian curries – including vegetables, fish or chicken. If you’re feeling thirsty, try the Mauritian rum or the local Phoenix or Blue Marlin beer.

Culture
Mauritian culture is rich and diverse, with influences from France, Africa, China and India. The Mauritian people are very welcoming and will lend a helping hand to friends and visitors alike. A Mauritian tradition – Sundowner – is a weekend and holiday ritual during which the Mauritians meet on the beach to enjoy the last rays of the sun. It’s a moment of relaxation which is usually accompanied by a drink – often a rum-based cocktail.

Nightlife
Although renowned for being a peaceful beach destination, the island has a great nightlife. For over 20 years, the Banana Beach Club has been ‘the place to go’ on the island for a night out. The venue hosts live music and has a selection of local drinks and international cocktails. For something more laid back, the C Beach Club’s Chill lounge bar is located right on the beachfront of Bel Ombre and it’s a great place to relax with friends and family.

Important Information
Flight Time: 12h (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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Top Mauritius Hotels

Manisa

Flic En Flac, Riviere Noire, Mauritius

La Palmeraie

Belle Mare, Flacq, Mauritius

Le Palmiste

Bain Boeuf, Riviere Du Rempart, Mauritius

Mont Choisy

Trou Aux Biches, Pamplemousses, Mauritius

The Residence Mauritius

Belle Mare, Flacq, Mauritius

Casuarina Resort & Spa

Trou Aux Biches, Pamplemousses, Mauritius

Hilton Resort And Spa

Flic En Flac, Riviere Noire, Mauritius

Silver Beach

Trou D'eau Douce, Flacq, Mauritius

Veranda Palmar Beach

Belle Mare, Flacq, Mauritius

Heritage Awali Golf And Spa

Bel Ombre, Savanne, Mauritius

Maritim

Balaclava, Pamplemousses, Mauritius

La Pirogue

Flic En Flac, Riviere Noire, Mauritius

LUX* Grand Gaube

Grand Gaube, Savanne, Mauritius

Beau Rivage

Belle Mare, Flacq, Mauritius

Marlin Creek

Grande Riviere Noire, Riviere Noire, Mauritius

Le Touessrok

Trou D'eau Douce, Flacq, Mauritius

Four Points By Sheraton

Cybercity, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius

Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa

Flic En Flac, Riviere Noire, Mauritius

Anahita The Resort - Residences & Villas

La Place Belgath, Flacq, Mauritius

Sous Le Badamier

Grand Baie, Pamplemousses, Mauritius

Hibiscus Beach Resort & Spa

Pereybere, Riviere Du Rempart, Mauritius

Constance Le Prince Maurice

Poste De Flacq, Flacq, Mauritius

Calodyne Sur Mer Mru

Calodyne, North Coast, Mauritius

Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette - Adults Only

Poste Lafayette, Flacq, Mauritius

Lux* Belle Mare Villas

Belle Mare, Flacq, Mauritius

The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & SPA

Balaclava, Pamplemousses, Mauritius

Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

Bel Ombre, Savanne, Mauritius

Zilwa Attitude

Calodyne, North Coast, Mauritius

Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa

Roches Noires, East Coast, Mauritius

Lux* Le Morne

Le Morne, Riviere Noire, Mauritius

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.