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Long before it was a luxury getaway, Mauritius was a favourite stop for sailors. This was bad news for the endemic dodo birds, which said sailors hunted to extinction. However, those sailors laid the foundations for what would become the trading hub city of Port Louis, eventually developing into a tourist destination.

Port Louis displays a strong French influence in its architecture and culture. Visitors should visit the Central Market, then wander over to the Caudian Waterfront for a shopping and dining experience.

The rest of the island has a wide range of activities and amenities. Retreat to one of the hundreds of beach resorts. Relax with a cocktail or try a new water sport at Grand Baie. Take a tour to the multi-coloured sand dunes at Seven Coloured earth and see the impressive Chamarel waterfall. Climb to the Grand Bassin high on the island to see a Hindu temple to Shiva. Or explore the hiking trails of Black River Gorges National Park.

Summer: November to April. This is the warmest time of year it is also the time that most rainfall occurs especially during February. Scuba diving is best between December and March while people looking to go deep-sea fishing will find the best conditions between October and April

Winter: May to October. Temperatures drop during this period with prevailing winds that blow from the East and South-East over Mauritius. August is when temperatures drop to there lowest at 20C and we would recommend staying in the northern or western parts during this period

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Best time to visit Mauritius

Travel Guide

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Visiting Mauritius in January

Early January is very popular due to the Christmas holidays and escaping the Northern Hemisphere winter. However, this time of year is prone to cyclones and rain so is not a reliable time to travel.

Events

  • There’s a whole world of possibilities out there for your next luxury holiday. Whether you want an exciting adventure across several destinations, or a relaxing holiday in an exclusive and secluded hideaway, Rockbird can arrange it for you.

Visiting Mauritius in February

We would advise against travelling to Mauritus during February as it is affected by cyclones

Events

  • Holi festival (end of February or March): Celebrating the beginning of spring, it's also known as the Festival of Colours due to the brightly coloured powder and water that is thrown around the streets, covering everyone in its path.

There’s a whole world of possibilities out there for your next luxury holiday. Whether you want an exciting adventure across several destinations, or a relaxing holiday in an exclusive and secluded hideaway, Rockbird can arrange it for you.

Events

  • There’s a whole world of possibilities out there for your next luxury holiday. Whether you want an exciting adventure across several destinations, or a relaxing holiday in an exclusive and secluded hideaway, Rockbird can arrange it for you.

There’s a whole world of possibilities out there for your next luxury holiday. Whether you want an exciting adventure across several destinations, or a relaxing holiday in an exclusive and secluded hideaway, Rockbird can arrange it for you.

Events

  • There’s a whole world of possibilities out there for your next luxury holiday. Whether you want an exciting adventure across several destinations, or a relaxing holiday in an exclusive and secluded hideaway, Rockbird can arrange it for you.

There’s a whole world of possibilities out there for your next luxury holiday. Whether you want an exciting adventure across several destinations, or a relaxing holiday in an exclusive and secluded hideaway, Rockbird can arrange it for you.

Events

  • There’s a whole world of possibilities out there for your next luxury holiday. Whether you want an exciting adventure across several destinations, or a relaxing holiday in an exclusive and secluded hideaway, Rockbird can arrange it for you.

There’s a whole world of possibilities out there for your next luxury holiday. Whether you want an exciting adventure across several destinations, or a relaxing holiday in an exclusive and secluded hideaway, Rockbird can arrange it for you.

Events

  • 5 June - Eid-ul-Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend prayers during Eid-ul-Fitr. They are dressed in fine clothing and children receive gifts on that occasion (this date depends on the visibility of the moon)

There’s a whole world of possibilities out there for your next luxury holiday. Whether you want an exciting adventure across several destinations, or a relaxing holiday in an exclusive and secluded hideaway, Rockbird can arrange it for you.

Events

  • There’s a whole world of possibilities out there for your next luxury holiday. Whether you want an exciting adventure across several destinations, or a relaxing holiday in an exclusive and secluded hideaway, Rockbird can arrange it for you.

Climate Chart

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Mauritius
30°C
86mm
29°C
90mm
30°C
62mm
28°C
28mm
27°C
19mm
26°C
13mm
24°C
13mm
24°C
16mm
25°C
7mm
26°C
12mm
27°C
25mm
28°C
37mm