Mauritius is a beacon of natural wonder and human kindness with some of the world’s most stunning beaches, authentic food and natural beauty.
From dormant volcanoes to tumbling waterfalls and pristine beaches to vibrant tropical reefs, Mauritius is a dream destination for those with a passion for nature and the outdoors. Whether it’s heart-thumping mountain biking or a leisurely beach walk, you’ll never be short of natural wonders to add to your photo library. Mauritius hosts a range of five-star hotels with world-class dining, phenomenal spa treatments and beach-side golf courses.
Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate throughout the year, with lovely warm weather ranging from 25 degrees celsius into the 30s. It's a year-round destination, so your Mauritius holidays can be full of sunshine regardless of when you visit. November to April are the warmest months with averages above 30.
During this time the ocean is at its most temperate and is ideal for snorkelling and swimming. From July to August, the waves on the east coast pick up, as do the number of surfing enthusiasts.
Mauritius holidays offer dining experiences that are far from boring, with influences from China, India, and Europe, and the tropical resources of home-grown fruit, local spices, and freshly caught fish, the cuisine of this island nation is a fusion of flavour. Try Mauritian-style curries, vanilla tea, or their twist on dim sum.
Enjoy street food like dholl puri, a delicious pancake filled with butterbean curry, and discover the sweetness of the local pineapples and coconuts. Whatever you choose, you'll be bound to try, try, and try it again.
For good practice, it's always wise to keep a photocopy of your passport in your accommodation. A tourist visa is not required for holidays to Mauritius. Your passport will be stamped on arrival allowing you to stay for up to 60 days. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.