Beyond the plains of East Africa and the forests of Madagascar lies a different paradise: Mauritius – over 90 miles of immaculate white sand beaches and coral lagoons washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The perfect setting for deep-sea fishing, sea walking, snorkelling, diving, boating and golf. But Mauritius is more than a beach. It features subtropical forests, rivers and waterfalls, with exotic flora and fauna, including the giant Victoria Regia water lilies in the Jardin Botanique de Pamplemousses.
Climate: Mauritius is blessed with consistently good weather year round with average temperatures of 29°C. The sea temperature varies between 22°C and 27°C year round. The rainy season lasts from January to March where the rains can be very mild on the North Coast, but quite heavy on the Central Plateau. Average sunshine is 7 hours per day. Mauritius is in the cyclone belt with the season starting in October through to April with the only real chance of a hit in January and February.
Best time to go: November to April, May to October is the best time for surfing
Flying time: Approximately 12 hours
Our preferred airlines: British Airways, Air Mauritius
Do I need a visa? British Nationals do not require a visa. Other nationals should check with their embassy.