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Mauritius

If the idea of jetting off to a tropical island full of beaches, reefs, lagoons, waterfalls and luxury hotel resorts appeals to you, look at a Mauritius holiday for your next travel destination.

Surrounded by lush rainforest, exotic and rare wildlife and punctuated by pine-covered mountains, the island enjoys 330 km of pure white beaches – some of the most beautiful in the Indian Ocean.

With its location, 1200 miles from the coast of Africa and a stopping point for explorers from all over the world, this island has been a melting pot for different cultures, influences and traditions. From cooking to architecture, Mauritius is a wonderfully diverse and beautiful place to visit.

Let Holiday Gems help you find the cheapest holiday deals to Mauritius, whether you’re looking for an all inclusive resort or an aparthotel, contact us now to book your Mauritius break.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Currency: Mauritian rupee

Language: Creole, French, English

Local Time: +3hrs GMT

Flight time: Approx. 14h - 17h with 1 stop


Weather

Mauritius has a tropical climate, which means warm temperatures throughout the year. May through to November enjoys dry, sunny weather. December through to April still enjoy the same levels of sunshine, but with more humidity. It is worth bearing in mind that Mauritius is subject to the odd tropical monsoon during these months. Despite this, the island attracts many visitors throughout the year, and doesn’t seem to have defined tourist peak and off-peak months.


Things to do

  • Immerse yourself in Creole culture in Grand Baie

    - head to Grand Baie Bazaar to find locally made crafts and presents to bring back home.

  • Snorkel and scuba

    – for newbies, head to Blue Ray Marine Park to enjoy incredible visibility, and swim with the beautifully coloured angelfish, parrotfish and clownfish amongst the corals and algae gardens. More experienced divers should try Trou aux Biches and Flic en Flac.

  • Enjoy Mauritian cuisine

    – ‘Domaine’ is the place that visitors are recommended to check out when they want some good, authentic Mauritian food. Try the chilli lamb and octopus for size.

  • Shiv Kalyan Vath Mandir

    – remove your shoes before you enter this exquisite and vividly coloured Tamil temple in Grand Baie.


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