With a mild tropical climate that keeps it warm all year round, gentle seas and safe beaches this Indian Ocean tropical island paradise is a superb year round destination. There are no visa or vaccinations needed for travel to Mauritius and with only 3 hours time difference there's no jet lag to worry about.
Mauritius is one of the world's top luxury tourism destinations and popular with families, couples and honeymooners. The island is beautiful with tropical fauna and flora and a friendly, welcoming population. Mauritius received the World Leading Island Destination Award for the third time and World's Best Beach at the World Travel Awards in January 2012.
Mauritius boasts over 90 miles of white sandy beaches which are protected from the open sea by the coral reef that surrounds the island. The capital, Port Louis was founded in 1735 and retains plenty of character and proudly preserves it's historic past.
The warmest months are January and February, with average day maximum temperature reaching 29°C. The coolest months are July and August when average night minimum temperatures drops down to 16°C. Although there is no marked rainy season, most of the rainfall occurs in summer months. Sea temperature in the lagoon varies from 22–27 °C. The prevailing trade winds keep the east side of the island cooler and also tends to bring more rain.
Mauritius boasts a fantastic range of hotels many with stunning beach front locations. To give you are flavour of what's on offer here are two of our favorites which consistently achieve excellent rating in our customer feedback.
Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa is one of the most elegant and comfortable resorts in Mauritius. Situated between Le Morne Mountain and the Indian Ocean it offers luxury all-suite accommodation. Available on bed and breakfast or half board there are eight restaurants to choose from plus a wide range of land and water based leisure activities including golf, kids clubs and Clarins Spa.
Trou Aux Biches Resort & Spa enjoys a prime position on the west coast near to lively Grand Baie and Port Louis and is set along one of the best stretches of beaches in Mauritius. This all suite property offers an impressive choice of accommodation from Beachfront Suites with their own plunge pools to two and three-bedroom family villas. For family holidays there are complimentary children’s and teenagers clubs. In addition to the magnificent beach there are six pools in the landscaped gardens and a wide range of free land and water based sports.
Mauritius is much more than just a beach holiday. You can explore the island in so many ways, by boat, on horseback, trekking, quad biking, mountain biking, 4x4 driving or simply a leisurely drive around the island stopping at tourist attractions along the way.
Casela Nature & Leisure Park set in the district of Black River the park stretches over 14 hectares and carries more than 140 varieties of birds from five continents. Here you can take part in adventurous activities such as quad biking, segways and zip lining - a great option for families. Black River Gorges National Park established in 1994, protects much of the remaining native forests of Mauritius and provides opportunities for the visitors to enjoy spectacular natural scenery and some of the unique endemic plants and bird life. Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens are world renown for their large collection of indigenous and exotic palms, including the giant Victoria Amazonica water lilies. La Vanille Nature Park is situated in the south of the island offers the opportunity to get up close to crocodiles, giant tortoises, monkeys and lots of other animals.
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The coral reef that surrounds Mauritius make it a great destination for diving and snorkeling. The best months are November through to March when the water temperature is warmer and visibility is at its best - the west coast offers warmer water than the east.
Mauritius has now also become a luxury golf holiday destination, with its great courses complimented by luxury hotels. The 18-hole Paradis golf course (designed by David Dutton) is just 30 metres from the reception at Paradis Hotel and at approximately €20 a round is superb value for money. The peninsula location is stunning, with Le Morne Mountain towering over you and on five of the holes you play over the Indian Ocean! There is also a golf academy, with video swing analysis and friendly pros for a little bit of fine tuning or if a member of the family wants to try for the first time. Other 18 hole courses include Golf Du Chateau and Tamarina Golf Course and we can arrange 4-Day golf packages.
KLM operate flights using the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamlinerto Mauritius from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport three times a week with frequent and easy connecting fights from Manchester. In economy there are ergonomically designed seats with a 31” pitch and in Business Class, comfy armchair-style seats convert into fully flat beds.
We can ALSO offer direct flights to Mauritius from Heathrow or Gatwick with Air Mauritius and British Airways - the flying time is approximately 12 hours. From Manchester the alternative route is via Dubai with Emirates and we can tailor-make exciting two centre holidays with this option. The small time difference between the UK and Mauritius (3 hours in our summer and 4 in winter) means that jet lag is rarely a problem.