The jewel in the Indian Ocean
Mauritius is not only a dream destination for golfers, honeymooners, and families, but also a paradise for sailors, water-skiers, surfers, divers and snorkellers alike! Enjoy the activity of your choice!
On Mauritius you are met by an open culture, sunny and warm weather, a colourful world both underwater and above the waterline and a choice of 160km of sandy beaches.
The evergreen sugar cane island with its long-standing experience in tourism welcomes its visitors with unsurpassed warmth that is Mauritius, crystal clear water awaits, secluded lagoons, excellent hotels, and fantastic sporting activities.
The east of the island with its magnificent beaches is more wind still and ideal if water sports are of interest. An absolute sailing paradise is found in the north in Grand Bay. The west and southwest regions are famous for its spectacular sunsets, excellent dolphin watching opportunities and enjoy one of the top golfing courses. 11 maintained golf courses ensure Mauritius remain a top golfing destination worldwide.
On the tropical island nature lovers receive excellent value for money with scenic hiking trails, waterfalls and a variety of fauna and flora. Culturally Mauritius offers numerous museums, places of pilgrimage and colonial houses with an insight in the eventful history if the island. Mauritius has volcanic origins with a fascinating mix of a deep green mountainous landscape in the interior and dreamlike white sandy beaches on the coast.
Are you a fan of sightseeing and great scenery? If yes, Mauritius will cast its spell over you. Visit Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, and wander through the market halls and streets. A mere 12km north guests will find the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens with its rare collection of exotic plants. Alternative plan a visit to the Black River Gorges National Park and let the spectacular scenery and deep canyons impress you. The island is perfect to explore either with a rental car or planned excursions, the maximum distances are no more than 60-70km from north to south.
The best travel time is from May to October, in this time rainfall is lower and the air less humid. Generally, Mauritius is a year-round destination with pleasant water temperatures around 25 °C / 77°F.
Further interesting facts about Mauritius:
- Size: 2,040 km²
- Population: 1,27 Million
- Official Languages: English, but most inhabitants speak French/Creole.
- Climate: A subtropical climate with warm, dry winters and hot, humid summers, from November to May more rainfall and storms can be expected.
- Currency: Mauritian rupee.
- Visa: For entry into Mauritius UK, US or most EU citizens do not require a visa to visit, only a valid passport.
- Road traffic: left-hand traffic, an international drivers license is recommended.