Situated in the Indian Ocean 560 miles east of Madagascar, Mauritius is a volcanic island with large rocky peaks almost completely surrounded by coral reef, an exotic composition that yields beautiful views both above and beneath the water. Considered the quintessential tropical paradise, Mauritius invites visitors to experience crystal-clear lagoons that flow into silky beaches dotted with casuarinas and coconut palm trees. Higher up, waterfalls cascade over the ancient volcanic rock – perfect for a post-hike dip, or a memorable holiday snapshot. A unique combination of natural elements, Mauritius is also a fusion of cultures with Indian, French, African, Asian and British influences. This amazing diversity is apparent not only in the island’s architecture and people, but also in the variety of exceptional cuisine.

Mauritius is easily accessible from many global locations and serves as an excellent destination on its own or in combination with trips to Dubai, Seychelles, or a European stopover. The island is also a popular add-on to African safaris as flights from South Africa are frequent. Flights from Paris, London, and Dubai to Mauritius are regular, in addition to service from Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Australia. If traveling directly from the U.S. to Mauritius, it is common to fly through Dubai or Paris and then fly on to Mauritius. If going on a safari in Southern Africa, there are daily flights between South Africa and Mauritius.
Mauritius tends to be cooler from May to November. Often there are reduced rates at resorts in May, June, and July. From November to May the weather tends to be hotter and a little more humid and this is the popular time to visit. Scuba diving is best from December-March as the water tends to be clearer. Big game fishing peaks from October to March.
With its breathtaking views and posh resorts, Mauritius is a romantic hideaway perfect for tropical weddings, honeymoons, or anniversary celebrations. Mauritius is a great destination for families as many resorts specialize in family bookings and have extensive facilities and activities on offer for kids.
While sunbathing on white sandy beaches is a favorite pastime of visitors to Mauritius, there is a huge range of diversions for those looking for more active pursuits. From championship golf courses and superb hiking to an array of water activities – including diving, snorkeling, and deep-sea fishing – there is almost no limit to how one can fill the time. If relaxation is the main quest, there are heavenly spas where guests can enjoy world-class treatments.
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