The peaceful atmosphere makes Mauritius a popular spot for sleepy holidays, but beyond its beautiful beaches and luxury hotels lays a growing range of fun and adrenalin-fuelled activities, while its bustling capital Port Louis has much to hold the attention.
- Gaze at giant Amazonian lilies on ponds at the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden.
- Learn to dive in one of the world’s top diving destinations, loved for its warm waters, good underwater visibility and abundant marine life.
- Plan an adventure in the Black River Gorges National Park, home to the island’s highest mountain, Little Black River Peak.
- Try the delicious Mauritian cuisine, influenced by the Indian, Creole and Chinese heritage of the islanders.
When to visit
Mauritius is at its coolest from May to September, although temperatures rarely drop below 25C. December to April is when the island is at its hottest and most humid and when it also has the highest chance of rain, the volume of which can vary across the island.