... The exclusive island
The island of Mauritius is one of the most popular tropical destinations for the high standard of hotel service offered and the crystalline lagoons that surround it. The mixing of peoples and cultures that live together peacefully strikes the visitor and makes it even more pleasant stay.
The mild climate and temperatures that never reach excessive peaks make it an ideal destination for a beach holiday, combined with the opportunity to visit the natural beauty of the interior, characterized by volcanic craters, courses and waterfalls. The island offers the possibility to practice all water sports and the presence of numerous golf courses of varying difficulty make it one of the top destinations for players around the world. Mauritius is a perfect match with a stay in the neighboring islands of Reunion suitable for lovers of trekking and Rodrigues to those of diving.
Why go to Mauritius
- For beaches, especially in the beautiful north coast. Two examples of all: Grande Baie, recommended for those who want to have fun in the evening, and Pereybere, quieter and naturalistic
- For the Pamplemousses garden, a botanical garden designed in the eighteenth century which preserves rare tropical plants and bizarre
- To see the plateau of Chamarel, with the waterfalls and the extinct crater of Tana Deer
- To breathe a truly multiethnic thanks to the melting pot of races that are on the island
- For the legendary spices of Mauritius, one of the best and most varied in the world
The climate in Mauritius is largely tropical, though the humid hot conditions are moderated by the south east trade winds that blow across the region. The island lies within the south tropical belt and because of its proximity to large masses of water (obviously, as it is an island) the tropical climate verges on maritime and temperatures see relatively small seasonal and diurnal variations. The topography of Mauritius is varied so you will see significant region variations as you move up and down elevations and move in and away from the coast.
From November to May Mauritius swelters through a hot, wet and humid summer that sees daily averages sit at about 20° C to 28° C, and reaching into the 30’s once you are on the coast. The central plateau in the heart of the island sees temperatures that are slightly cooler than on the coast, which makes it a great region for hiking and exploring the once volcanically active region.
The period, particularly from November to April is when the island is subject totropical hurricanes, so keep this in mind if visiting during this time. 1994 and 2002 have been the two worst cyclones in recent years when cyclone Hollana (94) and Dina ravaged the island.
The coastal region is generally about 5° C higher than the interior, though in the height of summer you can find relief from the heat in the beautiful waters of theIndian Ocean, which luckily sees temperatures of close to 27° C - far from chilly!Even in the winter months the water temperature sits at an enjoyable 22 °C, makingMauritius a great spot to visit any time of the year. From January to March you will find Mauritius in the midst of its ‘rainy season,’ which is particularly noticeable in the Central Plateau.
From May through until November Mauritius enjoys a warm, dry winter- while it is only slightly cooler the conditions aren’t as wet and humidity is slightly lower so it provides from a great winter escape. In saying this relative humidity is generally high throughout the year, particularly as you move into the centre of the island where daily average humidity sits over 90% across the whole year. The west coast of the island is generally the least humid where daily averages sit at about 75% to 80% throughout the year.
Equality Index Mauritius:
One of the best beaches in Mauritius. The most elegant, extensive collection of private villas.
Spectacular service and an amazing location.
Exclusivity and confidentiality in African style
Lush gardens and perfect atmosphere
An intimate and romantic retreat boasting a sublime setting
Stunning adults/couples Resort
... A flower in a lush tropical garden
A popular large resort on one of Mauritius’ most spectacular beaches, with impressive facilities.
Every detail is essential
The beach front property overlooking the beautiful bay of Mont Choisy, is the postcard setting for unforgettable moments
Beautifully positioned alongside 1km of sandy beach on the northwest coast of the island, Le Méridien Ile Maurice is...