Mark Twain said "Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius." All we know is that this gem of an island in the Indian Ocean is the perfect destination for a honeymoon or to end your safari circuit relaxing in the warm sun.
The best time to visit Mauritius is from April to November as December is not only exceedingly hot but also the busy season due to the South African school holidays. If you want hot sunny days then anytime from November to March will satisfy your needs, but be warned that the humidity from December to February and the hot temperatures are at their peak. Mauritius is however a beach holiday destination that is enjoyable year-round.
Mauritius offers a wide range of watersports and relaxation activities. The luxury hotels represented on our site all feature multiple swimming pools, pristine beaches, rejuvenating spas, gym facilities, tennis and world-class cuisine. The watersports typically included in your stay are snorkeling, water skiing, sailing and a variety of boat trips. Big game fishing and swimming with the dolphins can also be arranged through the hotels.
Mauritius is a leading island destination in the Indian Ocean and has received prestigious awards like the World Leading Island Destination and World's Best Beach at The World Travel Awards Ceremony. The clear warm waters, tropical climate, fauna and flora make this a breathtaking island getaway.
Mauritius offers four different experiences based upon which side of the island you find yourself on. It is important to select the correct side for your personal tastes and requirements before booking your hotel.
The North side of the island is known for it's night life with many bars, restaurants and hot spots. The resort town of Grand Baie is a major tourist attraction with activities ranging from shopping, sailing, windsurfing, underwater adventures and more.
The East side of the island is known for it's long stretches of sandy white beaches and is a more remote getaway. If you enjoy tranquil beach days without the hustle and bustle, then the east coast is an excellent option for you.
The South side of the island is the closest to the airport, which is a bonus as you can avoid a lengthy commute. Mauritius may not be a very big country in terms of distance covered, but when you're sitting behind a sugar cane truck on a single lane road for an hour it can be annoying. Keep that in mind before deciding on a quick trip around the island by car.
The South side of the island also features a natural marine reserve. Snorkeling is excellent here as are the various water sports you can participate in away from the reef. A nice boat trip from any of the local charters can take you to the nearby waterfalls, well worth a trip.
The West side of the island is the warmest and provides a picture perfect wedding setting, with magnificent sunsets over the azure waters. The west side is also home to large pods of dolphin whom you can swim with. This is an excellent experience but she be done first thing in the morning before the many tourist boats arrive, preferably around 6:30am to be safe.
The west side of the island also has many excellent championship golf courses, wildlife sanctuaries, snorkeling and of course excellent luxury hotels. For more information or to book a luxury Mauritius Hotel, contact a friendly travel assistant for best rates and options.
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