To fully describe Mauritius and the experience of a holiday to this beautiful island, would take up a whole website by itself. There are so many beautiful and fascinating things to discover, and that is exactly why you should go on holiday to this mesmerizing island. Not only to relax but also to explore.
The Island of Mauritius is known as a romantic paradise for honeymoon couples, but in fact, it is also a very family-friendly holiday destination. Both inland and on the coast, the island is beautiful: Offering beautiful rainforest-like vegetation and immaculate beaches and lagoons, a coastline that is safe and clean, as well as many fascinating lagoon areas.
At some spots on the island, you would be thinking you are in South Africa. The vegetation and some of the sites feel very much like home to South Africans. So if you’re living in South Africa, this might be the perfect island holiday destination for you.
We would recommend going during the months of September and October. Like in South Africa the warm months with the highest temperatures are December to February. You can expect mild rainfall now and then, but the more rainy months are usually February and March.
Keep in mind that December to March is the best scuba diving months. LOL, So when is the best time to visit Mauritius? Anytime from September / October through to December / January is actually good.
Explore and see places like Port Louis, Grand Baie, Quatre Cocos, Trou Aux Cerfs, Chamarel, and many more without stressing about the logistics. Just join a tour group of 10 or 50 people. (You can decide.)
Although you are on a tropical island and maybe staying in a beach resort, do keep in mind that in some places (like temples and hotels) there might be a dress code. It is always wise for the ladies to have a sarong with you just in case.
The West and South-West sides of Mauritius are perfect for snorkeling, diving, kayaking, pedal boats, and sailing, due to its beautiful lagoon areas.
The Black River Gorges National Park, Casela Nature Park, and the Chamarel Seven Colored Earth Geopark are popular sightseeing spots. Stop at the Pamplemousse Garden with its giant water lilies – this is a famous Instagram Photo Spot.
Curious Corner House of Chamarel: A house of fun-filled with illusions and fun adventures. Here you can explore the wonderful world of optical illusions. A stop here offers lots of unique and fun photo opportunities. Walk through the mirror maze or take photos in the ‘upside-down room’.
Within the Ebony Forest Reserve in Chamarel you will see many of the animals in their natural habitat.
Visit the Mauritius Photography Museum, the Mauritius Aquarium or if you love history, the Aapravasi Ghat – A UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Visit one of the key monuments in Mauritian History. This Immigration Depot is a building complex located in Port Louis.)
You can visit the glass factory and witness glass blowing or go on a rum-tasting adventure at the Rhumerie de Chamarel Distillery.
There are many more tours you can book with lots of fun adventures. Below are some recommendations for fabulous activities. Book online to skip the queue.
A dramatic basaltic rock peak with caves which is home to luxury resorts and a beautiful beach. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated on the extreme South West side of the island.
If at all possible book a helicopter ride over the Le Morne Underwater Waterfall. (Photo to your right) It is simply amazing and definitely worth seeing. This spectacular waterfall, an optical illusion, is located near the shores of Le Morne Brabant in the South-West of Mauritius. The movement of sand and silt sediments due to powerful underwater currents creates the illusion of a waterfall in the sea.
Port Louis is the capital city of the island and was founded in 1735. Located on the Northwest Coast of the island, it is busy both day and night.
Although Mauritius is a favorite among divers, Rodrigues (560 km northeast of the island) is a paradise for divers. Surrounded by a crystal clear lagoon with beautiful sea life, this is the perfect place to scuba dive.
The Caudan Waterfront is a bustling, lively seafront with restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines.
When booking accommodation, spoil yourself and give yourself peace of mind by booking at a well-known resort or hotel. Here you will find many activities for the kids as well, which in return will give the parents more time to relax. Furthermore, you will be sure to have a great time at a trusted venue.
There is no shortage of luxury resorts, family resorts, honeymoon destinations, hotels, lodges, you name it… Have a look at the booking.com link below for lots of trusted and beautiful options. Also, have a look at our article:
Mauritius – Where To Stay On This Beautiful Island
The Resorts and Hotels on Mauritius island are truly beautiful places and most of them have amazing views. You will also enjoy the local cuisine.