A melting pot of cultures, Mauritius is a popular destination for holidaymakers. And for good reason, once the customs have passed, a nap stamped on the passport, the Mauritian joie de vivre quickly won the visitor. Sometimes confusingly kind, Mauritians smile and speak easily. Here we take the time to enjoy the encounters, to enjoy the warmth that defies the seasons and to share the traditional Sunday picnics on the beach, always accompanied by a guitar and wild dancers. No one can remain unmoved by the intoxicating smell of Creole or Indian pots. With a full heart and a full stomach, this Mauritius tourist guide will become your ally in the search for the natural and cultural treasures of Mauritius: markets, museums, ancient mansions, tropical forests, tea plantations, nature reserves, etc. In the west, the fashion is for kitesurfing, swimming with dolphins and climbing Morne Brabant from where you can enjoy a 360° view of the island and the ocean. North of Port-Louis, the historic and bustling capital, the beaches of Trou-aux-Biches and Mont-Choisy are among the most beautiful in the country. Inland, the huge sugar cane fields are dotted with colourful Indian temples. Don't miss the annual ceremonies that take place there and a visit to the village of Chamarel, known for its colored lands, and rich in ecological sanctuaries and other attractions. The eastern coast, more wild, is famous for its paradisiacal islets such as Île aux Cerfs, accessible in a few minutes by boat on a sea with infinite shades of blue. Don't wait any longer, pack your bags and go on a trip to Mauritius!
When to go to Mauritius?
Like many destinations in the world, Mauritius has several annual tourist seasons, which are crucial in terms of prices.
The very high season runs from mid-December (around the 20th) to mid-January. Mauritius has made luxury hotels its speciality and prices during this period are becoming exorbitant. In short, this is a logical consequence when we are described as the "pearl of the Indian Ocean".
The high season runs from October to early December and from mid-January to late April.
The mid-season runs from early August to late September, and the low season from early May to late July. It is during these last months that we can benefit from the best offers (discounts for families, newlyweds, second week offered, interesting packages...). In any case, keep in mind that flights are often booked for a good part of the year and that, unless you leave alone without any mandatory time constraints, it is better to book your stay several weeks or even several months in advance.