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Activity Holidays in Mauritius

A little sapphire gem in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is known for its pure white-sand beaches, ludicrously warm seas and as a playground for those who enjoy things on the slightly more luxurious side of life.

Away from the mega-resorts however, there’s a wonderful world of African and Indian inspired cuisine drifting from little shacks that make sup sleepy fishing villages, excellent hiking in the forests and mountains of the interior, and world-class snorkelling and diving around the islets and reefs.

There’s also the charming little colonial touches, botanical gardens and plantation houses that tell of a fascinating, if a little dark, history on the island. Today though, it’s a place to relax, unwind, and reward yourself by just getting a bit off the beaten track to soak up the best of the contemporary culture and cuisine.

Best Time to Visit Mauritius

The high season in Mauritius is generally early in the year, in every sense. Accommodation price, temperature, humidity, snorkelling visibility, all of this is high in the months of December through until February.

We’d probably recommend visiting in the shoulder season, where temperatures are still extremely pleasant, there are fewer visitors, and the diving visibility is at its best. Of course, there’s always the slim chance of cyclones, but you’d be extremely unlucky to be caught in one.