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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,  warm turquoise waters and as a playground for those who enjoy the more luxurious side of life.

Away from the large luxury resorts however, there’s a wonderful world of African and Indian inspired culture and delicious cuisine drifting from little shacks that make up the sleepy fishing villages, there is excellent hiking with amazing views, in the forests and mountains of the interior, and world-class snorkelling and diving around the islets and reefs.

There are also the charming little colonial touches, botanical gardens and plantation houses that tell of a fascinating history of 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, cuisine and wonderful landscapes.

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.