Mauritius remains one of the most loved beach holiday destinations in the world. Cobalt-blue seas, white-sand beaches, fabulous hotels and welcoming hospitality of the locals – all this makes this charming multi-cultural island a haven where one can unlock the tropical secrets and enjoy a memorable holiday. Along with the pristine beaches, the island astonishes with its cultural diversity, geographical variation, famous historical attractions and championship-standard golf-courses!
Major Attractions in Mauritius
Be it families, honeymooners or solo travellers, Mauritius offers a wealth of exciting activities for all. If adrenalin rush is what you seek, try snorkelling at Blue Bay Marine Park, cave sea kayaking at Albion Caves or scuba diving at Belle Mare. Le Morne, Grand-Baie and Flic-en-Flac are some of the top beaches here. There are several unique geological features here, such as the Black River Gorges and 7-Coloured Earths of Chamarel. If wildlife is what excites you, get ready to spot wild animals and reptiles at the Black River Gorges National Park, Casela World of Adventures, Heritage Nature Reserve and La Vanille Nature Park. For a peek into the true Mauritian culture, visit Aapravasi Ghat, Ganga Talao or Le Morne Brabant.
Best Time to Visit Mauritius
Mauritius enjoys a mild tropical climate all throughout the year, making it a lovely place to visit any time of the year. However, different periods of the year are more suitable for different tourist interests. May to December, with cool, dry and sunny weather, is an ideal time for a perfect beach holiday whereas diving is more suited for the period between December and March with clearer waters.
Tips and Advice
British passport holders do not require visas to enter Mauritius, as per the FCO website. On arrival, your passport will be stamped allowing entry to the country for 60 days. Passports should be valid for the proposed duration of the stay. Mauritius is well connected to all key UK airports. British Airways, Air Mauritius, Emirates and SriLankan Airlines are some of the major carriers offering flights from London Heathrow to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. Read more ...