Mauritius Island Getaway
Thanks to its volcanic origins, Mauritius is endowed with picturesque mountains and luxuriant vegetation. Its 330 kilometre coastline is almost entirely surrounded by one of the largest unbroken coral reefs in the world, playing home to more than a thousand species of fish and protecting the island’s turquoise lagoons and white sandy beaches.
Things to Do in Mauritius
Find the best beaches
Mauritius is renowned for its breath-taking beaches and crystal clear seas. Spending some quality time on a white-sand beach is a must. Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort offers its guests no less than 1.3 km of beach on the east coast of Mauritius and all kinds of high energy and relaxing beach and sea activities and entertainment such as glass-bottom boat trips, wind-surfing, snorkeling and wall climbing. An array of water sports with additional fee including scuba diving, PADI open-water courses and big game fishing.
Tours and excursions in Mauritius
Tours and excursions will help you discover the real Mauritius. Make sure you find out about the manufacture of rum, tea culture, gardens spices or see one of the most famous botanical gardens in the world: the Jardin de Pamplemousses. Discover our museums, religious sites as well as our local markets, places of interest, and traditions.
Spot some of the rarest wildlife in the world
The Echo Parakeet. Image: Josh Noseworthy
As well as luxurious beaches and wonderful weather, Mauritius is also home to some of the rarest wildlife in the world. A trip to spot some of these exotic creatures is perfect for families, nature lovers of holidaymakers looking to immerse themselves in Mauritius as much as possible.
Shop ‘til you drop
Since shopping in Mauritius was declared duty free in 2010, the amount and variety of shops on the island has grown exponentially. Visitors can take advantage of this to find a steal in paradise for themselves or pick up presents for loved ones left at home.
Seasons, weather and climate in Mauritius
In Mauritius, the seasons are reversed as compared to the northern hemisphere. When it’s winter in Europe, it’s summer in Mauritius! The year is split into two main seasons: the austral summer and austral winter.
October to April
From October the days get hot (up to 28˚C), although it is cooler in the evenings and at night. The sea temperature is around 26˚C. It doesn’t rain often and there’s very little wind.
Towards the end of the month of December the austal summer sets in and lasts until April. The days are particularly hot with temperatures easily reaching around 30˚C, although the cooling sea breeze takes the edge off the heat. It’s a very pleasant season with perfect weather for bathers, divers and water sport practitioners with the water temperature of the lagoon reaching 28˚C.
June to September
The Mauritian winter season is not what most people consider a winter to be, with temperatures reaching 25˚C when it is sunny. Evenings and nights are cooler and temperatures can drop as low as 16˚C. You’ll need to wrap up if you want to dine on the beach.
It may rain more frequently but in the form of scattered, light showers. It is still a good time for bathing with a sea temperature of 24˚C inside the lagoon. This season is the perfect time for your relaxing dream spa holiday in Mauritius. Most of our hotels offer daily or weekly schedules.