Mauritius is rightly famed for its sapphire-blue waters, powder-white beaches and, yes, luxury resorts that provide a front-row seat onto some of the most beautiful views in the Indian Ocean. These are places of the utmost refinement, of impeccable service, of facilities that range from pampering spas, designer rooms and extensive watersports options to dreamy swimming pools, expansive palm-strewn grounds and world-class restaurants. Your stay will live long in the memory and will have you dreaming of a return. Partly that’s because of the supreme levels of comfort and luxury. But it’s also thanks to the resorts’ discretion and warmth, and the unmistakable sense of being treated like royalty.
A Mauritian holiday is the stuff postcards are made of. Its stunning landscapes, white sandy beaches and sparkling blue water were picked right out of an artist’s canvas. Add to this picture perfect setting, a tang of luxury with extravagant resorts and an amazing lineup of water sports. But as much as you’d like to spend your time swinging from beach to pool, bathing in the sun, taking tours on glass-bottomed boats or deep sea diving, there are other fun activities that would come calling out to you. You can choose from spending time at breathtaking nature reserves, magnificent colonial mansions, touring sugar factories or Hindu temples.
The island is full not only of beautiful geographic variations and historical sites but is also a fascinating melting point for cultural diversity. The people in Mauritius who form a cocktail of ethnicities are disarmingly warm and welcoming. The interesting mix of people brings with it a sumptuous platter of cuisines that includes Chinese, Indian, French and African meals. But the cherry on top has to be the party spirit on the island that would always keep your feet tapping.
Mauritius has a typically tropical climate with summer months extending from December to April and winter months from May to November. Summer can be extremely humid. The best time to plan a holiday in Mauritius is between May and early December. January and February are best avoided because they are cyclone months, and could be a dampener on the aspirations of water-sports enthusiasts and divers. While cyclones don’t usually hit Mauritius, cyclones way out at sea can bring days of stormy rain.