Climatic conditions and stay in Mauritius

When to go to Mauritius

Climatic conditions

The island has of an excellent subtropical climate round the year, with sun, warmth and blues skies, effectively creating ultimate beach weather for the better part of the year. However, it is advisable to schedule your visit towards the close of the year, around October to December. Temperatures are hottest around this time and as such provide the best setting for sunbathing on the sandy beaches, exploring the volcanic mountains and much more. Caramel mountains on the southern part of the paradise gets rain throughout the year, necessary for lush green covering that characterizes the region.

Summer

Summer season in Mauritius starts in December and ends in February. So, expect to experience temperatures as high as 30 degrees Celsius around this time. Being a tropical country, summer times on the island bring about island rains, which starts in January and ends in March. The sun does not stay away that much; you can still head down to the beaches. Since the rainy seasons doubles up as cyclone period, there is no cause for alarm, the country’s ideal location in the Indian Ocean enables it to miss the harshest of it. Additionally, all the resorts have been designed to take care of the same.

Where to stay

The North Coast

The tourism hub lies on the north coast, and that is why the largest concentration of hotels and entertainment is available in the area. Grand Baie, one of the first tourist places to be developed in the country, is famed for vibrant nightlife and superb accommodation options. A large marina is also present in the buzzing atmosphere. Royal Palm, a favourite hotel in the region, is your ultimate featuring grand old bravura and panache.

East Coast

Beautiful beaches in the east have attracted some of the finest hotels on the island making the coastline one of the most popular among tourists. Stylish hotels take advantage of the fantastic natural setting to cash in on the visitors. Examples include The Residence Mauritius, situated in Belle Mare, on the white sandy beach and Constance Prince Maurice, a tropical hideaway located in Poste de Flacq with villas that overlook the Indian Ocean. The East coast best suits a honeymoon couple, provided you schedule your visit to avoid the strong wind that blows in July and August.

West Coast

Typically extremely hot and dry, beaches to the west of the inland provide attractive grounds for windsurfing, diving, snorkelling and water skiing. Consequently, a couple of outstanding hotels have come up in the area. Shanti Ghar, a Guest House in Tamarin, for instance, gives visitors a barbecue in the shared lounge. Luxe Exotica Apartment in La Gaulette, on the other hand, have a hot tub, an outdoor pool, and many more amenities. In addition to all the other amenities like free Wi-Fi throughout, the property, has a kitchenette, flat screen TV and generous seating space.

An Expert Guide to Mauritius Holidays

Mauritius beams with endless beauty and downright soul enriching charm that draws in tourists from across the globe. Located in a tropical region, hence the term gemstone of Africa, the island is primarily a flamboyant paradise full of a fragrant bouquet of everything a staunch holidaymaker cherishes. Are you planning to go on a family vacation, honeymoon, or even a recreational trip? This glamorous getaway has something special for you. Once a rendezvous for pirates the island is currently a nirvana featuring volcanic mountains, luxury hotels situated on sandy beaches and much more. Here is a complete guide with everything you need to spend quality time in Mauritius.

Where to go in Mauritius

Lovely Beaches

The Island’s arguably main appeal is a 177 km shoreline, the better part of which oozes with a fantastic palette of coxcomb hues. Thanks to an outlining coral reef, much of the coastline is protected by clear, tranquil lagoons. This natural feature of the Mauritian landscape creates perfect scenery for diving, snorkelling and a collection of water sports. Notable beaches include Trou Aux Biches (ideal for swimming and snorkelling), Belle Mare Plage (best for early risers), Pereybere (for lovers of deep-sea diving) and La Cambuse (for anyone who fancies adventurous sports). Most of these beaches have ample parking spaces, toilets, and many other amenities.

Shopping and restaurants

The north of the island is full of well-stocked shops, restaurants besides having Grand Baie, a resort town. Previously, a sleepy fishing area, the latter has over time evolved into a flourishing tourist destination without losing its charming small-town feel. An excellent collection of restaurants, hotels, and clubs lines the lovely horseshoe-shaped bay. The fact it is only about 25 km from the capital city, Port Louise, means it is the ultimate place to go for a definitive resort holiday. Find time to sample local and international cuisines on world-class restaurants.

Nature

On the Southwest of the island, a few miles from the coast lies 60 kilometres of natural forest with waterfalls and diverse birdlife. Bird species in the national park, named Black River Gorge, include the legendary Mauritius Kestrel, endangered pink pigeon (endemic to the country) and cuckoo-shrike. Rushing Riviere Noire dissects the forest providing a steady supply of clean water to the varied animal and plant life. Pathways which are quite well-trotted, and hence easy to navigate, crisscross the National park creating the best routes for nature walks.

Conclusion

Mauritius, a sparkling jewel off the south-east of Africa is a marvellous tourist destination. With sunny skies, warm Indian Ocean climate and sandy beaches, this paradise is indeed an irresistible travel destination with something special for everyone. So, whether you cherish a quiet nook for hiking and bird watching or a lively resort town with bubbling nightlife head to the paradise, you will not be disappointed.