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Best Time to Visit Mauritius

by Travelbag on 02 October 2017, 16:10PM

The best time to visit Mauritius is from October to December – at least from the British perspective. During our winter months, sunny Mauritius offers you the ideal escape. But there's not really a bad time to visit this gorgeous island. Choosing when you should to visit Mauritius really depends on two things – your tolerance for humidity, and whether or not you'd like to time your trip to coincide with the island's festivals.

Thankfully, the tropical climate of Mauritius means that the temperature is always pretty toasty. Even winter, which lasts from May to October in Mauritius, sees very pleasant temperatures. The sea is delightful at any time of year. In the Mauritian summer, going for a dip is a great way to cool off from sunbathing but, even in winter, the sea is a very comfortable 22 degrees. The only drawback with visiting in summer – November to May – is the humidity, which can be a little uncomfortable if you're not used to it. Feeling a bit baffled? Read our handy guide on when's the best time to visit Mauritius.

 

October to December – best for heat

Head to Mauritius during the island's peak summertime to enjoy skin-warming temperatures in the high twenties. Plus, you can experience the island during its festival season. Hinduism is the main religion here, so Diwali – in October – is a highlight on the calendar. Mauritius has a sizeable Christian population too, so you can expect to find Christmas markets throughout December. What could be nicer than spending Christmas Day on the beach? You won't find much snow, but you could always build a snowman out of sand instead. 

January to March – best for bargains

January to March is cyclone season, so you may want to book your trip outside these months. But cyclones rarely hit the island itself so, if you're prepared for a little bit of rain, you could land a bargain holiday to Mauritius. The worst that's likely to happen is you'll get a few rain showers – but, because of the tropical climate, you'll still be warm. It's still summer in Mauritius at this time of year, after all. And it's actually a great time to visit because you'll be there for one of the island's biggest festivals – the Chinese Spring Festival. Why not take the opportunity to sample some of the local Chinese-influenced cuisine?

 

April to May – best for pleasant sunshine

Winter may be approaching but, given the agreeable temperatures in the mid-to-high twenties, you'll still be able to enjoy swimming and other watersports. If you're a strong swimmer, you could even join in the Open Water Swim in April. For more sedate activities, schedule your trip for the weekend in April when monuments and heritage sites are open to the public free of charge. It's your chance to visit sites including museums, homes, and even prisons, and learn about the island's rich history and colonial past.

June to July – best for watersports

In Mauritius, this time of year is actually the middle of winter. But it's winter by Mauritian standards – so you can still expect daytime temperatures to be in the early twenties. Sports fans in particular will enjoy the activities and events on offer in June and July. There's a trail run where participants are encouraged to wear fancy dress, rugby matches, a surf ski event, and even a kite festival. Marathon runners could enter the Mauritius Marathon in July – what better location could there be than Mauritius? 

 

August to September – best for families

For families, the British summer holidays may be the only time you can go away on a long-haul trip. Luckily, the weather ties in quite nicely, because August and September are less humid – perfect for children. It can also be a good time for people with young children, or who prefer to avoid the more humid months. Summer is still some way off, but the temperatures are still hovering in the twenties.

Decided when you want to go? Take a look at our holidays to Mauritius and start planning your tropical trip. Or, read about the top places to visit in Mauritius.


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