Mauritius

The lush island of spice excels when it comes to luxurious and sophisticated resorts. Occupying quiet coves and swathes of prime beach, and manicured to perfection, you can find every facility and activity from pampering spas and kids’ clubs to dive schools and golf. Hospitality is exceptionally warm in Mauritius, making for a fine holiday, and cuisine is excellent with Creole flavours in evidence. It really is a great choice if you simply want to arrive at your resort, switch off and enjoy yourself.

Mauritius works perfectly on its own as a beach break or in combination with a safari to Southern Africa. There are many different holiday combinations available, and a range of different resorts at different price points with different offers depending on the time of year you're travelling, so please do contact us to discuss options.

You'll find a few ideas on this page but this by no means is all the properties we book/recommend - it's simply to give you a starting point.

8 days
From £595
Mauritius - Veranda Grand Baie Hotel and Spa

Enjoy a week's stay in this lively hotel with excellent facilities including a spa, a range of watersports and a kids club

8 days
From £595
Mauritius - Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel

A family friendly all inclusive hotel on a truly lovely beach on the unspoilt East Coast

8 days
From £835
Mauritius - Cannonier Beachcomber Golf Resort

A gorgeous family friendly beach resort set in 17 acres of beautiful gardens and with fantastic views over the northern islands

8 days
From £855
Mauritius - Sands Suites Resort and Spa

This is a lovely resort in a beautiful location in Flic en Flac on the west coast of Mauritius

8 days
From £995
Mauritius - Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Wellness Resort

A beautiful luxury resort set in acres of gorgeous gardens and miles of white sand as well as a golf course and excellent spa facilities

8 days
From £1625
Mauritius - Shanti Maurice Resort and Spa

This is a stylish and tranquil luxury resort with extensive gardens and grounds and its own private white sandy beach

8 days
From £2240
Mauritius - Shangri-la Le Tousserok Resort and Spa

Luxuriate in truly beautiful surroundings in this fabulously stylish beach retreat. Fine restaurants and an exciting range of watersports offer guests plenty to do if you can tear yourself off the glorious beach

13 days
From £3375
South Africa Madikwe Safari (malaria-free) and Mauritius

A fabulous safari in malaria-free Madikwe Private Game Reserve followed by a week on the beautiful island of Mauritius

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When To Go

Mauritius is a year-round destination but the subtropical climate is greatly affected by the south-east trade winds so there are pros and cons to all seasons.  In general the north and west coasts offer the driest and warmest weather on the island. 

Summer in Mauritius stretches from November to April, with February the hottest, wettest month - cyclone season! Summer is the best time for diving and snorkelling with very clear water and the days are long with around 9 hours of sunshine to enjoy. However, as the heat increases so does the rain with most rainfall recorded December to March. It's still a very popular time because of the Christmas holidays and people yearning for winter sun come the New Year but these months (December to February) can be unpredictable with regards to rainfall.

The dry winter months between July and September are the coolest with least humidity and ideal for families. Surfers also like the waves on the west coast at the start of summer as the trade winds blow in so we recommend heading for sheltered beaches like Flic en Flac at this time of year. 

Our favourite months in Mauritius are May/June and September/October. 

What To Do

Many of the hotels and resorts offer a superb array of activities from sunset cruising and golf to swimming with wild dolphins. However if you wish to leave the resort and hire a car, or join a day trip you can explore the lush Chamarel Mountains, or take a visit to the Botanic Gardens. In our experience most people visiting Mauritius end up staying in and around their chosen resort and enjoying activities from there.

Why We Love

For us, Mauritius has all the right ingredients for a wonderful relaxing holiday with loved ones. The scenery is beautiful, the water stunning and the standard of hotels and resorts excellent. It is important to pick the right resort for the time of year, and to consider the size of the resort and the activities and facilities - some are geared very much for romance, while others are better suited for family holidays. 

It is no surprise to us that Mauritius is popular as a winter sun escape - with direct flights and easy road transfers on arrival, it ticks all the right boxes. We would just avoid the end of January into February due to cyclones.