Dreaming of powder-white sand, swirling sapphire waters and a martini glass of something exotic? Then look no further than Mauritius, the Indian Ocean’s palm-fringed superpower and original beach paradise. As well as sun-lounging and cocktail-sipping, there are plenty of adventures to be had and lush tropical rainforests, spectacular steep-rising mountains and epic waterfalls cry out to be explored.
If the ocean is more your thing, diving and snorkelling in pristine underwater gardens alongside kaleidoscopes of tropical fish is next-level fabulous, not forgetting the waterskiing, parasailing, kayaking, windsurfing… Whatever happens, we guarantee that you will never be bored in Mauritius.
This is one of the warmest months to visit, though it can also be one of the wettest months due to the humidity. Rains tend to be fast and furious, meaning you can still enjoy plenty of sunshine on the beach.
Temperatures remain sunny and humid, with short showers still likely. However, it makes a great time for divers to visit as the waters are warm with an abundance of marine wildlife.
Hot days with balmy evenings. You shouldn’t need to bring a warm top for the evening as temperatures remain warm. As the cyclone season draws to an end, you will see less rainfall than in previous months and a drop in the humidity.
April marks the end of summer in Mauritius and remains a popular time to go as It falls in line with the Easter school holidays. Similar to March, temperatures are hot. Rains are possible but again less than in previous months. A great time for surfers and scuba divers!
This marks the start of the winter season, though temperatures are not cold by any means. Daytime temperatures are lovely and warm, with slightly cooler evenings. If you enjoy quieter beaches, this is a great time to visit, with plenty of offers to be had.
Though daytime temperatures are lovely and warm, you may benefit from packing a lightweight top for the evening as the temperature cools slightly. Generally, the trade winds make it feel cooler on the east side of the island at this time, with the northern parts seeing slightly more sunshine than the rest of the island.
Temperatures tend to be pretty mild at this time of year. Trade winds are strongest In the south and east of the island, whereas the west coast is more sheltered from these winds. There are still plenty of people sunbathing and swimming on the beach, but if you prefer sizzling hot temperatures, you may prefer to visit in the summer months.
This is one of the drier months in Mauritius. If you’re looking for some sunny weather without the intense summer heat, or the crowds, then you’ll enjoy visiting at this time. Similarly, surfers, sailors and windsurfers may take advantage of the strong winds on the east coast.
September and October both mark the months with the lowest rainfall. Temperatures begin to increase slightly, with plenty of sunshine, typically with more favourable weather on the north and west of the island and generally warmer on the coast than it is inland. Enjoy lovely sea temperatures around 23ºC.
October brings very warm and dry weather conditions with around 8 hours of sunshine per day, and very little rainfall. Many travellers like to visit at this time ahead of the hot humid summer conditions. It also coincides with the Hindu festival of Diwali ‘the Festival of Lights’ where celebrations span five days.
Peak season – This is one of the best months to visit as rainfall is still low but temperatures begin to increase as we enter the summer season, with an average of ten hours of sunshine per day! The water is warm and perfect for activities.
Humidity and rainfall both increase, although are not yet at their highest. However, for those seeking warmer temperatures during winter, this is a great time to go. Sit out in the evenings and enjoy warmer temperatures without the need for a jacket.