Mauritius

Crystal lagoons, palm fringed beaches and an interior opening up to visitors

Long visited for its beaches, visitors to Mauritius are now straying from the coast to visit the island’s rich cultural and geographical sights.  Mauritius is a fantastic place to fly and flop.  There are luxury, adults only, and family friendly hotels on the island.  But if you are a more active traveller Mauritius has plenty to offer.  Even more so when combined with nearby La Reunion, Rodrigues or South Africa which is a direct five hour flight away.  Highlights of Mauritius include:

  • Crystal lagoons and palm fringed beaches
  • kite surfing off the south west coast
  • watching wild dolphins in Tamarin Bay
  • hiking to the top of Le Morne or through the Black River Gorges National Park
  • botanical gardens
  • Big game fishing
  • Golf  
  • Twin centres with La Reunion, Madagascar, Rodrigues and South Africa
  • Flying time: 12 hours
  • Time difference: + 4 hours
  • Currency: Mauritian Rupee
  • Best time of year to travel: Year round except January and February

Ideas for a trip to Mauritius

Here are some ideas for trips to Mauritiusall of which can be adapted for you and we are always happy to create a bespoke trip from scratch.

Twin Centre Mauritius

from £3000 per person
6 days exploring Mauritius' beautiful interior followed by four days relaxing on the beach in the peaceful south

Safari and Beach

from £3595 per person
4 days in Cape Town, 4 days safari in non-malarial Marakele park followed by 5 nights at 5*beach hotel in Mauritius

Family Mauritius

from £1245 pp per week
one or two weeks in a family friendly hotel with sheltered beach, children's clubs and activities

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions that haven't been answered here? Send your questions to enquiries@shearwatertravel.co.uk and we'll try our best to help.

On arrival, your passport will be stamped allowing entry to the country for 60 days

Ensure your vaccinations are up to date and consider  Hep B and typhoid. Mauritius is malaria free but there are mosquitos so take repellent and always check for latest health updates here 

Mauritius is warm all year round but at its best and hottest from October through to December.  During the UK summer holidays in July and August there are trade winds in Mauritius which bring the temperatures down to 23/24 degrees during the day so a cardigan or jumper may be needed in the evenings.  We advise against travel in January and February due to cyclones.  

Yes.  Air Mauritius flies non-stop from Heathrow and British Airways from Gatwick.  

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