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Mauritius Holidays

Wake up in paradise every day when you book one of our Mauritius holidays. Enjoy 300 kilometres of unspoilt coastline, discover tropical fish when you swim, snorkel or scuba dive in the crystal clear turquoise waters and explore dense rainforests which are filled with colourful and majestic wildlife.

Whether you want a holiday where you can kick back and relax on white sandy beaches, or if you want to find your adventurous side by learning to kitesurf or parasail, then Mauritius is where you need to be. Check out Port Louis and wander down the Caudan Waterfront to get a feel for the local life, to do some shopping, or to learn more about the history of Mauritius in the Mauritius Natural History Museum. Be sure to visit local eateries and restaurants in Port Louis to sample exquisite Mauritius cuisine.

Treat your mind, soul and body on a Mauritius holiday

Explore Mahebourg, which is situated on the undeveloped south of the island. Mahebourg allows you to see what Mauritian life is really like and invites you to experience some remarkable wonders such as Ile aux Aigrettes, the Lion Mountain and unique, wild landscapes that are picture perfect. Spend time discovering the island’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Aapravasi Ghat and Le Morne Cultural Landscape. Learn about the use of ‘free’ labour that the British Government used to replace slaves in 1834 at the Aapravasi Ghat and hear stories about the indentured Indian labourers who worked in sugar plantations on the island.

Extend your stay and see more of this beautiful part of the world, with our multi-centre Mauritius packages. Combine your Mauritius holiday with a trip to Rodrigues and enjoy peace and quiet on deserted long stretching beaches and delightful swims in the secluded bays.

Destination Highlights
  • Marvel at the multi coloured geological formation at the Chamarel plain, compromising seven different colours
  • Stroll around the Pamplemousses Royal Botanical garden to enjoy rare exotic plants, including giant water lilies and the Talipot Palm
  • Unearth the history of the tea industry in Mauritius at the Le Domaine des Aubineaux, a plantation built in 1819
  • Pack a picnic and spot unique wildlife as you hike through the rainforest in the Black River Gorges National Park

Our favourite hotels

Browse our luxury accommodation options to find the perfect place to rest your head after a long day of adventuring and exploring the beautiful island of Mauritius.

Heritage Awali Golf and Spa Resort

Mauritius

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €1,919  pp

Heritage Awali Golf and Spa Resort
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Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort

Mauritius

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €2,789  pp

Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Wellness Resort
Ravenala beach

The Ravenala Attitude

Mauritius

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €2,199  pp

The Ravenala Attitude
a view of a large body of water

LUX* Grand Gaube

Mauritius

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €2,439  pp

LUX* Grand Gaube

Time Zone

GMT +4 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 12 hours; Indirect flights via the Middle East are available from Dublin daily.

Currency

MUR - Mauritian Rupee

Visa Information

Irish citizens don’t need to obtain a visa for travel to Mauritius.

Language

Creole, French and English is widely spoken.

Health Information

No special vaccinations are required for travel to Mauritius.

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the Garden of Eden when you visit Mauritius. This scenic island nation home to the Mauritian Creole language, will impress you with glorious lagoons, dramatic mountains and incredible reefs. Its cultural Sega shows are going to enchant you and its deserted beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world.

  • Watersports in Mauritius

    Diving

    If you’re a keen diver, you’re in an underwater paradise in Mauritius. The island is encircled by a barrier reef that comprises more than 200 coral species. You’ll discover everything from Angel and Butterfly fish to dolphins and humpback whales.

  • Giant lily pad

    Natural wonders

    With its giant lily pads and famous Baobabs, you won’t want to miss the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens. This island plays home to everything from the Mauritius kestrel to macaque monkeys and the echo parakeet.

  • Cycling

    Discover Mauritius by E-bike

    An electrically assisted bicycle is the very best way to experience the islands beauty and meet hospitable locals. Enjoy stunning scenery, sandy beaches, sugarcane fields, rolling hills and lively towns at your own pace.

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    Bustling Markets

    Enjoy the hustle and bustle of everyday Mauritian life at the busy local markets. From textiles to clothing and local produce, soak up the sights and barter for a bargain. The markets of Mauritius offer a fantastic representation of everyday Mauritian life.

  • Hot stone treatment

    Spas and Wellness

    Unwind at one of Mauritius’ luxurious spas, perfect for a spot of me-time. Escape the world and enjoy a treatment or two to truly relax and top up your wellbeing.

Best time to go Mauritius

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

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Mauritius
28ºC
228mm

Average weather in February

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Mauritius
28ºC
228mm

Average weather in March

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Mauritius
28ºC
178mm
  • National Day Celebrations occur on the 13th March. A public holiday on the island, shops, restaurants and homes proudly display their huge colourful flag.

Average weather in April

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Mauritius
27ºC
178mm

Average weather in May

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Mauritius
26ºC
101mm

Average weather in June

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Mauritius
24ºC
76mm

Average weather in July

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Mauritius
23ºC
76mm

Average weather in August

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Mauritius
23ºC
76mm
  • Tour de Maurice takes hold this month with international cyclists joining Mauritius in this event.

Average weather in September

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Mauritius
24ºC
50mm
  • Ganesh Chaturthi is the celebration of Ganesh, the God of wisdoms' birthday. Large processions and pilgrimages with large statues of Ganesh immersed in water with street parades and celebrations.

Average weather in October

Good travel weather

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Mauritius
25ºC
50mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

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Mauritius
27ºC
50mm
  • Head to Bel Ombre and watch the AfrAsia Mauritius Golf Open

Average weather in December

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Mauritius
28ºC
152mm
  • Porlwi by Light sees the capital city, Port Louis illuminated the first week of December. Cultural artists and performers line the streets.
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    Omkar

    Destination Specialist

    “Mauritius is famous for its extinct "Dodo" bird, and its skeleton can be found at the National History museum of Mahebourg. The island also has a rich history, under the Dutch, French and British occupation - and the remnants are still present today.”

     

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    Karen

    Destination Specialist

    “The best way to discover Mauritius is either by bicycle or foot. Don’t confine yourself to your resort when vibrant streets, hidden waterfalls and local markets are waiting to be discovered.”

  • Maha Shivaratri

    Join the locals and take part in the biggest religious celebrations in Mauritius. Maha Shivaratri, which translates as the “Great Night of Lord Shiva”, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates Lord Shiva. Maha Shivaratri takes place in February/March and involves devotees carrying handmade structures known as kanwars, often made from colourful bamboo, from their homes to Ganga Talao – which is a sacred lake. At the lake’s water, devotees will offer prayers and collect the sacred water.

  • Diwali

    Get involved with Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, held in November 2020. Mauritians celebrate Diwali for five days, with the final day being considered a public holiday, where locals will clean their homes in preparation to welcome Lakshmi. Diwali in Mauritius is unlike any religious festival and involves the locals decorating their homes, the streets and the squares with brightly coloured lights to welcome light into their homes and lives. You can also expect to see a dazzling firework display, sample delicious homemade sweets and dishes and speak to the locals.

     

  • The National Day

    Learn about the Mauritian National Day on the 12th March, which marks the date when Mauritius claimed its independence from Britain in 1968. This day also celebrates the creation of the Republic of Mauritius, which took place in 1992. Across the island, Mauritians display the pride they have for their nation by putting up their country’s colourful flag, attending an official flag raising ceremony, watching military parades and listening and dancing to live music.

  • Thaipoosam Cavadee

    Don’t miss the Thaipoosam Cavadee religious festival in Mauritius. The festival takes place in January/February and is a colourful, exciting experience where native Tamil devotees purify and cleanse their souls for 10 days. During Thaipoosam Cavadee, you’ll get the chance to see devotees engaging in ablution rituals where they go down to the riverbanks and purify their souls.

     

Our Mauritius destinations

Beach

Mauritius

Grand Gaube

Grand Gaube
Frangipani

Mauritius

Flic en Flac

Flic en Flac
a tree with a sunset in the background

Mauritius

Pointe aux Pimentes

Pointe aux Pimentes
a sunset over a fire

Mauritius

Trou d'Eau Douce

Trou d'Eau Douce
Lagoon View

Mauritius

Pointe Jerome

Pointe Jerome
Lux* Belle Mare beach

Mauritius

Belle Mare

Belle Mare
Frederica Nature Reserve

Mauritius

Bel Ombre

Bel Ombre
Paradise Cove headland

Mauritius

Anse La Raie

Anse La Raie
Red roof church

Mauritius

Cap Malheureux

Cap Malheureux

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Mauritius take around 11 hours and 55 minutes. There are currently daily direct flights from London Heathrow with Air Mauritius and three-five direct flights a week from Gatwick Airport with British Airways. There are also indirect options from other UK airports with Emirates, Air France, and KLM.

Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, around 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa and around 700 miles east of Madagascar. It’s around 226 miles north east of Reunion Island. 

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