Mauritius Holidays

Escape to laidback luxury location with our Mauritius holidays – a diverse island waiting to be explored. It brings together a vibrant mix of Indian, French, Creole, and Chinese cultural influences. Boasting beautiful landscapes by mixing jungle-covered mountains, waterfalls, and wonderful white sand beaches. Holidays to Mauritius will enchant all those who step upon this country's shores. Famed for its pure shores, diverse culture, sugar cane fields, as well as some of the finest resorts in the world, it’s easy to see why Mauritius is one of our most popular destinations.

Soak in some rays on the beautiful beaches. Spoil yourself with a spot of retail therapy in Grand Baie. And take time to see a lively Sega show to experience authentic Creole culture, music, and dance.

Why not visit the Seven Coloured Earths? – A unique natural phenomenon that’s not to be missed. Dive or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of any coast of Mauritius, and witness the abundance of marine life beneath, before kicking back and relaxing at your boutique beachfront accommodation. Mauritius truly offers island paradise with a difference.

The flight time to Mauritius is approximately 11 and a half hours, so why not twin your holiday with a stay in South Africa, just four hours away for the island? From winelands to safaris, it offers the perfect contrast to your Mauritian oasis. Dubai is also a great stopover destination where you can indulge in the vibrant city life before your relaxing escape to Mauritius.  

Destination Highlights
  • Diverse landscape to be explored
  • Surround yourself with the Creole culture
  • Beautiful beaches to laze upon
  • Hotels and resorts to suit all tastes with ample activity and relaxation
  • Easy to combine with Reunion Island, Dubai and South Africa holidays

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa

Flic en Flac

H&J Rating

Guide Price

€3,189 pp

Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa

LUX* Grand Gaube

Mauritius

H&J Rating

Guide Price

€2,439 pp

LUX* Grand Gaube

One&Only Le Saint Geran

Mauritius

H&J Rating
One&Only Le Saint Geran
Infinity pool, Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel

Mauritius

H&J Rating

Guide Price

€1,859 pp

Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel

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.

  • Mauritius

    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

Best travel weather

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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

Good travel weather

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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

Good travel weather

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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

Best travel weather

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Avg. rainfall
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.
  • Omkar

    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.”

  • Karen

    Destination Specialist

    "Visit Grand Baie. Enjoy a variety of tasty street food cooked right in front of you, before heading for a drink and live entertainment at local spot – Banana Beach Club.”

  • Tejal, Destination Specialist

    Tina

    Destination Specialist

    “Combine your stay on Mauritius with a few days on the neighbouring island of Reunion. Visit one of the world’s most active volcanoes - Piton de la Fournaise.”

Our Mauritius destinations

Paradise Cove headland

Mauritius

Anse La Raie

Anse La Raie
Red roof church

Mauritius

Cap Malheureux

Cap Malheureux
Beach

Mauritius

Grand Baie

Grand Baie
Beach

Mauritius

Grand Gaube

Grand Gaube
Frangipani

Mauritius

Flic en Flac

Flic en Flac
Le Morne

Mauritius

Le Morne

Le Morne

Mauritius

Pointe aux Pimentes

Pointe aux Pimentes

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
Beach

Mauritius

Blue Bay

Blue Bay

Mauritius

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay
Sailing

Mauritius

Balaclava

Balaclava
Frederica Nature Reserve

Mauritius

Bel Ombre

Bel Ombre

Types of Mauritius holidays

Le Morne

Mauritius Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

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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