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The main appeal of this fabled paradise, whose islands are dispersed over the Indian Ocean, are its stunning beaches, which include gorgeous ribbons of sand lapped by turquoise waters and framed by lush hills, palm trees, and stones reminiscent of Dali. Beyond the beach, the warm waters with an abundance of marine life are ideal for diving and snorkeling.

Destination in a Nutshell

455 km²






Quick Facts

  • First discovered by Arab and Malay sailors, Mauritius has an extraordinary past, having been colonized by the Dutch, French and British.

  • The long-extinct Dodo bird was endemic to Mauritius, with the main island of Mauritius being the only known habitat of the flightless bird.

  • Mauritius is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are Aapravasi Ghat and Le Morne Brabant, both of which stand today as reminders of the country’s past.

  • The small island nation is home to over 1.2 million people which means that it not only has the highest population density in Africa but one of the highest in the world.

  • Currency: Mauritian rupee

  • Language: English

  • Time zone: GMT +4

Best Time to Visit:

Shoulder Season: April to May and September to November
  • There are less visitors in these months and it is easier to book accommodation.

  • The weather is perfect for visiting the islands and outdoor activities such as water sports, hiking and whale watching.

High Season: July to August and December to January
  • It's the dry season in July and August.

  • These months are the holidays of a large part of the world population, making finding a hotel difficult and higher prices.

Low Season: February, March, and June
  • These months are cheaper, quiet with fewer visitors and almost as appealing as visiting during the more popular months.


All of our programs can also be tailored to match your needs and preferences.

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