With 330 kilometres of magnificent coastline, the island of Mauritius lies off the southeast coast of South Africa. The archipelago is made up of the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues, as well as a number of smaller islands. Mauritius is home to 1.3 million and is a melting pot of different cultures and religions; many Hindus, Chinese, Muslims and Europeans call the island their home. While English is the most widely used language, French and Mauritian Creole are also spoken.
Sandy Shores, Warm Sun
Mauritius is renowned for its gorgeous beaches and turquoise ocean. Their beaches are perfect for swimming, sailing, snorkeling, scuba-diving and any water sports you can think of! Some of the most popular public beaches include Grand Bay, Pereybere, Belle Mare, Blue Bay, Le Morne and Tamarin. With a tropical climate, Mauritius is a great place to visit all year round. The average temperature throughout the year is 30° C and temperatures are warmest during the wet season (November to May). The best time of year to enjoy the vibrant beaches and towns is during the dry season, between May and November.
Travelling Around the Island
Getting around the island is a breeze, with a number of fun and economical ways to travel. Discover the island on your own in a rental car, travel by train or take a taxi to your next destination. Explore the island at your leisure by bicycle or motorbike, both available for rent. For the ultimate sightseeing experience, take a helicopter tour with a bird’s-eye view of the marvelous island.