An actionable guide for a stay in Mauritius

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You have decided to go to Mauritius for your next vacation? Now you just need to know more about this paradise destination!

In this guide, our experts offer you practical information for a stay in Mauritius. You will find all the useful information to prepare your vacations in one of the most beautiful destinations of the Indian Ocean.

The preferred season

First of all, it is important to know that the year is divided into two major seasons on the island. There is the southern summer and the southern winter. Therefore, familiarizing yourself with the weather in Mauritius would be an advantage during the preparation of your trip.

Moreover, having a map of Mauritius at hand is good but do you know where to go and visit during your vacations? Knowing the best restaurants, the most beautiful beaches of the island, the best activities to do and the best hotels in Mauritius, are essential things to prepare your stay.

The top beaches of Mauritius

Among the most beautiful beaches of Mauritius, you will discover :

– The beach of Troux aux Biches which is located in the North of Mauritius. You will also find several restaurants along the coastal road that offer delicious dishes!

– The beach of Flic en Flac which is located in the West of the island. You will find banks, restaurants, bars, discotheques and much more in the vicinity!

– The beach of Blue Bay which is located on the east coast of Mauritius. This beach is ideal for sailing and diving!

After all, what would be a stay in the Indian Ocean islands like Mauritius, if you do not know the most beautiful beaches? There are also unique activities to enjoy.

Mauritian shopping: a little shopping is a good opportunity to bring back typical Mauritian souvenirs. Or simply to renew your wardrobe at interesting prices. Try your luck with Grand Baie La Croisette which is located in the North or even Bagatelle Mall in the center of Mauritius.

Top activities for a vacation in Mauritius

Although Mauritius is popular for its hotels and beautiful beaches, this island is ideal for various outdoor activities. During your trip, enjoy unique experiences such as:

  • Golf: : Swing enthusiasts will be delighted with their stay thanks to the famous golf courses on the island. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the exceptional Heritage Golf Course located in Bel Ombre.
  • Water sports: Who says ”vacation in Mauritius” also says water sports! This destination is very popular for various sensational activities such as diving, water skiing, surfing, windsurfing and many others.
  • Magic cruises : let yourself be seduced by exceptional cruises through Mauritius. Moreover, Croisières Australes is the specialist of catamaran cruises on the island. Try your luck for unforgettable moments!
  • Heritage Nature Reserve: between quad, buggy, 4X4 rides, unique hikes in an incredible nature, as well as the Bay2Bay activity which takes you to discover the most beautiful places of the south of the island. A visit to the nature reserve in the heart of Bel Ombre promises great experiences during your stay. It would be ideal for a family holiday in Mauritius.

Public holidays

There are 13 major public holidays in the year, 6 of which are on fixed dates:

  • New Year’s Day: January 1st and 2nd
  • Independence Day / Republic Day: March 12
  • Labor Day: May 1st
  • All Saints’ Day: Catholic holiday celebrated on November 1, which is a public holiday every other year, alternating with Assumption Day on August 15
  • Christmas: Catholic holiday celebrated on December 25.
  • There are 7 other holidays that are related to religious ceremonies. Dates vary each year:There are 7 other holidays that are related to religious ceremonies. The dates vary every year:
  • Thaipoosam Cavadee: Tamil festival celebrated around mid-January / early February
  • Maha Shivaratree: Hindu festival celebrated around February/March.
  • Spring Festival: Chinese New Year celebrated in early February
  • Ugadi: Hindu New Year celebrated in March
  • Eid-Ul-Fitr: Muslim holiday marking the end of the month of Ramad

Find the right accommodation

You will find plenty of accommodation options for your stay in Mauritius. We advise you to rent a private villa if you’re looking for both luxury and practical freedom to scout the island. Our top recommendation is Smart Villas Mauritius, which offers a range of exceptional villas, with built-in concierge services.

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