Best time to visit Mauritius

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Mauritius

Best time of year to visit Mauritius

Each period on the island has its pros and cons, but May through December is deemed the best time to visit Mauritius. These months provide deserted beaches, cooler temperatures, and stronger winds—quite a pleasure for surfers and kitesurfers.

On top of that, the accommodation prices in summer are significantly lower. After the coldest months of July and August, the temperatures start to rise gradually and the number of sunshine hours begins to increase. This makes the period between September and November the most comfortable on the island.

As the hot summer goes on, the level of humidity rises vigorously, attracting crowds to spend time at the beach. Even though Mauritius sees its heaviest rains during February and March, summer conditions suit perfectly for diving and popular deep-sea fishing.

10 THINGS TO DO IN MAURITIUS (DECEMBER 05 - DECEMBER 14)

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

March–December • activity

An impressive variety of rarest birds can be found in the forests of Mauritius

Giant Water Lilies

Giant Water Lilies

December–March • nature

One of the most impressive sights of Mauritian nature—giant water lilies

Diving and Snorkelling

Diving and Snorkelling

December–March • activity

The waters of Mauritius hide many treasures

Tamarind Falls

Tamarind Falls

November–May • nature

Take a hike into the depth of Mauritian forest towards beautiful hidden waterfalls

Beach Season

Beach Season

November–January | April–May • activity

Mauritius is a beach paradise. No further explanation needed

Horse Racing

Horse Racing

March–early December • activity

Spend your weekend like a local at the Champ de Mars watching horse racing

Lychees

Lychees

November–January • food

Try Mauritian lychees famous for their tender and juicy taste

Blooming of Exotic Flowers

Blooming of Exotic Flowers

December–January • nature

Witness how Mauritius turns into a colourful flowerbed

Flamboyant Tree Blossom

Flamboyant Tree Blossom

November–January • nature

Observe how the whole of Mauritius dresses in red as the Flamboyant Tree starts to blossom

Deep-Sea Fishing Season

Deep-Sea Fishing Season

November–April • activity

Mauritius is a dream destination for fishermen from all over the world

15 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Maha Shivaratree Celebration

Maha Shivaratree Celebration

March 11, 2021 • event

Join hundreds of Hindus at the mass pilgrimage during the Maha Shivaratri celebration

Thaipoosam Cavadee

Thaipoosam Cavadee

January 28, 2021 • event

Witness the most extraordinary and spiritual celebration that includes fasting and body piercing

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

September 11, 2021 • event

Once a year all of Mauritius celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi—the birthday of the youngest son of Hindu gods Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha

Chinese Guava Season

Chinese Guava Season

April • food

Enjoy the finest Chinese Guava in Mauritius

Surfing

Surfing

June–August • activity

Explore windy shores of Mauritius on your surfboard

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

July–November • activity

The majestic creatures come closer to the shores for you to witness their greatness

Climbing Le Morne Brabant

Climbing Le Morne Brabant

June–September • activity

Conquer the formidable yet beautiful Le Morne Brabant

Hiking

Hiking

April–late October • activity

You can cross the island in 24 hours, but you won't cover all of the hiking trails in a year!

Kiteival

Kiteival

2018 cancelled • event

Enjoy a great event of kiting and fun!

Indian Ocean Triathlon

Indian Ocean Triathlon

November 14, 2020 • event

Run, cycle, and swim through Mauritian beauty

Pineapple Season

Pineapple Season

January–March • food

Try the famously sweet Mauritian pineapple

Porlwi by Light Festival

Porlwi by Light Festival

November 29–December 03, 2017 • event

Don't miss the most important event in the cultural life of Mauritius

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing

May–September • activity

Whether you’re an amateur or a pro, you’ll have a great kitesurfing experience in Mauritius

Breadfruit Season

Breadfruit Season

June–August • food

Enjoy a wide range of meals from breadfruit

Sugar Cane Bloom

Sugar Cane Bloom

June • nature

In June, the whole island dresses in sugarcane’s blossoms

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