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

Birdwatching

March–December • activity

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

Giant Water Lilies

December–March • nature

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

Diving and Snorkelling

December–March • activity

The waters of Mauritius hide many treasures

Tamarind Falls

November–May • nature

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

Beach Season

November–January | April–May • activity

Mauritius is a beach paradise. No further explanation needed

Blooming of Exotic Flowers

December–January • nature

Witness how Mauritius turns into a colourful flowerbed

Lychees

November–January • food

Try Mauritian lychees famous for their tender and juicy taste

Flamboyant Tree Blossom

November–January • nature

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

Horse Racing

March–early December • activity

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

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

March 04, 2019 • event

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

Porlwi by Light Festival

2018 (cancelled) • event

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

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

September 14, 2018 • event

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

Thaipoosam Cavadee

January 31, 2018 • event

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

Climbing Le Morne Brabant

June–September • activity

Conquer the formidable yet beautiful Le Morne Brabant

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

July 23–31, 2017 • event

Enjoy a great event of kiting and fun!

Whale Watching

July–November • activity

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

Surfing

June–August • activity

Explore windy shores of Mauritius on your surfboard

Chinese Guava Season

April • food

Enjoy the finest Chinese Guava in Mauritius

Pineapple Season

January–March • food

Try the famously sweet Mauritian pineapple

Kitesurfing

May–September • activity

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

Breadfruit Season

June–August • food

Enjoy a wide range of meals from breadfruit

Sugar Cane Bloom

June • nature

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

Indian Ocean Triathlon

November 07, 2018 • event

Run, cycle, and swim through Mauritian beauty