Best time to travel to Mauritius

Sugar Cane Bloom

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

Sugar Cane Bloom in Mauritius 2019 - Best Time
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In 1598 the Dutch introduced sugar from Java on the island. Ever since, sugarcane became one of the most popular plants in Mauritius, providing the island with great harvests and a fine income.

Nowadays sugarcane is cultivated on 72,000 hectares—85% of the arable land of Mauritius. And once a year, right before it is harvested, sugarcane starts to blossom. It dresses up into white or pink flowers, which cover the whole island creating a truly fascinating spectacle.