Chic Indian Ocean hideaway
Belle Mare’s beach is shaped like cresting waves, so there’s plenty of sand to go around. A coral reef shadows the coastline, creating snorkel-friendly waters for the exclusive oceanfront hotels.
Petite Bois Cheri is home to a world-class tea plantation and headline-grabbing hotel. You’ll find it in the southerly Savanne District, where orderly tea hills meet wild backcountry.
Set on the fringes of a national park, Chamarel delivers lush scenery, sugarcane plantations, and photogenic sand dunes. The coast is only a 10-minute drive away, too.
Flic en Flac is one of the most wanted towns in Mauritius, reeling in an ocean-loving crowd with a long, sandy shoreline of beachfront hotels and watersports outfits.
Flight time from the UK to Mauritius is 11 hours 50 minutes.
Mauritius is a year-round destination, with summer and winter months offering something different. The summer months, from October through to April, are perfect for beach lovers - days are long and temperatures are in the high 20s. There is the odd chance of a cyclone in the south of the island, though. The winter months (during the UK summer) are a little cooler, in the early 20s, so are ideal for hiking and exploring. If you’re planning on diving, the summer months are your best bet – the waters are warmer and (usually) calmer, and there’s more sea life around.
Visas are not required for Mauritius. You will receive a stamp in your passport valid for 60 days.
Tipping in Mauritius is appreciated, but not expected. In restaurants you can leave the small change or round the bill up if you received excellent service. Ensure you give your tip directly to the person whom you wish to receive it.
The official language of Mauritius is English.
No vaccines are required or recommended for Mauritius, however all routine immunisations should be up-to-date. For full details, please contact your GP.