Mauritius Holidays – Beautiful tropical island resorts
Mauritius is a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. Though close to Africa, it's more influenced by its British and French history and a large Indian community. Aside from the Mauritius Christmas and New Year period, it doesn't really have a high or low holiday season.
The capital city, Port Louis, bustles with commercial activity during the day. By night it is a laid back place perhaps, with the exception of new Le Caudan Waterfront with a casino, cinemas, shops, bars and restaurants. The food choice while on your holiday here is amazing, with Indian, Chinese, French, British and Creole all available. The Port Louis market has fruit, vegetables, meats and fish, crafts, clothing and spices and offers a glimpse in to the island life of Mauritius. The Natural History Museum is in the same area.
Mauritius is a picturesque island with thickly wooded mountain peaks and sugar cane fields that border the beautiful coast. The majority of the resorts and hotels cater for the all inclusive market. There are crystal clear waters and soft white sandy beaches. Unique features on the island are the extinct volcanoes dotted around the island. The varied landscape, good quality hotels and water sports facilities along with the stunning beaches make Mauritius an excellent beach holiday destination.
Weather in Mauritius
The winter in Mauritius is from July to September, when daytime temperatures are lower. With less rain and humidity, this is one of the best times to visit. Between January and April, the days can prove hot and humid. Rainfall in summer is minimal with fine dry weather continuing right up until October. Temperatures are moderately hot at 26C with 7 to 8 hours of daily sunshine, although strong sea breezes can occur from time to time. Daytime heat is rarely overbearing and sea temperatures remain warm and welcoming. This represents the ideal time to visit, particularly for families, with an enviable sunshine record, virtually guaranteed clear blue skies and pleasant temperatures.
Weather here does suffer from high humidity year round which can be uncomfortable for those unaccustomed to a tropical climate. December to April sees the majority of rainfall which can become prolonged and heavy accompanied by winds. The winter months also enjoy the warmest temperatures with up to 30C recorded in January and an excellent 7 hours of sunshine despite the possibility of wet weather. The south coast and central region receives most of the rain - up to twice as much as elsewhere - with higher ground also prone to downpours. Most days will nevertheless see a good deal of daytime sunshine and even in overcast conditions will feel pleasantly warm.