Discover the best time to go to Mauritius

Mauritius is a very popular destination for sun-seeking travellers. Situated in the heart of the Indian Ocean, this paradise island has everything you need for a dream holiday: mild weather, sandy beaches, water sports and cultural activities. Here’s everything you need to know about the climate and weather in Mauritius.

A tropical climate between two seasons

The overall climate of Mauritius is tropical. However, the weather in Mauritius can vary between east and west and between north and south. The Mauritian climate is divided into summer and winter, but the island remains humid all year round.

The hot and humid summer falls between November and April with temperatures ranging from 27°C to 34°C. You can also expect summer showers in Mauritius.

The mild winter starts in May and ends in October. Temperatures range between a pleasant 17 °C and 26 °C and the climate is drier.

When is the best time to visit Mauritius?

The best time to go to Mauritius depends on your planned activities.

Some people enjoy warm days spent in the sun at the beach, while others prefer milder temperatures activities like hiking, surfing, etc.

Whatever your preferences, the Mauritian climate remains very pleasant all year round.

Plan your trip between November and April to enjoy the island's beaches in the sun.

For a cultural experience, visit the capital Port-Louis** all year round. Make sure to also plan stops at the various historical monuments such as the Aapravasi Ghat Museum, the Citadel, the Central Market, Mount Thumb or the Place d'Armes.

Did you know?

Mauritius is not only known for its superb sandy beaches. The volcanic island is also home to magnificent waterfalls such as Rochester Falls, Chamarel (the largest of the island with a height of about 100 meters), and the famous Seven Cascades.

What to pack?

Take time to pack your luggage and ensure you have everything you need.

Make sure you pack light cotton or linen clothing and include a variety of shorts, tee-shirts, smarter shirts and dresses. Don’t forget to take a light jacket or sweater for windy or cooler days.

Sandals and a good pair of hiking boots for your excursions are essential.

And to avoid starting your Mauritius trip with a sunburn, make sure your pack plenty of sunscreen.

Diving all year round on the island

Diving enthusiasts can experience the incredible biodiversity in the oceans surrounding Mauritius. The water temperature fluctuates between 22°C and 28°C throughout the year. The northern areas are protected from the prevailing winds and offer the best conditions to discover the island's seabed.

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