Distinct from its island neighbours in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius offers everything from exotic wildlife and unique topography to sophisticated luxury, popular for honeymoons as well as family holidays. For those wishing to get close to nature, the Black River Gorges National Park in the southwest of the island is a must as it plays host to an abundance of protected native flora and fauna, including the endemic pink pigeon, fruit bat, gecko and orchid.

Yet, perhaps the image one has of Mauritius is its endless white sandy beaches melting into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, where over 1000 species of marine life exist amongst the coral reefs which encircle the island. The kaleidoscopic waters make Mauritius particularly rewarding for divers and snorkelers.

Mauritius is as much fascinating as it is beautiful - a melting pot of ethnic cultures where India meets Africa and where Hindu, Chinese, Christian and Muslim festivals are celebrated with equal passion. Music, dancing and language - Creole, the Lingua Franca and Sega - are practiced with passion, a result of mixed culture passed down through the ages.

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    Flight time from London
    12 hours
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    Time Zone
    UTC +4
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    Mauritius Rupee
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    Best Time to go
    May - December
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    Average Temperature
    23°C - 28°C

Featured Mauritius Luxury Resorts

An aerial view of The OneandOnly Le Saint Geran Mauritius

The Grande Dame of Mauritian hotels sets a new standard for ultra-luxury in the Indian Ocean with a multi-million pound facelift that has updated its much-loved features and introduced innovative new ones.

The main swimming pool of Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius Poste de Flacq, Mauritius

With suites and villas on the beach and standing on stilts over the lagoon, as well as restaurants, two spas and various watersports, Le Prince Maurice combines a castaway feel with excellent facilities.

The Oberoi

The beach of The Oberoi Mauritius Turtle Bay, Mauritius

Located in the stunning Baie Aux Tortues, the Oberoi lies within 20 acres of verdant gardens, with 600 metres of powdery white beach one of the best spas on the island.

Shanti Maurice

View over private swimming pool and ocean from Shanti Maurice, Mauritius Chemin Grenier, Mauritius

Surrounded by coral reefs, pristine white beaches and set amidst lavish gardens, Shanti Maurice offers unforgettable experiences for honeymooners and families alike.

The Frangipani wing at Shangri La Le Touessrok, Mauritius Trou d'Eau Douce, Mauritius

Set along the untouched eastern coast of Mauritius, the Shangri-La Le Touessrok is surrounded by white sandy beaches and all its rooms are beachfront with beautiful Indian Ocean views.

LUX Belle Mare

The facade of LUX Belle Mare, Mauritius Quatre Cocos, Mauritius

Thoughtful touches abound at LUX* Belle Mare, making it one of our first choices in Mauritius for both families and couples looking for a rewarding beach adventure.

Destination Specialist Chris Evans


Indian Ocean Specialist

  • "It was another great and particularly active holiday that was again very well organised by Red Savannah. Many thanks."

    C.F. - Mauritius

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