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What is the best time of year to visit Mauritius?

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Put short, there’s never a time not to visit Mauritius. This beautiful island, blessed with some of the finest beaches in the world, bursting with things to do and home to friendly and hospitable locals, is a pleasure to visit all year round.

With a classic tropical climate, the sun-kissed island of Mauritius boasts warm weather all year round, making it a fantastic winter holiday destination. That said, there are certain times of the year that are more climatically-comfortable on Mauritius than others.

Mid-autumn is considered one of the best times of the year to visit Mauritius.

When the weather in Europe and much of the northern hemisphere starts to become colder and the skies become increasingly grey, the climate in the Indian Ocean island can be described as nothing short of perfect.

During mid-autumn, namely October, the island is heating up after the slightly cooler months of winter. The rainier, humid season has yet to kick in and this is the time of year that generally has the least rainfall on Mauritius. Long sunny days are almost guaranteed in October on Mauritius, particularly along the west coast, where flat, tranquil and calm beaches make this side of the island a favoured place to stay for families with young children.

The calm, sunny, warm and dry weather of this time of year, is perfect for exploring the island’s beguiling underwater world. Now’s the time to make the most of the quality and abundant water sport facilities on the island and explore its incredible coral lagoons, whilst snorkelling amongst the tropical marine life or enjoying this underwater oasis from glass-bottomed boat.

Head to Mauritius’ west coast where you’ll find the island’s best diving centres to become acquainted with the exotic marine life that live off this tropical coastline. With weather this perfect, mid-autumn is the best time to spot dolphins, sea turtles and other breathtakingly beautiful multicoloured fish darting around the warm, calm ocean.

If the idea of basking in the sun on a powder-white beach seeking shade from an ancient palm tree while sipping an iced cocktail sounds like your idea of heaven, you may want to visit Mauritius during its summer months, from November to April, when the climate is hot and humid. During the summer season, the sea temperature is typically 27 degrees Celsius, compared to a cooler 22 degrees Celsius during the winter months.

The island’s wet season is from January to March, and its winter runs from May to October, when the temperature drops from hot to pleasantly milder.

What time of the year you visit this magical island will depend on what you are looking for from your holiday to one of the most exotic and beautiful destinations on the planet. Whilst the weather might vary from month-to-month, one thing is guaranteed on Mauritius, you’ll enjoy the most incredible of scenery, the most breath-taking of beaches and a holiday that you will remember for eternity.

If you are looking to stay in top-quality accommodation on this sun-drenched, picture-perfect island, The Mauritius Holiday Experts can find you the best offers for accommodation on Mauritius.   

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