Situated in the southwest of the island, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is the most common entry point. Compared to other Indian Ocean archipelagos, the charms of Mauritius are contained on one island, and there is much to do outside the resorts. The most convenient form of land travel is by chauffeured car, and you could even drive from north to south in an hour and a half. Helicopter transfers are recommended, especially from the airport, and come with exceptional views.
Climate & seasons
Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate, however from June to October the weather gets cooler and is not attuned for beach leisure. It can also rain quite heavily during peak cyclone season, which falls between January and February. Meanwhile, peak season is November to May, with Christmas and New Years being the most expensive times to visit.
Where to go
With luxury resorts located all over the island, there is not much limit on where to go. Nevertheless, the three main areas are Le Morne in the southwest, vibrant Grand Baie in the north, and the postcard-perfect east coast. While the north and west have more amenities and attractions, the vibe in the south and east is quieter and more laidback.
What to do
The multifaceted collection of experiences here makes it a playground suited to all tastes and moods. From seductive beach estates to laze in, to thrilling watersports, set the pace according to your preference. Sail the seas on a catamaran cruise, and relish a dynamic reef dive. Savour the many golf courses available - the island boasts the best tracks in the Indian. Picture cultural tours through colourful capital Port Louis, and nature trips to waterfalls, botanic gardens and stunning national parks. Private tastings and culinary workshops can also easily be arranged.