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  • Angela Mona

Reasons to Visit Mauritius : The Jewel of the Indian Ocean

Mauritius is a beautiful island nation located in the Indian Ocean, about 2,000 miles off the southeast coast of Africa.

It is known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush greenery.

The island has a rich history and culture that is reflected in its architecture, cuisine, and festivals.

If you’re planning a trip to Mauritius, there are plenty of things to see and do.

You can explore the colourful capital city of Port Louis, visit the Chamarel Waterfall and Black River Gorge National Park in South Mauritius, or relax on one of the many beautiful beaches around the island.

Mauritius is also home to a number of luxury resorts that offer world-class amenities and services. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, there’s something for everyone on this beautiful island.

Best time to visit

Mauritius has a mild climate all year round with an average temperature of 25ºC and a pleasant water temperature suitable for swimming.

However, some months are more agreeable than others depending on the activities and events you are interested in.

The best time to visit Mauritius is from May to December when the weather is cool, dry and sunny. This is also the time to avoid the peak of summer and winter, the only two seasons in Mauritius.

September is best for those who are on a budget, while October to December are the hottest months.

November is a good month to visit for the Diwali Festival of Lights.

Most popular tourist attractions

  • Chamarel: The village of Chamarel located in the south of the island is the most visited natural site in Mauritius. It is famous for its Seven Coloured Earth and Chamarel Waterfall.

  • Flic en Flac: Located completely to the west of the island, Flic en Flac is a small touristic coastal village. It has a long beach and a lagoon that offers various water activities such as snorkeling and diving.

  • Port Louis: The capital city of Mauritius has many attractions such as Aapravasi Ghat, Caudan Waterfront, Central Market, Chinatown, Fort Adelaide and Blue Penny Museum.

  • Le Morne: A peninsula located at the southwestern tip of Mauritius, it is famous for its beaches and water sports activities such as kite surfing.

  • Black River Gorges National Park: A national park located in the hilly south-western part of Mauritius, it is home to many endemic species of flora and fauna.

  • Pamplemousses Botanical Garden: A botanical garden located near Port Louis, it is famous for its giant water lilies and many species of plants.

  • Ile aux Cerfs: A small island located near the east coast of Mauritius, it is famous for its beaches and water sports activities such as parasailing and snorkeling.

  • Château Labourdonnais: A colonial mansion located in Mapou, it was built in 1856 by Christian Wiehe. It has been restored and converted into a museum that showcases Mauritian history and culture.


Mauritius is a beautiful island nation that has a lot to offer to its visitors. From its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters to its lush green forests and unique natural wonders, Mauritius is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. The island’s rich history and diverse culture also make it an interesting destination for those who want to learn more about the country’s past and present. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an exciting adventure, Mauritius has something for everyone.

I hope you enjoy your trip and have a great time exploring this amazing country!

xoxo , Angela & Lali , from Chasefortravel


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