When is the best time to visit Mauritius?
With its tropical climate, Mauritius can be visited all year round. Looking for sun and warmth? Then the best time to visit is from May to December, when the climate is mild and dry. The southern winter months, from June to September, are particularly pleasant, with cooler temperatures, lower fares and fewer crowds.
How to get to Mauritius for a holiday?
There are several options for getting to Mauritius. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is the main point of entry to the island. Numerous international flights operate here from Europe, Africa, Asia and other parts of the world. You can also dock at the port of the capital Port-Louis, if you arrive by boat.
Formalities for staying in Mauritius
Most visitors (but not EU nationals) require a tourist visa, which can be obtained on arrival for up to 90 days. A passport valid for the duration of the stay, a hotel reservation or accommodation address, and a return or onward ticket are required.
How to prepare for a trip to Mauritius?
Bring light, comfortable clothing, swimwear and sunscreen. Don't forget to bring mosquito repellent, sports or hiking shoes if you're planning to hike, and warmer clothes during the southern winter. Contact our reception service for reservations and airport transfers.
What to do in Mauritius
Mauritius is a paradise destination offering a multitude of exciting activities for travelers. Your stay promises to be intense and full of discovery. Whether you're a lover of history, water sports, hiking or aerial adventures, this island has everything to seduce you. During your stay in Mauritius, here are a few suggestions for activities you won't want to miss.
If you're interested in history and culture, be sure to visit the museums of Mauritius. The Apraavasi Ghat in Port-Louis provides an insight into the history of Mauritian immigration. The Museum of Natural History takes you on a journey in the footsteps of the dodo and the Blue Penny, which houses a valuable stamp collection, offers a fascinating insight into the island's postal history. L'Aventure du Sucre, located in a former sugar factory, plunges you into the history of the island's sugar industry and lets you discover the different stages of sugar production. These museums offer a unique and fascinating insight into the history and culture of Mauritius.
If you're a water sports enthusiast, Mauritius is the ideal place to indulge in or learn about exciting aquatic activities. Whether you choose scuba diving, kayaking, water-skiing or deep-sea fishing, the island's crystal-clear waters at ideal temperatures offer unforgettable experiences. Snorkel the magnificent coral reefs, swim alongside colorful tropical fish and discover the island's rich marine life. Take advantage of the trade winds to try your hand at surfing or kiteboarding.
To discover Mauritius in a totally unique and unforgettable way, take a helicopter flight over the island. Fly over the white sandy beaches, discover the coastline and cane fields, admire the turquoise lagoons and immortalize these spectacular landscapes from the air.
Take to the open seas and cruise the turquoise waters of Mauritius during your stay. Explore the beautiful surrounding islands by catamaran, follow the dolphin race, discover the richness of the seabed before a picnic on an islet of white sand and crystal-clear waters. You can relax on the beach, go snorkeling, or simply stroll around the island and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you.
What to eat on a holiday in Mauritius
During a stay in Mauritius, delight your palate with the variety and richness of its cuisine. With Indian, African, Chinese and European influences, Mauritian gastronomy is a fusion of exquisite flavors on the spice route. Creole cuisine, simple and tasty, promises culinary discoveries. Are you vegan? Many Mauritians are, and you won't have any trouble getting enough to eat. At our restaurant L'Atelier, in one of the island's many restaurants or as street food, embark on an exciting and exotic odyssey.
Street food is very popular in Mauritius. Take advantage of every stop to taste the famous "dhal puri", a delicious Indian bread stuffed with lentils, vegetables and spices, or a "mine bouillie", Chinese noodles deliciously accompanied by vegetables and meat. Next, discover "rougaille", a spicy dish made with meat or fish and tomato sauce, served with rice, as well as the curry that can be found on every Mauritian table. Finally, don't leave the island without trying "gâteaux piments", spicy lentil fritters.
Mauritius holidays for all the family
Mythic Suites & Villas in Mauritius offers an unforgettable experience for families in search of adventure and relaxation. Nestled in an enchanting setting, this luxury hotel offers spacious suites and villas specially designed for families seeking privacy, comfort and independence, with breathtaking views of the turquoise ocean and lush gardens. Feel at home in this secure, lush environment, with luxurious en-suite bedrooms. For a totally relaxing vacation, take advantage of our upscale hotel services, concierge service, daily housekeeping, dedicated children's area, swimming pool and L'Atelier restaurant, all just minutes from the charming Grand-Gaube beach.
Enjoy a couple's holiday in Mauritius
What could be more passionate than a stay in Mauritius to seal your oaths of love? Let's organize your honeymoon together, so you can disconnect from your daily routine and savor every moment you share on the other side of the world, in total intimacy.
For this romantic stay for two in a suite or villa, enjoy romantic decor, a dinner prepared by your private chef in your suite or villa, a duo massage and a floating breakfast. Plus, enjoy a 100% local aperitif served in your suite or villa.
Take advantage of our exclusive offer by booking in advance! Get a 15% discount if you book more than 60 nights before arrival, and a 20% discount if you book more than 90 nights before arrival.
For specific projects, please contact us for a personalized quote.
Take advantage of long stays in Mauritius too
With its relaxed lifestyle, ideal climate and idyllic scenery, Mauritius is one of the world's top long-stay destinations. This small country boasts a wealth of local attractions: cultural, natural, religious and ethnic diversity... A long stay in Mauritius allows you to take the time to travel. You can make the most of your stay in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Adopt the Mauritian lifestyle and enjoy the best possible experience.
Whether you're a digital nomad, on a retreat or on a break, simply set down your bags for two weeks or six months at Mythic Suites & Villas and feel immediately at home, in our charming hotel offering all the best hotel services, plus privacy, space and luxury.
Our suites and villas are fully equipped and beautifully furnished, with linen and beach towels provided, daily housekeeping, unlimited internet access, the possibility of setting up an office, a concierge to help you manage your activities, our restaurant L'Atelier, just twenty minutes from the capital, Port-Louis.
During your stay in Mauritius, renew your vows during a traditional Hindu ceremony in a temple. Embrace this special experience, walk around the fire seven times and learn about the beauty of Hindu symbolism during the ceremony, where you will exchange vows.
Mauritius is an ideal destination for a boat trip. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches while exploring the colourful coral reefs and nearby islets like Ile aux Cerfs and Ile Plate. Glass-bottom boats offer incredible views of marine life, while catamarans are perfect for a relaxing day at sea.
Whether you enjoy your own fully equipped kitchen to prepare small dishes or the services of a chef, discover the richness and diversity of Mauritian cuisine. There are many restaurants offering all types of cuisine within easy reach of your hotel residence.
Villa with private pool
In Mauritius, easy living is an art of living. With this in mind, we've designed our villas as cocoons of softness and comfort, with your well-being and privacy in mind. Enjoy your tropical garden, your gazebo and the freshness of your private swimming pool.
When is the best time to visit Mauritius?
Mauritius can be visited and enjoyed all year round. The very high tourist season runs from December to February during the hot and humid southern summer. Temperatures range from 25° to 32° and rainfall can be significant.
Off-season, the most pleasant months with low rainfall and the least crowded are April to June and September to November. Temperatures tend to be around 23°C during the day and drop at the end of the day, but are still pleasant.
Choose your season depending on the weather and the ideal temperatures to suit you.
Highlights of your stay in Mauritius
Mauritius has a lot to offer in terms of authenticity and surprises. From stunning beaches and crystal clear lagoons to historic museums and nightlife, explore the best of the island’s emblematic places.
Flic en Flac
This long and popular beach is located on the west coast. Bordered by filaos and white sand, it offers a perfect swim in its transparent waters all year round. Street food and many restaurants for lunch abound. Nightlife is also very popular with bars and discos.
The vibrant northern seaside resort is the touristic hub of Mauritius. Renowned for its turquoise lagoon and fine sandy beach, it is home to shopping centers, numerous restaurants where you can taste the local cuisine, a bazaar, bars and nightclubs.
Trou aux Biches
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Mauritius, Trou aux Biches is renowned for its clear waters and white sandy beaches. It is a popular destination for scuba diving, snorkeling and various water sports. It is also famous for its restaurants and bars.
Trou aux Cerfs
Trou aux Cerfs is an extinct volcanic crater located in the town of Curepipe in central Mauritius. It is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers a panoramic view over the surrounding mountains to the south and west coast.
Mahébourg is a charming village located on the south-east coast. Known for its rich historical and cultural heritage, it is home to several museums, monuments and historical sites such as the Naval Museum and the Notre-Dame-des-Anges Church. Nearby is the beautiful Blue Bay beach, home to a national marine reserve.
What to pack for a trip to Mauritius
With its year-round tropical climate, the basic wardrobe consists of T-shirts, shorts, swimming costumes, light dresses, jeans, blouses, SPF 50 sunscreen and comfortable, sporty shoes. You'll find a wide range of local sarongs, flip-flops and T-shirts to complete your summer wardrobe. In the winter months (June to mid-September), bring a jumper or a little wool for the evenings. Textiles and knitwear are renowned in Mauritius, and you will also find a number of shops selling the best international and local brands.
How to get around during your stay in Mauritius?
Mauritius is a very small island, with less than 2000 sq km. Distances between two places are rarely long. There are several ways to get around the island, depending on your wishes.
The most folkloric and economical way: the bus! An excellent public transport system operates throughout the island. There are bus stops everywhere and even if the timetables are not mentioned, the regularity of the passages means that you won't need to wait very long.
For a few months, a light metro has served the Curepipe-Port-Louis section. Fast and
above all, it is comfortable to avoid the numerous traffic jams between these two important cities, it also avoids the trouble of finding a car park in Port-Louis.
For an "accompanied" but independent visit: ask our concierge for a taxi affiliated to the hotel or recommended by us. They are excellent guides and will remain at your disposal throughout your visit.
It is also possible to rent a chauffeur-driven vehicle or to use one of the Tour Operators operating in our hotel residences for specific outings.
To explore the island in total freedom, you can rent a car at the airport or at the hotel. This option means that you will need to quickly master left-hand drive and deal with Mauritians' distinct attitude to traffic regulations.
Finally, many providers offer scooters for hire, ideal for short trips. For an exploration of Mauritius on a road bike, our partner offers Royal Enfield 350 motorbikes for the pleasure of riding in total freedom on sandy roads and off the beaten track.