Overview for Mauritius
Mauritius is an exotic island in the Indian Ocean some 6000 km west of Perth, and lies just north of the Tropic of Capricorn. The cosmopolitan blend of French, British, Indian, Chinese and Creole cultures creates an island of rich diversity in culture.
Its cuisine is influenced by the culinary traditions of three continents and enhanced by the island’s tropical fruit, vegetables and seafood. Its unique reputation has been built upon the welcoming nature of its friendly people. Apart from the beautiful beaches and your resort water sports and activities, Mauritius can offer a number of sightseeing opportunities, which delve into the country’s interesting history, unique mix of cultures, mouth watering cuisine and scenic beauty.
Best Time to Travel
The climate in Mauritius, Seychelles and Mozambique is similar, with coastal temperatures rarely dropping below 20º in winter and reaching 33º – 36º in summer. The islands are influenced by the trade winds and hence bring some rain during December to March.
When to go
Mauritius is a volcanic island lying about 800km off Madagascar’s East Coast. The country includes the island of Rodrigues, and other scattered coral atolls such as Cargados Carajos and Agalega. All the islands are surrounded by coral reefs and have a tropical summer (average temperatures 25°C to 30°C) from November to April and a slightly cooler winter between May and October.