Why Mauritius: As a beach destination, Mauritius has it all: azure seas, coral reefs, sandy beaches, a pleasant climate, beautiful scenery and friendly people. In general, hotels are of a high standard and the overall infrastructure is very good. With its multi-ethnic populace, the island offers delicious local Creole cuisine with many dishes unique to Mauritius.
Culture: Mauritius is a fascinating mix of peoples and cultures: the Creoles and Franco-Mauritians are descended from African and European settlers. Indians rub shoulders with Chinese, and temples and pagodas stand proudly beside Christian churches.
Climate: Mauritius has an ideal climate with average midday temperatures of 24°C in the cooler months to 30°C in the warmer months. May to November are cooler and drier whilst January to April are more humid. January and December fall within the cyclone period, although Mauritius seldom experiences cyclones.
Combine With: A big game wildlife safari in South Africa. Mauritius is an ideal extension to any safari in Southern or East Africa.
Getting There: Air Mauritius flies from Perth to the main Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius. There are also regular flights to the island from Johannesburg in South Africa, and Nairobi in Kenya.