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 News - 24-Dec-2013

Beat The Winter Blues And Head To Mauritius

As the year draws to a close and the festive season almost upon us, the long dark nights are adding to the winter blues. This is the time to start planning next year's holiday and where better to go than Mauritius, the tropical island with luxury hotels situated by white sandy beaches, and a spectacular backdrop of volcanic mountains.

Once a haunt for pirates, Mauritius is now better known for its legendary hospitality, spectacular beaches and watersports, and a place where over 100,000 British visitors enjoy Mauritius holidaysevery year. Yet this tropical island nation offers so much more than sun, sea, and sand – it is an island filled with remnants of the British colonial era, Indian temples and botanical gardens, and a culture that is unique.

Weather Outlook

With Mauritius being located just twenty degrees south of the equator, the island is usually associated with winter sun and is promoted as an ideal all-year round destination. The peak season runs from October to April with hot and humid weather and the chance of some rain, especially on the central plateau. This is the best time to head to the beach and work on the tan, though with the slight risk of cyclones at this time of year, be prepared to spend some time indoors.

Winter in Mauritius runs from May to September. The weather is warm and dry and there is very little in the way of mosquitoes. This is the season that attracts many tourists, with temperatures reaching 25ºC and less risk of rain. Enjoying outdoor activities is made much more pleasant by the warm and dry weather, and this is the season where surfers will find the best waves.

Holiday Activities

Mauritius may be small but there is plenty to do on the island paradise. Many head to the white sand beaches to simply relax and soak up the sun. Others will head to the sea where the clear waters make diving conditions perfect for catching a glimpse of exotic marine life. Big game fishing is best enjoyed in summer when blue marlins are abundant, although other fish such as tuna can be caught all year round.

Keen riders may enjoy riding the scenic trails on retrained and retired racehorses, while hikers can explore the island's basalt mounds on a guided hike with Yanature. More sedate activities include taking a tour of the tea-processing factory at Rivière des Anguilles, ending in a glimpse of the island's rich tea history.

We are a travel operator located in the UK. We cater to all UK tourists who want to stay in a relaxing country for a few weeks away from home, or as part of a tour of the Indian Ocean region. Our Mauritius holidays put people where they want to be with all the activities they want to experience at the most competitive prices.

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