11 hours 40 minutes
GMT +4 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever if arriving from endemic area
Best time to travel
May - December
Mauritius experiences a hot and humid summer from December to April and cooler, drier conditions from May to November. Under the influence of the prevailing south-easterly winds, the east coast is slightly cooler and wetter than the west. The winds can bring a welcome relief to the east coast in the hottest summer months but are more blustery here in July and August. The cyclone season lasts from December to March. Although a direct hit is rare, cyclones far out at sea can bring some days of squally rain.
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Book a stay at our favourite Mauritian Resort and secure your perfect villa retreat in the Indian Ocean this winter. Prices start from £1,499 per person for 7 nights in a Garden Suite Villa on a half board basis including return international flights, taxes and airport transfers. Valid for travel 1st October - 26th December 2014. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.
MAURITIUS WITH A&K
Once at the crossroads of the African and Arabian trade routes, the island of Mauritius encapsulates a melting pot of cultures.
Mauritius holidays with Abercrombie & Kent are as fascinating and diverse as the island itself.
Suggested Mauritius Accommodation Offers
Evoking the splendour of a distant era, Le Prince Maurice is named after Prince Maurice van Nassau, pioneer of the spice trade in the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by a protective reef of sand bars...
Cocooned by a private sanctuary on the east coast of Mauritius, the Four Seasons at Anahita embraces endless views of blue waters against a backdrop of green-blanketed mountains...
Basking on the golden peninsular of Belle Mare on the island’s northeast coast, this tropical paradise has ten kilometres of coastline...
Paradis Hotel & Golf Club has a superb location on the island’s South-western tip and is a haven for sports lovers and families alike. The resort is beautifully spread out...
Royal Palm is located close to Grand Baie in the north of Mauritius. An oasis of luxury and calm, the hotel is set in lush tropical gardens, overlooking turquoise seas and is on one of the finest white sandy beaches...
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The Galapagos. After Mashpi we were somewhat apprehensive and hoping that the luxury and diversity of the Lodge would not deter from the different experience that was awaiting us on the MV Eclipse. Wow! The whole job lot with the crew, the guides, the food, the other guests and the islands and wildlife . . . . just blew us away. An American lady and her husband that we teamed up with on some trips said to us "How are we going to explain to friends and family back home about this place?" We all agreed that you couldn't!
Thanks for organising the holiday Eleanor and thanks to A&K
- RY, Berkshire
Gijedabung Primary School
Accommodates 630 students with support it receives from Sanctuary Swala Camp and donations.
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