Labelled by Mark Twain as “heaven on earth,” Mauritius holidays live up to the hype: this is where luxury-seekers, honeymooners and travelling families find their place in the sun. A luminous island that promises escapism and breakaway fun, holiday in Mauritius to discover tropicana romance, barefoot luxury and castaway adventure.
Claim your corner of paradise and explore the unspoiled beaches that outline the Mauritius coastline. Dive into fluorescent coral reefs and snorkel the shores of Balaclava Beach. Catch the breeze and windsurf at the island’s southeast coast, or catch the Sega beat dancing under the moonlight at Pointe d’Esny.
Relaxation is at the heart of a holiday in Mauritius. Dig your toes into powder-soft sand at Trou Aux Biches, indulge in some retail therapy at Grand Baie, savour the island’s sun-drenched atmosphere at Tamarin Bay or savour Mauritian rum at Chamarel.
Make your castaway dreams come true and head to the original getaway island on a Mauritius holiday from South Africa.
The best time to visit Mauritius is between May and October when the weather is warm and perfect, and there’s something special in the tropical air
You can holiday in Mauritius during the island’s rainy season, between January and May, but it is advised to go during the best months of May to October
Only a 4-hour flight from Johannesburg, and visa-free (for the first 60 days), Mauritius is a perfect getaway for a spontaneous rendezvous with the sun
Cost effective and famously family friendly, Mauritius is known for bending over backwards to accommodate kids (and their parents, too)
Photogenic from every angle, Mauritius is the perfect destination for an island wedding or romantic honeymoon
From the unspoiled shoreline to the rugged interior and everything in between, there’s so much to explore on holiday in Mauritius.
Glass bottom boat tour - Discover the island’s undersea wonders on a glass bottom boat tour.
Sea kayaking - Paddle crystal seas and explore Mauritius from a kayak.
Golf - Tee-off in paradise on courses designed by champion golfers.
Guided hikes and biking - Take the road less travelled and cycle or hike through a unique Eden.
Visit Ile aux Cerfs Islands - Explore the luxuriant beauty of a privately owned castaway island.
Coloured sands in Chamarel - Witness a natural phenomenon and visit the coloured sands in Chamarel.
Le Morne Mountain - Hike through a wildlife sanctuary to the summit of Le Morne Mountain.
Give yourself a break and book a holiday in Mauritius that includes babysitting services
Rent a bike from your resort and explore the island like a local
Don’t leave home for your Mauritius holiday without a hat and sunscreen
Get more bang for your buck with a better exchange rate at the airport Forex counters
Credit cards are accepted in hotels, most shops and restaurants
Dress respectfully (no shorts, minis or sleeveless shirts) and wear a headscarf when visiting religious sites and shrines on holiday in Mauritius
For prime snorkeling and diving, head to the island’s west coast
Chat to us about the Air Mauritius children fly free programme, where taxes are payable but kids fly free