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Best Time to Visit Mauritius

Lying in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius experiences a mild tropical climate and lures tourists all around the year. However, May to December is the best time to visit Mauritius as the weather is cool and best for outdoor adventures. The sun-kissed weather of this island nation makes it one of the best exotic destinations in the world. Honeymooners and families visit Mauritius to enjoy the warmth of the sun and have the best time indulging in exciting water sports. With that being said, there are certain aspects to keep in mind while planning a trip to Mauritius. 

Since Mauritius is located in the southern part of the Indian Ocean, it is affected by southeast trade winds. It is highly advised to refrain from visiting Mauritius from January to March as it is the wet cyclone season and the winds are at their strongest. Besides that, you can plan a trip to Mauritius anytime without any hassle. 

Besides that, the Mauritius weather remains warm and pleasant the whole year. You can enjoy swimming in the emerald waters and other activities. May to December is the time to go to Mauritius for a memorable holiday with loved ones. 

Take a look at the seasons to visit Mauritius and choose whichever season suits your likes and preferences the best before booking Mauritius tour packages with us.

Overview of Mauritius Season

Off Season:
January-April: 25°c - 33°c
Shoulder Season:
May-December: -18°c - 24°c


Travel Season Minimum Temperature Maximum Temperature Weather Condition
January to April 25°C 33°C Hot & Humid
May to December 18°C 24°C Cool & Pleasant

Mauritius in Summer (January-April)

Temperature: The temperature during summer in Mauritius ranges from 25°C to 33°C.

Weather: Mauritius weather in the summer months is hot and humid. There is stickiness in the air and if you want to combat that, then swimming is your best choice. The ocean air is welcoming and makes you stay pleasant. 

Significance: If you want to know how the people of Mauritius celebrate festivals, summer is the best season to visit Mauritius. Some of the major festivals celebrated during this time at this island nation include Thaipoosam Cavadee, Chinese New Year, Maha Shivratri, and Holi. This gives you a great chance to know the local culture and partake in the festivities for a memorable time. 

Why you should visit now: Summer is off-season in Mauritius. There are not many crowds in the summer season and thus, it is ideal for all budget travelers to embark on a trip to Mauritius. You can get amazing deals and discounts on accommodations and air tickets. With lesser crowds, exploration of the island becomes easier without encountering many tourists. 

Know before you visit: Between January and March, cyclones are very common and so, it is not advised to book a Mauritius tour package during this time. The wind is at its strongest during this period. If you wish to visit, take necessary precautionary steps. 

Tips: Bring an umbrella with you on a Mauritius trip along with proper rain gear since showers at this time of the year are quite frequent.

Mauritius in Winter (May-December)

Temperature: The temperature in winter in Mauritius varies from 18°C to 24°C. 

Weather: Between May and December, Mauritius weather remains cool with low humidity and rainfall. There are fewer mosquitos and it is ideal to plan outdoor activities. The water is calm and clear and is ideal for diving. In October, you can enjoy deep-sea fishing and surfing remains the best from June to August. No wonder, winter is the best time to visit Mauritius. 

Significance: Ganesh Chaturthi, Easter, and Eid-ul-Fitr are the major festivals celebrated during winter, which is the Mauritius holiday season. These festivals bring the people of this island together to partake in the rituals and festivities. And if you visit during this time, you will get a chance to be part of these celebrations. 

Why you should visit now: May to December is the best time to visit Mauritius as the weather is colder and you do not need to turn on the AC. Pleasant and mild weather gives you the chance to indulge in water activities like surfing, snorkeling, etc. The rainfall is also low and happens mostly during the evenings. This makes your relaxation on the beach and sightseeing tours easy. Hiking, biking, and wildlife trips can also be enjoyed in winter in Mauritius. 

Know before you visit: October is the driest month in Mauritius and December is one of the busiest. During December, the festive period takes over and also humidity starts to build up. It is very likely to rain this month, especially around Christmas and New Year.

Tips: Even though it is winter, the sun can be quite harsh. Therefore, it is recommended to wear enormous amounts of sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn.