A hike through history: climbing Le Morne Brabant

Exploring the island’s natural history and slave-trade past, Neal Sullivan summits the most iconic mountain in Mauritius.

A taste of bliss: the best beaches in Mauritius

Whether you want to relax on pristine white sands, dive the coral reefs or try your hand at watersports, these little slices of paradise have it all.

Travelling paradise: two weeks in Mauritius

From white sand beaches to historic towns, Iona Grant explores the very best this island has to offer.

Health and safety in Mauritius

Health Diseases and vaccinations The only proof of vaccination required is against yellow fever for those over one year of age arriving from areas at risk…

Brighten up your day with the world’s most colourful places

Sit back and enjoy this kaleidoscope of colours.

The world’s most impressive geological features

Marble caves, salt lakes and rainbow mountains.

When to visit Mauritius

The high season for tourism, when holiday packages cost more, is November to early January. Hefty peak-season supplements are charged over Christmas and Easter.…

Île aux Aigrettes

This coral islet is a nature reserve managed by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF). Conservationists are working to restore it to its original state,…

Réunion

Réunion is a fascinating place. Officially part of France, and therefore part of the European Union, it is inhabited by a cocktail of people…

Rodrigues

Rodrigues is remote, a part of Mauritius but 622km further northeast. It is an incredibly special place. There’s something stark about the island and…

Food and drink in Mauritius

Food Just thinking about the food in Mauritius is enough to make your mouth water, from the delicious French-style crêpes served with local vanilla…

Travel and visas in Mauritius

Visas To enter Mauritius, you will need a passport valid for the full duration of your stay, proof of a return or onward ticket…

Black River Gorges National Park

The importance of Black River Gorges National Park is that it protects a phenomenal concentration of gravely endangered animals and plants. Visitors will not…

Île aux Cerfs

The uninhabited sand island of Île aux Cerfs, off Trou d’Eau Douce, is one of the best-known tourist attractions of the east, with its…

Bois Chéri Tea Estate

This working Mauritius tea factory turns 40 tonnes of tea leaves into ten tonnes of tea per day. Guided tours (which start at 09.30)…