5 Fun Facts about Mauritius

There are many things about Mauritius that make it one of the most special places on earth. No matter how many times you visit the island, you always learn something new about this little slice of paradise. We have compiled a list of 5 fun facts about the island for the inner jeopardy geek in […]

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10 Unique Things to do in Mauritius

Visiting Mauritius and want to make the most of your time here? Put the outdated guidebooks away and check out this list of 10 unique things to do in Mauritius. Meet the giant tortoises Before Mauritius was inhabited by humans, unique creatures such as giant tortoises and dodos roamed the land freely, hakuna-matata-style, not worrying about […]

Places to Visit in Mauritius: Pamplemousses Botanical Garden and Village

The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden (officially Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden) is one of the most popular Mauritius attractions. Its origins date back to the French colonial period when the Intendant Pierre Poivre first created the botanical garden in 1770 and showcased various endemic and introduced plants. We recommend hiring a guide that can accompany you during […]

Diwali Celebrations in Mauritius

What is Diwali? Diwali, pronounced Divali in Mauritian creole, is the hindu festival of lights celebrating the victory of light over darkness, or good over evil. According to hindu mythology, the lord Rama and his wife Sita were exiled from their kingdom for 14 years. While they were living in exile in the jungle, a […]

March Weather in Mauritius

March Weather in Mauritius During March, summer is in full swing in Mauritius. Days are hot and humid, nights are sultry, and heavy afternoon showers are commonplace. Temperature: Temperatures in March are similar to February. Daytime highs are typically between 30 and 35 degrees along the coasts and lows range between 22 and 25 degrees. Very […]

December Weather in Mauritius

December Weather in Mauritius Traveling to Mauritius in December? Wondering what the weather will be like? Then keep reading! For more information about where to stay, check out our blog post Where to Stay in Mauritius. By December, summer is in full swing in Mauritius. At the beginning of the month temperatures are already hot and […]

November Weather in Mauritius

November Weather in Mauritius Traveling to Mauritius in November? Wondering what the weather will be like? Then keep reading! For more information about where to stay, check out our blog post Where to Stay in Mauritius. November is the start of summer in Mauritius. Officially, October is the transition month from ‘winter’ to summer and November […]

Let’s Make Mauritian Napolitaines

What are Napolitaines? Napolitaine is a popular sweet treat that Mauritians love to enjoy with a nice cup of Bois Cheri tea. A napolitaine is traditionally made up of two circular melt-in-your-mouth buttery shortbread cookies with strawberry jam sandwiched between them, topped with a layer of sweet pink sugar icing. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Where […]

The Best Hakien in Mauritius

What is Hakien? Hakien or Hakkien is a popular Mauritian appetizer of Chinese origin, similar to spring rolls or nems as our French and Reunion Island friends like to call them. The traditional Mauritian style Hakiens are made with a flour-based wrapper and then dipped in a flour-based batter before being deep fried to yummy […]

February Weather in Mauritius

February Weather in Mauritius February is historically the wettest, hottest and most humid month in Mauritius. Statistically, it also has the greatest possibility of tropical cyclones. But, does that mean it will be a washout? Let’s find out! Temperature: You are essentially guaranteed high temperatures in February. Similar to January, daytime highs range from 30-35 degrees […]