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 […]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mauritius

The history of Mauritius is closely intertwined with slavery and indentured servitude, so it is no surprise that the two UNESCO world heritage sites in Mauritius pay tribute to the experiences of slaves and indentured labourers who contributed immensely to the development of the island and whose descendants make up the majority of the population […]

Exploring the West Coast of Mauritius: Albion in Photos

The small fishing village of Albion is located on the west coast of Mauritius, just a few kilometres north of Flic en Flac. Albion Public Beach Although quiet during the week, the Albion public beach becomes quite lively on the weekends, with locals enjoying the traditional Sunday family picnics and the sega music. The Lighthouse Viewpoint Just […]

Mauritian Culture and Festivals: Ganesh Chaturthi

Mauritius is known for its rich cultural heritage and its public holidays reflect this diversity. On 18 September this year, Mauritians of the Hindu faith will be celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi, the birth of the Hindu god Ganesha, who is considered as the remover of all obstacles. You can partake in the festivities by visiting the […]