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Mauritius Luxury Travel

Mauritius is a small island located east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Luxury travel in Mauritius is a heavenly experience, as Mauritius is a rich tropical escape known for alabaster beaches, turquoise waters, and breathtaking scenery. The island presents unlimited opportunities for action and relaxation, making Mauritius tours great for honeymoons and family vacations alike.

Beyond idyllic beach paradises, Mauritius is known for many other things, including the once-endemic now-extinct dodo bird, a multicultural background topped by a Mauritian Creole language, and a wide range of delicious cane rums. A luxury Mauritius vacation should undoubtedly include a thorough rum sampling and a tour of one of the local distilleries that have long made Mauritius a prosperous island.

Enjoy the wonders of Mauritius on tours of the Moka Mountains, panoramic hikes to the top of Le Pouce, or on safari jeep trips through Yemen Natural Reserve Park—a reserve flush with zebra, ostriches, monkeys, java deer, and many other exotic creatures. Luxury travel in Mauritius is perfect for sunbathing, sport fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, skydiving, sailing, kayaking, dolphin watching, and so much more. Whether you want to explore Mauritius on tours full of activity and excitement, or kick back for a tranquil island getaway, this enchanting island can do it all.

Mauritius Tours
Private luxury travel to Mauritius tours explore an exotic wonderland full of natural and contemporary delights. With decadent seaside accommodations and a number of delectable high end restaurants to choose from, you will fall in love with the culture and atmosphere of this lovely island. Luxury travel in Mauritius is a dream journey in paradise and 1Papaya’s Mauritius private luxury tours are the best way to travel the island in style.


Highlighted Experiences

  • Take a few hours or a half-day for a speed boat excursion to see spinner dolphin and bottlenose dolphin up close.
  • Shop at Flacq Market, a colorful open air market on the eastern side of the island that offers vibrant textiles, fresh fruit, and much more.
  • Order some local fare; eat farata bread with Mauritian curry and wash it down with a cocktail of coconut water, lime, and local rum over ice.
  • Book a VIP suite at Champ de Mars, the oldest horse-racing club in the southern hemisphere, and enjoy the eccentric atmosphere of this unexpected island pastime.

Mauritius will enchant you, will uplift your soul, making you feel that you belong to the chosen few. Every visitor enjoys personal attention. Every encounter is an opportunity to discover a friendly face. Behind each smile lies the promise of a unique holiday. The contrast of a multitude of colors and tastes, the island, set in its turquoise sea, is an oasis of peace and tranquility. Mauritius, a melting pot where past and present are smoothly blended together, offers an essential beauty that will compel to return to its shores time and time again. May your stay with us remain engraved in your memory forever.

Useful Tips

Mauritius is convenient to travel to, safe and easy to explore. However, in order to maximize your personal safety, we recommend you follow the tips detailed below.

Need to know:

  • English is the official language, though French Creole is spoken island wide.
  • The time zone is Greenwich Mean Time plus four hours.
  • The national currency is the Mauritian Rupee which is divided into 100 cents.
  • British-style three square pins and continental two round-pin plugs are both used here.
  • Tipping is discretionary, but any tips are always welcomed.

At the airport

  • Agree on the taxi fare prior to proceeding to your destination

Dress Code

  • In order to ensure you are being culturally respectful, please dress conservatively when visiting temples/shrines. Many hotels have a dress code for dinner, so remember to check this before travel.

Best Time to Visit


Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate. Although temperatures are rather moderate throughout the year with occasional rainfall, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Seasons Summer: November to April

The weather is hot and humid during these months, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February. Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. The highest rainfall normally occurs in the months of February and March. Daylight hours typically run from 5.30am to 7.00pm.

This is the best time for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing. The cyclonic season extends right the way through from November to April. Most of the time, the cyclones manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, the bad weather may affect vegetation and certain wooden buildings. Please rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds.

Winter: May to October

The temperature is cooler during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. The lowest temperatures are felt in August (20°C on the coast). Daylight hours typically run from 6.45am to 5.45pm. This is the best season for surfing (June to August).


On the central plateau, which is some 600 meters above sea level, the average day temperature is between 20°C in August and 26°C in February. On the coast, the temperatures are higher by about three to five degrees. The northern and the western parts of the island are warmer and drier than the eastern and the southern regions.


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