The climate on Mauritius
The best time to visit Mauritius
The weather in Mauritius is warm and pleasant the whole year long. You can also swim throughout the year in the Indian ocean due to the water temperature.
So any time in the year is right for a trip to Mauritius. You could spend a long time debating the best time of year to go.
Summer ( November to April ) is warm; the water temperature in the lagoons is so pleasant that you could spend hours in the water. However it's more sultry at this time of year and rain showers are more common.
The sea is particularly blue and the lagoons shimmer in a variety of blues and greens.
The peak season for Mauritius is in December and January when winter descends upon the northern hemisphere. These are the warmest months on Mauritius and the island is transformed into a sea of flowers.
However, this is also the time when cyclones can occur.
Nevertheless it's quite full on Mauritius during these two months, accommodation prices rise and, if you want to secure the accommodation of your choice, you should book at least six months in advance.
If you like the heat but want to avoid the peak period, you should opt for February, March and April.
"Winter" in Mauritius is cooler than summer but the temperatures are still pleasant. May to December is, on the whole, drier than the summer.
If you want to avoid the tropical, sultry heat of the summer ( unlike the mosquitoes on Mauritius ) you should choose these months.
July and August are the coolest of these. As winter is low season on Mauritius, it's emptier at this time and accommodation prices are lower. If you want to go on expeditions on Mauritius, visit towns and other places or even maybe do a little walking, you should choose this time to visit as any such activities could be very difficult during the hot months of summer.