When to go
Mauritius has a warm, sub-tropical climate which makes it a year-round destination. May to October is the season with typically less rainfall and pleasantly warm days of 20-25oC. Between November and April (their summer) the weather is hotter and more humid, with more chance of heavy showers; average temperatures are around 28-30oC. January and February are generally the wettest months with a risk of passing cyclones, but also many sunny days.
Air Mauritius flies from London direct four to five times weekly, British Airways three times weekly. Flight time nearly 12 hours with outward flights overnight, return usually daytime. Air France operates via Paris daily, and Emirates daily via Dubai. There are also regular flight connections from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi.
GMT +4 hours
British citizens do not currently require a visa for Mauritius.
There are currently no compulsory health requirements. Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this useful NHS website
for details of recommended vaccinations for your destination.