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When is the best time of year to holiday in Mauritius

The best time to visit Mauritius weather-wise is during the dry and cooler months, which typically occur from May to December. However, the climate in Mauritius is generally pleasant throughout the year, with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. Here's a breakdown of the weather in Mauritius by season:

  1. Dry Season (May to December):

  • This period is considered the winter and dry season in Mauritius.

  • Temperatures are cooler, ranging from around 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F) on average.

  • The weather is generally sunny with lower humidity levels, making it comfortable for outdoor activities.

  • There is less rainfall during this time, although occasional brief showers may occur, particularly in the highlands.

  1. Peak Tourist Season (September to December):

  • September to December is the peak tourist season in Mauritius.

  • The weather is warm and pleasant, making it ideal for beach holidays, water sports, and sightseeing.

  • Sea temperatures are warmer, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving.

  • However, this is also the busiest time of year, so popular attractions and accommodations may be crowded, and prices may be higher.

  1. Wet Season (January to April):

  • This period is characterized by the summer and wet season in Mauritius.

  • Temperatures are warmer, ranging from around 25°C to 30°C (77°F to 86°F) on average.

  • The weather is more humid, and there is a higher chance of rainfall, particularly in the form of afternoon showers or thunderstorms.

  • January and February tend to be the wettest months, while rainfall gradually decreases towards the end of April.

When planning your holiday to Mauritius, consider your preferences for weather, crowds, and activities. If you prefer cooler and drier conditions with fewer crowds, the dry season from May to December is ideal. However, if you don't mind occasional rain showers and prefer warmer temperatures, you can still enjoy Mauritius during the wet season from January to April. Ultimately, Mauritius offers something for every traveler year-round, so you can plan your visit based on your personal preferences and interests.

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