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The best time to visit Mauritius is towards the end of the year, from October through to December, when temperatures are hottest. However, Mauritius has an enviable subtropical climate that normally brings sun, warmth, and blue skies, so expect perfect beach weather for most of the year.

The Chamarel Mountains in the south can get rain at any time of year, which provides them with a luxuriant green covering, but the rest of the island generally only sees prolonged rain in January and February, when cyclones roll in from the Indian Ocean.

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My favorite times to travel to Mauritius are between May and June, as well as during September and October. The dry, warm weather and fewer visitors make these months the perfect time to get away from it all in Mauritius.

Alice, Hidden Beaches Specialist

Month-by-month guide to traveling in Mauritius

Diwali festival

Visiting Mauritius in October

October tends to be the driest month, with comfortable average highs of 25°C. It can be quite popular; particularly around half term dates for family vacations.

Events & Festivals

  • Diwali (October/November): With its significant Indian/Hindu population, Mauritius sees enthusiastic Diwali celebrations, with twinkling candles and lamps lit across the island to mark the Festival of Lights.

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