​Best Time to Visit – Mauritius

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Mauritius.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Mauritius.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Mauritius.

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Mauritius can be visited throughout the year. The ideal months are May, June, and September to November. However, most visitors from the northern hemisphere come to Mauritius to escape their winter – December to April. The cyclone months from January to March are not ideal though. Even if there is no cyclone, rainfall tends to be high at that time. July and August can be windy on the east and south coast.

Best Time May, June and September to November (Ideal weather and little rain)
High Season December to April and Easter (Prices increase)
Low Season May to September (Less busy)
Best Weather May, June and September to November (Ideal weather and little rain)
Worst Weather January to March (Cyclone season)

May to November Dry Season Winter

  • Lovely weather with lots of sunshine
  • Less hot and humid than in the Wet season
  • June to October is the whale watching season
  • Perfect for exploring and hiking
  • The east coast is windy, especially in July and August

December to April Wet Season Summer

  • Warm beach destination during the northern hemisphere winter
  • Hot and regular rainfall
  • Cyclone season from January to March
  • Christmas and Easter holidays are busy