"The northern tip of Mauritius, just 16km “up” the coast from the country’s capital of Port Louis, is best known for Grand Bay. This northern village is justifiably the island’s premier tourist destination: a marine playground lies off the beaches, while lively restaurants, bars and boutique shops are to be found along the village streets. The north is a very picturesque part of the island, with calm aqua seas filling dominating the views.”

- Narina Exelby

Mauritius North Coast

North Mauritius is the country’s tropical playground. The abundance of water sports on offer – including windsurfing, waterskiing, parasailing and deep sea fishing – are sure to tempt holidaymakers off the sun loungers that dot the beautiful beaches, and away from the region’s trendy bars and restaurants. The diving up here is the best the island offers and the islets off the north coast are wonderful to explore by catamaran or speedboat. Grand Bay, which boasts the best nightlife on the island, is a convenient starting point for these day trips.

Attractions, apart from the beaches of course, include L’Aventure du Sucre, an excellent museum that explores the intertwined history of sugar and Mauritius, and Domaine de Labourdonnais, a privately owned estate that was established in 1774. This grand property now houses a museum that gives a window into 19th century Mauritius, a restaurant, distillery and gift shop. Another must-visit is the delightful 37-hectare Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, said to be the oldest botanic garden in the southern hemisphere. The garden is known for its picturesque pond of giant water lilies, and is home to 85 varieties of palm trees.

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Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate, an ideal beach location throughout the year.

Generally, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Summer spans from November through to April. During these months the weather is hot and humid, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February. Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. These however normally come in the form of a short if intense afternoon thunderstorm. with longer periods of rainfall quite rare. Cyclones are possible, but they usually manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, the bad weather may affect vegetation and certain wooden buildings. Please rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds. The summer months are the best for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing.

Winter months fall from May through to October; temperatures are a little cooler and more pleasant during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. Surfing can be fantastic along the eastern coastline from June to August. The shelter offered along the west coast does make sea condition more idea for swimming and snorkelling.

Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate, an ideal beach location throughout the year.

Generally, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Summer spans from November through to April. During these months the weather is hot and humid, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February. Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. These however normally come in the form of a short if intense afternoon thunderstorm. with longer periods of rainfall quite rare. Cyclones are possible, but they usually manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, the bad weather may affect vegetation and certain wooden buildings. Please rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds. The summer months are the best for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing.

Winter months fall from May through to October; temperatures are a little cooler and more pleasant during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. Surfing can be fantastic along the eastern coastline from June to August. The shelter offered along the west coast does make sea condition more idea for swimming and snorkelling.

Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate, an ideal beach location throughout the year.

Generally, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Summer spans from November through to April. During these months the weather is hot and humid, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February. Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. These however normally come in the form of a short if intense afternoon thunderstorm. with longer periods of rainfall quite rare. Cyclones are possible, but they usually manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, the bad weather may affect vegetation and certain wooden buildings. Please rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds. The summer months are the best for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing.

Winter months fall from May through to October; temperatures are a little cooler and more pleasant during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. Surfing can be fantastic along the eastern coastline from June to August. The shelter offered along the west coast does make sea condition more idea for swimming and snorkelling.

Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate, an ideal beach location throughout the year.

Generally, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Summer spans from November through to April. During these months the weather is hot and humid, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February. Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. These however normally come in the form of a short if intense afternoon thunderstorm. with longer periods of rainfall quite rare. Cyclones are possible, but they usually manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, the bad weather may affect vegetation and certain wooden buildings. Please rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds. The summer months are the best for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing.

Winter months fall from May through to October; temperatures are a little cooler and more pleasant during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. Surfing can be fantastic along the eastern coastline from June to August. The shelter offered along the west coast does make sea condition more idea for swimming and snorkelling.

Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate, an ideal beach location throughout the year.

Generally, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Summer spans from November through to April. During these months the weather is hot and humid, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February. Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. These however normally come in the form of a short if intense afternoon thunderstorm. with longer periods of rainfall quite rare. Cyclones are possible, but they usually manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, the bad weather may affect vegetation and certain wooden buildings. Please rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds. The summer months are the best for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing.

Winter months fall from May through to October; temperatures are a little cooler and more pleasant during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. Surfing can be fantastic along the eastern coastline from June to August. The shelter offered along the west coast does make sea condition more idea for swimming and snorkelling.

Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate, an ideal beach location throughout the year.

Generally, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Summer spans from November through to April. During these months the weather is hot and humid, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February. Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. These however normally come in the form of a short if intense afternoon thunderstorm. with longer periods of rainfall quite rare. Cyclones are possible, but they usually manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, the bad weather may affect vegetation and certain wooden buildings. Please rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds. The summer months are the best for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing.

Winter months fall from May through to October; temperatures are a little cooler and more pleasant during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. Surfing can be fantastic along the eastern coastline from June to August. The shelter offered along the west coast does make sea condition more idea for swimming and snorkelling.

Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate, an ideal beach location throughout the year.

Generally, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Summer spans from November through to April. During these months the weather is hot and humid, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February. Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. These however normally come in the form of a short if intense afternoon thunderstorm. with longer periods of rainfall quite rare. Cyclones are possible, but they usually manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, the bad weather may affect vegetation and certain wooden buildings. Please rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds. The summer months are the best for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing.

Winter months fall from May through to October; temperatures are a little cooler and more pleasant during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. Surfing can be fantastic along the eastern coastline from June to August. The shelter offered along the west coast does make sea condition more idea for swimming and snorkelling.

Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate, an ideal beach location throughout the year.

Generally, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Summer spans from November through to April. During these months the weather is hot and humid, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February. Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. These however normally come in the form of a short if intense afternoon thunderstorm. with longer periods of rainfall quite rare. Cyclones are possible, but they usually manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, the bad weather may affect vegetation and certain wooden buildings. Please rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds. The summer months are the best for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing.

Winter months fall from May through to October; temperatures are a little cooler and more pleasant during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. Surfing can be fantastic along the eastern coastline from June to August. The shelter offered along the west coast does make sea condition more idea for swimming and snorkelling.

Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate, an ideal beach location throughout the year.

Generally, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Summer spans from November through to April. During these months the weather is hot and humid, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February. Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. These however normally come in the form of a short if intense afternoon thunderstorm. with longer periods of rainfall quite rare. Cyclones are possible, but they usually manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, the bad weather may affect vegetation and certain wooden buildings. Please rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds. The summer months are the best for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing.

Winter months fall from May through to October; temperatures are a little cooler and more pleasant during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. Surfing can be fantastic along the eastern coastline from June to August. The shelter offered along the west coast does make sea condition more idea for swimming and snorkelling.

Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate, an ideal beach location throughout the year.

Generally, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Summer spans from November through to April. During these months the weather is hot and humid, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February. Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. These however normally come in the form of a short if intense afternoon thunderstorm. with longer periods of rainfall quite rare. Cyclones are possible, but they usually manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, the bad weather may affect vegetation and certain wooden buildings. Please rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds. The summer months are the best for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing.

Winter months fall from May through to October; temperatures are a little cooler and more pleasant during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. Surfing can be fantastic along the eastern coastline from June to August. The shelter offered along the west coast does make sea condition more idea for swimming and snorkelling.

Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate, an ideal beach location throughout the year.

Generally, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Summer spans from November through to April. During these months the weather is hot and humid, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February. Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. These however normally come in the form of a short if intense afternoon thunderstorm. with longer periods of rainfall quite rare. Cyclones are possible, but they usually manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, the bad weather may affect vegetation and certain wooden buildings. Please rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds. The summer months are the best for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing.

Winter months fall from May through to October; temperatures are a little cooler and more pleasant during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. Surfing can be fantastic along the eastern coastline from June to August. The shelter offered along the west coast does make sea condition more idea for swimming and snorkelling.

Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate, an ideal beach location throughout the year.

Generally, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

Summer spans from November through to April. During these months the weather is hot and humid, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February. Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. These however normally come in the form of a short if intense afternoon thunderstorm. with longer periods of rainfall quite rare. Cyclones are possible, but they usually manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, the bad weather may affect vegetation and certain wooden buildings. Please rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds. The summer months are the best for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing.

Winter months fall from May through to October; temperatures are a little cooler and more pleasant during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. Surfing can be fantastic along the eastern coastline from June to August. The shelter offered along the west coast does make sea condition more idea for swimming and snorkelling.

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