Dreaming about idyllic resorts in Mauritius for your upcoming holiday or honeymoon? This Indian Ocean island lies off the coast of East Africa, a few hours away from South Africa when travelling by plane. Home to world-class beaches, lush jungles, a rich culture, excellent diving and snorkelling and an abundance of things to see and do, this island has become a mecca for holidaymakers and honeymooners.
Needless to say, there are many excellent resorts in Mauritius, including 5, 4 and 3-star resorts that are equipped with private beaches, spas, golf courses and various other facilities. With so many to choose from, it is easier said than done knowing which is the best resort.
Avoid These Mistakes When Choosing Resorts in Mauritius
To make your search a little easier, here are a few things that you don’t want to do when selecting resorts in Mauritius:
- Not choosing all inclusive resorts. With so many incredible all inclusive Mauritius resorts, it would be a huge mistake to not choose a resort that gives you a well rounded deal. What makes all inclusive resorts such great value is that they offer everything from accommodation to some meals, and selected activity. Many packages also include flights within the package as well. Non inclusive resorts on the other hand offer only accommodation, which can quickly spend up your holiday budget.
- Booking during cyclone season. When is the best time to travel to Mauritius? With two main seasons – dry season and wet season – it is a good idea to avoid the height of the wet season. Few things will ruin a tropical beach holiday like the thought of a cyclone. The cyclone season runs from January to March, at the peak of summer. Summer in general can be hot and humid, while the months from May and October are mild and dry. You can still head to the beach every day – even in the middle of winter.
- Choosing without doing your homework. Finally, it is also a good idea to do a bit of homework before choosing a resort. Although it is not a massive island, Mauritius is big enough to be separated into various districts and regions, each offering its own appeal. Depending on your holiday goals, you may want to enjoy scuba diving, beaches, hiking and nature, or the vibrant hub of the island’s capital, Port Louis. Knowing which area to choose will help you fine tune your search for the perfect resort.
Once you have a better idea of what NOT to do, it should be a little easier making your final decision. When it comes to resorts in Mauritius, you will certainly be spoiled for choice, with many outstanding options on offer.