If you have been daydreaming about a Mauritius holiday, you may be wondering how long to stay in this African island paradise. There is no definitive answer to this question, but, in general, anything from 7 to 14 days is ideal. Trying to fit in a well-rounded holiday into anything under 6 days will not only be difficult – it will also make for a stressed holiday. In a destination such as Mauritius that is famed for its relaxed vibes and spectacular tropical scenery, the last thing you’ll want to feel is stressed on your Mauritius holiday.
How Long is the Ideal Mauritius Holiday?
While it goes without saying that it is not always easy to plan a longer trip, you will need at least a week to truly get a chance to experience the magic of Mauritius. If you do have the ability to plan a longer Mauritius holiday, try to aim for something closer to two weeks. To give you an idea of the worst and best lengths for your trip, here are a few things to keep in mind…
Worst – under 6 days
With so much to see and do across each coastline, you will want at least enough time to tick off the top attractions and activities. Anything less than 6 days will either result in rushing through top rated sights such as Port Louis, Ile aux Cerfs, Chameral, Grand Bay and Black River or missing out on some of the most popular places of interest. Either of these situations will, in turn, will result in a far less rewarding holiday.
Better – 7-10 days
If possible, try and stretch out your stay to 10 days. This will give you plenty of time to not only explore the island and its many wonders, from the Seven Coloured Earths all the way to Black River Gorges National Park and the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden but also enjoy a wide range of activities. Highlights include scuba diving, snorkelling, golf, spa treatments, swimming, hiking, fishing, and plenty more besides.
Best – 12-14 days
Those who are lucky enough to extend their stay will certainly be glad to have two full weeks to explore this fascinating island. This will allow plenty of time for island hopping, scuba diving courses, game drives and many local attractions that are far too often overlooked by visitors who are in more of a hurry. You’ll also be able to get to relax and enjoy the cuisine, spa lifestyle and beaches of Mauritius without worrying too much about tight travel schedules.
Hopefully, this short guide will make holiday planning a bit easier, now that you know how long to try and spend on your well-deserved Mauritius holiday.