Mauritius Country Information
An outstandingly beautiful tropical island lying in the Indian Ocean, about 1,800km off the east coast of Africa. The island of Mauritius enjoys a 330-kilometre coastline of soft sandy beaches surrounded by one the the largest unbroken coral reefs in the world. Sheltered by barieriesof coral reefs forming natural, safe, crystal clear lagoons, making Mauritius a dream destination for both beach and diving.
Area size: 2,040 km2
The Republic of Mauritius incorporates Rodrigues island, the Agalega islands and Saint Brandon. Mauritius island was created by volcanic activity some 8 million years ago. The volcano is no longer active and the hotspot now rests under Réunion Island, with no activity for more than 100,000 years. Mauritius is surrounded by a broken ring of mountain ranges. The land rises from coastal plains to a central plateau to a height of 670 m, with the highest peak at Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire at 828 metres. Streams and rivers are abundant around the island, formed in the cracks created by lava flows.
Climate & Best time to visit Mauritius:
It's not very hard to choose when to go to Mauritius, because the island enjoys a relatively mild tropical climate year round. You can expect sunny weather at any time of the year
Health & Entry Requirements:
A passport (valid for 6 months beyond intended stay) and a visas are required for most nationalities (not required for South African passport holders).