Mauritius weather in summer (November to April)
Best time for a beach holiday
If you’re looking for maximum heat, come to our island in summer, between November and April. Summer mornings are all about blazing sunshine with barely any wind, so you can pick your sun lounger and laze the morning away. There may be afternoon rain, but you can use this time to go for lunch or have a spa treatment. April is a lovely time for a beach holiday, as the seawater has heated up over the summer months and there is less chance of rain.
Best time for a diving holiday
While you can dive at any time of year in Mauritius, the summer months are the most popular, from November to April. Bright and varied marine wildlife is drawn to the calm, warm waters and you can have hours of fun exploring the reefs and coral gardens surrounding our island. There are around 100 different dive sites and the waters are home to rainbow-coloured fish, turtles and rays.
Find out more about diving in Mauritius.
Best time for celebrations
Each year, we have many guests joining us for a tropical Christmas and New Year, and our hotels know how to make the most of the festivities. In February/March, we celebrate Holi. On the day of the Festival of Colours, we cover the streets in brightly coloured powders. Then in November, we come together for Diwali to mark the Festival of Lights. Weddings can be celebrated year-round and the hottest months are November to April (though the wettest months are January to March in Mauritius).
Find out more about festivals in Mauritius.