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WEATHER & CLIMATE

Since the wind blows generally offshore and the beaches and lagoons are well protected, the northern region is ideal for spending your Mauritius holiday during the windy winter months.

A sweatshirt or something even warmer is necessary for cool winter evenings between June and September. In summer (November to March) though, the North and especially Grand Bay can get so hot and humid that a t-shirt is the only thing you will want to wear.

TOPOGRAPHY

The North of Mauritius, also known as the Northern Plains, stretches from the tip of the northern coast up to the city limits of Port Louis, the Capital. Except for the “La Nicolière area”, much of the north is a flat expanse of lush greenery covered with sugar cane fields. Here, the island harbours one of the most historically important districts known as Pamplemousses, where the highly influential early governors of the Island Mahé de Labourdonnais and Pierre Poivre lived and developed the world known Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.
The Grand Bay area with its sheltered bays and stunning views of the offshore islands holds some of the major attractions for visitors. The water inside the lagoon is often as smooth as a mirror, with an unmatched turquoise blue colour, which changes from green into light blue and further out at sea into a deep blue coloration unique to this part of the island.

Mauritius Submarine In The LagoonA permanent white froth, out at sea, indicates the surf breaking on the coral reef, exceptionally far away compared to the other coastal areas of Mauritius. The excellent weather and ideal nautical conditions contribute to the north/ northwestern region to be the ideal place for yachting, scuba diving and the unique adventure of taking a 40 meters dive in a real submarine, an excursion which we highly recommend.

Mauritius Beach With A Nice Turquoise ColorVictim of its own success, the north/north western coastline is an infinite stretch of hotels, restaurants and private bungalows making the access restricted to the visitor. However, some of the best public beaches also lie on the way as you take a drive from Pointe aux Piments, Trou aux Biches through Mon Choisy and La Cuvette in Grand Bay.. Taking half a day for a sightseeing drive along the coast, taking time to stop in villages like Pointe-aux-Piments, Grand Gaube and Poudre d'Or is the right thing to do after you’ve had your fill of the beaches.