Mauritius in May - Weather, Events And Activities!

Mauritius has a tropical hot climate throughout the year with distinct wet and dry seasons. May is the beginning of the dry winter season in Mauritius when the amount of rainfall reduces quite a lot with plenty of sunshine. The north and west Mauritius are the driest and warmest regions in May with southeasterly winds blowing. The average maximum temperature in Mauritius in May is 27 degrees Celcius while the minimum temperature is 19 degrees Celcius. The water temperature in May remains around 26 degrees Celcius, so it is ideal for swimming. Since it is not the peak season for visiting Mauritius, you are likely to get good deals on flights and accommodation. 

Must-visit places in Mauritius in May

Belle Mare Plage Beach 

Start early and catch the sunrise at the Belle Mare Plage Beach. The experience of watching the lapping waves while the sun comes up gives you an excellent start to a promising day.

Belle Mare Plage Beach, Mauritius in May
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Trou Aux Biches 

If you have swimming and snorkelling on your mind, visit Trou Aux Biches. The shallow and clear water makes it ideal for these activities. The softness of the white sands invites you to have a beach picnic. Or if you are in the mood for street food, several cafes and stalls are lining the coast offering just that.

Trou Aux Biches, Mauritius In May
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Ile Aux Cerfs 

This beach has some beautiful lagoons and attracts people who are interested in snorkelling too. The beach can be quite bustling on the weekend, and a visit with friends can be fun.

Ile Aux Cerfs, Mauritius in May
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Le Morne Beach 

If you are interested in trying water sports, Le Morne Beach is the perfect destination. The backdrop of Le Morne Mountain makes windsurfing and kiteboarding an experience you will not forget soon.

Le Morne Beach, Mauritius in May
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La Cambuse Beach 

Situated to the east of the airport, La Cambuse Beach is one of the more isolated beaches of Mauritius. You can enjoy peace here as well as raise your adrenaline by going for some adventure sports at this beach.

La Cambuse Beach, Mauritius in May
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Pereybere Beach 

The beach has calm waters that make it ideal for deep-sea diving and snorkelling. It is quite famous for its corals, and marine life and marine life enthusiasts will love visiting it.

Pereybere Beach, Mauritius in May
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Black River Gorges National Park 

Spread over an area of around 68 kilometres, Black River Gorges National Park attracts hikers, photographers and bird and animal lovers. The national park is home to some endangered species of animals like rusa deer, wild pigs, and privets. Rare birds can also be spotted in the lovely trek among the beautiful flora and fauna here.

Black river gorges national park, mauritius in may
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Parc Francois Leguat

Another wildlife park to go to in Mauritius is Parc Francois Leguat located on Rodrigues Island. This park is home to thousands of turtles of various ages and hence is also known as Turtle Park. Parc Francois Leguat is a lovely place to spend a morning with the family.

Parc Francois Leguat, Mauritius in May
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Casela World of Adventures

This is an enormous amusement park where you can spend time on a wildlife safari and zip-lining. The safari allows you to travel in open jeeps and on elephants. Do not be surprised to spot leopards and tigers and that at a close range on the safari trails.

Casela World of Adventures, Mauritius in May
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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden

Also called Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, this place is near Port Louis. A large pond with giant water lilies stands out here.

SSR Botanical Garden, Mauritius in May
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Tamarind Waterfalls

Tamarind or Tamarin waterfalls in the southwest of Mauritius is a mesmerising sight. Since it is a series of seven cataracts opening from the Tamarin River, the falls is often called the Seven Cascades. After soaking in the natural beauty of the falls, you can take up some activities like canyoneering, swimming, cliff jumping or quietly sit bird watching.


Tamarind Waterfalls, Mauritius in May
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Eureka House

For a rendezvous with history, you can head to Eureka House. This colonial structure built in 1830 housed English and French aristocrats. It has now been converted into a museum and has spots devoted to art, music, maps and Indian and Chinese housewares. It is the most substantial house in Mauritius with 109 doors. The area in which it is located is very scenic too, with small waterfalls, endemic plants, sprawling gardens and the Lake Moka surrounding it.

Eureka House, Mauritius in may
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Sugar Museum

Another place that will take you back in time in Mauritius is the Sugar Museum. It was built at a time when sugar was as crucial as gold to man. The visit to the museum is fascinating with its displays of historical significance, and it turns rewarding at the end of the tour when you are treated to rum and sugar tastings.

Sugar Museum, Mauritius in May
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Grand Baie Bazaar

Cut out for street shopping, Grand Baie Bazaar, this bazaar has shops lined up on both sides of the street. You can buy souvenirs or bags, handicrafts, and fabrics; anything that suits the impulsive buyer in you.

Grand Baie Bazaar, Mauritius in May
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Port Louis Market

If you are looking at stuff to decorate your house, you can head to Port Louis Market. It has plenty of home décor and bamboo products as well as attractive souvenirs. You can also bring back herbs for your kitchen shelves.

Port Louis Market, Mauritius in May
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Officially, the month of May for Mauritians falls in the winter season. The maximum temperature reaches 26 degrees Celsius to 27 degree Celsius, and at times, it touches 30 degree Celsius making it the perfect time to enjoy this island country.

This post was published by Kanchana Rao

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