Weather in Mauritius in MayThis pleasant weather lasts until November. Rains, which also take on the hues of cyclonic nature owing to the geography of Mauritius, abate by April. So the island takes on a fresh, newly washed and green look in May making it a visual delight. With this lovely climate to thrive on, you will naturally want to embark on a host of things when visiting Mauritius in May. And you will undoubtedly do just that. Mauritius in May has many events awaiting travellers, and of course, there are several places to visit too in this tourist destination.
Here's a guide on all the things happening in Mauritius in May
Events That Cannot Be Missed!
China Town Food and Cultural FestivalThis event takes place in the China Town region in Port Louis. In addition to feasting on varieties of menus offered at discounted rates, tourists can feast their eyes on the great shows that take place in the streets. Chinese troupes and local artists display Kung Fu moves and lion dance carrying decorated Chinese lanterns and wearing colourful masks.
Beach Fun DayThis event gives a chance for tourists to take part in leisure activities and sports that revolve around the sea and water.
Royal Raid Train RunThis Mauritian trail run covers trails inside the island that has some spectacular and memorable vistas. It is not uncommon to see international runners and hikers taking part along with the locals in this event every year.
TropicadingueIf you are a fan of crazy events, you must take part in the Tropica'Dingue event held at Mon Tresor. The event is a wacky combination of multisport racing and trail running. You can participate in solo or teams. The event involves racing around 10 kilometres off-road and crossing about 22 obstacles like mud, underground passages, net-climbing, to name a few.
Dragon Boat FestivalConducted at Caudan Waterfront, the Dragon Boat Festival has participants from Rodrigues and Reunion Island. It is a boat race with about 8 to 10 teams of 25 participants each taking part. The event is held to commemorate Mauritius's ancient poet, Qu Yuan.
Mauritius Tour BeachcomberThis event is for mountain bikers. The Beachcomber trail is encumbered with challenges. It also helps you discover some spectacular sceneries with glimpses of the ocean all along.
Must-visit places in Mauritius in MayThe pleasant May weather of Mauritius is ideal to set outdoors and enjoy the natural extravaganza of the island.
Here are some of the must-visit places:
Belle Mare Plage BeachStart 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.
Ile Aux CerfsThis 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.
La Cambuse BeachSituated 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.
Pereybere BeachThe 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.
Parc Francois LeguatAnother 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 as Turtle Park. Parc Francois Leguat is a lovely place to spend a morning with the family.
Tamarind WaterfallsTamarind 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.
Sugar MuseumAnother 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.
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.
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 dÃ©cor and bamboo products as well as attractive souvenirs. You can also bring back herbs for your kitchen shelves.
Officially, the month of May for Mauritians falls in the winter season. The maximum temperature reaches 26 degree Celsius to 27 degree Celsius, and at times, it touches 30 degree Celsius making it the perfect time to enjoy this island country.