The month of November marks the beginning of the Summer season in Mauritius. The weather during the entire period is pretty hot and humid, and temperatures tend to shoot up as high as 33 degrees during the daytime.
The hottest months of the summer season in Mauritius are December, January, and February.
Cyclones might be prevalent during December and February. Since summertime in Mauritius is pretty bright and sunny, make sure you carry your sunscreen, hats, beachwear, shades, etc.
Beaches are one of the most popular attractions during summers and mostly remain crowded. This is the best time to visit Mauritius if you want to try swimming, fishing, and boating.Activities in Mauritius during Summer
Festivals in Mauritius
- Summer months in Mauritius are considered as the best time for trying out water sports such as scuba diving and scuba scooting to get that perfect adrenaline rush.
- Since summers in Mauritius are the warmest, the warm water attracts a lot of tropical marine creatures, which is an added advantage. Other than water sports, the pleasant weather of Mauritian summers is great for trekking and exploring the intriguing features of this island.
- You can also go quad biking. If you are a tea-enthusiast, do visit the Mauritian tea plantations and try out a wide range of teas.
- This festival in Mauritius, dedicated to Lord Murugan, a popular Tamil god, is one of the most vibrant festivals of Mauritius. It takes place on 21st January so if you are visiting Mauritius during this festival, make sure you visit the Soclalingum Meenatchee Amman Kovil and witness all the fervours.
- The Walk on Fire, known as Thimithi, is another famous festival of the Tamil people who make up a large part of Mauritian Hindus. Similar to Thaipoosam Cavadee, this festival is also held over a period of ten days and devotees ‘walk on fire’ outside temples with a packed audience. Among the most famous festivals in Mauritius, this festival takes place on 18th February and is a must-watch.
- Mauritian Hindus celebrate Holi festival with great pomp. Bonfires and colours are an integral part of this festival. People spend this day with their family and friends, smear each other with colours and across large grounds, set against music and drinks. It takes place during the month of March and is most colourful amongst all festivals in Mauritius.
- Held during the month of February, during this festival, each and every corner of Mauritius’s China Town is brightly lit and decorated according to their Chinese traditions and live lion dance performances are held in the evenings during the festival. An important part of this festival is their fireworks display and is this well-planned display is bound to be an amazing experience.