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Climate

Mauritius enjoys mild weather year-round, with average temperatures on the coast ranging from 71°F (22°C) in winter (July to September) to 93°F (34°C) in summer (November to May). Inland, this drops from 66°F (19°C) during the winter to 78°F (26°C) in the summer. The average annual rainfall is 53 inches (1335mm), with the driest month being October and the wettest March.

Calendar of Events

Tamil worshippers show their devotion to God Muruga during Thaipoosam Cavadee (www.tourism-mauritius.mu/) in early February, by piercing tongues, cheeks and backs, then parading through the streets carrying pots of milk on flower-adorned wooden arches. Place your bets at the Champ de Mars Racecourse in Port Louis during The Barbé Cup (www.mauritiusturfclub.com/) in July. In August, the island’s beaches fill with competing kite surfers, whizzing across the turquoise lagoons during Kiteival (tel. 00/230-255-1850; www.kiteivalmauritius.com/).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.