So, Whats The Best Time To Go Holidaying in Mauritius?

Best Time To Visit Mauritius

Mauritius Attractions HolidayLocated in the southwest Indian Ocean, Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate that is greatly affected by southeast trade winds. The weather in Mauritius is warm and pleasant the whole year long. You can also swim throughout the year in the Indian ocean due to the water temperature.

So any time in the year is right for a trip to Mauritius. You could spend a long time debating the best time of year to go.

The warmest weather occurs during the month of February while the coolest temps tend to hit during July.

In general, the western and northern regions are warmer and drier than those in the east and south.

So What is the Best time to Visit Mauritius?

As a year round destination the answer very much depends on you, and on your exact holiday preferences.

Each of the periods has some advantages and disadvantages and this is why it is best to take into account all the different factors before making your decision on when to visit Mauritius.

The Mauritian summer months October to Easter are ideal for a Mauritius beach holiday.
Accordingly, for those looking for having a warm tropical climate and spend most of the day on the beach or at sea, this period if great time to visit Mauritius. When you visit during this time the days are long, hot and sticky making swims in the Ocean more refreshing and the breeze more welcome.

Family Holiday Beach MauritiusDuring its winter months (winter occurs from July to September), the temperature is much cooler and on most days you will not even have to use the Room Air Condition, also it rains less and even when it does rain it’s mainly in the evening or just a passing shower during the day.

The cooler weather during this period with less humidity makes this is the time to engage in many of the inland activities offered on the island such as hiking and quad biking.

Most likely that during the winter you will still have some strong sun during midday so a tan can still be achieved. As a bonus this time of year also sees less tourist so the hotel charges are less (Off-Peak Period) and you can haggle much more with taxi’s or in shops as they will know there is not as many tourist around so they will be more flexible on their prices, Obviously the historic attractions will have fewer crowds so all in all you get a much more of a relaxing holiday. As a bonus you do not have to worry about cyclones.

For diving enthusiasts, the clearest waters are between December and March.

Surfers are advised to visit Mauritius between June and August. During this period you are sure to have amazing waves along the west coast of Mauritius, especially in the area of Tamarin and Le Moren.

Anglers will be delighted at the big game fishing available from October to April.

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Can hotel discounts and fuel subsidies entice tourists back to Turkey?

By Gavin Haines

Afailed military coup, a series of terrorist attacks and the increasingly authoritarian stance of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, appear to have had a devastating impact on Turkey’s tourism industry.

Figures suggest that visitor numbers nosedived by 30 per cent in 2016, to 25.4 million, the lowest level in nine years.

Some hotels have slashed rates by 70 per cent since 2015
Some hotels have slashed rates by 70 per cent since 2015 CREDIT: ALAMY

In a bid to arrest that decline, hotels across the country are offering significant discounts on rooms, with nightly rates at some properties now up to around 70 per cent cheaper than they were in 2015.

The government has also stepped in by offering loans to hotels and expanding fuel subsidies for airlines, which it hopes will make Turkey a more financially attractive proposition for carriers.

In a sign of how seriously the Turkish government is taking the drop off in tourist numbers, the foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, this week made an appearance at ITB Berlin, a travel trade show, to lobby tourists to return to his country.

Mr Cavusoglu made a direct appeal to German holidaymakers, who account for 15 per cent of Turkey’s visitors, but have been put off travelling to the country due to security concerns. Relations between Germany and Turkey have also been strained in recent weeks following the detention of a Turkish-German journalist in Istanbul.

“There is no reason for our German friends to be afraid to come to Turkey,” Mr Cavusoglu pleaded. “Turkey is as safe as Germany.”

The minister had been speaking in Berlin prior to yesterday’s axe attack in Dusseldorf, which left seven people injured. The attack is not thought to have been related to terrorism.

Those who are prepared to visit Turkey, which is still in a state of emergency following the failed coup in July 2016, are likely to make big savings on their holidays this year.

Massive discounts are being offered by many hotels, including Palm World Resort & Spa, an all-inclusive property near the seaside town of Side, which is offering savings of up to 40 per cent this year, after a 50 per cent price reduction in 2016.

The hotel’s owner, Mehmet Surucuoglu, told Reuters that so far only a quarter of his rooms had been booked for the summer season.

“It is better to have some people coming at lower prices than to have an empty hotel,” he said.

Speaking at ITB Berlin, the Turkish culture and tourism minister, Nabi Avci, said he was hopeful the country’s travel industry could bounce back.

Avci’s may have reason to be hopeful: having cut capacity by 30 per cent last year, Thomas Cook told Telegraph Travel that it expects increased demand from UK consumers for holidays in Turkey this year. However, its German business is expected to cut capacity to the country by around 10 per cent.

The green shoots of recovery may be sprouting, but it looks like another difficult year could be in store for Turkey’s resorts.

ARTICLE SOURCE : The Telegraph