Affordable Mauritius holiday

Mauritius’ resorts – many of which are in the mid-range category – offer excellent value for money for an affordable trip with all-inclusive packages that cover lodging, meals and activities, while an affordable alternative to a resort stay is renting a self-catering house or apartment near the beach.

Mauritius is all about activities, and the costs of these can add up, especially if you’re travelling as a family. However, there are many things to do that don’t cost very much, such as hiking in Black River Gorges National Park and to the top of Le Morne Brabant, buying your own snorkelling gear and exploring the underwater world of Mauritius’ coral reefs, visiting tea plantations and artisanal rum distilleries, and walking around lush botanical gardens.

Renting a car or scooter in Mauritius is not expensive and it’s the best way of getting around the island (and better value than taking private taxis). If you have your own transport, there are plenty of attractions to visit, such as the island’s many public beaches and bustling food markets that won’t cost you anything.

To get discounts on hotel rates and flights, travel during the low season of May to September, which has slightly cooler temperatures than in summer but more sunshine and day time temperatures in the 20s.


Our Recommended Itinerary

Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari

day 1 to 3

Tuck yourself away from the rest of the world
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari

day 4

An unforgettable overnight
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari

day 5 to 10

Enjoy the tropical paradise
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari
  • Mauritius and South Africa honeymoon safari

day 11

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