Budget holiday in Mauritius

The top tip for budget travel in Mauritius is to travel during the off-peak season (May to September) to get discounted rates on flights and lodging.

The best lodging option for a budget-conscious trip is a self-catering apartment (Flic en Flac has the best selection) if you’re travelling solo or as a couple, or a house if you’re a family or group of friends. Shop for fresh produce at village markets and for the catch of the day from fishermen on the beach.

It doesn't cost much to have an excellent time in Mauritius

In terms of transport, hiring a rental car can be cost-effective if you’re travelling in a group, while solo travellers can take advantage of public buses to get around the island on a budget.

There are many attractions in Mauritius and things to do that are either free or cost very little such as hiking to the top of Le Morne Brabant. Public beaches are free and there are plenty of budget-conscious refreshments to eat and drink, from fresh coconuts to cut-up pineapple to eat like a lollipop. Buy yourself a snorkel and pair of goggles and pay nothing to explore the underwater life of the island.


Our Recommended Itinerary

15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari

day 1 to 3

Encounter the atmosphere of a classic safari lodge
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari

day 4 to 7

Enjoy the bustling harbour
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari

day 8 to 14

Fall in love with the Indian Ocean Water
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari
  • 15-day Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius Bush and Beach safari

day 15

Bon Voyage

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Climate May sees a big decrease in rainfall and humidity, and a slight drop in temperatures (although with an average minimum of 19C, it’s far from chilly). Highlights of the month/disadvantage + advantages May is an excellent month to visit Mauritius as it’s not busy, the temperatures are mild and there’s not much rain. It’s low season, which means that you may be able to…

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Mauritius in October

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Mauritius in January

Climate January is the hottest and wettest month in Mauritius, with an average maximum temperature of 30C. Although it rains often, it mostly doesn’t rain for long, and the sun soon comes out again. There is a chance of cyclones in January, but they don’t occur very often – typically Mauritius gets hit by a cyclone twice in a decade. Highlights of the month/disadvantage +…

Mauritius in April

April is a hot, humid month although there’s less rain than in earlier in the year. There’s still a slight chance of cyclones. Highlights of the month/disadvantage + advantages The island is busy over the Easter holidays, so if you prefer quieter beaches then plan to travel outside of this period. April is the start of the best time of year for surfing in Mauritius, and it’s…

Popular Mauritius Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

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