Cheap flights to Mauritius

Flights to Mauritius in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average price$2,514Average for return flights in January 2022

Can I fly to Mauritius from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Mauritius

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Mauritius.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Mauritius.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Mauritius.

Documents
Mauritius All-In-One Travel Form - The form can only be filled 72 hours before departure.


Can I fly back to New Zealand from Mauritius?

Returning to New Zealand from Mauritius

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Mauritius are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

When is the best time to fly to Mauritius?

Average Mauritius flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

AKL - MRU

Price

$2,016 - $3,568

MRU

Temperature

21 - 26 °C

MRU

Precipitation

50 - 240 mm

Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, March is seen as the time to fly to Mauritius, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Mauritius then January is statistically the hottest. February is historically the period with most rainfall.

The beaches are not the only reason to take cheap flights to Mauritius, although they are considered to be among the best in the world. This little country – just 45km wide and 65km long – lies about 900km east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. It’s part of the Mascarene Islands, which includes Réunion and Rodrigues. 

Mauritius has a fascinating history, which features the Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, French and British. Its past occupiers’ influences are evident throughout the country; it’s a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. 

Port Louis, on the east coast, is the capital. Here, stately houses and colonial-era buildings, cathedrals, a pagoda and a mosque, bustling markets and craft galleries fill the streets. 

Inland, there’s a wealth of natural wonders to explore, including Trou aux Cerfs, a volcanic crater in Curepipe; the Rochester and Tamarin Falls; Jardin Botanique de Pamplemousses; the Black River Gorges National Park and La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes. 

The beaches are legendary. Fine-white sands are framed by Casuarina trees and lapped, gently, by clear, blue waters. Some of the best are Grand Baie (where Mauritians go to party); Pereybere; Blue Bay, Ile aux Cerfs and Flic en Flac (which, in Dutch means, Free and Flat Land).

Mauritius climate

Mauritius has a tropical climate, moderated by the trade winds. The winters (May to November) are warm and dry, with temperatures on the coast of about 22 degrees. The summers (November to April) are hot, wet and humid; cyclones affect Mauritius during these months. The average summer temperature is 34 degrees.Inland, temperatures range from 19 degrees or so in August to about 26 degrees in February.

When is the best time to fly to Mauritius?

Peak Season: 

April through August is the high season. December is a busy month also when lots of Northern Hemisphere travellers arrive in search of “winter sun”. For diving, March/April is considered to be is the best time to visit. For surfing, visit between June and August. Big-game fishermen hoping to catch a bite should visit between October and April. 

Off Season: 

January to March are the quietest – and rainiest – months.

Getting around Mauritius

There are inexpensive and regular bus services. Cars, scooters and bicycles are readily available to rent.

Air Mauritius flies to Rodrigues Island and gives helicopter tours of Mauritius.

Coraline offers regular boat passage to Reunion island from Port Louis Harbour.

What is good to know if travelling to Mauritius?

  • Tipping is not compulsory on Mauritius. Cover up on the beach; nudity and topless sunbathing is not accepted on the public beaches. 
  • Cavadi is celebrated in January/February. During this festival, believers pierce their bodies with needles and pins, and, in a trance, carry the Cavadi, a wooden arch decorated with flowers and with a pot of milk at each end. 
  • Eureka is a beautiful estate house with a spectacular setting, below Junction Peak, south of Port Louis. It’s now a private museum, exhibiting antique furniture, chinaware, old photographs, books and other trappings of aristocratic life in the 1800s. 
  • Ile aux Aigrettes, 800 metres off Mauritius’s south-east coast, is a renowned nature reserve, home to some of the world’s rarest birds. Not the Dodo, obviously, that was wiped out in the 17th century. A Dodo’s skeleton is the star exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Port Louis. 
  • The Martello tower is a small defensive fort at La Preuneuse beach. Martello towers were built by the British during the Napoleonic Wars and there are such towers around the UK and Channel Islands, Ireland, South Africa, America, Canada and Minorca. The tower at La Preneuse is a museum. 
  • Ile aux Cerfs is a tiny wooded island near the east coast of Mauritius. It is a magnet for water-sports enthusiasts and golfers. The beach is gorgeous.