The Islands of Mauritius and Rodriquez (also part of Mauritius) are set in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean off the coast of South East Africa. To travel to Mauritius Planet Windsurf can arrange for either direct flights from London or Paris (in Europe) or indirect flights via Dubai or Johannesburg if you are considering combining your stay with South Africa or Dubai.
If you asked any well travelled windsurfer where is the best windsurf destination in the world you would normally get the same answer, go and windsurf in Mauritius! So why is a windsurf holiday to Mauritius so good ? It is a combination of incredibly reliable wind, perfect flat water windsurf lagoons and world class waves at the same spot and stunning luxury hotels at crazy prices. A windsurf holiday to Mauritius is one of the best value luxury windsurf holidays available as the Mauritius wind season of May to November coincided with the low season hotel prices as the bigger tourist market want to avoid the wind season. Therefore as windsurfers we get the best of both worlds; amazing wind and the cheapest prices !
It is always best to speak directly with us to discuss your holiday plans. Our website is to be used as a point of reference but there is no substitute for speaking directly to an expert windsurf travel advisor. However, as a rough guide we would summarise as follows:
Best to to visit Mauritius is May through to December. Absolute optimum wind months are August through to October but other times are really very good as well.
Where to go? Well it all depends on your level and budget. In a nutshell the South West has the best conditions and the only location where there is a good windsurf centre is at Le Morne. If you want the best luxury hotel, access to windsurf (and kitesurf if you wish) with flat water and waves then St Regis in Le Morne is the best. Alternative to St Regis is either LUX Le Morne or Dinarobin which are both a 15-20 minute walk to the windsruf centre. If you don't mind a short drive it opens up a large amount of other properties, including apartments, in the surrounding area. Two properties are worth a special mention being the Chamarel Retreat (a stunning eco lodge with incredible views over Le Morne) and the Outrigger Hotel in Bel Ombre (an amazing value luxury hotel only 15 minutes drive away).
If you have the time then we can easily arrange for a tailor made tour to encompass one or many of these areas as well as combining the best Mauritius windsurf location with other areas such as Reunion Island (great for a few days trekking and adventure), stunning Wellness & Spa retreats in the North where the weather is warmer or even combine with another country such as South Africa or Dubai.