The peak season in Mauritius for tourism is generally from 20th December to mid January.

Peak season is defined by tourist arrivals in Mauritius however, this differs by accommodation in Mauritius types such as hotels and holiday rentals offered by owners directly or through online travel agents (OTAs).

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Most hotels in Mauritius have 3 seasonal period/rates:

1. Peak Season - 20th December to mid January

2. Mid Season - Mid January to after Easter, Beginning of October until end of November

3. Low Season - After Easter until end of September, 1st three weeks of December

The average stay in hotels in Mauritius is 7 nights in the peak season and 3 nights other seasons.

Most vacation rentals in Mauritius also adhere to the 3 seasonal rate types:

1. Peak Season - Beginning of December to end of January

2. Mid Season - Mid January to after Easter, Beginning of October until end of November

3. Low Season - After Easter until end of September, 1st three weeks of December

The average stay in holiday rentals in Mauritius is 7 nights in the peak season and 3 nights other seasons. Not really different to the hotel sector. 

Exceptions to peak season and minimum night stay for accommodation offered by owners directly or OTAs.

Peak season for accommodation provided by owners directly may also differ depending on brand hence demand. Some vacation rentals in Mauritius  may have their peak season starting as of beginning of December right through to end of January. These successful holiday lettings in Mauritius can and do impose a minimum from 7 to 14 night stay or even more. Generally, these holiday lettings are located on the beach and operated by property management companies.

Seasonal rates hence seasons for vacation rentals differ based on regional attractions and activities in Mauritius.

Some holiday lettings work with only 2 seasons per year and more so, in the much sought after Black River destination, in view of the tourists attractions in Mauritius  offered in the Black River district (Mauritius)  amongst  others, such as Kite Surfing (Le Morne), surfing in Tamarin (the famous " Santosha wave "), swimming with the dolphins, big game fishing, hiking as well as tourist attractions such as 7 coloured earths, Rochester Falls, St. Aubin, The Tea Route, Crocodile Park, Curious corner, Chamarel to name a few.

Tourist attractions in Mauritius are also related to market audience throughout the different seasons.
  • The French including Reunion Island have their annual school summer holidays in the so called low season June to September.
  • The South Africans before and after Christmas as well as June/July school holidays visiting family South African expats in Mauritius or just on holiday.
The kite surfing community from May to mid November from all different world markets as well as the big game fishing February, international golf tournaments (May to September) attracts tourist vacation rentals bookings with owners directly.

Target audience and minimum night stays in peak season

The targeted audience for 14 night stays (in vacation rentals) and more within the "peak season" are generally from Scandinavia, Germany and Switzerland and have a typical family profile of 2 adults and up to 3 children under the age of 12 years old. This family profile for short term rentals in Mauritius is not consistent throughout the island and year and are affected geographically by the respective tourist attractions offered.

In conclusion, should Mauritius have a low season? In general, the Mauritius Tourist Promotion Agency   * and the Association of Hotels and Restaurants in Mauritius (AHRIM)   * * have been promoting these different seasons and have propagated a "negative" marketing over the last 40 years and more with "low season". When we talk about "low season" in Mauritius, we are basically accepting that less tourists come to Mauritius and basically confirming our marketing incapacity to be innovative creating themed and weather tourism.

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