Your first stop is Dubai. This skyscraper clad city is buzzing with atmosphere, from the gold markets to the tallest building in the world, all on the edge of wide golden sandy beaches. The One & Only Royal Mirage offers an idyllic beachfront location yet only a stones throw from everything this vibrant city has to offer. Simply laze away the days by the pool or in the spa or alternatively take some fantastic trips out into the sand dunes, to far off Bedouin tents and star filled skies.
When you've had your fill of the desert, fly down into the Indian Ocean to the stunning island of Mauritius. Palm fringed beaches await you and days without a care in the world. Everything you could possibly wish for in a relaxing holiday is at your fingertips at the beautifully located One & Only Le St Geran. One of the best beaches on the island, superb service and gourmet cuisine, a decadent spa, fantastic water sports and even a kite surfing school. Be totally pampered or enjoy the thrill of dancing through the waves, the choice is yours.
|Stay||Location / Route||Overnight|
||Fly to Dubai||Overnight flight|
||Dubai - Jumeirah Beach||One&Only Royal Mirage|
||Fly to Mauritius||Day flight|
||East Coast, Mauritius||One&Only Le Saint Geran|
||Fly to London (via Dubai)||Overnight flight|
When to travel
Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate with year-round heat, although the southeast trade winds help it never to feel too muggy. The summer months are from December to April, when it can nevertheless be extremely humid, and the winter, such as it is, runs from May to November, and is cooler and drier.
The best months to visit Mauritius are May to early December. January and February, the peak cyclone months, are best avoided by water-sports enthusiasts and divers. Cyclones rarely hit Mauritius (although Rodrigues has suffered far more regularly than the mainland) but cyclones way out at sea can bring days of squally rain.
Coastal temperatures range between 25°C and 33°C in summer and between 18°C and 24°C in winter. On the plateau it will be some 5°C cooler. The highlands are also the wettest part of the island – it can rain here at any time of year, and even when it’s not raining the area can be cloaked in low-lying cloud. When the winds are at their strongest in July and August it can be blustery on the east coast, though the breeze brings welcome relief in summer.
Apart from the Christmas-New Year peak, Mauritius doesn’t really have high and low seasons. The situation is more dependent on outside factors (such as the French school holidays, which cause a big increase in demand and prices in August).
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Location and directions
Dubai & Mauritius
One&Only Royal Mirage overlooks The Palm Island on Jumeirah Beach in Dubai. The One&Only Le Saint Geran is located on a peninsular on the east coast of Mauritius, a 1-hour drive to the airport.
How to get there
7-hour direct flight to Dubai International Airport. One & Only Royal Mirage is located 20-minutes from the Airport.