Your biggest annoyances here are likely to be mosquitoes, sunburn and the occasional upset stomach.
- There are several aquatic nasties, though few travellers encounter anything more serious than the odd coral cut.
- Lying under a coconut palm may seem like a tropical idyll, but there have been some tragic accidents. Take care when walking under coconut trees and don't lie (or park your car) beneath them.
- Cyclones can occur between December (or more commonly, January) and March, though they are not unheard of as late as April.
- The risk of theft in Mauritius is small, but nonetheless it's worth being cautious.