Top 10 things to do in Mauritius
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Mauritius is one of the world's most beautiful holiday destinations, offering a great escape for everyone. If you are planning a trip to Mauritius, here are the top things to do and the very best places to visit.
To discover Mauritian heritage, we suggest learning about the rich history of Pamplemousse. Places worth visiting include: The Old Cemetery, The Church of St Francis of Assisi which dates back to the 18th century and L’Aventure du Sucre, a truly fascinating museum where guests will learn all about Mauritian sugar history, slavery and rum production.
Home to the famed Grand Bay, the north of Mauritius offers endless opportunities if seeking a great evening abroad or a chance to meet the locals. Simply follow the coastline to discover a healthy and vibrant mix of discos, clubs, lounges and bars.
The Caudan Waterfront
Shopping at the Caudan Waterfront is essential for those seeking the best designer brands at bargain prices! Enjoy the hustle & bustle of everyday shoppers at this gorgeous seafront location, as well as an array of delectable restaurants and the only library in Caudan.
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park is arguably one of the “greenest” attractions on the island. This haven spans over 16,680 acres and is home to over 311 endangered native plants and animals that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
The Red Roof Chapel
Stumble upon one of the best places to get married in Mauritius at the simple chapel, also known as The Red Roof Chapel in Cap Malheureux. Here you will find a cute little tourist hot-spot located at the very northern point of Mauritius. Founded back in 1939 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this gorgeous little attraction is a returning favourite for unforgettable wedding ceremonies and stunning photoshoots.
Casela World of Adventures
Set amidst the famed sugarcane fields and majestic Rempart mountain on the glorious west coast, lies one of the destinations biggest attractions.. Cesela Nature Parks, also known as Cascavelle. Casela is a huge outdoor amusement park spanning approx. 250 hectares and features endless activities including unforgettable safari tours, camel rides, quad biking and zip lining, as well as home to a handful of delectable restaurants, shopping outlets, and much more (including its very own wildlife park!). A truly breathtaking day out for travellers of all kinds, and one the little ones will remember forever.
Take a visit to the Mahebourg waterfront to discover a beautiful coastal city swarming with character. From stunning buildings and National History Museums, to incredible open air exhibitions and cute little markets selling everything you might need… Mahebourg offers something for everyone.
Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
The Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve is a popular ecotourism destination that encompasses a small 26-acre island on the south-east coast of Mauritius. Functioning as both a nature reserve and scientific research station, this lost paradise is open to the public offering fascinating guided tours for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Discover giant tortoises, pink pigeons and much more.
Blue Bay & Blue Bay Marine Park
Discover a haven of calm and tranquillity at Blue Bay, arguably one of the best beaches in Mauritius due to its pristine white sand, lively corals and clear water that is absolutely perfect for snorkelling. The bay also features an exceptional marine park swarming with tropical corals and sea life.. we strongly urge you to jump onboard the glass bottom boat excursion for a truly unforgettable experience.
Ile aux Cerfs & Grand River South East
Considered by most as the islands water sports paradise, Ile aux Cerfs allows you to discover everything from extraordinary beaches, delectable restaurants, a spectacular tortoise farm, superb 18-hole championship golf course and much more. The privately owned island can be reached by boat (or even a pirate ship!) from a variety of different spots around the island. If sailing from the south, most trips include stop overs in the Grand River where guests can snorkel in the crystal-clear lagoon and enjoy scrumptious BBQ’s and drinks alongside a hole host of fun-filled on-board activities! That being said, the Grand River South East is a highly popular attraction that offers endless excursions to ensure an unforgettable Mauritian holiday.
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