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Top Things To Do And Must Visit Places In Mauritius

For those in need of an adventurous retreat and those who love to dig deep in history and culture, Mauritius has plenty to offer.
Sucheta Pradhan Mar 31, 2020
Often mistaken merely as a honeymoon destination with lot of sun, sand, and beaches, this East African gem will amaze you every step of the way!

Did you know …

… that Mauritius is the only known habitat of Dodo, the now extinct flightless bird?
Keep tapping for some of the best things to do in Mauritius ...
... which according to Mark Twain, was the prototype for heaven!

Tour Port Louis

The capital of Mauritius and also the largest city on the island has much to offer to tourists, all of which cannot be covered in a day.
For a slice of the city’s real vibe and culture, pay a visit to the picturesque central market ...
... a place to find local produce and spices, arts, crafts, and souvenirs.
History buffs can tour Port Louis’ colonial remnants.
You can also book a full-day guided tour of the city to make the most of it!

Hang Out at Champs de Mars

You cannot miss horse racing while in Mauritius. Located in Port Louis, Champs de Mars is one of the world’s oldest horse racing tracks.
Champs de Mars is also the oldest turf club in the entire southern hemisphere.
Catch a race here and have a gala time!

Relax on the Pristine Beaches

Mauritius is full of beautiful beaches spread all across the country.

Flic En Flac Beach

White-sand beach lined with casuarina trees, offering water sports, lagoons & nearby restaurants.
Le Morne Brabant, found in the South of the island, is a scarcely inhabited place. One must not miss this place on your trip to Mauritius.

Iles Aux Cerfs

Iles Aux Cerfs is a large outer isle of Mauritius, with magnificent white sandy beaches, palm trees and blue shade water.

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La Roche Qui Pleure / Le Souffleur  is spectacular place with unique big waves crashing against the volcanic cliffs.
All these beaches provide excellent snorkeling, scuba diving, and other watersporting opportunities for tourists and locals alike.
If you’re not on a tight budget ...
... book your stay in one of the many beach resorts to be in the lap of natural beauty throughout your vacation!

Admire Nature at Black River Gorges National Park

Spread across 6,574 hectares of pristine forest, the Black River Gorges National Park is for people who love nature and wildlife.
With picturesque waterfalls, natural hiking trails, and ample natural beauty ...
... this place is literally, ‘Paradise on Earth!’

Explore Chamarel’s Magical Landscape

Believed to have resulted due to the erosion of volcanic ash, the colorful landscape of Chamarel is a wonder in itself.
There are also other attractions in the area ...
... including awe-inspiring waterfalls, amazing local cuisine, and abundant native plant life.

Visit Flacq Village

Located in Eastern Mauritius, Flacq is one of the most developed villages in the country.
Market Flacq is the largest open-air market in Mauritius and very colourful at that, something you won’t want to miss!
Spend Time at Mauritius’ Wildlife Reserves:

Casela Wildlife Park is Mauritius’ popular attraction featuring over 140 different species of birds, amongst other wildlife.
Those traveling with children can also spend some time in the Yemen Reserve.
Here, you can see herds of deer and other animals up close!

Go Cave Sea Kayaking

Head to the Albion Caves on the Mauritian west coast and take in spectacular views of untouched sea caves, which can be approached by professional kayaks.
You have to be at least 18 years old for this adventure, and October is the best month to visit the Albion Caves.

Seek Adventure at Tamarin Falls

If you are an adventure junkie, Tamarin Falls in southwest Mauritius offers ample opportunities for you!
Ziplining is one of the adventure sports offered at Tamarin Falls ...
... wherein you can enjoy spectacular views of the area from up top. Hiking is also top notch here!

Don’t Miss the Tea Plantations

Mauritius is also famous the world over for its numerous beautiful tea plantations, displaying the sheer virgin beauty of nature.
If you feel up to it, you can also pick some tea leaves with the locals yourself!
La Vanille Crocodile Park
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, is must visit place which covers 60 acres lands.Its specialty is its giant lily ponds

Chateau De Labourdonnais

This provides experience of the nineteenth century Mauritian lifestyle to visitors. One must not miss this splendid mansion, built in 1859

Grand Bassin

Grand Bassin, an extinct volcano, with a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is must visit place Mauritius

Grand Bassin, Mauritius