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Top Things to Do in Mauritius | 10 BEST Places to Visit in Mauritius

Top Things to Do in Mauritius | 10 BEST Places to Visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is the epitome of an exotic island vacation. It has everything- white-sand beaches, luxury hotels, tropical terrains, rare wildlife and an abundance of marine life under a glittering sapphire sea.

Though the luxury resorts of this island have their own charm, Mauritius is also a destination for an array of flora and fauna. Besides exotic wildlife, you can also marvel at the huge waterfalls and hike the trails of forests. 

Given beneath are the famous places to visit in Mauritius:

What To See in Mauritius

Ile Aux Cerfs 

Ile Aux Cerfs is situated on the east coast of Mauritius. This island of Mauritius is spread over 87 hectares of land which consists of rich vegetation and gorgeous beaches. Popularly known as ‘Deer Island’, Ile Aux Cerfs is one of the most popular spots in Mauritius due to its luscious beaches and coral reef.

How To Reach

The cheapest way to reach Ile Aux Cerfs is by a taxi boat that you can get from Trou D’Eau Douce. The alternate way is to join an organized tour by boat for a fun ride.

Activities

Visit the Beach, Adventure Park, play golf, water sports

Restaurant

  • Family Sunday BBQ
  • La Chaumière Masala
  • Sands Grill
  • Sands Bar
  • Langer's Bar & Grill

 Black River Gorges National Park

Being the largest national park in Mauritius, Black River Gorges National Park is home to several endangered species of birds and over 700 species of rare plants. It was established in 1994 and over the years has gained massive popularity among wildlife enthusiasts.

You will get a spectacular view of the dense rainforests area from the viewpoints inside the park premise. 

How To Reach

Located near the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, this national park can easily be reached by a private bus from the city centre. Alternatively you can book a taxi or rent a car to drive by yourself.

Activities

Hiking, birdwatching, shop, rum tasting

Restaurant

  • La Varangue sur Morne
  • L'Alchimiste
  • La Rhumerie

Things To Remember

Visiting Time: Everyday- 9 AM to 5 PM

Entry Fees: No fees, potential charges for guides

Chamarel Coloured Earth

Charamel is one of the majorMauritius Attractions attractions  located in the southwestern region of the country. This unique place has seven colored layers of sand. Its unique phenomenon attracts people from every corner of the world.

You should also stop by the Chamarel Waterfall and do not forget to take some seven-colored sand with you as a souvenir. 

How To Reach

You can take a bus from Port Louis or book a taxi.

Activities

Nature tour, birdwatching, Crocodile Park, Curious Corner of Chamarel,

Restaurant

  • Mich Restro
  • ENSO Restaurant & Bar Lounge
  • Frizzy

Things To Remember

Visiting Time: You can visit anytime but broad daylight will give you a nicer view

Entry Fees: 125 MRU for foreigners, about half for locals

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Pereybere Beach

Pereybere Beach is one of the most popular beaches in entire Mauritius. It is one of the few beaches where you can actually swim in the water. The beach has a breath-taking beauty with its white sand and turquoise water. There are several things to do here for couples at this beach in Mauritius.

How To Reach

Take the local bus from Immigration Square. You can also rent a car and drive to the destination yourself.

Activities

Underwater diving, windsurfing, parasailing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing, watch the sunset, sunbathe

Restaurant

  • Sincontru - Italian - Restaurant-Pizzeria
  • Restaurant Puchon
  • Cote D'Azur Restaurant
  • Grill & Chill
  • Sauterelle

Ganga Talao Grand Basin

Ganga Talao or Grand Basin is a beautiful pilgrimage and also one of the best places to visit Mauritius. This natural lake is based within an extinct volcano crater. As per mythology, the water here is considered to be the source of the sacred Ganga River in India. 

How To Reach

Take a cab or rent a car to reach Grand Talao quickly. Or else, you can take a bus to Souillac and then take a cab to Grand Talao.

Activities

Visit the National Park, Tea Museum, Nature Park

Restaurant

  • Bois Cheri
  • Avalon Golf Estate
  • Magic Spoon

Le Morne Beach

Le Morne is symbolic of Mauritius’s identity and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a peninsula located towards the southwestern end of the Indian Ocean. This is one of the best places to visit in Mauritius for witnessing rare species of plants

How To Reach

You can hire a cab or drive a rented car. You can also reach Le Morne Beach by boarding a bus.

Activities

Pedalo, windsurfing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, stand up paddle, kayak

Restaurant

  • Restaurant The Beach
  • Emba Filao
  • Umami

Grand Baie

Grand Baie is Mauritius’ cosmopolitan town which lies northwest of the island. This town is a haven for tourists as it has everything right from excellent beaches, scintillating nightlife, and a shopping complex.

Grand Baie has two small but beautiful beaches- La Cuvette and Grand Bay Public. La Cuvette is less crowded among the two so if you’re looking for some quiet me-time, head to this beach.

How To Reach

A 30-minute drive through a rented car or taxi will take you to Grand Baie. You can also board a bus from Grand Gaube, Triolet, and Goodlands.

Activities

Visit the beaches, National History Museum, casinos, wildlife safari, day cruise

Restaurant

  • Roots Est Café
  • Restaurant Coolen Chez Ram
  • Restaurant Puchon
  • Blue Lagoon Café

Le Caudan Waterfront

Mauritius is a shopper’s paradise. Head to Le Caudan Waterfront to splurge and have your best time. It is a commercial and entertainment complex where you have several shops, cafes, restaurants, movie theatres, casinos, and many more sources of entertainment.

This is a perfect place to shop your heart out. You can get clothes, jewelry, art, and craft souvenirs. Once your feet are sour with all the walking and shopping, you must indulge in delicious foods with a variety of options here. 

How To Reach

Board a bus or hire a taxi for hassle-free travel.

Activities

Shop till you drop, have scrumptious food, visit Blue Penny Museum, cinema

Restaurant

  • Mammamia che Gelato!
  • Namaste
  • Ty Breiz Cafe/ Pizzeria
  • Sunset Cafe & Trattoria Caudan

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Must-Try Adventurous Activities in Mauritius 

  • Skydiving: Must try if you want some adrenalin rush
  • Parasailing: It is offered at many spots such as Ile Aux Cerfs, Belle Mare and Grand Bay
  • Ziplining: Rodrigues, River Gates and Casela Nature offer this activity
  • Cave Sea Kayaking: Have a visual delight starting from Pointe Aux Sable
  • Water Skiing: Grand Baie is a perfect place for water skiing
  • Underwater sea walk: Available at Port Louis

Best Time To Visit Mauritius

Discover the Island of Mauritius in September and December when the hotel rates steep. This exotic little island is at its busiest during July, August and September. That’s why if you want to get away from all the crowd, the months of October, November and December might be the best to visit Mauritius. 

Insider’s Tips For A Hassle-Free Trip

  1. Make sure to exchange your foreign currency at the Airport
  2. Load up on essentials before leaving your country as Mauritius can get really expensive
  3. If you are on a budget, a bus is your best mode of transportation
  4. Do not leave your belongings unattended. Avoid roaming alone at night

Island vacations are a perfect escape from the chaos of the city’s routine life. Mauritius ticks all the right boxes hence is a perfect place for your next island vacation. When are you planning to visit this little exotic beauty? Do not forget to share with us in the comments below. 

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