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Popular tourist places in Mauritius

Food Scene
chinese specialty
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Ah Youn
Route Royale Royal Road
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chinese specialty
Good Mauritian cuisine at affordable price. This restaurant prides itself on its menu being fresh & authentic. Well located along the coastal road.
Marmite Mauricienne
Good Mauritian cuisine at affordable price. This restaurant prides itself on its menu being fresh & authentic. Well located along the coastal road.
The restaurant is very famous amongst both tourists and locals and its success is probably due to its delicious foods, amazing setting, great staff hospitality and good value for money.
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Domaine Anna
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The restaurant is very famous amongst both tourists and locals and its success is probably due to its delicious foods, amazing setting, great staff hospitality and good value for money.
Entertainment & Activities
Full of activities - birds park, ziplines, safari, Karting, animal feeding and restaurant
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Casela World of Adventures
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Full of activities - birds park, ziplines, safari, Karting, animal feeding and restaurant
Flic en Flac beach is where laying on the white sand becomes a habit. This world famous beach has everything that the beach lover might expect. Stretching for almost 2 kilometers long, the Flic en Flac beach is popular among both tourists and locals. As far as swimming is concerned, like most of Mauritius beaches, Flic en Flac is also surrounded by lagoons with waves breaks of 100 meters away from the beach. This certainly make the water almost calm, warm and suitable for swimming. The beach is ideal for families, friends and couples. Flic en Flac is one of the best location to watch the sunset, you will probably have no difficulty in finding a good place as there is many spots on the beach
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Flic En Flac Beach
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Flic en Flac beach is where laying on the white sand becomes a habit. This world famous beach has everything that the beach lover might expect. Stretching for almost 2 kilometers long, the Flic en Flac beach is popular among both tourists and locals. As far as swimming is concerned, like most of Mauritius beaches, Flic en Flac is also surrounded by lagoons with waves breaks of 100 meters away from the beach. This certainly make the water almost calm, warm and suitable for swimming. The beach is ideal for families, friends and couples. Flic en Flac is one of the best location to watch the sunset, you will probably have no difficulty in finding a good place as there is many spots on the beach
A large outer isle of Mauritius, Iles Aux Cerfs is located off its East Coast, with spectacular white sandy beaches, palm trees and waters of all shades of blue. It remains one of the main attractions of the island. There, the picture-postcard blue lagoon will make you feel as if you just arrived on a Treasure Island. Iles aux Cerfs is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a BBQ and have a go at parasailing to have a majestic aerial view of this pristine isle. The island’s main beach provides basic services including restaurants serving tasty food. It also houses the Bernard Langer golf course.
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Ile aux Cerfs Leisure Island
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A large outer isle of Mauritius, Iles Aux Cerfs is located off its East Coast, with spectacular white sandy beaches, palm trees and waters of all shades of blue. It remains one of the main attractions of the island. There, the picture-postcard blue lagoon will make you feel as if you just arrived on a Treasure Island. Iles aux Cerfs is the perfect place to relax, enjoy a BBQ and have a go at parasailing to have a majestic aerial view of this pristine isle. The island’s main beach provides basic services including restaurants serving tasty food. It also houses the Bernard Langer golf course.
SeaUrchin Diving Center
Travelers have an amazing and enticing boat rides at beautiful sea at Golden Wave. Golden Wave is one of the best cruises with gentle crew members. The boat is nice, big and spotless and will give you the best experiences. Since the boat is doubled storey, one can always go on the roof and enjoy the cool breeze upon them. The sweet chilling breeze kissing on your cheeks will give you the thrilling experience of being there. It gives an amazing experience of dancing to the music at the deck of the boat and go for a fishing trip.
Golden Wave - Big Game Fishing in Mauritius
Travelers have an amazing and enticing boat rides at beautiful sea at Golden Wave. Golden Wave is one of the best cruises with gentle crew members. The boat is nice, big and spotless and will give you the best experiences. Since the boat is doubled storey, one can always go on the roof and enjoy the cool breeze upon them. The sweet chilling breeze kissing on your cheeks will give you the thrilling experience of being there. It gives an amazing experience of dancing to the music at the deck of the boat and go for a fishing trip.
Dolphin Encounter Mauritius
Om Spa
Mystic Massage Centre
Customer friendly transportation service for airport transfer, outdoor activities, boat tours, water sports etc. Excellent tours at outstanding prices for their various packages.
Taxi a Maurice/Turquoise Voyages
Customer friendly transportation service for airport transfer, outdoor activities, boat tours, water sports etc. Excellent tours at outstanding prices for their various packages.
Essentials
Everything available at good prices
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Jumbo Express
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Everything available at good prices
Jo & Chris Blanchisserie
Complex Les Sable Rose,Near Manisa Hotel
Thomas Cook (Mauritius) Operations Co. Ltd.
Drinks & Nightlife
Good place to enjoy food, drinks, music and dancing...
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Shotz
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Good place to enjoy food, drinks, music and dancing...
Good place to enjoy excellent Mauritian beer with nice food and live TV shows (football and others) , music ..
Mafiozzo
Good place to enjoy excellent Mauritian beer with nice food and live TV shows (football and others) , music ..
Restaurant with variety of cuisine, sports bar, nightclub and beer garden. Lunch, dinner, share drinks with friends, watch your favourite sports and party till you drop.
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Big Willy's
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Restaurant with variety of cuisine, sports bar, nightclub and beer garden. Lunch, dinner, share drinks with friends, watch your favourite sports and party till you drop.
Sightseeing
Le Morne Brabant, found in the South of the island, is a scarcely inhabited place. It is mostly surrounded by hotels. There you will have the chance of seeing Le Morne Mountain, classified as World heritage, a single peak encapsulating so much of Mauritius’ history in it. The mountain was the place, for slaves, to escape from their masters. The place is full of nice viewpoints over the west coast of the island and over the southern part of the island.
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Le Morne
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Le Morne Brabant, found in the South of the island, is a scarcely inhabited place. It is mostly surrounded by hotels. There you will have the chance of seeing Le Morne Mountain, classified as World heritage, a single peak encapsulating so much of Mauritius’ history in it. The mountain was the place, for slaves, to escape from their masters. The place is full of nice viewpoints over the west coast of the island and over the southern part of the island.
A national park stretching over 6574 hectares of incredible native forests and wildlife, covering 3.5% of Mauritius’ land area and including a range of ecosystems. This dense forest is home to over 300 species of flowering plants. Want to spot one of the rarest birds in the world? Then the national park is your best bet since it is the habitat of the Pink pigeon, a bird endemic to Mauritius, which nearly reached extinction. The national park proposes a number of long hiking trails for those nature lovers. For visitors loving immense outdoors, black river gorges is an ideal place to let yourself be carried away by its set of panoramic views of the island’s landscape, including vistas, gorges,
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Black River Gorges National Park
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A national park stretching over 6574 hectares of incredible native forests and wildlife, covering 3.5% of Mauritius’ land area and including a range of ecosystems. This dense forest is home to over 300 species of flowering plants. Want to spot one of the rarest birds in the world? Then the national park is your best bet since it is the habitat of the Pink pigeon, a bird endemic to Mauritius, which nearly reached extinction. The national park proposes a number of long hiking trails for those nature lovers. For visitors loving immense outdoors, black river gorges is an ideal place to let yourself be carried away by its set of panoramic views of the island’s landscape, including vistas, gorges,
Chamarel is a small village located in the district of Savanne. Chamarel attracts much since you will have the chance to visit the beautiful places in its vicinity- The highest waterfall in Mauritius at 100 metres and the 7-coloured earths. The Chamarel Falls are as impressive a waterfall as you’ll find anywhere and makes up a perfect spot. Climbing the stairs to the viewing platform reveals an awe impressive view as it hits the pool 100 metres below. The ‘Seven Coloured Earth’, made up of sand dunes of different distinct colours including reds, browns and purples will impress more than one.
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Chamarel
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Chamarel is a small village located in the district of Savanne. Chamarel attracts much since you will have the chance to visit the beautiful places in its vicinity- The highest waterfall in Mauritius at 100 metres and the 7-coloured earths. The Chamarel Falls are as impressive a waterfall as you’ll find anywhere and makes up a perfect spot. Climbing the stairs to the viewing platform reveals an awe impressive view as it hits the pool 100 metres below. The ‘Seven Coloured Earth’, made up of sand dunes of different distinct colours including reds, browns and purples will impress more than one.
This place is simply amazing, superb, relaxing and inspiring. Unique big waves crashing against the volcanic cliffs. The rocks being porous will make you hear, at each backslash, the rocks breathing. An amazing and sole experience everyone should see and enjoy.
Le Souffleur
This place is simply amazing, superb, relaxing and inspiring. Unique big waves crashing against the volcanic cliffs. The rocks being porous will make you hear, at each backslash, the rocks breathing. An amazing and sole experience everyone should see and enjoy.
Grand Bassin, an extinct volcano, now a lake high up in the mountains about 1800 feet above sea level is the most sacred Hindu place on the island of Mauritius. It is also a well-known place of interest. On the spot you will be able to visit a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The people of the island believe it is filled with holy waters from the River Ganges in India on the occasion of Maha Shivaratree people make pilgrimages from their homes to the lake on foot, carrying religious carts(Kawals) the whole way. There is also a majestic 108 foot statue of Shiva which brings a touch of uniqueness to that specific location.
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Grand Bassin
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Grand Bassin, an extinct volcano, now a lake high up in the mountains about 1800 feet above sea level is the most sacred Hindu place on the island of Mauritius. It is also a well-known place of interest. On the spot you will be able to visit a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The people of the island believe it is filled with holy waters from the River Ganges in India on the occasion of Maha Shivaratree people make pilgrimages from their homes to the lake on foot, carrying religious carts(Kawals) the whole way. There is also a majestic 108 foot statue of Shiva which brings a touch of uniqueness to that specific location.
Another must-see for travellers on the search for authentic cultural experiences and points of interest in Mauritius is Port Louis—which is teeming with cultural and historical sites. Other interesting sites include the old Port Louis Theatre, the racetrack Champ de Mars (the second oldest race club in the world) and the post office located near the popular Caudan Waterfront. It is the largest and oldest post office on the island. Extra stops to add to your itinerary while in Port Louis is the incredible Mauritian Chinatown and the bustling central market in Port Louis.
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Port Louis
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Another must-see for travellers on the search for authentic cultural experiences and points of interest in Mauritius is Port Louis—which is teeming with cultural and historical sites. Other interesting sites include the old Port Louis Theatre, the racetrack Champ de Mars (the second oldest race club in the world) and the post office located near the popular Caudan Waterfront. It is the largest and oldest post office on the island. Extra stops to add to your itinerary while in Port Louis is the incredible Mauritian Chinatown and the bustling central market in Port Louis.
In the southwest of Mauritius, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Le Morne Brabant or Le Morne mountain casts its shadow over the popular beach as a reminder of its past. Simultaneously, it stands as a symbol of freedom, a monument to the suffering of the slaves and an icon of resilience and resistance. One of the main points of interest in Mauritius, Le Morne Brabant was the hiding place for many escaped slaves (referred to as maroons) during the 18th and 19th centuries. The runaway slaves would form small settlements on the top of the mountain and in the small caves that are found along the basaltic slopes.
Le Morne Cultural Landscape
In the southwest of Mauritius, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Le Morne Brabant or Le Morne mountain casts its shadow over the popular beach as a reminder of its past. Simultaneously, it stands as a symbol of freedom, a monument to the suffering of the slaves and an icon of resilience and resistance. One of the main points of interest in Mauritius, Le Morne Brabant was the hiding place for many escaped slaves (referred to as maroons) during the 18th and 19th centuries. The runaway slaves would form small settlements on the top of the mountain and in the small caves that are found along the basaltic slopes.
Parks & Nature
The star of the show here is without any doubt the crocodile, but you will also see other creatures including giant bats, giant turtles, monkeys and a huge insect collection. While having a walk through the jungle observing the flora and fauna, you will learn more about the endangered species endemic to Mauritius. Its insectarium is one of the world’s largest private collections of butterfly and other insects. And those beautiful creatures are a feast to the eyes. The restaurant of the park even proposes Crocodile Curry on its menu.
La Vanille Crocodile Park
The star of the show here is without any doubt the crocodile, but you will also see other creatures including giant bats, giant turtles, monkeys and a huge insect collection. While having a walk through the jungle observing the flora and fauna, you will learn more about the endangered species endemic to Mauritius. Its insectarium is one of the world’s largest private collections of butterfly and other insects. And those beautiful creatures are a feast to the eyes. The restaurant of the park even proposes Crocodile Curry on its menu.
Go to the west of the island, three kilometers from Flic-en-Flac, within the Adventure Park of Casela. 14 hectares of lush area where you can unleash your sense of adventure in the proposed activities like zip-lining, canyoning, quad biking and much more. You can also encounter wild animals, observe many species of birds and discover the tropical flora of the park.
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Casela World of Adventures
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Go to the west of the island, three kilometers from Flic-en-Flac, within the Adventure Park of Casela. 14 hectares of lush area where you can unleash your sense of adventure in the proposed activities like zip-lining, canyoning, quad biking and much more. You can also encounter wild animals, observe many species of birds and discover the tropical flora of the park.
Stroll across the 37 hectares (91 acres) of SSR Botanic Garden and explore the preserved plant life of the Southern Hemisphere's oldest botanical garden. Admire the neatly maintained gardens and their luxuriant vegetation, including the giant water lilies of the park's main pond, abundance of sugar canes, and over 85 varieties of palm tree. Named after the attractive grapefruit tree that grows in the region (thought to have been introduced by the Dutch), the garden boasts decorative plants as well as fruit trees, all giving an excellent introduction to the agricultural and culinary heritage of the island nation.
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden Trust
Stroll across the 37 hectares (91 acres) of SSR Botanic Garden and explore the preserved plant life of the Southern Hemisphere's oldest botanical garden. Admire the neatly maintained gardens and their luxuriant vegetation, including the giant water lilies of the park's main pond, abundance of sugar canes, and over 85 varieties of palm tree. Named after the attractive grapefruit tree that grows in the region (thought to have been introduced by the Dutch), the garden boasts decorative plants as well as fruit trees, all giving an excellent introduction to the agricultural and culinary heritage of the island nation.
Arts & Culture
At the heart of a splendid natural estate, the Château de Labourdonnais helps you to rediscover the nineteenth century Mauritian lifestyle… Brilliantly restored, this majestic mansion, built in 1859, has regained all of its original splendour and provides a unique experience to its visitors. After visiting the château you can have a promenade in its garden, then visit its distillery and in the end taste the Rhum locally produced at the Rhumerie des Mascareignes. At the estate you will also have the opportunity to taste typical Mauritian cuisine that will, without any doubt, be a pure bliss to your taste buds!
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Château de Labourdonnais
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At the heart of a splendid natural estate, the Château de Labourdonnais helps you to rediscover the nineteenth century Mauritian lifestyle… Brilliantly restored, this majestic mansion, built in 1859, has regained all of its original splendour and provides a unique experience to its visitors. After visiting the château you can have a promenade in its garden, then visit its distillery and in the end taste the Rhum locally produced at the Rhumerie des Mascareignes. At the estate you will also have the opportunity to taste typical Mauritian cuisine that will, without any doubt, be a pure bliss to your taste buds!
Sugar was one of Mauritius’ greatest exports until the sugar market in South America opened up. In fact, it was the main source of revenue for a long time, which is why the importance of sugarcane is woven into the fabric of Mauritius’ interesting past, L’Aventure du Sucre, or the sugar mill museum, in Pamplemousses is an important point of interest. Here you will learn how the history of Mauritius unravelled and how sugarcane, rum and slavery all played their part in creating the Mauritius as we know it today. Relish the vistas from the museum restaurant as you dine on marvellous authentic local food.
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L'Aventure du Sucre
Beau Plan B18
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Sugar was one of Mauritius’ greatest exports until the sugar market in South America opened up. In fact, it was the main source of revenue for a long time, which is why the importance of sugarcane is woven into the fabric of Mauritius’ interesting past, L’Aventure du Sucre, or the sugar mill museum, in Pamplemousses is an important point of interest. Here you will learn how the history of Mauritius unravelled and how sugarcane, rum and slavery all played their part in creating the Mauritius as we know it today. Relish the vistas from the museum restaurant as you dine on marvellous authentic local food.
Mauritius is hugely famous for many diverse reasons such as textiles, the dodo bird, immaculate beaches, world-class luxury resorts and of course, sugarcane plantations. But export-grade sugar was not the only product that came from these plantations. Rum has been produced in Mauritius from molasses for some time. But in 2006, when the Mauritian government lifted a ban on distilling sugar cane juice, the rum industry really got the sugar rush it was looking for and the market was introduced to Agricole rum. Making the Rhumerie de Chamarel one of the best points of interest in Mauritius. While the Rhumerie de Chamarel is the newest addition to the rum distilleries on the island, it’s one of t
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Rhumerie de Chamarel Restaurant
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Mauritius is hugely famous for many diverse reasons such as textiles, the dodo bird, immaculate beaches, world-class luxury resorts and of course, sugarcane plantations. But export-grade sugar was not the only product that came from these plantations. Rum has been produced in Mauritius from molasses for some time. But in 2006, when the Mauritian government lifted a ban on distilling sugar cane juice, the rum industry really got the sugar rush it was looking for and the market was introduced to Agricole rum. Making the Rhumerie de Chamarel one of the best points of interest in Mauritius. While the Rhumerie de Chamarel is the newest addition to the rum distilleries on the island, it’s one of t
This interesting UNESCO World Heritage site and national monument is the last remaining immigrant depot in Mauritius, created once slavery was abolished in the second half of the nineteenth century. Mauritius was the first of the British colonies to receive contracted, or indentured labourers, and was technically the “guinea pig” for this idea (or what was known as the ‘Great Experiment)’. The British wanted to show that this system was far superior to slave labour, and once they felt they had proved this, it was adopted in French, Dutch and Spanish colonies the world over.
Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site
1 Quay St
This interesting UNESCO World Heritage site and national monument is the last remaining immigrant depot in Mauritius, created once slavery was abolished in the second half of the nineteenth century. Mauritius was the first of the British colonies to receive contracted, or indentured labourers, and was technically the “guinea pig” for this idea (or what was known as the ‘Great Experiment)’. The British wanted to show that this system was far superior to slave labour, and once they felt they had proved this, it was adopted in French, Dutch and Spanish colonies the world over.