Mauritius is a little paradise on earth with its breathtaking beaches, lush forests, historical sites and a lot more. The country is already a popular honeymoon and leisure holiday destination. Check out the top 10 attractions and activities to experience in Mauritius.
Visit Black River Gorges National Park
A must-visit attraction, the Black River Gorges National Park is popular among nature lovers as well as outdoor enthusiasts. The huge park has many hiking trails, which offer you breathtaking views of the island’s gorges, peaks, and waterfalls. You may also be lucky enough to spot some of its endemic wildlife including the pink pigeon and the macaque monkey.
Exploring the village of Chamarel will be a rewarding experience for any traveller. Behold the glory of the highest waterfall in the country, the Chamarel Falls, which has a height of 100 metres. Also, get dumbstruck with the sight of ‘Seven Coloured Earth’- a geological oddity featuring different distinct coloured sand dunes.
Savour Mauritian Rum
A visit to Mauritius will be incomplete without savouring the different varieties of Mauritian rums. The country is home to many large sugarcane fields with world-class distilleries, where an array of fantastic rums is produced.
Head to The Grand Bassin
Now a lake, Grand Bassin is an extinct volcano in the mountains at a height of around 1800 feet above sea level. It is the holiest site for Mauritian Hindus in the entire country. The lake is believed to be filled with the holy waters of the River Ganges of India.
Visit La Vanille Crocodile Park
La Vanille Crocodile Park is a popular attraction. Walk through the park to explore its flora and fauna, including the endangered species. Apart from different species of crocodiles, the park is also home to giant bats, turtles, and monkeys.
Relish Street Food
Try the famous Mauritian Street Food, which is a unique blend of Creole, African, Indian, and Chinese flavours and techniques. Choose from an amazing array of local cuisine served at smaller food shops as well as elite five-star restaurants.
Relax at the Beaches
It would be a sin not to talk about the world-famous and breathtaking Mauritian beaches. The country is home to some of the world’s most stunning beaches. Laze around at the Belle Mare Beach, La Cuvette beach, or experience kite-surfing at the Le Morne beach.
Discover The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is a horticulture garden spread over around 60 acres of land. Admire this beautiful garden’s diversity as you walk past the palm trees, giant lily ponds, and fruit bat trees. The park is a suitable abode for bats, tadpoles, frogs, giant turtles, and fish.
Skydiving over Mauritius
This one’s for the adventure enthusiasts! Try skydiving in Mauritius – get the ultimate adrenaline rush while admiring awe-inspiring views of the island country from the top. It is truly an unforgettable experience, which will stay forever in your memories.
Experience Grand Baie
The Grand Baie is a high-end resort in Mauritius, which offers trendy nightlife, amazing shopping opportunities, and fantastic restaurants. The resort also offers an array of water sports such as diving, sailing, waterskiing, and windsurfing.