One of the most popular honeymoon destinations and one of Hollywood celebrities’ favorite vacation spots, Mauritius is a lush island paradise with exotic beaches offering top services in its many luxury hotels and story bungalows.
Located about 2400 kilometers off the south-east coast of Africa, near Madagascar, this volcanic tropical island is perfect for adventurous travelers, those who want to relax all day on the beach or for sports enthusiasts. nautical and marine life.
But Mauritius is not just about beaches, with lots of breathtaking scenery, important historical sites and beautiful forests worth visiting. If you intend to visit every corner of the island, we recommend that you rent a car to get there from one tourist point to another.
The following is a short list of places to visit in Mauritius:
Port Louis. A booming city, with plenty of historical and cultural sights, charming restaurants and markets, the capital of Mauritius is one of the places you shouldn’t miss when you get to this part of the world. Port Louis, as the name suggests, hosts a variety of elegant yachts and cruise ships, being used by the French in the 1700s for various commercial purposes. Today, the picturesque city at the foot of the Moka Mountain Range is the second largest financial district in Africa (the first being Johannesburg) and is populated by approximately 145,000 inhabitants. Among the most important tourist attractions in the city are the Natural History Museum, Le Cauden Waterfront and the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.
The Black River Gorge Natural Park. Spread over an area of over 6,000 hectares, the Black River Gorge Natural Park is the ideal place to discover the native forests and wildlife of this fascinating island. The park is home to over 300 species of multicolored plants, the famous endangered pink pigeons, huge fruit bats and more. It is a spectacular land for which the authorities make huge efforts to preserve it as much as possible. Wrap yourself up with good hiking boots and expect to discover wonderful panoramic views of the island, many keys, picturesque mountain peaks and stunning waterfalls!
Le Morne. Le Morne Brabant, located in the south of the island, is a little inhabited place, where there are, for the most part, hotels, which travelers visit to see the fascinating mountain of Le Morne. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Le Morne encapsulates an important part of this nation’s history. In the past, the mountain would be the place where slaves hid themselves from their masters. Today, it is considered a symbol of the universal ideals of individual freedom and resistance to oppression, but also a natural tourist attraction of exquisite beauty, which offers splendid views over the west and south coast of the island.
Ile Aux Deer. Located off the east coast of Mauritius, Iles Aux is famous for its spectacular beaches with white sand, palm trees and waters of all shades of blue. So if you go to Mauritius to visit its most beautiful beaches, this is the best place for you! Here, not only will you be able to relax on a sun lounger under the sun, but you will also have the opportunity to do parasailing, snorkeling and many other fun water activities.
Chamarel. This small village found in the Savanne district is frequented by travelers because it gives them the chance to visit some of the most beautiful natural attractions in the entire country, the Chamarel Waterfall and the 7-color Earth. This is the highest waterfall in Mauritius, with a waterfall of 100 meters, and the lands are famous for changing their color every kilometer, being composed of sand dunes whose shades come from the layers of volcanic ash. You certainly won’t want to miss this enchanted place with a fantastic living environment thanks to its brightly colored landscapes!
These are just some of the tourist attractions that are worth a visit in the exotic Mauritius. The list could also be supplemented your list with the La Vanille Nature Park, Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, Labourdonnais Castle, Le Souffleur, Grand Bassin and many more.