Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. Capital Port Louis has sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.
With amazing white sand beaches, stunning blue water, mountains, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and so much more packed in one country, you won’t run out of things to see in Mauritius!
Port Louis is the capital and largest city in Mauritius. There are so many different things going on here that you could spend more than one day and not cover it all. This is where you can find locally grown vegetables, exotic foods, local products and spices, arts, crafts and souvenirs. You can find the cheap clothing Port Louis is known for.
Some are made locally and other items imported from India and China, they are a great value for you money. It is where the locals also shop for their own stuff including items such as curry and teas.
The Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis has a great shopping centre. There you can enjoy street entertainers and a wide array of food options and many unique shops.
There are many historical buildings to visit on the waterfront, including the Blue Penny Museum, The Stamp Museum, and the Mauritius Natural History Museum. These museums should be at the top of your list of things to do in Mauritius to learn of the history of this amazing nation. The Blue Penny Museum has many rare stamps, including the blue penny and penny orange stamps from 1847 which are among the rarest stamps in the world. Caudan Waterfront, with its rows of shops and restaurants, is the perfect place to wander for the day and take in the culture.
Casela Wildlife Park & Yemen Reserve
Casela Wildlife Park is a nature reserve full of more than 140 bird species from all five continents. It also includes tortoises, deer, fish ponds, lions, tigers and monkeys just to name a few.
Another similar thing to see in Mauritius is the Yemen Reserve. While not as large as other reserves on the island, you will love this place!
You can get close to herds of deer and other animals as well as enjoy the wide varieties of plant life of Mauritius Island. It also has a wonderful view of the sea.
Caramel area has some amazing coloured soils. It showcases a landscape of the various and contrasting shades of colour. There are blues, greens, reds and yellows that are thought to be the result of the erosion of the volcanic ash.
Nearby are the waterfalls of Caramel that rise up from the moors and showcase an abundance of the native plant life.
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges is an amazing national park of 6,574 hectares was created in 1994 for the protection of Mauritius’ remaining native forests.
At Black River Gorges National Park, you will see magnificent landscapes, with endemic plants, including a conservation area and rare orchids, and rare bird species.
Ile Aux Cerfs
It is once a place where Travellers come to enjoy Water sports, it has some wonderful lagoons too.
It’s a good place for snorkelling as well.
It dates back to the time when sugar was given equal importance as gold. It is a treat for historians as it displays the 250 years old heritage of the sugar adventure that the whole country saw. Once you are free from the 1.5 hour tour, rum and sugar tasting sessions will be waiting for you to end the tour.
Grand Bassin is also regarded as Ganga Talao and is famous for one of the most significant Lord Shiva temples which are located 1800 ft above the sea level. Apart from the temple of Lord Shiva, you can also worship Gods like Hanuman and Lakshmi who have their individual temples there as well. The serene and tranquil environment of the place is what makes the tourists come back again and again to this place.