THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN MAURITIUS

On the island of Mauritius in East Africa, you will find the best blue waters and national reserves, but there are many more things to do in Mauritius than visit the beaches. Looking for activities to escape reality? Here are the top things to do in Mauritius.

Soak Yourself in the Sun at the Beaches in Mauritius

You cannot visit Mauritius without visiting any beach, the northern part of the island has the greatest concentration of beaches. Amazingly, Mauritius offers a great variety of white sandy beaches and blue lagoons, you are sure to enjoy the sun at the beaches. Here are beaches you can visit in Mauritius; Flic en flac beach, Grand bay beach, Tamarin beach, St. Felix beach. 

Flic en Flac Beach

Visit Caudan waterfront

This is one of the most popular attractions for tourists in Mauritius. The waterfront includes shops, banking facilities, casinos, cinemas, restaurants, a marina and a five-star hotel. Caudan waterfront remains an iconic shopping destination for tourists and locals, visitors can also admire the port as large containers and cruise ships make their way in and out.

Caudan Waterfront

Visit Coloured Earth of Charamel

This is one of the major tourist attractions in Mauritius located in a large dense forest. Here’s the interesting part, the sand dune is in various shades of red, brown, violet, green, blue, grey, and purple said to have been from a volcanic eruption. The beauty and striking colours of the site have attracted a great number of tourists. 

Coloured Earth of Charamel

Hike at Le Morne Brabant

This UNESCO world heritage site isn’t just an amazing view, it is one of the best places for hiking in Mauritius. The hike takes about three to four hours which includes climbing a total of 4 rock-scrambling areas. During the hike, you would spot “Boucle d’Oreille” commonly known as Trochetia Boutoniana, the endemic national flower of Mauritius. Le Morne Brabant is one of the most preserved and wildest mountains of the island. Most importantly, the mountain gives memories of runaway slaves who rather jumped off the cliff than get enslaved again. 

Le Morne Brabant

Visit Port Louis

Port Louis; the capital city of Mauritius is the best place to explore cultural diversity on the island, the city is a melting point of cultures; Chinese, British, French, Indian and African. The city has many historic and colonial buildings and is beautifully decorated with French colonial architecture. Port Louis is the second most important financial centre in Africa. 

Port Louis

Zipline at Casela Nature Park

Ziplining at one of the most popular leisure parks that offers varieties of thrilling activities to visitors in Mauritius definitely sounds fun. Casela nature park provides different forms of ziplining like the zip and splash, canyon swing, zig zag racer, doub doub racer, and deep valley flyover. You are sure to have fun while ziplining across breath-taking scenic valleys. 

Go Snorkelling or Diving at Blue Bay Marine Park

Watersports in the blue lagoon is something you should look forward to. The blue bay marine park has the best coral reefs and sea life in Mauritius, snorkeling or scuba diving at the park gives you access to see and appreciate the beautiful marine life.   

Ganga Talao/ Grand Bassin

One interesting fact about Mauritius is religions coexist happily, but most of its population belong to the Hindu religion. Ganga Talao is a significant religious site for Hindus on the island, the sacred lake is where Hindus go to pray, worship, make offerings and chant, the site serves as an important pilgrim site during Maha Shivaratri. Besides its religious significance, Ganga Talao has a very beautiful landscape that welcomes tourists of different religious beliefs. 

Ganga Talao/ Grand Bassin

Go Shopping in Mauritius

You can never go wrong with shopping, the island of Mauritius offers many traditional items to tourists that could be used as souvenirs. Souvenirs and hand made crafts are very good take-home items when leaving the island. Here are markets you can visit on the island; Central markets, Le Craft market, Bagelle mall, The Quatre-Bornes market, The Flacq market 

Market in Mauritius

Check out Maheswarnath Mandir Temple, Mauritius

This is one of the biggest and oldest temples on the island, this Hindu temple is located in the village of Triolet. The white-painted shrine features sculptures, also floral designs made to provide a striking contrast to the white background. The temple is home to the presiding deity Lord Shiva. 

Maheswarnath Mandir Temple

With these selections of the best thrilling activities to engage yourself while exploring the beautiful island, you can always have fun on your next trip to Mauritius. At Tramango, we are dedicated to ensuring all our customers enjoy their trip, contact us for the best travel packages, visa assistance and accommodation booking.  

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