Mauritius offers a stunning amount of culture, community and incredible hotspots. As there is so much to see, I wanted to curate a list of must-visits if you want to venture out of both your stays.
Trou aux Biches – Trou aux Biches is a charming vacation town in the northern region of Mauritius that boasts a powdery white sand shoreline with dancing palm trees and turquoise blue waters, making it a postcard-perfect. The beach is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, diving, water skiing, picnicking, and other water activities.
Pamplemousse Botanical Garden And The Sugar Museum – The Pamplemousse Botanical Garden is located near Port Louis. It offers visitors the opportunity to see a variety of tropical plants from around the world and water lilies, palm trees, fruit trees, and so on. It is also an excellent area for picnicking, and depending on the guest, the perfect amount of time to spend here is 2 to 3 hours.
Port Louis – Port Louis, Mauritius' capital city, provides an insight into the country's culture and way of life. You can take a short walk through the city's Bazaar or the Queen Street Central Market, as well as the Place d'Armes, the Government Palace, and the Company Garden. Furthermore, the Caudan Waterfront is a great area to go shopping, and the Blue Penny Museum introduces visitors to the archipelago's culture and history. For nighttime activities, there are numerous open-air restaurants and diners along the shoreline where visitors can enjoy the fresh air and the sounds of the sea.
7 Cascades Hike – The most recommendable hike in the North region and arguably in all of Mauritius is the 7 Cascades Hike close to Curepipe. It is divided into a half-day trek that takes hikers to four waterfalls and a full-day hike to seven waterfalls. I recommend if you are to do this hiring a guide when you arrive at the starting point.
Flic en Flac – Flic en Flac is a city in Mauritius' western area known for its vibrant streets and attractions. It also has some of the most luxurious hotels in the country, and its seashore offers a stunning view of Morne Mountain. The city's coastline is equally enticing, particularly for its marine fauna for snorkelling activities and the bustling disco night along the bay. Furthermore, Roti Aka is a must-have food to enjoy on the island, especially during lunchtime with fresh fruits.
The Land Of Seven Colors – Only a few minutes from Le Morne is the town of Chamarel which features a majestic waterfall and an impressive mountain of sand with stunning colours, also known as the “Land of Seven Colors.” The park is a prominent attraction as well as the Black River Gorges National Park, which is also popular for its hiking trails and lush rainforest.
Deer Island – Deer Island is located on Mauritius' eastern coast, near Bellemare, and is home to the country's most significant lagoons, ideal for various water sports activities. Tourists must take a boat to the island from Trou d'Eau Douce beach. The island is a small and lovely island teeming with tourists who come to see the breathtaking beauty and participate in various activities, including the boat journey to the rich island. In addition, there are several souvenir shops and restaurants on the island for travelers.
Mahebourg – Take a trip to the city of Mahebourg, close to the airport. The town country's old capital, travellers may roam around and admire the lovely lanes and beachfront vistas. The nearest attraction is Blue Bay, ideal for relaxing or taking a glass-bottom boat ride. Furthermore, the Ile aux Aigrettes is an excellent location for bird viewing for nature lovers.