MAURITIUS

mauritius_island

MAURITIUS ISLAND

Mauritius Islands, the famous tourist attraction located in the Indian Ocean near the African continent. For many centuries the island was under the colonialism of many countries such as Britain, France and Dutch. Hence there exists a multicultural environment in the islands.The Blue Bay nearer to the Port Louis is one of the beautiful beaches with blue seas and green palms. Also the interior of the islands have splendid forests with magnificent landscapes.

bluebay_marine_park_mauritius

THE BLUE BAY MARINE PARK

Boasts of 38 different varieties of corals and 72 species of fish. This marine park is a great place for those wanting to learn diving. The Blue Bay Marine Park, situated on the Southeast coast of Mauritius near Mahebourg, is one of the best places to see the beautiful marine life and to go for snorkeling in Mauritius. At an average depth of 5.5 meters, with crystal clear water offering great visibility, the snorkeling conditions are ideal.

chamarel_falls

CHAMAREL FALLS

Today it is primarily known for its scenic locations and nature attractions in its neighbourhood, among them are the Seven Coloured Earths. The highest waterfall on Mauritius plunges more than 100 meters down against a scenic backdrop of forests and mountains. They fall from the River St Denis in the Black River Mountains and plunge seaward to form the River du Cap.

black_river_gorges_nationalpark_mauritius

BLACK RIVER GORGES NATIONAL PARK

Black River Gorges National Park is a national park stretching on an area of 6,574 hectares in the hilly south-western part of Mauritius. It was construction in order to save the natural vegetation of the island and make it one of the most important Mauritius sightseeing. One can walk along the greenery and reach the highest point of the island, which is the Black River Peak. Facilities for visitors include two information centres, picnic areas and 60 kilometers of trails.

ile_aux_cerfs_mauritius

ÎLE AUX CERFS

Île aux Cerfs is a privately owned island near the east coast of Mauritius in the Flacq District. The island is the property of a five star hotel, featuring a golf course and beaches. Famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful lagoon and big selection of activities and facilities. This paradise island of Mauritius constitutes of around 100 hectares of land. Nowadays there are no more deers on the island, but you will find there some of the worlds beautiful beaches and as such it is one of the must place to visit and see in Mauritius.

port_louis_mauritius

PORT LOUIS

Port Louis is the capital city and main port of Mauritius, Port Louis was constructed in the year 1735 by the noted French governor, Mahe de Labourdonnais. Today Port Louis is the largest city in Mauritius. Port Louis is surrounded by a mountain range, called the Port Louis Moka Range which makes it worth watching. The capital has also three museums which are: the Blue Penny Museum, the Mauritius Natural History Museum and the Mauritius Stamp Museum. Also, the biggest and oldest post office in Mauritius is found in Port Louis near the Caudan Waterfront.

chamarel_park_mauritius

CHAMAREL PARK

7 colored earth & Chamarel falls - The “seven-coloured earth” of Chamarel is a geological curiosity and a major tourist attraction of Mauritius. The landscape at Chamarel is truly unique, it is the only place in world where you can find a clay earth of 7 colors at one place. The colors of these unique dunes are red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow, purple and red are predominant. Also when visiting the park you get to see a great view of the neighboring falls and of the lush vegetation all around.

trou_aux_cerfs_mauritius

TROU AUX CERFS

Trou aux Cerfs is a 605 m high extinct volcano located in Curepipe, Mauritius. The crater has been alternately described as 300 meters in diameter, and is 85 meters deep. Trou aux Cerfs is considered the main attractions of Curepipe. In the center of the crater there is a small lake. From the view point on the crater you will have a spectacular view of major part of Mauritius Island. The volcano is considered as a dormant volcano, which has been formed millions of years ago and was active until 600,000 to 700,000 years ago.

gabriel_island

GABRIEL ISLAND

Gabriel Island, known also as Îlot Gabriel, is located near the Round Island and the Flat island, at the extreme north of Mauritius, about 10 kilometers north of Cap Malheureux. The distance between Gabriel Island and Flat Island is only 750 meters. The size of the island is 42 hectares and the highest point is of 28 meters. Gabriel Island is a protected natural reserve and is most famous for if its beautiful unspoiled beaches, with crystal clear water surrounding the entire island.

eureka_creole_house

EUREKA CREOLE HOUSE

Eureka House is a unique Creole house built in 1830 in a magnificent garden surrounded by waterfalls of Moka River and the Moka Range. Eureka House is reputed to be one of the largest houses on the island, with 109 doors and windows. The Eureka house was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1986. The museum has areas dedicated to music, art, antique maps, Chinese and Indian house wares and quirky contraptions like a colonial-era shower.

grand_baie_mauritius

GRAND BAIE

Grand Baie is a seaside village and large tourist beach in the district of Rivière du Rempart on the island of Mauritius. Only 20 kilometers away from Port-Louis, Grand Baie has a host of clothing and craft shops, restaurants and trendy night clubs. Grand Baie is unsurprisingly also home to a few exclusive hotels like the Royal Palm ;and the Merville. From Grand Baie, one can catch a helicopter for an excursion along the coast, or get onto a boat for a trip into the deep seas to Coin de Mire, Ile Plate and Ile Ronde.

sega_dance

SEGA DANCE

The music of Mauritius is known for sega music. The séga song and dance in Mauritius are a soulful expression of feelings for many locals. The dance is performed by girls clad in colorful blouses and swaying skirts. The dance starts with gentle rhythmic swaying of the hips that gradually becomes faster as the music progresses. The movements are sensual and ecstatic. The dance is often accompanied by clapping hands, tinkling spoons, rattling of seeds and rhythmic beats of the ravane.

flic_en_flac_mauritius

FLIC-EN-FLAC

The name Flic en Flac is thought to come from the old Dutch name, 'Fried Landt Flaak', or 'Free and Flat Land'. Flic en Flac, off the Port Louis-Tamarin road, lies at the bottom of a 3Km straight road running through cane fields. It is not as cute and carefree as its name suggests. Rather, it is an increasingly busy holiday village that lies and relies on a great stretch of beach, and caters for the middle range in the market rather than the budget level, which prefers Tamarin. There are lots of apartment blocks (a real eyesore) springing up in this area to cater to the increasing influx of tourists.

botanical_garden_mauritius

MAURITIUS BOTANICAL GARDEN

Mauritius Botanical Garden, also known as Pamplemonsses Garden and SSR Botanical Garden, is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Mauritius, and is located near Port Louis. It is the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere. The spectacular garden was built by Pierre Poivre in 1767, and covers an area of around 37 hectares. The botanical garden is most famous for its giant water lilies, spice garden and unique collection of 85 varieties of palms from Central America, Asia, Africa and the islands around the Indian Ocean.

Looking For An Awesome Vacation ?
We Can Help You To Get There.