Top 10 Things to See and Do in Mauritius – The Paradise Island


Having been synonymous with honeymoons passed lazing on gorgeous beaches with warm azure waters and powdery white sands, Mauritius, which is also called the ‘Paradise Island’, has several offbeat things to do and enjoy amongst tropical palm trees. This destination is renowned as one of the closest things to heaven on earth.

01) Grand Bassin


Being the holiest Hindu place on the island of Mauritius, Grand Bassin, which is a lake high up in the mountains approx 1,800 feet above sea level, has a Shiva Temple near it. Here you can also see a Shiva statue with its height of 108 feet here. It is believed that the water of the lake is holy like that of the Ganges river.

02) Visit Chamarel Village: Home to the Seven Colored Earth


Renowned for its colored surfaces with a blend of purples, reds, oranges and yellows, the tiny village of Chamarel in South Mauritius is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mauritius. The Chamarel Waterfall with its height of 100 meters, which is the highest waterfall in Mauritius, is also nestled on the uneven surface of the volcano in Mauritius.

03) Champ de Mars in Port Louis


Situated in Port Louis, Mauritius, Champ de Mars race course is the most ancient one in the southern hemisphere. Here, you can enjoy better on a horse back.

04) Black River Gorges National Park


Stretched over 6,574 hectares of land, Black River Gorges National Park has over 300 species of flowering plants. Here, you can get the chance of visiting gorges, vistas, waterfalls and peaks.

05) Grand Baie


Being a cosmopolitan resort famous for its great nightlife, restaurants and shopping, Grand Bai offers its clients the opportunity of enjoying sailing, diving, windsurfing and water-skiing.

06) Skydive Mauritius


Skydive in Mauritius is the adventure activity, which provides the tourists the thrills of taking the magnificent glimpses of Mauritius from the air, comprising turquoise blue waters and lush green forests.

07) La Vanille Crocodile Park


Besides having the attraction of crocodile, La Vanille Crocodile Park is also home to other creatures like giant turtles, giant bats, a huge insect collection and  monkeys.

08) Pamplemousses Botanical Garden


Also called ‘Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolan Botanic Garden’, Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, which stretches over 60 acres of land with its features of numerous varieties of palm trees, is also featuring fruit bat trees with bats hanging from the branches, huge lily ponds with frogs and tadpoles, lakes with huge fish and turtles and trees planted by popular figures comprising Indira Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

09) Maison EurekaMaison-Eureka

Nestled high up in the center of the island near Moka, Maison Eureka, which is a protected colonial wooden mansion, is home to antique photographs & furniture inside it while the surrounding greenery outside it.

10) Ile Aux CerfsIle-Aux-Cerfs

Situated off the East Coast of Mauritius with waters all shades of blue, magnificent white powdery beaches and palm trees, Ile Aux Cerfs, which is home to the championship Bernard Langer golf course, is a large island.

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