Mauritius Travel Guide

Whether you’re looking to visit Mauritius to relax, adventure into the unknown or you have dreamt of experiencing your holiday in the Indian Ocean – we can give you even more reasons why to spend your holiday in Mauritius.

Mauritius is a volcanic island in the Indian Ocean and this destination is known for its white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Although the beaches of Mauritius are breath-taking and offer the island with a sense of calm and relaxation, this destination has more to offer than its pretty looks.

Find yourself exploring into the green depths of Mauritius with fantastic views from a hiking trip, or go lurking in the mystical forests to discover the unknown and exotic animals this Island has to offer.

Discover your new perspective of Mauritius and get the most of your holiday with our travel inspiration for every type of holiday-goer.

For those who crave a little culture

Mauritius Tea Route

For those who love to capture the magic in the Indian Ocean, head on a Tea Route Tour. You will find yourself strolling down the exotic gardens of the Bois Cheri Tea plantation. Your senses will be tingled when you learn about the making of teas, rum, vanilla, essential oils.

Learn more about the history of these products and gain a real insight in the stories & tales that the Mauritian tell through history. On the tour you will get to see the buildings that are still standing from the early 1800’s – although now some of the buildings have been turned into a Museum, this is a must-see as you learn more about the history of tea and oil production. Sip your way through the flavours carried down through history in this once in a lifetime tour.

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The National History Museum of Mauritius, Mahébourg

The Dodo may be extinct, but this very bird put Mauritius on the map for the first time.

At the National History Museum of Mauritius you will travel back in memory lane of Mauritius’ colonial history where you can see the few remaining skeletons of the Dodo and the tortoise in the famous story of the extinction of the Dodo. The National Museum of Mauritius is the oldest museum of Mauritius which is divided into four galleries; Fauna Gallery, Marine Life Gallery, Insects, Meteorology, Giant Tortoise Gallery and The World of the Dodo. This museum is perfect for any nature lover.

For the hikers & explorers

Mauritius has a splendid collection of green landscapes with breath-taking views; explore the depths of the island where you will find magical sceneries from waterfalls to mountains and rivers. Spending a day out hiking the wonders of Mauritius will be an unforgettable moment that you only do once.

Le Pouce

Visit the third highest mountain in Mauritius; from the peak of this mountain you will have a 360 degree view of Mauritius; what better way to see all of this beautiful Island?

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Image: View of the mountain from the pool at Dinarobin Hotel

Black River Gorges Park

The Black River park is designed for all nature lovers and bird-watchers, but more than that, this park is in the area of the rarest forests in Mauritius. This park holds most of the Islands remaining forests, be sure to spot the Mauritian flying fox for a truly amazing animal find.

For other tropical creatures, look out for kestrel, pink pigeon, parakeet, cuckoo-shrike, bulbul, olive white-eye, grey white-eye and the fody.

For those who love animals

Casela Nature & Leisure Park, Mauritius

Ever wanted to get close to a lion? Take your chance in Mauritius where you can do just that. At Casela Nature park you can do more than peer at a lion from afar, spend your morning or afternoon walking alongside a lion across 1000 acres of land and if you’re really brave you can touch the lion.

Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park

For a mixture of serene and daring species of the land, head to Crocodile & Giant Tortoises where you can get up close with some of the world’s dangerous animals, the crocodile.

You can stop off to eat in the Crocodile Restaurant, and if you’re really adventurous you can try a Crocodile dish from the menu.

 

For those who love the ocean

Glass Bottom Boat To Blue Bay Marine Park

Enjoy a gentle cruise around the Mauritian Ocean in a Glass Bottom Boat ride where you can explore the underwater world in an above water boat. With its window floor, you can spot many fishes in the Ocean. If you’re feeling more adventurous and want to explore the park even more, dip into the sea and go snorkelling to see mangroves, algae, sea grasses, corals, and colourful fishes.

Submarine Underwater Trip

For those who want to explore deeper into the ocean, head on a submarine where you will find yourself 35 metres deep in an underwater Safari. This once in a lifetime trip will see you exploring the shipwreck and the rich coral reefs of the Indian Ocean.

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Image: Underwater excursion at Dinarobin Hotel

Underwater Sea Walk

If you love to be more close to the sea life & out of a boat, go on an underwater sea walk. This unique experience will find you 3-4 metres down in the Indian Ocean. Experience the Mauritian sea life in their natural habitat for this once in a lifetime experience you will never forget.

 

For sport lovers

Water sports

Go on a thrilling experience jet skiing around the Indian Ocean for a fast and fun time. Try  the popular sport of water skiing; see how long you can keep up with the waves of the Indian Ocean and the spend of the boat tugging you along. Team up with your loved one or friend and see who can hold on the longest.

Slow It down with a kayaking experience, enjoy the views as you gently sweep through the lagoon while basking in the Mauritian sun.

Golf

Mauritius has gained popularity through the years thanks to its ever growing golf locations. For any golf lover, we recommend you take the advantage of the many golf grounds Mauritius has to offer. From beginner to advanced, there are plenty of courses that can cater for any player to enjoy the breath-taking views and tricky golf holes.

The ultimate guide to Mauritius - GolfImage: Incredible view of the golf course at Dinarobin Hotel 

For the Shopaholic

Adventure isn’t just about finding new heights in the depths of the mountains; discover an experience like no other with Mauritius’ wide variety of shopping complexes.

Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius

Lovers of retail and designer fashion will adore what Bagatelle has to offer. With variety from hair and beauty, fashion, supermarkets and electronics, you will find yourself submerged in Bagatelle’s impressive complex which is surrounded by the beautiful greenery of Mauritius. You can find yourself catching a movie or discovering their amazing food court that caters something for everyone.

Grand-Bay

The Village of Grand Bay offers many shops from fashion, jewellery and homeware for you to bring something unique back from your Mauritius holiday. Alongside the shopping, at Grand-Bay you can enjoy delights of Mauritian entertainment from local fashion shows, entertainment for children and dance shows.

After all the entertainment and shopping has been relished, leave room for appetite in Grand-Bay’s food quarter. Dine with cuisines from Indian, Chinese and Mauritian, along with other options such as waffles and fries and sandwiches which can be enjoyed in the open air overlooking Mauritius views.

Those looking for pure relaxation

Spa

Mauritius offers a wide range of relaxing spa retreats; from treatments such as detoxing chocolate and tropical traditions. You will find something that really tickles your senses. Spend some quality time with a loved one at a romantic couple’s spa where you both feel relaxed and ready to enjoy the rest of your stay.

Beach

Mauritian beaches are perfect the laying on the beach and reading a good book. The entire Island of Mauritius is surrounded by coral reefs that have now been created into lagoons, because of this very fact, Mauritius beaches make the perfect spot to sit back and relax with its calming waters.

Trou aux Biches Beach

With its white powdery sand, Trou Aux Biches creates a tropical setting that is perfect for a truly relaxing day. Catch the Mauritian sunset for a truly magical end to your afternoon.

For a hotel near this beach stay in Troux Aux Biches Resort

The Blue Bay beach

This beach offers amazing views wherever you decide to lie for the day. With its colourful blue sea sparkling different hues of crystal blue, this beach makes a relaxing and calming beach to find the peace and quiet you deserve.

For a hotel near this beach stay in Astroea Beach Hotel

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Belle Mare Beach

Rated one of the longest beaches in Mauritius, Belle Mare offers a lengthy stretch of white sandy beach where you will find plenty of room for privacy.

This beach is known for its colourful combination of the turquoise lagoon ends and clear blue shore, making a calm setting for those looking to relax and unwind.

For a hotel near this beach we recommend Constance Belle Mare Plage

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