North Mauritius is well-developed, with spectacular beaches, plenty of things to do, and a wide range of accommodation options for families, honeymooners, luxury tourists, and even backpackers.
North Mauritius is a blend of perfect landscape and friendly people. Dip your toes in the Indian Ocean, enjoy panoramic views of fine sand beaches in Mauritius, and immerse yourself in a tropical botanical garden.
The northeast is less developed, less travelled, and has fewer things to do, making it ideal for exploration. Does this seem like exactly what you’re looking for? Great, you should be able to find great hotels in this area as well, which could be an ideal option to avoid the crowd on the northwest coast.
Let’s begin this epic journey with worthwhile stops along the way.
Grand Baie, often known as Grand Bay, is a beachfront village and one of the best spots to visit in Mauritius.
It is arguably the most popular destination for travellers who enjoy fantastic Mauritius’ beaches, aquatic activities, busy nightlife, or adventurous boat tours. Grand Baie is the ideal destination for your Mauritius vacation due to its sunny weather, lovely beaches, and tranquil water.
There is a large modern retail mall, a local bazaar (market), a golf course, and many more attractions.
The public beach at Grand Baie is nothing special, but if you go a little further (either south or north), you will soon find much prettier beaches. The entire village is densely packed with hotels, resorts, and villas, so you should have no trouble finding decent lodging regardless of your budget.
It takes about 30 minutes to drive from Port Louis to Grand Baie, and this is the quickest route. Add at least 30 minutes to your total trip time if you prefer to go down the coast, which is a more scenic route.
Mauritius’ dynamic capital, Port Louis, is the most populous city.
The city was created during the colonial era in the 17th century and had a significant role during this time due to its strategic location in the Indian Ocean.
Port Louis is the ideal site to begin your road tour throughout North Mauritius. With its colonial fort on top of a hill overlooking the city, modern shoreline with shops and restaurants, and museum showcasing the world’s most famous stamp.
While in the city, visit the local market, Caudan riverfront, Chinatown, Jummah Mosque, Aapravasi Ghat, The Citadel, or a horse racecourse.
Furthermore, the tourist area of Port Louis is very compact, making it easy to cover the best sights and attractions on a walk. Unlike many other towns and villages on the island, Port Louis will keep you occupied for several hours, if not the entire day.
So, park along the waterfront and start exploring the city of Port Louis!
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
The actual name of the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden. It was named after the leader of Mauritius’ independent movement, who later became the country’s first prime minister.
Visiting tropical botanical gardens in Mauritius is a must as they are different from those in Europe and other parts of the world.
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is an excellent place to learn about Mauritius’ flora and see stunning native and exotic plants.
Although you do not need a guide to wander around the area, we recommend that you hire one at the entrance gate. The tour is brief and inexpensive, and you will learn a lot about the local plants and trees.
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, which dates back to the colonial era, is a must-see while travelling the north of Mauritius.
The plant Victoria Amazonica, often known as a giant water lily, is the main reason to visit this remarkable botanical garden. But there’s a lot more to see. The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is home to Baobab trees, dozens of palm trees, Geiger trees, endemic and wild flora and spices, deer, turtles, and fruit bats.
The botanical garden is about 12 kilometres from Port Louis, and there is plenty of parking near the entrance.
North Mauritius has a broad selection of fantastic hotels, yet finding a cheap hotel with decent ratings is difficult. Luxury hotels are typically well-rated, even though room prices are incredibly high.
So, if you are looking for a trip to the north of Mauritius, contact Flamboyant Travel and Tours.