It is currently a high-class resort offering top-notch services in several deluxe hotels, high-class villas, and bungalows. It has previously been a favorite honeymoon getaway and luxury place for celebrities. Mauritius is not only about outstanding Mauritius beaches; it also includes breathtaking scenery, historical attractions, and beautiful woods to behold. If you want to see every part of the island of Mauritius, rent a car and visit at your own pace.
Top Seven Places To Visit
Here’s a list of the seven must-see attractions in Mauritius:
Le Morne Brabant, located in the island’s south, is a sparsely populated area. Hotels surround the majority of it. There, you will get the opportunity to see Le Morne Mountain, a World Heritage site with a single peak capturing so much of Mauritius’ history. The mountain served as a haven for people fleeing their lords. The area is densely forested, with beautiful views over the west coast and the island’s south.
Black River Gorges National Park
A 6574-hectare national park with great native woods and wildlife represents 3.5% of Mauritius’ total area and encompasses a variety of ecosystems. This deep woodland is home to approximately 300 flowering plant species. Do you want to see one of the world’s rarest birds? The national park is your best hope because it is the habitat of the Pink Pigeon, a bird peculiar to Mauritius that is on the verge of extinction. For nature lovers, the national park offers several extensive hiking trails. For those who enjoy the great outdoors, black river gorges are a beautiful site to get swept away by its panoramic views of the island’s nature, including panoramas, gorges, peaks, and waterfalls.
Chamarel is a tiny settlement in the Savanne district. Chamarel is appealing since you will have the opportunity to visit the lovely attractions in its area, including the largest waterfall in Mauritius at 100 meters and the 7-colored earth. Chamarel Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls you’ll find anywhere, and it’s a great place to visit. Climbing the stairs to the observation platform provides a fantastic view of the water hitting the pool 100 meters below. The ‘Seven Colored Earth,’ made up of dunes of several distinct colors such as reds, browns, and purples, will awe more than one. This phenomenon is caused by the cooling of volcanic materials at varying temperatures, resulting in dunes of various colors.
La Vanille Crocodile Park
The crocodile is unquestionably the center of the show here, but you’ll also see big bats, giant turtles, monkeys, and a massive bug collection. You will learn more about the endangered species peculiar to Mauritius while walking through the forest and admiring the flora and wildlife. Its insectarium is one of the largest private collections of butterflies and other insects globally. And those lovely creatures are a visual feast. Crocodile Curry is also on the menu at the park’s restaurant. What could be better than finishing the tour with a taste of crocodile curry in the restaurant?
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
The area, also known as the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, is 60 acres in size and contains a variety of palm trees. The garden’s unusual features include enormous lily ponds with tadpoles and frogs, fruit bat trees with bats hanging from the branches, lakes with giant turtles and fishes, and trees planted by famous personalities such as Nelson Mandela and Indira Gandhi.
Château De Labourdonnais
The Château de Labourdonnais, located in a magnificent natural estate center, allows you to relive the 19th-century Mauritian lifestyle. This magnificent mansion, erected in 1859, has been brilliantly renovated and offers a unique experience to its visitors. After viewing the château, you can stroll around its grounds, visit its distillery, and finally taste the Rhum manufactured locally at the Rhumerie des Mascareignes. You will also get the opportunity to sample traditional Mauritian food at the estate, which will undoubtedly delight your taste buds!
Ile Aux Cerfs
Iles Aux Cerfs is a vast outer island of Mauritius located off the East Coast, featuring stunning white sandy beaches, palm trees, and waters of various colors of blue. It is still one of the island’s biggest attractions. The postcard-perfect turquoise lagoon there will make you feel you’ve just arrived on Treasure Island. Iles aux Cerfs is the ideal place to unwind, enjoy a BBQ, and try your hand at parasailing for a breathtaking aerial perspective of this beautiful isle. The main beach on the island has basic amenities such as restaurants that serve delicious food. It also serves as the home of the Bernard Langer golf course.
So, these are the most famous places you must not miss when you visit Mauritius. There are several things to do in Mauritius, and the right guide by your side can help you explore in all the ways possible. So, If you are planning to visit this magnificent place, contact Flamboyant. We have several tour guides and hiking professionals that can assist you in your adventurous trip to Mauritius.