Mauritius is without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with its rich natural heritage. There is absolutely no place in the country that’s not worth visiting.
When it comes to beautiful beaches, nothing beats the beauty of Mauritius, the Queen of Islands. However, there is more to the destination than breathtaking beaches. After all, it is Paradise Island!
Very often used by couples as a honeymoon destination, here is a list of the other things you could do aside from the lovemaking 😉
Located in South Mauritius, Le Morne Brabant is a quiet and calm place with not much traces of population. It has a number of hotels all around it.
The Le Morne Mountain stands high among them, a World Heritage Site containing all of the past of the country.
In Mauritius historical times, this mountain was used by the slaves to run away from the tortures thrown upon them by the masters. Le Morne Brabant is full of scenic beauty all around, and you would fall in love with the place instantly.
Black River Gorges National Park
Mauritius is well known throughout the world as a country hardly touched by human interference. It retains most of its ecological wildlife and beauty. This is evident by The Black River Gorges National Park.
This National Park covers 3.5% of the total area of Mauritius (land only).
A Red Cardinal bird / The Art of Travel Partners
Spot a Pink Pigeon
Photo by Michael Hanselmann CC BY SA 4.0
Pink Pigeon, a bird finding its name in the list of world’s rarest bird, is present in the national park. If you are lucky you would easily spot one. Only 500 of these birds are present in the whole world.
Hiking in Nature
There are various hiking trails for adventure enthusiasts, and Black Gorges National Park is a place you would never forget.
Chamarel is a little village very famous among the people touring in Mauritius. It is the site of a geographical oddity known as the Seven Colored Earth. Located in the district of Savanne, there are various sites you can visit in Chamarel.
Chamarel should be the main place among the list of places you intend to visit if it wasn’t already.
The seven-colored earth that lies in the village is a very famous tourist destination, aside from being a geological oddity. Formed from the decomposition of volcanic rocks, this is a sight you wouldn’t forget soon.
People from all around the world visit Mauritius for this attraction.
Other than the Seven Colored Earth, Chamarel also is the host of the beautiful and scenic Chamarel Falls and the Black River Georges National Park.
You might be wondering how can a list of Top 10 Things in Mauritius does not say anything about the beaches. Well do not worry, as last but not the least in this list, is exploring the beaches.
These beaches are the pride of Mauritius.
Considered some of the best beaches in the world, If you are in Mauritius, try to visit as many as you can.
You can lie the whole day on the beach and get a cool tan, or enjoy the night with a bottle of wine and the cool ocean breeze, nothing is stopping you.
Just remember to take some pictures and post share with us all on Instagram or Facebook.
La Vanille Crocodile Park
As the name of the park suggests, crocodiles are the main attraction of this show. Other than that, this show also hosts creatures such as giant turtles, bats, insects, and monkeys.
Mauritius hosts a variety of species that are on the verge of extinction. Walking along this park, you get to learn about a lot of them.
Other than that, there are infinite other beautiful species. And the best part of it is, you not only get to see the crocodile, but you can also have a taste at the restaurant inside the park, which has crocodile curry on the menu.
Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens
Featuring a variety of palm trees, Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens aren’t something we would miss on our top recommendation list.
These gardens cover 60 acres of land and are a biological marvel.
The lakes in the garden are full of lily ponds and frogs and tadpoles. These gardens also contain trees that were planted by Indira Gandhi (ex-PM of India) and Nelson Mandela (an anti-apartheid revolutionary and the first President of independent South Africa).
Try Street Food
When it comes to delicious street food, nothing in the world beats that of Mauritius. Inspired by the flavors of Indian, African, and Chinese foods, there is so much more in it that you would be just left with a gaping jaw!
Dried Vanilla Beans / The Art of Travel Partners
The intermixing of various flavors works out so well that you would be wondering why it didn’t exist earlier. Mauritius is a paradise for foodies.
Try out the various street food places and all the dishes if you can. You would be left begging for the recipe or would be visiting Mauritius again just for the food.
Tea & Sugarcane Fields
The tea and sugarcane fields of Mauritius are simply breathtaking. When driving your car, you can drive along the tea plantations and sugarcane fields and check out the real beauty of inland Mauritius.
One of the cool attractions of Mauritius is L’Aventure Du Sucre, its own sugar museum. Yes, you heard us right, a sugar museum!
It can tell about the history of the sugar, or you can try out various local flavors. The museum has its own sugarcane plantation which you can stroll through.
Driving around the Mauritius locality is a very fun thing to do. Though you can always take a cab, hiring a car and driving it yourself is always more fun.
The best way to discover a destination is by driving around it, rather than just traveling in a bus or a cab.
You would find amazing restaurants and local attractions which you can try out and enjoy.
It is a good idea to check out the directions with the locals, as GPS can easily have you lost in the middle of nowhere. You can even rent a car locally. Check out the local companies beforehand for the best prices.