Top destinations in Mauritius

Being an island country, Mauritius doesn’t really have large cities in the narrative sense. However, it does have many key locations throughout the island. Here are the top places you must visit.

  • Port Louis : Port Louis is the capital city and a bustling port in the country. It is renowned for its lively atmosphere, historical relics and multicultural setting. The Caudan Waterfront is a site that offers serene sights of the Indian Ocean while giving visitors ample options to shop and fill their tummies with local delicacies. The Blue Penny Museum is another famous attraction that will teach you a lot about the history of this tiny country.
  • Grand Baie: Situated along the northern shoreline, Grand Baie is popular amongst tourists due to its active nightlife, watersports and shopping districts. The two beaches, Grand Bay and Pereybere are must visit sites that will allow you to unwind and relax while taking in unparalleled sights. The shopping district has many small boutiques, quaint cafes and popular restaurants.
  • Flic en Flac : Flic en Flac is probably the most sought after beach for water sport enthusiasts. The name has been derived from a Dutch phrase ‘Fried Landt Flat’ which means ‘free and flat land’. You can also visit the lagoon which is surrounded by many coral reefs. The Tamarin Bay is a stunning location which also provides amazing dolphin watching boat rides. It sits a few kilometres away.
  • Mahebourg : Mahebourg is another port city which sits along the southern shoreline. It is known for its rich historic influences and maritime legacy. The laid back attitude of this destination surprises tourists and is a quite unique experience. The top sights to visit in this area are the central market, Naval Museum and waterfront. This is also the gateway to the famous Blue Bay Marine Park.
  • Curepipe : Located higher than the other destinations, Curepipe sits on the central highlands. This helps it maintain cooler climates. The enchanting colonial architecture and cultural history is on full display here. Trou aux Cerfs is a dormant volcanic crater in Curepipe which attracts every tourist at least once.The Botanic Gardens and the Model Ship Museum are also great locations to visit in this area.
  • Rose Hill : Known as the main commercial hub of the country, Rose Hill sports many shopping centres and malls. You can also come across some of the top restaurants and hotels in this area. The Eureka house, a colonial mansion transformed into a museum, also sits here. It is sure to provide you a sneak peek into the rich cultural history of these lands.
  • Tamarin: Tamarin is located within the Tamarin Bay. It is a top spot for dolphin watching, surfing and partaking in other watersports. The beach is a great place to sunbathe, relax and enjoy local cuisine. The view of the vast Indian Ocean from this vantage point is unparalleled.
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