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Mauritius is a paradise island in the Indian Ocean. Through a checkered history of being colonized by practically everyone - including the Dutch, French, and British - and with its location on the spice route, Mauritius is a true melting pot of cultures. What really shines through is how comfortably all the different cultures and traditions of a people made up of African, Indian, Chinese, and Europeans live alongside each other on this beautiful island. It is a shining example of a welcoming, proud, and peaceful society, and a complete pleasure to experience - even if you only have three days to do so.

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

24 Places

5 City Tips

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24 Places

Day 1

Mont Choisy Beach

Beaches

Scuba-Doo Mauritius

Scuba & Snorkeling

Dive Dream Diving Center

Scuba & Snorkeling

Grand Baie

Destinations

Tamil Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Grand Baie La Croisette

Shopping Malls

Banana Beach Club

Bars & Clubs

Day 2

SSR Botanic Garden

Gardens

Port Louis

Destinations

Central Market

Flea & Street Markets

Jummah Mosque

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Le Caudan Waterfront

Casinos, Shopping Malls

Ile aux Cerfs

Islands, Beaches

Day 3

Chamarel

Destinations

Les 7 Cascades

Waterfalls

Chamarel Waterfall

Waterfalls

Curious Corner of Chamarel

Speciality Museums

Rhumerie de Chamarel

Gift & Speciality Shops

La Vanille Nature Park

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Zoos

Black River Gorges National Park

National Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas

Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin

Sacred & Religious Sites, Bodies of Water

La Route du The

Coffee & Tea Tours

Gris Gris Beach

Beaches

Amy B's City Tips

  • Be sure to try the street food. With everything on offer from Creole to African to Indian to Chinese, it is completely delicious, and amazing value for money.
  • You can hire bikes for a great way to go exploring for the day. English is widely spoken, and the locals will go out of their way to offer help and directions.
  • The public bus system is a great way to get around; punctual, cheap, and a really memorable experience!
  • Many people book private tours with local taxi companies for the day, and these are a great way to tailor where you want to go. But why not hire your own car?
  • While many honeymooners and other all-inclusive vacationers stay within the confines of their hotel complexes, the only way to experience the true nature of the island and the people is to get out and about.
    Day 1
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    Mont Choisy Beach
    Beaches
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    Amy B Says:

    Having landed in paradise, it makes sense to head straight for the beach, and Mont Choisy is a great place to start. In the north, it is the longest beach on the island and has a lovely, sweeping curve of powder white sand with clear waters.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are plenty of amenities along the front, including food stalls and public toilets. You may be approached by hawkers, but they are generally pleasant and will happily take no for an answer.
    • Mont Choisy is 1 hour 30 minutes from the airport, and easily accessible by bus from nearby resorts, including Grand Baie.
    • Whilst several of the hotel beach fronts appear private, this isn't the case - all beaches in Mauritius are open to the public so you can walk along the shoreline as you wish.
    • With fewer fishing boats and water sports based here than at other beaches on the island, this is a great place for swimming and snorkeling.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Mont Choisy
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Beach to relax 16/08/2018
    • Beautiful beach on Mauritius 10/08/2018
    • Mont Choisy Beach
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    Scuba-Doo Mauritius
    Scuba & Snorkeling
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    Amy B Says:

    Trou aux Biches is the next beach resort along from Mont Choisy, and is equally as gorgeous. If you are looking for water sports, this is the place to be, with everything on offer including subscooters, which let even non-swimmers explore the fabulous coral reefs and marine life using self-propelled diving vehicles!

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you are traveling with your family, some water sports are not suitable for children. The subscooters are suitable for children aged 8 and above.
    • Water sports are affected by weather and sea conditions. It's best to book an activity for the beginning of your trip, in case it has to be postponed due to high wind or low visibility.
    • Sea conditions for water sports do tend to be best in the morning, on the north side of the island.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 17 things to do in Trou aux Biches
    • Brilliant experience 22/06/2018
    • Something Different 14/04/2018
    Address:
    Corner Coastal Road and Route Militaire
    Trou aux Biches, Mauritius
    Phone:
    +230 5257 9230
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    Dive Dream Diving Center
    Scuba & Snorkeling
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    Amy B Says:

    If you are feeling more adventurous, Mauritius is a great scuba diving destination. There are plenty of great dive companies operating from Trou aux Biches, all offering everything from a try-dive to PADI courses or day trips for qualified divers. The majority of dives will be at dive sites just outside the reefs that line the shore, a short boat trip from the beaches.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Mauritius has excellent sea conditions, especially in the north which is more sheltered from the trade winds. You will need a full wet suit, and you'll need to check conditions in advance.
    • As with all scuba diving, be sure to book with an accredited company, and be present for a full safety and buddy briefing.
    • Great sites to look out for include great wreck dives like Djabeda off Coin de Mire Island, and Stella Maru. Many are deliberately sunk so they are upright and offer excellent marine life.
    • The price of your dive should include the boat trip, diving equipment, and light refreshments.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Trou aux Biches
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Birthday Surprise Ever ! 😭✨😍🌊 15/06/2018
    • Dive Dream Experience: Amazing Experience!!! 17/04/2018
    • Dive Dream Diving Center
    Address:
    Royal Road
    Trou aux Biches, Mauritius
    Phone:
    +230(0)753 5352
    Other:
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    Grand Baie
    Destinations
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    Amy B Says:

    Grand Baie is my favorite place on the island: a bustling fishing port with a gorgeous beach. It is a real melting pot of local and tourist activities. You'll see fishing boats coming in with their catch of huge tuna, alongside shops selling everything from t-shirts to pineapples.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Take a look at the locals' fish market, where fishermen sell their catch on rickety tables alongside the shoreline — completely rustic!
    • Be sure to try some street food: There are stalls by the beach selling fruit and "roti chaud" (flatbreads stuffed with butter bean curry.)
    • Cycling is a great way to explore this area. Escape some of the over-development of central Grand Baie by heading to the quiet Pointe aux Cannoniers.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    • Grand Baie
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    Tamil Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Amy B Says:

    Dedicated to Shiva, this is one of the best examples of a Hindu temple in Mauritius. Located to the west of Grand Baie, it is really colorful and has a great atmosphere. Plus, it is a welcome contrast to the bustle of the town center.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Visitors have to take off their shoes before going into the temple, and it is advisable to cover your arms too.
    • Look out for the resident monkeys!
    • You may be charged a donation to take photos.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 41 things to do in Grand Baie
    • Breath Taking Architecture 09/07/2018
    • by the roadside, visit if you are a believer 01/07/2018
    • Tamil Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple
    Address:
    West of Town Centre
    Grand Baie, Mauritius
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    Grand Baie La Croisette
    Shopping Malls
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    Amy B Says:

    The shopping mall scene is still developing in Mauritius, and this is one of the best. It boasts 80 shops and 20 restaurants, plus a cinema and playground, and is a good option if you are in the mood to shop until you drop, or you fancy some fast food.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The Mauritius textile industry supplies many global brands, so you can often find good designer seconds here. Be sure to check thoroughly for quality.
    • The shops are open from 9:30am to 7:30pm, and the restaurants are open until late.
    • It is on the main bus route, so you can catch the L’Express in the direction of Grand Baie or St. Antoine. There is also free parking if you have your own car.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 41 things to do in Grand Baie
    • One of biggest shopping malls on Mauritius 10/08/2018
    • Nice shopping mall 21/07/2018
    • Grand Baie La Croisette
    Address:
    B45 Twenty-Foot Rd
    Grand Baie, Mauritius
    Phone:
    +230 209 2000
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:30 - 16:00
    Mon - Thu
    09:30 - 20:30
    Fri - Sat
    09:30 - 21:30
    Other:
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    Banana Beach Club
    Bars & Clubs
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    Amy B Says:

    At the end of day one, it is time for a cocktail made with fresh fruit. The Banana is a well known bar with open-air seating, a great atmosphere, and live music. It's also excellent value for money, and they have a good food menu, too.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The Banana is open from 10am until late every day except Sunday, when it doesn't open until 6pm. Friday and Saturday are the busiest evenings to go.
    • Apart from its famed mojito, this place does a mean caipirinha.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 7 Nightlife in Grand Baie
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Cocktails and dinner 07/07/2018
    • Great Fri night out 24/06/2018
    • Banana Beach Club
    Address:
    Royal Road
    in the heart of Grand Bay on the coastal road
    Grand Baie, Mauritius 742CU001
    Phone:
    +230 263 0326
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 01:00
    Other:
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    SSR Botanic Garden
    Gardens
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    Amy B Says:

    The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is a little oasis of peace and tranquility on the outskirts of Port Louis, and it's well worth a stop-in if you have time. With the gardens having been established for nearly 300 years, you get a real sense of history here, and you can see a wide variety of species — particularly palm trees.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The cost of having a local guide show you around is minimal, but it will really add to your visit. Just ask at the garden gates!
    • The Garden is open every day from 8.30am to 5pm.
    • Don't miss the giant lilly pads — they are really stunning.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Pamplemousses
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very nice guide 15/08/2018
    • Relaxed walk 14/08/2018
    • SSR Botanic Garden
    Address:
    Royal Road
    Parc
    Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003
    Phone:
    +230 243 9401
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$7
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:30 - 17:30
    Other:
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    Port Louis
    Destinations
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    Amy B Says:

    If you were to arrange one day trip during your stay in Mauritius, I would recommend visiting the capital city, Port Louis. It's a compact city which really gives you a taste of the true Mauritius. From the gorgeous fruit and vegetable displays in the central market to the nose-to-tail approach in the rather more stinky meat and fish markets, to the swanky and spotless Waterfront development, to the skyscrapers of the financial district and various temples and places of worship, it is buzzing, welcoming and great fun!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The best way to travel to Port Louis is by the island-wide public bus service. The bus station is central and the center is compact, so it is easy to walk around once you are there.
    • Check out the different ethnic quarters of the city, including a small Chinatown, where you should taste the range of street foods on offer. There are also some lovely colonial buildings.
    • As in any city, it is a good idea to keep an eye on your personal belongings, especially in crowded areas.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    • Port Louis
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    Central Market
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Amy B Says:

    There is a great buzz about the Central Market, where stall holders sell everything from fresh and plump tomatoes piled high in gorgeous displays, to arts and crafts and spices.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to wander round the whole area, as you often find the best prices the further in you travel! There are separate zones for the different kinds of produce on sale.
    • I love visiting the meat and fish areas — items are butchered and filleted on site and nothing is wasted. But this might not be to everyone's taste — you have been warned!
    • The stallholders will enjoy some bantering and haggling, so do not be afraid to ask for a cheaper price, and enjoy the experience.
    • This is a great place to try the street food. Look for stalls with the longest queues of locals buying their lunch and give it a go! I've had some of the most delicious local sweets and cakes on the island here.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 38 things to do in Port Louis
    • Unsafe place for children 29/07/2018
    • Pretty standard bazaar 25/07/2018
    • Central Market
    Address:
    Farquhar Street
    Port Louis, Mauritius
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    Jummah Mosque
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Amy B Says:

    The Jummah Masjid Mosque, on Royal Road, is a beautiful place to visit while you are in the city, and it offers a moment of calm and reflection that contrasts the hustle of the Central Market and nearby Chinatown. It is one of the oldest mosques in the country, and is used by the large Muslim population of the city.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Whilst non-Muslims are welcome, it is best to avoid prayer times, particularly on Fridays as it gets very crowded. Also, avoid the month of Ramadan.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 38 things to do in Port Louis
    • Beautiful 25/11/2017
    • interesting 19/11/2017
    • Jummah Mosque
    Address:
    Royal Road, A1
    Port Louis, Mauritius
    Other:
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    Le Caudan Waterfront
    Casinos, Shopping Malls
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    Amy B Says:

    The modern face of Port Louis, the Cauden Waterfront development, is a harbor-side commercial area with shops, restaurants, offices, and even a casino! It is a nice walk from the Central Market down to the Waterfront, and along the promenade, where you can watch the huge cruise ships and working ships in the water.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The Blue Penny Museum at the Waterfront has some lovely maps, paintings, sculptures, as well as the famous stamps on display. It's worth a look!
    • This area does tend to be slightly more expensive for eating out and shopping than other options in the city, but you will find great service here, and the area spotless.
    • If you are in the city in the evening, this is a good place to find somewhere for dinner and drinks.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 38 things to do in Port Louis
    • Day Trip 16/08/2018
    • Small, but pretty 10/08/2018
    • Le Caudan Waterfront
    Phone:
    +230 211 9500
    Other:
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    Ile aux Cerfs
    Islands, Beaches
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    Amy B Says:

    If you want a contrast to a day spent in the city, then you can arrange to join a half- or full-day boat trip to visit the tiny island of Ile aux Cerfs, just off the east coast. The boat trip itself is a great way to see the coastline from a different perspective; and once you have arrived, head to the lagoon, which boasts shallow, clear water that is beautifully warm and great fun to paddle through to reach the powder white sands along the shore.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • This is a top place to take your holiday photos — all that bright blue water and white sand is sure to make your family and friends back home very jealous!
    • Most hotels will arrange the trip for you with pick-up from the main reception desk. The majority of trips will provide catering, too, which is great as some of the stalls on the island can be expensive.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #54 of 223 things to do in Mauritius
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The final stop of our tour 17/08/2018
    • A must visit 16/08/2018
    • Ile aux Cerfs
    Address:
    Ile aux Cerfs
    Grande Riviere Sud Est
    Mauritius
    Phone:
    +230 402 7720
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Day 3
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    Chamarel
    Destinations
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    Amy B Says:

    Charamel is a village in the southwest, and the location of some of the most beautiful natural sites on the island. The main attraction is the Seven Coloured Earth, a very pretty geological phenomenon that is perfect for a short visit and photo opportunity. You can then use Charamel as your base to visit all the other great attractions in the area.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • I'd recommend hiring a car or personal taxi to explore Charamel: There are lots of sites in the area, and this will give you flexibility to spend as much time as you want at each.
    • Be sure to visit the giant tortoises near the Seven Coloured Earth!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Chamarel
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    Les 7 Cascades
    Waterfalls
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    Amy B Says:

    A visit to Les 7 Cascades, a series of seven waterfalls in indigenous forests, is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the island. A hike through the area is a real highlight of a visit to Mauritius, and provides a nice contrast to days spent on the beach or by the hotel pool!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It's best to go with a guide on an organized trek.
    • You can swim in the waterfalls, so bring along swimwear and a towel.
    • The trail can be challenging in places, so be sure to have proper footwear.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Riviere Noire
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • 7 cascades in Mauritius (Henrietta) 17/08/2018
    • 7 Cascades with Raj Adventures 05/08/2018
    • Les 7 Cascades
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    Chamarel Waterfall
    Waterfalls
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    Amy B Says:

    While you are in the area of Charamel, stop by to see this waterfall. It is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and the water really thunders down the 83-meter drop, particularly after a heavy rainfall. There are some interesting volcanic rock formations here too.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The viewing platform can get crowded, so try to visit early in the day or later on in the afternoon.
    • Chamarel Waterfall is easily accessible by car, and it's a short walk to the viewing platform for some great photos of the drop.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 223 things to do in Mauritius
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great View, shame about no drones 14/08/2018
    • Beautiful 12/08/2018
    • Chamarel Waterfall
    Phone:
    +230 5756 7316
    Other:
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    Curious Corner of Chamarel
    Speciality Museums
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    Amy B Says:

    Another attraction in the Charamel area to take in during a tour, the staff here are really welcoming and there are some great, fun activities on offer. Just let your imagination go wild for a minute, and kids and adults alike are bound to enjoy themselves!

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • It's great to go around the activities with a staff member who can explain and help you to take the best pictures. Half the fun is in looking at them when you get home!
    • This is a good indoor activity, so a great option if you have a wet day or want to keep the kids indoors out of the midday sun.
    • It is open every day from 9:30am to 5pm, and there is a small entrance fee.
    • There's a nice garden cafe here.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Chamarel
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Mostly for kids but surprisingly fun for adults too 16/08/2018
    • Good fun, great for pictures 15/08/2018
    • Curious Corner of Chamarel
    Address:
    Baie du Cap Road
    Chamarel, Mauritius 001
    Phone:
    +230 483 4200
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:30 - 17:30
    Other:
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    Rhumerie de Chamarel
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Amy B Says:

    As you travel around Mauritius you will see the fields of sugar cane growing in abundance. One of the most fun by-products is Mauritian rum, and the Rhumerie de Charamel distillery is a great place to find out more. They run an excellent tour of the beautiful buildings, ending with the most generous rum-tasting session! And you'll get great prices in the onsite shop too.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • You will get offered a large amount of strong rum in the tasting, so it is best to get a taxi to the site so that you don't have to worry about having a designated driver in your group.
    • The shop sells other locally produced items like coffee, tea, honey and chutneys, so it is worth stocking up here if you want to take some bits home.
    • The distillery is open from 9:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Saturday; and closed on Sunday.
    • There is an excellent a la carte restaurant on site for lunches and exclusive dinners on request. It is quite high end, so it's good for special occasions.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Chamarel
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The best rum tasting on the island 16/08/2018
    • Worth it if u like rum 15/08/2018
    • Rhumerie de Chamarel
    Address:
    Royal Rd
    Chamarel, Mauritius
    Phone:
    +230 483 7980
    Other:
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    La Vanille Nature Park
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Zoos
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    Amy B Says:

    This is a fun little nature park that is great for a few hours away from the beach. There are lovely giant tortoises, crocodiles, deer, monkeys, insects, and more. The animals all appear very well kept and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. They breed crocodiles onsite too, so you will see crocodiles of various sizes here and can get really close!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to speak to the staff and accept a guided tour. In particular, they are really knowledgeable about the crocodiles, and happy to answer hundreds of questions enthusiastically!
    • You can get up close to the giant tortoises for some lovely pictures.
    • Stay in the shade on a hot day by following some of the nature trails around the park through lovely shaded vegetation.
    • The park is open every day from 8:30am to 5pm.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Riviere des Anguilles
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Magical 17/08/2018
    • Amazing visit to the nature park 11/08/2018
    • La Vanille Nature Park
    Phone:
    +230 626 2503
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:30 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Black River Gorges National Park
    National Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Amy B Says:

    Black River Gorges is the National Park around the Charamel area, made up of over 50 kilometers of hiking trails through indigenous forest. The scenery is really stunning and a great contrast to the beach landscape at the coast. You get some stunning views as you reach the top of the trails.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The main entrance to the park is at Black River, but you can also access trails at La Marie in Plaine Wilhems, as well as Chamouny to the South and Case Noyal to the West.
    • The facilities are limited, so bring a picnic with you, plus plenty of water.
    • Look out for some of the native animals, including parakeets, pink pigeons, monkeys, and deer.
    • Some of the access roads are also poor quality, so drive safely!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 223 things to do in Mauritius
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Quiet, easily accessible, beautiful nature 17/08/2018
    • Nature everywhere! 12/08/2018
    • Black River Gorges National Park
    Phone:
    +230 203 1900
    Other:
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    Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Bodies of Water
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    Amy B Says:

    Grand Bassin is a large area with a very beautiful, atmospheric, serene crater lake, surrounded by temples and statues. It is the most sacred place for the island's Hindu population, and you will see locals and pilgrims alike making offerings to their Gods on the lake.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The weather can be cold at the site: It is quite high into the mountains at 1800 ft above sea level, so be sure to bring an extra layer.
    • It is free to visit and very welcoming to visitors, but please be respectful: Shoes must be taken off before entering the temple, and you should dress appropriately.
    • The 33-meter high statue of Hindu God Shiva is breathtaking and a must-see before leaving the site.
    • The site becomes very crowded between the end of February and at the beginning of March for the Maha-Shivaratree festival.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 223 things to do in Mauritius
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing experience on Mauritius 10/08/2018
    • Very memorable experience 28/07/2018
    • Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin
    Address:
    Savanne District
    Mauritius
    Phone:
    +230 5779 0976
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    La Route du The
    Coffee & Tea Tours
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    Amy B Says:

    Tea plantations form a very recognizable aspect of the Mauritian countryside. The tea is really delicious, and includes varieties like vanilla tea, which locals drink black. You can usually arrange a tour of the tea plantations via your hotel, with a guide to fill you in on the history and show you around the area.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • A tour will most likely stop at a tea factory, colonial houses, and the plantations. You will be given different teas to try, and the tour will usually end in a well-stocked shop!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Bois Cheri
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A little gem in Mauritius 11/07/2018
    • Poor Service 06/02/2018
    • La Route du The
    Address:
    Bois Cheri Road
    Bois Cheri, Mauritius
    Phone:
    +230 626 1819
    Other:
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    Gris Gris Beach
    Beaches
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    Amy B Says:

    The most southerly spot on the island, Gris Gris offers something different again. With the sea crashing against rocky cliffs, it is very dramatic and beautiful. Stop to explore of the coastline and to take some stunning pictures.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There is a cool breeze coming from the sea here, so you may need extra layers!
    • You'll find food and drink stalls at the viewpoint if you need refreshments.
    • There are public toilets here.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Souillac
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good picnic setting. 26/07/2018
    • Rugged & awesome coast 23/07/2018
    • Gris Gris Beach
    Address:
    South Coast
    Souillac, Mauritius
    Phone:
    +230 5787 8893
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