Mauritius is a beautiful island nation off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. The nation is comprised of Rodrigues and Mauritius island as well as the outer islands, which are all part of the Mascarene Islands. With amazing white sand beaches, stunning blue water, mountains and so much more packed in one country, you won’t run out of things to see in Mauritius! Below is just six(6) list of ideas of what to do in Mauritius that will make your vacation one that you will never forget!
1. Champ de Mars in Port Louis:
Put on your best attire and spend your Saturday with the socialites of Mauritius at the Champ de Mars race course. The race course is the oldest in the southern hemisphere and is a memorable day out- you can enjoy canapés and drinks, and if you’re up for a bet, you can have a flutter on the horses. You don’t have to be a big horse racing fan to enjoy the electric atmosphere at the Champ de Mars.
2. Chamarel Waterfall
Chamarel is the highest waterfall in Mauritius at 100 metres. This natural beauty spot is the perfect photo opportunity and certainly an impressive sight.
Climb the stairs to the viewing platform at the top and take a look at the breathtaking waterfall as it hits the pool 100 metres below.
This trip is usually combined with a visit to the Seven Coloured Earth, which is made up of sand dunes of different distinct colours including reds, browns and purples.
The dunes were created by volcanic rocks which cooled at different temperatures and became crushed into sand which then settled into different colours.
3. Black River Gorges National Park
This national park stretches over 6574 hectares of land and you can hike its trails to view the native forests and wildlife.
The thick forest is home to over 300 species of flowering plants and if you’re lucky, you may see the famous pink pigeon, a bird endemic to Mauritius which almost became extinct.
There are a number of long hiking trails which take several hours to walk, so it’s best to go prepared with adequate shoes, maps, water and gear.
For visitors who love the great outdoors, this is the ideal opportunity to see panoramic views of the island’s landscape, including vistas, gorges, peaks and waterfalls.
4. Skydive Mauritius
If you’re looking for thrills on your luxury holiday to Mauritius, why not try the ultimate adrenaline sport and jump out of a plane. At Skydive Mauritius you can tandem skydive for spectacular views of Mauritius from the air, including lush green forests and turquoise blue waters.
Skydiving for the first time is an unforgettable experience and when you combine that with the views over paradise on Earth, a Skydive in Mauritius will stay in your memory bank forever.
5. Grand Baie
Grand Baie is a cosmopolitan resort known for its great nightlife, shopping and restaurants. It is a popular resort and a great base for tourists wishing to make day trips to the northern islands. Grand Baie is has a variety of watersports on offer, including diving, sailing, waterskiing and windsurfing.
6. Ile Aux Cerfs
Ile aux Cerfs is a large island located off the East Coast of Mauritius, with spectacular white sandy beaches, palm trees and waters all shades of blue.
When you arrive at the picture-postcard blue lagoon you’ll feel like you’ve arrived on Treasure Island. You can relax on the beach, enjoy a BBQ and have a go at parasailing to enjoy aerial views of this pristine isle.
The island’s main beach has facilities including restaurants serving tasty food. The island is run by Le Touessrok Mauritius- the hotel’s suites, rooms and main facilities are located on the mainland of Mauritius, whilst the championship Bernard Langer golf course is situated on Ile Aux Cerfs. Guests can take a short boat ride over to the island for exclusive use of the golf course