What to do in Mauritius ?
Tourists spending their holidays in Mauritius might be curious about the rest of the island and about the good places to visit during their stay. Here are some ideas of great places to see in Mauritius. Boat Trips, Sight-seeing Tours, Cultural Activities, Night life and Golf courses.
Port-Louis is the capital of the island of Mauritius. It is a bustling city where everything can be found. Thus it is a great place to go shopping in Mauritius during your holidays. Quite a variety of vendors can be found there: from the street hawkers to big commercial centers tailored for tourists such as the Caudan Waterfront. Tourists willing to go off the beaten track will be delighted by the treasures that they will be able to discover in the crowded streets of Chinatown or near the central market like SSR street, La Corderie street, Bourbon street, etc.
Flic en Flac
The village of Flic en Flac is a highly touristic area of the Black River. High standards hotels can be found nearby such as :
Sugar Beach Resort and Spa
Sands Suites Resort and Spa
Hilton Resort and Spa
La Pirogue Resort and Spa Hotel
Pearl Beach Resort and Spa Hotel
Most of them have direct access to the gorgeous beaches and lagoons of Flic en Flac or Wolmar. It is a good place to go shopping as well, with several shopping centers and souvenir shops. The night-life is great as well, with several night clubs, restaurants and a casino.
Flic en Flac village is found in the district of Black River on the western coast of the island of Mauritius, about 15 km south of Port Louis the capital of Mauritius. It is found between the village of Albion from the north and Tamarin from the south. Flic en Flac is located along the west coastline, with many hotels and villas having direct beach access. The drive from Flic en Flac to Port Louis takes about 30 minutes, while the drive to the airport takes about 1 hour. Flic en Flac has a good bus route leading to key locations in Mauritius. You can easily get the bus to Port Louis or to other cities such as Quatre Bornes, Curepipe and can venture further across the island.
Le Domaine Anna
Le Domaine Anna charms and enchants their client in this splendid venue of great Chinese gastronomy where conviviality and peacefulness mix with each other. Food can be served in the main dining area but also under the specially built veranda or finally in the garden under the typical kiosks. On Friday and Saturday nights, talented local artists who entertain the guests play live music.
At only five minutes drive from Cap Ouest, Twin’s garden is the place to try in Flic en Flac. With live music and traditional “sega” shows on Fridays, don’t miss the opportunity to try a traditional Mauritian evening.
The area is known to be a great place for whale and dolphin watching as those cetaceans can be often found cruising outside the lagoon. The beach of Tamarin is well known as a kite-surfing and surfing spot. Tamarin is also known for its beautiful 18-hole golf course of Tamarina Golf Estate situated at 15 mins from Cap Ouest apartments.
Several good restaurants such as:
Big Willy’s : It is the only place in Tamarin where you can taste the most savory meats, watch major sports events in ideal conditions, enjoy vintage wines, discover typical Mauritian food, party with the best DJs and listen to live music…. All under one roof. Saturday enjoy a live band.
Le Dix-Neuf Restaurant : Le Dix-Neuf restaurant at Tamarina Golf Estate can also be found in the area.
Casela Nature Park
The Casela Nature and Reserve Park is located just after the village of Flic en Flac, near the village of Cascavelle. It houses more than 1500 birds of different species as well as lions, zebras, giant tortoises, deers, tigers, etc. A lot of great touristic activities are also offered there such as zip-lining, walks with lions, quad rides, photo safaris, segway rides, canyoning, via ferrata, etc. It is one of the best nature parks of the island and is well worth a visit.
One of the most famous places of the island of Mauritius which is also known as the land of the seven-colored earths. It is a geological formation made of a number of sand dunes of different distinct colors which, strangely, cannot mix. The dunes do not wash off either. The area of Chamarel is also well known for its forests and nature. Several host tables can be found in the area, as well as nice little restaurants. It’s also a great place to go hiking and cycling.
La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes
La Vanille Crocodile Park: The “Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes” nature park, is located in the South of Mauritius. This part of the island has, more than any part, kept a feeling of “old Mauritius”, whether it is the manner of the people, their traditions or even the unspoiled scenery.
Black River Gorges
The district of Black River is known for its great private villas, big game fishing, Mauritian hotels and nature reserves. One of the best-known nature reserves of the island is the Black River Gorges Nature reserve. It covers an area of 67.54 square kilometers and is home to the island’s last remaining rainforest. It is a great place for hiking, as it has about 60 kilometers of hiking trails.
Le Morne mountain is one of the landmarks of the district of Black river which is really hard to miss. This mountain is best known as being the symbol of runaway slaves’ struggle for freedom. It is a well-known spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing, and has beautiful white sandy beaches. Other attractions of the area are an 18-hole golf course of Le Paradis Hotel located near beautiful Mauritian hotels and horse riding trips which are available at the ‘Haras du Morne’, who offer horseback excursions around Le Morne Mountain.