Activities not to be missed in Mauritius

What to do in Mauritius to take full advantage of your break at the end of the world?

If Mauritius is renowned for the beauty of its beaches and landscapes, it is also a land with a rich heritage that you will enjoy exploring during your stay in this part of the Indian Ocean.

POETIC STROLLS IN THE GRAPEFRUIT GARDEN AND THE LABOURDONNAIS CASTLE

The botanical garden of Pamplemousses is the place to be on the island to discover the diversity of Mauritian flora and essences from all over the world. More than 37 hectares are available to you at the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden now called Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Garden.
Pushing the white wrought-iron gate of this world-famous estate, the main driveway will take you to the edge of the water lily pond. Mango trees, palm trees and ebony trees will shelter your visit from their canopy of many shades of green.
All your senses will be awakened as you stroll among the surprising spice trees that perfume the air of this splendid property.

History has seen many powers vying for the riches of Mauritius, a strategically located tropical land.
The Château de Labourdonnais in the Rivière du Rempart district in the north-east offers you a journey through the centuries to discover a sumptuous colonial residence in the heart of a green estate. Restored furniture and architecture will plunge you into the splendour of the 19th century. The remarkable orchard and the sumptuous garden will conclude this timeless escapade.

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EXPLORE THE DEER HOLE SITE AND TAMARIND WATERFALLS

Hiking is one of the flagship activities when looking for what to do in Mauritius between two relaxing breaks on the beach. Between Floréal and Curepipe, discover one of the emblematic sites of the island: Trou-aux-Cerfs.
A walk in the heart of lush vegetation will allow you to reach this freshwater hole located in an ancient crater. To go around it, take the Georges V promenade. It will lead you to a kiosk offering an exceptional panorama of Mount Saint-Pierre and the Rampart.
On a clear day, you can even see the reliefs of Reunion Island on the horizon. Don't be surprised if you have the impression that you can see the Eiffel Tower below: it is a miniature that sits enthroned in the garden of the Sablonnière de Curepipe.

If you are exploring the various hiking options to know what to see in Mauritius to discover the breathtaking scenery during your stay, then the Tamarin waterfalls must be at the top of your list.
Take a day trip to explore the majestic nature of the island along a route lined with 7 waterfalls. Nestled in a dense forest, they offer breathtaking panoramas. Don't forget your towel and bathing suit to enjoy refreshing breaks in their pools.

WHAT TO DO IN MAURITIUS IF YOU LIKE WATER ACTIVITIES?

The beaches of Mauritius plunge into sublime turquoise lagoons perfect for idleness. If you have a lot to see in Mauritius on land, don't forget to equip yourself with flippers, mask and snorkel to explore the seabed.

Some of the best spots for snorkeling are in Flic-en-Flac on the west coast. A long white sandy beach with a view of Mount Brabant and crystal clear waters will welcome you for a colourful dive.
Emperor angels, wandering butterfly fish and the zebra of the tickerfish are waiting for you for a colourful snorkeling session.

An unmissable rum distillery within easy reach of the flippers

Not far from there, drive towards Chamarel to discover the Mauritian terroir at the Chamarel rum distillery. Between fields of pineapple and sugar cane, discover the secrets of agricultural rum making and take part in a tasting rich in flavours.

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