Follow our Mauritius tour guide for a holiday to-do list that ensures an unforgettable break.

With turquoise waters and white sandy beaches bordered by palm trees or lush vegetation, Mauritius is the epitome of a tropical paradise. Are you ready for a relaxing break combined with enchanting discoveries?

An island of many influences

In turn Dutch, French then British, Mauritius has inherited a mixed heritage. The influence of India and China has also enriched the local culture and gastronomy with their traditions. A visit to Port-Louis is a must during your Mauritius visit to discover its many facets.

Experience Mauritius’ multi-cultural past – from the Citadel built by the English, the Aapravasi Ghat, which welcomed the first migrant workers from India, to the ruins of the Dutch fort Frederik Hendrik. Then take a detour through the central market with its exotic colours, fragrances and flavours.

The Château de La Bourdonnais is a magnificent colonial residence surrounded by a green park that will take you back in time.

Created in 1735, the first tropical garden in the world, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in Pamplemousses, will welcome you for an exciting visit within its 37 hectares. Explore ponds of water lilies, alleys of flamboyant Vacoas, and a hundred species of palm trees. The Chamarel rum distillery and the Rault biscuit factory are two gourmet discoveries to experience.

Chinese New Year, a great celebration in Mauritius

If you are lucky enough to visit Mauritius between mid-January and mid-February, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate Chinese New Year. The streets of Port-Louis are decked out in red and street performances see richly adorned dragons start wild dances. At nightfall firecrackers and fireworks scare away the demons!

Countless diving spots and dreamy beaches

It’s impossible talk about Mauritius without mentioning the splendid beaches that await you.

Start with 3km of fine sand on Trou aux Biches for a relaxing day under the filao trees. Then continue to the immaculate crescent of Mont Choisy, where the calm water resembles a swimming pool. To the east, you can enjoy more than 10km of beach at Belle Mare facing the cyan lagoon. Finally, for an unforgettable sunset, take advantage of the village of Flic-en-Flac and its beach in the west of Mauritius.

During your visit to Mauritius, make sure you venture below the surface of the lagoons to explore the splendour of the seabed. Whether in Flic-en-Flac with the noble silhouette of Mount Brabant in the distance or in the calm lagoon of Blue Bay, a veritable coral garden full of multicoloured fish awaits you off the coast of Mauritius.

The beauty of Mauritius: Splendid natural sites

During your visit to Mauritius, you will discover a lush rainforest is full of treasures. On the Chamarel side, you will be captivated by the unreal hues of ochre, violet, orange and pink on the hilly clearing that makes up the Land of Seven Colours.

Continue your visit to the Chamarel waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Mauritius, which plunges down more than 100 metres. Further north Tamarin will reveal 7 waterfalls that you can walk around at your leisure before experiencing their fresh waters.

From a visit to the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden to the heavenly beaches of the coast and the hidden wonders of the rainforest, Mauritius has no shortage of things to do. Prepare yourself for a change of scenery.

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