Glittering like a jewel in the southern Indian Ocean, Mauritius is an island located in the east of Madagascar and southeast of Seychelles. The country is renowned known for its pristine beaches, bracing mountainous landscapes, beautiful valley and readily accessible waterfalls making your Mauritius Honeymoon memorable and perfect for an unforgettable holiday. The astounding beauty and natural aesthetics of this country are sure to leave you spellbound. So, let’s take a look at the 10 most popular tourist attractions in Mauritius!
Grand Bay or Grand Baie is a seaside town which attracts huge touristy crowds to the Riviere du Rempart district of Mauritius. It offers many water activities including swimming, sailing, windsurfing and water skiing. This is also a fabulous place to explore the exotic marine life of Mauritius through the underwater sea walk, submarine excursion and the underwater motorcycle. You can find several arts and craft shops and restaurant with the popular bay view in its surroundings. This place is also famous for It night-life as it homes some of the best bars and night-clubs.
Île aux Cerfs
Île aux Cerfs Island, also known as the Deer Island is a lovely island near the east coast of Mauritius. Spread over a sprawling area of 100 hectares this island is famous for its white-sand beaches, refreshing lagoons and is a paradise for people who like water sports. The coral reef here is rich and full of aquatic life, and together with the huge black rocks that lie underwater, it is a perfect place to snorkel and to experience the precious underwater world. It homes many fancy restaurants and luxury hotels with a golf course. Undoubtedly, it is one of the must add places your Mauritius Tour Packages.
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park is the only park located in the south-western region of Mauritius. Scattered over 6754 hectares, the park comprises about 3.5% of the total land space of Mauritius and preserves the remains of the island’s natural tropical forests. It is well-known for its waterfalls, views and trekking trails. It is a go-to site for all the bird watchers and also one of the best spots to experience Mauritius Tourism.
Mauritius Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden, also recognised as Sir Seewoosagur Botanical Garden, is established in the vicinity of Port-Louis in the neighbourhood of Pamplemousse. This garden is spread across countless acres of land and homes more than 650 species of plants among which the famous ones are Palmier Bouteille, Baobabs, Giant Water Lilies, dozens of medicinal shrubs and a lot more. Besides the diversity of trees and plants, you can furthermore find an ancient castle named ‘Chateau Mon Plaisir’, a sugar mill and a field with deer and turtles here.
Chamarel Falls & Seven Coloured Earths
Chamarel is a tiny village on the west coast of Mauritius and is known for Coloured Earths and Chamarel Falls. The seven coloured earth is a natural happening and an outstanding site to visit in Mauritius. The shades develop through the conversion of lava to earth minerals. Interestingly, it is said that if you combine the colours together, they will separate by themselves. Why not try it for yourself?
Another fascinating spot is the Chamare falls where you will find three different streams of water rushing down from a rise of 272 feet into a gorge. The display of this majestic waterfall against the picturesque woods and mountains is truly breath-taking and has been rated as the most beautiful waterfall of Mauritius.
La Vanille Nature Park
Found in the austral centre of Riviere des Anguilles, La Vanilla Nature Park shelters a sanctuary of species such as alligators, crocodiles, giant tortoises and is the largest Giant Aldabra tortoises’ centre of reproduction in the world. The Park also features an Aquarium, a tortoise museum and an ammonite fossils gallery. It also homes a ‘Jungle Adventure Playground’ within the place which extends fun displays and activities for kids.
Trou aux Cerfs
Trou aux Cerfs is a dormant volcano found about half a mile westward to the city of Curepipe, Mauritius. The startling natural structure here is an excellent example of ‘cone and crater’ volcano, which points to the large hollow valley at the top of the volcano. According to specialists, the volcano is dormant now but can become active any time within the following thousand years.
Ganga Talao or Grand Bassin is a crater lake located within the mountain area of Savanne. Towering at an altitude of 1800 feet, this is regarded as the holiest Hindu place in Mauritius and one of the most powerful Hindu pilgrimage places outside of India. The Sagar Shiv temple located on the shore of the lake and is devoted to Lord Shiva and attracts many devotees here.
Casela World of Adventures
The Casela World of Adventures is a beautiful scenic park located alongside the Rempart Mountain in the southwest section of Mauritius. It is the oldest park and also one of the most popular tourist spots in Mauritius. Spread across a stretch of 250 hectares of hilly terrain, dense forest and breath-taking canyons, it is home to many exotic species like Java deer, wild boars, hares, macaque monkeys, mongoose and bats, tamarind and pepper plants. This dynamic and vibrant place stands out for its variety of recreation activities like safari tours, speedy trips on off-road carriers and extreme adventures. ‘Interaction with big cats’ and the hour-long ‘walking with lions’ are the two most popular activities here and are also one of the best things to do in Mauritius.
Île aux Aigrettes
Île aux Aigrettes is a little coral island 800 m off the south-east shore of Mauritius. The island has been listed as a nature protection site and is being maintained by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. It owns an area of 27 hectares and is the biggest islet in the Grand Port bay. Homing some of the world’s most extraordinary birds, including the kestrel, Pink Pigeon, the Green Gecko Phelsuma and the Aldabra tortoise can be seen here. Thus the Ile aux Aigrettes has been developed into a wonderful ecological spot that is surely worth a visit!
Excited already? Well, these are just some of the top places that you can visit apart from a lot many beautiful sites the island has to offer. So, do check out some amazing customisable Mauritius honeymoon packages offered by many travel companies which can promise a wholesome and memorable Mauritius honeymoon.