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Island Activities


Mauritius is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country's populace is composed of several ethnicities, mostly people are Indian, African, French, and Chinese descent. Most Mauritians are multilingual; English, French, Creole are used. Mauritius, a melting pot where past and present are smoothy blended together. Moreover, the island is surrounded by an amazing clear turquoise sea creating an oasis of peace and tranquility.

Things to do in Mauritius


WANDER THROUGH PORT LOUIS MARKET

Take a stroll through the daily Port Louis market for a real insight into the people, produce, and culture of Mauritius.

Take time to absorb all the different sights and sounds, and experience the sweet scent of exotic fruits, herbs, spices, and street food.

GRAND BAIE

Grand Baie is the Mauritian center for sailing activities. Visitors can join a boat tour, a catamaran cruise, or even charter a private boat for a day here. Weather permitting, conditions are usually excellent for sailing around Mauritius or to visit some of the northern offshore islands.

NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN

SSR Botanical Gardens are one of North Mauritius' most visited tourist attractions. Famed for their giant Victoria Amazonica Water Lilies whose gargantuan leaves expand as wide as three meters in diameter, once every 30 to 100 years!

VISIT CAP MALHEUREUX

Spend an afternoon ambling through this atmospheric fishing village just north of Grand Baie on the island's northernmost tip. Due to a history of shipwrecks, the name translates as 'Cape Misfortune' but there's nothing sad about this secluded beauty spot with views out to the offshore islands of Ile Ronde, Ile Plate, and Coin de Mire.

WALK AROUND GANGA TALAO

Considered by many to be the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius, Ganga Talao, otherwise known as Grand Bassin, is a secluded lake that lies within the crater of an extinct volcano about 550 meters above sea level.

A popular spot for locals and tourists alike, the site is also home to a temple dedicated to Shiva and other Hindu gods.

LEARN ABOUT THE ISLAND'S PAST AT AAPRAVASI GHAT

One of two World Heritage Sites in Mauritius, Aapravasi Ghat is the original immigration depot which saw more than half a million indentured laborers arrive between 1834 and the 1920s to work in the sugar plantations.

Most Mauritians can trace their ancestry back to this site.

DISCOVER BLACK RIVER GORGES NATIONAL PARK

Much of the forested mountain range in the island's southwest corner belongs to the Black River Gorges National Park.

This protected haven for endangered species of flora and fauna is full of hiking trails and viewpoints and is one of the best places in Mauritius to feel at one with nature. The deep green views across this remote volcanic landscape are spectacular.

BAGATELLE MALL OF MAURITIUS

Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius is the leading shopping and retail destination in Mauritius. Its dominant presence and comprehensive retail and leisure options attract diverse shoppers from all over the island. Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius merges the world's most desirable brands, shopping convenience, entertainment, and everyday leisure, all in a majestic setting. Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius hosts the widest selection of specialty stores in Mauritius - there are 150 shops - thus offering the most comprehensive and compelling.
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