Mauritius has much to offer to those wishing to leave the beach for a short while to venture across the country. Nature, thrills, excursions, culture, history, new flavours... Here is a brief overview of things to do and see during a stay in Mauritius.
Nature is surely about sea and sun but it can also deal with mountain and forest. Trail addicts can choose among several tracks throughout the island: the ascent of Le Morne Brabant (listed as Unesco World Heritage) with a guide, a trail in Black River Gorges National Park, a walk in the endemic forest of Frederica Nature Reserve…
Relaxing in the sun all day ... or not! Thrill enthusiasts can have their shot of adrenaline thanks to numerous extreme sports such as kite surfing on internationally recognized spots, bungee jumping in an amusement park, zip lining over rivers and forests, or sky diving to see Mauritius from above.
Families will have a lot of fun visiting various amusement parks and some of Mauritius most famous sites. For example, Casela Park offers to discover birds and mammals from the Indian Ocean and Africa, while La Vanille is well known for its crocodiles and the region of Chamarel attracts many visitors for its Seven Coloured Earth and "Curious Corner".
History and Culture
Mauritius has been occupied by the Dutch, the French and the British, making it a land full of different influences. The curious ones can explore the Mauritian culture and history through various worship places like Grand Bassin, former colonial houses like Le Château de Bel Ombre, or historical sites like Vieux Grand Port in Mahébourg.
Mauritius culinary inspirations are as diverse as the island cultural influences. Food lovers will enjoy a trip across the island to sample the local specialties offered by street vendors, and will like to try the different products Made in Mauritius as tea, rum, sugar, jam and even local beer.