Places to See in Mauritius

Mauritius is a one of the most beautiful island and has so many beautiful places to see. Although Mauritius looks like a small dot on world map but it is famous  for its beautiful locations. Here is a small list of some popular places you must see.


The Champ de Mars Racecourse:
It's a racing track used for the horse racing in the city of Port Louis in Mauritius. It is located near the city center, in the Mauritius Turf Club(MTC). The MTC is one of the oldest club for horse racing and it was founded in 1812. On June 25 of that year, this racecourse was opened and, on that day, the first race was organized on the island. The Champ de Mars has a very special track path with oval shape and it is small in size, and the length of the track is 1,298 meters and width of 12 to 14 meters. The Champ de Mars Racecourse.JPG


Ganga Talao:
It is also called Grand Bassin. It is a crater lake which is located in a hidden zone of a mountain in Savanne district, Mauritius. The location is almost 1800 meters above from the sea level and it is the most sacred place for Hindus in Mauritius. A temple is located here which is devoted to Hindu Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Lakshmi, Hanuman and many other Hindu gods. Many pilgrims, living in Mauritius come here for praying and many devotees even come here bare feet during Shivaratri. Ganga Talao.jpg


Mahebourg, famous for its natural beauty, is one of the main fishing centers of Mauritius. Every year, tourists from all over the world are attracted by this beautiful city with many rivers, picturesque harbor and lovely bay. The old town of the city founded by the Dutch. It represent the European style of architecture with colonial buildings and streets. The Museum of Naval Historical is one of the sights of interest which shows the rich history of the city. Similarly, the German Historical Museum, situated in Grand Port spotlights the initial Dutch establishments in the country. Lagoon is one of the natural attractions of Mahebourg which is regarded as the country's largest. The boardwalk in Mahebourg is best for evening walk and for relaxing. The recently created casinos and increasing numbers of small inns are few of the positive developments for the city.


Flic en Flac:
The stunning town of Flic en Flac is blessed with n
atural attractions like beaches, lovely landscapes and huge beach resorts. The Flic en Flac beach, located on the west coast is one of the main tourist attractions. It attracts many beach lovers, especially during the weekends. Its soft white sands and azure waters offers some of the best outdoor recreational activities. Similarly, the Blue Bay beach located in southeast is famous for swimming and other water sports such as windsurfing and sailing. The lagoon is another interesting site that offers excellent snorkeling and swimming opportunities. Besides this, tourists are attracted to the La Vanille Crocodile Park, La Val Nature Park, Domaine de l'Ylang Ylang and Le waterpark. Flic en Flac1.jpg


Things to do in Mauritius

The Stunning beaches along with the lots of flora and fauna, the tropical region of fascinating mauritius is one of the best tourist destinations in the world.

Go for Diving : The underwater world of Mauritius provides exceptional seascapes, full of nature's most fascinating creatures. Once you enter into the vast and pristine waters of Mauritius, you will experience the unique water world with huge collection of colorful and beautiful marine life. Mauritius offers over 30 beautiful and famous dives scattered around the island, including the crater submerged near Ile Ronde and Whale Rock. But, the Cathedral is one of the most popular and very much appreciated by the diving enthusiasts. You can enjoy safe diving all year round but the best time to shake the water world of Mauritius is during November to March, summer months.


Quad Bike : You should not miss the chance to enjoy stimulating activity of quad biking in the surprising natural surroundings in beautiful Mauritius. Not only it is exciting but very entertaining to explore the flourishing field of Casela Adventure Park. The park is open on daily basis from 9:00 to 18:00 in summer and from 9:00 to 17:00 during the winter.

Things to do, Mauritius

Zip-line Tours : If you ever had a dream of be like Mowgli and jumping from tree to another tree in the forest? Then Mauritius will be a good choice as it offers activities like zip line rides. This fascinating activity takes place at the Saint Felix Sugar and Casela Nature & leisure Park in Mauritius, which will provide you the opportunity where you can fly over trees, rocks and river using a cable network. The activities starts from 9 in the morning.

Things to do, Mauritius

Enjoy Skydiving : Take the opportunity to see the beautiful Mauritius from the sky. Many Well known leisure companies in skydiving provides the services to experience the magnificent paradise island from the height of 10,000 ft. The timings for skydiving of the various leisure companies vary, so you must book an appointment with them before your visit.

Things to do, Mauritius

Enjoy the Night-life in Mauritius : Mauritius offers a vibrant night-life. You can find many pubs, bars and many clubs in the region of Grand Bay to enjoy the sega dance and other late night activities, but Zanzibar, Kapu Kai,  Pasadenas Village, Club Med, Wild Monkeys and Queen's Club are few of the most well-liked in Mauritius. All of them remain open every day until late night.

Things to do, Mauritius

These are few things which you must to do on your trip to this paradise island. To enjoy more I will advice you to use a personal vehicle than using public transport. It is very easy and affordable to rent a car in Mauritius. Click here for more information regarding booking. Remember, you have to drive in left lane in Mauritius.

              Mauritius offers variety of options to enjoy your trip to this beautiful island. There is not much difference in temperature during summer and winter. The weather is always good here, but try nit to plan your vacation during rainy days. It is guaranteed that you will enjoy your vacation more than you thought.


Outdoor Activities in Mauritius

Mauritius attracts not only tourists looking for relaxation and recreation but also to the thrill seekers, since the island has good sources for land and water sports activities. There are numerous outdoor activities can be found in Mauritius to enjoy your vacation.

There are many golf courses in the Mauritius ranging from basic 9 holes to world class with 18 holes designed by the world leading golfers such as Ernie Els and David Leadbetter. The list of golf coures includes Anahita Golf Course, The Legend, Paradis Golf Club and Maritim Golf Course. For golf courses it is a heaven.


The island, located in Indian Ocean offers worlds most beautiful coral reefs and breathtaking activities like scuba diving. The sea is full of colorful fishes and other sea creatures. You can not resist the appeal of a visit to the lagoon of Mauritius, full with fins, masks, snorkels or scuba tanks. More than twenty clubs offers diving services to visitors. Diving is open for whole year around in Mauritius but summer time is best for diving.


Water Skiing
Water skiing is activity practised in most hotels. Most hotels offers a wide range of activities such as windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, kayak, pedal boat, glass-bottom boat. In general, the hotels with their own water sports centre offer the oppurtunity to their customers to enjoy this sport for free under the supervision of their experienced skiing team.You can do skiing at two places Grand Baie (North West) and Trou D’eau Douce(central East coast).


Horse Riding
You can enjoy horse riding which is provided by many hotels. Maritim Hotel has its own centre for riding with stables and offer rides on horses and ponies on every day except Sunday.Other hotels like Le Touessrok, Sugar Beach Resort, La Pirogue also provide horse riding. Stables also possess several very gentle ponies for children. Children from 5 years old can participate in rides or lessons organized by the center.


Those who are seeking thrills, parasailing is a exciting way to enjoy the sky and lagoon of Mauritius. This sport is included in the list of activities most hotels offer water sports. The hotels which provide parasailing services are Le Touessrok Resort, Constance Belle Mare Plage, One & Only Le Saint Geran, La Pirogue, Mont Choisy and Sugar Beach Resort.