Sparkling like a gem in the southern Indian Ocean, Mauritius is an island nation located east of
Madagascar and southeast of Seychelles. Port Louis is the capital city and the largest port of the nation.
Mauritius will leave you totally mesmerized with quite a number of places to visit in Mauritius. The
sparkling waters of the Grand Baie will definitely soothe your soul. And if that doesn’t suffice, you
cannot definitely miss out on the natural beauty of the Chamarel Coloured Earth where you will find
colorful sand dunes of reddish, black, cyan and purple color. Mauritius is well known for it’s breathtaking
beaches. Apart from beaches, Exhilarating mountainous landscapes, rolling valleys, a dormant volcano
and easily accessible waterfalls makes Mauritius Tourism so charming and ideal for a memorable
holiday. The amazing beauty and natural aesthetics of this country will definitely leave you spellbound.
There are so many places of attractions in Mauritius and all of them are worth visiting.
Mauritius is one of the top holiday destinations in the world and also among the best honeymoon
Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Mauritius
1. Grand Baie
Great Bay or Grand Baie is a shoreline town and a substantial visitor shoreline in Riviere du Rempart
region of Mauritius. Once called De Bogt Zonder Eyndt (Bay without End) by the Dutch in the 17 th
century, the retreat town of Grand Bay is prominent for its charming nature of emerald waters and is
the most prevalent occasion goal in Mauritius. It offers facilities for safe swimming, sailing, windsurfing
and water skiing. It is the departure point for deep sea fishing trips and for boat excursions to the
islands to the north of Mauritius like Gunners’ Quoin, Flat Island, Round Island, and Serpent Island.
This is also a great place to discover the breathtaking underwater marine life of Mauritius with
underwater sea walk, submarine excursion and the underwater scooter. Grand Bay and its
surroundings also offer a large
choice of fashion and craft shops. It is also popular for its bay view Mauritius hotels and restaurants.
It is also known for its night-life as it hosts most of the island best bars and night-clubs.
2. Tamarind Falls
Seven Cascades or Tamarind Falls play an important role in adding up the beauty of Mauritius as a
tourist destination. The Falls are situated at a height of around 290 meters and this is the highest one in
Mauritius. The seven simultaneous falls make it more charming amidst the splendid greenery. It
obviously is rich with tranquil surrounding and exotic flora and those who expect clear beaches and
islands in Mauritius, this water falls will be a surprise. It has been pointed out as a haven for trek lovers
bird watchers and adventure seekers. It is located in Black River Gorges National Park near Henrietta
Village. There are multiple adventure activities available at the location which include hiking, canyoning,
cliff jumping, bird watching and swimming.
3. Grand Bassin
Grand Bassin or Ganga Talao is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of
Savanne, Mauritius. Situated at an altitude of 1800 feet, Ganga Talao is considered the most sacred
Hindu place in Mauritius and one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites outside of India. The
Sagar Shiv Mandir is located on the bank of the lake and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are temples
dedicated to other Gods including Lord Hanuman, Goddess Ganga, and Lord Ganesh along the Grand
Bassin. There is also a 108 foot tall statue of Lord Shiva at the entrance which is a faithful copy of the
Shiva statue of Sursagar Lake in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. During Shivaratri, many pilgrims in Mauritius
walk bare feet from their homes to the lake. Maha Shivratri becomes the best time to visit Grand Bassin
since it attracts a large number of followers. However, visiting this place during February and early
March are considered to be ideal time to visit this place.
4. Mauritius Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden, formally known as Sir Seewoosagur Botanical Garden, is located in the proximity
of Port-Louis in the district of Pamplemousse. After London’s Kew Gardens the SSR Gardens is one of the
world’s best botanical gardens and also one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius. The garden was
initially opened as a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius nearly 300 years ago, later it
became the national botanical garden of Mauritius.
The botanical garden stretches over endless acres of land. It is populated with more than 650 varieties
of plants among which the famous ones are Baobabs, Palmier Bouteille, Giant Water Lilies, dozens of
medicinal plants, a large spice garden and many more. The centerpiece of the gardens is a pond filled
with giant Victoria Amazonica water lilies, native to South America. Various international dignitaries
have planted trees in the garden, including Nelson Mandela, Indira Gandhi and a host of British royals.
Besides a wide variety of trees and plants, one can also find an old colonial castle called ‘Chateau Mon
Plaisir’, a sugar mill and a farm with deer and turtles here.
5. Chamarel Coloured Earth
Chamarel is a small village on the west coast of Mauritius, near Tamarin and Le Morne. It is a special
tourist attraction since it comprises of sand of seven different colors. The colors evolved through
conversion of basaltic lava to clay minerals. It is said that if you mix the colours together, they will
separate on their own. Due to the tropical weather which is prevalent in Mauritius the colors has of the
sand dunes have faded away and you will see reddish, black, cyan and purple. If you mix the colored
earth together, they will eventually settle in different colors. Your trip to Mauritius will be simply
incomplete without seeing Chamarel Coloured Earth.
6. Ile aux Cerfs Island
Ile aux Cerfs Island, also known as Deer Island is a beautiful island near the east coast of Mauritius in the
Flacq district. This Mauritius Island is sprawling over an area of 100 hectares. The island has an
undulating terrain and natural vegetation and is dotted with outcrops of volcanic rock, little lakes and
magnificent white sandy beaches. It is one of the must include places in Mauritius Tour Packages. It is
famous for the sandy beaches, beautiful lagoon and various activities. Considered as water sports
paradise, Ile aux Cerfs Island offers various water sports like swimming, snorkeling, water skiing, glass
bottom boats and more. The coral reef is beautiful and full of marine life, and together with the large
black rocks that protrude into the water, it is an ideal place to snorkel and to enjoy the rich underwater
world. It also has restaurants, and a five stars hotel with a golf course.
7. Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park is the only national park situated in south-western part of
Mauritius. It is famous for its waterfalls, vistas and hiking trails. It can be a spectacular place for
all the bird watchers and also one of the top places to experience Mauritius Tourism. Many
endemic plants and animals can be found in the park including the Mauritian flying fox,
Mauritius kestrel, pink pigeon, Mauritius parakeet, cuckoo-shrike, Mauritius bulbul, etc. It
nurtures around 311 rare species of plants out of the 700 of the Mauritian Islands. The Black
River Gorges National Park is the largest protected forest of Mauritius, providing over 50 km of
8. Blue Bay Marine Park at Blue Bay
If you are a true snorkeling lover then your visit to Mauritius will be however incomplete without the
Blue Bay Marine Park. Exploring the marine life through the glass bottom boat is something which
shouldn’t be missed. The Blue bay marine park has housed some mangroves, algae, sea grasses and
more. The journey will let you witness some of the bluest water which you would have never seen. It is
approximately 54 km away from Blue Bay Marine Park. The best time to visit this place will be during