Places To Visit In Mauritius

4.6 /5
Sub-Region: Indian Ocean, East of Africa

Here are the top 131 tourist attractions to see in Mauritius:

1. Black River Gorges National Park

3.7 / 5

14 kms
from city center
1 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Being the only and largest in the island nation of Mauritius, the Black River Gorges National Park is the sanctuary for the diversified wildlife and tropical rainforests. It is the central attraction of the tourists with an unparalleled love for nature and those who have a zeal for adventure treks.

2. Belle Mare Plage Beach

29 kms
from city center
2 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is home to a vast number of beaches scattered across the entirety of its perimeters and with such a vast array of beaches to choose from, picking the perfect beach that you want to spend a relaxing day at often becomes a hard chore. Ranging from powder soft white sand beaches fringed with rows of palm trees to coarse black sand beaches bordered by rocky cliffs and boulders, the vast variety of beaches in Mauritius is stunning. Out of all these beaches, one of the most well-renowned beaches on the eastern side of the island is the Belle Mare Plage beach.

3. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden

3.6 / 5

27 kms
from city center
3 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Popularly famous by the name of Pamplemousses Botanical Garden and being one of the most visited tourist attractions in Port Louis, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden (SSR Botanical Garden) is the largest in Mauritius. Featuring an extravagant variety exotic and rare specifies of plants along with some endemic animals on the verge of getting endangered, this massive garden covers ground of over a whopping 37 hectares!

4. Seven Coloured Earth of Chamarel

10,063 kms
from city center
4 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

While Mauritius is mostly globally renowned for its jaw-dropping beaches, the island is home to a vast variety of other geographical phenomena that you will not find anywhere else across the world. One such extremely curious natural phenomenon is the Seven-Coloured Earth or the Terres de 7 Couleurs.

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5. Trou Aux Biches

3.6 / 5

35 kms
from city center
5 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

A small town situated on the North Western coast of Mauritius, Trou aux Biches is a much-loved tourist destination, and anyone who wants the sun-and-sea experience minus the inevitable crowds comes flocking to this city. Literally translating to 'Deer's Watering Hole', Trou aux Biches, with its beachside hotels and classy restaurants bars is the ideal Mauritian beach resort renowned for being one of the best beaches in the country for sunset watching. Once little more than a sleepy little fishing village, Trou aux Biches is now home to classy tourist resorts and hotels right beside the ocean, and has a chic neighbourhood that makes it one of the most frequented tourist towns in the country. With stellar stretches of sand along the beachfront that continue unbroken for miles, Trou aux Biches is, despite its growing popularity, one of the cleanest and least crowded beach holiday destinations in Mauritius.

6. Ile Aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve

20 kms
from city center
6 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Ile Aux Aigrettes is a 26 hectare nature reserve 800 meters towards the south east off the coast of Mahebourg bay and has gained popularity over the years as an ecotourism destination. Unlike Mauritius, the most of which was formed by volcanic rocks. Ile Aux Aigrettes was primarily formed from coral limestone and it is pretty low-lying. It has a scientific research station which works towards the preservation of the numerous rare and endangered plant and animal species.

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7. Casela World of Adventures

16 kms
from city center
7 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

As the name suggests for itself, the Casela Nature Park is famous as Casela World of Adventures. Covering an area of over 250 hectares, this park is a haven of nature, adventure and wildlife activities. It is situated in the Cascavelle, a Mauritian village on the west coast of the island. Surrounded by sugarcane fields and with the majestic Rempart Mountain as a background view, the Casela nature park is an ideal destination for enjoying a tropical wildlife experience with family and friends. It was inaugurated back in 1979 and since then, new activities were being added continuously transforming it into one of the most visited place in Mauritius. Perhaps, it wouldn’t be incorrect to say that the Casela World of Adventures is one of the most extensive natural parks in all of Mauritius and also in the world with its own forest like ambience, animal stockade, canyon and waterfall.

8. Kitesurfing in Mauritius

27 kms
from city center
8 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius has long since established its firm position as the dream location of all kitesurfers from around the area. This is because kitesurfing is an extremely challenging sport which, on top of requiring immense muscular strength within the people who are performing the sport, calls for the weather and climatic conditions to be on their side. Flat lagoons free of boating activity and crowds are very important to avoid dangerous accidents during the manoeuvring process. However, by some means, Mauritius satisfies all demands of even the most meticulous kitesurfer starting from the largest flat-water lagoons to the protective coral reef barrier surrounding the lagoon, Mauritius has it all.

9. La Vanille Nature Park

17 kms
from city center
9 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Located close to the Riviere des Anguilles village towards the south of Mauritius is the 5 hectare surface area of the La Vanille Nature Park. The park is set up in the middle of a tropical forest inhibiting vivid flora and fauna, the main attraction being the crocodile farm comprising of numerous crocodiles preserved in the premises and categorized according to age and species. Other than that, the park is home to giant tortoises, iguanas, wild pigs and deer.

10. Eureka House

3.7 / 5

16 kms
from city center
10 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

The idea of time travelling has always fascinated mankind and you can just about experience being transported back to the colonial times of the 19th century by visiting this 1830 built Creole style house by the banks of the Mauritian river Moka. It is one of the island’s most visited historical sites and is totally loved by the tourists. The interiors decorations and furniture are well maintained along with the mahogany and ebony antiques, old ceramics and beautifully painted chinaware, photographs of daily life and books. It is considered to be the largest house in all of Mauritius with its 109 doors and windows.

11. Blue Bay Marine Park

20 kms
from city center
11 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Located near Mahebourg and off the south east cost of Mauritius, the Blue Bay Marine Park is renowned for its coral gardens, harbouring numerous varieties of flora and fauna and experience the marine life by going for sea diving. Blue Bay was initially declared as a national park back in 1997 and then in 2008, it was designated as a wetland site. The main tourist attraction in the marine park is the 1000 year old brain coral with a diameter of 5 meters.

12. Trou Aux Cerfs

5 kms
from city center
12 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Being a natural geographical volcanic outcrop, the island of Mauritius is home to more than just beaches and lagoons. The island boasts of a vast variety of unique natural topography including caves, waterfalls, and even volcanic craters! While Mauritius is renowned all over the world for being a tropical beach tourist destination, the entire island is not beaches and coastal land. Curepipe, one of the most famous residential cities in Mauritius is built on one of the island’s highest plateaus, and it is the only place in Mauritius where you can stand and look down into the crater of a volcano that used to be active till even recent times.

13. Le Morne Beach

26 kms
from city center
13 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is littered with a vast number of famous tourist beaches along its entire coastline, and it is often said that some of the world’s most beautiful beaches are all right here in Mauritius. However, not all beaches in Mauritius are like the ones you’ll come across on picture-perfect postcards - all blue water with foamy white waves and fringed by abundant greenery. Though few, there are quite a few beaches on the island that are fringed not by palm trees, but by giant cliffs and hillocks, lending a rough, wild look to the ambience of the area. One such beach is the Le Morne beach, located in the hilly Le Morne peninsula.

14. Chamarel Waterfall

15,279 kms
from city center
14 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Being a tropical island, Mauritius is home to not just unbroken stretches of powder soft beaches, but a plethora of other geological attractions, including volcanic outcrops, waterfalls and caves. There are quite a few waterfalls spread out all over the island that makes for beautiful tourist destinations, one of the most important ones being the Chamarel Waterfalls. Chamarel, as a town in itself, doesn’t stand out on the Mauritius tourism map, but it is home to quite a few unique natural sights, which makes it a huge tourist draw.

15. Aapravasi Ghat

22 kms
from city center
15 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

While Mauritius is mostly known for its sunny beaches which are the very definition of a tropical paradise, there are plenty of other sides to the country that not many people are aware of. While the long history of Mauritius’ run-in with colonisation is now a well-known fact, that is not all there is to the history of the island. It is true that colonial reign does make up the majority of the country’s history, but there were certainly other issues too that deserve to be talked about when discussing the history of the island in detail, and one such factor is slavery and indentured labour in Mauritius. The island located in the middle of the Indian Ocean has had a long-standing history of slavery – as well as the citizens’ valiant efforts to do away with it – and this history finds pride of place in quite a few monuments all over the island, one of the most important ones being the Aapravasi Ghat.

16. Flic en Flac Beach

20 kms
from city center
16 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Once a sleepy little fishing town in Mauritius, today, Flic en Flac has grown to be one of the most popular tourist areas in Mauritius, coming a close second to Grand Baie. With its name translating to ‘Free and Flat Land’, which used to be an old Dutch proverb, Flic en Flac originally started out as a village used as hunting grounds for wild birds and ducks, but today it is one of Mauritius’ foremost tourist destinations, with visitors flocking to the town all year round to soak in the sun and the sea. Situated on the west coast of Mauritius, Flic en Flac is every bit as intriguing and whimsical as its name makes it out to be. With miles and miles of sandy beaches and azure water, Flic en Flac is an idyllic little beach town that is one of the best places in Mauritius to enjoy a vacation amidst the lap of nature.

17. Pereybere Beach

39 kms
from city center
17 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

The land of the sea and the sun, Mauritius is best known for its vast array of picturesque white sand beaches. When you think of Mauritius, the first few images that come to your mind are vast expanses of beautiful beaches, and tropical water all around, in every shade of blue you can imagine. The ideal place for a beach vacation, Mauritius is one of the first places anyone thinks of when planning for a relaxing holiday amidst sunny skies and crystalline ocean waters. Renowned all over the world for its powder-soft beaches lined with rows of coconut trees and glittering turquoise water as far as the eye can see, Mauritius is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Surrounded by colourful coral reefs on most sides of the island, every beach in Mauritius is a fascinating spectacle by itself. Of course, Mauritius is also very well-known for other attractions as well, including an impressive volcanic topography, a vibrant culture, and a vast depository of colonial history, it is the immaculate beaches of the island and the laid-back coastal lifestyle which draws tourists from all over the world to visit the tropical country.

18. Central Market

5,836 kms
from city center
18 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Shopping in Mauritius has been a must-do activity especially for tourists just for the mere fact that it is irresistibly tempting. The energetic buzz of the place, its vibrant ambience, countless varieties of products and eatables and interaction with numerous people – all of this constitute the markets in Mauritius. And if you ever want to witness the truth marketing experience in Mauritius, you should start with Central Market.

19. Mahebourg Waterfront

18 kms
from city center
19 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Touring Mahebourg can prove to be pretty tiring because of the numerous historical sites and spellbinding sights the place has in store for you. This makes the need for a relaxing spot a dire necessity for the tourists where they can catch their breath again. Mahebourg Waterfront tick all the boxes in this regard and fact has a lot more to offer you than you can think – the unmatched location just at the edge of the ocean, the fresh breeze blowing and cooling off all the stress away, very friendly locals who never cringe away from helping the new ones around the place while sharing their fair grasp of historical knowledge related to the region. All of this makes the Mahebourg Waterfront a terrific place to chill out for adults and kids alike.

20. Chateau de Labourdonnais

17 kms
from city center
20 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius has a long history of colonisation, and while most of the island has commercially developed today, there are certain distinct traces of its colonial past still littered across the entirety of the country. Despite being more famous for its beaches and its lagoons and its plethora of watersports activities including scuba diving and even swimming with the dolphins, Mauritius has plenty of old-world tourist attractions as well.

21. Blue Penny Museum

20 kms
from city center
21 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

With a long history of hundreds of years of colonial rule, it is no wonder that Mauritius is home to a plethora of museums littering the entire island. Starting from museums showcasing the lives and times of people from the Dutch, French and British colonial rule to the history of production of sugar to even museums dedicated to the art and culture of Mauritius; there are plenty of museums located across various corners of the island that attract vast numbers of tourists, especially history aficionados and those interested in learning more about the country of Mauritius.

22. L'Aventure du Sucre

9,141 kms
from city center
22 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is privileged with many historical places that have now become the significant centres of attraction among the tourists and locals alike. These places represent the early life of Mauritius and are of great importance for learning a lot about this paradise island. One from the list is the L’Aventure du Sucre.

23. Photography Museum

21 kms
from city center
23 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Have you ever wondered how different our lives would be if we didn’t have any photographs of our childhood or the places we travel? Photographs are the only way to relive the days gone by and cherish the thousands of memories and anecdotes related to a single picture. The camera is great gift of technology to mankind and it has become a crucial part of life. The Photography Museum of Mauritius gives you the privilege of getting acquainted to a different angle of the camera along with a vast exhibition of some of the first photographs to be taken by the predecessors of the camera.

24. Rochester Waterfalls

14,929 kms
from city center
24 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is mostly known for its white sand beaches and its coral reefs and its crystal-clear shimmering blue water, but as you would expect from any other tropical island, there are plenty of other unique geographical attractions, including caves, volcanic outcrops and waterfalls. Waterfalls are exceptionally common in Mauritius, and the island is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls all over the world. One such waterfall that is as famous as it is popular is the Rochester Waterfalls, which are located in the Savanne district of Mauritius.

25. Le Morne Brabant

4.3 / 5

27 kms
from city center
25 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius' south-western tip is where the famous peninsular island of Le Morne Brabant can be found. It is distinguished by its basaltic monolith scaling up to 556 metres above the sea level and it itself covers an area of 30 acres of the peninsula. The bluish-green lagoon surrounding the peninsula from all directions and the water tempering playfully with the stretches of white sandy beaches clustered with palm trees makes it an attractive tourist location. The beaches are divided into two separate parts. The northern part is devoted for swimmers and those who prefer chilling out in the beach while enjoying the view of the azure waters; the southern part is water sports lovers who are fond of windsurfing and kite surfing. During dry seasons, the peninsula transforms into a relatively arid atmosphere, making it ideal for adventure activities like hiking and trekking along the mountainside.

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26. Catamaran Cruise

15,825 kms
from city center
26 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Be it a family get-together, a friend’s reunion or a romantic getaway, the Catamaran cruising experience will just be the cherry on top of your exotic vacation. When you get to explore and discover the different parts of this magical island nation by sailing on-board those beautiful Catamaran boats, it constitutes to a whole other experience.

27. Tamarind Waterfalls

16 kms
from city center
27 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Being a tropical island, Mauritius is home to not just beaches and lagoons, but a vast number of rivers and associated lakes, rivulets, and waterfalls as well. Being a popular tourist destination, the abundant natural attractions of the island might not be as untainted and untouched as they were even twenty years ago, but they’re still a sight for sore eyes. There are plenty of waterfalls scattered all over the island, and one of the most popular falls on the southwestern side of Mauritius is the Tamarind Falls.

28. La Cuvette Beach

39 kms
from city center
28 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

While there are a plethora of beautiful beaches in Mauritius that are prominently displayed on the country’s tourism map, there are quite a few beaches that are well off the beaten tourist trail, thus making them hidden gems that are known to only a few tourists, and the locals of the area. Over the years, with the increase of tourists in Mauritius, most of these beaches have been discovered by tourists, so you really wouldn’t think that there still are a remaining few beaches that almost no one knows about, making them little havens of peace and tranquillity. One such beach is the La Cuvette Beach.

29. Champ de Mars Racecourse

20 kms
from city center
29 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is renowned all over the world for its beautiful beaches and its popularity as a tropical tourist haven, but there is so much more to the island than just its beaches and its shimmering coral lagoons. While most travellers today know of Mauritius’ history of colonisation and the country’s tryst with and renunciation from slavery (which forms an important aspect of the country’s tourism), not many people are aware of a very niche subset of the tourist industry that Mauritius is very proud of – Horse Racing. Ever since the colonial era, Horse Racing has been a prevalent sport with people from various walks of life, and the frenetic, vigorous atmosphere that you get to experience at a racecourse cannot compare to any other feeling in the world. Mauritius proudly boasts of being home to the second oldest racecourse in the world – the Champ de Mars Race Course.

30. Curious Corner of Chamarel

20 kms
from city center
30 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

If somehow you find yourself being overwhelmed by the sandy beaches and blue ocean views and the abundance of relaxation seems a little monotonous, the island has just the right thing in store for you to end the stagnant nature of your vacation. Located in the south-western part of Mauritius, opposite to the popularly known 7 Coloured Earth of Chamarel, the Curious Corner of Chamarel is only one its kind in the entire island. It is a house full of mysteries, illusions, mind games and various other activities meant to excite the curious minds of the people. The mystery house is located on the hilly roads of Chamarel village and has been constructed with immaculate precision with the primary objective of surprising its visitors and provides an enthralling experience for those with an intrigued mind.

31. Francois Leguat Nature Reserve

618 kms
from city center
31 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

While the mainstay of Mauritius is its stellar stretches of white sand beaches and crystal-clear azure lagoons, Mauritius is an exotic island and is home to a plethora of such exotic places that draw as many tourists as its tropical beaches do. Unbeknownst to many, Mauritius is not a lone island in itself but is surrounded by many smaller islets that serve as perfect weekend getaways when you’re on a trip to Mauritius. One such island is Rodrigues, which is home to the Francois Leguat Nature Reserve, a very popular nature reserve in the country where you can experience the beauty of Mauritius in all its untouched, untainted glory, far away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the country’s tropical tourist destinations.

32. Scuba Diving in Mauritius

40 kms
from city center
32 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

One of the most aesthetically pleasing tourist destinations in the southern hemisphere, Mauritius, is renowned all over the world for being a scuba diving hotspot. Almost every traveller who goes to Mauritius wants to experience the feeling of diving deep into the depths of the ocean and exploring the plethora of marine life that lies in underwater. It is a well-known fact that Mauritius boasts of housing some of the most jaw-dropping coral reefs that you can ever find anywhere in the world, and the sheer variety of marine life that exists in and around these coral reefs is no less than astounding.

33. Hike to Le Pouce

17 kms
from city center
33 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

After the two mountains - Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire and Pieter Both - the Le Pouce is Mauritius’ third highest mountain with a height of 812 metres. It gets its named as Le Pouce due to its thumb-shaped peak. It is clearly visible from Mauritius’ capital Port Louis, and from the top of the mountain, you can get an outstanding view of the city as well.

34. Albion Lighthouse - Pointe Aux Caves Lighthouse

23 kms
from city center
34 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

During the 18th century, Mauritius’ period of colonisation, a number of lighthouses were built for helping ships to navigate the sea. This resulted in the boom in trading in the island as it increased the rate of import and export. Mauritius was considered to be a crucial trading location due to its strategic placement on the map and hence it attracted many European states during the time of colonial expansion. Since ships were the only source of overseas trading, lighthouses played a major role in the process.

35. Ilot Gabriel Beach

24 kms
from city center
35 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

While it is common knowledge that when it comes to tropical tourist destinations, Mauritius is, by far, one of the first options. However, unbeknownst to many people. The island of Mauritius is comprised not just of its mainland alone, but of many other tiny islands and islets surrounding the region, which are as beautiful as the main island of Mauritius. One such island is the Ile aux Gabriel, an island off the northern coast of Mauritius, which is very famous for its catamaran cruises, and its watersports activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving.

36. Tamarin Beach

18 kms
from city center
36 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

A trip to Mauritius entails long days of sitting on the powder-soft fine white sand, sunbathing under sunny skies, and scuba diving in crystalline turquoise waters to see shoals of colourful fish, and even more colourful coral reefs. The island is home to a plethora of beautiful beaches that draw tourists all year round. Situated on the western coast of Mauritius, Tamarin beach is one such beach that has gained a reputation over the years for being one of the prettiest beaches across the entire country. Even before earning a reputation as a renowned tourist destination, Tamarin was famous among locals for its beautiful surfing waves. Even today, years after other beaches in and around the village have taken over as more popular beaches; Tamarin continues to draw tourists for its laid-back vibe and its surfing spots.

37. Balaclava Ruins

30 kms
from city center
37 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

For some Mauritius may be all about beautiful beaches, crystal clear ocean and lagoons, natural excursions, shopping haven and buzzing nightlife. Its true all of this makes Mauritius the awesome holiday destination that it is. However, it would be a sin if we ignore the historical sites that the place has in store us; one of them being the marvellous Balaclava Ruins, embraced by the authentic estate of Maritim Resort and Spa on the Turtle Bay shore. Every place has a history of its own that shapes a visitor’s perspective and experience about that place, and Mauritius has a vibrant one in that case.

38. National History Museum, Mauritius

21 kms
from city center
38 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

The south-west part of the Indian Ocean is home to the island nation of Mauritius. Quite a lesser known fact, Mauritius has a rich historical and geological background other than widely popular as an exotic tourist destination. It is the youngest among the Mascarene groups of islands and sitting nearly 800 kms to the east of Madagascar alongside the submerged Seychelles-Mauritius Plateau ridge.

39. Chinatown

10,402 kms
from city center
39 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

In the year 1940 a large number of Chinese immigrants set foot in Mauritius in search of trade business under the French and British rule. They started settling around Royal Road, in the heart of Mauritius' capital, Port Louis and this is how the Mauritian Chinatown's birth took place.

40. The Rhumerie De Chamarel

8,963 kms
from city center
40 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is bestowed with numerous unique attractions and destinations that have caught the attention of hundreds and thousands of tourists from all over the world; one of the most excellent examples being the Rhumerie de Chamarel.

41. La Vallee des Couleurs Nature Park

9,389 kms
from city center
41 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is renowned for being one of the most aesthetically pleasing tourist destinations all around the world, and most of the credit for this title goes it to its long stretches of beautiful white beaches and its shimmering blue waters surrounding the island. However, Mauritius is a lot more than that. With its long history of colonisation, its plethora of dedicated historical monuments, as well as a few other enthralling tourist attractions that are unique to the island; Mauritius is an incredibly diverse tourist destination that has something to offer to every traveller, no matter what kind of holiday they’re looking for. Mauritius is home to plenty of tiny little towns that are well off the beaten tourist track but are beautiful places to visit regardless. One such town that boasts of being home to one of the unique geological formations all over the world is Chamarel, a tiny hamlet nestled amidst the western hills of Mauritius. Chamarel’s main tourist attraction is the La Vallee des Couleurs, which is one of the biggest tourist draws on this side of the island.

42. Citadel Fort Adelaide

7,930 kms
from city center
42 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

With Mauritius being embroiled in a long era of colonial dominance, you would naturally expect to see vestiges of colonial remnants scattered throughout the country. The buildings and structures give you a glimpse into the life and style of living during the colonial era, all the while adding to the old-world charm that former imperial bastions in the country still cling on to. One such crucial colonial monument in Mauritius is the Fort Adelaide.

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