Here are the top 141 tourist attractions to see in Mauritius:

1. Trou Aux Biches

3.6 /5

35 km
from city center
1 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Trou Aux Biches And Mount Choisy

A small town with a public beach situated on the North-Western coast of Mauritius, Trou aux Biches is a much-loved tourist destination. Literally translating to 'Deer's Watching Hole', Trou aux Biches, with its beachside hotels and classy restaurants bars is the most frequented tourist towns in Mauritius.

2. Port Louis

22 km
from city center
2 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius, is one of the most popular destinations to visit in the country. It is a melting pot of glitz and glamour harmonising beautifully with traditions and customs from its 300-year-old past. Port Louis is fascinating in terms of its mix in culture, tradition and history.

3. Belle Mare Plage Beach

29 km
from city center
3 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

The Belle Mare Plage beach is surrounded by a very shallow lagoon, with coral reefs completely enclosing the lagoon off from the bay.  The shallow bay also provides for a fantastic snorkelling experience, an activity for which the beach is extremely well known not only on the eastern side of the island but across the whole of Mauritius as well.

4. Scuba Diving in Mauritius

40 km
from city center
4 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Scuba diving in Mauritius provides a gorgeous view of shallow ocean waters. The world's coral reefs have been affected by bleaching and increasing temperatures, but the reefs of Mauritius stand out as an exception.

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5. La Cambuse Beach

19 km
from city center
5 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in the south-eastern part of Mauritius, close by Port Louis, the La Cambuse beach is one the least visited beaches in Mauritius, because it is a beach well off the beaten tourist track, and is comparatively a lot lesser known than other beaches on this side of the island. One of the main reasons that the beach gets so few visitors despite being so close to the international airport is the fact that the beach is not marked on any of the tourist maps that are available on the island, and there are no signposted roads directing travellers how to get to the beach either.

6. Ile Aux Cerfs

28 km
from city center
6 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Ile Aux Cerfs

Ile aux Cerfs Island, also known as “Deer Island”, is a private island located near the east coast of Mauritius. There aren’t any deer left here, but it remains a hugely popular tourist spot for its beautiful beaches, lagoons, and wide variety of activities and facilities. With homestays and hotels available on the island, Ile aux Cerfs is ideal for both day trips and multiple-day stays.

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7. Ilot Gabriel Beach

24 km
from city center
7 out of 141
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.

8. Le Morne Beach

26 km
from city center
8 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Le Morne Peninsula

Situated on the south-western part of Mauritius, the entire Le Morne peninsula takes the appearance of a hammerhead shark when viewed from a bird's eye viewpoint. The coastline along the entire peninsula is home to some of the most beautiful beaches on the whole island, including the renowned Le Morne beach.

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9. Seven Coloured Earth of Chamarel

21 km
from city center
9 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Chamarel

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.

10. Snorkelling in Mauritius

10 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius, Africa's one of the best tourist destinations, is also the best destination for snorkelling. To the east and south-west of the island, the lagoon, with a surface area of 300 square km, is at its most extensive. Besides, Mauritius also has around 430 different species of underwater creatures.

11. Ile Aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve

20 km
from city center
11 out of 141
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.

12. Windsurfing in Mauritius

26 km
from city center
12 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

With the calm surface water over these lagoons and the routine inflow of tradewinds throughout the year, windsurfing has rightfully established itself as one of the most popular water sports of Mauritius.

13. Mont Choisy Beach

40 km
from city center
13 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Grand Baie

Located on the north-western coast of Mauritius, the Mont Choisy beach is a haven for anyone who wants to experience a quiet beach time. Despite being right next to one of the most commercialized cities of Mauritius - Grand Baie - the Mont Choisy beach is almost a remote beach, lined by rows of trees along the coastline.

14. Pereybere Beach

39 km
from city center
14 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Grand Baie

Located on the northern side of Mauritius, Pereybere beach is one of the most famous beaches near Grand Baie, with plenty of decent, affordable hotels and resorts lining the beach and the area around it.

15. Black River Gorges National Park

3.7 /5

14 km
from city center
15 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Chamarel

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.

16. Trekking and Hiking in Mauritius

17 km
from city center
16 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Port Louis

Known for its hilly terrain from a volcanic origin, Mauritius is widely popular among tourists for the different hiking possibilities all over the island. Hiking and Trekking in Mauritius with a combination of challenging trails through rough terrains is just tough to resist for any adventure lover. The vibrant island nation has some breathtaking locations to explore and embrace nature up-close.

17. Flic en Flac Beach

20 km
from city center
17 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Flic En Flac

Flic en Flac, which was once an idyllic little beach town, is one of the most popular tourist areas in Mauritius 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 fishing village which was a hunting ground for wild birds and ducks.

18. Kitesurfing in Mauritius

27 km
from city center
18 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Kitesurfing in Mauritius has gained quite some popularity in recent years. This water sport is a perfect combination of all the other extreme water sports like surfing, paragliding, snowboarding and skateboarding.

19. Casela World of Adventures

16 km
from city center
19 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

As the name suggests for itself, the Casela Nature Park is popularly known as Casela World of Adventures. Covering an area of over 250 hectares, this park is a haven of nature, adventure and wildlife activities.

20. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden

3.6 /5

27 km
from city center
20 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Port Louis

Popularly famous by the name of Pamplemousses Botanical Garden and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Port Louis, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden (SSR Botanical Garden) is the largest Botanical Garden in Mauritius.

21. Port Louis Waterfront

22 km
from city center
21 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Port Louis

The Port Louis Waterfront, or as it is commonly known as the Le Caudan Waterfront, is a commercial development area located in the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis. It has gained its reputation as the first of its kind major shopping expansion on the island nation, including various shops, casinos, banking facilities, restaurants, movie theatres, and a five-star hotel by the name of Le Labourdonnais.

22. Le Morne Brabant

4.3 /5

27 km
from city center
22 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Le Morne Peninsula

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.

23. La Vanille Nature Park

17 km
from city center
23 out of 141
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

24. Eureka House

3.7 /5

16 km
from city center
24 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Central Plateau

Eureka House is a 19th century Creole-style house built in 1830 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.

25. Blue Bay Marine Park

20 km
from city center
25 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Mahebourg

Located near Mahebourg and off the south-east coast 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. 

26. Solar Sea Walk

11,528 km
from city center
26 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Grand Baie

Mauritius is rightly known for its pristine sapphire blue coloured beaches, with golden sands, and how can one not talk about the luxury resorts that provide a heavenly view of the vast Indian Ocean. 

27. Trou Aux Cerfs

5 km
from city center
27 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Central Plateau

A natural geographical volcanic outcrop, the island of Mauritius is home to more than just beaches and lagoon. The island boasts of a vast variety of unique natural topography including caves, waterfalls and even volcanic craters.

28. Chamarel Waterfall

20 km
from city center
28 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Chamarel

Being a tropical island, there are quite a few waterfalls spread out all over Mauritius, that makes for a beautiful tourist destination, one of the most important ones being the Chamarel Waterfalls.

29. Aapravasi Ghat

22 km
from city center
29 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Port Louis

The Aapravasi Ghat, located in Port Louis, was the very centre of the establishment of indentured – or contracted – labour in Mauritius. Before the 1800s, slavery was rampant in the country, and after the British Government decided to do away with slavery in what is known as the ‘Great Mauritian Experiment’, the Aapravasi Ghat was built as the central depot for receiving indentured labourers from countries like India, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

30. Central Market, Mauritius

2,177 km
from city center
30 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Port Louis

The Central Market is an indoor bazaar located at a walking distance from Port Louis Harbour. It had a major source of the local economy since Victorian times and underwent a complete renovation in 2004. underwent a complete renovation in 2004. The stone walls of the crossroads on which the Central Market stands have many stories to tell to its visitors that dates back to the Victorian era of 1839.

31. Mahebourg Waterfront

18 km
from city center
31 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in Mahebourg, Mahebourg Waterfront is one of the iconic attractions in Mauritius. The village is an effortless blend of Creole and colonial architecture that has a history dating back to the centuries. The new waterfront complex is ideal for relaxation or enjoying a casual walk by the azure water. Explore the naval museum that sheds light into the epic battle fought in this region. A memorial stands tall at the waterfront. It is known as Bataille de la Passe and pays homage to the fighters who lost their lives in the battle. Another highlight is the boardwalk that starts at Mahebourg Social Welfare and continues to the bus station at the westernmost point.

32. Chateau de Labourdonnais

17 km
from city center
32 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Pamplemousses

Built back in the 1800s, the Château de Labourdonnais is a grand Creole mansion which was once owned by Christian Wiehe and his family, but has long since been renovated and is now in use as a heritage tourism spot. Built entirely out of teak and sporting a dual-collonaded gallery, the Château de Labourdonnais gives off a distinct neoclassical vibe, and the exterior, as well as the interiors of the mansion, give off a distinctly Victorian feel.

33. Blue Penny Museum

20 km
from city center
33 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Port Louis

Blue Penny Museum is a famous stamp museum located at the capital of Mauritius in Port Louis. Ever since its inauguration in 2011, the Blue Penny Museum has continue to take visitors on enthralling journeys of the rich culture and history of the island. The Museum is named after the famous 1847 2-pence Blue Penny Stamp, which had been engraved for Mauritian post offices by Joseph Osmond, back in the 1800s.

34. L'Aventure du Sucre

5,635 km
from city center
34 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Pamplemousses

L'Aventure du Sucre meaning 'Sugar Adventure' in English is a sugar museum located in the beautiful Pamplemousses village, which is also the home to the historical Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden. A tour of this sugar museum gives you the chance to explore the old Beau Plan Sugar Factory which used to operate during the 18th century up until the 20th century.

35. Mauritius Photography Museum

21 km
from city center
35 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Port Louis

The Photography Museum of Mauritius in Port Louis gives you the privilege of getting acquainted with a different angle of the camera along with a vast exhibition of some of the first photographs that were taken by the predecessors of the camera. Established by passionate photographers Mr Tristan Breville and his wife Marie Julie, the Museum keeps the traditions and history rooted. The exhibits are as old as the 1800s and are a treasure trove of old camera, photograph prints, including daguerreotypes (the forerunner of photographs) that was produced in 1840. 

36. Rochester Waterfalls

2,860 km
from city center
36 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Rochester Falls is located in Savanne District, a few kilometres from the town of Souillac. Set amidst rugged and pristine landscape, it is a must-visit attraction in Mauritius. The ten metres long waterfalls rushing down the rocky bed look perfect for a refreshing dip or a small picnic with loved ones. It is ideal for relaxation and reconnecting with nature at its enchanting glory.

37. Catamaran Cruise Mauritius

13,234 km
from city center
37 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Catamaran Cruises are the most popular in Luxury Honeymoon destinations and Mauritius is one among them. Exploring the island nation by sailing onboard could be a different experience altogether. There are several day cruises and dinner cruises that sail across various destinations and coasts. The four major destinations covered by a Catamaran Cruise in Mauritius are - West coast, Gabriel Island, Ile Aux Cerfs and Flat Island. 

38. Tamarind Waterfalls

16 km
from city center
38 out of 141
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.

39. La Cuvette Beach

39 km
from city center
39 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Grand Baie

Situated on the north-west coast of Mauritius, the La Cuvette beach is close to the famous tourist town of Grand Baie, and plenty of tourists who stay in Grand Baie pop over to the La Cuvette beach to spend a lazy day soaking in the sun. More often than not, you will find locals of the area gathered on the beach, either for picnics or to spend a while by the ocean. The absence of coral reefs coupled with its clear waters adds an aesthetic touch to its beauty. Although there aren't any underwater activities that take place here, tourists are allowed to swim.

40. Champ de Mars Racecourse

20 km
from city center
40 out of 141
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.

41. Curious Corner of Chamarel

20 km
from city center
41 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Chamarel

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 the primary objective to offer an enthralling experience for those with an intrigued mind.

42. Francois Leguat Nature Reserve

618 km
from city center
42 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Rodrigues Island

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.

FAQs on Mauritius

What are the top shopping places in Mauritius?

The top shopping places in Mauritius are Central Market, Mauritius, Grand Baie Bazaar, Marche de Flacq.

How can I commute within Mauritius?

Getting around Mauritius is easy. While renting a car is considered the best way to explore the island, the bus services provided on the entire island are exceptional. You can also opt for the local transports like buses, taxis, and rental and tourist cars to explore different parts of Mauritius. Many of these buses have now also become air conditioned, making for a comfortable ride. Private and government companies both provide services throughout the country. Taxis are also available, however make sure you only travel by metered licensed taxis, as the others may potentially be dangerous. The Mauritian Railways lines links the major towns and cities of the island. The convenient rails and roadways in Mauritius are the best to move about in the island nation. The fine and well maintained roads add to your smooth travelling experience. 

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What are the top hotels in Mauritius?

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What are the top activities in Mauritius?

The top activities in Mauritius are Shared Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport Transfers (MRU) for Mauritius, Mauritius Private Car Charter, Catamaran Dolphin Cruise in Mauritius, Casela Nature & Leisure Park, Catamaran to Ile aux Cerfs in Mauritius, Discover Mauritius.

What are the top sightseeing places in Mauritius?

The top sightseeing places in Mauritius are Port Louis, Trou Aux Biches, Belle Mare Plage Beach, Scuba Diving in Mauritius, Seven Coloured Earth of Chamarel, Ile Aux Cerfs.
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