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

43. Tamarin Beach

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

Located in Tamarin, Tamarin Beach is one of the most impressive beaches in Mauritius. The interesting mix of verdant hues, turquoise water and powdery soft sand makes this beach perfect for relaxation and sunbathing. Tamarin Beach is usually thronged by upmarket locals and vacationers who do not prefer crowded beaches.

44. Balaclava Ruins

30 km
from city center
44 out of 141
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.

45. National History Museum, Mauritius

21 km
from city center
45 out of 141
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.

46. The Rhumerie De Chamarel

18 km
from city center
46 out of 141
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.

47. La Vallee des Couleurs Nature Park

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

Chamarel, a town that's home one of the unique geological formations all over the world, is 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. Being the most intriguing tourist attraction on the island, the nature park is home to a variety of different natural attractions, the most famous of them being the 23 coloured earth.

48. Citadel Fort Adelaide

21 km
from city center
48 out of 141
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.

49. Martello Tower Museum

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

Being an island entrenched in colonial history, it’s a well-known fact that remnants of the imperial reign are scattered all over the island. Despite not being as big a tourist draw as its beaches and lagoons that the island is most famous for, Mauritius’ colonial relics are an important part of the island’s tourism industry as well. History buffs and history aficionados, as well as travellers who have the habit of wanting to know more about the history and culture of the place they’re travelling to, are in for a treat when they visit Mauritius. With a plethora of colonial-era buildings that still exude a distinctive old-world charm, Mauritius is one of the most diverse tourist destinations you could ever ask for.

50. Le Souffleur

12,168 km
from city center
50 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Major islands on the Southern coast of Mauritius were formed centuries ago by waves breaking against the cliffs. One among these is la Souffler, which was created when the rough sea crashed against hot lava rocks. So natural springs are a common sight here. The island's half-formed grotto-like structure has a natural geyser fountain which spouts water up to 20m high, one of the best views you wouldn't want to miss. The impressive cliff is situated between Souillac and Blue Bay and can be reached from L’Escalier.

51. Gris Gris Beach

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

Set at the southernmost tip of Mauritius, Gris Gris Beach is known for its wild and pristine landscape. It is located close to the village of Souillac and boasts of a black rocky coastline. The region is surrounded by rough cliffs that abruptly slope down to the ocean. These cliffs are made from basaltic rocks and offer the best backdrop imaginable. Gris Gris Beach does not have a coral barrier. Hence the waves are wild and huge.

52. Mont Choisy Beach

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

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.

53. Notre Dame Auxiliatrice

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

Situated in Cap Malheureux, the Notre Dame Auxiliatrice is one of the oldest churches that stood witness to one of the most written-about wars between the French and the British over the control of the island. It was built as a commemorative landmark to the shipwrecks that happened off the northern coast. It is also known by the name "the red roof chapel" and is renowned for its aesthetic value as well as historical significance. With a bright red roof, the church is one of a kind and a picture-perfect postcard-worthy attraction in Mauritius.

54. Parasailing in Mauritius

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

Ever wondered how the aerial view of the tropical island Mauritius will look like? The answer is - picturesque. The turquoise blue water, magnificent beaches with white sand, water villas and the rich flora are some of the good things about the island that contribute to its enchanting beauty. Mauritius is a well-known tourist destination famous for its adventure sports. Now if you are an adventure enthusiast, then we recommend you indulge into another touristy thing while you are in Mauritius which will also give you the perfect adrenaline rush as you enjoy the surreal beauty of the island. Paragliding in Mauritius will allow you to spread your wings and take over the clear sky and enjoy the majestic views of the island with a bird's eye view.

55. Jummah Masjid

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

The Mauritian Jummah Masjid has been standing at Port Louis since the 1850s with significant embellishments built through the 1890s. Jummah Masjid is located on Royal Road in Port Louis, and the Ministry of Tourism categorises it as one of the most stunning religious building in Mauritius. It is relevant among the people for broadcasting the Jummah prayers live every Friday and Taraweeh prayers during the month of Ramadan. Eid prayers are also aired from the mosque. This mosque highlights the skills of Tamil artisans, and it is open to the public, where you can tour the grounds and admire the intricate mix of Islam, Creole and Indian architectural design.

56. La Cambuse Beach

19 km
from city center
56 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.

57. Ile des Deux Cocos

4.2 /5

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

Ile Deux Cocos, or as it means the 'Island of Coconuts', is a haven of tranquillity that lies amidst the Blue Bay Marine Park located on the South-East coast of Mauritius. The private island hosts numerous activities like the tour of the stunning Blue Bay in a glass-bottom boat or water sports like snorkelling and scuba diving. The island is also home to the Blue Bay Maritime Reserve, an underwater reserve where you can get some fantastic view of the lovely corals and colourful marine species. Apart from this, there are multiple walking trails on the island for which you can book a day tour.

58. Underwater Waterfall

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

Mauritius is home to one of the world’s best mysterious phenomena. A spectacular illusion, the underwater waterfall is located off the coast of Le Morne Brabant. The scene is an illusion, created by sand and silt on the ocean floor, that runs off in a way as if the water is pouring down. It also looks as if the entire island is being sucked down a massive drain. The sand from the higher coastal shelf is pulled down by the ocean currents into deeper waters, making the water infused with sand.

59. Grand Baie Bazaar

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

Having a reputation of being a shopping paradise, Mauritius has plenty of options to buy from, whether it is shopping in a mall-like vast shopping complex or going on a shopping spree in the local market that will offer a more elegant experience than buying at a local market that sells handcrafted and handwoven goods. The Grand Baie Bazaar is arguably the most popular shopping destination in Mauritius.

60. Marche de Flacq

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

Named after the largest district of Mauritius and also a famous village, Marche de Flacq or the Flacq Market is reputed as the largest outdoor market in the paradise island nation. It's a haven of shopping malls and street markets. The market is open every day, but the best recommended time to visit the Flacq market is during Wednesdays and Sundays when all the stalls are open and the place is swarming with people.

61. Crystal Rock

11,348 km
from city center
61 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Crystal Rock is a natural rock formation which is large, situated off the south-west coast of Mauritius. It is located close to the Le Morne mountain. The rock formation magnificently sits in the middle of the ocean, approximately 200 meters away from the shore and offers a gorgeous sight as the surrounding mountains cast shadows over the area around. The large exposed fossilized coral reef is a must-see, as it is a great example of a biochemical reaction leading to the formation of sedimentary rock. Mauritius is a proud owner of a shallow and wide lagoon behind a barrier reef.

62. Grand Baie Beach

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

Located in the town of Grand Baie, the Grand Baie Beach is one of the shortest beaches in the North Bay of Mauritius. There are numerous tour operators and tourist shops in the area along with the accommodation facilities of all standards. During the peak season, Grand Baie witnesses a massive footfall and for an apparent reason, the entire area is planned to maintain the touristy vibe. There are public places like Sunset Boulevard and Dodo Square which exemplify the tourist inclination in Grand Baie.

63. Pere Laval's Shrine

5,736 km
from city center
63 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Christianity is followed by quite a significant portion of Mauritius’ population, and it’s a widely celebrated religion in the island. The number of quaint churches scattered across the mainland is evidence of their devotion towards to the Holy Spirit. The history of the emergence of Christianity in Mauritius goes back to the 18th century, and it was brought to the island by the French. A law was passed which made it compulsory for the slaves to be baptised when brought to the island.

64. Victoria 1840

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

When you take your first step onto the island of Mauritius, you will immediately be greeted with forts and beaches and artsy museums, all of which bear at least some amount of historical importance. Considering a significant part of the history of Mauritius is filled with the years when they were being colonised by the Dutch, the French, and the British alike, it altogether fits that the present Republic, as we know it, is built on the foundations left behind by these Europeans. As a result, visiting a British fortress in the morning, taking a detour to a Dutch museum in the evening, and dining at a French restaurant in the night is not the most unbelievable thing one can do here. While touring an island like this, it is prevalent for visitors to try and take in as much of the beauty that Mauritius has to offer, all at the same time. This is precisely why an old sugar cane factory in the middle of Trou d’Eau Douce has recently gained so much popularity among locals and tourists alike.

65. Vallee de Ferney

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

Vallee de Ferney located in the Grand Port District of Mauritius is nestled at the foothills of Bambou Mountains. It is one of the famous nature sanctuaries in Mauritius that's spread out over an area of around 200 hectares. The sanctuary acts as a reserve for some of the rarest of threatened plant species in the island. Most of these species are endemic of Mauritius and are the last few that are remaining on the island.

66. Bois Cheri Tea Plantation

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

Mauritius has earned its reputation as a wildly popular destination among tourists from different parts of the world as it has a lot to offer than just white beaches and turquoise waters. When your mind would question about what more could you possibly explore in this island, Mauritius will surprise you with experiences you can’t imagine as you dig deeper into its geographical spans. Such is the Bois Cheri Tea Plantation of Mauritius.

67. Le Domaine de Saint Aubin

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

Mauritius is famed for its tea route, and one of the most important stops on the tea route is the St. Aubin House. Located on the southern coast of Mauritius, the St. Aubin House is an old colonial sugar plantation estate. Dating back to when it was built in the 1800s, the St. Aubin House was used as a residential building by the managers of the former sugar estate, which used to be right next to the mansion, before it was shifted a short distance away because of noise and pollution issues.

68. Surfing

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

The vague idea of swimming out into the deeper waters of the island with a surfboard tucked safely within our arms is something the mind of every tourist converges into the moment they set their foot on Mauritian soil. The roots of this inevitable habit are watered mostly through several of potential tourists having watched the 1974 classic among movie-lovers, The Forgotten Island of Santosha at least once before they decided to board the flight to Mauritius. All of southern Mauritius is well renowned for having the best swells, which is only polished by the adequate climatic conditions of the area, making it real-life imagery of a surfer’s dream come true.

69. Natural History Museum Mauritius

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

Known to be the oldest museum in Mauritius and enjoy a great location in the less busy part of the city of Port Louis, the Natural History Museum is considered to be somewhat a replica of the Colombo Museum located in Sri Lanka. The building once used to be the premises of the Old Royal College in Port Louis. Designed by M. Mann, a British architect, the museum was proclaimed a National Heritage of Mauritius in the year 2000.

70. Domaine Les Pailles

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

Situated in the little town of Pailles, the Domaine Les Pailles is one of the oldest domains in Mauritius that has existed for 17 years. Spreading over 1500 hectares on the western side of the island, this attraction is both an amusement park as well as a heritage centre which was a sugar estate previously.

71. Rault Biscuit Factory

2,176 km
from city center
71 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

The root of any country incomplete without its history and Mauritius isn't an exception in this regard. Most of the tourist attractions of Mauritius have stories to tell you which define the very origins of this island nation. Like a cup of tea is incomplete without biscuits, Mauritius is incomplete without its history as well. Speaking of cookies and history, there is one place in Mauritius which has both of these in common - the Rault Biscuit Factory or 'Biscuiterie Rault' as it is known locally.

72. Domaine de Aubineaux

5,618 km
from city center
72 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

There is a lot more to Mauritius than just sandy beaches and glittering blue water, which any tourist who has ever been to this tropical haven will be able to attest to. Not all the major tourist destinations in Mauritius are located near big towns, and they’re most certainly not all related to beaches. Over the years, many little-known places scattered throughout the island have come to the forefront as some of the major tourist attractions that draw crowds all year round.

73. Gorges Viewpoint

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

Located in the heart of Mauritius, the Black River Gorges National Park is an ancient primaeval forest, famous for being the home of endangered species such as the Mauritius Falcon. In earlier times, the extremely hard ebony found in the park was used in making warships in different parts of the world. If you wish to get up-close with nature amidst the abundance of rare plants and unique birds, touring the park on foot is the best option you can think of. The 60-kilometre extended road network inside the park takes more than one day to complete. The best part about the park is the surreal view of this green island from the Gorges Viewpoint. During the 1970s, the place was a picnic spot for the local families. Over the years, with the increasing popularity, it has become a commercial tourist area, and apart from that, the area has been modernised to enhance the experience of the visitors.

74. Curepipe Botanical Garden

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

Situated in Routes des Jardins in Curepipe, the Curepipe Botanical Garden is reputed to be the second largest in all of Mauritius. It is also known as the SSR Botanical Garden of Curepipe, named after the former prime minister and great political persona of Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam in the 1980s. Another botanical garden of Mauritius is also named after the very statesmen - the Sir Seewosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in Pamplemousses.

75. Rivulet Terre Rouge Estuary Bird Sanctuary

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

The vibrant flora and fauna of Mauritius have served as a significant source of a tourist attraction for years now. The tropical forests covering vast ranges of this paradise island house some of the unique species of animals and birds, some of which are very rare and endemic to Mauritius. Apart from the white sandy beaches and crystal clear lagoons, Mauritius is home to specific locations dedicated explicitly to the wildlife – national parks, natural reserves, botanical gardens – that are quite famous all over the world. And we are going to talk about one of them – the Rivulet Terre Rouge Estuary Bird Sanctuary.

76. Plage de Trou aux Biches

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

If there is any place across the globe that can truly be described as a paradise on earth, it has to be one of the vast numbers of stunning beaches that Mauritius proudly boasts of. With long stretches of soft white sand stretching for kilometres and surrounded by crystal clear blue water for as far as the eyes can see, there are very few places on the globe that can be as aesthetically pleasing as the beaches of Mauritius. Choosing the best beach from amongst so many is a task easier said than done, but one beach that will be unanimously voted by tourists and locals alike as being somewhere near the very top is the Trou aux Biches beach or the Plage de Trou Aux Biches.

77. Frederik Hendrik Museum

5,683 km
from city center
77 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Frederik Hendrik museum is located in Vieux Grand Port, an isolated and peaceful part of Mauritius, towards the southeastern coast, which holds its importance as a crucial part of Mauritian history. Vieux Grand Port is a historical site, and Frederik Hendrik museum is declared as a National Heritage. It is surrounded by a luscious green tropical garden including a visitors’ centre within the premises. Artefacts retrieved during the archaeological excavations are exhibited in the centre. The excavations in the area are being carried out since 1997. In the campus, you can also see the reproduced historical maps and paintings dating back to the 17th century on display.

78. Mauritius Postal Museum

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

The origin of postal services in Mauritius date back to the early 17th century in the form of a series of letters exchanged between the island and other parts of the world. It started happening right after people set foot in Mauritius for the first time, namely the Dutch. Quite evidently, the post office in Mauritius holds an essential position in defining the country’s history; so is the Mauritius Postal Museum that stands within an old building adjacent to the post office of Mauritius that is located near the Port Louis Waterfront.

79. SSR Memorial Centre For Culture

11,799 km
from city center
79 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Situated within the vicinity of the commercial centre in Port Louis, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Memorial Centre for Culture is a old wooden which was acquired by the Government of Mauritius back in 1986 and it holds its significance for the fact that this is a place where Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam spent almost 30 years of his life, approximately between 1935 to 1965. It was inaugurated in the year 1987 on his birthday that is 18th September by the then Prime Minister of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugnauth in the presence of the Governor General Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo, the Minister of Education Arts and Culture Armoogum Parsuramen and Dr Navinchadra Ramgoolam.

80. Pointe Aux Piments Public Beach

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

Pointe aux Piments village in the western part of Mauritius is home to the Pointe aux Piments public beach. Located in the Pamplemousses district, it is one of the many beaches in Mauritius. Also known as the Le Meridien beach, the Pointe aux Piments public beach is spread across an area of 3-4 kilometres. It starts from the Petite Pointe aux Piments close to the Le Meridien resort and Le Victoria resort and goes up to the Trou aux Biches through the Pointe aux Piments village.

81. Domain du Chasseur Game Park and Reserve

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

Mauritius, a pearl in the Indian Ocean, is a place of natural and exquisite beauty. You are greeted by pristine emerald colored waters, white sandy beaches, and tall palm trees the moment you set foot in the country. It is rightly said, God first created Mauritius and then created Heaven. The inland area is no less, consisting of a luxurious landscape. The country brims with 5-star hotels and high-end restaurants and shopping brands, making sure your stay remain top class.

82. Dolphin and Whale Watching

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

The island of Mauritius is particularly very enticing to adrenaline junkies and adventure sports enthusiasts because of the sheer variety of activities that you can indulge in while you're here. Starting from the standard deep-sea diving to scuba diving, snorkelling, wave boarding and glass-bottom boat riding, the number of things you can do while on a trip to Mauritius are innumerable. One such activity on the island that is extremely famous among tourists of all ages is Dolphin and Whale Watching. The best time to go Dolphin and Whale watching is during Summers.

83. Cycling In Mauritius

83 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

If you're heading to Mauritius for your next vacation, you don't have to spend too much on transport. There is a more natural way to get around the island, i.e. renting bicycles! Imagine the thrill and exhilaration you would feel as you whiz past cars and buses while cycling around the landscape of Mauritius. Not only is it exciting, but it is also eco-friendly and cost-effective. This guide will tell you all there is to know about cycling in Mauritius.

84. Jardins de la Compagnie

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

Today, Mauritius is one of the foremost tropical tourist destinations in the world, and is known for its stellar beaches and its crystal-clear water; but unbeknownst to many, the island has a lot more to offer to tourists that just its white sand and its pretty lagoons. With a long history of colonial rule up its sleeve, the Mauritius of today is home to many a remnant of the colonial era, which now double up as tourist attractions as well.

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