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:

43. Martello Tower Museum

22 kms
from city center
43 out of 131
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.

44. Le Souffleur

13,551 kms
from city center
44 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

A trip to Mauritius will be heavenly if you are looking forward to spending some quality time on the beach. And indeed, the beautiful beaches and bay in Mauritius are a vital draw – stretching over 160 km – with a coral reef encircling a calm lagoon, you won't have to hunt far before you find one. All beaches are available for the public's access, with well-made toilets and parking areas. And it goes without saying that the best beaches are found inside the best hotels.

45. Gris Gris Beach

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

Since Mauritius is exceptionally well-known for its stretches of long fine-sand beaches and its crystalline blue water for as far as you can see, you’d probably think every beach on the island was the very definition of a calm, serene, picturesque tropical beach, right? A trip to the southernmost point of Mauritius – especially the Gris Gris beach would prove you wrong. While it is true that Mauritius doesn’t lack in picturesque white sand beaches where you can lay back and sunbathe for hours, if at any point of time you want to take a break and explore the wilder side of the country, Gris Gris beach, with giant waves and its awe-inspiring landscape, will definitely enthral you.

46. Mont Choisy Beach

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

When you think about beaches in Mauritius, the first few things that come to your mind are probably sunny skies, gleaming stretches of unbroken sand, cool azure water, and hordes of tourists. While the first three certainly apply for every beach that can be found on the island, the fourth is necessarily not always the case. Of course, today, Mauritius is one of the most popular tropical tourist destinations of the world, and you will find tourists thronging every part of the island during any given time of the year. However, certain places in Mauritius are – as of yet – unbeknownst to most tourists. One such beach that should be on your Mauritius trip itinerary is the Mont Choisy beach.

47. Notre Dame Auxiliatrice

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

Mauritius is replete with a plethora of aesthetically pleasing tourist attractions, ranging from powder soft white sand beaches to colourful coral reefs to shimmering azure lagoons to a vast number of temples and churches that showcase the diversity of the island. Seeing as Mauritius was ruled by the British for an extended period, there are quite a few ancient churches scattered throughout the country, and while most of them are in ruins or don’t allow visitors, there are some that have been renovated and maintained over the years and are top-rated tourist attractions today. One such church is the Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Chapel in Cap Malheureux, which stood witness to one of the most-written-about wars between the French and the British over control of the island.

48. Parasailing in Mauritius

22 kms
from city center
48 out of 131
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.

49. Jummah Masjid

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

Mosques or Masjids hold a significant position in the lives of Muslims. It represents the centre of their religious, cultural and social life. The mosque is not the only abode of prayer where Muslims gather to worship but also a place where they meet their fellow Muslims. They learn more about Islam and the Islamic Ummah as well. The Mauritian Jummah Mosque has been standing at Port Louis since the 1850s with significant embellishments built through the 1890s. 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.

50. La Cambuse Beach

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

While most of Mauritius’ beaches have been taken over by throngs of tourists to flock to the beaches all year round, there are still quite a few beaches in Mauritius that are yet unknown to travellers, with some being so remote that not many locals know about them either. If you want to visit a beach that has all the trademark characteristics – power soft sand with crystal clear blue water – of a Mauritian beach, but minus the typical crowds you would generally find on any beach in the island, then the La Cambuse beach is the perfect place for you.

51. Port Louis Waterfront

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

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.

52. Ile des Deux Cocos

4.2 /5

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

If you are planning on dedicating a day to some secluded relaxation without compromising with the comfort and luxurious dimensions of your vacation, Ile Des Deux Cocos, or as it means the 'Island of Coconuts', couldn't fit your description more aptly. This haven of tranquillity lies amidst the Blue Bay Marine Park located on the South-East coast of Mauritius. With dramatic views of the ocean, to de-stressing under the shade of the palm trees while enjoying the calm breeze, Ile Des Deux Cocos has everything one could desire for in a deserted private island.


53. Underwater Waterfall

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

Mauritius is home to one of the world’s best mysterious phenomena. Offering 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 runoff in a way as if water is pouring down. It also looks as if the entire island is being sucked down a significant drain.

54. Grand Baie Bazaar

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

There isn't denying the fact that Mauritius is considered as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. While there are numerous places to explore on the island, you should also know that the shopping experiences in Mauritius can be delightful if you know where to shop.

55. Marche de Flacq

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

If you happen to be a shopaholic, then what can be a better place for you than Mauritius? It is a haven of shopping malls and street markets. And the one we're going to brief you about now is the Flacq market of Mauritius.

56. Windsurfing

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

Mauritius is surrounded with nooks and corners which paved the way for the formation of many flatwater lagoons over the years, the like of which now border the entire island. 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. From one of the most dangerous critically acclaimed windsurfing spots where experts go to showcase their brilliance and talent, to the calmest waters where even young adults can feel like they are flying, Mauritius never disappoints. Everyone who visits the island and has a natural affinity towards becoming one with the turquoise blue waters below and azure skies above is expected to try their hand at windsurfing at least once during their trip.

57. Crystal Rock

14,937 kms
from city center
57 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is everyone's dream destination - the sparkling ocean water, the sound of the waves, the Napolitaines and flavoured rum. Now those of you who want to visit Mauritius must also add the Crystal Rock to their bucket list. In case you do not know about the Crystal Rock, then this post will tell you all that you need to know about the place before you pack your bags.

58. Grand Baie Beach

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

Mauritius, the paradise of white sandy stretches and turquoise ocean views, offers you numerous choices of breathtaking beaches to choose from to spend your holiday in the best way you can imagine. Relaxing under the warm sunlight, complemented by the cool breeze of the ocean and letting the tropical freshness of nature sink into your soul - that's what it feels like in being in the beaches of Mauritius.

59. Pere Laval's Shrine

8,965 kms
from city center
59 out of 131
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.

60. Victoria 1840

27 kms
from city center
60 out of 131
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.

61. Vallee de Ferney

8,911 kms
from city center
61 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

While Mauritius is mostly about beaches and sunbathing and swimming in glittering azure water, there is a lot more to Mauritius than just its tropical touristy beaches. The island has a long history of colonisation, and apart from the heritage buildings and structures that remain as the vestiges of a colonial past, the ecosystem of the island – including flora and fauna – have a long history of conservation too. Mauritius is thus home to plenty of nature reserves and wildlife sanctuaries, wherein flora and fauna – endemic or otherwise – are conserved in their natural habitats.

62. Bois Cheri Tea Plantation

9 kms
from city center
62 out of 131
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.

63. St Aubin

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

While Mauritius is renowned for being a tropical tourist destination, there is a lot more to the island than just its beaches and its lagoons. Granted, the sandy white beaches and shimmering azure lagoons are what draws tourists to the island, but if you’re one of those travellers who like knowing more about the history and culture of the place you’re visiting, then Mauritius is just the right pick for you too. With a long colonial history, there are plenty of locations in Mauritius that stand as a throwback to the old-world charm of the era gone by. One such famous tourist attraction is St Aubin.

64. Natural History Museum Mauritius

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

Like the breathtaking beaches and turquoise blue oceans, the paradise island of Mauritius also has a fascinating history. It’s exciting when you take yourself back to thousands of years and rediscover the origins of this beautiful island nation, and the things you will learn will blow your mind away. All these valuable evidence has been preserved with great care in some grandly designed museums, and the Natural History Museum is one such.

65. Domaine Les Pailles

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

Mauritius is not only home to some of the biggest beaches in the country, but it also boasts of being home to a few quaint little villages that don’t have much by way of being a tropical tourist attraction, but is home to a few enchanting and enthralling tourist draws nonetheless. Mauritius is known mainly for its sunny beaches and its crystal clear blue lagoons, as well as for its long history of colonisation. There are a plethora of tiny little villages scattered all throughout the island that neither have beaches nor historical monuments, but are some of the best places to visit if you want to know more about the life and culture of Mauritius – not just the Mauritius of today, but the Mauritius of the past as well. One such little town is Pailles, which is home to the Domaine Les Pailles, one of the most-loved amusement parks on the western side of the island.

66. Rault Biscuit Factory

6,025 kms
from city center
66 out of 131
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.

67. Domaine de Aubineaux

9,348 kms
from city center
67 out of 131
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. You probably wouldn’t expect a tiny fishing hamlet to be one of the leading tourist spots that you cannot miss out on while on a visit to Mauritius, but that is how it is. Apart from beaches, most of the prominent places that you should stop by are mostly located in small towns that most people hadn’t heard of till even a decade ago but are now thriving tourist hotspots.

68. Gorges Viewpoint

15 kms
from city center
68 out of 131
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.

69. Curepipe Botanical Garden

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

Mauritius has become the tourist attraction that it is today because of the careful conservation of the beauty that defines that place. The picturesque beaches and ocean views, the lush greenery tropical forest, the numerous national parks, nature reserves and botanical gardens spread out all over the island that together constitutes this vibrant spectacle of nature. People from all over the world visit these places to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and get a step closer towards the wildlife. Among the hundreds of such beautiful locations is the Curepipe Botanical Garden.

70. Rivulet Terre Rouge Estuary Bird Sanctuary

24 kms
from city center
70 out of 131
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.

71. Plage de Trou aux Biches

34 kms
from city center
71 out of 131
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.

72. Frederik Hendrik Museum

9,567 kms
from city center
72 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Museums are the living manifestation of history and exemplifies the primitive origin – be it a race, a religion, a wildlife species, a country. Mauritius is home to some of the most excellent museums that tell the story about this paradise island and the days gone by, one of them being the Frederik Hendrik Museum.

73. Mauritius Postal Museum

22 kms
from city center
73 out of 131
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.

74. SSR Memorial Centre For Culture

15,238 kms
from city center
74 out of 131
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.

75. Pointe Aux Piments Public Beach

32 kms
from city center
75 out of 131
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.

76. Domain du Chasseur Game Park and Reserve

20 kms
from city center
76 out of 131
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.

77. Jardins de la Compagnie

27 kms
from city center
77 out of 131
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. While a lot of these remaining vestiges of colonialism will appeal to history aficionados, there are plenty of other colonial-era structures and buildings that are in use today as a standard tourist attraction you might find anywhere else in the world. One such attraction in Mauritius that stands out for its beauty and simplicity is the Jardins de la Compagnie.

78. Caverne Patate

613 kms
from city center
78 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Being a volcanic island on the Indian Ocean, it comes as no surprise that Mauritius is home to a significant number of caves scattered across its entire perimeter. While some caves are entirely inaccessible –even locals don’t enter it, leave alone tourists – there are some caves on the island that are accessible up to a certain point, and have, over the years gone on to become essential tourist attractions that draw huge crowds all year long. One such cave is the Cavern Patate, located in Rodrigues, a tiny island situated off the mainland of Mauritius, right in the middle of the Indian ocean.

79. Solar Sea Walk

14,854 kms
from city center
79 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

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. You could either spend your day lazying around on the beach or in your hotel room, you could even take part in various beachside activities and water sports the island has to offer.

80. Pont Naturel

9,651 kms
from city center
80 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Pont Naturel or Natural Bridge – whichever you may prefer to call it by – is precisely what the name suggests. It is a two-metre-long volcanic rock formation; although it may have the looks of a human-made bridge, it indeed is not. Formed entirely by natural processes, Pont Naturel is a part of the Gris-Gris cliffs and can be found towards the southeastern corner of Mauritius that consists of long rocky coastlines. It is a proof of how diverse Mauritius can be. The white sandy beaches aren't accustomed to all the shores of the island. You will not find any green forests or lovely tropical beaches in Pont Naturel, which is what comes to your mind when you think of Mauritius.

81. Place d'Armes and the Government House

5,824 kms
from city center
81 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Considered as a jewel of the Mauritian heritage, the Place d’Armes is undoubtedly the most iconic place of the island. It stretches from the Hotel du Gouvernement all the way up to the Port Louis Waterfront. The road lined with royal palms leads to the beautiful French Colonial structure – the Government House – that dates back to 1738. Also famous by the name Sookdeo Bissoondoyal Square, Place d’Armes is the place where you can find the statues of some of the great personalities who contributed, in one way or the other, to the long and rich history of Mauritius; the buildings present in the area also reflect the deep-rooted history. Place d’Armes and the Government House are counted among the world-known monuments and sites and is a National Heritage for Mauritius as well.

82. Grand Gaube Beach

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

Located in the village of Grand Gaube in the northeastern part of Mauritius, the Grand Gaube Beach is one of the many beaches situated in the Riviere du Rempart district along its neighbors Pereybere, Mont Choisy and Trou aux Biches. However, it isn't as popular as them because of the minimal development of this part of the island and also because its rocky and rustic terrain, pretty unconventional for a beach, that isn't purely ideal for water sports and swimming as well.

83. Frederica Nature Reserve

3.8 /5

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

Mauritius is one such holiday destination which wouldn't fail to surprise you with what this island nation has to offer its guests. This very trait is valid with the Mauritian village in the southeastern part of the island - Bel Ombre. Primarily known for its beach-side beauty lingering with the serene Indian Ocean, Bel Ombre is home for one of the richly diverse nature reserves of Mauritius - the Frederica Nature Reserve.  The unblemished fresh environment of lush green tropical forests, views of sublime mountains and splendid waterfalls of the reserve makes it one of a kind.


84. Les 7 Cascades

3.8 /5

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

As the name suggest for itself, Les 7 Cascades means ‘Seven Waterfalls’ which is the commonly used name for the Tamarin Waterfalls. It is found near the small Mauritian south-western village of Henrietta. It emerges from the Riviere Tamarin and takes the form of seven simultaneous falls. With a height of 961 feet, 7 Cascades is reputed as the highest waterfall of Mauritius. Along with the astounding views of tropical landscapes, many exotics species of birds and plants can be seen in the region. Due to its perfect location, the tourists can also enjoy the sight of the magnificent Le Morne Mountain over the west coast. Furthermore, a part of the river leads all the way to a reservoir where the water is used for hydroelectricity generation.

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