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

85. Golf Courses in Mauritius

85 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is not only about white sand beaches and beautiful resorts. Recently, it has been awarded as the best ‘Golf Destination of the Year’ in Africa, the Gulf States and the Indian Ocean. So, if you are planning a trip to Mauritius sometime soon and if you like golfing, these top golf courses in Mauritius are your choice!

86. Caverne Patate

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

Located in : Rodrigues Island

Being a volcanic island, Mauritius is home to several caves that are both accessible and inaccessible. One such cave that's accessible is now a popular tourist attraction by the name Cavern Patate. The cave is located on the Rodrigues island, off the main coast of Mauritius. Rodrigues island is home to quite a few caves and caverns which were used in the ancient times by pirates to hoard their treasure. Although the treasure are no longer there, the caves are one of the most intriguing places you can think of exploring.

87. Horse Racing In Mauritius

5,799 km
from city center
87 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

The Champ de Mars horseracing arena is an exciting fusion of history, tradition and glamour. The racecourse is located in Port Louis and was inaugurated by the Mauritius Turf Club, which was founded by the first British governor in Mauritius – Sir Robert Townsend Farquhar - back in 1812.

88. Pont Naturel

6,087 km
from city center
88 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Pont Naturel is a two-metre-long volcanic rock formation which is also known by the name Natural Bridge. 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 proof of how diverse Mauritius can be. The sea here is naturally rough but breathtakingly beautiful; hence it is advised to be cautious while you're here.

89. Place d'Armes and the Government House

3,190 km
from city center
89 out of 141
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.

90. Festivals in Mauritius

90 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius, with multiple ethnicities, cultures and religions shares history of that unites the multi-ethnic people of Mauritius began more than 400 years ago. Mauritians have their ancestors originating from three different continents, which in itself is diversity. They celebrate some festivals, which reflect their cultures. Most of these festivals in Mauritius are primarily linked to their religion.

91. Grand Gaube Beach

40 km
from city center
91 out of 141
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.

92. Frederica Nature Reserve

3.8 /5

22 km
from city center
92 out of 141
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.


93. Les 7 Cascades

3.8 /5

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

Les 7 Cascades meaning 'Seven Waterfalls', 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 exotic species of birds and plants can be seen in the region.

94. Grande Montagne Nature Reserve

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

Grande Montagne Nature Reserve is located in the vicinity of the mighty Grande Montagne Mountains in the central-eastern part of Rodrigues Island and is known for preserving the last remnant of Rodrigues’ endemic forests. Besides this, the 25-hectare nature reserve also has an education and research centre in the reserves where the remains of extinct species like the Solitaire bird and the Giant Tortoise. It is home to other only remaining endemic species like the Rodrigues fruit bat, Warbler and Fody and the endemic plant species of Rodrigues Aloe.

95. Mauritius Excursions

95 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

If you think Mauritius is all about stretches of beaches and views of the ocean, then you'd be amazed to see what Mauritius has to offer you. This Indian Ocean island nation is a paradise of excursions along with being a holiday destination and is one of the best places to visit in the world. You can choose from the different types of tours according to your preferences from any of the four categories, or maybe even all of them! Land excursions Sea and water excursions Underwater excursions Flight excursions

96. Mauritius Aquarium

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

Located in the heart of Pointe aux Piments towards the north-western part of the island, the Mauritius Aquarium takes you on a journey to discover the marine species. In the recent times, the Aquarium was redesigned to set up the new closed system of ecological operation which brings you as close as possible to the surrounding ocean and its depth and transports you into a whole other world.

97. Trou d'Argent Beach

4.5 /5

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

Located in : Port Mathurin And Around

Located in Rodrigues Island, the Trou d'Argent is undoubtedly one of Mauritius' top and most beautiful places to visit.

98. Grand Baie La Croisette

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

Located in : Grand Baie

Servicing its customers since October 2012, the Grand Baie La Croisette is exceptionally designed over an area of 50000 square metres harbouring all the activity zones including a residential and office space, movie theatre, shopping mall and sports and recreational centres. The 5000 square metres of space is allocated alone for leisure activities taking place in the multi-functional public esplanade which hosts several events throughout the year. Parking lots with a capacity of 1200 make it convenient for the tourists and locals to enjoy hassle-free traffic management.

99. Bagatelle Mall

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

Leading the list of malls in Mauritius is the amazing Bagatelle Mall with its enthralling lively ambience, detailed retailing and leisure options constitutes this major source of attraction for shoppers from all over the world as well as the island. The mall strategically blends the top-class brands of the world with ease and convenience shopping along with everyday entertainment, all inside this majestic setting. Bagatelle mall is owned and developed by Atterbury Property and ENL Property and managed by Enatt Property and Asset Management.

100. Island Wings

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

Based at the Mon Loisir Sugar Estate adjacent to the Riviere du Rempart in the splendidly beautiful north-eastern region of Mauritius is a life-altering attraction called Island Wings. The operational facilities of Island Wings are located at the Skydive Austral Mauritius, that is a tandem parachute skydiving company where a private airstrip is allocated for them on Mon Loisir. Island Wings is owned and operated by Bruno and Gaetan.

101. Bain Boeuf Public Beach

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

Located towards the northern part of Mauritius in the village of Bain Boeuf is the Bain Boeuf Public beach, which is one of the many beaches in the Riviere du Rempart district. To most visitors, this beach is merely a detour to other beaches such as Grand Baie, Pereybere and Cap Malheureux. There is a reason behind it being as a beach by only few people in spite of its public designation.

102. Ile Plate Beach

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

The perfect and fitting description of the Ile Plate Beach can be concluded as the amalgamation of beautiful and incredible scenic views and turquoise waters apt for diving, which is surrounded by small sharks though. Located 11 kilometres towards the north of Cap Malheureux, the northernmost point of Mauritius, Ile Plate also goes by the name of Flat Island. Ranging over an area of 253 hectares, Ile Plate or Flat Island is one of the largest islets of Mauritius. Your eyes won’t get tired by the endless undisturbed views stretching out in all directions.

103. Nature Trails Mauritius

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

Ever wondered what would it feel like to go to the off beaten tracks and discover the serenity of Mauritius’ natural beauty? Ever had the desire to get away from the hustle and bustle of the cities and go on a venture to experience the astounding viewpoints? Located in Quatre Bornes, Nature Trails Mauritius is all about discovering the unknown and hidden treasures that Mauritius has in store for us and you must keep it upfront in your travel plans!

104. Dodo Divers

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

Situated in the northern part of Mauritius, a beautiful place known as Calodyne in Grand Gaube, Dodo Divers is an award-winning diving centre which provides you with facilities like guided dives and various courses, both for Recreational and Technical Divers. From the moment you visit the centre, you are under a safe and professionally supervised environment which allows you to get rid of all your anxiety and stress, especially if you are a first-timer, and lets you learn this unique art in a relaxed manner while enjoying your dive.

105. Alexandra Falls Viewpoint

15,009 km
from city center
105 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is known for its spectacular beauty. The abundance of natural beauty undoubtedly makes this country one of the most picturesque places in the world. Here, you will find the perfect shorelines with white sands, the luxurious hotel rooms with sceneries never seen before, a cuisine so mouthwatering that you will surely leave the place with your stomach satiated.

106. Safari in Mauritius

106 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

A safari in Mauritius is an activity that is enjoyed by people of every age. Witnessing the majestic predators of the jungle such as lions, tigers in their natural habitat without any cages hindering your view is a breathtaking experience that few people ever encounter. Added to that the opportunity to interact with the big cats, take them on a walk, touch and feel them and you've got yourself an adventure of a lifetime. Few places in the world offer these activities, hence ensure that your trip to Mauritius involves these safaris.

107. Notre Dame des Agnes

14,558 km
from city center
107 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Mahebourg is a small city on the picturesque island of Mauritius. Located in the southern side of the island, it has a great line up of popular tourist attractions because of its rich culture and history. Among the notable tourist destinations in Mahebourg, Notre Dame des Agnes is of historical and architectural significance.

108. Maheswarnath Mandir - Temple de Triolet

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

The Hindu dominant paradise island of Mauritius is blessed with numerous temples all over its landscape. As the unity among all religions is what binds the Mauritians together, the holy sites play an important role both as praying grounds and as a place to find tranquillity.

109. Pieter Both Mountain

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

Located in : Port Louis

With a height of 820 meters, the Pieter Both is the second highest mountain range in the island of Mauritius. Pieter Both is a part of the Moka mountain range of Mauritius that is situated in the centre of the island. It is an iconic and unique mountain as it is easily noticeable due to its round-shaped boulder at the extreme top of the hill, almost making it similar to a human head. It is also famous for being the home to rarest palm species Hyophorbe amaricaulis, which covers most of the mountain.

110. World of Seashells

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

Located in : Tamarin And Riviere Norie

Have you picked up shells from the beach and kept them safe almost like a treasure? For some, it is a hobby to kill off their leisure time, and for others, it is a souvenir with loads of holiday memories attached to it. World of Seashells is the living manifestation of Eric Le Court’s passion for collecting seashells and exhibiting them in this beautiful museum.

111. Galerie du Moulin Casse

9,561 km
from city center
111 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Art and culture have been an integral part of Mauritius. Photography and art enthusiasts find plenty of inspiration in the breathtaking landscapes of this paradise island. And where do you find the best of Mauritian art? Galerie du Moulin Casse is the answer!

112. Robert Edward Hart Museum

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

The historically rich land of Mauritius houses some museums that play a crucial role in preserving its origins, which date back to centuries. Among the list of renowned museums present in the paradise island, the Robert Edward Hart museum is one name that is unique on its own.

113. Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple

5,854 km
from city center
113 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is well-known for being the perfect beach holiday destination, and Grand Baie, one of its most popular tourist hangouts, practically has the title of being a tropical island retreat with white sand beaches stretching for miles and glittering azure water as far as your eyes can see. However, with all its idyllic laid-back tropical vibe and its tranquil aura, Grand Baie is a lot more than just that. It has all the vibrancy and bustle you would expect from a picturesque town thriving by the sea, and like almost any other place in Mauritius, Grand Baie also has plenty of history attached to it.

114. Mauritius Glass Gallery

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

Located in : Central Plateau

Located in Phoenix, the Mauritius Glass Gallery is widely famous for producing remarkable souvenirs made by recycling glass. Varieties of pieces are made in the workshop by using traditional methods, and they are put up for display in the small museum. This is home to some of the finest exemplifications of glass art where skilled artisans display their expertise through these handmade artefacts. Starting from watching the traditional process of glass blowing to having a glass-model of your hand or foot imprint is something you can cherish in the Mauritius Glass Gallery.

115. Sunrise in Mauritius

115 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

There’s something exceptional and unique about watching the day’s first rays- and witnessing it in a tropical paradise like Mauritius makes it even more special. So, without further adieu, let’s jot down five of the best places in Mauritius, where you can get a glimpse of a marvellous sunrise.

116. Quad-Biking In Mauritius

116 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

Taking the off-road path will allow you to explore Mauritius' unique natural landscapes while you ride through dense forests and climb up mountain trails. It will also allow you to witness Mauritius' diverse fauna up-close, something which can't be experienced in zoos.

117. Matthew Flinders Monument

9,441 km
from city center
117 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

The paradise island with its rich history, Mauritius, does not fail to shower you with historical places to visit and take you back in time. One such significant marvel of the island is the Matthew Flinders Monument. It stands on the shore of Baie du Cap, 500 metres towards the west.

118. Saint Gabriel Church

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

Located in : Rodrigues Island

Saint Gabriel church is located right at the heart of Rodrigues Island and has one of the largest Port Louis diocese congregations. The religious building serves as a cathedral of the Catholic Church's Apostolic Vicariate of Rodrigues. 32.7% of the Mauritian population adheres to Christianity and Christian beliefs. Christianity was introduced in Mauritius with the arrival of the Dutch and today; some churches are scattered in different parts of the island. One of the most significant among them is the Saint Gabriel Church.

119. Poste Lafayette Beach

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

Adding to the long list of beaches in Mauritius, the Poste Lafayette Beach is another beautiful exemplification of why this paradise island is famous worldwide as a perfect holiday destination. Also known by the name – Jalsa Beach, the Poste Lafayette Beach is situated towards the outskirts of a small northeastern Mauritian village of Poste Lafayette. About 500 metres from the popular Constance Prince Maurice resort, the Poste Lafayette Beach boasts a unique peaceful environment.

120. Sagar Shiv Mandir

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

Sagar Shiv Mandir sits on a small islet close to the mainland of Mauritius which is connected via a land bridge. The islet is known as Goyave de Chine, and it can be found in the eastern part of Mauritius, at Poste de Flacq. Sagar Shiv Mandir is a place of worship for the settled Hindus in Mauritius, and it is visited by tourists as well. The temple is primarily the abode to Lord Shiva along with other Hindu deities including Goddess Lakshmi and Hanuman.

121. Monument to Dutch Landing

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

Located in : Vieux Grand Port

If you are in Grand Port, Mauritius and you come across a beautiful – well-architectured stone like structure, here's everything you need to know about it. If you didn't realise, the Dutch first colonised Mauritius in the year 1638. So, a monument in Grand Port, popularly known as Dutch First Landing, marks the site where the Dutch first set foot on the island.

122. Tour to Ile aux Chats and Hermitage Island

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

The paradise island of Mauritius – what makes it such an enticing holiday destination is its privileged location in the Indian Ocean. Other than the beaches and resorts, there are some small islands within close vicinity. Two of them being Ile aux Chats and Hermitage Island. Treat yourself with a day trip to these small islands, indulge in pure relaxation, and enjoy the clear blue lagoons and its remarkable beauty.

123. Bras d'Eau National Park

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

Located in the north-eastern part of the island, Bras d'Eau National Park is one of the three national parks in the country. While Mauritius was born some eight million years ago, it was only some 400 years ago that humans discovered it. Following that, the island was colonised by Dutch, the French and the British. Mauritius' sugarcane industry became the source of livelihood for the inhabitants.

124. St Louis Cathedral

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

St Louis Cathedral in Port Louis is one of the oldest churches in Mauritius. Built-in the year 1815, the church was later promoted to a cathedral in 1847. Looking at the timeline, it is interesting to know that the plans to build the Cathedral building was drawn up in 1736, the land on which the building was supposed to be built was confirmed in 1750 and the building itself completed construction in 1756.

125. Bras d'Eau Public Beach

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

Making its way on the list of the most breathtaking beaches of Mauritius is the Bras D’eau Public Beach. Bras D’eau is more or less like a small bay that is inside the lagoon of Poste Lafayette, and since the beach overlooks the south, you can enjoy both the sunrise and the sunset as well; one of its kind in the east. It undoubtedly qualifies as one of the best places in Mauritius during the night as you can see the Milky Way!

126. Sophie Nature Walk

18,456 km
from city center
126 out of 141
places to visit in Mauritius

The access to modern technology has undoubtedly made us tech slaves, and there's hardly any time in our lives to connect with the multitude of delights offered by Mother Nature. And what's better than Mauritius to spend time in nature? Picturesque beaches, crystal clear waters lining the coast, tall palm trees and stretches of natural beauty can be seen on this group of small islands.

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 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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