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105. Nature Trails Mauritius

Nature Trails Mauritius

24 km
from city center
105 out of 143
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!

106. Dodo Divers

Dodo Divers

13 km
from city center
106 out of 143
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.

107. Alexandra Falls Viewpoint

Alexandra Falls Viewpoint

15,009 km
from city center
107 out of 143
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.

108. Safari in Mauritius

Safari in Mauritius

108 out of 143
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.

109. Notre Dame des Agnes

Notre Dame des Agnes

14,558 km
from city center
109 out of 143
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.

110. Maheswarnath Mandir - Temple de Triolet

Maheswarnath Mandir - Temple de Triolet

30 km
from city center
110 out of 143
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.

111. Pieter Both Mountain

Pieter Both Mountain

22 km
from city center
111 out of 143
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.

112. World of Seashells

World of Seashells

11 km
from city center
112 out of 143
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.

113. Galerie du Moulin Casse

Galerie du Moulin Casse

9,561 km
from city center
113 out of 143
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!

114. Robert Edward Hart Museum

Robert Edward Hart Museum

16 km
from city center
114 out of 143
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.

115. Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple

Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple

5,854 km
from city center
115 out of 143
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.

116. Mauritius Glass Gallery

Mauritius Glass Gallery

14 km
from city center
116 out of 143
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.

117. Sunrise in Mauritius

Sunrise in Mauritius

117 out of 143
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.

118. Matthew Flinders Monument

Matthew Flinders Monument

9,441 km
from city center
118 out of 143
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.

119. Saint Gabriel Church

Saint Gabriel Church

618 km
from city center
119 out of 143
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.

120. Poste Lafayette Beach

Poste Lafayette Beach

31 km
from city center
120 out of 143
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.

121. Sagar Shiv Mandir

Sagar Shiv Mandir

30 km
from city center
121 out of 143
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.

122. Monument to Dutch Landing

Monument to Dutch Landing

16 km
from city center
122 out of 143
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.

123. Tour to Ile aux Chats and Hermitage Island

Tour to Ile aux Chats and Hermitage Island

33 km
from city center
123 out of 143
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.

124. Bras d'Eau National Park

Bras d'Eau National Park

30 km
from city center
124 out of 143
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.

125. St Louis Cathedral

St Louis Cathedral

622 km
from city center
125 out of 143
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.

126. Bras d'Eau Public Beach

Bras d'Eau Public Beach

30 km
from city center
126 out of 143
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!

127. Sophie Nature Walk

Sophie Nature Walk

18,456 km
from city center
127 out of 143
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.

128. Lavilleon Natural Forest

Lavilleon Natural Forest

22 km
from city center
128 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

Among the vibrant choices of tourist destinations in Mauritius, Chamarel - the land of seven colours - houses a relatively new attraction, the Lavilleon Natural Forest. Recently opened to the public, this natural forest is a haven of biodiversity. What once used to be a beautiful hunting estate has now been transformed into one well-preserved nature conservation.

129. Domaine Des 7 Vallee

Domaine Des 7 Vallee

9,345 km
from city center
129 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is a land of hidden treasures, much more than just the beaches and lagoons and exquisite resorts. As you dig deeper into the heart of this paradise island, you will come across landscapes that will blow your mind away. There is one such spectacle of nature right at the centre of Mauritius – the Domaine des 7 Vallee at Mare aux Vacoas.

130. Ronaq-Ul-Islam Sunnee Mosque

Ronaq-Ul-Islam Sunnee Mosque

31 km
from city center
130 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

The story of the introduction of Islam in Mauritius dates back to the 18th century when Indian sailors from Bengal and Pondicherry migrated to Mauritius. During that time, Mauritius was a colony of France, and according to the French Law, only Catholics had the freedom to practice their religion openly.

131. Ile du Phare

Ile du Phare

9,404 km
from city center
131 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

For those who think Mauritius is just one big island with an abundance of beaches and lagoons, you might not be entirely correct. In fact, you would be surprised to learn about the numerous nearby islets close to the mainland of the paradise island. The one we are talking about here is the Ile du Phare, located in Mahebourg.

132. Carnegie Library

Carnegie Library

15,436 km
from city center
132 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Central Plateau

Located at the Centre of Curepipe, the Carnegie Library facilitates access to a vast range of books and periodicals. They aim to offer easy and equal access to all its existing facilities and services for education, research, culture, information or just for leisure purposes. With a neoclassical building, the library has been working in collaboration with the National Library of Mauritius, Central Culturel Africain, Institut de Maurice, National Archives of Mauritius and several other Municipality Boards to promote reading among the public.

133. International Slave Route Monument

International Slave Route Monument

3 km
from city center
133 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

Located in : Le Morne Peninsula

Slavery is deeply embedded in the history of Mauritius, as it was once a part of the far-reaching and complex network of the international slave trade. The dark tale of hundreds of slaves throwing themselves off the mountain cliff to escape the horrors of dehumanisation gives us gist about the prevailing monstrosity of slavery on the island. The International Slave Route Monument at the foot of Le Morne Brabant commemorates this former practice of slavery in Mauritius.

134. Vitamin Sea Ltd

Vitamin Sea Ltd

20 km
from city center
134 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

Popular for its beautiful emerald coloured water and peach-tinged sand, Mauritius is the ideal holiday place whether you are a backpacker or a sybarite traveller. The island is almost surrounded by one of the world's most beautiful coral reefs. Through millions of years, this stunning cluster has created an underwater world so exotic and eye-catching that the country is now home to a large number of fishes, sea-urchins, shells, mollusks, and crustaceans. Mauritius has also saved these species from going on the verge of extinction.

135. Mon Vert Natural Walk

Mon Vert Natural Walk

3 km
from city center
135 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius has a lot to offer beyond its luxury hotels, pristine waters, and white sand beaches. The country is also home to exotic flora and fauna species. Located in Forest Side, Curepipe Mon Vert Nature Park is where you will come across brilliantly made botanical gardens and indigenous forest. This is where you will meet nature in its best, purest form. Mon Vert park or nature walk is situated only 3 kilometres from the urban city, making getting away from city life more accessible than ever.

136. Institut Cardinal Jean Margeot

Institut Cardinal Jean Margeot

9,627 km
from city center
136 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

Standing in the centre of Rose Hill in this island of serenity, the Maison Le Carne is an attractive Creole manse that houses the Mauritian Research Council; and now it is also a centre for the Mauritian Academic of Science and Technology. The white and blue painted House of Carne came into a new existence after its transformation into the Cardinal Jean Margeot Institute. However, before hosting the Mauritian Research Council for two weeks and later, the courses of the institute, the Maison Le Carne used to be a huge family home.

137. Statue of Paul and Virginie

Statue of Paul and Virginie

13 km
from city center
137 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius is home to the famous love story of Paul and Virginie, a novel written by the French writer and thinker Jacque-Henri Bernadin de Saint-Pierre. This story is deeply rooted in the Mauritian folklore. Pamplemousses is the home to the statue of Paul and Virginie that has a stone base with Chinese bamboo trees on the background. It is made out of bronze, designed by the Hungarian artist Suzanna Szemok. The statue was unveiled in December 2005 in the courtyard of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi.

138. Maa Durga Murti

Maa Durga Murti

13 km
from city center
138 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

The enormous statue of Durga Mata can be found on the banks of Grand Bassin or Ganga Talao, which is a crater-lake situated in the Savanne district of Mauritius. With a population of 670,000 Hindus in the Island nation, there are some Hindu temples spread out all over Mauritius. Navratri is an auspicious occasion that is grandly celebrated by the Hindus on the island. The 2017 Navratri celebrations were even more special as Mauritius made all the Hindus in the country and around the globe very proud by building the tallest Durga Mata statue in the world!

139. Trou d'Eau Douce

Trou d'Eau Douce

4,512 km
from city center
139 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

Trou d’ Eau Douce – the tourist hub of eastern Mauritius. With several beaches lined up, it has a breathtaking scenic beauty. And the best part is that Ile Aux Cerf, the most sought after beach of Mauritius is at a stone’s throw from here. Trou d'Eau Douce has a long history attached to it with settlers setting their camp here as early as the 17th century. Today, there are small cafes, food and juice stalls. You can easily spend a day here on the beaches for leisure at a reasonable price.

140. Triolet

Triolet

32 km
from city center
140 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

Triolet is a village located in the Northern part of the island country Mauritius. Situated in the Pamplemousses district, Triolet has quite a few exciting and significant historical places to visit. The best part of visiting this place is to experience a helicopter sightseeing opportunity. Besides these, Triolet also has spas and wellness centres, which reflects the perfect amalgamation of traditional and holistic methods of healing therapies.

141. Domaine De L'Etoile

Domaine De L'Etoile

9,580 km
from city center
141 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

Previously a private hunting domain, the Domaine de L’Etoile in Mauritius is now a famous tourist attraction that extends over 1200 hectares and has become a significant hub for adventure and leisure activities, as well as for ecotourism. The natural private reserve was recently opened to the public, but despite the large footfall that the area witnesses, it continues to be one of the most preserved regions of Mauritius.

142. Pointe d’Esny

Pointe d’Esny

20 km
from city center
142 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

Known for a calm yet less-known beach featuring clear blue waters, Pointe d’Esny is located outside of Mahebourg in Mauritius; the beach is accessible only via a small path from the coastal road unknown to most.

143. Ganga Talao

Ganga Talao

13 km
from city center
143 out of 143
places to visit in Mauritius

Ganga Talao (meaning ‘Lake of Ganga’), also known as Grand Bassin, is a crater lake located in the Savanne district of Mauritius and is believed to be the most sacred Hindu site of the island nation, deriving its name from its symbolic connection to the Indian river Ganga.

FAQs on Mauritius

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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How much does a package cost for Mauritius?

The packages for Mauritius start at INR 14250 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

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.

What are the top shopping places in Mauritius?

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

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 hotels in Mauritius?

There are 1056 Hotels in Mauritius which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Mauritius are Little Venice villas, West Coast Villas, Hillside Haven, 27 Gold Coast Bungalow, La Piroga, Villa Santara by Oazure 9-14 persons. You can see all the hotels in Mauritius here
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