Places To Visit In Mauritius

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Sub-Region: Indian Ocean, East of Africa

Here are the top 131 tourist attractions to see in Mauritius:

85. Grande Montagne Nature Reserve

611 kms
from city center
85 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Grande Montagne Nature Reserve is located in the vicinity of the mighty Grande Montagne Mountains in 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.

86. Horse Racing In Mauritius

9,433 kms
from city center
86 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

If you have a knack for horseracing or you want to experience it for the first time, then Mauritius wouldn’t disappoint you in this matter as well. 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. The club is reputed as the oldest horseracing club in the entire southern hemisphere along with being the second oldest in the world. The racetrack of the Champ de Mars is an oval shaped selective right hand path with a circumference of 1298 meters and track width between 12 to 14 meters. The home straight is 225 meters long and extends uphill.

87. Mauritius Aquarium

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

If you want to spend your vacation by seeing unique places, then Mauritius is just right for you. This paradise island is home to some of the mind-blowing destinations that are going to leave you with your jaw dropped with amusement. Located in the heart of Pointe aux Piments towards the north-western part of the island, the Mauritius Aquarium is the apt way to discover nature at its best as it takes you on a journey among the marine species.

88. Trou d'Argent Beach

4.5 /5

625 kms
from city center
88 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

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

89. Grand Baie La Croisette

36 kms
from city center
89 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

If you are looking for a place that meets all your practical needs by fusing them with pleasure, a place where you can indulge yourself for your favourite workout, a place with a trendy coffee shop where you can gossip and relax and even enjoy a delicious lunch, plan a get together with your friends and watch the latest movie with them, a place to go for your grocery shopping while handling your bank transactions as well, Grand Baie La Croisette is just the one you’ve been dreaming of in Mauritius.

90. Bagatelle Mall

15 kms
from city center
90 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius, being a famous shopping destination, is home to some of the spectacular shopping malls. Leading the list of malls 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 as well. 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. The mall is owned and developed by Atterbury Property and ENL Property and managed by Enatt Property and Asset Management.

91. Island Wings

28 kms
from city center
91 out of 131
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.

92. Bain Boeuf Public Beach

41 kms
from city center
92 out of 131
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.

93. Ile Plate Beach

54 kms
from city center
93 out of 131
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.

94. Nature Trails Mauritius

24 kms
from city center
94 out of 131
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!

95. Dodo Divers

13 kms
from city center
95 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

The endless stretches of the vast turquoise blue ocean lingering on the white sandy beaches of the paradise island of Mauritius is a breathtaking view, or we may say, an entire experience in its own. It not just feasts your eyes with but also soothes your mind and soul as you comprehend the calmness it can bestow you with. Are you tempted to explore what's beneath the crystal-like layer of the ocean? Do you wish to find yourself amidst the vibrant aquatic life? Well, there is a way your wish can be fulfilled – Dodo Divers!

96. Surfing

616 kms
from city center
96 out of 131
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.

97. Dolphin and Whale Watching

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

There is a reason why the island of Mauritius is described as a travel lover’s paradise – starting from stellar beaches to underground waterfalls to age-old colonial-era monuments to crystal clear waters for as far as you can see, Mauritius is no less than a tropical haven. An island brimming with scenic beauty, Mauritius has everything you could need to make your trip to the island a memorable one.

98. Alexandra Falls Viewpoint

15,009 kms
from city center
98 out of 131
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.

99. Notre Dame des Agnes

14,558 kms
from city center
99 out of 131
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. The skyline of this small town is glorified with the tower of the church which was originally constructed in 1849 when the Christian missionaries came to the island for the first time. However, the church has been renovated several times over the years.

100. Maheswarnath Mandir - Temple de Triolet

30 kms
from city center
100 out of 131
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.

101. Pieter Both Mountain

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

Mauritius is a hikers’ paradise - dense tropical forests, cascading waterfalls and enormous mountain ranges, all of this add a thrilling, adventurous touch to your laidback holiday. Beaches and lagoons are excellent, but if you do not indulge yourself with the breathtaking trekking experience; your trip to Mauritius is going to be incomplete. Talking about mountain ranges, let us get you familiarised with the second highest mountain in the island – Pieter Both. With a height of 820 meters, it falls behind than the highest point of Mauritius – the Black River Peak that is 828 meters tall.

102. World of Seashells

11 kms
from city center
102 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

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.

103. Galerie du Moulin Casse

9,561 kms
from city center
103 out of 131
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!

104. Robert Edward Hart Museum

16 kms
from city center
104 out of 131
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.

105. Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple

5,854 kms
from city center
105 out of 131
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. With a massive influx of Indians following the abolition of slavery in Mauritius, Indian tradition and culture have become deeply ingrained in the lifestyle of the island, and this is evident in the numerous temples that can be seen scattered throughout the country. One of the most visited temples on the western side of the island is the Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple in Grand Baie.

106. Mauritius Glass Gallery

14 kms
from city center
106 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

If you have a preconceived notion about Mauritius being only the land of beaches and resorts, the number of spectacular places to visit this paradise island has to offer to you will undoubtedly leave you flabbergasted. Joining the long list of unique tourist attractions in the island is the Mauritius Glass Gallery.

107. Matthew Flinders Monument

9,441 kms
from city center
107 out of 131
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.

108. Saint Gabriel Church

618 kms
from city center
108 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

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.

109. Poste Lafayette Beach

31 kms
from city center
109 out of 131
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.

110. Sagar Shiv Mandir

30 kms
from city center
110 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Being a dominant Hindu country, Mauritius is home to many temples spread out in every nook and corner of the island. Sagar Shiv Mandir sits on a small islet close to the mainland, 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.

111. Monument to Dutch Landing

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

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.

112. Tour to Ile aux Chats and Hermitage Island

33 kms
from city center
112 out of 131
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.

113. Bras d'Eau National Park

30 kms
from city center
113 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

A trip to Mauritius is all about unwinding, surrounded by breathtaking views of nature, found in its purest form. Take a moment to close your eyes and think about the smell, sights, and sounds that you come across when you are out in the open, in Mother Nature's lap. Perhaps you see a small stream passing through rich, dense trees or the smell of blossoms nearby a forest trail. Maybe you feel the fresh breeze nearby a waterfall and a rare sight of a deer drinking water from a stream. Words like tranquillity, peace, and calm can readily be associated when you think about nature. While this feeling might be challenging to find in the modern life, where cities have engulfed nature and concrete has taken over, such is not the case in Mauritius.

114. St Louis Cathedral

622 kms
from city center
114 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Mauritius - the paradise Island of Africa has always been a popular beach destination among those who are looking to spend some time unwinding in luxurious hotels with a breathtaking view of Indian Ocean and swimming in turquoise blue water. Most travellers prefer lying on the tropical beaches, under the bright summer sun. However, by not going out to explore the cities, they miss out on knowing what gem of a country Mauritius is, not only because of its lagoons but also because of its spectacular architectural beauties and vibrant culture.

115. Bras d'Eau Public Beach

30 kms
from city center
115 out of 131
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!

116. Sophie Nature Walk

18,456 kms
from city center
116 out of 131
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.

117. Lavilleon Natural Forest

22 kms
from city center
117 out of 131
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.

118. Domaine Des 7 Vallee

9,345 kms
from city center
118 out of 131
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.

119. Ronaq-Ul-Islam Sunnee Mosque

31 kms
from city center
119 out of 131
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. It was not until the 19th century when the French Government agreed to allot some land to the Muslim people at Plaine Verte near Port Louis that allowed them to practice their religion openly. Today, 17.3% of the Mauritian population practice Islam, and approximately 95% of them are Sunni Muslims. Among the number of mosques spread out across the island, the Ronaq-Ul-Islam Sunnee Mosque is worth mentioning.

120. Ile du Phare

9,404 kms
from city center
120 out of 131
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.

121. Carnegie Library

15,436 kms
from city center
121 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

Wouldn’t it be just beautiful if you could take an educational detour amidst your sunbathing and swimming schedule, somewhere far away from the beaches and ocean? Well, good for you as Mauritius takes care of that as well. If you happen to find yourself in Curepipe, don't forget to visit the Carnegie Library located right in the centre of the town. You can find it inside a stone building with a distinctive neoclassical porch.

122. International Slave Route Monument

3 kms
from city center
122 out of 131
places to visit in Mauritius

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.

123. Vitamin Sea Ltd

20 kms
from city center
123 out of 131
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.

124. Mon Vert Natural Walk

3 kms
from city center
124 out of 131
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.

125. Institut Cardinal Jean Margeot

9,627 kms
from city center
125 out of 131
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 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.

126. Statue of Paul and Virginie

13 kms
from city center
126 out of 131
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.

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