WELCOME TO MAURITIUS ISLAND
Bonzour mo ban kamrade ! Tou korek? Welcome on the island of the dodo bird, Mauritius or Ile Maurice in French, Indian Ocean sunniest destination and an unspoilt, beach lover’s paradise that combines excellent urban experiences and natural activity options. Many times, we got ask the question – Are Mauritius African? – Are Mauritius Indian? – Are Mauritius black? Well the answer is Mauritius is a unique multicultural country, a cultural pot of African, Indian, European. Where is Mauritius? The island is located in the Indian Ocean, south of the Equator, east of Madagascar, between longitudes 57 16′ and 57 49′ east, and latitudes 19 58′ and 20 34′ south.
Whether you just landed from a straight flight with Air Mauritius or through Emirates or Singapore Airlines, every visitor is left speechless by the sapphire blue ocean, porcelain white sand beaches, and one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world and shopping in Port-Louis, capital of Mauritius. And all this is just waiting to be explored. Visit Indian Ocean Sunniest capital and experience more than just amazing sunsets over the ocean. Mauritius is a favourite destination among honeymooners. Swim in one of the 50 white sand beaches and relax in one of the world’s best hotels. There are a number of hotels, from top luxury hotels to family budget. If you’re into photography or just an Instagram we listed ” the most iconic Instagram places to visit.“
Mauritius have so much more to offer than Maldives or Seychelles. There are so many activities to do on the island, like hiking, zipline or mountain climbing. The most famous being Le Morne mountain. Check our top 10 activities btw ! Rent a car or travel by taxi, visit the island and don’t miss a spot. Check out the road trip along the south we wrote. We also listed everything to know in our blogs. So plan your holidays in Mauritius
Regularly ranked in the top 10 world best destination, Mauritius is where you can watch an ocean sunset and sunrise (from le Pouce mountain you can see both) and never get bored with it. There are direct flights from Australia and Europe and a few African cities and Singapore and money connecting flights from major cities around the world.
Most people want to see a Mauritius Map before coming. We made it easier by pointing out the best places to visit.
There are many beautiful beaches in Mauritius, and the best one for you will depend on your personal preferences. With Mauritius Explored APP, you can explore all the best beaches in Mauritius and find the beaches close to your hotels. Discover the most beautiful beaches and where to spend your honeymoon and find out why Mauritius is famous (outside the dodo & the underwater waterfall).
Explore from the North to the South, the famous beaches and the most beautiful of the islands. If the white sand of Belle Mare on the east is your favourite, why not explore hidden hideaways like Butte a l’herbe. If some prefer to bask on the beach of Mont Choisy, others like more the landscapes of Pointe aux Piments, with its small creeks studded with rocks along the coast, ideal for snorkeling, especially up to Balaclava . Trou aux Biches beach wins all the hearts with the coconut trees and the white sand beach. It is an excellent place to see sea turtles.
You can spend a month in Mauritius and only scratch the surface, but 1 week is still enough time to dive in the clear ocean, while exploring some of the exciting regions of this small island of the Indian Ocean or some of the overlooked attractions.
There are plentiful attractions in Mauritius and a lot of natural places are in the south. Grand Bassin is one of the most visited places and we encourage you to do a road trip from Grand Bassin to Chamarel or even from Le Morne to Mahebourg is ideal for visitors who don’t have time to go on tours or if you have rented a car.
Port-Louis the capital itself have a few places to visit and many places where to eat. For superb Chinese cuisine, go to China Town, and pick any small resto. Read more about Port-Louis here.
Mauritius has no shortage of places to visit. Here are our best places to visit during your visit.
if you want to enjoy the maximum of your trip, check our our itinerary explore trip here
This is the most common question and we will not go in details into all the beaches. You can find the complete list here, but we put a list of our top ten:
Le Morne – South West
Choisy – North West
Pereybere – North West
Trou aux Biches – North West
Flic en Flac – West
Blue Bay – South East
St Felix – South
Belle Mare – East
La Cuvette – North
Some less known beaches where you are guaranteed to see nobody but your shadow
Baie de Jackotet – South
Butte a l’herbe – East
Pointe d’Esny – East
Riambel – South
La Cambuse – South east
Albion – West
Places you would like to see, well I will list the most visited places and give you other places you might want to checkout.
Grand Baie – North
Pamplemouses garden– North
Visit Mahebourg (village in the south east)
A good way to discover the south is a road trip : Road trip along the south coast. Many more places you can visit are found here!
So you are now looking to visit Mauritius and would like to prepare your trip ! I got you covered. Below is a list of activities that might interest you or check our Top 10 Activities . I put them in order of awesomeness and must do. You can click on the links for more details:
Some notes for your planning :
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