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.

Where is Mauritius. Mauritius Map

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.

Map of Mauritius Island

Map of Mauritius

Where are the best beaches?

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

Some popular and hideaway places!

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 Bassin – South

Grand Baie – North

Pamplemouses garden– North


Black River gorges ( nice road trip from Grand Bassin to Le Morne, going through black river gorges, chamarel, 7 coloured earth)

Visit Mahebourg (village in the south east)

Blue Bay marine park – South East

Notre Dame Auxiliatrice at Cap Malheureux

Kovil Montagne

Aapravasi Ghat – In Port Louis


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!

Best Activities to do in Mauritius 

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:


  1. Dolphin cruise/Swim
  2. Whale watching – Sperm whales cruise along the west coast all year round but come closer to the reefs in winter time (June – August) In August to November you can witness the migration of my favorite animals, the humpback whales.
  3. 7 Cascades hikes
  4. Catamaran cruises  –Best one is to ilot Gabriel then you have ile aux cerfs or ile aux benitiers.
  5. le Morne mountain climbing – That view at the top is your reward.
  6. Diving – Do you have a licence, if not, you will have to do an initiation.
  7. Canyoning – For the thrill seekers and nature lovers.
  8. Zipline – Few places you can do zipline, this will depend on your day and transport. I would recommend Domaine de l’etoile because of the huge park in a valley surrounded by mountains and the cool parcours.
  9. Sea plane tours at Le Morne or at Grand Gaube. *You can also be picked up anywhere at your hotel.
  10. Helicopter tours – Few options on tours and time available. Most popular is the “underwater waterfall” at Le Morne or the 1hr tour which covers the whole island and goes to the northen islands.
  11. Skydive – Because you want some adrenaline and want to see Mauritius from up there.


Some notes for your planning :

  • If you have a week in Mauritius, I would recommend you to pick one or two of the top 5.
  • Dolphin cruise/swim is very early in the morning  6am to 9am( because the dolphins leave for the open water after 10am) , so you can squeeze a trip to the south if you have a car or go to Casela. All dolphins cruise departs from the West coast, either Flic en flac, La Preneuse beach or Black River Jetty.
  • Catamaran cruise is a full day activity with food and drinks provided. You cant swim with dolpshins when you go on a catamaran. It is too hard to maneuver around them
  • Le Morne hike is also an early morning activity, finishing around 11am.

Important info about Mauritius 

  • Visa: Most countries are not required (90day holiday stay) Other purpose of visit please visit here
  • Currency: Mauritian Rupee (MUR) [ US$1 – Rp35]
  • Capital: Port-Louis
  • Language : English (official) French , Kreole
  • Time Zone : MUT (UTC+4)
  • Driving rules: Left side
  • International licence: You can drive on a valid licence from your country of origin
  • Calling Code: 230
  • Police emergency: 000

When is the best time to come 

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