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.
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
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
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!
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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