Discover Mauritius

Find all the posts about the things to do on Mauritius: outdoor activities, things to do with your children, a museum day or a trip to the market! I give you honest reviews of places we have been – you have it all here.

Tips and Guides to Mauritius
Things to do in Mauritius with kids
Cultural Visits and Museums in Mauritius
Markets and other discoveries around Mauritius
Beaches in Mauritius

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Tips and guides to Mauritius

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12 March is Independence Day in Mauritius! This year, 2018, the Island celebrated its 50th anniversary as well as it’s 26th year of being a Republic. Read all about our beautiful island!

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Sitting area in the Air Mauritius Business Class lounge at Plaisance Airport in Mauritius

The National Airline for Mauritius, is Air Mauritius (fancy!) – here is all you need to know about their Business Class Lounge in Plaisance (aka Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport).

Where: Mauritius Airport – Tags: Tips and Guides

 

Berguitta became a cyclone this morning a 0530UTC -

All informations about Cyclones in Mauritius: whether you are looking for information on the warning system or where to find the most accurate and latest updates, this post is what you need!

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bus stop in Mauritius - public transportation in Mauritius
Do you need information about getting around in Mauritius: Should you want to take the bus or wondering how taxis work on the island you have it all here.

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Things to do in Mauritius with kids and other outdoor activities
Aquarium in Mauritius, Pointe au Piment

A review of the Mauritius Aquarium. If you plan going, have a read – just so you know what to expect at this little attraction in Pointe aux Piments.

Where: North Coast

 

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Discover La Vanille N
ature Park, or Crocodile park – we spend half a day here and the kiddos had so much fun. A must do with children when you visit Mauritius! Learn all about the activities and how to plan your day.

Where: South Coast – Tags: Outdoor Activity

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Domaine de l’Etoile – a private estate open for discoveries and fun! Located on the eastern coast of the island, this nature reserve is full of activities for small children and big ones as well! Quad and buggies, trails, pony rides and zip-lines. A great place for the whole family or just for adults.

Where: East Coast – Tags: Outdoor activity

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One of the best family hikes of the island. Discover amazing views of the island at the top of Le Pouce mountain, called so because it’s cute thumb like shape. An interesting and diverse hike, fit for all.

Where: Central Mauritius – Tags: Outdoor Activity, Hiking in Mauritius

 

CIEL Ferney Trail - 4km kids race

Ferney Trail – Mauritius has lots of trails organised during the year. Read this post to check how they are organised and what a fun day out it is! The kids did the 4km fun race and had such an awesome time.

Where: East Coast – Tags: Outdoor Activity

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Cultural visits and Museums in Mauritius

View from Cafe at the Tea Plantations of Bois Cheri in Mauritius - Things to in Mauritius - Visits in Mauritius - Enjoy tea tasting in Mauritius

Visit, tasting and lunch at the Bois Cheri tea plantation. The plantations are the second stop on the tea route in Mauritius and well worth a stop if you are discovering the southern part of the island.

Where: The south – Tags: Cultural Visits

 

Statues in front of Main temple at Ganga Talao in #mauritiusGanga Talao – The largest Hindu Pilgrimage site in Mauritius. History, religion and culture all in one place. Grand Bassin is located in the southern part of Mauritius and one of these stops you have to make!

Where: The south – Tags: Cultural Visits, Hindu temple

 

Chateau de Labourdonnais seen from the alley - Cultural visits in Mauritius, Things to do in Mauritius - #mauritius #visit #travel
The Château de Labourdonnais is a beautiful estate located in the North of the Island and the visit is well worth it to discover the colonial past of Mauritius, beautiful gardens and tasty rum.

Where: North Coast

 

 

 

Entrance of Rum distillery of Chamarel - Locaed in the Southern part of Mauritius. Things to do in Mauritius
The Rhumerie de Chamarel is a beautiful place to discover the way agricultural rum is made in Mauritius. Read more about the tour, the tasting and also their restaurant.

Where: South Coast

 

Blue Penny Museum in Port Louis
Visit The Blue Penny Museum
in Port Louis! Learn all about our famous stamp, Paul et Viriginie and discover a great exposition about maps. They also do temporary expositions. Located in Le Caudan Waterfront.

Where: Port Louis – Tags: Le Caudan

 

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Discover the beautiful red roofed church, Notre Dame l’Auxiliatrice. Located in the small fishermen village Cap Malheureux – you will see the most enchanting chapel and some of the best views from the North of the island.

Where: North Coast – Tags: Grand Baie

 

Hindu Temple in Mauritius. Sagar Shiv Mandir in Poste de Flacq
Visit a Hindu temple! Sagar Shiv Mandir in Poste de Flacq, for example. A very special place, this temple located ‘in the water’. A small but lovely stop to see something else in Mauritius.

Where: East Coast – Tags: Hindu temple

 

 

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The Story of Paul et Virginie, the two young Mauritian lovers, is worldwide known. It is a beautiful story and here I take you back in time. You get Mauritian history through a romance: you will learn all about the fate of the St Géran and the 2 lovers.

Where: North Coast

 

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The Gardens of the State House of Mauritius are open rarely to visitors, but it is such a lovely place. Clean and well maintained gardens, you even get a peak in the actual house of the President of Republic of Mauritius.

Where: Central Mauritius

 

Chinese pagoda in Port Louis, Mauritius - Chinese Heritage
Visit the Chinese pagodas and learn about the Chinese Heritage in Port Louis. Something a bit different and that you might not expect to see in Mauritius.

Where: Port Louis

 

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An intriguing story about The Slave Door – it will take you back to times when slavery was abolished in Mauritius, but you’ll notice that not everything changed overnight.

Where: Port Louis

 

Plan your visit at the Lighthouse in Albion, Mauritius - Plannifier une visite of share d'Albion, Maurice

A lovely little stop on the way up or down the west coast. A visit to the Lighthouse in Albion. Walks and beautiful views of the ocean.

Where: West Coast – Tags: Outdoor activity

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Markets and other discoveries around Mauritius

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There are many walks to be done here and there in Mauritius. This time I take you through my old neighbourhood in Grand Baie. Check out the beach, a small temple and get a sense of what Mauritius really looks like! No filters needed.

Where: North Coast – Tags: Grand Baie

 

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The small fish market in Grand Baie is worth a stop if just for the atmosphere. Located on the beach, you see the fishermen come in. A very ‘local’ experience – boats usually come in a little after 3pm.

Where: North Coast – Tags: Grand Baie

 

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The oldest market on the island: take to Port Louis and discover Mauritius daily life at the central market! All your sense will be hit at the bazar – food, Chinese medicine or Hindi stalls: there is so much to discover.

Where: Port Louis – Tags: Market

 

View of a Hindu temple on Ganga Talao, in Grand Bassin, Mauritius. One of the most revered Hindu places in Mauritius

We have many religious festivals on the island! Read about Maha Shivaratri – how Hindu devotees walk through the island and bring back holy water in offerings to Shiva!

Where: all over the island – Tags: Festival

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Beaches in Mauritius

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One of our favourite hang out spots: l’Ile aux cerfs – a small island just off the east coast – grab a small boat over from Pointe Maurice and enjoy a beautiful day (with or without the crowd!)

Where: East Coast

 

Mont Choisy Beach: Top 10 beaches in Mauritius. One of the best public beach on Mauritius.
One of the top 3 public beaches in the North of Mauritius – Mont Choisy beach is a beautiful quiet and long beach. Ideal for lazying in the sun and kids playing in the water!

Where: North Coast – Tags: Grand Baie

 

Beautiful Beach in Trou aux Biches in Mauritius. Family beach with lots of fun activities
Another local favourite and very busy – the small but so beautiful beach in Trou-aux-Biches! Fine sand, check! Turquoise and clear waters, check! Great restaurants not far, check! A fabulous family beach – liked by locals and tourists alike.

Where: North Coast – Tags: Trou-aux-Biches

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  1. Lovely Beaches

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