Bonzour mo ban kamrade ! Tou korek? Welcome to 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. 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 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.
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:
Some less known beaches where you are guaranteed to see nobody but your shadow
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:
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.
Catamaran cruises ( best one is to ilot Gabriel) then you have (ile aux cerfs or ile aux benitiers)
le Morne mountain climbing – That view at the top is your reward
Diving ( do you have a licence, if not, you will have to do an initiation)
Canyoning – For the thrill seekers and nature lovers
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
Sea plane tours at Le Morne or Seaplane tours at Grand Gaube – You can also be picked up anywhere at your hotel
Helicopter tours – Few options on tours and time available. Most popular is the “underwater waterfall” at Le Morne or the 1hr tour which goes to the northen islands
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. Le Morne is also an early morning activity, finishing around 11am.