We like to call Curepipe the little “Alaska” of Mauritius. Although still maintaining a tropical weather, Curepipe is relatively cooler that other regions of the island. The region also attracts frequent rainfall. With a good amount of downpour, Curepipe is surrounded by lush greenery that you might find here and there, especially at its botanical garden.
Fact being said, it homes the second largest botanical garden of Mauritius that dates back to 1870. In fact, there is not much to do at the botanical garden (unless you are looking for a place to let your kids run freely). The whole point of visiting it is to see more of just Mauritius beaches. Taking a stroll around the garden, you might want to renounce on your daily stress and relish upon its beauty that is intensified by a river, a lake and several plants that grow around cool temperatures.
The garden is frequently visited by the neighborhood for the purpose of a jog or a Sunday evening out with the kids; you know just to get them all tired before a fresh school week! Who knows, you might even come across a local and get to know more about the garden and the region of Curepipe. Indeed, nothing compares to Mauritius and its people!
A few tips by Mauritius Explored:
While in Curepipe, do not miss to stop by the Marimootoo Patisserie for some sweet delicacies, they’re seriously the best!