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Covering an area of 2000 square kilometres, Mauritius is absolutely bursting with beautiful places!

How to choose between all these destinations, just waiting to be discovered? Here is a list of towns and villages not to be missed during your stay in Mauritius. 

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The North

This part of the island more than holds its own compared to other parts of the island in terms of beauty. It is home to Grand Baie and the distinctive village of Cap Malheureux with its magnificent Cuvette beach and its distinctive three-roofed church. Grand Baie is full of exquisite restaurants and bars and offers its visitors a variety of activities, such as boat trips, water sports and a visit to the Tamil Surya Oudaya Sangam temple. And most importantly, it is perfect for a little shopping on Sunset Boulevard..,

Take advantage of the water sports opportunities in this part of the island, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing and scuba diving. In Trou aux Biches, the watery depths conceal wrecks in the Coral Garden and Stella Reef, both of which can be explored on a day-long boat safari. Other unmissable activities include a visit to the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, where giant water lilies, lotus flowers and a stunning collection of plants and spices can be admired. Other highlights include a visit to the 100% local market in Goodlands, the authentic, picturesque village of Pereybère, the Bay of Tombs, Pointe aux Canonniers and Mont Choisy with its virtually deserted beach and International Kreol Festival.

The North also boasts an impressive history and culture, which can be explored within its beautiful estates. The 150-year-old Château de Labourdonnais transports you to a sugar estate. Let yourself be captivated by the castle's history and relax in the surrounding orchards. And you can't travel north without visiting the Sugar Adventure in the heart of the Beau Plan estate. This former sugar factory has been transformed into a modern museum, where you can enjoy tastings and learn about the history of the farm and the island. 

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The Centre

In the centre of the island you will find four towns called Quatre Bornes, Moka, Rose Hill and Vacoas, each of which promises an unforgettable visit. Notable sites include Trou aux Cerfs - the islands of the dormant volcano - Grand Bassin, Eureka House, the seven waterfalls and the famous Tea Route.

Moka is renowned for being the home of the Mauritian president. The geography of the city is breathtaking, with its valleys, waterfalls and especially Le Pouce, an iconic mountain range. For the detective in you, take part in an Escape game and join the famous Dodo quest! For a trip back in time to see a typical Creole house, you can finish with a visit to the magnificent colonial house: Maison Eureka. As one of the largest colonial houses, it is a real relic of the past from the time of the East India Company.  

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Don't forget your umbrellas when visiting Mauritius' second largest city: Curepipe - famous for its wet weather and volcanic crater. With a sturdy pair of shoes, you can visit the Tamarin Falls and its breathtaking views or take a walk in the Domaine des Aubineaux, the first stop on the Tea Route. Nearby, Ganga Talao Lake is a sacred hideaway nestled among mountain ranges, with temples depicting Hindu gods and goddesses as well as the great statue of Lord Shiva. A genuine religious haven of peace and serenity. 

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The East Coast

The most beautiful island in Mauritius is located on the east coast: Ile aux Cerfs is a place that is well worth a visit if you are in the area. On this little paradise for water sports, you can enjoy a game of golf on the famous 18-hole golf course, or take a walk around the island to admire the beauty of the palm trees that line the coast, as well as the wonderful coves and beaches. And, in this lagoon of Trou d'Eau Douce, it is possible to visit the caves of Roches Noires or, for the more adventurous, go kayaking around the island of Ambre.

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In the heart of Flacq, you might want to try parasailing on the turquoise lagoon near Belle mare, with its impressive coral reef, unspoilt surroundings and the majestic Montagne du Lion to admire from the air.

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The South

In this part of the island, you will have the opportunity to visit the small town of Mahébourg, where you can wander freely through the famous marketplace. The town is named after the French governor Mahé de Labourdonnais and is home to a small group of local fishermen. It also possesses some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Don't hesitate to visit the National History Museum and the Ile aux Aigrettes nature reserve. And, a little further north, you can take a 4x4 and discover the Ferney Valley, a magnificent sanctuary for indigenous species.

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Then there's Blue Bay, the marine wonder of the south. This marine park is home to parrot fish, Moorish idols, damselfish and much more. This spot is ideal for diving or snorkelling trips to explore the colours and dazzling aquatic fauna and flora.

The South also features Souillac, where the rock groans as the waves break against the cliffs of Gris-Gris, and where the most daring and adventurous dive from the Rochester Falls into the Savanne River. The nearby La Vanille Nature Park is full of banana trees, bamboo and palm trees. This small forest with its tropical setting is home to crocodiles, geckos and giant tortoises.

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Among the exceptional beaches of the south, Bel Ombre is an ideal place for tourists, offering them a greatly valued luxury. Enjoy a round of golf at the Heritage Golf Club, swim with dolphins or relax and rejuvenate at one of the excellent spas in the area.

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The West Coast

From go-kart racing in Cascavelle, diving from the high cliffs of Zako, surfing in Le Morne, visiting Casela World of Adventures to relaxing and discovering the culinary delights of Flic en Flac, you will find plenty to see and do here. Notably, in the midst of turquoise lagoons, the Morne Brabant, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands as an international symbol of the struggle for freedom from slavery. Indeed, this testament to the past takes you to the top of a giant hill which dominates the surrounding area while at its foot lies a beautiful beach, ideal for relaxing on or for enjoying the delights of its tranquil waters. It is a favourite spot among surfers with the famous "One Eye" spot, which owes its success to its left-hand pipe that takes the shape of an eye before crashing into the reef.

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Among the main tourist attractions, the lush Black River Gorges are a haven of indigenous and endemic plants and flowers. With over 6,000 hectares of land to explore, it will delight hikers and nature lovers with its magnificent panoramic views of the horizon. In between these two must-see places lies the improbable Land of 7 Colours - a spectacle of breathtaking beauty. In the morning, come and admire the gleaming sunhine reflected on the bright colours of this geological wonder and, in the distance, the picturesque waterfalls emerging from the luxuriant vegetation.

With another popular spot known as the "Dalle", Tamarin Bay is also an unmissable destination during your stay on the West Coast. It is also famous for its unique salt marsh surroundings. Indeed, it is the ideal place for salt making due to the area' s characteristic dry conditions.


Rodrigues Island is located in the middle of the Indian Ocean and is only 18 km long. Surrounded by colourful coral reefs, it offers some incredible underwater scenery at only 2 hours from Mauritius. For the adventurous and thrill seeking among you, this is a place not to be missed. Here you can enjoy fishing, surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing in the island's fabulous waters. Don't hesitate to strap on a pair of flippers and go in search of the inhabitants of the coral reefs! Anse Ali, Saint-François and Anse Bouteille provide a wonderful playground for divers, with excellent snorkelling spots. But Cotton Bay, known as the "Aquarium" remains the most famous of them all.

The "Cinderella of the Mascarene Islands" also becomes a hive of activity in Port Mathurin, the only port on the island, and offers an interesting contrast with the surrounding natural environment. In particular, in the desert area of Plaine Corail, the François Leguat Reserve showcases incredible native species and gorges. It is also possible to visit the Grande Caverne cave and the museum which traces the history of Rodrigues.

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Port Louis

Founded in 1735 by the French governor Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, Port Louis, the Mauritian capital, is the busiest port in the Indian Ocean.

Located in the northwest of the island, it offers a plethora of things to see and do, such as the central market of Aapravasi Ghat. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a tribute to the workers who arrived in India after the abolition of slavery. At the time, it was a landing spot, but today it is an exhibition to discover the history of the workers. On a hill overlooking the city, Fort Adelaide is also a monument to immigration and the end of slavery. Today it is the venue for concerts and performances by local and international artists.

A few steps away, you can find the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere. In the heart of the Champ de Mars, you can watch a horse race and mingle with the locals. Decorated in a classic London style, the Port-Louis theatre, the oldest in the Indian Ocean, is a great place to discover. And, as you pass through Place d'Armes, which links the waterfront to Government House, check out the Blue Penny Museum, a tribute to Mauritian heritage. Here you can learn all about the art and history of the island. The Caudan Waterfront is also home to a range of designer shops and restaurants.

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