Best Things To Do In Mauritius

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Sprinkled with splendid coral reefs and pristine white sands delicately kissed by the timeless blue ocean, Mauritius can be rightly called as "Heaven on Earth" and is a preferred choice for many tourists. The number of romantic hot spots to see in Mauritius is compelling enough reason for many honeymoon travelers to visit this island.

Needless to say, it is one of the most happening tourist spots on earth for newlyweds looking for a cracking honeymoon trip. Mauritius, a fascinating combination of tastes, colors, and tradition make it a charming tourist destination. We have listed some of the top tourist destinations in Mauritius, and it offers a lot more than the powdery sandy beaches. Complete Tourist Guide for Visiting & Things to do in Mauritius!

Best Places to Visit in Mauritius


Port Louis

This happening capital city was founded by Bertrand-Francois Mahe’ de La Bourdonnais in 1735, the French governor of Mauritius. It is the commercial and administrative capital of this island nation.

How to Reach:

  • Plane- The nearest airport is Ramgoolam International Airport and Port Louis is almost 50 km from here or catch a local flight from Rodrigues Island.
  • Bus- Line 198.

Best Time to Visit:

Fort Adelaide

 Timing- Mon to Fri-9 AMto 3 AM; closed on Sat and Sun.

Marie Reine de la Paix

Church  timings vary as per schedule.


Timing- Mon to Fri-09.00 AM to 4.00 PM

Sat-09.00am to 12.00hrs (National holidays and Sundays closed )

Go to: Apravasighat 

Bagatelle Mall

Timing- Mon to Thurs- 9.30 AM to 8.30 PM

Fri and Sat-9.30 AM to 10.00 PM

Sun-9.30 AM to 3.00 PM

Go to:Bagatelle Mall

Blue Penny Museum

Timing- Mon to Sat- 10.00 AM to 4.30 PM; Sunday holiday

Go to: Blue Penny Museum

Postal Museum

Timing- Mon to Fri- 09.30 AM to 4.30 PM

Sat-09.30 AM to 3.30 PM ; Sunday holiday

Go to: Postal Museum

Tristan Breville Museum

Timing- Monday to Friday- 9.00 AM – 1500 PM

Windmill Museum

Timing- Mon to Fr-10 AM to 12 PM and from 1 PM to 3 PM ,closed on Sat and Sun.

To know the best time to visit, contact the local tour operator. Our suggestion-May to November.

Things to do/see:

Champ de Mars

There are many historical places to visit in Port Louis and Champ de Mars – home to one of the oldest race course in this part of the world. Best time to visit is from December -March

Fort Adelaide

It was constructed in the 1830’s by William IV. “La Citadelle”, this fort of historic importance was named after Queen Adelaide. Standing tall at 240ft, climb the hill to reach the fort to catch some spectacular view of the city.

Marie Reine de la Paix

It is one of the oldest Catholic Church in Port Louis. The church is quietly tucked away from the hustle-bustle of city life and be prepared to climb the 80 odd steps to reach the side of Signal Mountain.


Located in the Wharf Street; houses documents of laborers who arrived on this island hundreds of years ago.

Shopping Malls:

The Caudan Waterfront- A busy district for shopaholics, the best place to buy designer brands at a cheap price.

Bagatelle Mall- Hosts a large variety of lifestyle shopping stores, a food court for the famished.

Blue Penny Museum

This museum is home to two of the rarest things in Mauritius. One is the Blue Penny Stamp and the other, the dodo.

Postal Museum

This museum was established to celebrate the rich postal history of Mauritius and there are collections of stamps, key rings and covers for sale as souvenirs.

Attractions Near by:

Camp des Chinois – The famous China Town is known for its delicate Chinese food and artifacts.

Tristan Breville Museum-  In this museum, you will find rich photographs collected by Breville and it is a good place to cherish feelings of nostalgia.

Plaine Verte- It is Mauritius’s time square minus the large crowds.

WindMill museum- This is located near the Caudan Waterfront.

Best Restaurants:

Grand Ocean City @ L’Observatoire, Le Caudon Waterfront


EightyEight Chinese restaurantBagatelle Mall

Fishaways sea food restaurantBagatelle Mall

Istanbul –Turkish delicacyBagatelle Mall


Northern Mauritius

The North Island, for exhilarating tour experience and tons of memories, a must visit destination.

How to Reach:

Plane/Bus/Taxi- The nearest airport is Ramgoolam International Airport and take line 198 or line 215 bus service or hire a taxi.

Best Time to Visit:

Cap Malheureux Chapel

Timing- Daily-9.30 AM to 7.00 PM

Go to: Diocese Port Louis

Ramgoolam Botanical Garden

Timing- 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM on all days.

Van Ann Chocolate factory

Timing- Daily 08.00 AM to 6.00 PM except Sunday

Go to: Van Ann

Pointe aux Biches Aquarium

Timing-  Daily- Mon to Sun -9.00 AM to 4.00 PM

Go to: Mauritius Aquarium

Favorable Months- From April to June; September to December

A day or two must be sufficient to visit these places.

Things to do/see:

Grand Bay

The premier destination and a top priority in the list of every visitor. Now called as “Le Trop” for its extensive entertainment and shopping, this once upon a time fishing village is a must visit. Famous for “La Cuvette”, a hidden beach.

Les Vergers(Mapou)

A green tourist spot; catch a glimpse of large trees and flowers including bougainvillea.

Cap Malheureux Chapel

This is a small chapel known for its red color roof and exquisite carpentry work.

Ramgoolam Botanical Garden:

The Pamplemousses garden is famous for the giant Victoria Amazonica.

Coryphe Parasol -A rare species to look out for if you are lucky.

Triolet Temple-Home to the biggest Shiva temple.

Beaches– Visit Pereybere, Trou aux Biches, Bain BoeuMont Choisy, and the Casita for a splendid outing; A perfect romantic spot for the newlyweds.

Attractions Near by:

Take a tour of Van Ann Chocolate Company.

Visit Poudre D’or  monument.

At the Grand Bay; Sunset Boulevard, Super U and La Croisette for shopping attractions.

Anse la Raye and Cap Malheureux for adrenaline pumping kite surfing.

Diving options- Gunner’s Coin, Holt’s Rocks and Pointe aux Piments and also Blue-Safari submarine for those not interested in diving.

Excursions to the Round, Gabriel and Flat Islands for snorkeling and picnics.

Pointe aux Biches Aquarium- A collection of more than 200 varieties of sea creatures including sharks.

Goodlands Market place for food and fashion.

Economic Restaurants:

Chez Tante Athalie
Pamplemousses, North Mauritius

Best Restaurants:

Le Fangourin
Botanical Gardens, North Mauritius

Le Table de Chateau
Mapou, North Mauritius

Le Maison d’ Ėté
Poste Lafayette, North Mauritius


South and East Coast

Some of the most beautiful and wildest beaches offering spectacular views with its eye catching landscape, the South island is the next hot spot.

How to Reach:

  • Plane/Bus/Taxi- The nearest airport is Ramgoolam International Airport and take line 198 bus service or hire a taxi. You can either take the bus- via Nouvelle France(Bus 9). It is best to hire a taxi or cab to travel in this part of Mauritius.

Best Time to Visit:

La Vanille Crocodile Park

Timings – Mon to Sun-08.30 AM to 5.00 PM

Go to: La Vanille Crocodile Park

Frederica Nature Reserve

Timings – Mon to Sun- 08.00 AM to 8.00 PM

Go to: Frederica Nature Reserve 

Domaine de L’Étoile

Timings – Mon to Sat- 09.00 AM to 7.00 PM,Sunday holiday.

Go to: Domaine de L’Étoile

Floreal Square

Timings – Mon to Sat- 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, Sunday holiday.

Best time to visit is October to December; contact local tour operators for exact schedule.

Things to do/see:

Black River Gorges National Park-Feel free to walk up the trail to reach the highest point in the peak for best views of the island. 6754 hectares of thick forest;300 species of plant to look out for.

Grand Bassin- Visit the Shiva temple.

Trou Aufs Cerx- A volcanic crater formed millions of years ago and nice green lush area.

La Vallee des Couleurs Nature Park- Fern Garden and the four waterfalls namely Cascade Vacoas, Cascade Cheveux D’Angelo, Cascade Bois de Natte and Cascade Chamouzé.

La Vanille Crocodile Park- A lot of animals including crocodiles, bats, monkeys, and insects.

Seven Colours of Chamarel– multi-coloured dunes.

Chamarel Waterfall– 100 mts waterfall; reach the top to view the falls.

Attractions Near by:

Frederica Nature Reserve- waterfall hike.

Ile aux Cerfs-considered as the water- sports heaven; beaches like Bras dau, Belle Mare, Poste Lafayette and Roches Noires are newlyweds iconic spots.

Domaine de L’Étoile – An eco-park; known for its horse rides, Segway trips, and bamboo growth.

Floreal Square- Shopping complex and textile museum; best place to buy top brands.

Best Restaurants:

Le Case du Pecheur
Vieux Grand Port,

Palais de Barbizon
Chamarel village

Chez Tino’s
Trou d’Eau Douce

Places you Cannot Miss

Ile Aux Cerfs – White sandy beach with palm trees and shades of blue

La Roche Qui Pleure /Le Souffleur – Here you can see waves along volcanic cliffs

Grand Bassin – It’s an extinct volcano mountain about 1800 feet from sea level

Champ de Mars in Port Louis – This race course is the second oldest in the world

Trou Aux Biches – This is for those who love swimming and snorkeling

Belle Mare Plage – It is a lovely beach where you can enjoy the sunrise

Best Time to visit Mauritius

Weather in Mauritius

The hottest month is January in Mauritius with an average temperature of 26°C (79°F) and the coldest is July at21°C (70°F). Best time is May to December. At this time weather will be cool, dry and sunny. From May to October temperature drops in winter. November to April is summer where it will be hot and humid. You must not visit during January to March and July and August.

Best Months to Visit Mauritius

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Best Hotels in Mauritius

Depending on the season, deals may vary and the hotels in Mauritius are well known for their service and hospitality.

Flight Info for Mauritius

A lot of Airlines offer a good range of discounts including Hotel stay for flights from Asia into Mauritius and Reunion Island. For rest, check, with your local tour operator.

Tours in Mauritius

Helicopter Tours are offered with sightseeing and lunch depending on the budget.

Car Rentals in Mauritius

Ola and Avis are well known for their professionalism and delivery. A combo service with ferry would be a better choice.

Travel Insurances when visting Mauritius

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