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Top 10 things to do in Mauritius – Part One

by Travelbag on 11 December 2015, 09:12AM

If you’re planning on going on holiday to tropical Mauritius, then you’re in for a treat as it’s a wonderful place to spend a week or two. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world and you’re guaranteed sunshine whatever time of the year you decide to visit.

We’ve got some great suggestions of things you can do during your holiday, but if you’d rather lie back on a sun lounger and take things easy then we completely understand. Mauritius is the perfect place for a luxury holiday and you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing which hotel resort to stay in. 

You’ll definitely want to head to some of the island’s best beaches during your holiday but if you want to explore more of the island, take a look at our top 10 things to do in Mauritius list:

Port Louis

You should check out Port Louis one day. It’s the capital of Mauritius and has a wonderful market where you can pick up some lovely gifts for your friends and family back home. If you want to learn about the history of Mauritius and its people then the Blue Penny Museum is a must. You’ll love the life-like statue of a hero carrying his damsel in distress by the museum’s entrance. It was sculpted by Prosper d'Épinay in 1884 and it’ll take your breath away.


Champ de Mars Racecourse

If you visit on a Saturday or Sunday, between April and November, then you might be able to see a horse race at the Champ de Mars Racecourse. It’s the second oldest race course in the world and entry is free unless you want to go in the stands or private boxes. The biggest race of the year is the Maiden Cup which takes place in September.


Black River Gorges

If you want to admire the wonderful creatures and birds that live on the island, then head to the Black River Gorges National Park. It’s Mauritius’s biggest national park and is famous for its waterfalls, vistas and for being good for hiking.
You’ll definitely want to bring your camera with you so you can take photos of any Mauritian flying foxes, Mauritius kestrels, Mauritius parakeet or Mauritius cuckoo-shrikes you spot as you make your way through the indigenous forest with your guide. If you fancy going for a swim in a river during your hike, then make sure you take your swimsuit and a towel with you.


Trou aux Cerfs

One day, take a drive to Trou aux Cerfs in Curepipe. You can hike right up to the top of this dormant volcano and see the lake which fills the crater. The last eruption was over a hundred years ago so nature has taken over a bit but the views from the top make it well worth the climb. You can see for miles and miles!


La Vanille Reserve

If you’re visiting Mauritius with children, then the La Vanille Reserve is a must. This nature park has an insectarium that is home to 23,000 different types of insects and children in particular seem to love seeing the butterflies fly above their heads. There’s also two museums, an aquarium and a jungle themed playground.

The park is home to 2,000 crocodiles, 1000 tortoises as well as iguanas, bats and mongooses. There are so many animals, reptiles, fish and birds to see here that you’ll feel exhausted by the time you head back to your resort.


Need more help?

For more ideas of great places you can visit during your holiday to Mauritius, make sure you check out Part 2 of this blog.

Here at Travelbag, we offer package deals to suit all budgets, whether you’re looking for something 3 star, 4 star or 5 star. We even have some extra special resorts if you’re looking for world-class luxury.

If you would like to see our range of Mauritius package deals, please click here

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