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Pamplemousses Garden

Pamplemousses Garden The gardens are known to naturalists throughout the world for their large collection of indigenous and exotic plants, including the giant Victoria Amazonica water lilies and many species of palm trees. The gardens are known to naturalists throughout the world for their large collection of indigenous and exotic plants. The 60-acre garden boasts 500 different species of plants, of which 80 are palms. Of particular interest are the giant water lilies, a spice garden and the Talipot Palms, said to flower every 60 years after which they die. The deers and tortoises are sure to delight the youngsters, whilst an old French mansion, Chteau Mon Plaisir, and an old sugar mill conjure up pictures of Mauritius rich histo...

Beaches of Mauritius

Beaches of Mauritius Lagoons of a typically tropical sweetness and endless white beaches : Mauritius is a real paradise for those who want to enjoy the sea or just to soak up the sun. Here is a list of the islands finest public beaches. Grand Bay: One of the best areas for sailing, windsurfing and water skiing. La Cuvette beach has been recently upgraded. Pereybere: This remarkable small cove half-way between Grand Bay and Cap Malheureux is one of the finest bathing spots on the island. Belle Mare: Miles and miles of white and spotless beaches from Belle Mare to Trou-dEau Douce. Blue Bay: Blue Bay beach is one of the most popular bathing spots in the South-East of the island. An ideal spot for windsurfing and sail...


Mahebourg Mahbourg is one of the main fishing centres. It lies in the bay of Grand Port and has a Naval Museum, housed in the French colonial mansion where in 1810 the English and French naval commanders, both wounded in battle, were brought to be given medical care. A handicraft village built in typical island architecture is found in the premises of the museum. It has the longest bridge on the island, spanning over La Chaux River. The place is under constant development and it is well reputed for the number of tourists' visits per year. Fishing is a common practise among the Mahebourgeois. Mahebourg is also reputed for its educational institutions, namely Emmanuel Anquetil State Secondary School and Loretto Convent, bo...

Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park From Plaine Champagne, the highest part of the central plateau of the island, there is a superb breathtaking view of the Black River Gorges and the sea lining the horizon. The Black River Gorges is a 6,574 hectare park proclaimed natural reserve in 1994. It protects much of the remaining indigenous forests of Mauritius and provides an excellent opportunity to visitors to enjoy a wonderful hiking with a spectacular scenery and also an occasion to appreciate some of the unique endemic plants and bird life of Mauritius. The gorges have immensely contributed to the regeneration of some endangered endemic bird species like the Mauritian Kestrel and the Pink Pigeon. The National Park is easily accessible from Vacoas or ...

Grand Baie

Grand Baie Grand Baie is one of the most popular resorts on Mauritius. It owes its popularity to the blue sea and to the good facilities. Grand Baie offers facilities for safe swimming, sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing. The town also hosts a variety of fashion and craft shops, hotels, restaurants, and night-clubs. It is the departure point for helicopter excursions, and it provides facilities for deep sea angling and for boat excursions to the islands to the north of Mauritius: Gunners' Quoin, Flat Island, Round Island, and Serpent Island. ...


Casela Set in a magnificent site between Bamboos and Tamarin in the Riviere Noire district, the Casela Bird Park hosts some 140 varieties of birds from around the world. The main attraction remains the Mauritian Pink Pigeon, one of the rarest birds in the world, still fighting to avoid the fate of the dodo. One of the giant tortoises is 150 years old. The park is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm and the entrance fee is Rs 125 / 150 on Weekdays / weekends (entrance fees may be change)....

Tamarin Falls

Tamarin Falls The Tamarin Falls are 293 metres high, awe-inspiringh and a sight not to be missed, you can have a cool bathe at the bottom of a series of seven waterfalls. Situated on the central plateau, near the small village of Henrietta, Tamarin Falls is the one canyon of the island you do not want to miss. With its 11 waterfalls, multiple jumps, ziplines, deep ponds and lush green vegetation, Tamarin falls remains one of the most beautiful canyon of the Island that will suit the beginner to the hardcore adventurer. ...

7 Colours Earth

7 Colours Earth Due to weathering over time, the cooling of the volcanic rock produced beautiful earth minerals and patterns in various undulating mounds in seven distinct colours. The place has become one of Mauritius' main tourist attractions since the 1960s. Nowadays, the dunes are protected by a wooden fence and visitors are not allowed to climb on them, although they can look at the scenery from observation outposts placed along the fence. Curio shops in the area sell small test-tubes filled up with the coloured earths. The main feature of the place is that since these differently coloured sands spontaneously settle in different layers, dunes acquire a surrealistic, striped colouring. This phenomenon can also be observed,...

La Vanille Crocodile Park

La Vanille Crocodile Park Crocodile, monkeys and giant tortoise can be found in this green forest where giant bamboo grow. Over a thousand Nile crocodiles are in this sanctuary. La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes was opened in 1985 in the far south of the island. This part of the island has, more than any part, kept a feeling of "old Mauritius", whether it is the manner of the people, their traditions or even the unspoilt scenery. A "must-see" is the collection of butterflies and other brightly-colored insects, which is one of the largest and most fascinating in the world. It took Mr Jacques Siedlecki 33 years of patient work to put together this amazing collection, and he will greet you himself, and tell all about his passion for in...

Ganga Talao

Ganga Talao Beyond La Marie and Mare-aux-Vacoas is found one of the two natural lakes of Mauritius. It rests within the crater of an extinct volcano. Ganga Talao is an important pilgrimage site and many Mauritians of the Hindu faith walk there during the Maha Shivaratri festival or the night fasting dedicated to Shiva. This 108-foot-tall Hindu god, standing with his trident at the entrance of Ganga Talao, is a faithful copy of the Shiva statue of Sursagar lake in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. It was inaugurated in 2007 and the "Sthapan" was done during the Maha Shivratri period of 2008. It is also the highest known statue in Mauritius. There will be a statue of Durga Maa Bhavani of 108 feet as well next to Mangal Mahadev statue. ...




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