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  • 1 Blue Penny Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Caudan Waterfront

    The museum's name is no mistake, and it does indeed have on display some exceptional old stamps (including the famous 1847 Post Office). We can't recommend highly enough a visit to the Blue Penny Museum for its wonderful collections illustrating the ..

  • 2 Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens


    Pamplemousse botanical garden -as it is commonly known- is truly extraordinary. Locate a map and start exploring this tropical paradise begun in the 18C by the king's intendant, Pierre Poivre. Its paths and pools are adorned with the colours and luxu..

  • 3 L'Aventure du sucre Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Beau Plan

    This museum, housed in the former Beau Plan sugar factory, is a must for learning about the history of the island and sugar cane. The fascinating tour, both fun and educational, focuses on some ten themes: the history pavilion (the most thorough exhi..

  • Black River Gorges National Park (6 500ha) is located between Chamarel and Le Pétrin, one of its points of entry (information centre). It strives to protect the primary forest stretching from the high plateaus (750m) to lower altitudes in the Plaine ..

  • 5 Le Morne Brabant Peninsula Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The 556m-high Morne Brabant overlooks the peninsula of the same name from the southwestern tip of the island. It is surrounded by several kilometres of sand lining the magnificent public beach, delighting swimmers, divers and surfers alike. Hoteliers..

  • 6 Trou d'Argent Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    About an hour's walk from Pointe Coton on the East Coast takes you to the cove of Trou d'Argent, a charming little sandy beach sheltered by two magnificent cliffs, an untamed spot pounded by the waves rushing in through a gap in the coral reef. The w..

  • 7 Climbing Le Pouce Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Climbing Le Pouce Mountain, south of Port Louis, is not particularly difficult, except perhaps as you near the summit, which rises to 812m and offers a breathtaking view of the capital. Allow 4 hrs to get there and back.

  • 8 Eureka House Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Moka, à 10 km de Port Louis par la M 2

    Eurêka House, at the foot of Ory Mountain, is a superb example of 19C colonial architecture. After belonging to the Le Clézio family for many years, this long manor house with a series of rooms opening onto a verandah now houses a museum with fine fu..

  • 9 Maison de Villebague Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Beau Plan

    From the A2 between Grande Rosalie and Port Louis you can see on your left, hidden by a bamboo hedge, the pale grey shingles of the Chateau de Villebague, former residence of Mahé de La Bourdonnais, then of Magon de la Villebague, another governor of..

  • 10 Mont Choisy Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    This magnificent arc-shaped beach north of Trou aux Biches has 3km of sand and nothing built on it so far. It is quiet during the week and more lively on Sundays, when Mauritian families come for picnics, siestas, ball playing and listening to music,..

  • On the gorgeous 8km stretch of coast between Pointe de Flacq and Trou d'Eau Douce, you can't miss immense Belle Mare Beach, great for swimming and windsurfing. It's very popular with Mauritians, who come for the day and sometimes spend the night unde..

  • 12 Île aux Aigrettes Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    aThis island across from Pointe d'Esny contains one of the rare nature preserves on Mauritius where a few native plants (the red butterfly tree, tarenna borbonica and screw pine) and animals (pink pigeons, kestrels and giant tortoises) have survived...

  • 13 Blue Bay Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    At the tip of Pointe d'Esny the road opens onto a pretty bay, sheltered from the ocean by Ile aux Deux Cocos, with its highly popular public beach lined by filao trees. The exceptional seabed at this marine park, probably the best preserved in Maurit..

  • 14 Grand Bassin Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    This volcanic lake is above all a symbol - where Shiva is believed to have poured water from the Ganges. Every year in January or February a gigantic pilgrimage is held here, the Maha Shivaratree, attracting hundreds of thousands of the faithful who ..

  • 15 Gris Gris Beach Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Turning right as you exit the Souillac Museum, follow the coast for several hundred metres until you reach Gris-Gris beach (swimming prohibited). Gaps in the coral reef expose the coastline to the ocean's fury as it pounds against the cliffs in a dea..

  • 16 Rodrigues Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Little Rodrigues Island emerges from the Indian Ocean 560km northeast of Mauritius. Officially discovered in the 16C, it was a colonial settlement before being united with Mauritius and endowed with a regional assembly in the early 21C. Although it h..

  • 17 Giant tortoise reserve Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Anse Quitor

    The ecosystem on Rodrigues has suffered from the devastating damage at the hands of humans; the island's natural resources have been exhausted through deforestation and the slaughter of animal species (with tortoises being among the first to suffer)...

  • 18 Piqueuses d'ourites Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    If you get up at dawn on the new or full moon in Port Sud-Est, you can watch the fascinating sight of the octopus fishers. Wearing high boots and gripping long, stalk-like forks, six hundred women of all ages, known and respected throughout the islan..

  • 19 Mont Limon Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The top of Mont Limon, the highest peak in Rodrigues (393M, slippery access), affords a view of the entire island. The golden light at the end of the day gives this panorama of rugged hills an extraordinary aura of colour with its green trees scatter..

  • 20 Île aux Cocos Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Ile aux Cocos, the largest and most interesting island in the Rodrigues lagoon, contains a wildlife reserve for endangered seabirds (visits can be organised through an agency or hotel). Walking through the coconut plantation you can see the last spec..

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