A volcanic island full of idyllic lagoons and breathtaking beaches, Mauritius really is a diverse destination ready to accommodate any type of traveller. Whether you’re a solo traveller on a budget, a group of friends looking for an escape from everyday life, a couple looking for your own slice of romance or a family wanting an adventure, Mauritius has it covered.
At a Glance:
- Port Louis – if you want to go shopping, you’re going to want to come to Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. This is also home of the Blue Penny Museum where you can find the world’s first colonial stamp and The Natural History Museum, so perfect if you’re coming as a family.
- Grand Baie – What was once a fishing village is now host to some brilliant nightlife, along with an aquarium and some of the most beautiful nearby beaches. A lot of excursions depart from here so if you’re looking to be entertained, this would be your main hub for destination adventure!
- L’Aventure du Sucre – An interactive museum with rum tastings and an exclusive restaurant situated under a flamboyan tree, Le Fangourin, makes this worth visiting alone. They also have 18th Century botanic gardens, featuring a pond full of giant Amazon lilies.
- Black River Gorges National Park – If it’s breathtaking views you’re after, then make sure you visit this gorgeous national park, where you will see the straw in the tail flying above you and the Black River Peak Viewpoint. You could also look out into the island, with the highest peak in Mauritius situated in this very park.