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The island of Mauritius is ideally situated in the Indian Ocean. The tropical island is also known as the paradise island. Mauritius has earned a good reputation when it comes to water sports, land sports and especially its seaside.

Mauritius is a multi-culture place where you may taste different types of culinary. This little island is full of treasury stuffs such as the museum, rainforest and unique features. If you are planning for a holiday then I would advise you to come to Mauritius and discover amazing things and make the best of your holiday here.

There are many attractions in Mauritius.Here are some places you should visit:

Port-louis:

port_louis MauritiusPort-louis is the capital city of the island of Mauritius, situated in the western part of the island. The place is full of harmony and love and it is a really pleasure to visit. Port-louis is a commercial, political and also a historical place. You may visit different places in a short amount of time.

Furthermore Port-louis is considered as the best place to shop. You may visit interesting places such as citadel, Caudan, bazar and blue penny museum in a short period of time. You may also buy beautiful souvenirs with the vendors near the ‘bazar’.

Citadel

Citadelle Port LouisThe Citadel was constructed by the Spaniards in the 16th century and was finally modified by Frenchmen in the 17th century. Found in the city of port-louis, the Citadel hides thousands of past history. Today la Citadel alias Fort Adelaine is considered as a main tourist attraction.

The Citadel can be easily spotted and have a spacious parking for its visitors. You can either climb like a hundred stairs which is actually very easy to climb or can take taxis to take up to the Citadel.

Up at the Citadel the view is breath-taking. You are able to contemplate the beauty of port-louis and watch the ocean from afar. The best day to go to the Citadel is on Saturdays when horse racing is going on as you get a perfect view of the champ de mars at Citadel. Don’t forget to bring your beer & snacks and try to get there early, it will a promised Saturday.

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden.

Jardin Botanique SSRDon’t forget to add SSR Botanical Garden on you planning list. Built by Pierre Poivre in year 1770, the 37 hectares spacious garden is located ideally in Pamplemousses. It is open seven times a week at 8: 30 AM to 5: 30 pm. The Botanical Garden attracts a large number of tourists on a daily basis.

The long giant water lilies plant pond which is actually one of the unique features is the highlight of the botanical garden. Among the southern hemisphere botanical gardens the SSR is nominated as the oldest botanical garden. It was also ranked as the 3rd most admired garden in the world. Besides the giant water lilies, the garden also has interesting features such as the garden of spices, sugar cane and 85 varieties of palm trees. This garden in Mauritius is both a historical place and leisure place.

Spending a day with your friends or family is a real pleasure. You may contemplate the beauty of the lake, animals and trees. Let your mind breath in the middle of the garden, hear the sound of the birds singing and children giggling and running from one place to another. The entry is at a low price and the garden is worthy for at least a visit.

For more information call 243 94-01

Grand-Baie

Grand Bay MauritiusGrand-Baie is situated in the Riviere du Rampart district, the northern part of the island. If you want to have some nightlife fun and meet new people, the best place to visit is Grand-Baie. It is famous for its nightlife, beaches, activities and shops. There is in fact a lot to discover at Grand-Baie.

Pereybere public beach

mauritius island pereybere beachPereyberepublic beach is situated in Grand-Baie. The Pereybere beach is considered as one of the most gorgeous beach in the Indian Ocean. Despite not being a so spacious beach, the Pereybere is the best beach you can go to and spend some good times with your family and friend.

Imagine taking a sunbath on the golden sanded beach with a cocktail in your hand and watching the sun reflecting on the blue turquoise water, seems like paradise isn’t it? You may also buy food and soft drinks from the vendors on the parking space. If you are at Grand-Baie, do visit the Pereybere beach, an amazing day is guaranteed to you.

BLACK RIVER GORGE NATIONAL PARK

Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

Are you an adventurous tourism or a fan of hiking trails? Well, then Black River Gorge National Park is the best place for you to visit. The national park is known as one of the rarest forest in the whole world wide. It lies in the south-west part of the island. The park covers an area of 6, 574 hectares which actually represents 3.5% of the island.

There are in addition more than 150 species of plants and 9 varieties of birds which are found only on the paradise island, mauritius. The animals and plants are well protected in the Black River Gorge National Park, no hunting is allowed, severe laws are attached to it. While hiking through the park you will be able to spot some gorgeous species including the Peculiar and Umbrella-shaped Bois de Natte trees.

Seven coloured earth

The seven coloured earth also known as the Chamarel is ideally situated in the south-west of the Mauritius islands. The seven coloured earth is now a major tourist attraction. It comprises of different coloured sand dunes most precisely brown, green, violet, blue, yellow and purple.

The amazing thing about the seven coloured earth is that the sand dunes combining together gives a form of the map of Mauritius. Furthermore the sand stay still no matter how many times the rain falls. Visitors need to hike to get to the top to be able to have a nice view of the sand dunes. One may also buy the seven coloured earth in a tube at the entry.

 

Read more on the tropical islands of the Indian Ocean here

Mauritius Activities

Mauritius attractions

Are you visiting Mauritius soon or already on the island for your holidays? If you are looking for activities, then you have come to the right place.

Mauritius has a lot of attractions and activities to offer to its visitors. From the heights of the sky, to the depth of the sea, there is always something for someone to discover. Thrills seekers, divers, hikers, runners, nature lovers, adventurous travelers and many others will be served in their quest for an unprecedented experience.

Sky Divingskydiving trip

Have you ever wondered what it is like to feel like a bird, free to do whatever stunts you want to do in the air? Then sky diving is the perfect thing for you and Mauritius is the perfect place for this kind of activity for adrenaline seekers. The reason being the amazingly picturesque landscape of the island. You will be amazed to discover sugar cane fields, looking like a velvet piece of cloth lying on the ground. The nuances of blue of the ocean only adds to the beauty of this paradisiacal island. The perfect weather, all year round, and very little wind makes it one of the safest place for sky diving.

 

Karting in Casela

Karting is one of the best ways to spend some time racing against your friends and your family. Casela Adventure parks offers karting as an activity to its visitors. Time for some adrenaline rush. The ride is about ten minutes long. The best part of this activity is that you know which of your friends have the best times. So, on your marks….

Mud Karting

Also at the Casela, Mud Karting is one of the best adrenaline activity for adrenaline seekers. Don’t worry, you won’t dirty your clothes. A special protective clothing is provided to the guests. You can also take a shower after the race. The off-road track is perfect to test your maneuvering skills with its who lots of twists, overtakes, turns and speedy straights which only add to the fun of this extreme activity.

Dolphin Fly board

You won’t regret coming to Mauritius with these types of activities on the island. You’ve probably seen this type of activity before on youtube but have never come across it in real life. Well, if you are visiting Mauritius, here is the perfect opportunity to try it out. A board uses high pressure water to make you literarily float above the water surface. You feel like a bird but at the same time can dive like a true dolphin. Isn’t it exciting?

River Trek

Like its sister island Reunion, Mauritius also has a lot of trekking sites. With picturesque, clear water rivers and waterfalls, Mauritius is a perfect place for a trekking adventure. If you like to climb and not afraid to get wet, then this activity is definitely for you.

Horse Riding

Have you ever wondered how it is like to ride a stallion on one of the wonderful beaches of Mauritius, relish a romantic sunset with your lover or explore the lush forests of Mauritius on a horse back? Then horse riding is for you. You are sure to have a unforgettable time doing these on the back of this gracious animal.

If you opt for a beach ride, then Le Morne or Belle Mare beaches will surely satisfy your needs. If you want a more romantic atmosphere in the company of your dearest one, you can also arrange for rides at sunset.

On the Eastern coast of the island, horseback riding will take you amidst mountain paths, amazing picturesque landscapes, streams and rivers with some encounters with the local wildlife and endemic birds. We recommend that you bring along your binoculars to observe animals from afar.

Nepalese bridge

If you are fond of nature, then this activity is definitely for you. Safely walk in the air on a suspended 350 meters long Nepalese Bridge. A wooden platform supported by solid ropes high above a lush tropical forest canopy. This activity will for sure pump both your energy and excitement to create an adrenaline rush and a lifetime experience you never had before.

Segway Safari

Also located inside the Casela, this adventurous activity will give you the opportunity to discover 4500 hectares of the Yemen Safari park savanna and its lush wildlife amongst which you will find: herds of Java deer (around 9,000), wild boars, hares, macaque monkeys, mongoose, zebras, ostriches, African antelopes, rhino and fruit bats.

Welcome to Porlwi 2

Before talking about Porlwi By light which took place between the 2nd and the 4th of December 2016, we want to introduce to you how Port Louis looks like at night on a normal day. Since Polwi by Light occurs once a year and not everyone has the chance to enjoy those wonderful illuminations, you can still spend a cool time hanging around the City of Port Louis, at night!

Port-Louis at night

Mauritius, the dream destination of holiday seekers and wanderlusts, invites you to discover or rediscover the capital city; Port-Louis.

But here we will look at the town of Port-Louis in a different angle. We heard about the hectic hustle and bustle of this popular city during the day, however, the busiest town in Mauritius transforms itself at night to wear a more resourcing atmosphere. One can feel the sensation of well-being in Port-Louis at night.

Port-Louis, the lively capital did manage to preserve its authenticity and simplicity through time, a city merging tradition and modernity in a unique way.

Port-Louis history

Capital city of Mauritius, Port-Louis has a rich history. Founded in 1735 by the French governor Mahé de Labourdonnais, Port-Louis became the business and administrative center of Mauritius. Being protected against strong winds during cyclone by the Moka Mountain Range, Port-Louis was the perfect location to house both the harbour and fort.

Given the status of City in 1964, Port-Louis has continued to expand till now. One of the major factor contributing in the development and expansion of the capital city is the Tourism Industry, leading to more shops, hotels, restaurants and the Caudan Waterfront construction.

Top things to do in Port-Louis at night

After a heavy schedule, one might think about relaxing while enjoying a delicious and refreshing dinner. So, here is a list of the best restaurants & bars in Port-Louis.

Lambic Restaurant, Café and Beer shop (Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor)

The first gastro-pub of Mauritius, Lambic, is situated in the heart of Port-Louis. Set in a refurnished colonial home, Lambic is a popular restaurant and beer spot amongst both locals and tourists. From imported to locals beers, Lambic offers a great variety – notably 130 imported beers and 46 whiskies, they are known to be beer specialists.

In terms of dishes, the Lambic restaurant will not disappoint you, they propose mouth-watering foods. They are among the best restaurant to discover the famous Creole cuisine and their well-versed waiters will make them a pleasure to help you match your meal to your beer.

Address: 4, St. Georges Street, Port Louis

Phone   : (230) 212 6011

The Courtyard (Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor)

The Courtyard restaurant is a fine dining spot boasting a unique and calm atmosphere, they are reputed for serving French cuisine with a Mauritian twist. Foodies will surely love this place, the Courtyard offers delicious and fine foods with a range of international dishes. The décor of the restaurant is simply superb with its classy interior decoration. The hospitality of the staff is quite remarkable as well, they will willingly cater for your slightest needs and wants.

The Courtyard Restaurant guarantees a unique gastronomic adventure.

Address: Corner of St Louis and Chevreau Street, Port Louis

Phone: (230) 210 0810

Sailors Restaurant

A beautiful restaurant nestled in Port Louis city, the Sailors restaurant offers a wide range of dishes, starting from seafood, European, Cajun & Creole, Mediterranean, Asian and ending to vegetarian cuisine.

The trés chic restaurant guarantees a selection of rich and gastronomic experiences with its expertise of different taste. The Sailors restaurant offers a journey of taste to its customers, excellent foods all wrapped in a serene atmosphere with a friendly staff.

Address: Mer-Rouge, Port-Louis

Phone: (230) 575 72172

Keg and Marlin Pub

The Keg and Marlin pub is a traditional English pub located on the Caudan Waterfront. A very popular spot among both locals and tourists, the lively pub offers relaxing moments accompanied by some delicious foods with chilled beers.

The place to be at evening, the Keg and Marlin pub offers an amazing view over the Ocean. They regularly organise live music on Saturdays and Sundays.

Address: Coaster Shed, Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis

Phone: (230) 210 2050

Street Foods

Mauritius is a blend of different cultural background, religions and ethnicity, this mixture did create the unique Mauritian cuisine and La Rue Deforges reflects the gastronomical diversity of the island.

Port-Louis can be really lively at night especially at La Rue Deforges, this particular area burst out with all kinds of foods, from fast foods to ice cream. If you want to get in the Mauritian mood, then you should try the street foods at La Rue Deforges.

Port-Louis street foods is very delicious and the best of all; it is cheap! Those tasty foods will definitely trigger your taste buds.

After dinner you might want to hang out around Port-Louis, but where to go? Below, we have listed some interesting places for your convenience.

Marie reine de la paix

Located on the slope of the signal mountain, the Marie Reine de la Paix church is surrounded by lush greenery, the church is a popular place of worship for devotees and a serene place for those seeking tranquillity.

Marie Reine de la Paix offers a panoramic view over the capital city and at night – it can be quite picturesque. If you want to visit the actual monument, you will have to climb up the 82 rock-cut steps, once at the top you can contemplate the beautiful city of Port-Louis and breathing the fresh air of Marie Reine de la Paix ornamental garden.

Champs de Mars

Champs de Mars is a famous place where families, couples and friends meets to enjoy some peaceful and relaxing moment. If you want to mingle with the Mauritian culture, then Champs de Mars is a location not to be missed. Try out the ice cream available there before leaving Champs de Mars, it is really delightful.

PORLWI BY LIGHT 2

The 2nd edition of the Porlwi by Light Festival was held from the 2nd to the 4th December. The event, this year was spread over 50,000 m2, from China Town to St. George Street, and the main theme behind the event was “People”. This charming story was told in 9 chapters. Here is a guided tour of this, now, annual event that we all wait for impatiently.

"Attitude" by Nirmal Hurry

Chapter 1 – The port: the arrival of the first men in Mauritius

The starting point of the festival was at the Port, a place that is so symbolic in history. It was the privileged witness of the arrival of the first men in Mauritius. To pay tribute and especially to celebrate the coexistence of these immigrants who later founded the Mauritian nation, the port was dressed in projections. And a gigantic jet of water was laid out.

The Port

Chapter 2 – The attic: Enter the Porlwi lab

Once in Mauritius, these immigrants learned to work together. That is what you saw while visiting the attic, located near the Caudan. Festival-goers discovered the Mauritian know-how, through what is called the Porlwi Lab. Indeed, this place was an artistic crossroads for the occasion. There were projections, paintings and photography.

The attic

Chapter 3 – The Aapravasi ghat: living the diaspora

The Aapravasi Ghat was the place to be to celebrate the Mauritian diaspora. And for good reason, the projections and performances were there to greet Mauritians and visitors alike from here and elsewhere.

The Aapravasi Ghat

Chapter 4 – The theater of Port Louis: interior travel

After a long journey, the theater of Port Louis offerd an introspection to the Mauritians. It is the director Azim Moollan who took care of the dressing of the theater of Port Louis. With projections that showed an old man who wanted to relive his precious memories. We were transported into another world and were impressed to see a majestic performance on the balcony of the theater.

The Theater of Port Louis

Chapter 5 – The old prison: for the love of letters

This year the old prison gave pride of place to the authors of the country. The artists were given the opportunity to show imagination while representing all the beauty of the letters.

The Old Prison

Chapter 6 – At the garden of the company: a sound and light show

The garden of the Company is certainly one of the few green spaces of the capital. It symbolizes the connection of man with nature. This year again, the public was able to discover a sound and light show. Yet, it was very different from what it was last year.

Garden Of The Company

Chapter 7 – IBL parking: interactivity at your fingertips

This year, the festival is more interactive. This interactivity was experience by the festival-goers and they were able to live it on the parking area of ​​IBL. Indeed, the public were able to interact with the projections which changed shape to the touch.

IBL Parking

Chapter 8 – The Caudan Waterfront: the artistic crossroads

The Caudan Waterfront represented the crossroads for this festival. There were animations by the water. All Caudan lived to the rhythm of art and culture. It was indeed an extraordinary sight.

The Caudan Waterfront

Chapter 9: The Place d’Armes: the eyes of the giants

The Place d’Armes celebrated e coexistence. Once again, the light were at the rendezvous. Giants were invited to the party and it was indeed massive and majestic to see those giant illuminations boarding the Place D’armes.

The Place d'Armes

Must Porlwi

Porlwi is not without its famous street foods and arts. Well this time too, tasty food and majestic designs and good music were there to impress the young and the old.

Street art

Just like for the first edition, the streets of Port-Louis welcomed Mauritius and foreigners, slamers and musical entertainment. The public was spoiled for choice.

Street Art

Street-food

This year the number of restaurants was tripled and everything was much more organised. They were in the vicinity of St Louis Cathedral, to satisfy the taste buds of the festival-goers.

Street Food

Behind the Scenes

Indeed, behind Porlwi by light, there has been quite some preparations, and these were up months before the event. Here is a sneak peak of the behind the scenes of this wonderful event that drew so many people to the Kapital of Mauritius!

Nu Kapital – A Story of Youth

Who on the island of Mauritius has not travelled to Port Louis or should I say “Porlwi”? Indeed, no one can say they have not. Being the city of Mauritius, every trader, businessperson, youngster has come to Port Louis at least one time – Whether it is to replenish their supplies, for shopping, for trading, for hanging out with friends and families – every Mauritian has experienced the wonders of Port Louis.

Yet, for you, Port Louis might still be a mystery – a sweet mystery!

Sometimes we love it and sometimes not. Indeed, we, Mauritians has a very indistinct emotion regarding Port Louis. Too hot and too crowded but a got-it-all place, very cheap items and delicious food, that is our main description of Port Louis.

Do you know Port-Louis? A question raised by Nu Kapital, whereby, our own knowledge of the city is to be re-examined; whether you are a Mauritian or a tourist. Similarly, after several years, Port Louis became somewhat “old-fashioned.” Due to the opening of several malls, youngsters became much more interested in cosy cinemas and luxurious restaurants, which are already available on site. The team which is composed mainly of University students, aiming at redefining the city by enabling people to learn and rediscover the different facets of Port Louis through a new angle; all of these through means of photography and videography.

This year, Nu Kapital introduced a whole new concept – 5 rubrics, each different, sharing the different wonders of Port Louis through different angles and perspectives.

Kot to baz (Hang out)

Most of you tourists are normally on holidays in Mauritius, especially during this festive season due to our mild temperature – an alternative to the chilly weather of European countries.

If you settled down recently or have already settled down for some moment, you might want to know more about Mauritius and its most appreciated places in order to experience it yourself. The only thing is that Nu Kapital is mostly centered on Port Louis but that is not a problem since Port Louis is a treasure coffin in itself.

In this rubric, Nu Kapital brings to you interviews of different people to determine their favourite place to hang out, drink some tea or even repair things. As a result, you will be able to find out the different places which offer exclusivity and win the hearts of Mauritians due to their devotion, effort and passion. For example, Nu Kapital filmed a video concerning the favourite romantic places of Port Louis. So if you want to bring your other half to a nice restaurant or an isolated place, it would be perfect!

Kot To Baz

Dan coulis (Behind the scene)

What makes Port Louis without its people? Bearing in mind the theme of this year, that is “people,” Dan coulis lays emphasis on all the important persons who contributed to the overall cultural diversity and economy of Port Louis. Despite their presence, people do not know whether they are important. For example: A scavenger picking up trash every week, a caretaker cleaning the offices or even the person sweeping the floor after the local horse race at Champ de Mars. Each and every one of them brings their heart and soul to work and becomes one with Port Louis. If Port Louis could talk, it will certainly thank them for everything.

What makes them different from us? You see, often we crave for white collar jobs and forget that all the smaller jobs are important also. They contribute in your whole well-being and social harmony.

Dan Coulis

Dan sulye (In one’s shoes)

Summer is already here and the scorching sun is up. Why not taste an Alouda to refresh yourself? You would have loved it, isn’t it? What Nu Kapital propose on the other hand, is literally putting yourself in the shoes of the vendor himself. Often we believe that these kind of jobs are easier than ours. In some recent videos whereby two teams were helping the owners; Alouda Pillay and Mr Vaden, seller of salted fish respectively, Nu Kapital discovered a whole new world and is ready to share it with you.

One of the benefits of this rubric is surely that these businesses will become more popular but for the teams itself, you would have seen in the videos that the experience in itself was enriching. Why enriching? Because these youngsters grew up with a silver spoon in their mouth, they do not know what it means to work really hard to bring the daily bread on the table and have a minimum of luxury.

Dan Sulye

Ti zistwar (Short stories)

Again, this question still comes back, what would be Port Louis without its people? Most of us being digital natives, we often do not know the history or Port Louis or we do not know people who would tell us more about it. In this rubric, Nu Kapital meets people and interviews them for an anecdote, they have of Port Louis, which is inserted on a background picture – A beautiful way of sharing knowledge and history!

Ti Zistwar

Special article

Now this gets more intimate and creative. Special Article is mostly the Nu Kapital team setting themselves free. They tell us in the form of music, articles and other wonders, what they understand of Port Louis, how it makes them feel inside their own soul while at the same time sharing their passions to us.

Special Article

PORLWI 2 in a Nutshell

This year again, even though the weather somehow disturbed the festival – it was a success. We were all impressed by the magical scenery and awesome feelings the various light arts gave to us. We expect to be more thrilled during the next edition – we hope there is yet another one –  and well as usual we’ll review it for you.

If you missed Porlwi 2, here are some snapshots for you!

IBL Parking

Conservatoire Francois Mitterand

The Caudan Waterfront

The Caudan Waterfront

The Port

The Caudan Waterfront Casino

The Caudan Waterfront Casino

And if you missed Porlwi 1, do not forget to check out our article!

See you for the next edition!

If you have never heard of Mauritius, here is a brief description of this exotic country.
Mauritius is a volcanic island situated in the Indian Ocean. It has an area of approximately 2040km2

The island holds pride in its praline beaches and amazing underwater life and environments. Here are some pictures which you can contemplate:

Mauritius attractions: Beaches Mauritius attractions: Beaches

Mauritius attractions: Underwater Mauritius attractions: Underwater

 

Mauritius attractions: Top view of Le morneMauritius attractions: Top view of Le morne

 

Mauritius attractions: Underwater sceneMauritius attractions: Underwater scene

 

As you can see, Mauritius is indeed a paradise island.It has a lot of facilities available to its visitors. There is a wide range of accommodations in Mauritius and many of Mauritius Hotels and Villas that are near the beach, if not directly located on the beach.

On the other hand, to enjoy everything that the island has to offer, you might need to rent a car in Mauritius during your stay here.

Check out our partnering websites below if you are planning a vacation in Mauritius.

Villamauritius: To rent villas in Mauritius

AvisMauritus:  Car rental Mauritius

Villas caroline: For hotels in Mauritius

 

Here a list of places of interest you should check out for planning your trip in Mauritius. These Mauritius attractions should be the top 10 on your bucket list.

 

Casela Nature Park     

Mauritius attractions: Casela entrance
Mauritius attractions: Casela entrance

Casela Nature Park is situated between Flic en Flac and Tamarin on the western coast of the island. The latter is an adventure park where you can do the following activities:

Animals and Birds

Mauritius attractions: Zebra at Casela
Mauritius attractions: Zebra at Casela

There is a variety of endemic and rare birds living and animating the park. There are more than 1500 birds from 150 different species. Have a stroll around the nature park full of flora and fauna and contemplate the different colourful birds of the Park.

Mauritius attractions: Walking with lions at Casela
Mauritius attractions: Walking with lions at Casela

 

There are lions which you can have a walk with for a small fee. Casela Nature park has 9 lions and 3 cheetahs. A team of professionals will supervise you and relate to you interesting informations and facts.

Mauritius attractions: Cheetah at Casela
Mauritius attractions: Cheetah at Casela

Zip line

Mauritius attractions: Zip lines
Mauritius attractions: Zip lines

The Casela Nature Park has the honour to hold the longest Zip line in Mauritius. The Zip line offers you an adrenaline rushed through your veins while you get the opportunity to contemplate the gorgeous park from above. Slide through the 400 meters rope for 22 seconds long dose of adrenaline. The zip line can be reserved for a 1 hour activity or a full day activity.

Mauritius attractions: Zipline at Casela Nature Park
Mauritius attractions: Zipline at Casela Nature Park

4D cinema

Mauritius attractions: 4D cinema
Mauritius attractions: 4D cinema

The progress of technology is now at Casela Nature Park. The latter have the honour to hold the first 4D cinema hall in their park.

The Experience  

You will be equipped 3D glasses. When you enter the room, you will notice the difference from the normal cinema hall that you usually go to. Do not forget to fasten your seatbelts when you sit on the technologically advanced chair. Once the movie begins, you will find yourselves at the heart of the action and you will physically feel the atmosphere of the film. Your seat is synchronized with the movie and will bow, vibrate and shake according to the action scenes.

 

Spoiler Alert: In the movie “Journey to the Center of the Earth “, which will take you to the depths of the Earth, you will get a feeling of warmth when the character comes close to the lava in the heart of the Earth.

 

The theater can accommodate 32 persons at a time and tickets are available at the input box, and the box office cinema.

Quad Bike

Mauritius attractions: Quad biking
Mauritius attractions: Quad biking

Explore the 14 ha. park of Casela with an automatic 400 cc Bombardier quad. Cruise on the quad bike on rocky and mountainous conditions. During your ride, you will meet zebras, antelopes, monkeys, deer and ostriches that you would definitely not meet on your normal routine day. You will get the opportunity to capture amazing pictures in the nature of the park with the wild animals.

 

There are more activities that the Casela Nature Park offers. We have not listed them all.

Le Caudan Waterfront

Mauritius attractions: Le Caudan Waterfront
Mauritius attractions: Le Caudan Waterfront

Le Caudan waterfront is a commercial buildup in the capital of Mauritius, Port-Louis. The city is maybe the most developed part of the island. You will come across a lot of shops mainly selling designer clothes and garments. There is a casino where you can spend a few dollars or win a jackpot. The headquarters of the SBM bank and the MCB bank are located near the waterfront.  So, there are a lot banking facilities available. There are two cinema halls in Caudan waterfront. One plays mainly Bollywood movies while the other one plays mainly Hollywood movies. You can choose to accommodate at the five-star hotel Le Labourdonnais which is situated behind the waterfront.

Below are more pictures of Le Caudan Waterfront:

Mauritius attractions: Caudan waterfront
Mauritius attractions: Caudan waterfront

Chateau de Labourdonnais

Welcome to Le Chateau de Labourdonnais for a trip to the 19th century. The Mauritius museum is a 150 year old castle that was constructed in a garden in Mauritius. Have an escape from your daily routine of the industrial world with Le Chateau de Labourdonnais. Feel free to have a stroll in the typical Mauritian garden where you will find a variety of exotic flowers and orchards. Meet the small settlements of the Aldabra tortoises. Relish the products of the distillery in the tasting bar of the best Mauritian restaurant. Le chateau de Labourdonnais offers unique attractions in Mauritius and is one of the most relaxing Mauritius tourist attractions.

 

La Vallée des 23 couleurs

Mauritius attractions: La Valée des 23 couleurs
Mauritius attractions: La Valée des 23 couleurs

Thanks to the past volcanic activities of the island, we now have the opportunity to contemplate the amazing multi coloured earth caused by the eruption of the Bassin Blanc volcano millions of years ago together with the involvement of the weathering process.

Here are some pictures of the 23-colour earth which will make you want to visit La Vallée des 23 couleurs:

Mauritius attractions: Waterfall at Vallée des couleurs
Mauritius attractions: Waterfall at Vallée des couleurs

 

Mauritius attractions: Zipline at vallée des couleurs
Mauritius attractions: Zipline at vallée des couleurs

 

On the other hand, La vallée des 23 couleurs offers activities such as quad biking and zip lines.

The nature park includes amazing waterfalls and flora and fauna. Its fern garden comprises of tree ferns, wild orchids and native flowers, like the Trochetia and the Bouquet Banané. Breathe in the fresh clean air that rules over at La Vallée des 23 Couleurs.

 

 

Royal Park is selling over 200 luxury real estate in Mauritius.  While proposing activities both inside and outside of the properties, Royal Park specialises in the selling of luxury real estate in Mauritius.

References:

http://www.caselapark.com/en/

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Mauritius

When it comes to spending holidays in Mauritius, visitors can easily get confused with so many things to see. In fact the tropical island of Mauritius has everything to offer etched in mind holidays, a multi-destination island! The beaches of the island draw luxurious hotels and high class villas proposing top-notch services. Mauritius is world known for its legendary hospitality and it is clear that many tourists spend most of their time in hotels or chilling out on the hotel front beaches. But, the island isn’t just about beaches and deluxe resorts; there is an assortment of places to visit. In fact, it was quite a task to shrink down our list of the 10 places not to miss in Mauritius.

1. Port Louis

Located in the northeast of the island, Port-Louis is the capital city and main administrative centre of Mauritius. It is by far the most visited town of the island, probably because it is in Port Louis that you will observe the abundance of the Mauritian culture. The town is a living museum of Mauritius and its cultural diversity, like the crowded Port Louis market which provides a wide choice of local cuisine, street foods and scents. As your taxi driver would, we suggest that you taste the “Dholl Puri” and why not an “Alouda” also! The chances are that you will most likely go back to Port Louis and its market again; because it’s there that you will find unique Mauritian souvenirs!

Port Louis
Port Louis

2. Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

Just 20 minutes away from the capital, the botanical garden also known as the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden is an Eden 37ha regrouping many plants and spices (including endemic ones) beautifully set in romantic pathways. The main attraction of the botanical garden is undoubtedly the famous Water Lilly of Mauritius. You will redefine fauna and flora with this garden’s lakes, birds, giant tortoises and its wide variety of trees and foliage.  If you like plants, flowers and dreamy walks, this garden will definitely make your holiday!

SSR Botanical Garden Pamplemousses

3. Grand Bay

The small touristic village of Grand Bay is undoubtedly the main attraction of the north of Mauritius. Its public beach is considered by locals and tourists to be amongst the very best in Mauritius. Indeed, the beach of Grand Bay sets apart with its line of palm trees, fine milky white sand and a warm turquoise lagoon. With its constantly rising number of visitors, Grand Bay saw a lot of changes these last years. It is the first place in Mauritius that experienced a tourism boom and as a result, the small village now has several hotels and shopping centers. Grand Bay is permanently active with the numerous beach restaurants, bars and clubs and it is definitely the place to be to enjoy nightlife in Mauritius.

Grand-Baie-Aerial-View
Grand Baie Aerial View

4. Cap Malheureux

Cap Malheureux stands for ‘Cape of Misfortune’ and was named after the many shipwrecks which occurred there. The village is rather quiet but very famous for its pretty beach, its romantic red roof church and the magical view over Gunner’s point locally known as Coin de Mire.

Chapelle Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Cap Malheureux

5. Ile aux Cerfs

Ile aux Cerfs is a small paradise island of 87 hectares of luxuriant vegetation and exotic nature. The island is surrounded by sheltered emerald waters and pure white pristine beaches. The island is accessible by taxi boats or speedboat operators who operate on the Trou-d’Eau Douce public beach. Ile aux Cerf Island has a world-class hotel, a lush green golf course, and several restaurants. Whether you are visiting the island on family holidays or honeymoon, you will never get bored, there are many activities to enjoy like snorkelling, glass bottom, water skiing and many more water sports.

ile aux cerfs mauritius

6. Chamarel

Chamarel a small village located in the south has one of the most breathtaking views of the island. The Chamarel Falls is a range of quite a few waterfalls close to each other and the highest of them falls down to 100 meters. The viewpoint is reachable by taking the stairs and it is the perfect spot to selfie with Mother Nature! The village of Chamarel is also famous for its seven colored earth. This phenomenon is explained by the cooling at different temperatures of volcanic rocks, resulting in dunes of seven distinct colors. There is also an adventure park with intermediate challenges in the middle of natural sceneries, ideal for youngsters and group holidays!

Chamarel Seven colored Earth

7. Rochester Falls

Located in the south of the island, Rochester Falls is quite a unique place to visit in Mauritius. The waterfall is famous for its rare lava cliffs refined by years and years of erosion. When visiting the south of Mauritius, Rochester Falls is really worth a photo-stop. Each day, locals and tourists come see this amazing scenery and some even have a refreshing swim. The water is clear and calm, but swimming is not advised for beginners.

rochester falls souillac

8. Black River National Park

Also known as the Black River Gorge, this park spreads over 6574 ha of lush forest and wildlife. The park draws the most adventurous in search of wilderness in Mauritius. Hiking the park will get you carried away by a set of panoramic views as well as stunning landscapes, peaks and waterfalls. The National Park is the habitat of rare endemic bird species like the Green Echo Parakeet, the Mauritius Kestrel and the famous Pink Pigeon of Mauritius. Nature lovers will definitely love the Black River National Park and its long hiking trails.

Black River Gorges Nature Park

9. Le Morne

Though being a sad place by in a historical point of view, Le Morne is one of the most beautiful villages of Mauritius. The village is home to the “Morne Brabant” a single peak mountain encapsulating so much of Mauritius’ history in it. The place has been classified since 2008 as a UNESCO World Heritage site and it can be visited by trekking, the final view overlooking the Indian Ocean is quite astonishing. The locality also possesses the best beach of the south of Mauritius, Le Morne public beach. The beach is characterized by pure crystal water, comfortable white sand, rows of Casuarina trees and the “Morne Brabant” as background.

Le morne Brabant beach

10. Flic en Flac

Flic-en-Flac-Mauritius

Located just 20 minutes away from Port Louis and other cities in Mauritius, Flic en Flac is the best place to stay on the island. Flic en Flac is a village of several kilometers facing a continuously stretching white sand beach. With a water temperature of 27 degrees, a lapis Lazuli lagoon and a rich coral reef, Flic en Flac stands as one of the best beaches of Mauritius (if not already the best). Each year the village welcomes hundreds of thousand visitors and amongst them, many diving amateurs as Flic en Flac has the best spots for diving in Mauritius. Flic en Flac portrays the best sunsets in Mauritius and several big name hotels like the Pearle Beach Resorts and Villa Caroline lie along the coast of this beach.

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