Discover Mauritius with 100 photos
Mauritius is one of the most colorful countries you’ll ever see. The island is an open-air museum for natural landscapes and boasts highest standards of comfort. We’ve collected 100 of the best
photos of Mauritius and if you need your own, feel free to contact our local photographer/guide. Click here to read the article on hotels in Mauritius.
1# Arrival in Mauritius
Mauritius looks amazing viewed from above.A green land defined by a white stroke
These tropical yellow and white beauties grow everywhere in Mauritius. Apparently its scent procures gaiety & is charming when worn behind the ear.
3# Over a hundred beaches
Mauritius is for the most part enclosed by beaches. When choosing your hotel, check its front beach, you will probably spend a lot of your time there.
4# The Sega
The Sega is a traditional dance and music of Mauritius. The music was created by the slaves and was used to sing their suffering. Thankfully, after the abolition of slavery, the music was played to express joy and freedom.
5# Relaxing moments
Hammock lovers know the feel!
6# Bouquet d’Annee
Even roads are coloured in Mauritius. These beautiful trees have been widely planted on roadsides everywhere in Mauritius. If you are visiting the island in November or December, lucky you, it is the blooming season.
7# Peter Both view
With its inner mountain ranges, Mauritius is a quality destination for adventurous hikers.
8# Rodrigues Island
On Rodrigues Island, beaches are often uncrowded, if not completely deserted.
9# Ile aux Cerfs
Ile aux Cerfs is a beautiful island located off the east of Mauritius.
10# Dholl Puri
The Mauritian cuisine portrays the diverse local population. However, the Dholl Puri is a street food that everyone enjoys.
The pirogue is the traditional boat used by local fishermen. They can be seen on most beaches of the island.
12# Congenial atmosphere
Mauritius is a very convivial place to be. Whether it is during the day or at night, you will always enjoy your time on the island.
13# Ilot Fourneau
Located in the south-east Ilot Fourneau is one of the many small islands surrounding the mainland Mauritius
14# Grand Bassin: the sacred lake
Grand Bassin is a crater lake located in the south of the island. The place revered by the Hindu population of Mauritius.
#15 The relaxed way
Life ambles slowly on a tropical island.
#16 Late evening party
Hotels often set the stage for some traditional Mauritian beach parties.
#17 Le Morne Cultural Landscape
Le Morne Brabant is a dismal place in a historical point of view. The site is one of the two UNESCO world heritage sites of the island.
#18 Paille en Queue
The Paille en Queue or Tropicbird a rare bird that circumnavigate the island, so rare that when seen, it provides a sense of luck. Some even make wishes, the Mauritian shooting star.
#19 GRSE waterfalls
The GRSE waterfall is one of the natural beauties of the east of Mauritius. The waterfall can be visited by boat, on the way to Ile aux Cerfs.
20# village weaver
The village weaver is very common in Mauritius. You might be visited by one of these charming birds especially during breakfast time.
#21 Privacy luxe
With its surrounding islands and pristine beaches, Mauritius offers privacy and luxe to its visitors.
#22 Sugarcane cultivation
Mauritius was once solely dependent on its sugarcane industry. Today still it is an important pillar of the local economy.
#23 Indian Ocean space view
Amazing photograph of Reunion Island and Mauritius (top) captured by NASA.
#24 Windsurfing Le Morne
Le Morne beach offers excellent wind spots like One Eye or Manawa for surfing.
The cultivation of sugar was introduced by the Dutch in the 17th century.
#26 Hiking views
Mauritius is even more colorful from an aerial perspective.
#27 Flic en Flac
Flic en Flac is the longest beach of Mauritius and one of the finest too.
#28 Day gecko
The Gecko can be found pretty much everywhere on the island. This species is harmless to human beings and can live up to 15 years.
#29 Ilot Gabriel beach
Coin de mire view from Ilot Gabriel off the north coast of Mauritius.
#30 SSR Botanical Garden
This mythical botanical garden was created by Pierre Poivre and is a must-visit place in Mauritius. Also known as Jardin Pamplemousses, the park has a wide range of plant species, including some being endemic.
#31 Notre Dame Auxiliatrice – Cap Malheureux
The small red roof church is the symbol of the calm Cap Malheureux village. With numerous islands in the background, it is one of the best viewpoints of Mauritius.
#32 Stella Maru
Stella Maru is the most famous shipwreck of Mauritius. Located just in front of Trou aux Biches, North-West of the island, this artificial lagoon is a paradise for divers.
#33 Rochester Falls
Rochester Falls is one of the many waterfalls of Mauritius. It is located in the middle of the fields not far from Souillac. The place is famous for its milky white water beautifully contrasted with the rectangular shapes of the rocks.
#34 Crystal Rock
Crystal rock is the pearl of the west coast of Mauritius. Whether you are visiting Ile aux Bénitiers, or going snorkeling or swimming with dolphins, every boat stops at Crystal rock.
#35 Aromatic traditions
Many spices like saffron, curry powder and cinnamon are used to make traditional Mauritian dishes.
#36 Anse la Raie
The beaches of the east of the island are also interesting for windsurfing.
Seafood is sold on the beach, especially on Rodrigues Island.
#38 Sega dance
Traditional sega is still the most listened and danced music across in Mauritius.
#39 Le Morne beach
In addition to the mythical Morne Brabant, the small village of Le Morne is also home to one of the most beautiful beaches of the island.
#40 Caudan & Port Louis Waterfront
The waterfront of Port Louis is the first shopping mall of Mauritius. The mall hosts some world-famous fashion brands and other animations like cinema, children area, bars and live music on weekends.
#41 Coin de Mire Island
Coin de Mire (Gunner’s Quoin) is located few kilometres outside the northern lagoon.
#42 Multicultural society
Mauritius proves to be a surprising and unique human experience.
#43 Gris Gris
The south of Mauritius is better characterised by the word ‘wild’. Whether it is Gris Gris, La Roche qui Pleure or Le Souffleur, the south offers beautiful untamed wilderness.
#44 Sunset in Tamarind
The west coast of Mauritius offers some royal sunset shots.
#45 Ile Coco
Ile Coco (Rodrigues) is one of the most beautiful islands of the Mascarene archipelago.
#46 Blue Bay Marine Park
The natural marine park of Blue Bay is a great representation of the biodiversity of the Indian ocean.
#47 A very food trip
With beach restaurants, roulottes or beach hawkers, you are always sure to find food everywhere in Mauritius.
#48 World class hotels
The legendary Mauritian hospitality is key to the tourism success on the island. TripAdvisor, Booking or Trivago, all have excellent customer ratings on Mauritian hotels.
#49 Horse riding in Mauritius
Enjoy an exquisite horse riding experience Mauritius.
#50 Vallée de Ferney
Vallée de Ferney is a nature reserve of more than 200 hectares and shelters over a 100 species of plants and numerous animals.
#51 Swim with dolphins
To swim with dolphins is a one-time life experience. Enjoy it in a tropical island.
#52 Calm lagoons
Mauritius is mostly enclosed by coral reefs, resulting into calm and secured lagoons.
Though things are evolving and the island is becoming more and more developed, the Mauritian way of living remains relatively simple. Maybe this is better explained by this beautiful photo of Peggy Lampotang.
#54 La Cuvette beach
The small beach of La Cuvette is located few minutes from Grand Bay. Ideal for a quick refreshing bath.
#55 The Mauritius Parakeet
Mauritius is a paradise to observe a unique fauna. The island is home to some rare native bird species like the Mauritius Parakeet and the Pink Pigeon.
#56 Public transport
Mauritius offers cheap public transport facilities. Bus services in Mauritius cover the entire island from early morning to 8 pm.
#57 Enjoy the sun
Mauritius is located quite near the Tropic of Capricorn, which results in a sunny atmosphere. With more than 300 long sunny days a year, Mauritius is an all year round destination.
#58 Exceptional flora
With the exception of big cities, fauna is pretty much everywhere on the island.
#59 Pointe aux Sables
Pointe aux Sables is a small fishermen village located near Port Louis and has a pretty beach and is home to Montagne Jacquot, a thrilling cliff for diving.
#60 Villa Caroline
Villa Caroline is located in front of a great snorkeling spot.
#61 Seven coloured earth of Chamarel
Chamarel is the most visited natural attraction in Mauritius. Depending on the time of the day and the light, the earth of Chamarel changes to seven to a dozen colours. Don’t miss the traditional rum of Chamarel.
#62 Rodrigues Island
Rodrigues Island has its own traditions and savoir-faire.
#63 Ile aux Cerfs
Ile aux Cerfs offers kilometres of pristine beaches to its visitors.
#64 Hunting in Mauritius
Hunters will love the beautiful hunting reserves across Mauritius.
#65 Pointe aux Canonniers
Probably less famous than Trou aux Biches or Grand Bay, Pointe aux Canonniers is a flawless beach located in the north-west of Mauritius.
#66 Black River Gorges National Park
The largest park of Mauritius is famous for its rocky landscapes and waterfalls, perfect for hiking trails.
#67 Trou d’Eau Douce
The small village of Trou d’Eau Douce lies on the east coast of Mauritius.
#68 La route du thé
Tea has always been part of the Mauritian culture. La route du thé is located near Grand Bassin, a fine place to learn more about this aromatic beverage. The site also has a very tea oriented restaurant.
#69 Trou aux Biches
On weekdays, beaches in Mauritius are usually quite roomy.
#70 Romantic beach dinner
Whether it is for a wedding anniversary or honeymoon, you can ask for a memorable amorous setting.
#71 Wolmar beach
Wolmar beach is located at the end of Flic en Flac.
#72 Flat Island
Flat Island also known as Ile Plate is one of the many islets located in the off the north of Mauritius.
#73 One Eye
One Eye is the most appreciated surf and windsurfs spot in Mauritius.
#74 Ile Coco & Ile aux Sables
Ile Coco & Ile aux Sables are two pristine islands devoid of any human activity.
#75 Anse Bouteille
Like Mauritius, Rodrigues Island is blessed with a tropical climate and sumptuous beaches. But Anse Bouteille is unique, it looks nothing like the other Mauritian beaches.
#76 Crystal Rock
Another beautiful shot of crystal rock and Morne Brabant.
#77 Island hopping
Whether it is on a speed boat, a yacht or a pirogue, it is always a pleasure to sail around Mauritius.
#78 The Dodo
The dodo, the mythical endemic bird of Mauritius, unfortunately, an extinct species.
#79 Travelling in Mauritius
Mauritian roads are very well sealed and most signs are marked in English.
Today still, the pirogue is the most used boat by local fishermen.
#81 Pickle fruits
You will see these everywhere in Mauritius, locals love them.
Parasailing can be experienced on popular beaches like Mont Choisy or Flic en Flac.
Each ethnicity still follows their values and traditions.
With its dazzling beaches and flourishing coral reefs, Mauritius is an underwater wonderland for snorkeling.
#85 Champ de Mars
The Champ de Mars is the oldest horse racing track in the southern hemisphere.
#86 Port Louis
The city of Port Louis is an open-air museum of the Mauritian past and present culture.
#87 Tropical fruits
Tropical fruits like coconut, pineapple or mango are sold everywhere on the island. Not to miss.
#88 Roti chaud
Roti is another widespread street food that can be found in Mauritius.
#89 Crystal clear water
Nearly all the beaches in Mauritius offer calm crystal clear water for hours of sunbathing.
#90 Trail friendly
Mauritius host numerous trail festivals each year. The dodo trail and Ferney trail are amongst the most famous.
#91 Travel-friendly facilities
In Mauritius, you will have no trouble finding travel facilities and services, like car rental, Western Union, Change or ATMs.
#92 Lion Mountain
A stunning view of the south-east from Lion Mountain.
#93 Beautiful sunsets
Sunset at Cascavelle.
Mahebourg is a charming small city located near the SSR International Airport. It has a historical museum which is definitely worth the visit if you want to learn more about past epic naval battles between the Royal and French Navy.
#95 Food Carts
You will find interesting food trailers across nearly every beach in Mauritius.
#96 Honeymoon destination
Mauritius was awarded as the best honeymoon destination of the Indian Ocean for the past years by the World Travel Awards.
#97 Pointe aux Piments
Pointe aux Piments is one of the rare places of the Indian ocean where you can come across sea turtles in their natural habitat.
#98 Colonial houses
Chateau de Labourdonnais is the most famous colonial house of Mauritius. Located not far from the SSR Botanical Garden, the place is definitely worth a visit when travelling to the north.
#99 Hospitality at its best
The hotels in Mauritius are driven by a passion to provide exclusive and personalized services, genuine hospitality.
#100 The Mauritian flag
A beautiful island inhabited by beautiful people.