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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.

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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/

http://www.lavalleedescouleurs.com/eng/home.htm

Grand Baie or Grand Bay is a seaside village located in the Rivière du Rempart District north of Mauritius. Grand Baie owes its popularity to its amazing beach. The village is located about 25 km north of Port Louis, capital of Mauritius.

History of Grand Baie

Grand Baie was once called De Bogt Eyndt Zonder (Endless Bay) by the Dutch in the 17th century. Visiting the village, it is easy to understand why. Today, the seaside resort of Grand Baie is the most popular holiday destination of Mauritius.

Grand Baie beach
Grand Baie beach

Grand Baie owes its popularity to its vivacity  during the day and night. It offers facilities for safe swimming, windsurfing and water skiing. Grand Baie serves as starting point for fishing trips and boat trips to the islets north of Mauritius: The Gunners Coin, Flat Island, Round Island and Snake Island.

Shopping and Night Life

Grand Baie and its surroundings also offer a great selection of shops, hotels and restaurants. The local handicrafts are displayed at the famous Grand Baie Market or also known as the Bazar.

Grand-Baie-ile-Maurice-Le-Sunset-Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard Grand Baie

One of the most frequented place is the sunset boulevard. You will find a large variety of clothing, jewelry and duty free shops.

Grand Baie is unique in the fact that you can find traditional shops alongside modern malls and designer shops worldwide. Given the variety of shops and shopping centers, Grand Baie is definitely a shopping destination for clothing, jewelry, textiles and souvenirs.

Grand Baie is also known for its nightlife, which attracts people from around the island. The most popular bars and nightclubs are the Banana Café, Zanzibar, Les Enfants Terribles and the famous Buddha Bar. For night owls, the Grand Baie night clubs is a must.

Climate

Grand Baie is a great place to visit any time of year. With hot summers and mild winters, it offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the sun, a calm sea and beautiful beaches for sunbathing and swimming.

The wind is usually at sea. With beaches and lagoons that are sheltered from the winds, Grand Baie and the northern region, are recommended for great vacations all year round. In summer (from November to March), it can get very hot and humid in the north and especially at Grand Baie. Consider wearing light clothing to avoid excessive sweating.

Attractions in Grand Baie

During your visit to Grand Baie, you are sure to have lots to do. Besides the beach and sunbathing, you will find precautionary measures put in place for safe swimming, sailing, windsurfing, parasailing and many other water sports.

The marine life of Mauritius is breathtaking. Grand Baie is the place to discover. Guests can enjoy underwater excursions and underwater scooter. For divers, there are plenty of dive sites to explore, all located along the coral reefs, a few kilometers from the beach.

The two most popular beaches in Grand Baie are the La Cuvette and Grand Baie public beaches.

La Cuvette BeachLa cuvette Mauritius

The public beach of La Cuvette is very close to the center of Grand Baie. The beach is near the Royal Palm hotel. The beach is small and intimate, ideal for newlywed couples. The water is clear and calm. The beach is crowded weekends and usually desert on weekdays. The rocks and corals can easily be observed. It is very pleasant to walk on the beach along the coast towards the center of Grand Baie.

In the hills above the beach of La Cuvette, lies some food stalls. You will find the traditional “confit”, fruit pickles. The “confit” are usually made with olives, mangoes, pineapples, potatoes and even Chinese christophines. The “confit” is eaten with homemade tamarind chili sauce or gravy. Although it is very tasty, the “confit” can sometimes be very spicy.

Grand Baie public beach

The public beach of Grand Baie is located in the center of Grand Baie. You can not miss it. Maritime traffic is very active within the bay with boats and catamarans, the public beach is only a small area where you can swim.

The beach at the very fine sand is very nice and offers a great view of the Bay. Because of all the boat traffic in the bay, the water is probably not as clear as other beaches.

The public beach of Grand Baie is easily accessible and guests have many facilities all along the beach such as fresh juice stands, fast food stands and beach restaurants and much more.

Some of the most famous beaches in the northern part of Mauritius are: Anse La Raie, Bain Boeuf, Callodnye, Cap Malheureux, Grande Gaube, Mont Choisy, Péreybère, Point Aux Piment, Pointe Aux Canonniers, Poudre D’Or and Trou aux Biches.

 Hotels in Grand Baie

In the recent decades, the industry of holiday accommodation in Mauritius has changed dramatically. Mauritius has changed from being a secret paradise known by a small number of passengers, a popular holiday destination. Mauritius has developed a wide range of hotel networks and many hosting solutions.

Grand Baie as the first holiday destination in Mauritius offers a variety of accommodations. Grand Baie has lots of hotels, guest houses, villas and apartments.

The lists of top hotels in Grand Baie are The Veranda Grand-Baie, Le Mauricia Hotel, 20˚ South, Ocean Villas, Royal Palm, Ventura Hotel and The Merville Beach Resort.

For those looking to buy a property in Mauritius, this area has much to offer. There are existing homes and villas that are available, and several new developments are also under construction or have recently been completed.

How to get there?

It is ideally located between the village of Péreybère (to the east) and Trou aux Biches (to the West). Taking the Express 215 of the North Station, the trip from Grand Baie to Port Louis takes approximately 30 minutes, while the trip from Grand Baie to the airport takes about two hours on average.

The Triolet Bus Service bus line leads to key locations in Mauritius. You can easily take the bus from Port Louis to other villages like Triolet, Goodlands, Grand Gaube and can also easily venture further across the island.