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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.

 

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If you are trawling the web to find a warm holiday destination, you can take a look at the many beautiful islands of the Indian Ocean. They will definitely delight you.

When we talk about Indian Ocean, many will think about “summer all year round” and that’s probably right. Covering 70,560,000 km², the Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean of the world and is for many paradise on earth. The warmest ocean of the globe, the Indian Ocean is situated on the north of the equator and guarantees unforgettable experience.

Indian Ocean Beach

With the blue oceanic waters and spellbinding islands scattered in the Indian Ocean, it is hard to resist the temptation of laying back there. Popular for its iconic islands notably: Mauritius, Seychelles and Reunion, the Indian Ocean might be the sunshine break you need.

Summer in the Indian Ocean

While the European countries face cloudy skies and chilly climatic conditions, islands in the Indian Ocean enjoy a sunny warm and humid atmosphere.

Mauritius

Beaches in Mauritius

The pearl of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has conquered many hearts by now. Located in the south-west of the Indian Ocean and in the African continent, the Republic of Mauritius covers an area of 2040 km². It is a volcanic island with coral reefs protecting the coastline. The capital city Port Louis is also the business center and main administration of the island.

Mauritius is extremely famous among holiday seekers for its postcard beaches, breath-taking landscapes, lush vegetation and rich cultural value. Reputed for its racial harmony and stability, this sublime island proved to be unique.

Unsurprisingly, Mauritius is one of the leading holiday destination in the world, it provides over 200 activities, attractions and interesting sites all waiting to be discovered.

Summer in Mauritius

Situated in the southern hemisphere, the tropical island is full of bright sunshine. Mauritius summer, starts from November and lasts till April where temperature varies between 29°c to 32°c during the day and 26°c to 29°c at night.

Attractions and Activities

The paradise island of Mauritius is jam-packed with attractions and activities that will keep you entertained throughout your journey. Mauritius pristine beaches are the perfect location to lay down your towel on. Mont Choisy, Bereybere and Flic en Flac beaches are among the spots tourists will not leave without visiting. To enjoy your stay in Mauritius, we recommend hotels in Flic en Flac, namely Villas Carolline.

Other attractions such as; Le Morne Brabant (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Trou aux Cerf, Chamarel coloured earth, Chamarel waterfalls and Mauritius National Botanical Garden are not to be missed.

Quad biking

Mauritius, as said earlier is the destination of fun and leisure, popular activities are:

  1. Surfing
  2. Kitesurfing
  3. Scuba diving
  4. Catamaran cruise
  5. Underwater sea walk
  6. Swimming with dolphins
  7. Quad biking
  8. Zip lining
  9. Golf
  10. Sky diving

Car rental in Mauritius is definitely the best way to commute around the island.

Seychelles

Iconic Anse Source d'Argent

Ever wondered how heaven will look like? If yes, then it is strongly possible that your description of paradise match itself with the Seychelles. Indeed, Seychelles is an island of all wonders.

Covering a land area of 459km², the Republic of Seychelles is an incredible archipelago of 115 islands nestled on the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Among the 115 islands, 41 are granitic islands and the remaining 74 comprises of coralline islands and few atolls. Between 4 to 10 degrees south of the Equator, this fabulous archipelago has a population of approximately 89,173 inhabitants.

Seychelles has 3 main islands: Mahé, La Digue and Praslin, where Mahé is the largest and most developed island in the archipelago. The capital city Victoria in Mahé is the smallest city in the world.

Constantly acclaimed for its legendary beauty, Seychelles is home to the world’s most beautiful beaches, sceneries and a rare and unique flora and fauna. 50% of Seychelles landmass is classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Summer in Seychelles

Summer in Seychelles is warm, humid and lively. Summertime starts from November to April where temperature reaches its peaks in January and February. Temperature can climb up to 31°c during the day and fall down to 28°c in the evening. Seychelles is located outside the cyclone zone.

Attractions and Activities

The Seychelles archipelago comprises of many stunning and unspoiled beaches among which Anse Source d’Argent is the Star. The magical effect of Anse source d’Argent has even mesmerized the Hollywood directors, many films featured this tropical gem.

Anse Lazio, the co-star of Anse source d’Argent is also remarkable. As per Lonely Planet, Anse Lazio is the best beach of Praslin, an amazing spot away from the hectic hustle and bustle of daily routine.  For accommodation check out hotel in Praslin and villa in Praslin.

Other attractions include: Vallée de Mai National Park, Morne Seychellois National Park, Natural History Museum, Bird Island and Aride Island.

Scuba diving in the Indian Ocean

Activities include:

  1. Scuba Diving
  2. Kitesurfing
  3. Surfing
  4. Banana Rides
  5. Snorkeling
  6. Golf
  7. Horse Riding
  8. Zip Lining
  9. Rock Climbing
  10. Island Hopping

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Réunion

Piton de la Fournaise, Reunion Island

Réunion Island, once known as Ile Bourbon is a French department located in the southwest of the Indian Ocean and covers an area of 2,512 km². About 200 km southwest of Mauritius, Ile de la Reunion is more popular for its volcanoes, especially, Piton de la Fournaise which adds a special touch to the uniqueness of the island.

The island is inhabited by nearly 844,994 persons and the shores of the islands are constantly gaining meters with each major eruption of the massive Piton de la Fournaise. The capital city Saint-Denis is well known for its architectural houses.

Ile de la Reunion has a lot to offer, from beaches, iconic volcanoes, rich biodiversity and picturesque landscape to a lovely culture.

Summer in Reunion

The Island enjoys a tropical climate nearly all year round. The atmosphere in summer is sunny, warm and humid where occasional breezes soften the climate. Summer is from November to April, similar to her sister island Mauritius. Average temperature is 26°c in this period.

Attractions and Activities

Attractions: Piton des Neiges, Piton de la Fournaise, Bassin Aigrettes Saint Gilles les Bain, Cirque de Cilaos, Cirque de Mafate, Cirque de Salazie and Miracle Church.

Parachute jumping in Indian Ocean

Activities:

  1. Hiking
  2. Canyoning
  3. Paragliding
  4. Parachute Jumping
  5. Scuba Diving
  6. Glass bottom boat trip
  7. Kitesurfing
  8. Surfing
  9. Big Game Fishing
  10. Jet Skiing

Have a nice trip to the majestic Indian Ocean!

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

Casela Adventure Park

Mauritius, a former British colony, became independent in 1968 and now belongs to the Republic of Mauritius also composed of Rodrigues and some neighboring islands. Between mountain ranges, plateaus and beaches lined by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius offers a wide variety of beautiful landscapes. Rich in a culture marked by centuries of colonization, Mauritius is a land of exception. Traditions characterized by local music, Creole flavors and rich cuisine are not to be missed during your stay in Mauritius.

Top tourist attractions in Mauritius

Before you leave, prepare your journey to Mauritius, well in advance, in order to avoid missing any of its many outstanding natural and tourist sites. The capital, Port Louis, home to notable landmarks such as Government House, Adelaide Fort built by the English and Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage of UNESCO. Each side of the island offers a lot of surprising discoveries. Leave the capital and head towards the rich North for its beautiful beaches with amazing names: Trou aux Biches beach, Mont Chosie beach and Pereybere beach … This region hosts many tourists attracted by its leisure centers, restaurants and nightlife.

In the South and Southeast, you can admire the cliffs being hit by waves of surprising power. Located between landscapes of mountain and sea. In the East of Mauritius you will be disoriented for a moment and enjoy a quiet moment on one of the most secluded beaches of the island Belle Mare. The West offers many opportunities for beach recreation and fishing. You can also admire the Morne Brabant Mountain, World Heritage of UNESCO. In the center of Mauritius, finally discover the completely different landscape of Trou aux Cerfs, ancient volcano, the Tea Route, highland houses and the Ganga Talao, a center of Hindu pilgrimage.

Leisure in Mauritius

Your holiday in Mauritius are the opportunity to practice many leisure activities. Besides discovering the sights, enjoy your trip to Mauritius to learn about local cultural specificities through the various festivals and events offered. Guests can enjoy the sun while lying on the sand and water activities – diving, fishing, sea excursions – or sports such as golf, 4×4, horseback riding, skydiving and mountain biking. To relax, thalassotherapy centers awaits you. Finally, restaurants, bars and nightclubs on the island, grouped primarily on the West Coast and in the North, are waiting for an evening full of fun.

Casela Adventure Park

Go to the west of the island, three kilometers from Flic-en-Flac, within the Adventure Park of Casela. 14 hectares of lush area where you can unleash your sense of adventure in the proposed activities like zip-lining, canyoning, quad biking and much more. You can also encounter wild animals, observe many species of birds and discover the tropical flora of the park.

What to do during your day at Casela?

Come face-to-face with zebras, ostriches, deer, antelopes, African giraffes… during a safari. This African Reserve is all yours during this 45 minute trip on a completely open 4X4, to be closer to the animals. Beware of the very curious ostriches, they will not hesitate to pinch your fingers.

For now you will see mainly zebras and ostriches. Segway or quad improve that experience since they are more fun and the scenery is amazing!

The Big Cats

The Big Cats game remains one of the most unforgettable moments. You will discover a number of activities devoted to the big cats including walking with the lions, the drive-thru and the meeting with the cubs.

Drive-thru

On board of a 4X4, enter the heart of the park home to lions and tigers … grrr! Watch them climb trees, chase rabbits or doing what cats do best: Laze around! If you are lucky you might witness a game between the keeper and a griffon. All you have to do is remain alert camera in hand! But be careful, tigers have a habit of marking their territory on the back of the bus, you are warned!

Walking with lions

What a feeling to move alongside the king of the jungle! This one-hour walk takes place near the Rempart River. Enter the territory of the lions in the enclosure where they rest after walking and get your photo taken while you caress the beast, kneeling behind her, memorable! The team of professionals and supervisors of the park will never leave you alone.

Meeting the Cubs

Lucky you, if you visit Casela after the births of cubs you will have the chance to play and caress those big and cute kittens!

The Mini Farm

This dedicated space allows children of all ages to interact with animals such as fawns, rabbits, wallabies, giant tortoises, ducks, guinea pigs … Look, touch and cuddle these gentle animals. The smaller one will also have the opportunity to feed or bottle feed babies, a real moment of sharing.

The Aviary

Casela Adventure Park

Since the recent transformation of the park, you also have the opportunity to stroll in the heart of the aviary among 1500 birds such as parrots, lovebirds, cockatoos of coffins, parakeets great alexander.. You will certainly be amazed by those wonderful feathers of all colours flocking together.

Extreme activities

Canyoning

Jump head first to explore “the three canyons of Rempart” (Papaya River, Rempart River and Pigeon Hole). This tour takes place on a half-day picnic break at the edge of the falls.

Quad Biking and Segway

You can enjoy two different visits via two modes. The quad bike for the bigger and the Segway for the small ones. Unique experience await you on a predefined path where you will meet animals of the park or share fun times on muddy roads.

Zip-lines

Casela Adventure Park

Fan of adrenaline rush? Casela holds one of the longest zip line in Mauritius (400 meters). Experience breathtaking scenery animated by cheerful monitors who will surely make some jokes! Cross Nepalese bridges, let the dual zip lines carry you, upside down over rivers! All in the middle of a really exceptional environment. The first jump is very impressive!

The Tubby Slides

Novelty in the park – “The Tubby Slides” (Avalanche Slides) where you slide with buoys. One is 80 meters, with bends accessible to children from 6 years old, and the other (from 10 years) is 30 meters, with a springboard to take off. We assure you the adrenaline rush is waiting for you, especially during take-off, before landing on the giant mattress. Do not hesitate to repeat the experience!

Have fun at Casela Adventure Park!