What are the top 10 places to hang out in Mauritius? I can recommend a place or two. Mauritius is a mysterious country that you do not know anything about and you know it would be an interesting place to visit.
No wonder it is a well-known destination for celebrities and for honeymoon destinations for newlyweds. A high-class destination proposes the best services of its numerous deluxe hotels, amazing villas and bungalows.
It has the best beaches and amazing sceneries, historic sites and amazing rain forests. To be able to visit each of the islands of Mauritius, hire a car and follow a tour guide to guarantee the best use of your time in Mauritius.
The list of the top 10 places to hangout in Mauritius are listed below:
Le Morne Brabant is found in the South of the island and is an uninhabited place. It has many hotels around it. On this spot, you get to see Le Morne Mountain, which is a World Heritage spot. It has a lot of precious history attached to it. This was the place where slaves went to when they wanted to escape their masters. The scenery is amazing on the west and south coast of the island.
Black River Gorges National Park
This national park measures 6574 hectares. It has a mix of native forests and wildlife. The thick forest is home to at least 300 species of flowering plants. You can find some of the rarest birds in the world in Mauritius.
The national park is the habitat of the pink pigeon, a bird that can be found only in Mauritius. It is an endangered species. There are many hiking trails in Mauritius for nature enthusiasts. Tourists who love the outdoors can visit the black river gorges and enjoy cinematic views by seeing the amazing gorges, vistas, peaks and waterfalls of the environs.
Chamarel is a small village located in the district of Savanne. Chamarel attracts much since you will have the chance to visit beautiful places in its vicinity. This is the highest waterfall in Mauritius. The Chamarel Falls is as imposing as a waterfall, and anywhere you pick in its vicinity is a perfect spot.
Climbing the stairs to a platform that reveals an impressive view. It is called the ‘Seven Coloured Earth’ and is made of sand dunes with distinct colours that are red, brown and purple. The colour phenomenon happens due to cooling. At different temperatures of the volcanic rocks, they form dunes with many colours.
La Vanille Crocodile Park
The most popular thing about this location is the crocodile. There are other creatures including giant bats, giant turtles, monkeys and insect collection.
Long walks in the African jungle and observing flora and fauna are some of the activities you can have in Mauritius.
The insectarium is one of the world’s largest private collections of butterflies and insects. You can feast your eyes on the beautiful creatures. The restaurant in the place has on its menu ‘Crocodile Curry’. That is how exotic Mauritius is.
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
This botanical garden is also known as Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden that covers a space of 60 acres and has many palm trees. One of the unique topographies of the garden is its giant lily ponds with tadpoles and frogs. There are also fruit bat trees with bats hanging off the branches, lakes with giant turtles and fishes. There are also trees planted by famous figures that include Indira Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
Château de Labourdonnais
The Château de Labourdonnais is one of the best ways to rediscover the 19th-century Mauritian lifestyle. The house is brilliantly restored. It was built in 1859, was restored to its original glory, and is a memorable experience for its visitors.
When you visit Château, you can have a short walk in the garden, visit the distillery and taste the Rhum that is produced locally at the Rhumerie des Mascareignes. In this estate, you will taste Mauritian cuisine and it is heavenly to taste.
Ile Aux Cerfs
There is a large island of Mauritius called Iles Aux Cerfs located off the East Coast. It has a remarkable white sandy beach, with palm trees and waters in all blue shades. This is one of the main attractions of this island. The picture-postcard blue lagoon will make you feel like you have arrived in another world.
It is the perfect place for BBQ and a relaxation spot. Some of the activities you can carry out are parasailing and hiking to view the pristine island.
Other services offered by the island are a restaurant with tasty food and a fancy golf course.
La roche qui pleure / Le Souffleur
This is a super amazing place that can be inspired and serve as a relaxation spot for the weary tourist. You can also view the watch waves crashing against the volcanic cliffs. Porous rocks allow you to hear each crashing of the waves against the rocks. It is an enjoyable experience. This is one of the top 10 places to hang out in Mauritius.
This is an extinct volcano; it is now a lake that you find high up in the mountains; as high as 1800 feet above sea level. The Hindus consider this one of the most sacred places in Mauritius.
The locals believe that it is filled with holy waters from the River Ganges in India on the occasion of Maha Shivaratree. Many people make pilgrimages from their homes to the lake on foot and carry religious Kawals the whole way. A 108-foot statue of Shiva is a landmark in that spot.
Champ de Mars in Port Louis
You should visit this one spot if you are a fan of horse races. For tourists who love horse races, get your best outfit and have a very fruitful Saturday at the Champ de Mars racecourse. It is the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere and the second oldest racecourse in the world.
There are canapés and drinks served to the guests at the racecourse. You can also place the occasional bet and win the jackpot. The atmosphere at the racecourse is electric and you will enjoy it even if you are not a fan of horse racing.
There remain more places that you can visit in Mauritius but the above are our top 10 spots to hang out in Mauritius. Have an amazing trip.