The cape of Cap Malheuret is the northernmost point of the island. Here is the tiny church of Notre-Dame-Oxillatris, famous for its roof, quaint carved wood interior and font in the shape of a giant sea shell.
According to Wholevehicles, Triolet is a pretty village famous for having the largest Hindu temple in Mauritius, Maheswarnath Shiwala. Deer Island (Ile aux Cerfs) is a beautiful place with excellent beaches and a transparent lagoon, where sailing, diving and water skiing are practiced.
Rose Hill is home to many schools, colleges and the University of Mauritius. This lively town is also famous for its colonial-style buildings, Italian-style theatre, gallery and shopping malls of the Arab Quarter.
In the city of Curepipe, located almost in the center of the island, there is the Royal College, the town hall building, many colonial buildings, and a botanical garden. Local shops and restaurants are almost always full, especially during New Year’s celebrations and football matches (the largest stadium in Mauritius is located near the city). You should definitely visit the nearby Trou aux Cerfs, an extinct volcano with a crater 85 m deep and 200 m wide. 6 km from Curepipe is the Black River Gorge National Park with many plants and rare birds.
In Turtle Bay (Turtle Bay) you can see the ruins of the ancient settlement of Balaklava.
One of the main wonders of the island is the multi-colored land of Chamarel. This unique place consists of sand dunes of seven colors, and if you mix them, then after just a few hours the boundaries between the sands will be restored again.
Mahebourg is a town with a rich past, built in the bay of Grand Port, attracting tourists with the Chateau Robillard castle with the Museum of National History (old maps and engravings, swords of corsairs and the remains of sunken ships). In addition to walking along the picturesque sleepy streets and shops, it is worth visiting the confectionery factory and the church of Notre-Dame-des-Anges.
Souyac is a small village located along the rocky coast of Sawan County. There is very beautiful nature there: the Telfair garden, the Gris Gris rocks, decorated with bizarre “stucco” due to many years of erosion, and, of course, the Rochester waterfalls.
The Victoria 1840 Museum is an old sugar factory that has been carefully restored and is now part of the island’s cultural heritage. It houses the Maniglie Foundation (a student of the great Henri Matisse) and the Museum of Modern Art.
12 km from Port Louis is the city of Moka – the second most important place on the island after the capital. Local “must-sees”: the former governor’s mansion “Le Redute”, the Eurek House Museum, the cultural center “Domain-le-Paille”, the Gandhi Institute, where the Folklore Museum of Indian Immigrants is located.
You can also visit the Pamplemousses botanical garden in Mauritius, the Le Domaine des Pailles estate, which recreates the atmosphere of a former colonial estate and demonstrates the entire process of making rum – from processing sugar cane to the most exciting procedure, tasting.
Read more about interesting places on the island on the Mauritius attractions page.
Most of the entertainment on the island is of a sports nature: golf, tennis, horseback riding, cycling, snorkeling, water skiing, surfing, kayaks and kayaks, parachuting. In addition, the Leisure Village water amusement park is open on the island, and casinos await the most gambling tourists at some hotels.
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Fishing on the high seas is one of the main attractions of Mauritius. At any time of the year, record specimens of blue marlin, hammerhead fish, tuna and barracuda are caught here. The best time for fishing is September-April, and the least “cool” months are June and July. The most fishy are the bays off the southwest coast, from the Riviere Marlin Noire to Morne Brabant.
Fishing boats can be hired at almost all hotels on the island, but in high season it makes sense to book a boat in advance. You can arrange to go to sea with some local fisherman: such fishing can be even more interesting and productive than the “official” one, and at the same time it will cost much less.
This sport in Mauritius is very popular, as well as windsurfing and kitesurfing. From May to December, when the strongest winds are here, the height of the waves sometimes reaches 7 m! However, you should not be afraid of this size: beginners can always be trained in the lagoon, on calm water. All necessary equipment can be rented.
The best place to surf in Mauritius (and one of the top 20 in the world) is Tamarin Bay on the west coast of the island. There you can easily meet a couple of surfers in a day – world-class celebrities.