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Mauritius Highlights


There are many places to be visited in Mauritius


Mauritius Highlights: Where to go and what to see

Mauritius has many tourist attractions that are worth to be visited. The following selection covers some of the most attractive ones. You can be sure: There are many more!

My favorite spot is Sept Cascades!

The harbour of Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis

The harbour, the Citadelle, Aapravasi Ghat, the Post Museum and Le Caudan Waterfront are the Must Sees in Mauritius’ capital city.

Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius

Le Caudan Waterfront

This area consists of shopping arcades, nice restaurants and cafés at the waterfront, a casino and the Post Museum.

Vieux Grand Port, Mauritius

Vieux Grand Port

The serene and isolated Vieux Grand Port in the Southeast Coast is considered as the cradle of Mauritian History. Two historic sites and a museum remind to the first landing of Dutch sailors in 1598.

Notre Dame, Cap Malheureux, Mauritius

Cap Malheureux

The small village in the North has a real paradisiac setting with its beach and its fishermen. The Roman Catholic Church Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Chapel is famous for its vivid red roof.

Blue Bay, Mauritius

Blue Bay

Blue Bay Marine Park is one of the most beautiful beaches and spots for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Ebene Cybercity, Mauritius

Ebène Cybercity

The Financial Center of Mauritius has several buildings with edgy architectural concepts.

Baie du Cap, Mauritius

Baie du Cap

This little village at the South coast has a famous switchback called Macondé. From there, you can enjoy a spectacular view over the coast line and up to the mountains.

Chamarel Falls, Mauritius

Chamarel Falls

One of the most beautiful waterfalls auf Mauritius, heading over a steep cliff in an untouched natural environment.

Black River Gorge viewpoint, Mauritius

Black River Gorge

The Black River Gorge National Park has breathtaking view points, hiking trails, and picknick areas in and around the largest canyon of Mauritius.

Seven-Coloured Earth, Mauritius

Seven-Coloured Earth

The seven-coloured earth at Chamarel is a unique spot of natural soil rich of heavy metals that do not allow plants to grow on it.

The summit of Le Pouce, Mauritius

Le Pouce

The summit of Le Pouce, 820 meters above sea level, is the easiest mountain to summit with a breathtaking paroramic view from the top.

Le Morne Brabant, Mauritius

Le Morne Brabant

This iconic rock at the Southwest corner of Mauritius is not very high, but difficult to climb on. It can only be accessed with a guide.

Fishing village on the West Coast of Mauritius

Fishing villages

There are many picturesque fishing villages with a relaxed atmosphere along the southwestern, southern, eastern and northeastern coast.

La Vanille Nature Park, Mauritius

La Vanille Nature Park

Giant turtles, crocodiles, lemurs and other animals can be seen in this nature park close to the South coast.

Botanical Garden, Pamplemousse, Mauritius

Botanical Gardens

The Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in Pamplemousse is presenting the Mauritius flora in a beautiful setting. Many species are endemic.

Casela Nature Park, Mauritius

Casela Nature Park

Casela Nature & Leisure Park offers many outdoor attractions in a spectacular mountainous setting: Safaris, quad rides, wild animal interaction, and more.

And the winner is …

Sept Cascades

The Seven Cascades Canyon is pure nature, as wild and untouched as God has created it.

There are some narrow tracks on which you can hike, but no waysigns, no parking area, no indication where the few access points are. No facilities, and almost no mobile network coverage inside the canyon. It can happen that you hike through the entire valley (at least four hours) and meet only 1 or 2 people.

Sounds unbelievable? Check it out by yourself!

Sept Cascades, Mauritius