Africa and Indian Ocean

Mauritius

Mauritius
The Essential
You need look no further than Mauritius if you are in search of a seaside destination doubled with paradise.
However, before you relax on an idyllic beach, pay a visit to the capital, Port-Louis, which will give you a foretaste of the island's good-natured cosmopolitanism and also take the time to admire the lush green garden of Pamplemousses and the highly instructive Aventure du sucre Museum.
By now you can't wait to head to the north coast and its immense sheltered beaches, or to the east coast, more unspoiled and depicted by a string of sandy beaches and isolated creeks. Don't miss one of the island's most beautiful beaches, Belle Mare.
The western seaboard, closed to the south by the imposing morne Brabant, boasts a significant asset: its lagoon, ideal for water activities. You can go swimming and diving in Blue Bay marine park off the coast of Mahébourg, and surfing and observing the dolphins in the bay of Tamarin.
In the south, leave the coast and admire the hilly inland region, rich in pleasant excursion destinations and stunning views. On the way, take the time to get to know the local population, one of the most diverse in terms of ethnic groups and cultures and wholly representative of the island's endearing authentic character.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Mauritius

Le Morne Brabant Peninsula Le Morne Brabant Peninsula
Le Morne Brabant Peninsula
Chemin Grenier
4:00
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden
Port-Louis
2:00
Black River Gorges National Park Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park
Rose Belle
5:00
Trou d'Argent Trou d'Argent
Trou d'Argent
Port Mathurin
4:00
L'Aventure du sucre L'Aventure du sucre
L'Aventure du sucre
Port-Louis
2:00
Blue Penny Museum
Blue Penny Museum
Port Louis
2:00

Our reports

The Eternal Summer of Mauritius Island

Mauritius, a little island fringed with sandy beaches, speaks a universal language - the language of imagination. If you're grumpy and you like grey skies, then you'd best stay away from this island of smiles and sun!
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