Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is the perfect place to get back to nature. It is popular to tourists looking for natural wonders in a tropical climate and to relax in its pristine white beaches, sparkling lagoons and numerous adventurous water sports. Travel to Mauritius and spot some pink pigeons and giant tortoises on the Ile aux Aigrettes nature reserve just off the South East coast, or go dolphin watching off the West Coast. For travellers wanting some land adventures, walk with the lions in the Mauritius safari park and then head to the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden with its bright and vibrant plant life. Although Mauritius is more popularly known for its beautiful beaches, the countryside also has a lot to offer the adventurous traveller. Visitors to the country can zip-line through the forest or go quad biking in the mountains. A visit to the extinct volcano at Curepipe should not be missed as well.
When planning a trip to Mauritius, travellers will find that there are many places to go, sights to see and activities to do to choose from. Here are just a few of the more popular tourist spots in Mauritius to add to the itinerary:
Port Louis – This capital city of Mauritius is the political, economic and cultural centre of the country. The city is popular for its cultural history as well as for its excellent shopping and bustling nightlife. Many of the city’s building are architecturally beautiful reflecting the country’s rich colonial history. Some of the more popular tourist spots in Port Louis include the Blue Penny Museum, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, Jummah Masjid Mosque and the Pieter Both Mountain.
Flic-en-Flac – A seaside village situated on the western area of the country, Flic-en-Flac is home to one of the longest and nicest beaches on the island. The beach provides visitors a stunning view of the Indian Ocean and the Le Morne Brabant Peninsula. The village also has a beautiful lagoon that is surrounded by coral reefs.
Grand-Baie – Located in the Rivière du Rempart District and partly situated in the Pamplemousses District, Grand-Baie is a coastal village popular for its beaches, shopping and nightlife. The village has numerous bars and restaurants as well as several hotels and accommodations. Some of the more popular beaches in the village include Ilot Gabriel Beach, Pereybere Beach and La Cuvette Beach.
Mahébourg – Located on the southeastern area of Mauritius, Mahébourg is a small city and capital of the Grand Port District. It is popular among tourists for its markets, museums and of course beaches. What was once a small coastal city is now a bustling centre with even a casino by the waterfront. Some of the more popular tourist spots in Mahébourg include the National History Museum, Rault Biscuit Factory and Notre Dame des Anges.
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