7 Most Thrilling Tourist Spots to Visit in Mauritius

Discover Mauritius, a charming tropical island just 500 miles away from the coast of Madagascar. This beautiful land has stunning tourist attractions that offer an unforgettable holiday experience for any visitor.

With the huge number of tourists that come to this part of the world, there are cheap flights to Mauritius, and some of the best hotels in Mauritius that pamper tourists after an exhausting day out. There are many fun things to do in Mauritius and many sightseeing destinations to make your visit a lifetime experience.

Read to the end and familiarize yourself with the seven best thrilling tourist spots that should top your list of MUST visit destinations.

Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges National Park

Set up on the hilly south-western part of Mauritius, Black River Gorges National Park is one of the most fascinating sightseeing spots in Mauritius. If you are the daring type, you can take a hike through the greenery way up to the island’s peak; the Black River Peak.

The tourist spot has picnic areas, long walking trails and two information centres to make the tour worthwhile. The National park preserves the island’s rainforest which is a habitat to various species of birds and wild animals. Pink pigeons, Mauritius bulbul, Mauritius parakeet, Mauritius kestrel, Mauritian flying fox,  Mauritius cuckoo-shrike, Mauritius grey white-eye, Mauritius olive white-eye and Mauritius fody are common here.

Mauritius Botanical Garden

Mauritius Botanical Garden

Mauritius Botanical Garden

Popularly referred to as Pamplemonsses Garden and SSR Botanical Garden, Mauritius Botanical Garden is the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere and a famous tourist attraction near Port Louis. Its spice garden, giant water lilies and over 85 varieties of palms create captivating a scenery.

Île aux Cerfs Island (Deer Island)

Île aux Cerfs Island

Île aux Cerfs Island

Situated near the east coast of Mauritius, Ile Aux Cerfs is renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches, amazing lagoon and huge choices of activities. Whether relaxing on the sandy beaches while sipping away on a glass of cocktail, enjoying a swim or snorkeling in the inviting lagoons, or having fun along the beaches, Ile Aux Cerfs is certainly a paradise island and a must visit and see site.

Grand Bassin

Grand Bassin

Grand Bassin

Also referred to as Ganga Talao, Grand Bassin is a fascinating lake located in the unexplored mountain area in Savanne district. The Grand Bassin is considered a holy lake by the Mauritian of Hindu faith. The Hindu community believes that the lake’s water communicates with waters of the holy Ganges of India. In fact, the community performs an annual pilgrimage on the Maha Sivaratri/“Siva’s Great Night”. You just have to witness this.

Trou aux Cerfs

Trou aux Cerfs

Trou aux Cerfs

Trou aux Cerfs is an extinct dormant volcano set up in Curepipe, Mauritius. Trou aux Cerfs is the region’s main tourist attraction. The small lake in the center of the crater and the strategic viewing point that allow visitors to enjoy a picturesque view of the Mauritius Island are what tourists love most about the site.

Chamarel park – 7 colored earth & Chamarel falls

7 colored earth

7 colored earth

The “seven-coloured earth” of Chamarel is definitely one of the best tourist attractions of Mauritius. The unique topography at Chamarel is outstanding and the only place in the world to find clay earth of 7 colors. Once up the park, visitors enjoy a leafy vegetation and the most beautiful Waterfall in Mauritius; Chamarel waterfall.

Ile aux Aigrettes

Ile aux Aigrettes

Ile aux Aigrettes

Ile aux Aigrettes is a tiny coral island dedicated to protection of endangered species and natural resources by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation. Some of the world’s rarest birds like the kestrel can be found here. The Green Gecko Phelsuma, Pink Pigeon and the Aldabra giant tortoise can also be seen here.

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