Mauritius Attractions and Popular Sights (2024)

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Mauritius is a small country that becomes popular among tourists from all over the world. The sights of Mauritius will impress both experienced travelers and those who just started to check the world’s beautiful places. Many go for beach holidays in Mauritius; the island attracts visitors with diving options for different experience level, chances to swim with dolphins and just enjoy ocean beauties.

Attractions of the island of Mauritius

There are also many things to do for those who prefer to stay active even during vacation. Newlyweds choose Mauritius as the perfect place for honeymoon.

Here is the guide with the full list of best Mauritius tourist attractions: keep reading to get up-to-date information about the must-visit places on this tropical island.

Places to visit in the east of Mauritius

Visit Curepipe city

The oldest city and business center of the island is Curepipe city. Here you can taste national dishes, buy original gizmos in shops, attend football events. On the dormant volcano Trou aux Cerfs, you can take unique photos or simply enjoy walking.

Photo by Nashad Rujobolly

Explore Mahebourg city

Mahebourg is a city with unique architecture. One of the most popular places to visit in the National History Museum. It is located in Chateau Gheude, which was a French country house and now is included in the list of national heritage. The next place to visit in Mahebourg can be catholic church Notre Dame des Anges.

Ile aux Cerfs

Ile aux Cerfs also known as Deer island is a place with snow-white beaches and clear water. You can relax on the beaches with white sand and enjoy water activities and attractions for adults and children.

Mauritius Attractions - Chateau Robillard
Chateau Robillard

Things to Do in The West of Mauritius

In the west of the country, the following attractions are worth visiting:

Visit Black River Gorges National Park

Black River Gorges near the volcano is a protected area with the rarest plants, flora and fauna. Turtle Bay will surprise you with its unique atmosphere.

Black River Gorger National Park, Mauritius

Chamarel Seven Colored Earth

Colored sands of Chamarel. Hundreds of tourists come to see at the real miracle of the landscape, where sands of seven different colors are mixed.

If you would like to visit several tourist spots of Mauritius South West in one day like Seven Coloured Earths’, Shiva Statue, Black River Gorges National Park and some other inconic landmarks, you can join private full day tour with pickup. Click here to get more info about the itinerary and make your reservation.

Chamarel Seven Colored Earth

Eureka House Museum

Once a sugar factory, nowadays there is a garden with a river and a waterfall.

Eureka House Museum, Mauritius
Eureka House Museum

Things To Do In the North of Mauritius

In the north, tourists are invited to visit:

Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice

Catholic church Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice is well known for its red roof. It is one of the oldest churches on the island; as this cathedral witnessed the war between France and Great Britain.

Red Roof Church, Mauritius

Maheswarnath Mandir

This hindu temple is known also as Grand Shivala Triolet. The temple was founded in 1888 and is considered to be the oldest and biggest one in Mauritius island.

Grand Shiva Triolet, Mauritius

Visit Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

Pamplemousses is a heavenly place for a good rest.

Except of the garden with variety of plants, there are enough beaches to be explored. One of them is the cleanest Trou aux Biches. Moving further to the north you can visit Grand Baie with its bars, discos and casinos.

If you would like to explore the North of Mauritius, visit Red Roof Church, botanical gardens and Port Louis, then you can join full day tour with hotel transfer. Click here to get more details about the itinerary and make your reservation.

Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

Things To Do In South Mauritius

Take a Trip to La Vanille Zoo

A visit to La Vanille Zoo is a must, there you can meet giant tortoises, crocodiles and other animals. After that, you can visit Souillac village and enjoy an authentic atmosphere and pristine nature.

La Vanille Nature Park

Admire Underwater Waterfall in Le Morne

The south of the island is famous for its unique phenomenon – an underwater waterfall, which was formed due to the junction of currents and many coral reefs.

Underwater waterfall in Mauritius
Underwater Waterfall, Mauritius

There are many activities to enjoy, like cycling and horseback riding, surfing, water skiing. You can also enjoy sea fishing in Mauritius in any season.


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