Find out about the different characteristics that shape the island of Mauritius below:
The north is the most developed part of the island and hosts the most bustling touristic village of the island, Grand Bay.+
In its vicinity, you can find some of the best shops, restaurants, pubs, leisure spots, and beaches on the island. Staying on the north coast provides easy access to the historic capital of Mauritius, Port Louis, which bears some of the oldest buildings on the island, craft markets, museums, the lively waterfront, a plethora of shops and lots of street food stalls to give you a taste of the island's flavours. It's definitely an experience not to be missed when visiting Mauritius.
renowned for it exceptional natural untouched beauty, strong history and overall authenticity.+
Peace and tranquillity are synonymous with the south of the island, renowned for it exceptional natural untouched beauty, strong history and overall authenticity. Such as the iconic Le Morne Mountain, the birthplace of the folkloric Sega music, is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its cultural and historical legacy in connection with slavery and its abolishment on the island. A helicopter ride in this area will allow you to see the mystical underwater waterfall and offer stunning panoramic views. Blue Bay, on the eastern end of the south, hosts a world-class marine park and is an excellent snorkelling spot. The Heritage Bel Ombre estate allows visitors to enjoy the historical placement of the gastronomic restaurant situated in Le Chateau de Bel Ombre and then head-off for a round of golf on their 18-hole championship golf-course, before exploring the estate's nature reserve.
The east is perfect for a few days of tranquillity, before diving into the diverse experiences the other areas of the island have to offer.+
Home to the more peaceful but equally gorgeous beaches of the island, the east coast is an aquatic paradise. An abundance of multi-coloured fishes and the stunning coral reef are a sight to see, so much so, an undersea walk is a must-do activity! The beautiful Belle Mare beach is a great spot for relaxing, swimming, tanning, kitesurfing and even snorkelling, along with a range of other water activities. The east is perfect for a few days of tranquillity, before diving into the diverse experiences the other areas of the island have to offer. At Anahita, golf lovers can appreciate the world-class 18-hole golf course designed by Ernie Els.
The west coast is also quite developed and is perfect if you want to get a taste of la dolce vita as an Islander.+
The coastal towns, Flic en Flac and Tamarin, are residential areas of choice on the island and offer easy access to the centre, the capital and the south, all while seamlessly blending a premium holiday feel and an authentic island experience. The west also hosts the popular nature park, Casela - World of Adventures, where among other activities, you can go on a safari tour and zip-line over the valley. Get a catamaran to pick you up at your doorstep while staying at La Balise Marina, for a cruise to Benitiers island for lunch, followed by a swim with the dolphins.
The bustling centre of the island offers a surplus of experiences ranging from adventure to shopping to eating.+
Dive into the authenticity of an everyday Mauritian lifestyle. The bustling centre of the island offers a surplus of experiences ranging from adventure to shopping to eating. For shopping, you can either go to one of the many malls, such as Bagatelle, So Flo or Trianon. Or opt to check out the town shops and local markets in Curepipe, Quatre Bornes and Rose Hill. For eating, the food courts in the malls offer restaurants that offer a range of local dishes as well as well-known food chains. The towns offer some of the best street food along with great restos. And for adventure, hike up one of the many mountains for exceptional views, see the valleys and waterfalls, visit the religious Grand Bassin, the dormant volcanic crater Trou aux Cerfs, and without a doubt, don't miss the tea route, a charming and historical experience.