Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, which is popular for its beaches, reefs and lagoons. The geography of Mauritius is bound by the Blck River, the Gorges National Park, vivid rainforests, and rich wildlife. It is one of the most-sought country lying in East Africa that witnesses numerous crowd of tourists every season with its sightseeing ventures looming large. Tourism remains the major contributor to the country’s economy which supports employment in the tourism sector at a wide scale.
Why is Mauritius a popular getaway destination?
Mauritius is a land that lies on the lap of nature which contains lush green environ, wild waterfalls, crystal clear turquoise lagoons, and white sand beaches making the place a paradise island positioned amidst a sub-tropical climate, clam and serene atmosphere, topped by coastal resort attraction. Be it a family vacation, or a honeymoon you will enjoy at the fullest on the golden sands, and swimming in the waters which is a breathtaking adventure out there!
The best side to explore in Mauritius is the east coast which has the beautiful white sand beaches, hotel with deluxe facilitations and stretches which are flat and serene.
Things to do in Mauritius
There are a bunch of spectacular activities that you can carry out with your dear and near ones in Mauritius. Some of them have been mentioned below:
It is the largest city of Mauritius and the capital city of the same. It is a great place to visit as you can spend quality time in exploring authentic local cuisine, shop in the rich souvenirs at reasonable prices for the markets here are known to supply cheap clothing to its masses. Apart from the same, there is Port Louis Theatre which is an utter display of the culture!
Mauritius is an ideal location for fishing where you get astonished to discover fishes surrounding the sea including the blue and black marlin, yellow tuna, different varieties of barracuda and sharks, Mako shark, blue shark, Bonito, white tuna, and becune.
Discover the Caudan Waterfront
This is an attraction where the locals and lovers meet each other to spend some quality time. You get to watch the street entertainers, shopping centers, several food options, and historical ensembles like, Blue Penny Museum, The Stamp Museum, and the Mauritius Natural History Museum.
China Town is a must-visit location in Port Louis for it has an unprecedented culture and food. If you wish to taste real finger-licking Chinese cuisines out here in Mauritius, then what could be a better option than China Town.
Blue Bay Marine Park
When it comes to scuba lovers, then this is it! The Blue Bay Marine Park is famous for its crystal clear waters. From scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, and sailing, you can enjoy every water sport that you have ever thought of, along with sunbathing with a luxurious tropical drink in hand.
The Best Time to Visit Mauritius
When you plan a visit to the paradise island, then the best time are the months from May to December when the weather conditions are sunny, dry, bright and cool. You can enjoy the best beaches, exotic seafood, and the warm sub-tropical climate surrounding you throughout the vacation. Mauritius is also a nice place to visit for female solo travelers.
What are the best cuisines to explore in Mauritius?
Mauritius has a long list for the foodies striving to explore the scrumptious cuisines out here. As the island is both affected and influenced by the Portuguese and Indian geographical measures, it has a diverse take when it comes to food.
Curry is a major component that plays a major role in adding string taste to the Mauritian cuisine. The Creole curries are made out of onion, garlic, curry leaves and other mesmerizing herbs and spices that goes perfect with rice and bread.
If you are searching for the best curries, the following places can get the best namely, Sunshine Fusion restaurant in Poste Lafayette, Roti Aka Vinoda restaurant in Flic en Flac, House of India in Trou aux Biches, Sitar Indian Restaurant in Moka, Saffron Grill restaurant in Riviere du Rempart and Mich Resto in Chamarel village.
Farata is an add on to the popular set of delicacies in Mauritius. Farata is the Mauritius version of Parantha which is eaten with either chutney or curry. They are widely found in, La Chaumière Masala Restaurant, Ile aux Cerfs island, Mauritius and House of India in Trou aux Biches.
Alouda is the Mauritian avatar of the Indian Falooda which is pink or green in color which is made with basil, and milk with some essence added for taste. If you want to have Mauritian version of Falooda then you can vouch on Banana Beach Club in Grand Baie, Big Willy’s in Tamarin Village, The Oberoi Bar in Pointe aux Piments
If you are fond of tea, then, of course, you have Bois Cheri tea that hits your senses right from the tea factory manufacturing. Do not miss the black flavored tea at Bois Cheri Tea factory in Bois Cheri Road, Mauritius.
Other than all the above, try the Mauritian Biryani, Dim sums, seafood, dholl puri and many more.
Shopping in Mauritius
If you are a shop hop person, then Mauritius will steal your heart. There are many places that allow you to carry out shopping for several items from apparels to accessories of the top-notch brands.
- Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius
- Phoenix Mall
- Caudan Waterfront
- Port Louis Central Market
- Quatre- Bornes Market
- Flacq Market
- Mahebourg Market
Thus, with all the qualities from climate, to food and from accommodation to sightseeing favoring the magical place called Mauritius, it is hence brought into concern that it suits every person the best for an escape. A tour to Mauritius is what needs to be done once in a lifetime for positioning oneself amidst the palm-fringed beaches with admirable sands and sun rays raising your mood!
Twinkle Garg is a prolific travel blog creator at Swan Tours who dabbles her skills in researching, evaluating and catching insights of several destinations, both National and International. She loves to share her travel experiences with fellow travelers.