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Mauritius is the perfect tropical paradise with turquoise waters and white sand beaches bordered by palm trees or luxuriant vegetation. These are the things you can do in Mauritius in order to explore and enjoy a relaxing stay.

An island with multiple influences

Mauritius Island has a mixed heritage, with influences from Dutch, French and British colonisers. India and China have also influenced the local food and culture. You must not miss a tour of Port-Louis if you wish to explore this multifaceted Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Some landmarks in Mauritius Island testify to its multicultural past. These include the Aapravasi Ghat Fortress – which was built by the English and housed the first migrant workers from India, or the ruins of the Dutch-built Frederik Hendrik Fort. Visit the central market which abounds in colours, perfumes and exotic flavours.

Château de La Bourdonnais - a beautiful colonial residence surrounded by a green park - is one of the top destinations in Mauritius Island that testifies to its rich heritage. Another great destination is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam botanical garden in Pamplemousses, which was created in 1735. It is the first tropical garden in the world and was built on 37 hectares. You will surely enjoy an enchanting time exploring its water lily pond, screw pine alleys, royal poincianas and about one hundred species of palm trees including talipots. Explore the flavours of Mauritius Island when you visit the Chamarel Rum Distillery and the Rault Biscuit Factory.

Did you know? The Chinese New Year is a great celebration in Mauritius

If you happen to visit Mauritius Island between mid-January and mid-February, you can celebrate the Chinese New Year. The streets of Port-Louis will be adorned in red and there will be street shows featuring richly-decorated dragons doing wild dances. At night, firecrackers and fireworks are used to scare off demons.

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Numerous diving spots and perfect beaches

Splendid beaches await you in Mauritius Island. All over the coastline, the water is sometimes turquoise and sometimes crystal-clear and the sand is always incredibly white. Plan to explore the beautiful beaches when you visit Mauritius Island. Relax on the 3 km stretch of fine sand in Trou aux Biches and enjoy a fun-filled day under the Casuarina trees. Thereafter, tour the immaculate curve of Mount Choisy Beach, where the calm water looks like a swimming pool. Go eastwards and explore more than 10 km of beachfront that faces the blue-green lagoon in Belle Mare. Finally, you can visit Flic-en-Flac village in the western part of Mauritius Island and savour a memorable sunset whilst you enjoy its traditional atmosphere and beach.

During your visit to Mauritius Island, you will surely be thrilled to explore the splendour of the seabed of its lagoon. In Flic-en-Flac, the noble silhouette of Mount Brabant looms far away and off the coast of Mauritius Island, the extremely calm lagoon of Blue Bay is a coral garden where multicoloured fish abound.

Splendid natural destinations

During your visit to Mauritius, you will discover its luxuriant vegetation. There are abundant treasures in this tropical forest that you can discover when you go hiking. From the coast of Chamarel, you will be impressed by the surreal colours of the Land of Seven Colours with hues of ochre, purple, orange and pink. Continue your tour until you reach Chamarel Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Mauritius Island, which plunges for more than 100 metres. Further north, there are 7 waterfalls in Tamarin and you can explore them as you please and drink from their fresh waters.

There are many great destinations in Mauritius Island like Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, the paradisal beaches of the coast and the hidden wonders of the tropical forest. When you visit Mauritius Island, you will explore sublime landscapes and encounter a rich culture that is derived from multiple influences. Prepare yourself for a getaway experience!