- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Mauritius is a beautiful tropical island that is 500 miles (804.7 km) from the coast of Madagascar. Many beautiful tourist attractions in the island. Mauritius has that natural beaches, tropical forests and mountains, which is awesome. A very calm sea conditions, the beach and the weather comfort which combined with the friendliness of the local population, making this island as a tourist destination by visitors from all over the world.
Beaches in Mauritius is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Many coral reefs around the island and turquoise waters. Some of the ocean has waves large enough, and some parts of which have calm conditions so that water can be a place to swim.
Le Chateau de Labourdonnais
Le Chateau de Labourdonnais is one of the top tourist attractions of Mauritius. It is a combination of museum, garden, distillery and a restaurant. This was owned by Christian Wiehe and was constructed in the year 1856 with an inspiration from the Italian neo-classical architecture.
Black River Gorges
Black River Gorges is a national park in Mauritius spread across an area of 16,244 hectares. This is the best place in Mauritius to watch rare bird species and fauna. The landscapes too are a treat to the eyes. You can get to see Chinese guava, privet, animals like rusa deer, Mauritian flying fox, birds like pink pigeon, Mauritius kestrel and parakeets, etc. Black River Gorges was declared open in 1994 and is maintained by National Parks and Conservation Service.
Chamarel is a village located in the district of Black River, on the island of Mauritius, east Africa. Here, tourists can see a dune with 7 different colors. The dunes are also known as the 'Seven Colored Earth', The uniqueness of the dunes in the village of Chamarel is quite popular among tourists. This village was transformed into the most famous tourist spots on the island of Mauritius since the 1960's. Imagine, in an area of 7.500 m2 wide spread fine sand sparkles with colorful different. Starting from the red sand, brown, purple, green, blue, yellow, and orange fused into one, creating an amazing sight.
Le Morne Brabant, found in the South of the island, is a scarcely inhabited place. It is mostly surrounded by hotels. There you will have the chance of seeing Le Morne Mountain, classified as World heritage, a single peak encapsulating so much of Mauritius’ history in it. The mountain was the place, for slaves, to escape from their masters. The place is full of nice viewpoints over the west coast of the island and over the southern part of the island.
La Vanille Crocodile Park
The star of the show here is without any doubt the crocodile, but you will also see other creatures including giant bats, giant turtles, monkeys and a huge insect collection. While having a walk through the jungle observing the flora and fauna, you will learn more about the endangered species endemic to Mauritius. Its insectarium is one of the world’s largest private collections of butterfly and other insects. And those beautiful creatures are a feast to the eyes. The restaurant of the park even proposes Crocodile Curry on its menu. What is better than ending the visit while having a taste of crocodile curry in the restaurant?
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
Also known as Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, the plot covers 60 acres of land and features a number of varieties of palm trees. One unique feature of the garden is its giant lily ponds with tadpoles and frogs, fruit bat trees with bats hanging from the branches, lakes with giant turtles and fishes without forgetting the trees planted by famous figures including Nelson Mandela and Indira Ghandi.