What To Do ?

Tourists coming to Mauritius may want to get advice on good places to see and things to do on the island. We have summarized the places you might want to see and what not to miss in Mauritius. Boat Trips, Sight-seeing Tours, Cultural Activities, Night life and Golf courses.

Casela Nature Park

The Casela Nature and Reserve Park is located just after the town of Flic en Flac, near the village of Cascavelle. It houses more than 1500 birds of different species as well as lions, zebras, giant tortoises, deers, tigers, etc.

A lot of great touristic activities are also offered there such as zip-lining, walks with lions, quad rides, photo safaris, Segway rides, canyoning, via ferrata, etc. It is one of the best nature parks of the island and is well worth a visit.

 

Port-Louis

Port-Louis is the capital of the island of Mauritius. It is a bustling city where everything can be found. Thus it is a great place to go shopping in Mauritius during your holidays.

Quite a variety of vendors can be found there: from the street hawkers to big commercial centers tailored for tourists such as the Caudan Waterfront.

Tourists willing to go off the beaten track will be delighted by the treasures that they will be able to discover in the crowded streets of Chinatown or near the central market like SSR Street, La Corderie Street, Bourbon Street, etc.

 

Le Morne

Le Morne mountain is one of the landmarks of the district of Black river that’s really hard to miss. This mountain is best known as being the symbol of runaway slaves’ struggle for freedom.

It is a well-known spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing, and has beautiful white sandy beaches.

Other attractions of the area are an 18-hole golf course of Le Paradis Hotel located near beautiful Mauritian hotels and horse riding trips which are available at the Haras du Morne, who offer horseback excursions around Le Morne Mountain.

Rhumerie de Chamarel

In the South West part of Mauritius, in the heart of a fertile valley, lies the Rhumerie de Chamarel. Situated in the vicinity of the “Colored Earths of Chamarel”, one of Mauritius’ most popular tourist attractions and the place to visit while in Mauritius, the road leading to the Rhumerie is lined with vast plantations of sugar cane growing side by side with pineapples and other tropical fruits.

Perched 300 meters above the coast of South-West Mauritius, the Rhumerie de Chamarel lies in a fertile valley influenced by its own micro-climate. A truly unique tourist attraction, it encompasses a distillery and an agricultural plantation on an eco-friendly estate.

One of the distillery’s strong points is that it was designed to provide a holistic tourism experience to guests. Mauritian architect Maurice Giraud has created a building that blends harmoniously with the spectacular surroundings.

Wood, natural stone and water provide a sense of communion with nature, turning the distillery into one of the most beautiful factories in the world. Another strong point of the distillery is that it was created to produce the finest rum.

Experienced guides will take you behind the scenes to provide a thorough explanation of the rum making process while you visit the distillery

 

Frenchie Café

Frenchie Café invites you to the simple pleasures of the life, good food, cocktails and tapas. A convivial café to eat with your family or between friends.

 

La Preneuse Beach

The beach of La Preneuse is located in Black River on the west coast of Mauritius. Known for the Martello Tower located next to the parking lot and the old cannons that are present along the white sandy beach like a trip back in time to the era of piracy and invasions of enemy ships. The cannons are the main attraction of the beach, popular among the little ones, the beach of La Preneuse is away from the bustle and mass tourism. A white sand beach surrounded by a clear blue water and coral reef with stunning Le Morne Brabant as a backdrop.

For those seeking tranquility, the beach of La Preneuse is the best alternative in the west of the island with vast expanse of sand and lush vegetation, the beach is famous for its spectacular sunsets and remains ideal for swimming, especially for families with young children.

 

Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes

La Vanille Crocodile Park: The «Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes» nature park, is located in the South of Mauritius.

This part of the island has, more than any part, kept a feeling of “old Mauritius”, whether it is the manner of the people, their traditions or even the unspoilt scenery.

 

Tamarin

The area is known to be a great place for whale and dolphin watching as those cetaceans can be often found cruising outside the lagoon.

The beach of Tamarin is well known as a kite-surfing and surfing spot. Tamarin is also known for its beautiful 18-hole golf course of Tamarina Golf Estate situated in the beginning of Tamarin.

 

Cascavelle Shopping Village

Situated in the West coast of Mauritius, consisting of 10,000m² of shopping area. The shopping village includes approximately 2,500m² for anchor tenants, Monoprix supermarket and one food court, a pub/restaurant/discotheque.

Lacaz is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 10h to 22h. On Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10h till late.

Pasadena Spar

In the middle of the vivid city of Flic en Flac there is a big Spar supermarket with a wide range of goods.

Directly next to Spar you can find Pasadena Village, where various nice shops are located.

 

Twin’s Restaurant

Situated right in the middle of Flic en Flac, Twin’s garden is the place to try.

With live music and tradi­tional “sega” shows on Fridays, don’t miss the opportunity to try a traditional Mauritian evening

 

Medium Rare

Medium Rare concept was to create a fun and friendly family atmosphere with top quality food, wine & service.

Together with an energetic and loyal team of staff the concept has held true, with a reminiscent feeling of a South African Steakhouse.

 

Big Willy’s

Big Willy’s is the only place in Tamarin where you can taste the most Savoury meats, watch major sports events in ideal conditions, enjoy vintage wines, discover typical Mauritian food, Party with the best DJs and listen to live music….

All under one roof. Saturday enjoy a live band.

 

Le Domaine Anna

The Domaine Anna charms and enchants their client in this splendid venue of great Chinese gastronomy where con­viviality and peacefulness mix with each other.

Food can be served in the main dining area but also under the specially built veranda or finally in the garden under the typical ki­osks. On Friday and Saturday nights, talented local artists who entertain the guests play live music.

 

 

London Way supermarket

London Way supermarkets have convenient locations in many villages such as ( Tamarin, Pointe d’Esny) amongst others, and with its easy access parking area.

Along with fresh fish, charcuterie products and cheeses from all over the world, you will find everything from cooking gear to baby clothes at the back of the store, and the drinks section is home to a wide range of both local and imported wines, beers and spirits.

 

Food lover's market

Situated in Tamarin the food lover's market is the place to be for your day to day groceries shopping; cheese, meat, seafood, bakery and pastry shop, sushi bar, fresh products under one roof a shopping experience like no other. 

 

Moustache Bistro

Everything you will try will certainly be utterly delicious, including the meat options, the fish and the pasta which are all perfectly presented.

Once you’ve ordered, sit back and relax in the rustic environment, thoughtfully designed and meticulously cared for. Moustache Bar is opened from 5 pm till 11 pm.

Happy Rajah

Operating since January 2006, Happy Rajah Restaurants rapidly established their credentials as traditional Indian cuisine specialists and are now among the best restaurants on the island overall. 

Travelling north along the coast of Grand Bay, 100 meters to your left after the colorful Tamil temple, you will come across the Happy Rajah North offering authentic Indian cuisine, in a surprisingly cozy and warm venue.

In the middle of Quatre Bornes on the main road is the Happy Rajah Centre with a similar decor featuring authentic hand painted furniture from Rajasthan.

All the Happy Rajah restaurants, 8 Indian professionals join their expertise to produce the authentic cuisine of the 17th century Moghul Emperors of India as well as sumptuous regional delicacies.

 

Les Jardins de Beau Vallon

In the morning you can start the day with a cup of coffee or tea along with a varied choice for breakfast

For lunch we serve à la carte lunch. Choose from our wide selection: fish, meat, pasta, terrines and salad, you will find exactly that will please your taste buds. And for our young guests, we offer a children's menu .

At night, ending the day with a sumptuous dinner or prefer a light meal before letting yourself be lulled by the tranquility of our garden.

 

Horses racing – Champs de Mars

Today, the Champ de Mars attracts tens of thousands of people on each racing day during the racing season from late March to early December and has become the ultimate meeting place for racing fanatics from all over the island and even from abroad.

The track has also played a fundamental role in propelling horse racing as the most popular sport and form of entertainment among the local population.

 

Lambic

Situated in the heart of Port Louis, Lambic is Mauritius first gastro-pub and beer shop. We are located in a renovated colonial house where local craftsmanship is put forward. The colonial architecture has been preserved and is host to an array of local produce beautifully paired with some of the best beers in the world.

Deer cooked with Belgian St. Bernardus abbey beer, wild boar roasted with red fruits beer - Red Bocq, as well as fish and mussels with wheat beer - Hoegaarden. We also have Angus steak. Our salads proudly sport 5 varieties of local lettuces, and our fish and game meat come from Black River region. Our drinks menu holds amongst others, 130 imported beers, 46 whiskies and some 43 teas from Sri Lanka.

We represent in exclusivity several brands and distribute as well as market them in the region.We opened the first microbrewery of Mauritius: Flying Dodo Brewing Company. We are pioneers in our sector and are proud of what we do.

 

La Bonne Chute

Joyful, friendly and cozy atmosphere. La Bonne Chute proposes typical Mauritian dishes from hunting and seafood since 1969.

Every Friday the 'live' music will be proposed to you. It is opened every day except Sunday from 6:00 pm till 00:00 am.

 

Black River Gorges

The district of Black River is known for its great private villas, big game fishing, Mauritian hotels and nature reserves.

One of the best-known nature reserves of the island is the Black River Gorges Nature reserve. It covers an area of 67.54 square kilometers and is home to the island’s last remaining rainforest.

It is a great place for hiking, as it has about 60 kilometers of hiking trails.

Chamarel

One of the most famous places of the island of Mauritius which is also known as the land of the seven-colored earths. It is a geological formation made of a number of sand dunes of different distinct colors which, strangely, cannot mix. The dunes do not wash off either.

The area of Chamarel is also well known for its forests and nature. Several host tables can be found in the area, as well as nice little restaurants. It’s also a great place to go hiking and cycling.

Grand Baie La Croisette

Surrounded by a revamped esplanade, Grand Baie La Croisette, aiming to be a place where you can live, unveils its new face.
New brand names, new spaces dedicated to leisure and new services strengthen the friendly nature of the mall. Restaurants, bars and lounges expand upon an already substantial offer.

You can enjoy lots of culinary specialities as well as a piano-bar night club which welcomes you from dusk to dawn.

Moreover, the esplanade hosts regular events and happenings.

 

Shibani Money Changer

The main activity of the company consists essentially in the buying and selling of foreign currency notes at attractive exchange rates.

It is generally located in the main villages and towns namely - Flic en Flac, Tamarin, La Preneuse, Trou aux Biches, Mahebourg, Grand Baie, Port Louis, Curepipe, Rose Hill, Quatre bornes.  Opening hours are as followed:

Monday – Friday: 08:30-17:00 / Saturday: 08:30 – 16:00 / Sunday: 08:30 – 12:00

Bagatelle Shopping Mall

Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius is the leading shopping and retail destination in Mauritius.

Its dominant presence and comprehensive retail and leisure options attract diverse shoppers from all over the island. Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius merges the world's most desirable brands, shopping convenience, entertainment, and everyday leisure, all in a majestic setting. 

Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius hosts the widest selection of specialty stores in Mauritius - there are 150 shops - thus offering the most comprehensive and compelling lifestyle shopping experience on the island.

The spacious food court also gives hungry shoppers plenty of mouthwatering options; while the central promotions court is a popular venue for a range of promotional activities.

 

Rêve d’R Restaurant

Situated at the heart of the Bella Amigo Green Leisure Park is opened seven days a week for lunch and dinner with its a la carte menu being an absolutely perfect blend of ancestral tradition and gastronomy and can accommodate up to 150 persons.

Rêve d’R Restaurant is now well known as the one and only place on the island that serves the highest quality seafood. Its products are sourced from the local fishermen, banyans and the best seafood suppliers from the region who have a long and proven track record.

The rich variety of seafood products includes fresh fish, crabs, shrimps, squids, tiger prawns, lobster, oyster amongst others. 

 

L’aventure du Sucre

The adventure begins here…

Once lusted after as much as gold, as much sought after as Indian spices, as sweet on the palate as silk is round a woman’s neck, sugar has enjoyed an extraordinary existence, leaving a profound impression on the history and identity of Mauritius.

Travelling through the museum, visitors learn about the deeply intertwined history of sugar and Mauritius, how it has all led to the harmonious, smiling and multicultural society it is today.

Situated next to Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens and is open seven days a week including public holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on 24, 25, 26 and 31 December and 1 and 2 January. Last advised visit time: 4pm. Nearly all sections of the site are accessible to wheelchair users.

Banana Beach Club

The Banana Beach Club is very well known for its natural tropical setting and friendly atmosphere. The Banana is without a doubt the best known bar in Mauritius and “the place” on the island for live music and just chilling out. The Banana has an extensive menu featuring fresh fruit cocktails made from local fruits and the best Mojito on the island. 


The Banana is the only bar on the island with a fine restaurant. The Gourmet Grill has the advantage of an extensive menu and being part of the Banana’s wonderful ambiance. If you wish to just chill out and enjoy the cool tropical atmosphere, have a wonderful diner, or party into the night, rest assured that you will have an enjoyable experience at the Banana Beach Club.

 

Wellkin Hospital

Wellkin is the first private healthcare facility in Mauritius offering a wide range of medical specialities all under one roof. 

The infrastructure, facilities and service at Wellkin Hospital are at par with international standards. Wellkin Hospital is the only private hospital to employ full time doctors from Mauritius, Europe, India and South Africa. Emanating from internationally trained backgrounds, Wellkin Hospital Doctors demonstrate unique plans of care and measurable goals of treatment to each patient’s medical needs. 

 

Le Ruisseau Créole

Le Ruisseau Créole is one of the island’s best kept secrets, an outstanding mix of old and new nestled between mountain and sea on the indolent west coast of Mauritius.

Shopping or dinning at Ruisseau Créole is a unique experience, sensuous, sumptuous, in an effortlessly light and airy atmosphere that leaves anybody visiting the place with 'the happy stillness of mind'... .

 

Le Dix-Neuf Restaurant

The Dix-Neuf restaurant is ideally situated inside the Tamarina Golf Estate offering a unique peaceful setting in a beautiful scenery for you to enjoy a great dinning experience.


Le Dix-Neuf proposes a range of dishes, international and local, simply prepared focusing on the integrity of the ingredients with a combination of tastes that allow for total enjoyment of the dish.

Flic en Flac

The village of Flic en Flac is a highly touristic area of the Black-River district. High standards hotels can be found nearby such as:

- Sugar Beach Resort and Spa

- Sands Suites Resort and Spa

- Hilton Resort and Spa

- La Pirogue Resort and Spa Hotel

- Pearl Beach Resort and Spa Hotel

And most of them have direct access to the gorgeous beach and lagoon of Flic en Flac or Wolmar. It is a good place to go shopping as well, with several shopping centers, souvenir shops. The night-life is great as well, with several night clubs, restaurants and a casino.

Flic en Flac village is found in the district of Black River on the western coast of the island of Mauritius, about 15 km south of Port Louis the Capital of Mauritius. It is found between the village of Albion from the north and Tamarin and Black River from the south. Flic en Flac is located along the west coastline, with many hotels and villas having direct beach access.

The drive from Flic en Flac to Port Louis takes about 30 minutes, while the drive to the airport takes about 1 hour. Flic en Flac has a good bus route leading to key locations in Mauritius. You can easily get the bus to Port Louis or to other cities such as Quatre Bornes, Curepipe and can venture further across the island.