Characterized by the verdant monolith that towers up to 556 meters (1,824 feet), the Morne Brabant peninsula is a treasure trove of nature and history. Located at the far southwestern end of the Indian Ocean and enveloped by a lagoon, the peninsula brims with an abundance of flora and fauna. Home to two rare species of plants, Mandrinette and Boucle d’Oreille, this peninsula is drenched in rich culture and history as well. While no official records of this incident have been found, the peninsula is associated with a heartbreaking legend from 1835. Out of fear of getting arrested and going back to the life of slavery, the refuge slaves of the island jumped from the massive monolith. They mistook the intentions of the policemen who arrived to free them from the bonds of enslavement. Mauritian Creoles celebrate this day as a reminder of the abolition of slavery and a tribute to the slaves who lost their lives. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the glistening waters of this magnificent peninsula shine brightly, triumphing over the gloomy past of the island.
Nestled in the heart of Mauritius, the shimmering waters of the Ganga Talao surrounded by infinite verdant stretches form a spectacular canvas of colors. A revered site of Hindu worship in Mauritius, magnificent statues and temples characterize the pellucid waters of this lake. Formerly known as ‘Pari Talao’ due to the folktales associated with it, the lake was renamed after the sacred Indian river, Ganga. The alabaster Sagar Shiv Mandir on the lake shores is one of the most revered Hindu shrines in Mauritius. Home to the tallest statue in Mauritius, the 108 feet (33 meters) tall Shiva statue dominates other figurines of Hindu deities. Displaying spectacular vibrancy and devotion, thousands of pilgrims walk barefoot to the lake during the grand celebrations of Mahashivratri.
Mauritius connotes crystal clear beaches and unlimited fun while enjoying a host of activities and water sports. Pereybere Beach is one such popular destination abuzz with tourists and locals. Restaurants, nightclubs, shopping arcades and much more await you at Pereybere. Opt for snorkeling and explore the underwater world and exotic marine life; owing to the deep waters, it's an ideal spot to go diving. After a tiring marine excursion, you can simply sit at the promenade lined up with Casuarina and Palm trees or walk-in at the nearby dining outlets and relish local cuisine. Truly, Pereybere Beach is a great vacation destination!
Spread over a massive area of about 6,754 hectares (16,690 acres), the Black River Gorges National Park is a green haven and a testament to the island's biodiversity that constitutes nearly two percent of Mauritius' expanse. The national park is a rippling sweep of verdant foliage, like a spectacular ocean of green, its massive waves frozen in place, pierced sparingly by rocky outcrops. This park is home to several species of flora and fauna, including trees like the Trochetia Boutoniana, Cassine Orientalis, and Diospyros Tessellaria, as well as birds such as the Pink Pigeon, the Mauritius Cuckoo-shrike, and the Mascarene Paradise Flycatcher. The old-growth ebony forests are the haunt of giant fruit bats, macaque monkeys and wild boar, alongside nine endemic species of birds and hundreds of flowering plants. As it contains such a wealth of wildlife, it is protected by the Mauritian government and has also been recognized by UNESCO as a tentative entry to the World Heritage List. Visitors can enter this park at different locations, and one of them is located near the Grand Riviere Noire.
Located in the bustling northern part of the island, the Trou aux Biches boasts one of the most gorgeous beaches on the island. Lined by the splendid casuarina trees, this beach is usually crowded by tourists who come to admire the beautiful blue waters and the pristine golden sands. Home to several hotels, it can be difficult for one to find a peaceful and quiet corner where one can relax and enjoy the beauty in private. However, it is not impossible and, anyway, the view and scenery alone are so gorgeous that tourists can tune out of the crowded picture and tune into the harmony of nature. The blue waters of the beach also make it one of the favorite spots for snorkeling and diving.
Dotted with strips of white sandy beaches and tranquil neighborhoods, this coastal town is one of the most charming surprises of Mauritius. Earning its name from the Dutch phrase ‘Fried Landt Flaak’, meaning free flat land, the words are fitting for the picturesque landscape of the town. Blessed with immaculate beauty, the white sand Tamarin Beach is deemed to be one of the most spectacular beaches of Mauritius. The jewel-toned blue waters near the town are abundant with coral reefs. The Casela Bird Park of the town shelters the rare endangered Pink Pigeon. Several upscale hotels and resorts have mushroomed to boost the commercial and tourist value of the place. A beautiful balance of nature as well as quaint town life, Flic en Flac is as interesting as its name.
Sader Voyages is a tour company that offers variety of services to the tourists. With efficient planning, the team here ensures that you have a great time in Mauritius. Right from ticketing to city excursions, everything is taken care of. You can also select from the different holiday packages comprising adventure tours, helicopter rides and so forth. For additional details, check website or call ahead.
Leisure Travel & Tours is a tour company registered with the Tourism Authority of Mauritius. The efficient and professional team here provides variety of services like hotel bookings, city tours, helicopter rides, airport transfers and so forth. For detailed information, check website or call ahead.
Mauritius is a small island nation in the Indian Ocean around 900 kilometers (560 miles) east of Madagascar and part of the Mascarene Islands. This archipelago is home to an amalgam of cultures, including Hindu, Creole, Chinese, Muslim and European populations. It offers a wide variety of activities amidst its temperate climate and tropical landscapes. Try to visit the shopping and entertainment paradise of the Grand Bay! Let yourself be lured by the turquoise lagoons and fine sand of the relaxing Pereybère beach! Finally, if you are more of an adventurer than a creature of comfort and relaxation, check out the Balaclava ruins or visit the island's biggest Hindu temple, Maheswarnath, dating back to 1819. Do visit Mauritius today!
Soaring at a height of 812 meters (2664 feet), Le Pouce boasts of being the third highest mountain in Mauritius. Literally translated as The Thumb, this peak is popular destination for hikers as the climb to the top reveals a spectacular view of the city. The first person to have climbed Le Pouce is said to be Charles Darwin.
Towering over the city of Port Louis, the Pieter Both is a majestic peak of Mauritius. Second highest in the island nation, it rises to 820 meters (2,690 feet). The peak is named after the first Governor General of the Dutch East Indies. Once home to world's rarest palm species, the steely, rugged surface of the peak dominates the soft verdure of the lower lands. Deemed to be one of the most difficult mountains to climb, the distinct rock formation at the top makes it a worthwhile climb. Often compared to a human head, several stories and legends have been associated with the unknown origins of this peculiar structure. A challenge for adventurous trekkers and hikers, the peak offers spectacular panoramas of the verdant landscapes of Mauritius.
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden or the locally known SSR Garden is a botanical garden, founded in 1770 by Pierre Poivre. The highlight of the garden being the huge water lilies, it also features exotic and rare varieties of plants and flowers. You can check-out the garden all by yourself or simply avail the guided tour services. Please note that different admission charges are applicable for foreign nationals.