Things not to miss

written by Mani Ramaswamy
updated 4/11/2019
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The old capital is the island’s most appealing town, with a bustling Monday market.

River scene in Mahebourg, Mauritius © Phuong D. Nguyen/Shutterstock

#02 Northern islands

With blinding white sands, beachside BBQs and great snorkelling, a trip to Îlot Gabriel or the lesser visited Flat Island is a must.

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#03 Black River Gorges National Park

Hike through Mauritius’s forested interior for birdlife, endemic ebony trees and sweeping coastal views.

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#04 Grand Bassin

Travel to Grand Bassin crater lake in the interior during a colourful Hindu festival to experience Mauritius’s Indian culture.

Shiva in a hindu temple (Grand Basin) in Mauritius © lr.s/Shutterstock

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#05 Île aux Aigrettes

This conservation project offers a glimpse into what Mauritius’s landscapes could have looked like in the time of the dodo and a guaranteed sighting of the pink pigeon.

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#06 Le Morne

Climb this UNESCO-listed mountain for views over the coral gardens.

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#07 Rodrigues

With peaceful guesthouses, tables d’hôtes and walking trails, Mauritius’s laid-back sister island is an antidote to the modern world.

St François © Eric Rioux/Shutterstock

#08 The south coast

See a different side to Mauritius on the undeveloped south coast, where you’ll find tranquil fishing villages, pounding surf and deserted beaches.

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