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Things to do in Mauritius

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Garden
“The SSR Botanical Garden, commonly known as the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, is a popular tourist attraction and the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere. Famous for its long pond of giant water lilies (Victoria amazonica), the garden was first constructed by Pierre Poivre (1719 – 1786) in 1770, and it covers an area of around 37 hectares.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Multi-activity park: (allow at least one day) safari, aviaries, educational farm, quad excursions, Segway 4x4, buggy, ziplines, walk with lions or tigers. More than 2000 multicolored birds of 150 different species. To discover absolutely!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“La Croisette is the most faithful representation of the Western World available in Mauritius. It is a wide, modern and well-maintained mall with many luxury shops, fine dining restaurants, and sophisticated public areas. Although it sure pleases, it is quite expensive for locals and is rather empty even on weekends.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bar
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“It's the one place in Town where you'll always find a party any night of the week. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“In our opinion the best supermarket in the area. You will also find a range of shops and restaurants here.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Conveniently located in the centre, it is easily accessible via the highway and includes a large parking space. It hosts restaurants, shops, supermarkets, and a movie theater, offering a wide range of products and services for all budgets.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Ile aux Cerfs is a picturesque island spread over 87 hectares of untouched land off the east coast of Mauritius. It is famous for its white sandy beaches, its turquoise lagoons and for the wide range of restaurants, water sports and land activities on offer”
  • 36 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“If you want to go for some dance moves, enjoy the big willys for a fun night out”
  • 27 locals recommend
History Museum
“History of Sugar Cane production in Mauritius. Good restaurant also for lunch. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“Black River Gorges National Park is a national park in the hilly south-western part of Mauritius. It includes humid upland forest, drier lowland forest and marshy heathland. Facilities for visitors include two information centres, picnic areas and 60 kilometres of trails. There are four field stations in the park which are used for National Parks and Conservation Service and Mauritian Wildlife Foundation research and conservation projects”
  • 36 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Food court. Supermarket. Shops (clothing). Restaurants. KFC. Steak house Spur.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Beach
“Best beach in Mauritius. The sand is like velvet and the sea the very calm, making it great for a swim.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This modern waterfront shopping and entertainment complex in Port Louis features a wide array of shops, restaurants, 4- and 5- Star hotels, a casino, movie theatres, a history museum, a craft market and a marina.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Domaine Anna has a charming and tranquil environment and is a good venue of great Chinese gastronomy which blends pleasure, taste and festive ambiance and absolute serenity. In 2005, the International Federation of Tourism bestowed the Trophy of the Baguette d’Or to Domaine Anna.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Temple
“Ganga Talao (pronounced Gaan-gaa Taa-laa-o) is a place of worship for the hindus. It is far from any inhabited areas and a very peaceful/quiet location. It is worth a stop when visiting the south/south-west region of Mauritius. Entry is free, with lots of parking space. Ganga Talao is a hindi word meaning lake of the Ganges (a reference to the Ganges river in India). If you are in Mauritius during the festival of Maha Shivratri (usually in February or March), you may even join in the hundreds of thousand of mauritians who walk and/or drive from all over Mauritius to go and pray at that sacred lake. It is a very colourful festival. Note: A highly visited place, do be mindful that it's a place of worship and thus to be respectful of the traditions and decorum of the place. E.g. Do not enter the temples with shoes; Do not consume any non-vegetarian food or alcohol there; Dress appropriately (for e.g. the locals would appreciate if a woman wearing a small short for example would cover up when visiting that place).”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beach
“Flic en Flac is a lovely long, tree lined beach which wasn't crowded during weekdays and weekend mornings. There are more people in the afternoons on Saturday and Sunday avoid end of the month. Well known for snorkelling. Lots of food trucks. Can easily get a beer and some local snacks to enjoy the view”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“It's the one place in Town where you'll always find a party any night of the week. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“If you want to go for some dance moves, enjoy the big willys for a fun night out”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Domaine Anna has a charming and tranquil environment and is a good venue of great Chinese gastronomy which blends pleasure, taste and festive ambiance and absolute serenity. In 2005, the International Federation of Tourism bestowed the Trophy of the Baguette d’Or to Domaine Anna.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“Good chinese / mauritian cusine on the beach front, always busy would recommend booking a table for the evening.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pub
“Our favourite place to go is called The Beach House Restaurant and Beach Bar located just after the National Coastguard Post at the traffic lights when driving from here to Grand Baie along the coastal road. They prefer reservations in the evenings as it can get busy but usually make an effort to accommodate tourists. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Typically local food served in a covered open space. Sea food and fish prepared in exotic sauces. Good value for money.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food here never disappoints. The service is good. Friendly and casual and social hub of La Gaulette. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Favourite pizza place for families. Booking recommended for dinner on weekends.”
  • 16 locals recommend

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