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Parks and nature in Mauritius

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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.”
  • 63 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
Park
“Vanille Park is a picturesque and idyllic nature reserve with lush greenery. It is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants, including the famous crocodiles and giant tortoises. You will also find an interactive farm for the delight of children”
  • 20 locals recommend
National Park
“At Black River Gorges National Park you can take an easy two hour walk (9km) on a forest track from Petrin Information Centre to the Black River Peak - the highest point on the island. In the park you can catch glimpses of the elegant white Paille-en-queue (straw in the tail) bird flying over the canopy in these forested hills. If you want to see macaque monkeys, you are likely to see them cavorting along the railings at Black River Peak viewpoint. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Volcano
“Cratère volcanique à l'origine de l'Ile. Une fois en haut, par temps clair, la vue y est imprenable. La végétation y a repris ses droits.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“S'y arrêter lors d'un tour de l'île pour profiter du lieu et y boire un verre.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Beaches

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
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”
  • 19 locals recommend
Beach
“ The Morne Brabant is a mountain of the south-west of Mauritius, on the peninsula of the Morne. Declared World Heritage by UNESCO since July 6, 2008, the site is a sanctuary for runaway slaves and is a strong cultural and patrimonial symbol for every Mauritian. Being on private land, Le Morne Brabant is one of the most preserved and wildest mountains of the island. It includes a multitude of endemic species, such as the rare Trochetia Boutonania, and its red flaming flower. The hike to the summit of Morne Brabant lasts between three and four hours, depending on the homogeneity of the group. Once on top, we discover the breathtaking panoramic views on the west and south-west lagoons and part of of the island”
  • 13 locals recommend
Beach
“Lesser known by the local and tourist, one of my personal favorite spot on the island. Azur sea and white sandy beach. Smaller than the other more famous beaches, but it is also less busy. Very quiet beach.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Beach
“It is a small market where you can finds not to expensive beach clothes and small gift to bring back home. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beach
“EN: The Kitesurf and Windsurf bay of the North! From there you have access to the huge Calodyne bay and wave spots. DE: Der Kitesurf und Windsurf Bucht im Norden! Wave und Flachwasser in der Lagune ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
“Once you reach the bay of Blue Bay Marine Park, you will feast your eyes on some of the bluest waters and most breathtaking white sandy beaches you will ever see. When you see the turquoise blue color of the lagoon you will understand where the name comes from. The colors of the sea are incredible”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
“Mont Choisy Public Beach is best beach on Mauritius north,very good place for swimming”
  • 8 locals recommend

Trails

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