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Best things to do in Mauritius

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
“The food here never disappoints. The service is good. Friendly and casual and social hub of La Gaulette. ”
7 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“ Ruisseau Créole Shopping Center is located on the west coast of Mauritius. Ruisseau Créole is said to be one of the best kept secrets in the island of Mauritius – it offers an outstanding mix of old and new nestled in a landscape of mountain and sea. A large variety of shops offering quality clothing from well-known brands such as Diesel (street wear), 5th Avenue (clothes and accessories), and Quiksilver (beach wear) are available at Ruisseau Créole Shopping Center. Further shops located in the shopping complex sell golf accessories, children clothes, surf wear, shoes, jewelry, local handicrafts, deco/furniture/gifts, organic and gluten-free products.”
6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“You can book a day boat trip to swim with the dolphins, then stop in a small island to have lunch and drinks ( softs, beers, rhum, water..) unlimited. Nice plan for a day. ”
14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Typically local food served in a covered open space. Sea food and fish prepared in exotic sauces. Good value for money.”
6 locals recommend
Establishment
“The lovely sandy beach and the crystal turquoise sea is splendid. Have a swim then visit a snack van and taste the mauritian cuisine - gateau piment, min frire or fresh fruit served with chilli! ”
11 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Located near the Round Island and the Flat island, at the extreme north of Mauritius, about 10 kilometers north of Cap Malheureux. The distance between Gabriel Island and Flat island is only 750 meters. The trip includes a Delicious BBQ lunch, drinks, snorkeling. ”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“The Blue Penny Museum a museum dedicated to history and art of Mauritius, is situated at Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. It opened in November 2001. The museum collection includes the 1847 Blue Penny and Red Penny stamps.”
8 locals recommend
Aquarium
2 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“The restaurant has a great selection of pizza made in-house from a wood-fired oven and their seafood dishes are also top quality. Live music is on almost every night in the summer. Cocktails are also on offer. They are open 6 days a week (closed on Mondays.)”
4 locals recommend
Museum
“This is an amazing Creole house which you must visit. There is also a stunning tropical garden and restaurant. ”
10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Commercial centre including Organic shop Zardin Papou, several restaurants, shopping, bank/ATM, stationery shop and so much more.”
9 locals recommend
Premise
“A wonderful market with a large offering of fresh produce. There are also some great street food offerings - especially roti and dhal puri. Every Monday ‘la foire’ comes to town and the market expands along the waterfront bringing with it fabrics, clothing, household goods, street food carts and knick-knaks. Well worth a visit - I make a point to visit each time I am in Mauritius. ”
8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“boat tours / Catamaran less good for swimming. great for a day on the beach great for kids water sport activities ”
10 locals recommend
City
“Capital City and some good shopping and eating options. Lots of history as well. A good day trip.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent service, excellent food, Staff are great! The menu card contained a lot of food variations and drinks. Should book before going.”
14 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Jam dan Lakaz on wednesdays: Live music. Techno music on fridays, and more commercial clubbing on saturdays”
5 locals recommend