Sprawling over 6,574 hectare park, proclaimed in year 1994, protects much of the
remaining native forests of Mauritius and provides opportunities for the tourists to enjoy
magnificent natural scenery and some of the unique prevalent plants and bird life. You
can take long walking trails (provided by the park) across the region, including one to
the island's highest point, 'Black River Peak' at 828 metres.
The Cap Malhereux Church:
A much-photographed church, the Cap Malhereux Church is situated in the village of
Cap Malheureux. The Church gets its beauty because of the red-roofed Notre Dame
Auxiliatrice. The intricate woodwork and a holy-water basin fashioned out of a giant
clamshell is worth a watch.
The Sugar Museum:
As the name suggests, the Sugar Museum is an extraordinary description in the old
sugar factory of Beau Plan, which regroups almost 4 centuries of history. In the Village
Boutique, tourists can find souvenirs, sugar, and Rum. You can also enjoy meal at the
renowned Fangourin Restaurant.
These gardens are home to a collection of indigenous and exotic plants. Sprawling
over an area of 25 hectares, these gardens are an invitation to the discovery of the rich
diversity of the flora.
Best Time for Holidaying in Mauritius
Mauritius enjoys tropical climate and therefore, can be all around the year. However, it
depends on you that when you want to explore this immensely beautiful island nation.
Well, if you want to enjoy sightseeing and beach fun (water sport enthusiasts, especially
surfers) then the duration from the month of "May to December", which marks the
beginning of winter in Mauritius is just perfect! With mild and pleasant weather, these
months are considered as the best time to visit Mauritius. So, you should plan your
Mauritius trip during this time of the year and enjoy the best of this island country.
Must Buy Things from Mauritius
Shopping in Mauritius is more than just a fun experience. In fact, it is a journey in
time and space of the civilization and cultures, which have come across its history.
Right from the sculptures and drums of Africans origin, colourful sarees or tailor-made
suit, there is proof of the diversity. You can buy exclusive items from duty free shops
available here. Port Louis market at the centre of the capital has several markets
selling colorful tropical fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants and spices. You can also
buy clothes and a special art & crafts section. You can also buy exclusive Indian and
Arabian jewelry of a variety at very attractive rates. Some popular markets are Caudan
Craft Market, Craft Aid Market, and Quatre Bornes Market. Apart from the markets,
there are a number of stylish shopping malls from where you can enjoy shopping for
many things at one place. So, don't forget to buy any or all of the souvenir items from
your next Mauritius tour.
Explore Options to Reach Mauritius
Before booking your Mauritius holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to
reach this charming island country. To know more, read on:
The Mauritius International Airport, Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam Air Terminal is just
48 kilometers from the main city of Port Louis. Mauritius is very well connected by air
to major cities across the world like, Paris, Vienna, Dubai, London, Johannesburg and
Delhi etc. The Mauritian airport is well equipped with all state-of-the art facilities which
include duty free shopping, bars, a bank and restaurants.
Travelling to Mauritius by water / sea is a romantic and luxurious option to stay. Being
an island nation, you can board luxury cruises from South African ports such as
Durban, Reunion Island or Rodrigues Island and Madagascar. There are several cruise
companies, like Costa Cruises, which organize cruises to Mauritius.