Places to Visit and Things to do: Port Louis, Trou Aux Biches, Belle Marge Plage Beach, Lle Aux Cerfs, Black River Gorges National Park, Scuba diving and snorkeling in Mauritius, etc.
Port Louis Tourism
The major city of Mauritius and the capital, is one of the most popular destinations to visit in the region. It is a mixture of glitz and glamour harmonizing beautifully with traditions and customs from its 3 centuries-old past. Port Louis is engaging in terms of its mix in culture, tradition, and history. Locally pronounced as Porlwi, has several temples, cathedrals, and mosques that shows the towns cultural diversity. It is also a beach town with a plenty of colorful markets, busy restaurants, museums, brilliant architecture, stunning waterfronts making it a beautiful tropical holiday destination.
The Le Caudan Waterfront also known as the Port Louis Waterfront, is a major tourist attraction with its picturesque views of the sea. It is a long avenue extending entirely across the 1.5-kilometer long harbor. It has plenty of restaurants and shops lining the waterfront. They sell everything from local handmade items to fashionable clothing. You can also visit the casino. Coupled with a charming backdrop of the Indian Ocean, the casino is one of the most visited places in the Le Caudan Waterfront Complex.
One of the most-visited places in the capital is the Mauritius National Botanical Garden, also previously known as the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden. Named in the memory of first prime minister of Mauritius, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam. Port Louis is exceptionally well known for its number of bazaars located right in the center of the city, and a visit to the capital of Mauritius is incomplete without shopping. You can shop everything here.
Trou Aux Biches
Situated on the North-Western coast of Mauritius it is a small town with a public beach, Trou aux Biches is a famous tourist destination. Translating to ‘Deer’s Watching Hole’, Trou aux Biches, with its beachside hotels and classy restaurants bars is the most visited tourist town in Mauritius. This is the place where you will find Mauritius’s best beaches, this is globally recognized and having won the World’s Leading Beach Destination at the World Travel Awards of 2011.
Belle Mare Plage Beach
Mauritius is home to an immense number of beaches scattered across the country and with such a widespread collection of beaches to choose from, picking the perfect beach that you want to spend a day is hard. From powder-soft white sand beaches with rows of palm trees to black sand beaches bordered by rocky cliffs and crags, the wide variety of beaches in Mauritius is remarkable. The Belle Mare Plage beach is on the eastern side of the island beach.
The beach is surrounded by a very shallow lagoon, with coral reefs completely enclosing the lagoon off from the bay, thus resulting in calm, clear water that is extremely safe for swimming in. The shallow bay also provides for a good snorkeling experience, for which the beach is well known.
Ile Aux Cerfs
The “Deer Island” Ile aux Cerfs Island is a private island located near the east coast of Mauritius. Although no more deer’s are found there, but it remains a hugely popular tourist spot for its variety of activities and beautiful beaches. Along with many homestays and hotels available on the island, it is day trips as well as multiple-day trips.
The white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters are ideal for water activities like snorkeling, diving, parasailing, and underwater walking. Ile aux It also has a massive 18-hole golf course. Also for those travellers who’d like enjoy a day relax and do completely nothing, there are beach chairs, personal waiters, and tasty cocktails to loaf away the hours without a care in the world.
Black River Gorges National Park
It is the only National Park and the largest in the island nation of Mauritius, the Black River Gorges National Park is the sanctuary for the various wildlife and rainforests. It is the central attraction of the tourists who have love for nature and those who like adventure treks. Before 1994, it was just a hunting ground. Later, it was officially declared by the President of the Republic of Mauritius as a National Park and has been available for locals and travellers ever since.
It is located on the uplands of Champagne plain in the south-western part of Mauritius. It contains an area of 6700 hectares of lowland forests, lands of heath and more forests further uphill, forming 5% of the island nation. The climate is the park varies moving from east to west. The park offers some exciting views and areas between mountain ranges and numerous falls along the way.