The first ever name for Mauritius was Dina Arobi before Portuguese sailors found it, then Dutch and then the French and then the British arrived and made their marks, traces of each of these influences can be found still today. The Island has a little sister too and this is Rodrigues where flights connect the two. The nature and the unexpected wonders are evident if you do decide to leave the beach resort you have chosen from among more than a 100 to pick from as well as other town and city hotels. The city of Port Louis is the capital and is a bustling madness and mix of Asian, Indian, Creole, French, English and as more and more visitors learn about the island, the mix is further enriched and this city is the fastest growing city in the region. The food is another attraction and has unique dishes that the islanders call their own such as the Salade dóurite, an Octopus specialty.
Being at the Ocean, or rather on the ocean is exciting with all the various water sports there are including 2 man jet ski’s that are based at the famous Black river. The hotels and resorts all have their own and contracted out companies that make a day at the beach an amazing fun memory. Whether your travel is as a family, alone, with a loved one or with friends, this is the place to seek out and confirm on. The beach sand in many areas is like powder and contrasts with the beauty of the rough and sharp coral that makes the water colour so appealing on the North, West South and East of the island. Once you have been to Mauritius you will want to do more of the Indian Ocean for sure as there are 10 island nations to consider but overall, Mauritius takes the top spot.
Top Experiences in Mauritius
Blue Penny Museum
A visit to Port Louis must include time at this museum. It is located at the Caudan waterfront and was opened in November in 2001. The one-penny and two-pence stamps of 1847 are just a tiny, yet important, part of what is on display for the interested.
Sugar plantations keep the history of Mauritius’ trade safe and sound with places like St. Aubin. This 19th century plantation is famous for it’s meals in the dining room at the main manor house. The experience takes on back to days gone by.
Before it’s first name Santosha, this beach never had one. It was kept a secret and now it is a paradise known well to local surfers in the past although surfing has now become more popular down toward Le Morne.
Vallee de Ferney
This valley take up 200 hectares and is protected and is now a preserved forest. The Biodiversity is unreal and the fact that it is open 7 days a week make it a great excursion away from the hotel’s property.