For many years traveling to Mauritius was considered one of the places to visit just to lay on the beach and perfect your tan. After all, what are some of the things to do in Mauritius?
From its location in the Indian Ocean, there are plenty of places to visit and things to do in Mauritius, many involving water activities.
Fantastic snorkeling, hiking, swimming, and relaxing are just a few of the possibilities. Add to that list: taking a luxury catamaran cruise, world-class golf, shopping, and meeting some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. You can see that Mauritius is a dream destination that should top many bucket lists of places to visit.
Most travelers will start in the capital city of Port Louis, Mauritius, before heading out in search of places to visit and things to do in Mauritius. Read on for the top nine things to do in Mauritius:
See Whales And Dolphins Splashing In Their Natural Habitat
For nature lovers, one of the most exciting things to do in Mauritius is to take a boat out to watch the whales and dolphins swimming.
Two dolphin species are at home in the area, including Spinner Dolphins and Bottlenose Dolphins. Some charters even allow the opportunity to get into the water and interact with the dolphins.
Sperm whales can be seen year-round, and humpback whales are more common from July through November.
Explore The Popular Attractions In Mauritius At Le Caudan Waterfront
While you are in the capital city of Mauritius, Port Louis, be sure to check out the Le Caudan Waterfront. This modern development is one of the most popular tourist attractions here.
There are many modern shops, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, a craft market, and a marina. You’ll also find the Blue Penny Museum, dedicated to the history and art of Mauritius.
One Of The Most Popular Places To Visit Is The Ile Aux Cerfs
Ile Aux Cerfs, or deer island (deer are no longer on the island), is one of the most popular places to visit for its beautiful beaches, luxury golf course, and fantastic wildlife. Take a catamaran cruise or ferry out to Aux Cerfs for a day.
Aux Cerfs is home to monkies and a giant bat colony. On your way out to the island, you may even see dolphins. You can also see the Grand River South East (GRSE) Waterfalls.
Check Out Places To Visit That Are Only Accessible By Boat
There are many hidden lagoons here that are only accessible by boat. Spend a day on a catamaran charter, exploring these volcanic island lagoons. See the beautiful beaches and snorkel in the crystal clear waters that make Mauritius a dream destination.
Take The Best Instagram Photo At Coin De Mire
Your friends may have taken good Instagram pictures. But you will take the best Instagram photo ever and be the envy of everyone you know. Taking the best selfies is just another one of the great things to do in Mauritius.
Coin de Mire (also called Gunner’s Coin) is the small uninhabited island that you often see in magazines and postcards. While you can’t walk on the island because of its protected status as a nature reserve, you can get close enough to take great pictures and selfies.
Go Hiking At Le Pouce Mountain
If you like to hike, you should add a visit to Le Pouce Mountain to your list of things to do in Mauritius.
Le Pouce, or the thumb, is so-called because it resembles a giant thumb.
Located in the Moka range, the mountain stands 812 meters tall. It is possible to see Port Louis Mauritius, the Champs de Mars racecourse, and the flurry of boats going in and out from the peak.
See Why Saint Brandon Is One Of The Top Places To Visit For Bonefishing
If you love to fish, then Saint Brandon just might be your dream destination. World-class bonefishing is at the top of most sportsmen’s lists of things to do in Mauritius.
The Saint Brandon atoll is an archipelago with more than 50 islands, coral ridges, and sand flats. This area provides some of the best bonefishing in the world. Hire an experienced guide who will take you out for some monster-sized fish!
See The Dodo At The Natural History Museum Of Mauritius
While going to a museum may not be on your list of things to do in Mauritius, you should consider adding it.
Before its extinction, Mauritius was the only place where the Dodo bird lived. Sadly all that is left are the skeletons that have been found on the island. You can see the Dodo skeletons on exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Mauritius.
Take An All-Inclusive Catamaran Cruise
We want to get you out on the water, exploring the islands on a full-day cruise to places like Isle Aux Cerfs, Ilot Béneitiers, and Ilot Gabriel. We also specialize in expedition charters to Saint Brandon.
Take a dinner, sunset, or wedding cruise. Let us plan a bespoke, exclusive charter, that is specially tailored for you.