Mauritius is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country's populace is composed of several ethnicities, mostly people are Indian, African, French, and Chinese descent. Most Mauritians are multilingual; English, French, Creole are used. Mauritius, a melting pot where past and present are smoothy blended together. Moreover, the island is surrounded by an amazing clear turquoise sea creating an oasis of peace and tranquility.
The Immigration Depot (Hindi: Aapravasi Ghat) is a building complex located in Port Louis which was the first British colony to receive indentured, or contracted, labour workforce from India. Half a million Indian indentured labourers passed through the Immigration Depot. Being defunct since 1923, it has been declared as a national monument. In Mauritius, 68 percent of the current total population has Indian forebears. In 2006 UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site, conservation efforts are underway to restore the fragile buildings back to their 1860s state.
BLACK RIVER GORGES NATIONAL PARK
Black River Gorges National Park is a national park in the hilly south-western part of Mauritius. It covers an area of 67.54 km² including humid upland forest, drier lowland forest and marshy heathland. Facilities for visitors include two information centres, picnic areas and 60 kilometres of trails. There are four field stations in the park which are used for research.
Discover a park of 14 hectares which opened its doors in 1979 and today offers a home to 1,500 birds, lions, zebras, giant tortoises, monkeys, a tiger, and many other animals.Enjoy the natural beauty of Mauritius by Quad, Buggy, Segway or by going on an adventurous hiking tour with several ziplines including the longest zipline in the Indian Ocean, hanging bridges and many other surprises, or go for a walk with real lions.
Chamarel is a village in Mauritius located in Rivière Noire, the eastern part of the village. It is primarily known for its scenic locations and nature attractions in its neighbourhood, among them, are the Seven Coloured Earths, the Chamarel Falls and the Black River Gorges National Park. The surrounding area is also known for its locally grown coffee.
The Domaine Chazal is a heaven for all nature and sports lovers in Mauritius. You’ll have the opportunity to jump and swim in a tropical river! Ziplining, swimming, and walking are the principal activities.
ILE AUX CERFS
The paradise island of 100 hectares in size is near the east coast of Mauritius. On Ile Aux Cerfs you will find one of the worlds beautiful beaches and as such, it is one of the must place to visit in Mauritius. With its swaying casuarinas and palm trees, the pure white sandy beaches framed by the vivid turquoise waters of the beautiful lagoon, this amazing paradise island is the perfect setting for a relaxing day of sun worship. Water sports activities, golf and restaurants are also available on the spot.
Le Morne Brabant is a peninsula at the extreme south-western tip of Mauritius on the windward side of the island. The summit of the mountain covers an area of over 30 acres where you can find many caves and overhangs on the steep slopes. It is largely surrounded by an amazing lagoon and is a well-known tourist attraction and especially for the wind surfers. Le Morne Brabant Mountain was submitted to the candidate list of the World Heritage sites in 2003. In 2008, the nomination process concluded when UNESCO inscribed the site on the World Heritage List.
The Botanic Garden is one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius. The garden is located in the proximity of Port-Louis in the district of Pamplemousses. It stretches over endless acres of land full of an incredible variety of tropical plants like Baobabs, the Palmier Bouteille, the ineluctable Giant Water Lilies, dozens of medicinal plants, a large spice garden and many more, lots of them are indigenous!
TROU AUX CERFS
Trou aux Cerfs is a dormant volcano with a well-defined cone and crater. Situated in Curepipe, the crater has been alternately described as 300 and 350 meters in diameter and is 80 meters deep. From the crater, you can have a 360-degree view of the town of Curepipe and the coastal plains stretching towards the distant horizon. It’s one the favourite sightseeing place for many locals and tourists
Located in the north, Grand Bay is a seaside village and large tourist beach, it offers a large choice of fashion and craft shops, hotels and restaurants. Grand Bay owes its popularity to the enchanting quality of its emerald waters and to its liveliness by day and by night; it’s the place to be if you are looking for nightlife with the best bars and night-clubs of the island.
THE MARINE PARK
The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa Mauritius coastline is adjacent to one of the only two marine nature parks in Mauritius. The Marine Park, bordered by a reef running the length of the hotel coastline, is full of indigenous fish including star fish, grouper fish, grunt fish, lion fish, angel fish, and cat fish. There is also an abundance of coral, mostly Black Coral.