How to Explore Mauritius

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Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean and a popular vacation destination. It is an eclectic blend of Indian, African, French, and Chinese culture. Many visitors do not leave the resorts, but there is much to see on the island.

Steps

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    Shop and dine at Le Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis. Most places accept Euros as well as rupees.
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    If you are in Port Louis around lunchtime, get some dholl puri from the street vendor near the intersection of Sir William Newton Street and Remy Ollier Street. Look for a long line of people.
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    Visit Flic en Flac, a popular beach town for locals and expats. Try some biryani or roti from the food trucks that line the beach.
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    Take a boat tour to Île aux Cerfs, an island off the east coast. Go tubing on the island, and enjoy the boat ride over. The boat stops at coastal waterfalls and food/drinks are included. Go parasailing high above the water.
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    Visit The Seven Colored Earths, a geological formation in the southwest that are a popular tourist attraction. See the stunning waterfalls that are near the entrance to the park.
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    Check out Le Morne Brabant, a large rock in the southwest. It was a hideout for escaped slaves in the 1800s and is the most imposing sight in Mauritius.
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    Hike Le Pouce, a mountain in Moka. It offers views of the capital city of Port Louis.
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    Go clubbing in Grand Baie.

Special facts about Mauritius

  • Mauritius is the home of the extinct dodo bird
  • The highest point on Mauritius is 828m on Mt Piton

Tips

  • Bus lines hub around two terminals in Port Louis and run rather frequently during the week. The schedules can be difficult for visitors to figure out.
  • Renting a car is the easiest way to explore the island
  • Minibuses cost the same as buses and can be faster. Try flagging one down as you see it drive by.

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