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Must see Tourist attractions in Mauritius – The Island Paradise that Offers Something for Everyone

An exotic tropical hideaway, Mauritius is a great place for lazing in the sun and sand, experiencing land and underwater adventures, exciting nightlife and some exotic, pampering spa treatment. 🌴🌅

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Blue Bay Mauritius

Blue Bay Mauritius

User: (WT-shared) Shoestring at wts wikivoyage ,Public Beach, Blue Bay, Mauritius, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Blue Bay Marine Park is a definite landmark when it comes to witnessing and experiencing the underwater wonders of Mauritius.

Must see tourist attractions nearby include a glass-bottomed boat tour of the Blue Bay to see underwater treasures such as exotic marine life amidst colourful reef.

Some time spent on snorkelling here will be time well-spent as it will allow you the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the players that graze this aquamarine playground. 🐠🐟

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Vallée des Couleurs

Vallée des Couleurs

By Mauritiustrip (self made by Mauritiustrip) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The attractions in this valley range from waterfalls to a deer park. The main attraction here is a uniquely coloured area of ground that has its origins millions of years ago.

This area is known as the '23 Coloured Earth' and this piece of land with its peculiar earthy hues is supposed to have formed due to a volcanic eruption.

The Vacation Gateway offers more information on this unique Mauritius geographical attraction.

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Mauritius National Botanical Garden

Mauritius National Botanical Garden

By Condem at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

If you are into lush green tropical treasures this will be a green haven for you. Here you will find everything endemic to Mauritius in terms of flora ranging from giant water lilies to the famous Baobab Trees.

This national garden is home to a number of palm trees, a spice garden and many traditional medicine plants as well. 🌴🌲🍃

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Dutch Ruins at Vieux Grand Port

Dutch Ruins at Vieux Grand Port

By S Molteno (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Despite being a small island, Mauritius is a perfect paradise if you happen to be a history aficionado.

There are many colonial churches, forts, museums and bungalows that are open to the public explorer.

The Dutch and French are supposed to be the first inhabitants of this island. The Dutch ruins at Vieux Grand Port bears evidence to such historical colonial settlements in Mauritius. 🕍⛪️

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Port Louis

Port Louis

Peter Kuchar (pkuchar), Evening Port Louis, CC BY-SA 3.0

After exploring all the tropical and unique wonders of the island, you will need an evening to relax and wind down.

Port Louis will offer you a choice of bars, nightclubs, discotheques and restaurants with music to dance to and wine and dine to.

This is also a great place for shopping as city-life is the most active here on the island, thanks to its active nightlife.

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Spas

Spas

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After a long day of adventuring, a day at one of Mauritius's world class spas will uplift and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

After all the reason you come on a holiday is to escape your tedious daily routine at home and to recharge your batteries for the next few months to keep you going.

The exquisite spas in Mauritius will offer you a range of choices just to do exactly that. The spas treatments on offer will range from

  • Traditional Balinese
  • Chi based on the Five Elements Theory from China
  • Swedish massage treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments. 🙏🍶