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Enjoy Paradise in Mauritius by Visiting these Places – More than Sun Sand and Surf

Mauritius is more than azure blue oceans, beautiful sandy beaches and chilling under the shade of a swaying coconut palm, which you can do of course! But there's much more to explore, which this article aims to highlight. Do read on to plan a comprehensive tour of Mauritius.

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Explore Le Morne

Le Morne is a pristine piece of heaven located on the southern end of Mauritius, the area is scarcely populated leaving more than enough space for nature to flourish, and it sure does. From this location, you can see iconic Le Morne Mountain a UNESCO World Heritage Site closely linked to the rich history of Mauritius. You can, in fact, enjoy expansive views of the single peak mountain from The Residence Mauritius by Cenizaro, another haven framed by white sand beaches. The mountain offers the perfect viewing platform and was once the gathering point for escaped slaves to hide from their masters.

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Check Out Black River Gorges National Park

This forested park will do more than impress, covering an extent of 6574 hectares the native wildlife and foliage found there are quite unique. The place is a bio-diverse environ, which makes up 3.5% of the nation's land area. Boasting over 300 types of flowering flora and one of the world's rarest species of bird, this park is pretty special. Well worth a visit, you can check with the 5-star hotels in Mauritius for tour information; as there is a number of hiking trails on offer within the park, promising nature lovers sights of, waterfalls, gorges and misty mountains.

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Discover Charming Chamarel

Located in the Savanne district, the small village of Chamarel is very popular, more for the scenic locations surrounding its border. From there you can trek to the country's tallest waterfall the Chamarel Falls, which cascade an impressive 100 metres to a pool below; you can climb the staircase to access the viewing platform which promises stunning bird's eye views of the surroundings. The area is also home to 'Seven Coloured Earth' a place where volcanic rock has turned into multi-coloured dunes, exuding tones of red, purples and browns.

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Enjoy a Stint at La Vanille Crocodile Park

The park is predominantly dedicated to the crocodiles, but you get a chance to view other critters as well. There you will come across monkeys, giant turtles, huge bats and a very impressive insect collection. You can trek through the jungle and learn about the endemic plants and animals of Mauritius and get updated on flora and fauna on the endangered list. Most impressive is the collection of butterflies on display. There you can visit the restaurant and even order a bowl of crocodile curry – if you so wish.

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Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

The 60-acre land boasts a wide variety of palm trees, although the most unique feature there are the giant lily pads, amidst which tadpoles, fish, giant turtles and fruit bats thrive. Wander the park and make note of the trees, many have been planted by iconic personalities such as Indira Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

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