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Top 10 Things to Try and See in Mauritius - Ten Must-See and Must-Have Experiences in Mauritius

As one of the world's top beach holiday hubs, the island of Mauritius is not only a vacation Mecca for beach lovers. From exploring its natural wonders to taking part in water sports, here are 10 things to see and do during a getaway on the paradise island.

1

Champ de Mars

As a cultural landmark and a historic sporting venue, a tour of Champ de Mars can be an educational experience for travellers with an interest in the island's racing legacy. This is not only the oldest surviving race track on the island but also in the entire southern hemisphere. Set up in 1812, it was during the British colonial period that this landmark was established as a hub for equestrian activities.

2

Le Morne Brabant Peninsula

Located on the western edge of the island, Le Morne Brabant Peninsula is a one-of-a-kind area in Mauritius that's identified by its 556m high basaltic monolith. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the peninsula is also a historic highlight as it is connected with the fight against colonial oppression.

3

Port Louis Central Market

A sightseeing tour of Mauritius would truly be incomplete without a shopping spree at the Port Louis Central Market. Easily accessible to those based at The Residence Mauritius, exploring this centuries-old Victorian-era marketplace is one of the best things to do in Mauritius. As the top thoroughfare for purchasing herbs and spices, handicraft fans will also love the wares for sale at this market.

4

SSR Botanical Garden

Officially dubbed the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, this horticultural hotspot close to Chateau Mon Plaisir was established as early as 1735 when it was a simple vegetable plot. Now boasting a collection of over 200,000 flowers, the garden occupies an area of 37 hectares.

5

Ganga Talao

This breathtaking lake, which is also called Grand Bassin, is believed to be closely linked, at least in a spiritual sense, with the Indian Ganges River according to Mauritian Hindus. The lake, as well as the Shiva temples located around its periphery and the 33m tall sculpture of Lord Shiva, are other reasons to visit Ganga Talao.

6

Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari

Those who head to the shores of Tamarin during a trip to Mauritius can sign up for a whale and dolphin watching tour like no other. Offering visitors a chance to spot these magical beasts splashing around them, it is a priceless cruise experience that one will likely not forget.

7

Diving

Blessed with stunning coral reefs and marine species, Roche Zozo and the southern coast of the country are prime locations for scuba diving.
8. Snorkelling
The rich marine life heritage in Mauritius also makes it a hit with avid snorkellers who need not venture far from their beach hotel to catch a glimpse of colourful fish species.

8

Sea Cave Kayaking

Take kayaking to the next level with a tour of the Cliffs of Albion on a kayaking expedition.

9

Sea Hovering

Ideal for jet skiing fanatics, tourists can now ride a sea hover to explore La Balise Marina, Benitier's Island and Le Morne.

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