THINGS TO DO.
Walking With Lions
This is truly an unforgettable experience where you literally get the chance to walk with lions in their natural habitat. This once in a lifetime adventure is the number one thing to do in Mauritius. It will set you back around £90 per person and you can read a full write up of this experience by clicking here.
Rhumerie de Chamarel Rum Distillery
This rare distillery in the incredibly scenic south-west region of the island is a great attraction if you are a fan of rum or even to do something different on a spare day. As soon as you arrive you are hit by the strong sweet smell of the sugarcane used to make the alcohol and will no doubt be impressed by the stunning scenery surrounding the distillery. The guided tour costs around £10 per person and is very informative. Also, it includes a very generous tasting section where you are able to sample several different types of rum.
Seven Coloured Earth
The seven coloured earth is a natural spectacle and a well-known tourist attraction in south-west Mauritius. The colours evolved through the conversion of basaltic lava to clay minerals. It is a relatively small area of sand mounds that comprises the seven supposed distinct colours – red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow. This isn’t the most wondrous geological phenomenon that you will ever see, but if you are in the area then it worth passing through. They also have some giant tortoises on site which for me were more interesting than the seven coloured earth.
This attraction is located very close to the seven coloured earth and you can get a ticket to see both attractions for around £5 per person. The 272ft waterfall has a couple of viewing points and it is a nice setting to take a few photos. I believe you are also able to take a trail down to the bottom of the waterfall where there is a shallow swimming area for tourists.
Casela Nature & Leisure Park
This is definitely a place worth visiting during your holiday. It has a number of activities available including mud karting, giraffe feeding, Segway & quad rides, walking with lions, zip-lines, safari and camel/horse riding. Many of the activities have separate prices and require booking in advance so do check availability and prices before you go. There are also a couple of restaurants in the park so you can easily spend the whole day here. I’m certain you will find an activity to enjoy at the park.
Flic En Flac Beach
This 8km sandy beach strip on the west coast is now one of the most popular beaches in Mauritius. The beach has a number of 5-star resorts where you can sit to enjoy a few cocktails and lunch if you are planning to stay for a few hours. Flic en Flac beach is ideal for a nice long walk, but for those looking for something more active there are a number of watersports for you to do up and down the beach.
Article By: Gurpreet Singh