Best tourist attractions in Mauritius

Posted on Nov 18 2013 - 12:33pm by TravelFore
Mauritius is a beautiful tropical island that is 500 miles (804.7 km) from the coast of Madagascar. Many beautiful tourist attractions in the island. Mauritius has that natural beaches, tropical forests and mountains, which is awesome. A very calm sea conditions, the beach and the weather comfort which combined with the friendliness of the local population, making this island as a tourist destination by visitors from all over the world.
Beaches in Mauritius is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Manycoral reefs around the island and turquoise waters. Some of the ocean has waves large enough, and some parts of which have calm conditions so that water can be a place to swim. Not only used as a place For relaxation, you can enjoy water activities that defied adrenaline as sailing, scuba diving, wind surfing, water skiing, and diving. All are offered free of charge by the inn-lodging on the island. Here you can also rent camping gear and spend a few days on the hill.

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Here are 5 best tourist attractions in Mauritius:
1. Grand Baie
Grand Baie is the best and main tourist attraction in Mauritius. It is just not for night birds, but also best for those who love shopping and spend some time in leisure. Grand Baie is the seaside tourist village and large tourist beach of Mauritius. Grand Baie famous for the enchanting quality of itsemerald. It is offer facilities for safe swimming, sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing, and is also the departure point for helicopter excursions, deep sea fishing and for boat excursions to the islands to the north of Mauritius: Gunners’ Quoin, Flat Island, Round Island, and Serpent Island. Grand Baie also offer a large choice of fashion and craft shops, hotels and restaurants.
2. Chamarel Village
Chamarel is a village located in the district of Black River, on the island of Mauritius, east Africa. Here, tourists can see a dune with 7 different colors. The dunes are also known as the ‘Seven Colored Earth’, The uniqueness of the dunes in the village of Chamarel is quite popular among tourists. This village was transformed into the most famous tourist spots on the island of Mauritius since the 1960’s. Imagine, in an area of ​​7.500 m2 wide spread fine sand sparkles with colorful different. Starting from the red sand, brown, purple, green, blue, yellow, and orange fused into one, creating an amazing sight.
3. Le Chateau de Labourdonnais
Le Chateau de Labourdonnais is one of the top tourist attractions of Mauritius. It is a combination of museum, garden, distillery and a restaurant. This was owned by Christian Wiehe and was constructed in the year 1856 with an inspiration from the Italian neo-classical architecture.
4. Black River Gorges
Black River Gorges is a national park in Mauritius spread across an area of 16,244 hectares. This is the best place in Mauritius to watch rare bird species and fauna. The landscapes too are a treat to the eyes. You can get to see Chinese guava, privet, animals like rusa deer, Mauritian flying fox, birds like pink pigeon, Mauritius kestrel and parakeets, etc. Black River Gorges was declared open in 1994 and is maintained by National Parks and Conservation Service.
5. Le Morne Brabant
Le Morne Brabant is a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is a peninsula in Mauritius. What is so special or interesting about this tourist attraction of Mauritius is the single standing basaltic rock of 1821 feet above sea level. This place is surrounded by lagoons and is home for certain rarest plant species of the world like Mandrinette and Trochetia boutoniana.

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