Without a doubt, Mauritius is a gorgeous island. However, set aside a day to sunbathe on the beach. Apart from what the tourist guides show us, there is much more to see. If you wish
Without a doubt, Mauritius is a gorgeous island. However, set aside a day to sunbathe on the beach. Apart from what the tourist guides show us, there is much more to see. If you wish to explore Mauritius on your own, here are some hidden treasures you should visit.
Mauritius holds a special place in my heart since our trip to Mauritius included a few firsts in addition to friendly inhabitants, a laid-back island feel, and breathtaking views. It was my first experience paragliding and taking an underwater submarine ride. Both were distinct experiences that were, to put it mildly, enticing.
1. La Vanille Nature Park
The La Vanille Nature Park is an excellent spot to spend quality time with your children. It is a 3.5-hectare park with rich tropical vegetation that is peaceful and lovely. Walking among the world’s largest collection of captive-bred gigantic Aldabra tortoises will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience.
There are over 1000 tortoises in the park, as well as 2000 Nile Crocodiles and monkeys, iguanas, bats, deer, geckos, eels, wild boar, and other creatures. Try this tour to make the most of your free time!
2. Visit Eureka House (Maison house)
Eureka House is a one-of-a-kind Creole home erected in 1830 on the banks of the Moka River. It is a beautiful Créole mansion once owned by British and French nobility in the nineteenth century.
In 1986, the Eureka house was restored and presented as a museum to the public. The Eureka Mansion and its grounds provide a fascinating peek into colonial life. The house is brimming with antiques and vintage photographs. It also features a beautiful garden surrounded by Moka River waterfalls.
3. Pont Naturel
Pont Naturel (Natural Bridge) is a volcanic rock formation that resembles a man-made bridge but was built by natural processes. It is 2 meters (6.5 feet) long. At Gris-Gris, it’s part of the cliff. Several little pores on the surface through which seawater flows generate whistling sounds.
The area is also known as “le souffleur,” which translates to “a blower.” There’s a great wooded area nearby where you can get some relief from the heat. It’s a great spot for picnics and is quite popular with locals.
4. Rochester Falls
The Rochester Falls in Mauritius is an exceptionally magnificent site surrounded by great natural beauty. On the Savanne River in the south of Mauritius the location is a famous tourist destination.
The Rochester Falls, which cascade down from a height of around 10 meters, is a stunning sight, with thick water foams resting at the bottom and resembling fluffy white cotton balls.
5. Blue Penny Museum
Blue Penny Museum should be on your list of must-see things in Mauritius if you are interested in the history and culture of the country. It is the country’s most well-known museum, located in Port Louis’ famous Le Caudan Waterfront Mall. The museum is named for its most prized piece, arguably the island’s most valuable treasure.
The red one-penny and blue two-pence ‘Post Office’ stamps produced in 1847 are two of the world’s rarest stamps. To maintain the color of these stamps, they are only illuminated for 10 minutes every hour at 25 minutes past the hour. Despite being the most precious objects on show, the Blue Penny Museum has more to offer.
As my first international trip, Mauritius has left a lasting impression on me. I had a sense of confidence in my bones after returning home that I can’t put into words. If you’ve visited any of these hidden gems, please comment below and tell me about your adventures. Let us know in the comments if you want to visit Mauritius, I invite you to read part two.