Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. Capital Port Louis has sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.
The Pamplemousses Garden is located in the north of Mauritius between Port-Louis and Grand-Bay. This park offers a fine collection of rare native plants, several palm species, giant water lilies and also animals and exotic birds. You will also discover decorative trees such as flamboyant, vacoas, orchids, laurels from the West Indies, bougainvillea, bamboos and banyans and the lotus pond where you can admire the white and yellow flowers. This garden is a great treasure and has daily hundreds of foreign and Mauritian visitors. The visit lasts no more than two hours for those who want to enjoy the park's wealth. If you need more information on species present, do not hesitate to use a guide to visit this beautiful garden while respecting its history.
Situated in the north of the island, L'Aventure du Sucre is less than a kilometer from the Pamplemousses Garden. It is an essential place to visit for tourists and Mauritians who want to discover the history and culture of Mauritius. L'Aventure du Sucre is a former sugar factory turned into a museum that tells the history of Mauritius and its sugar cane through its culture, its economy and its traditions. Let yourself be seduced by the Boutique's souvenirs and also taste the different sugars and local rums. After the visit, you can have a lunch break at the Fangourin restaurant, a refined cuisine that is made up of the flavors of the island.
You will discover the magnificent Verger de Labourdonnais in Mapou not far from Grand Bay and Pamplemousses. This orchard is located in the compound of Ch�teau de Labourdonnais and offers a wide variety of tropical fruit trees such as the mangoes, guavas, papayas, avocadoes, citrus, lychees and pineapples. Taste and buy jams and freshly squeezed juices from fruit grown in the orchard at La Corbeille, a small grocery store where you can buy jams, fruit pastes, chillies, honey and more. Next to La Corbeille you will find La Terrasse du Domaine where paninis, quiches, salads, daily specials, desserts, coffee and fruit juice are served.
Pointe du Diable, also known as Pointe Canon, is located along the coastal road in the south-east of Mauritius at Vieux Grand Port near Mahebourg village. These guns were implemented during the famous naval battle of the Vieux Grand Port in August 1810. Today, Pointe du Diable is a historical perspective and also an ideal place to admire the exceptional view of the bay of Vieux Grand Port. The stone walls still exist and traces of the great naval battle of Vieux Grand Port are still visible.