Mauritius, the only tropical rainforest in Europe, is one of the most diverse and unexplored regions on Earth. It is home to some of the oldest living things on our planet (the Redwoods), as well as some of the newest. As you explore this land you’ll find it full of life, both past, and present. Just who was Mauritius? Why does he live in an old red shed with his animal friends? And what opportunities for adventure await you out there? Join us as we explore five stops throughout Mauritius to see what awaits! We highly recommend you to get the Mauritius Honeymoon Packages Booked to make your trip hassle-free so that you would not be able to spend each moment utmost on your behalf.
This post explores 5 amazing places within Mauritius. While you can’t explore them all at once, you’ll find this post useful when deciding which to visit on an upcoming trip. The top 5 are listed in no particular order, although our favorite is definitely the Piton de la Fournaise!
1) Le Morne Brabant
The fort at Le Morne Brabant was the last stand of the French in 1798. The fort itself is in a state of disrepair, but it’s an amazing view from its peak! When you approach the fort you’ll be surprised by how much it resembles something out of a movie set. The small buildings are scattered around randomly, with signs directing you to the top of the fort. The walk up is steep but short. When you reach the top, it’s literally breathtaking. You can see everything from there! It was absolutely one of our favorite places in Mauritius!
2) La Motte Marine Turtle Sanctuary
We never thought that turtles would be so big! At first, you’re not really sure what exactly they are, because they kind of just look like rocks out in the ocean. After a couple of minutes, you realize that they are literally living rocks! The coolest thing though is that they come up on shore to lay their eggs, and then head back out to sea to make room for their offspring. It’s a really neat experience to get up close and personal with something that you’ve never seen before. They’re also a symbol of good luck!
3) Mahebourg Market
This was one of our favorite places to visit in Mauritius! It has a little bit of everything, from fruits, vegetables, fish, clothing, jewelry, and fresh juice. There is even a small museum near the entrance which gives you an interesting historical perspective on the market itself. We ate some traditional Mauritian food there as well! There is something special about picking out your own fruit from the tree and watching it be prepared before your very eyes while you wait for a table at one of the local cafes. The people there were super friendly. Even though we’d been there a few times now, we still felt so welcomed.
4) Port Louis Marina
The Port Louis Marina is amazing! It is a massive complex that includes a boat harbor, as well as some museums, restaurants, and even an aquarium. The museums are really impressive and they have a guided tour where you can learn about the history of the city. We learned so many things from this tour that we wish we had time to explore more of the museum! The aquarium was also amazing! A bunch of sea life resides in these tanks, and it’s absolutely mind-blowing. We saw a lot of cool fish and other animals that we had never even seen before. The marina was definitely one of our favorite things to do in Mauritius!
5) Piton de la Fournaise Volcano
This volcano is the best place to see lava on Earth! It’s so beautiful and so dangerous at the same time! The volcano is actually still very active, and the last eruption was only 13 years ago. It’s also the only tropical rainforest that has an active volcano (its name means “furnace peak” or “furnace”). The reason we loved it so much is because we could literally see lava bubbling out of the volcano at night. to see them up close. Even seeing stuff like jellyfish up close was really cool.