Every time you search for Mauritius on Google, most images that you come across are only images of sandy beaches and beautiful sceneries. But Mauritius is so much more than that and all the pictures that you find online do not do justice to the actual scenery. Mauritius is a popular destination for those on a honeymoon and it is a place where you can typically spot a few celebrities on any day. The destination has also become a famous spot where proposals take place frequently. And when you go to Mauritius, here are the top 10 destinations that you absolutely must visit. Present to you on WheeBuzz.
This sparsely populated place is found in the South of the Island and surrounded by hotels. From Le Morne Brabant, not only can you get a glimpse of the mountain, but you will be up close and personal with the mountain and this makes it a popular destination. History shows that when slavery existed, the slaves used to escape from their masters and take refuge in these mountains. There are also viewpoints that are breathtaking along the southern part of the island as well as along the west coast of the island.
Black River Gorges National Park
This is a vast stretch of land that covers around 3.5% of Mauritius’s land area. It means that you cover a significant portion of Mauritius by just going to this place. It is also the home of more than 300 different types of flowering plants and if you are interested in bird watching, you can spot some endangered and exotic species here. This is also a famous hiking destination.
The village has the highest waterfall and has Seven Colored Earth. The waterfall falls down from a height of 100 meters. There are different colors like reds, purples, and browns that make up the Seven Colored Earth. The difference in the color is caused because of the difference in the temperature of the rocks formed due to volcanic eruptions.
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
The plot is the home of a range of palm trees that also has ponds filled with lilies and fishes as well as giant turtles. There are also trees that were planted by legends like Nelson Mandela and Indira Gandhi.
Chateau de Labourdonnais
The estate is known for preserving the natural beauty that it is surrounded by. Over the years, this nineteenth century has been restored and its entire splendor as a famous destination has been preserved to provide the tourists with a splendid experience. The estate also gives you the opportunity to experience Mauritian cuisine.
Ile Aux Cerfs
Located on the East Coast, it boasts of sandy beaches and palm trees that make you feel like you are in a movie. Ile aux Cerfs should be your go-to if you want to kick-back, enjoy the beach and the sun and have a barbeque. You could also try activities like parasailing.
You can experience big waves that come crashing against huge volcanic cliffs here. The porous rocks also make it easy to hear the crashing sound. You should visit this place just to experience the sheer serenity that the waves offer.