The North of Mauritius
The North of Mauritius is renowned for being a highly touristic area with beautiful sandy beaches such as Grand-Bay, Péreybère and Mont-Choisy. It is the place where tourists enjoy strolling, water sports, shopping or savouring the delights of local cuisine, whether in a restaurant or in a food truck. The North also conceals other treasures away from the coast, its historical sites and heritage will be appealing to you.
What to see in the North? The reputation of the northern beaches is not exaggerated. Péreybère, Mont Choisy, Trou aux Biches, Cap Malheureux, Pointe aux Canonniers, Bain Boeuf, all these idyllic beaches are an invitation for relaxation in the shade of Casuarina trees and sunbathing. Swimming, water sports and street-food are also on the menu. Just let yourself go. If you are there in the late afternoon, you may enjoy the sunset on some of these beaches
Places to visit
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam botanical garden commonly known as the Pamplemousses Botanic Garden, undoubtedly one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius. Created over 300 years ago by the famous French botanist Pierre Poivre, the garden is the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere and boasts a plethora of indigenous plants.
See if you can spot Pierre Poivre’s statue in the gardens. Count yourself extremely fortunate if you happen to see the Talipot Palm, which blooms once every 30 to 80 years! There are also giant tortoises, Java Deer, and the spectacular water lilies. Take a break under one the many gazebos throughout the place and enjoy the tranquillity and charm of this beautiful and unique Pamplemousses botanical garden.
L’aventure du Sucre (Sugar history museum)
L’aventure du Sucre is an old factory, itself evoking bygone days and a symbol of all that sugar represents. It lies within the beautiful Beau Plan Sugar Estate, located close to the famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens. Pamplemousses is one of the oldest villages in the island, where Governor La Bourdonnais built his mansion and where Pierre Poivre began the Gardens, close to the beautiful church where Bernardin de Saint-Pierre chose to lay to rest Paul and Virginie. The village is a good place for a stroll, with scenes of a tranquil way of everyday life tucked away around many a corner.
Skydiving in Mauritius
Skydive Mauritius is specialized in Tandem Jump experience only. The activity starts with of a security briefing, followed by a 25 mins plane ride where you can enjoy the amazing view of our island and lagoons to reach jump altitude of 10000 ft.
Helicopter tours in Mauritius
Corail Helicopters fly over the Star and the Key of the Indian Ocean. To guarantee you the best of services, all our scenic flights are conducted with utmost safety practices and comfort with our latest helicopters. Enjoy our predefined tours or request for a tailor-made flight ! Be it a family journey, a romantic getaway or a solo trip, the memories are sure to last a lifetime. Discover Mauritius with a bird’s eye view!
Catamaran Cruises in Mauritius
Full day catamaran cruise to Gabriel Island – day full of sun, delicious food, drinks, beautiful beaches and a lot of relaxation and fun!
As part of this catamaran trip you will enjoy sailing through the crystal clear water of the north of Mauritius, with breathtaking scenery all around and to enjoy delicious food and bar services.
Once on Gabriel Island you can choose to stay on one of the beautiful white sand beaches, snorkel inside the lagoon surrounding Gabriel Island, discover the local marine life, swim along the beach, explore the island on foot along one of its trails, enjoy a massage at the local massage station or just relax and tan on one of the sun beds.
The departure point for all the Gabriel Island cruises is the city of Grand Baie situated on the north tip of Mauritius. The sailing time from Grand Baie to Gabriel Island is 1.5 hours. On the way you will sail along Coin de Mire Island with its colony of “Pailles en Queue” Birds, before reaching Gabriel Island. Sometimes during this excursion you will be able to see whales as well as dolphins.
The nightlife scene of Mauritius shines bright with enticing beach clubs, happening nightclubs, engaging casinos, and laid back lounges. The best pubs and bars stay abuzz with foot-tapping music, grooving crowd and exotic drinks and cocktails