The west and south-west coast of Mauritius will offer you a completely different experience of the country. It is the sunniest and driest region of the island, with a nature and landscapes that will remind you of the African savanna. There are many places to discover and a lot of activities and leisure to experience, at sea or inland, in the heart of nature.
The beaches of Flic en Flac, Tamarin and Le Morne are the most popular for family outings, surfing and kitesurfing and for its heritage as well. Leisure parks will delight young and grown-ups alike, and nature lovers will also be delighted to discover the Black River Gorges National Park or take a trip out to sea and watch dolphins.
The region benefits from a pleasant temperature all year round, during summer and winter, and has a myriad of activities and leisure for the whole family during your holidays in Mauritius.
Domaine Anna Restaurant
One of the more picturesque Mauritius restaurants that specialises in innovative cuisine from Europe and Asia is the Domaine Anna. Located in the Flic n Flac area, Domaine Anna is situated on a former sugar plantation with an upscale island décor that boasts great food for lunch and dinner.
Once at Domaine Anna you will be pleased with the lively atmosphere and if you luck out with a table by the lake, the restaurant turns into a lover’s dream of food romance. The cuisine at the establishment is a crowd pleaser with new twists on old favourites from India, Thailand, China and European as well as Creole dishes. The dishes are expertly prepared.
Most of the ingredients at this restaurant are sourced locally from the gardens that grace the former sugar plantation. A trip to Domaine Anna is more than just a great meal and you will walk away with a true Mauritian experience implanted in your mind.
Casela Nature Park
Casela is one of the most popular leisure and attraction parks in Mauritius offering a variety of fun and thrilling activities to individuals, families and corporates.
The park spans over 350 hectares and is divided into 5 zones, each with its own unique characteristic.
The 5 zones are Thrill Mountain, Predator Kingdom, African Safari, Pangia Birds and Rides and World of Events.
Ganga Talao (Grand Bassin)
Ganga Talao is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, deep in the heart of Mauritius. It is about 550 m above sea level.
The first group of pilgrims who went to Ganga Talao were from the village of Triolet and it was led by Pandit Giri Gossayne from Terre Rouge in 1898, which considered the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius.
Le Domaine de Bois Chérie
The Tea Factory
Located a few kilometers from Grand Bassin, Bois Chéri is a tea factory and a museum. Bois Chéri is the first tea plantation in Mauritius dates back to 1892.
During the visit, you will increase your knowledge about the different stages of production of the tea making process: from picking to packaging, withering, fermentation, drying and sieving. Bois Chéri produces a new range of flavored teas, green teas and herbal teas.
The Bois chérie restaurant
Le Bois Chéri Restaurant, opened since December 2008, offers a charming hill top setting with panoramic views off the south coast of the island. It offers the very best of the local Mauritian cuisine prepared from the finest local products. This is the only place where you can enjoy a 21st century style culinary innovation with specialties such as tea chutney.
Besides serving gourmet dishes, the Bois Chéri restaurant also offers you the possibility of enjoying wonderful views. Extensive and beautiful lush grounds surround the restaurant; from its wooden terrace, gaze down on Le Lac des Cygnes surrounded by century old trees and shrubs. Feast your eyes on the magnificent scenery.
One of the distillery’s strong points is that it was designed to provide a holistic tourism experience to guests. Mauritian architect Maurice Giraud has created a building that blends harmoniously with the spectacular surroundings.
Le Chamarel Restaurant, where the only thing as delightful as the food is the unique bird’s-eye view over a mountainous landscape and across to the captivating coastline fringed by the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the horizon.
Chamarel 7 Coloured earth
Nature has her own ways of piquing our curiosity and Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth is one of those surreal things that will make yours run wild. With its 600 million years of history, Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth is one spectacular Geo Park destination!
Chamarel waterfalls is at a height of over 80 meters, this is the highest waterfall in Mauritius. Also, known as one of the most breathtaking spots on the island, the Chamarel Waterfall offers a truly magnificent view where the cascading waters hit the pool below from majestic heights.
The Seakart is a speedboat like no other: spacious, powerful and very stable at the same time, it eliminates all the safety issues that jet skis or traditional speed boats present.
Moreover, the world-exclusive Seakart is unsinkable and its specific turbine propulsion prevents any screw propeller danger. Fun Adventure proposes you to navigate your own Seakart along the west coast. Stop at various places of interest to discover spectacular and amazing sceneries.
Île aux Benitier (Benitier Island)
Formed by the coral reef, the island of Benitiers is a popular tourist excursion that is 500 meters in front of La Gaulette. The île aux Bénitiers is two kilometers long along a north-south axis for a maximum width of 500 meters. Its surface is 500 hectares. You will also visit the Crystal Rock located in the middle of the lagoon.
When you are on the island, the cooks will start grilling and in about an hour you will be served a delicious menu consisting of: grilled kebabs, seafood and fish, chicken, sausages, garlic bread, salads. Dessert: Banana flambé. After lunch, you can enjoy relaxing moments – laze on the beach, stroll the island or explore the lagoons and coral reefs surrounding the island.
Le Morne Slave Route Monument
The International Slave Route Monument at Le Morne was unveiled in on 01st February 2009 at the foot of the Le Morne Brabant Mountain. The monument is located in a garden with native vegetation. The monument is be integrated with the restored natural environment of the peninsula and the western cliff and slope of the Mountain as a setting.
The monument was purposefully erected at this particular area of the landscape because of its linear connection between the sea, beach, a historical and legendary place called’ Valley of Bones’ and the west cliff face. The locality provides a clear eastward view to the edge of the mountain, caves on the cliff faces and the sheer drop by maroon slaves from the top of the mountain to the ‘Valley of Bones’ to achieve freedom.
The locality is near the intended heritage trails and connects to the circular contour path around the Mountain, providing linkage with other heritage and natural sites of significance. From the top contour path, when standing at the ‘Valley of Bones’, there is a clear westward view towards the beach and the ‘Passe des Marrons’ and the ‘Passe de La Prairie’, the two points of escape to the open sea and Madagascar. When moving slightly northwards, one can discern the ‘eye’ on the ‘face of the mountain’ on looking south-eastwards.
Kitesurfing Le Morne Brabant
Mauritius is a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean, around and its is widely recognised as one of the very best kitesurfing destinations in the world due to reliable wind and a great variety of kitesurf conditions. Kitesurfing from down the line waves to a large flat water lagoon, combined with stunning luxury hotels, at amazing prices, right on the kitesurfing beach of Le Morne. It is no surprise that a kitesurf holiday to Mauritius is just about as perfect as it gets.
Heritage Golf Club (Bel Ombre)
The Heritage Golf Club is a multi-award winning championship golf course. Located in the southern part of the beautiful island of Mauritius, the course is set on an idyllic piece of land between rolling mountains and the turquoise lagoon of the Indian Ocean.
Accompanied by beautiful vistas from every green and tee, it is one of the most spectacular golf courses in Mauritius. The Heritage Golf Club offers a truly exceptional and enjoyable experience of golf in Mauritius for golfers of all handicap levels.
World of Seashells (Bel Ombre)
Unique in Mauritius, World of Seashells presents 8,000 pieces from the collection of Mr. Le Court de Billot. This passionate Mauritian conchophile has collected seashells from around the world with concern of ecosystems and species. The collection began before him with his parents. They entrusted it to him as they also passed on their passion for shells.
During your visit, you will discover all the secrets of the shells: their morphology, their living mechanism, their defense system, the beautiful, perfect patterns and dreamy colours. You will also learn how men have used shells throughout the world over the course of centuries.
The tiny tropical island of Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean some 1,200 miles off the coast of Africa, is famous as a luxury resort destination, featuring white-sand beaches, palm trees, and stunning sapphire ocean waters. It is also well-known among wildlife enthusiasts, especially for its exotic birds and giant tortoises, and is gaining a reputation for excellent cuisine. But as more and more visitors are learning, Mauritius is also an outstanding hunting destination, home to a variety of game including the majestic Javan rusa deer, wild boars, pheasants, francolin, hares, partridge, guinea fowl, and pigeons. The island is a mixture of rugged mountains, rolling hills, thick jungle, and open fields, offering a variety of habitat where wildlife thrives. Both spot-and-stalk and stand hunting is effective for big game.
Both spot-and-stalk and driven hunts are common on Mauritius, depending on what you are hunting. For rusa deer, most hunting is conducted by spot-and-stalk, although high seats and blinds are also used. The terrain consists of forest edges, swamps, rivers, and dense jungle. Most hunters are successful on stag in two days or less, and a small-game or bird hunt is often included or added.
The Rochester Falls
Rochester Falls is set in a rugged, wild and lush green landscape in the Savanne district of Mauritius, just some 2.5 kilometers away from Souillac (South of Mauritius).
A must visit tourist attractions in Mauritius; the Rochester Falls has been in the spotlight for being featured in many Bollywood movies. One of its main features is the unique and dramatic cliff face which has been transformed into jagged rectangular blocks by the force of powerful water over the past hundreds years.
La Roche qui Pleure (The Weeping Rock)
If there’s something we have no doubt about, it is that Mauritius was in the front row when Mother Nature was giving out blessings in the form of natural wonders!
This outstanding landmark is located in the district of Souillac and is accessible from Gris Gris beach. A walk through the lush greenery will lead you to the end of the headland where you will be able to witness this so-called optic illusion of a weeping rock (La Roche Qui Pleure).
Famous for its majestic waves, the waters on the South Coast of Mauritius crash against the cliffs, giving you the impression that the rocks are literally tearing- creating almost a mystic atmosphere that lets you wonder on what more Mauritius has to offer besides its spectacular beaches.
Leave the lifeless cities and venture into the wild of the Southern part of Mauritius to witness this almost dramatic natural wonder.