Things To Do In Mauritius
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Thinking of Mauritius always conjures dazzling images powder-soft white sand beaches and crystal azure Indian Ocean waters, but there’s many more things do in Mauritius than laze on a beach all day. No holiday here would be complete without an exploration of the incredible landmarks and rich culture that the island has to offer, so here’s Luxtripper’s Mauritius Travel Guide, complete with all the best places to visit in Mauritius.
BY Kennedy Porter
Luxtripper Travel Editor

These activities will guarantee that you won't have a single moment of boredom while on your dream holiday to Mauritius!

Private Islands and National Parks

Whether you’re planning a romantic honeymoon in Mauritius, visiting for a much-needed family holiday or hoping to have an amazing couples’ getaway, anybody looking to go to on a Mauritius holiday will be stunned by the rich culture and fascinating history of this unique island destination. Tours and excursions are a fantastic way to experience the wealth that Mauritius has to offer, and with such a wide range on offer, we’re sure anybody will find something of interest.

Visit the Black River Gorges or the La Vanille National Park for an incomparable hiking experience. Trek through verdant landscapes and see a menagerie of wildlife, including monkeys, tortoises and all-manner of tropical birds. Sample delicious vanilla tea on a Tea and Sugar Tour or marvel at the wonder of nature as you gaze upon the seven coloured earths. Alternatively, choose a trip to Port Louis for an authentic feel of Mauritian cultureand to sample delicious fresh fruit grown by the island’s many farmers. Prepare for a unique shopping experience and seemingly endless selection of restaurants while also admiring the traditional colonial beauty of the town. Any one of these tours are sure to make you understand why Mauritius is such a truly unique destination.

Glass Bottom Boats and Underwater Sea Walks

It’s virtually impossible to travel to Mauritius and not have some kind of experience with the dazzling clear waters that surround the island. Whether it’s swimming, surfing or just sitting on the beach and watching the waves roll in, you can’t help but admire the beautiful Indian Ocean. For a more up-close and personal encounter, there’s nothing better than a glass bottom boat excursion. Venture out under the brilliance of the Mauritian sun and gain a front row seat to the spectacular coral and marine life display that exists beneath the surface. Witness awe-inspiring tropical fish, vibrant reefs and even turtles and dolphins that call the coasts of Mauritius home.

If that’s not quite thrilling enough for you, you can immerse yourself in the magical underwater world of Mauritius with an underwater sea walk. This one-of-a-kind excursion allows guests to don special underwater helmets and walk amongst dynamic coral reefs that are teeming with some of the world’s rarest tropical marine creatures. Wave goodbye to turtles, seahorses and clownfish as they drift into the distance, and emerge from the water with a new-found love and appreciation for the extraordinary life that thrives beneath. 

Ile Aux Cerfs and Zip-Line Adventures

Families wondering what to do in Mauritius for a thrill, or couples looking for an adventure need look no further than a zip-lining experience. What could be more exhilarating than zip-lining above lush forestry and feeling the warm Mauritian breeze on your face as you rush over idyllic lagoons? No family holiday to Mauritius would be complete without experiencing this thrilling ride; adults and children alike will feel weightless and giddy as they touch back down after soaring over Mauritius like a bird.

For a day of leisure to please all members of the family, you can do no wrong with a trip to Ile Aux Cerfs. Hop aboard an impressive catamaran and arrive on an island dedicated to fun. From parasailing to golf, snorkelling to sailing, there’s something to entertain every family member of every age. With a range of delicious food options also available, including mouth-watering beach-side barbecues and all the chargrilled dishes you could ever desire, Ile Aux Cerfs is a one-stop destination guaranteed to deliver a day of family fun.

Best time to visit Mauritius

We’re sure you’re dreaming of jetting off and trying a number of these exhilarating experiences for yourselves, and to anyone wondering when the best time to go to Mauritius is, we’ve got you covered. Mauritius sees glorious sunshine and bright blue skies from May to December each year, making it a perfect summer family holiday destination,as well as an ideal honeymoon or couples’ holiday location.

Get in touch with our luxury travel experts for more information on travel to Mauritius and about creating your own bespoke luxury escape!

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The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius
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An exquisite five-star luxury resort that sits on 600 metres of stunning, white-sanded beachfront overlooking the coral-filled waters of northwestern Mauritius’ Turtle Bay Marine Park, The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius blends the Oberoi brand’s signature opulence with authentic Mauritian charm
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Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort
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Ideal for families and couple alike, Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort is a luxury beachfront escape set along Mauritius’ stunning southwestern corner, offering one of the very best all-inclusive experiences across the island. Each of the accommodations features a
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