There is a thought for Mauritius that “Mauritius was made first and then heaven, and then heaven was made after Mauritius”. This came in presence because of Mauritius’ white sands, calm waters, and luxury. This paradise-like destination has so much for various kinds of travelers. Besides these luxurious features… Mauritius also attracts lots of tourists every year with historical places, cultural attractions, national parks, and islands that are home to diverse animal species. Continue reading the article of Mauritius travel guide to ensure your best and worthwhile Mauritius tour.


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Mauritius is an island country in the Indian Ocean which is also one of the top tourist destinations. This heaven-like destination is mostly loved by tourists because of its natural beauty and wonderful attractions. Some of the top places to explore in Mauritius are Port Louis, Grand Baie, Flic En Flac Beach, Le Morne, Chmamarel, Mahebourg, etc. Due to its waterside location, it also provides several water activities to take part in like parasailing, water skiing, sea kayaking, windsurfing, deep sea fishing, etc. Let us read further for a perfect Mauritius tour.

When is the best time to visit Mauritius?

Because of its location in the Southern hemisphere, Mauritius faces opposite weather throughout the year. It has two seasons i.e. summer and winter in which summer falls from November to April and winter starts from May to October. The hot summer temperature sometimes also faces rainy seasons, in contrast, the winter season is much drier. If considering when to visit, then the best time to visit Mauritius is from May to December when the country experiences cool, dry, and sunny weather.

When to avoid visiting Mauritius?

On the opposite, it is suggested to avoid visiting Mauritius from January to March as these months face wet cyclones which means heavy winds and huge rainfall.

How to get around in Mauritius?

To get the most out of Mauritius it is important to know about the transportation services. As it is a small country in the Indian Ocean, it can be explored by bus, taxi, or even cycle. These convenient transportation options will provide you with an easy Mauritius tour and also incredible things to take part in.


Buses are cheap and convenient means of transportation in Mauritius. They generally run from 5:30 am to 8 pm and reach the various parts of Mauritius like Plaine Champagne, Le Morne, Peninsula, Mahebourg, and so much more. As the buses get very busy, it is suggested to travel light instead of packing a large backpack.


Taxis are another means of transportation to get to the different parts of Mauritius. They can be booked online but it is also suggested to confirm the ride fares in advance. There is an option by which you can save some money i.e. route taxi. Tourists can share rides in route taxis. As Mauritius is a small country, the most popular attractions can be explored with some stops and this can also help you to reduce the costs.

Places to visit in Mauritius

Apart from natural wonders, there are also lots of places to visit in Mauritius that attract lots of tourists every year. These places are:

Port Louis

A great place from where you can start your Mauritius tour is its capital city i.e. Port Louis. This capital and beautiful city is opposite other bustling cities. It is like a mini Paris that can be explored by walking around. While walking in Port Louis, you can try various dishes at restaurants, and shop at top shopping places. Its top towers and attractions make it a glorious place to explore.

Grand Baie

For a unique experience, Mauritius nightlife is an ideal option at Grand Baie. During the night, couples can explore the shopping places, enjoy lively nightlife, and participate in water activities together. Snorkeling and Scuba Diving are the top popular activities in Mauritius.

Seven Colored Earth Park

Your Mauritius cannot be completed without visiting this Seven-Colored Earth Park. This park will leave you shocked and spellbound after witnessing this creation of God. This magical view occurs because of its tropical climate and shows a mix of colors. The most visiting colors that can be found in this park are red, cyan, black, and purple.

Seven Colored Earth Park

Where to stay in Mauritius?

It does not matter which area you choose to visit in Mauritius, it is for sure that you will get amazing views, beautiful coastal areas, and calm waters. There are lots of resorts and hotels in Mauritius that provide luxurious stays with these natural features. Read further, to learn where to stay in Mauritius for the best holiday.

Flic en Flac

Flic en Flac is home to one of the most popular beaches in Mauritius. The beach is 3km wide and covered with palm trees and lots of sunbathing space. If you love diving, you can book a diving tour with our Mauritius tour packages to head to La Cathedrale. It is an underwater wonder of natural caves and reefs with rich marine life.

Places to stay in Flic en Flac are:

  • Sugar Beach
  • Maradiva Villas Resort and Spa
  • Sands Suites Resort and Spa Mauritius


It is the most popular choice for tourists because of the powdery beaches for relaxation and thrilling water activities. For a quite different experience, you can head to Maritim Equestrian Centre for horse riding across the beaches. Inside the city, you can enjoy everything from shopping to spa sessions. It doesn’t matter what type of holiday you are looking for, Balaclava will certainly offer.

Places to stay in Balaclava are:

  • The Ravenala Attitude Hotel
  • The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa
  • Intercontinental Balaclava Fort Mauritius

Belle Mare

Another amazing place with the scenic beauty of beaches is Belle Mare. Visitors can get in touch with friendly stingrays, and dive into the marine life for an ultimate diving experience. They can also take a tour of Bras d’ Eau National Park which is one of the three national parks of Mauritius.

Places to stay in Belle Mare are:

  • Constance Belle Mare Plage
  • Solana Beach Mauritius
  • Veranda Palmar Beach

Belle Mare

Best food in Mauritius

After having a mesmerizing exploration in Mauritius, it is time to try some delicious food like curries, farata, alouda, bois cheri tea, etc. some of which are inspired by Indian cuisine. Let us take a culinary tour of these dishes in Mauritius.


Because of the strong influence of Indian food, curry has become an important Mauritian food, but it is some different from traditional Indian curries. This Mauritian curry has garlic, onion, and curry leaves which generally makes it not so much spicy and is served with rice and bread.


This is another food in Mauritius influenced by the Indian food Parantha, whose name is also similar i.e. Farata. It is mostly served with curry or chutney and sold on the streets at most of the restaurants in Mauritius.


Alouda is another form of Indian Falooda that often comes in pink or green color. The best where you can try this delicious beverage is Alouda Pillay in Port Louis. Apart from this, it can be also found in the central market of Port Louis.

Dim Sums

It is Mauritian Momos with the name Dim Sums and a part of the Sino-Mauritian food. Almost every Chinese restaurant in Mauritius serves this dish. These are wrapped in dough and served whether steamed or fried with chutneys.

Dim Sums

Mauritian Biryani

Mauritian Biryani is a type of Indian Hyderabadi Biryani. This flavored rice is made with Basmati-rice, yogurt, and different types of spices. At some restaurants, potatoes are also added to prevent them from burning or sticking in the vessel. The best place in Mauritius to try this biryani is Le Tandoor.

Lastly, this Mauritius travel guide will help you to get the most out of Mauritius. From where to go to what to eat, this guide and The Travel Makers will ensure that you get the best value for your money with its Mauritius tour packages. For more details, call +971-4256-2434.