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5 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Mauritius
Tourist Attractions in Mauritius Mauritius Tourist Attractions – Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean 500 miles from Madagascar and along with the islands of Reunion and Rodriguez, makes up the Mascarene Islands. First discovered in the 10th century, the island has been ruled over by the Dutch, French, and the British till finally receiving independence in 1968 and becoming a Republic in 1992. The countries long history of the colonial rule provides some of the interesting tourist attractions in Mauritius.
Other attractions on the island are the magnificent scenery that the island offers but of course one of the top things in Mauritius is the beaches, some of them among the best in the world and nearly all being excellent spots for pursuing water sports of all types.
Here are possibly the top 5 tourist attractions in Mauritius
5:Le Chateau de Labourdonnais
Best Tourist Attractions in Mauritius Le Chateau de Labourdonnais
Built-in 1856, this combination of restaurant, gardens, distillery, and museum, is always an attraction to tourists who visit Mauritius.
4:Le Morne Brabant
Best Tourist Attractions in Mauritius Le Morne Brabant
The peninsula is home to an abundance of lagoons that in turn are home to some of the rarest plant species in the world but what is probably the attraction for most tourists is the sight of the spectacular single standing rock, soaring 1,821 feet above sea level which can be seen from the peninsula
3:Black River Gorges
Best Tourist Attractions in Mauritius Black River Gorges
This is a National Park spreading over 16,244 hectares of impressively beautiful landscape, which is home to some equally impressive wildlife. There are Mauritian Flying Foxes, Pink Pigeons, Kestrels, and Parakeets. Apart from rare species of animals and birds, there are also rare species of fauna and in all makes a remarkable treat for any nature lover.
Best Tourist Attractions in Mauritius Chamarel Village
This village located along the Black River is famous for its “Seven Colored Earth”. The village is a popular tourist attraction, as it is here that visitors can witness the Dune made of Red, Brown, Purple, Yellow, Orange, Blue, and Greensands, fused together to create a sight worthy of many photos. The village is also home to Chamarel Falls, a magnificent waterfall whose beauty could mesmerize any visitor for several hours.
Best Tourist Attractions in Mauritius Grand Baie
Also known as Grand Bay, this is a long white beach bordering a blue sea and offering a wide variety of water sporting activities. As the most popular tourist destination on the island, it is also the place for shopping and hosts great nightlife, which in turn, of course, serves to make it an even more attractive destination for tourists. Grand bay also services as the departure point for any helicopter excursions.