Most people would think of Mauritius as a place where you could just lounge on the beach doing nothing. However, there are a number of interesting things to do here if you just look beyond the clichés!


Try the amazing local food

We cannot stress on this enough. The food here is outstanding. It’s like punches of flavour in every bite and you will be pleasantly surprised by the culinary tales you take back from this island! You have to try staples such as Moon cakes, Dimsums, Bol Devire, curries, Biryaani, Hyderabadi Haleem and so on. The cuisine here is predominantly Chinese, Indian and French and you will have a blast trying differently prepared dishes.


Visit Chamarel

This is a small village located to the south of Mauritius and there is so much to learn and explore here, you will be spoilt for choice. The earth is of several colours and the geographic conditions of the place are vivid too.


Be a beach bum

Of course there’s nothing wrong with lounging on beaches lazily but you can also try a host of adventure sports such as parasailing, scuba diving and snorkelling and kite-surfing here, so it makes it that much more interesting. Wear that fancy swimwear, work on that perfect tan, take a dip in the ocean and play beach volleyball; or simply read a book in your hammock with a cocktail.


Try the amazing rum here

If you are a rum person, Mauritius is nothing short of a pleasant surprise for you. You can try local blends of dark to clear rums that are made here. Take a few bottles back home as gifts for your friends and family; dance the night away at a cosy local club with some of the finest rum in the world!


Visit the Frederica Natural Reserve

If you are interested in seeing the wildlife in its natural habitat on this island, this Natural Park is a great place to go. You can admire the flora and fauna here whilst also finding hiking trails of your own and becoming one with nature.


Travel round like a local

Rent a bike and ride around the island, discovering new things about it as you go. From a local market that sells fresh produce to a temple or monument where you can click Instagram worthy pictures. (For example the huge idol of Lord Ganesha, Hindu God of prosperity, located at the Grand Bassin or the world’s largest idol of Lord Shiva in Mauritius). Talk to the locals, see how they dress, how they lead life on a day to day basis, try and learn their language, and click random pictures of sites that are interesting.

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