Exploring Mauritius

Mauritius is so much more than a tropical beach holiday destination. Aside from its magnificent coastlines, ash-white beach sand and never-ending sapphire ocean, the island is also a rich cultural hub of history, landmarks and tradition. You can discover the multi-faceted island of Mauritius, because all Beachcomber Hotels facilitate excursions and trips around Mauritius in signature Beachcomber style and luxury.


Rhumerie De Chamarel

In the south-west of Mauritius, in the heart of a fertile valley, lies the Rhumerie de Chamarel. Situated in the “Coloured Earths of Chamarel”, one of Mauritius’ most popular attractions, the road to the Rhumerie is lined with sugar plantations, growing side by side with pineapples. It is a sight to behold and a feast for the senses.

Steeped in authenticity, the Rhumerie offers guests a guided tour of the distillery and rum tasting. Don’t forget to visit L’Alchimiste restaurant for a delicious traditional meal.

 

L’Aventure Du Sucre

Travel back in time and visit this fully restored sugarcane factory. Explore the intriguing world of sugar production and how central it is to the island’s culture.

Casela Bird Park

No trip to an exotic island would be complete without marveling at its bird life. More than 2 500 birds, of 140 species, inhabit the Casela Bird Park. Among the specimens from five continents, the Mauritian Pink Pigeon is one of the rarest birds in the world. Choose a quad or a Segway to travel around the park on a guided excursion.


Pamplemousses Gardens

A colossal collection of indigenous and exotic plants, particularly the Talipot Palm, which blooms once in its 60-year lifetime – the Pamplemousses Gardens are a must.

Port Louis


Port Louis is the bustling capital of Mauritius, bursting with a colourful history and a soulful character. Port Louis reflects the cosmopolitan population that is Mauritius, with fantastic markets that exude the aroma of exotic spices and offer all sorts of treasures. For more high-end and designer finds, visit the Caudan Waterfront.

Chamarel

Chamarel is an exquisite gorge that unfolds below your feet to reveal undulating colours of green, blue, red and yellow. A nearby waterfall plunges into the gorge and reveals luscious vegetation surrounding the entire area. This is a must-visit.

Mahebourg

One of the main fishing centres in Mauritius and a lovely spot to shop for bargains.

Grand Bassin

One of the natural wonders Mauritius is most famous for is a collection of natural lakes that rest in a volcanic crater. The local Hindu population considers it a holy place of worship. Don’t miss out on a visit to this wondrous, soul-reviving place.

Valley of Ferney

Take a look at history and wildlife in the region. See how ecotourism and responsible conservation have protected the island’s rare and beautiful fauna and flora.

Escale Creole

Experience the very best of Mauritian hospitality at this table d’hôte, and taste the lively and vibrant flavours of genuine, homemade Creole cuisine.

Shopping

Since the country was declared a Duty Free destination, Mauritius has become one of the world’s most coveted shopping attractions. Luxury goods, designer clothing, cameras and electronics – shopping up a storm is much more fun at duty free prices!
  • The Grand Bazaar in Grand Bay. Choose from row upon row of casual and formal clothing, beautiful linen, crafts and much more, at smile-worthy prices.
  • Floreal Square houses a Textile Museum and a café. Twelve factory and duty free shops will ensure you’re spoiled for choice of adult and children’s wear, home ware, silk, jewellery, handmade carpets and fine food.
  • The Mauritius Glass Gallery in Pont Fer Phoenix. So much more than a shopping hub, here you can watch as skilled craftsmen bring recycled glass back to life using traditional techniques.
  • Caudan Waterfront. A modern precinct known for its designer shops and duty free jewellery but also for its cosmopolitan craft market, covering two floors of spices, souvenirs, basketry and craftsmen at work.
  • Gallerie des Iles in Curepipe. If you appreciate culture and art, this is a must.

If you can tear yourself away from the beach to explore the island of Mauritius, you’re in for the adventure of a lifetime. Connect to the raw wonders of nature and discover secrets in deep ravines and towering volcanic peaks.

Join a tour at Eau Bleue Waterfalls for abseiling, mountain bike riding and kayaking. Hop on a ‘big cat' for a day-cruise to the islands off the north of Mauritius, east to Ile aux Cerfs or west from Rivière Noire to Ile aux Bénitiers.

Indulge in your spirit of adventure with quad biking expeditions in the lush hilltop greenery of Valriche to the south-west. True to Beachcomber style, smart two-seater quad bikes are perfect for an adrenaline-filled ride through the lush vegetation, over rivers and through streams at an exhilarating pace.

Excursions are subject to a minimum number of participants.

 

Parc Aventure

 

Test your resilience and bravery with an expedition through a natural forested area where you can meander along shady paths and lose yourself in the lush forestry of the region. Cross footbridges high above the trees and enjoy the view beneath you.

 

Les Cerfs Volants – Zip Line Cable Ride


See the sugar cane fields, waterfalls, forests and rivers like you’ve never seen them before! Fly through the trees on a zip-line cable ride that stretches 2km over the Rivière des Galets. An extraordinary highlight of this adventure is a hidden spot surrounded by high trees and a magnificent waterfall, where you can enjoy a swim in the coolest, purest water you’ve ever experienced.
Beachcomber Mauritius Hotels

Le Mauricia

Le Canonnier

Le Victoria

Shandrani

Trou aux Biches

Paradis

Dinarobin

Royal Palm


Beachcomber Seychelles Hotels

Sainte Anne Resort

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