Mauritius

SUGAR FACTORY

Visit to the Sugar Museum and Factory – follow the trail of the Sugar in Mauritius and visit
the sugar museum.
Once lusted after as much as gold, sugar has enjoyed an extraordinary existence, leaving a
profound impression on the history and identity of Mauritius.
Rising above the sea of green sugar cane fields, like a great ship at anchor, the old Beau Plan
sugar mill with its long history is a true history-maker and teller.
By following the trail of the Sugar Adventure with over 250 years of history, you can trace
the history of the whole country.
The tour of the old sugar mill, which has been transformed into a modern museum, lasts
about 1:30 hours, at the end of tour, delightful sugar and rum tastings await the visitor.
The adventure starts behind the facade of the factory building, with tales woven around the
life story of sugar, which for long period of time has been the main product of Mauritius.
You will then visit the enormous factory, its decade-old machines decked with a thousand
lights. A sugarcane hedge leads the way to the fully restored and converted sugar factory
where films evoking the early years of Mauritius appear on giant screens.
The factory was used until the 1970s to transport sacks of sugar in the port. Today you can
see how the docks used to be in those times and discover their importance to Mauritius.
The Sugar Adventure is suitable for all ages and it has been conceived to be of interest for
both international visitors, as well as for the locals.

 

BOIS CHERI

visit to Bois Chéri, the biggest tea producer in Mauritius.
Bois Chéri is the first tea plantation in Mauritius dates back to 1892.
Visiting the Bois Chéri is the second stop in the Mauritian Tea Route (the first stop is the
Domaine des Aubineaux).
A guide will lead you through the factory and the tea plantation, offering you to discover the
history, stories and tales of the Bois Chéri and the importance of tea productions in Mauritius.
After the guided tour of the tea factory, you will visit the tea production museum learning
more about the history of tea in Mauritius.
The Bois Chéri offers a great panoramic view of the south of the island.
Nowadays Bois Chéri produces a new range of flavored teas, green teas and herbal teas. You
may taste them during your visit.
Your visit to the Bois Chéri plantation includes
 A guided tour of the Bois Cheri tea factory
 Visit to the tea museum
 Visit to the tea plantation
 A tea tasting at the chalet (tea & biscuits)

 

CAP MALHEUREUX

One of the most renowned churches in Mauritius is the Notre Dame Auxiliatrice
Chapel, a Roman Catholic Church famous for its vivid red roof against the bright
turquoise sea and azure sky.
Located ten minutes from Grand Bay is the small fishing village of Cap Malheureux. It
translates to “Unfortunate/Unhappy Cape”, due to the numerous ships, which floundered
there in the past.
The Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Church is famous for its lovely red roof, which attracts many
curious passers-by and offers a picturesque background for worthy snapshots. This simple
chapel was founded in 1938 and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is situated ideally at the
very northern point of Mauritius, offering breathtaking views of the five northern islets,
including Coin de Mire (Gunner’s Quoin).
This Roman Catholic Church draws in a lot of visitors as well as worshippers. On Sunday
mornings, many tourists can be found joining the mass. The church, as well as the beach
behind the church is a popular spot for newlyweds to have their pictures taken- so it is not
uncommon to run into couples here. The beach behind allows you to soak up the sun and
enjoy the view, while the kids can play in the white sand and discover aquatic life in the rock
pools. Fishermen are also frequently docking, with a fresh catch. eures de la journée, le soir la lumière est superbe et c’est un festival de couleur
entres les bleus de la mer, le vert de la végétation et le toit rouge de l’église. N’hésitez pas à
prendre le temps et à vous imprégner de cette atmosphère unique à la pointe de l’île

 

CASELA

Mauritius Safari and Bird Park – adventure in the heart of nature!
The Casela World of Adventures park is a real animal’s sanctuary and a leisure park offering variety
of activities. The park is located besides the Rempart Mountain on the South‐West of Mauritius
offering magnificent views of the countryside rolling down the west coast of Mauritius.
The visit to the park includes:
 Toboggan (Avalanche Mines) – a thrilling fun ride on the first toboggan slide in
Mauritius. The Toboggan includes two slides placed on a slope on which one slips
with buoys.
 Tulawaka Gold Coaster – an adrenaline-inducing alpine coaster that runs along
800m. Perfect for all thrill seekers. It can be ridden solo or in tandem.
 Walk thru the aviary – Walk through the bird aviary and interact with various
colorful bird species from around the world.
 Safari photo – This great value tour lets you find yourself face-to-face with zebras,
ostriches, deer, African antelopes, white rhinoceros, impalas and kudus during a
unique safari tour on-board one of the safari vehicles.
 Big Cats Kingdom – For Big Cats lovers, this is a dream come true! Visit the Big
Cats’ park to enjoy a close view of the lions, caracal and tigers.
 Giraffe and pygmy hippo viewing – Come face to face with these majestic animals
for a unique viewing experience.
 Camel and llama viewing – Meet the camels and llamas, considered as one of the
friendliest and most loving animals you will ever meet. Spend some time getting to
know these amazing creatures.
 Monkey Kingdom – have some fun watching the long-tailed monkeys skip and hop
about, in their enriched, natural habitat.
 Kid’s playground – A new kid’s playground that will offer sensation to the young
ones!
 Petting farm and Tortoise pen – Ideal setting for people of all ages, especially
children to interact with farm animals as well as tortoises.
 3D Interactive Map and 4D Cinema

CHAMAREL

Discover tropical nature at its best through The Ultimate Discovery Tour of Chamarel. This
package is an absolute must for all adventure-lovers as it offers you the chance to explore the
flora and fauna of Mauritius whilst also exploring key Mauritian landmarks and sites.

As part of the Chamarel Ultimate Discovery Tour you will enjoy the following:
 Explore the Ebony Forest (2 hours)
 View the Chamarel Waterfall (20min)
 Visit the 7-coloured Earth (30min)
 Lunch at either the Rhumerie de Chamarel or Varangue sur Morne
 Visit of the Rhumerie de Chamarel
 Visit of the Curious Corner Chamarel

Your journey will start off with a 2-hour exploration of the Ebony Forest which will allow
you to discover the few native plant and animal species remaining on the island. After
visiting the forest reserve, you will head towards the Chamarel Waterfall, where you will
have a great viewpoint of the gorgeous waterfall plunging down from almost 100 meters.
Next, you will visit the 7-coloured Earth, a geological curiosity that attracts many people.
For lunch, you will have the choice between a delicious meal at the Rhumerie de Chamarel
restaurant or the Varangue sur Morne. You will then visit the Rhumerie de Chamarel, where
you will get a behind the scenes look at the rum-making process, and finally your discovery
tour will end at the Curious Corner of Chamarel, a world of optical illusions.

 

GOODLANDS

A day in the heart of Mauritian life is waiting for you at Goodlands. Teeming with people,
this small town has all its modern facilities: Bus station, snack shops, restaurants, cinemas,
supermarkets and even a small casino. Despite all its development, the village has kept a touch of
authenticity with its old shops or ‘tabaji’, its colorful Temple, its beautiful church and its local
markets.
Goodlands is indeed known for its markets, or ‘fairs’ as we say here, filled with fruits and
local vegetables, textiles and other odds at low prices. You will be spoiled with choice over the alley
of tissue, shirts, dresses, shoes and souvenirs. On market days, beautiful displays of fresh vegetables
and fruits will surely attract your attention. If you come in summer take the opportunity to regale
yourself with our famous lychees and our delicious perfumed mangoes. As Goodlands isn’t a
touristic village, do not hesitate to negotiate the prices when they are not displayed.
Goodlands also has the largest ship model’s factory of the island, made by talented and
skilled Mauritians workers. The Historic Marine with its amazing items beautifully detailed, which
require hours and hours of work, worth a visit.

 

GRAND BAY

Grand Bay owes its popularity to the enchanting quality of its emerald waters and to its
liveliness by day and by night.
It offers facilities for safe swimming, sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing, and it is also the
departure point for deep sea fishing trips and for boat excursions to the islands to the north of
Mauritius: Gunners’ Quoin, Flat Island, Round Island, and Serpent Island.
Grand Bay and its surroundings also offer a large choice of fashion and craft shops, hotels
and restaurants. You can find in Grand Bay traditional local shops, some operating for almost
50 years, alongside modern shopping centers and worldwide brand shops. Considering the
variety of shops and shopping complexes, Grand Bay is definitely a top shopping destination
for clothes, jewelry, textiles and for souvenirs.
Grand Bay is also known for its night-life as it hosts most of the island best bars and nightclubs. For the night owls, the Grand Bay night clubs are the place to be, where parties pick
up, generally at around midnight and parties last till the early morning hour

 

GRAND BASSIN

Grand Bassin in Mauritius must be included on your list of attractions to see. The Sacred
Lake, also known as Ganga Talao, represents the mighty Ganges river in India. You will find
it hidden in the southwest mountains, surrounded by colorful temples and Hindu gods. Ganga
Talao attracts a lot of people to Mauritius. Many people visit the site to pray, meditate, play
with local monkeys or simply to walk by the lake and enjoy the beautiful surrounding view.
At the time, the roads were scarce and far away. We’re talking about 1897. The priest
searched for the sacred lake and finally arrived at Grand Bassin where he found a lake which he
recognized thanks to his dream. The news of the Divine Lake spread rapidly and the following year
the pilgrims of the whole island began to walk to the Ganga Talao. Grand Bassin in Mauritius is now
one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage places outside India!
The crater Lake Ganga Talao is at the heart of one of the island’s most important Hindu
festivals, Maha Shivaratri. Every year, thousands of Hindus make the trip to Grand Basin for a touch
of divinity. Maha Shivratri celebrates the god Shiva, one of the three main deities of Hinduism.
Pilgrims wear hand‐made “kanwars”, shrines dedicated to Shiva, at Ganga Talao and, once they have
found a suitable place at the water’s edge, they perform their own prayer ceremonies with offerings
of fruit, sticks Incense and lamps.

 

 Benitier Island

Set sail to the South-Western Coast of Mauritius, where you will have the chance to
feast your eyes on the strikingly beautiful views, meet the dolphins and spot the
breathtaking Crystal Rock!
Discover the splendid South-Western Coast of Mauritius, and experience an elegant, unique
sea venture to the tropical and isolated Ile aux Benitiers. Mauritius, being an island of
volcanic origin has some of the best landscapes to offer you, and the south-western coast has
one of the best surreal seascapes. Besides its striking turquoise-blue sea, you will also have
the chance to spot the adventurous dolphins
On your way to the Benitiers Island do not miss the chance to click some pictures of the
magnificent Ilot Crystal (Crystal Rock), notably a piece of coral reef which is shaped as a
diamond. With the le Morne Brabant in the backdrop and the turquoise blue ocean, Ilot
Crystal is simply breathtaking
Upon reaching the Benitier Island you will be offered drinks to appreciate the warm sun and
striking views of the islet. Take your time, relaxed in the luxurious and elegant setting while
sipping your drink. This is the perfect time to connect yourself with the blissful surroundings.
At around 12h00, have a gourmet lunch served by the staff and savour on a wonderful
culinary experience. In the afternoon, you will have some leisure time where you lay back
and enjoy some downtime before returning to the dock

 

BERNACHE & AMBRE ISLAND

This is a great opportunity to switch off your mobile, slide in a kayak and discover the beauty
of the lagoon, the bright sandy beaches, and of the small islands surrounding of Mauritius
mainland, together with your friends and family.
Paddle through the mangroves of ile d`Ambre & soak in the peace and quiet. Learn about this
fascinating plant and its vital role in the marine eco system. Visit the ruins & forest of this
tranquil islet and discover its history. The full day will continue for a picnic lunch and a swim
at Bernache island.
This kayaking adventure will start with a short briefing on safety instructions, before wearing
the life jackets and getting ready for the fun trip.
First, you will be heading for Ile D’Ambre island. Ile D’Ambre is an islet (islet = small island)
inside the lagoon, with varied vegetation.
One of the most interesting feature of Ile D’Ambre is the flora all around it, creating small
shady water alleys under which it is nice to paddle in kayaks.
This is a great chance for you to enjoy a kayaking trip in this beautiful surrounding while
learning about the vegetation and on the marine eco system.
Also, you will get to visit the Ile D’Ambre islet and discover its beauty and its significant role
in Mauritius’ history.
As part of this full day trip you will enjoy a picnic lunch break on the very small island of
Bernache.
This full day excursion also includes a walk on the island, which is quite interesting, followed
by a break for you to enjoy a swim and relaxation at Bernache island.
The trip will end with a kayaking paddle over crystal clear lagoons back to shore.
This is an original, ecological and fun adventure trip which will let you discover the secret of
Mauritius’ beautiful lagoons, islands, rivers, channels, and hidden beaches.

Deer Island

This is a great opportunity to switch off your mobile, slide in a kayak and discover the beauty
of the lagoon, the bright sandy beaches, and of the small islands surrounding of Mauritius
mainland, together with your friends and family.
Paddle through the mangroves of ile d`Ambre & soak in the peace and quiet. Learn about this
fascinating plant and its vital role in the marine eco system. Visit the ruins & forest of this
tranquil islet and discover its history. The full day will continue for a picnic lunch and a swim
at Bernache island.
This kayaking adventure will start with a short briefing on safety instructions, before wearing
the life jackets and getting ready for the fun trip.
First, you will be heading for Ile D’Ambre island. Ile D’Ambre is an islet (islet = small island)
inside the lagoon, with varied vegetation.
One of the most interesting feature of Ile D’Ambre is the flora all around it, creating small
shady water alleys under which it is nice to paddle in kayaks.
This is a great chance for you to enjoy a kayaking trip in this beautiful surrounding while
learning about the vegetation and on the marine eco system.
Also, you will get to visit the Ile D’Ambre islet and discover its beauty and its significant role
in Mauritius’ history.
As part of this full day trip you will enjoy a picnic lunch break on the very small island of
Bernache.
This full day excursion also includes a walk on the island, which is quite interesting, followed
by a break for you to enjoy a swim and relaxation at Bernache island.
The trip will end with a kayaking paddle over crystal clear lagoons back to shore.
This is an original, ecological and fun adventure trip which will let you discover the secret of
Mauritius’ beautiful lagoons, islands, rivers, channels, and hidden beaches.

 

 

FLAT ISLAND

Day full of sun, drinks, delicious food and a lot of fun and relaxation!
This day cruise takes you to the famous Flat Island found at the North of Mauritius for you to
spend a day full of sun and relaxation, enjoying delicious food, drinks and fun.
The day cruise includes BBQ lunch served on the Catamaran, as well as selection of drinks
and beverages served throughout the day
The catamaran cruise starts at 09h00, departing from Grand Bay.
You will enjoy an unforgettable cruising experience on a luxury 42 ft Catamaran from Grand
Bay to Flat Island
As part of the cruise you will sail through the crystal clear water of the lagoons, then head to
the open sea having breathtaking scenery all around.
The crew members will make sure to make your time more enjoyable, and they will be happy
to tell you about local tales, jokes, and to play local Mauritian music which will lift the
spirits of all the people on board.
The sailing time is around 1.5 hours before reaching Flat Island. Flat Island is the largest of
the northern islands. Flat Island is also completely flat, except for its one and only hill which
is topped by a beautiful lighthouse (there is a beautiful 40 min trail leading all the way up to
the lighthouse).
Sometimes during this trip you will be able to see whales as well as dolphins. If this will
happen, the crew will stop the boat, in order for you to observe these great animals from close
in their natural environment.
Once on Flat Islnad you will get to stay on the beautiful white sand beaches, snorkel inside
the lagoons, explore the local marine line, and enjoy delicious food and bar services. This
cruise is all about making sure you have a full day of true relaxation and fun.

 

CHATEAU DE LABOURDONNAIS

Day full of sun, drinks, delicious food and a lot of fun and relaxation!
This day cruise takes you to the famous Flat Island found at the North of Mauritius for you to
spend a day full of sun and relaxation, enjoying delicious food, drinks and fun.
The day cruise includes BBQ lunch served on the Catamaran, as well as selection of drinks
and beverages served throughout the day
The catamaran cruise starts at 09h00, departing from Grand Bay.
You will enjoy an unforgettable cruising experience on a luxury 42 ft Catamaran from Grand
Bay to Flat Island
As part of the cruise you will sail through the crystal clear water of the lagoons, then head to
the open sea having breathtaking scenery all around.
The crew members will make sure to make your time more enjoyable, and they will be happy
to tell you about local tales, jokes, and to play local Mauritian music which will lift the
spirits of all the people on board.
The sailing time is around 1.5 hours before reaching Flat Island. Flat Island is the largest of
the northern islands. Flat Island is also completely flat, except for its one and only hill which
is topped by a beautiful lighthouse (there is a beautiful 40 min trail leading all the way up to
the lighthouse).
Sometimes during this trip you will be able to see whales as well as dolphins. If this will
happen, the crew will stop the boat, in order for you to observe these great animals from close
in their natural environment.
Once on Flat Islnad you will get to stay on the beautiful white sand beaches, snorkel inside
the lagoons, explore the local marine line, and enjoy delicious food and bar services. This
cruise is all about making sure you have a full day of true relaxation and fun.

 

MARE AUX VACOAS

A relatively hidden but a beautiful place to visit in Mauritius is Mare Aux Vacoas. It is one of
those underrated places that does not have very fancy tales to its name, but visiting here
can make you experience something truly surreal and out‐of‐this‐world.
Mare Aux Vacoas is known to be the largest reservoir in the country that is the source of
water to almost half a million people in upper Plaines Wilhems and Moka. It is located in
Plaines Wilhems to the south of the town of Curepipe. It is a quaint, little place which is
perfect to steal some quiet and peaceful time with your partner or family away from the
hustle bustle of the world. You can also experience some guided walks in and around the
neighboring forests or just sit by the side of the reservoir absorbing in the splendid views.
Also, there is an activity park towards the southeast of the reservoir, which offers activities
like horse riding, hiking, and deer hunting.

 

Massage

Tired after a long flight or just want to relax!!

Esprit Libre suggest you high quality massages from the oriental
temples.

During a 1h massage, the time seems to stop itself. Esprit Libre
makes sure that this moment is for the pleasure of your body, of
your senses and of your spirit, making him free at last.

Shalini, our masseuse, suggest you a large choice of massages
(Balinese, reflexology, oriental …). Let yourself be tempted by her
care, which help expel the everyday stress. Nothing better to
recharge and brace your body.

 

BOTANICAL GARDEN

The Botanic Garden, formally known as Sir Seewoosagur Botanic Garden, is one of the most
visited attractions in Mauritius.
The garden is located in the proximity of Port-Louis in the district of Pamplemousse.
The botanical garden was initially opened as a private garden by the French governor of
Mauritius nearly 300 years ago, later to become the national botanical garden of Mauritius.
The botanical garden stretches over endless acres of land and it may take you more than a
week to cover the whole garden. It is populated with more than 650 varieties of plants among
which are the famous Baobabs, the Palmier Bouteille, the ineluctable Giant Water Lilies,
dozens of medicinal plants, a large spice garden and many more.
One of the main attractions of the botanical garden is the 85 different varieties of palm trees
brought from different corners of the world. Other indigenous species of plants are also
exhibited here.
Guides are available at the entrance of the garden, offering a full tour for as little as 1
euro/hour per person (payment for the guides is done at the entrance of the botanical garden).
We highly recommend using the guides’ services.

 

CROCODILE PARK

Visit Mauritius’ famous Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park
The Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park which is home to various species of animals, reptiles
and plants is set in a beautiful rain forested valley with natural freshwater springs, full of
prawns and fish.
As part of your visit to the Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park, the park’s guides will guide
you through some unforgettable walks, and you will stroll through luxuriant greenery where
banana trees, palm trees and giant bamboos provide shade for the crocodiles and the giant
tortoises.
During your stay in the park you can also experience a firsthand unique encounter with the
giant tortoises, and get a rare chance to feed, pet and play with them.
Also, thousands of Nile crocodiles and giant tortoises are found in the park and you can
watch them in maximum safety.
Have you ever dreamt of encountering these fantastic animals? Or do you want to find out
what goes on behind the scenes at the park? Visit the tortoise nursery to encounter Aldabra
giant tortoises and feed them. As part of the visit, you will get to feed the baby tortoises, learn
about the breeding programme at La Vanille Nature Park and also have a beautiful photo
souvenir with a baby tortoise to immortalize this wonderful experience.

 

DIVING

Indian Ocean is an aquatic paradise that offers an incredible universe. Multicolored fish, wrecks lost
in the depths of the seabed, coral gardens with striking colors … Diving in Mauritius is one of the
most beautiful dives in the world.
Lovers or confirmed, let yourself be tempted by a colorful experience and out of the ordinary!
To enjoy these beautiful underwater landscapes Esprit Libre recommend different diving packages
for all levels!
Diving Baptism
Departure at 8am for Trou au Biche. On the program, a theory session and
an exercise session in the lagoon to finish with an outdoor dive.
The equipment is provided. Back around 2pm.
Explo diving
Departure at 8am for Trou au Biche. Enjoy an outdoor dive in the lagoon and admire the
wonders of the ocean. Only for divers holding a PADI diving level certification or
federation and medical certificate. The equipment is provided. Back around 2pm
Shark Dive (Island “Ronde”)
Discover the most exciting and thrilling diving of Mauritius. Dive with sharks in a magical
place.
The departure is scheduled at 8:30am for a return around 14:30pm. This dive is reserved
only for experienced divers (60 dives and level 2 or « advanced »). The « Shark Dive » includes
2 dives, lunch (sandwich, chips, tarts) and unlimited drinks (water, coffee, soft drinks,
alcohol …).

 

PORT LOUIS

The Capital of Mauritius, Port-Louis is rich in yesterday’s treasures merging beautifully with
our present.
Are you ready to discover the past and the present of Mauritius in the same city? Then, dig in
and read this short guide about Port Louis and when visiting our beautiful island, make sure
to along the city’s various French and British streets and unveil the history of this bustling
city
Inside the capital, you will be overwhelmed by the intense activity that prevails; across the
boulevards and along the streets, you will come across a lot of motorcycles, cars and buses.
The Mauritian culture is present; women dressed in the latest fashion or in their traditional
sarees, veiled Muslim women, men and children each one dressed in their own style.
This is also where one will find Indian incense perfumes the Malagasy materials, colorful
attractive beach pareos flirt with the saris , “Made in Mauritius” T-shirts, hats, and musical
instruments such as the “triangle”, “ravanne” enhance the Mauritian Sega.
You will also have the opportunity to find tourist souvenirs, such as wood sculptures, masks,
scale model boats, beautifully coloured baskets and jewellery.
The city of Port Louis has its own charm.
You are sure to find someone who will always help you find your way patiently (sometimes
better than trying to read confusing or incorrect maps).
The Mauritians are always ready to help and friendly.

 

BLACK RIVER

Come and experience the true beauty of the nature of Mauritius.
The Black River Gorges is worth visiting for all trekkers, as well as for the pure nature lovers
and bird-watchers.
The Black River Gorges is the largest national park in Mauritius. Famous for its waterfalls,
vistas and hiking, the gorge is in the central highlands, making it cooler than much of the
island
The « Black River Gorges » National park is a national park in the hilly south-western part of
Mauritius. The park extends over an area of 6,754 hectares. With the help of the guides, you
will discover Mauritius’ natural heritage in this unique area which is also the location of one
of the rarest forests in the world. It harbors about 311 species of native and endemic
flowering plants and 9 species of birds, which are found only in Mauritius.
This hike will take you into the heart of the indigenous forest with many panoramic views.
During the trip you will learn about the natives, the vegetation as well as on the endemic and
exotic bird life.
The views you will encounter during this hike are breath-taking: A wide, beautiful gorge
(canyon) curving dramatically down between a series of mountains. Beautiful waterfall
scampering down the hillside with a range of mountains behind them and many more.
The park protects most of the island’s remaining rainforest. Many endemic plants and animals
can be found in the park, including the Mauritian flying fox and all of the island’s endemic
birds: Mauritius kestrel, pink pigeon, Mauritius parakeet, Mauritius cuckoo-shrike, Mauritius
bulbul, Mauritius olive white-eye, Mauritius grey white-eye and the Mauritius fody.

 

ROCHESTER FALLS

The iconic Rochester Falls is located in the Savanne district of Mauritius, just some 2.5
kilometers away from Souillac (South of Mauritius). It is also known as the widest waterfall in
Mauritius. This majestic waterfall is set in an isolated, wild and lush green area where you can find
unique and dramatic cliff faces which have been transformed into jagged rectangular blocks by the
force of powerful water over the past hundreds of years. The cascading waters tumble from a height
of 10 meters through the rocky beds of the Savanne River and form a thick foam. Mesmerizing as it
may seem, this spectacular spot serves as an ideal spot for a quick refreshing plunge or a small picnic
break. The breath‐taking scenery, cascading waterfalls, pools of clear water, and luxuriant greeneries
surrounding the region, makes it a wonderful site to see and a relaxing experience. You might also
meet some daring and adventurous locals who are willing to jump from high above the cliffs to the
pool of water which can be fatal.

 

TROU AUX CERFS

Found in the heart of Curepipe, is the dormant volcano of Trou aux Cerfs.
One of the famous natural tourist attractions in Mauritius is the Trou aux Cerfs dormant
volcano located about 1 kilometer from the town of Curepipe. The dormant, volcanic crater is
around 605 meters above sea level, with a diameter of 350 meters and a depth of around 100
meters. Interestingly, Trou aux Cerfs is also known as ‘Murr’s Volcano’.
Unlike the typical volcanic features, Trou aux Cerfs’ crater is surrounded by a vast area of
lush forest consisting of indigenous plant species and some giant green pine trees. In the
center of the crater there is a small lake. It is believed that the Trou aux Cerfs volcano erupted
once and has remained dormant for the last 700 000 years; experts believe that there is a
potential chance for it to become active again.
From the view point on the crater you will have a spectacular view of major part of Mauritius
Island. Definitely, one of the main highlights is the 360-degree view of the town, Curepipe,
and the majestic view of the Rempart Mountain, Trois Mamelles, and the Port-Louis- Moka
mountain range. Some claim that when the sky is clear it is possible to see all the way to
Reunion Island.

 

Z’ILE BEACH

Z’ile Beach is an innovative concept of Blue Zest which amalgamates a
floating island with the blue lagoon in the north, hence making it the
“Floating Beach”.
The Floating Beach is a platform moored in the middle of the turquoise
lagoon in Mont Choisy, located at about 500m from the main shoreline with
sand and artificial greenery.
Its 3 entrances are easily accessible through the free shuttle boat services. It
also has an efficient set up, including umbrellas, stretched tents, comfortable
seats, showers and a toilet.
The setup has been designed to ensure perfect buoyancy and stability. It
can easily accommodate up to 80 people on sharing or for private rental.