What to do in Mauritius

When you come to invest in Mauritius, don’t worry, you won’t have time to get bored.
There are many activities on the island, there are for all ages and all scholarships.

Apart from putting the main activity which is lazing on the white sand beaches, there is much else to do: Hikes(Morne,7 waterfalls, Peter Both,The Thumb)Mountain biking paddle, dolphin canoe for the most sports or excursions to visit the Giant status of the Sacred lake of large basin, museums, catamaran outing, dolphin and many events of all kinds are organized throughout the year and for the bravest: helicopter flight, free fall, canyoning, climbing.

The island is fortunate to have the most beautiful golf courses in the world: Paradise Golf Course, DeerIsland,Tamarina (buy in Tamarina), Avalon,Gymkhana, Anahita.

It is impossible to get bored in Mauritius…..

Mauirce Island Beaches

Mauritius is above all the sun, the sea and the beach. This exotic island in the Indian Ocean is surrounded by more than 150 kilometres of beautiful beaches. With their snow-white sand, their lagoons whose water color goes through the whole palette of turquoise blue,their palm trees bending with the wind, the beaches of Mauritius look like a paradise on earth. It is no coincidence that this destination is very popular with beach lovers and honeymooners.
Cop en Flac, its huge public beach is like Mauritius: renowned all over the world for its beauty, but with a well-soaked character! During the week, you can easily settle wherever you want, in the shade of the filaos,under the huts. There is a “desert island” effect, facing the turquoise lagoon and under the suns of the tropics. But the weekend Cop in Flac asserts itself. The Mauritian folklore is awakening in all its diversity with sega, makeshift barbecues and ice cream trucks.

For a total immersion in authenticMauritius, opt for the beach of Flic en Flac,which is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Because it is located in the west, nature offers you every night a unique and moving spectacle. On lets you imagine the beauty of sunsets, it’s a show that’s definitely worth the trip! !! The sky is ablaze, the sound of the waves intensifies and nature suspends time.

The Pointed’Esny is not known to tourists, and yet… This beach is simply to fall backwards in the warm sand. The south-east ofMauritius is a little sulked by visitors. Boat trips to the egret island and the lighthouse island are touted (rightly) but specialists never dwell on the Pointed’Esny. Good! This paradise on earth is not only very well preserved, but also well hidden. Few people know the camouflaged path that leads to this heavenly beach.

Le Morne beach is ideal for practicing extreme sports such as surfing, bodysurfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing and water skiing. If you don’t like extreme sports very much, nothing prevents you from basking in the sun on the fine Mauritian sand or trying a long hike on the Morne Brabant mountain (count approximately 3 hours to reach the summit).

When you come to invest in Mauritius, don’t worry, you won’t have time to get bored.
There are many activities on the island, there are for all ages and all scholarships.

Apart from putting the main activity which is lazing on the white sand beaches, there is much else to do: Hikes(Morne,7 waterfalls, Peter Both,The Thumb)Mountain biking paddle, dolphin canoe for the most sports or excursions to visit the Giant status of the Sacred lake of large basin, museums, catamaran outing, dolphin and many events of all kinds are organized throughout the year and for the bravest: helicopter flight, free fall, canyoning, climbing.

The island is fortunate to have the most beautiful golf courses in the world: Paradise Golf Course, DeerIsland,Tamarina (buy in Tamarina), Avalon,Gymkhana, Anahita.

It is impossible to get bored in Mauritius…..

Hiking in Mauritius

 

Mauritius, this little paradise, is known for its beaches, but did you know that Mauritius also has a lot to offer in terms of hiking and nature walks? In particular thanks to its nature reserves and national parks.
In the Indian Ocean, Reunion Island has taken the lead in terms of hiking and trekking, but Mauritius and Rodrigues also have a lot to offer in terms of hiking due to their volcanic origin. However, for about 10 years now, professionals as well as many amateurs and nature lovers have been working to make people discover the mountains of Mauritius.
However, for about 10 years now, professionals as well as many amateurs and nature lovers have been working to make people discover the mountains of Mauritius. But above all, each hike is an opportunity to discover new landscapes, often offering splendid viewpoints, waterfalls, lagoon, a breathtaking view of Mauritius, its coastline and a guaranteed change of scenery in the heart of the island’s endemic plants and lush vegetation.

1. Piton of the Little Black River
Located in the Gorges de Rivière-Noire National Park, the piton de la Petite Rivière Noire or Mount Piton is known as the highest mountain on the island (828 m altitude). The top of the magnificent mountain is accessible by a trail starting 500 meters west from the viewpoint of the gorges.
The round trip is an 8 km route, which lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes.

2. Pieter Both
It is the second highest peak on the island after Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire. Pieter Both (823 meters above sea level) is located in the row of the Mountains of Port Louis and Moka and takes its name from the Governor-General of the Dutch Indies. This mountain is exceptional in its forms, with, at the top, a rock in the shape of a head, it would even hide a legend.

3. The Thumb Mauritius
The Thumb Mountain is the third highest peak in Mauritius (812 metres above sea level). With the curious shape of an inch, the mountain rises between the Pieter Both and the Mountain of Signals. The mountain of thumb could make many happy, especially on the side of hiking lovers. The ascent is easy and you will even be able to contemplate the islets of the North once you reach the summit.

4. The Mountain of Signals
Like the Morne, the Mountain of Signals is an emblematic figure for Mauritius. Not only because of its timeless beauty, but also because of the story it hides. In the past, slaves would sneak through the passes from Port Louis to Moka to escape their masters. The Signal Mountain was also once used by settlers to control the arrivals and departures of boats in the Port.
On the other hand, a two-hour hiking tour (round trip) has been set up. The starting point is on the coast of the mountain along Marie-Queen-de-La-Paix. A trail that poses no danger to hikers. Once up there, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the city of Port-Louis, the Place d’Armes, the Champ-de-Mars and The Citadel.

5. The Brabant Morne
It can be found on all postcards in Mauritius. A veritable emblem, Morne Brabant is one of the most majestic mountains in the country. Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008 as the Morne Cultural Landscape, this mountain was once the sanctuary of brown slaves. Today, the Morne is a place that reminds us of the colonial era and the agony of slaves at the time. Culminating at 555 meters, the mountain is home to lush vegetation, with endemic and exotic plants as far as the eye can see.

6. Guard Corps
Visible from the town of Rose-Hill and Quatre Bornes, the Guard Corps (altitude of 720 meters) – of volcanic origin – is located between the mountain of the Rempart and Le Pouce. The Guard Corps takes its name in reference to the guardhouse that was around the mountain at the time of colonization, to prevent slaves from hiding there. This mountain is also famous for its nature reserve of 90, 33 hectares where are nestled endemic and even very rare species such as Mandrinette or Pilea trilobata, a plant thought to be extinct, but which was (re)discovered in 2005.

7. Trois Mamelles
Located in the south-western part of Mauritius, Les Trois Mamelles are three peaks (with an altitude of 600 m) belonging to one of the most popular mountain ranges for hikers. The name of the Three Udders comes from the shape of the peaks of the mountain mass, resembling udders. Once you reach the summit, you will be offered a splendid view of Yemen.

8. Lion Mountain
Lion Mountain is located in the south of the island, not far from the villages of Old Grand Port. It reaches an altitude of 480 metres and served as a watchtower in 1810 during the Battle of the Old Grand Port. It takes its name from its shape which resembles the mane and back of a lion. The place is highly recommended for climbing and hiking enthusiasts because once at the top, there is a breathtaking panorama of the southern islets, the bay of the Old Port and the fragrant fields of sugar cane.

Playing golf in Mauritius

Regular golfers will be spoiled by Mauritius’ award-winning courses with a multitude of amenities, specifically designed for passionate golfers seeking impeccable golf courses in lush surroundings.
It’s a great opportunity to get together with friends, enjoy a fun activity with family, or for informal business meetings. Golfers of all levels can enjoy these golf courses, even the most demanding professional players. A relaxed atmosphere reigns over all of Mauritius’ exquisite golf courses, located in stunning natural locations. Discover these unique golf courses for a special sensation, combining your favorite game with the island’s wonderful surroundings.

1. Gymkhana Golf Club
The Gymkhana course is the oldest course in the Southern Hemisphere, and the 4th oldest course built in the world by the English.
The course is very pleasant to play, an old-time golf course like any historical course … Hear that you’ll have to be precise! Small greens …. some holes with some fairway crossings.
The atmosphere is really that of the English club.
Small varangue in front of the putting green and the start of the 1, bar and comfortable armchairs, and especially walls dotted with history!
The first plaque, which traces the club’s championships and competitions, starts in… 1905 !
You will also see the effigy of all the military boats that stopped there and whose officers came to play the course.

2. Maritim Resort Golf
Designed by renowned Australian professional golfer Graham Marsh, the Maritim Golf Course is a unique 9-hole combination (PAR 29). The Maritim Golf Course has been specially designed for all golf enthusiasts. It offers a wide variety of length, elevation and angle as well as a wide range of shots. Play at the beginner level or have a more advanced session; This route will meet all your needs.

3. Golf Legend
Designed by South African champion Hugh Baiocchi, the golf course is the first of its kind in Mauritius. Located along one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, this golf course is made up of 18 holes and has special features. There are beautiful fairways, built according to USPGA regulations located in the heart of an indigenous forest, culminating in lush green spaces.

4th Golf Links
Links Golf Course is an 18-hole championship golf course (par 71). It has many amenities such as the Legend Clubhouse, including the ‘Marc Farry – Hugh Baiocchi method’ golf academy, a driving range, a restaurant, a bar, a separate lounge, a Proshop, changing rooms and an equipment rental service. Coaching sessions are also available for individuals and groups.

5. Deer Island Golf
Enjoy a magnificent golf retreat at the 18-hole championship golf course located on Deer Island, off the east coast of Mauritius. It is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world in the World World Magazine rankings. The golf course was designed by architect Bernhard Langer and is 6,452 metres long.
The golf academy offers a selection of various courses and lessons, for players of all levels, with a personalized formula for individuals and groups. It also provides excellent facilities such as a service dedicated to video analytics systems. The golf academy’s practice course, has its own ways of calibrating your distances and courses. A putting green and a training bunker are also available to the client.

6. Anahita Golf
Play on a full 18-hole golf course and perfect your game on the Anahita Golf Course, designed by Ernie Els and Bernhard. Ernie Els is one of the best golfers in the world, holding more than 50 victories worldwide, including three major titles.

7th Avalon Golf Estate
Designed by South African golf architect Peter Matkovich, the 18-hole Avalon Golf Course is located in a leafy location, including fairways. The golf course covers approximately 275 acres of land (on 544 acres of the entire estate). The natural contours and ripples of the golf course not only enhance the course, but also give a special aspect to the game.


8. Heritage Golf Club
(also known as Castle Golf / Bel Shadow Golf Course)
The 18-hole golf course (par 72) is designed by Peter Matkovich (South African golf architect). The golf course covers an area of 100 hectares and is part of the Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Wellness Resort.
The golf course is nestled within a wild reserve with a mountain in the backdrop offering stunning sea views.
Ideal for advanced players and beginner golfers, the golf course has a number of holes with challenging elevations, including two rivers, “Citronniers” and “St Martin,” crossing the fairways at unexpected locations.

9. Paradise Golf Course
Paradis Golf Course is one of the most beautiful golf courses in Mauritius. It is built within the station’s park, between the iconic, Le Morne, and the crystalline lagoon. Much of the creative design of bunkers and fairways is attributed to international golf legend Tony Johnstone, who has spent several years traversing many evolutionary stages of golf. It’s an 18-hole, par 72 golf course. The course offers the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful round of golf and presents a fun challenge to all golf lovers.

When you come to invest in Mauritius, don’t worry, you won’t have time to get bored.
There are many activities on the island, there are for all ages and all scholarships.

Apart from putting the main activity which is lazing on the white sand beaches, there is much else to do: Hikes(Morne,7 waterfalls, Peter Both,The Thumb)Mountain biking paddle, dolphin canoe for the most sports or excursions to visit the Giant status of the Sacred lake of large basin, museums, catamaran outing, dolphin and many events of all kinds are organized throughout the year and for the bravest: helicopter flight, free fall, canyoning, climbing.

The island is fortunate to have the most beautiful golf courses in the world: Paradise Golf Course, DeerIsland,Tamarina (buy in Tamarina), Avalon,Gymkhana, Anahita.

It is impossible to get bored in Mauritius…..

Kite surfing and surfing in Mauritius

 

Mauritius is considered a water sports paradise. Diving, surfing, water skiing, deep-sea fishing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, kite surfing, canyoning and stand-up paddle are just some of the most popular activities. What could be better than decompressing at the end of the week than enjoying a breathtaking landscape, not to mention the beautiful turquoise lagoon that surrounds the island?
Kitesurfing is the premier discipline in Mauritius.
The Morne is recognized as the place to kit in Mauritius, with 300 days of wind per year. With a south-easterly wind accelerating at the southwestern tip of the island, the spot is ideal, but of course the danger remains a strong current that leads outwards and waves that only professionals can surf. Fans can also try it, but with caution.

The spot One Eye, so named thanks to its wave that forms an eye but also because of an eye pierced in one of the sides of the mountain of Morne. On this spot, experienced surfers and funboarders compete against each other.

A little further, after the village of Morne, there is another kitesurfing spot, called La Prairie. If you continue on to the South, you will find a non-negligible surf spot at Sanchot Island and the River of The Galets.

On the south-east side of the island, at the Shandrani Hotel, you can also kitesurf and surf, as long as the weather is favourable. Pointe d’Esny offers an ideal body of water for funboarding and kitesurfing. You can also start from the Hotel Le Preskil in Pointe Jérôme. Good kitesurfers can try to make a down wind from there to Deer Island without having to leave the lagoon.

Dolphin outing Mauritius

If there is one dream that we all have, it is to swim with the dolphins in their natural environment, admire them to follow along the catamaran in total freedom. Magical moment filled with emotion.
Many dolphin outings are offered every day in Mauritius but unfortunately not all respect the rules put in place by the Mauritian authorities in order to disturb at least these joyful and extremely intelligent mammals.

The most common species in Mauritian waters are long-billed dolphins (Stenella longirostris). These can be observed in large groups of up to 15 to more than 100 individuals. The other common species is the Indo-Pacific dolphin (Tursiops aduncus), which lives in smaller groups of five to ten individuals. Tamarin and Black River berries are areas for resting, breeding and socializing dolphins, hence the very precise regulations.
Whale watching is an outing where you will go further at sea and the number of encounters you will make will depend a lot on the weather and sea conditions. If the sea is rough, it will be more difficult to see the whales.
Whale watching has become an increasingly demanding activity in Mauritius. Few operators offer this exclusive experience. Sometimes you can see whales swimming with dolphins or during deep-sea fishing. It is a real surprise to interact with these gigantic mammals.

If you are Mauritius in winter, from July to November, you can plan your interaction with whales. Especially humpback whales, which travel to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to give birth to their babies before migrating north.
Many ocean lovers dream of watching whales during their visit to Mauritius. These extraordinary animals, which cross the sea with elegance, make in the water fun and exciting whirlpools.

Other species are more sedentary in the Indian Ocean. This is the case of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus). Females are often observable off Mauritius with their young in summer. It is recommended not to approach them to avoid unexpected behaviours of these large mammals, mothers being very protective of their young. The observation of cetaceans should be done with caution, disrupting them could have negative effects. Cetaceans are neighbors that must be respected.

Restaurant, Bar and Disco

 

Cooking plays an important role in Mauritian daily life, witnessing the ethnic diversity of Mauritius. Gourmet travellers will be amazed at the quality and variety of local and gastronomic cuisine on offer.
The gastronomy of Mauritius is influenced by the Creole, French, Chinese, and especially Indian traditions. Rice, chicken, fish and seafood are among the basic ingredients. Game, especially deer, is also increasingly being offered. The dishes are usually cooked in a sauce made from tomatoes, garlic, ginger, mustard seeds and plethora of spices.

Local specialities of Mauritius thanks to its many restaurants and bar:

1. Vindaye, usually made from fish or urito (octopus), is a recipe native to western India, based on oil, mustard, onion, garlic and ginger.

2. Curry occupies a prominent place in Mauritian cuisine, so much so that it refers in common parlary to anything eaten with rice or bread. It is a subtle preparation based on a mixture of spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, pepper …) and ginger, which accompanies all meats (chicken, beef, mutton, deer, wild boar) but also fish and octopus.

3. Rougail is a Creole speciality of Reunion origin made from tomatoes (called love apples in Mauritius), garlic, onions and spices. It accompanies fish, meat or sausages.
4. The stew refers to a long-simmered meat or fish dish, accompanied by a sauce, usually made from tomatoes and other vegetables.

5. Briyani, of Indo-Muslim origin, consisting of rice, spices, vegetables, fish or meat.

6. Condiments are also very important in Creole and Indian cuisine served in Mauritius. At the restaurant, you will generally be offered achards (a mixture of chopped and spicy vegetables), chatinis or chutneys (a cooked mixture of spices) and brèdes (edible leaves of certain plants and vegetables, cooked in broth or fricassee).

7. Fresh fish and seafood, you can enjoy marlin, sea bream, captain, sacred (red snapper), red mullet, tuna, squid, weans, camarons (large freshwater shrimp), shells (such as tec tec or kono-kono in Rodrigues), crab and lobster.

8. Meat will feast on beef, deer, wild boar, pork, mutton and chicken.

9. Alongside Creole and Indian cuisine, you will also find European and Chinese specialties. These (chop suey, upturned bowl, fried mines) are widespread in some localities. Unfortunately, some Chinese restaurants still offer shark fin soup on their menu…

10. The fruits of Mauritius: with several delicious varieties of mangoes or guavas, coconuts, silts (green lemons), lychees, Passion fruit, small bananas or pineapples… Even the vegetables will surprise you: taste the pipangaille, giraumon, sweet potato, pastry and, more rarely, cassava. The palm salad and the braised palmist are the finest dishes of Mauritian cuisine. It is the heart of a variety of palm, very fine (nothing to do with the “palm hearts” found in Europe).

11. Lassi, a refreshing drink of Indian origin made with yoghurt and ice water. You can also try alouda, a syrupy and flavoured blend made from agar infusion (a variety of seaweed) and milk, sold on the streets. You’ll find bottles of mineral water almost everywhere.

Going out to Mauritius:
If you want to go out in the evening, know that in Mauritius the nightlife, in general, is not very lively, but the most popular place is the North of the island which is full of trendy restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Located in Port Louis, the Caudan Waterfront is a lively place to sleep. You can stroll along the harbor, enjoy Happy Hour every Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. or dine in one of the many restaurants while enjoying the shows almost every night. You can also try your luck at the casino which welcomes you in the bow of a galleon with its 200 slot machines and other table games, while sipping a drink at one of the two bars located there.
A little further south, at the Grand Casino du Domaine Les Pailles, gambling addicts can enjoy various slot machines, blackjack, American roulette or stud poker in a majestic colonial mansion, with access to a private lounge. The only casino in the West, the Flic en Flac Casino is located in a commercial complex which is very accessible for those who live in this region.
Temple of the true clubbers, the Shout Club is a very popular nightclub in Flic-en-Flac. Led by a dynamic team, it organizes theme nights every weekend and constantly innovates in its evening concepts. The Club has hosted internationally renowned DJs such as Jean Paul Smith, Dubjoy and Nick Bridges, to name a few.
Located in the centre, L’Amnezia is a nightclub in Ebony surrounded by cyber-towers. The club is separated into several rooms, including a VIP and a VIP to offer greater intimacy to its customers and a service that meets the expectations of its prestigious customers.
Located in the center of the city of light, Curepipe, the Casino de Maurice, established in 1970 is the oldest casino on the island. In order to improve services and attract both international and local customers, it was renovated in 2004. The games include blackjack, American roulette and Oasis poker.
Wherever you are on the island you can attend sega evenings around a campfire are organized at least once a week on all the beaches. Sega is a music as well as a dance from the time of slavery. You will be charmed by the show and then introduce yourself to this dance with erotic evocations in the company of charming dancers.