1. Trou Aux Cerfs
One of the most popular places in Mauritius, Trou Aux Cerfs is a dormant volcano in the Curepipe region. Lucky for us, we were staying just 1 km away from this place so, we were able to walk here several times during our stay. The air is cooler around this area and this crater forms the highest platform in the central region of Mauritius. As a result, you can witness some really gorgeous sunsets and landscapes from here. A lot of people come to this crater for jogging or walking around and spend some time looking at the city from here. You can also hike to the bottom but apart from the lake, you won’t find anything else here.it is a great place for just walking about and watching the evening sky.
2. Blue Bay
The next place to make in our list is the Blue Bay waters which are famous for the Glass boat trips and Snorkeling trips. Here, you will come across a huge variety of corals and underwater animals which will leave you completely mesmerized. The cost for two people on an entire boat is 1000 MUR while it is 600 MUR if you share it with 2 other people. You can easily spend 3-4 hours here, just looking and swimming with the fishes and looking at the beautiful corals that cover the seabed here.
3. Pointe d’Esny
Another popular spot in East Mauritius that you should explore is the Point D’Esny. It is undoubtedly the most gorgeous beach stretch and the water here is pristine and clear. In fact, Flic en Flac doesn’t hold a candle to the clearness of the water here which makes it a great spot for swimming. So, if you are looking for some quiet time in the sea where you can see the ocean bed clearly then Point d’Esny is the place to go.
4. Rochester Waterfalls
Another great place that we really loved was the Rochester waterfalls, a quiet place to spend an entire day at. Reaching this place is slightly tricky but completely worth the effort. You can trek to the top of the waterfall and just walk on further to see the water flowing. You can also take a dip in the cold, clear water at the foot of the waterfalls. If you are into photography, then you would love to take some really amazing long exposure shots with your camera equipment.
5. Le Morne
One of the UNESCO Heritage sites in Mauritius, Le Morne is a great place to visit if you love mountains or beaches. For the mountain lovers, you have an exciting hike which will take you to the top from where you can see the Underwater waterfalls on a clear, sunny day. If you are a beach lover then fret not, because there is a really amazing beach here too where you can see people doing kitesurfing or windsurfing. You can spend an entire day here, first hiking the mountain then watching the sunset at the beach.
6. Eau Bleue Waterfalls
This is one of the less explored places in Mauritius which is why we were absolutely in love with it. In order to reach here, you have to take a bus to Eau Bleue and then walk 1.5 km. Then, suddenly there are a few steps in the mud which will lead you to this waterfall. It is not easy to find this place but once you do, it is completely worth the hike and the walk.
7. Flic en Flac
Flic en Flac beach is one of the most famous places in Mauritius and is known to be the second most popular tourist destination after Grand Baie. Here, you will find many amazing beach resorts and hotels and is a great spot to watch the sunset. You will also find here many excursion companies which will offer you a Dolphin full-day package which will include watching the dolphins, BBQ lunch, trip to the Bentitiers island, and swimming around the Crystal Rock. Trust me, this package is completely worth it and we got it for 1300 MUR per person.
Another interesting place to visit in Mauritius is the Chamarel Seven Colored Earth enclosure. Here, you can actually see the land displaying 7 color shades which looks extremely magical and beautiful. The entrance fee for this place is 225 MUR per person and you can find a direct bus to this place which makes it easily accessible apart from the Seven Colored Land, you can also check out the Chamarel waterfall which is 272-ft high and looks really magnificent from the upper deck. You can also hike to the bottom of this waterfalls but you would need an experienced guide to accomplish this feat.
9. Bel Ombre, Savanne
If you are a nature lover then exploring the sugarcane fields in the Bel Ombre region is a must. I don’t even need to tell you the exact location of this place because you would recognize it yourself. Just drive along the South Coast of Mauritius and you will come across a stretch of palm trees and sugarcane fields. This place looks especially beautiful during the evening because the sugarcane plants reflect the sunlight and turn a beautiful shade of grey. You can just picnic here for a while and explore the sugarcane fields to get a real fairytale feel.
10. Black River Gorges
Black River Gorges is one of the most prominent mountain ranges in Mauritius and covers nearly 1/3rd of the island. This is one of the best places in Mauritius for all the hikers as you have so many mountain peaks to cover. The highest mountain peak is the Black River Peak. From there, you can see the entire mountain ranges and the Le Morne mountain as well. The hike to this peak is actually easy and can be accomplished by first-timers too so, don’t hesitate to give it a try. However, make sure that you have proper trekking shoes as you need to climb with the help of ropes at the end of the hike.