The Mauritian Art de Vivre

The Mauritian Art de Vivre

A wealth of diversity

A melting pot of vibrant communities respecting the traditions, languages and religions of everyone and living in a friendly atmosphere.

Whether you’re an action sports enthusiast, a consummate foodie or passionate about history and culture, there are countless ways to spend your free time in Mauritius.

  • SHOPPING

    Mauritius is a prime shopping destination with a wide range of options including half a dozen large shopping malls and a large number of average-sized shopping centres. These malls also offer a whole host of leisure and dining options.

    Some suggestions:

    • Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius
    • Phoenix Mall
    • Kendra Shopping Centre
    • Les Allées d’Helvétia Shopping Centre
    • Grand Baie La Croisette
    • Grand Baie Coeur de Ville

     

    Mauritius is a prime shopping destination with a wide range of options including half a dozen large shopping malls and a large number of average-sized shopping centres. These malls also offer a whole host of leisure and dining options.

    SHOPPING
  • WATER SPORTS

    Lying idyllically in the midst of the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is surrounded by sheltered lagoons that offer an ideal playground for water sports.

    Some suggestions:

    • Catamaran outings/ dolphin & whale watching
    • Kayak/ stand-up paddle
    • Kitesurf/ windsurf/ surf
    • Big game fishing
    • Water ski/ seakart
    • Snorkelling/ scuba diving/ sea walk

     

     

    Lying idyllically in the midst of the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is surrounded by sheltered lagoons that offer an ideal playground for water sports.

    WATER SPORTS
  • NATURE

    Mauritius is an island blessed by nature with amazing landscapes that will spoil lovers of the outdoors. Their curiosity and their need for adventure and discovery will be fully satisfied with a wide variety of activities such as hiking, trail running, mountain biking, quad biking and canyoning.

    Some suggestions:

    • Casela World of Adventures
    • Frederica Nature Reserve
    • La Vanille Nature Park
    • Le Domaine de l’Etoile
    • Seven-Coloured Earth
    • Ferney Valley
    • Le Domaine des Sept Vallées

    Mauritius is an island blessed by nature with amazing landscapes that will spoil lovers of the outdoors. Their curiosity and their need for adventure and discovery will be fully satisfied with a wide variety of activities such as hiking, trail running, mountain biking, quad biking and canyoning.

    NATURE
  • HORSE RACING

    Horse racing is a two-century-old tradition in Mauritius and the Champ de Mars, the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere, is submerged in a pretty electric atmosphere throughout the racing season.

    Horse racing is a two-century-old tradition in Mauritius and the Champ de Mars, the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere, is submerged in a pretty electric atmosphere throughout the racing season.

    HORSE RACING
  • GOLF

    Mauritius is a haven for golf enthusiasts with a dozen championship courses, each providing a distinctive and exciting playing experience. The island also plays host to prestigious international events, such as the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and the MCB Tour Championship.

    Some suggestions:

    • Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita
    • Heritage Golf Club
    • Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club
    • Links Golf Course
    • Paradis Golf Club
    • Tamarina Golf Club

    Mauritius is a haven for golf enthusiasts with a dozen championship courses, each providing a distinctive and exciting playing experience. The island also plays host to prestigious international events, such as the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and the MCB Tour Championship.

    GOLF
  • NIGHTLIFE

    The island has a vibrant nightlife with a wide choice of bars, pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and other trendy hangout spots for some entertaining and enjoyable evenings.

    Some suggestions:

    • Backstage
    • Banana Beach Club
    • Big Willy’s
    • Lakaz Cascavelle
    • Flying Dodo
    • Shout Club
    • The Irish Pub

    The island has a vibrant nightlife with a wide choice of bars, pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and other trendy hangout spots for some entertaining and enjoyable evenings.

    NIGHTLIFE
  • INDIAN CUISINE

    Indian cuisine is known for its delicate blend of spicy flavours and appetizing colours, which make it a favourite in Mauritius and all over the globe.

    Some suggestions:

    • Indian Summer
    • Sitar
    • Happy Rajah
    • Namaste
    • Safran

    Indian cuisine is known for its delicate blend of spicy flavours and appetizing colours, which make it a favourite in Mauritius and all over the globe.

    INDIAN CUISINE
  • CHINESE CUISINE

    You can also try the intense flavours of Chinese cuisine in Mauritius. A delightful and generous cuisine with a variety of dishes ranging from Cantonese fried rice to fried noodles, Peking duck and steamed dumplings.

    Some suggestions:

    • Opium
    • Chinese Wok
    • First Restaurant
    • Fu Xiao
    • House of Canton
    • Palais de Chine
    • Red Phoenix

    You can also try the intense flavours of Chinese cuisine in Mauritius. A delightful and generous cuisine with a variety of dishes ranging from Cantonese fried rice to fried noodles, Peking duck and steamed dumplings.

    CHINESE CUISINE
  • CREOLE CUISINE

    Creole cuisine is a reflection of the mix of cultures and ethnicities that defines Mauritius and a subtle blend of local and worldly flavours.

    Some suggestions:

    • La Bonne Marmite
    • La Cabane du Pêcheur
    • Chez Rosy
    • Chez Tante Athalie
    • Escale Créole
    • Euréka
    • Varangue sur Morne

    Creole cuisine is a reflection of the mix of cultures and ethnicities that defines Mauritius and a subtle blend of local and worldly flavours.

    CREOLE CUISINE
  • EUROPEAN CUISINE

    You can also get a taste of classic European cuisine in Mauritius. The flavours of the old continent can be sampled in a number of restaurants serving French, Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, among others.

    Some suggestions:

    • Le Château de Bel Ombre/ C Beach Club
    • La Clef des Champs
    • La Cosa Nostra
    • Rivoli
    • Savinia Bistrot
    • The Courtyard
    • Bistro Barbu

    You can also get a taste of classic European cuisine in Mauritius. The flavours of the old continent can be sampled in a number of restaurants serving French, Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, among others.

    EUROPEAN CUISINE
  • STREET FOOD

    Street food is an integral part of the culinary heritage of Mauritius, offering an incredible variety of flavours around every corner of the island. An excellent way also to discover the treasures of the local cuisine at very affordable prices!

    Street food is an integral part of the culinary heritage of Mauritius, offering an incredible variety of flavours around every corner of the island. An excellent way also to discover the treasures of the local cuisine at very affordable prices!

    STREET FOOD
  • MUSIC

    The traditional music of Mauritius is part of the intangible heritage of humanity and has been nourished over time by various influences from across the world. Today, there are a number of quality events with an increasingly rich and diversified local music scene.

    Upcoming events in Mauritius available on:

    • Otayo.mu
    • Monticket.mu
    • Koze.mu

    The traditional music of Mauritius is part of the intangible heritage of humanity and has been nourished over time by various influences from across the world. Today, there are a number of quality events with an increasingly rich and diversified local music scene.

    MUSIC
  • PLACES OF WORSHIP

    The island is a point of convergence for various religious and cultural traditions that coexist in harmony under the Mauritian rainbow.

    Some suggestions:

    • Saint Louis Cathedral
    • Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice’s chapel in Cap Malheureux
    • Jummah Mosque
    • Ganga Talao in Grand Bassin
    • Sockalingum Meenatchee Ammen Kovil
    • Kwan Tee Pagoda

    The island is a point of convergence for various religious and cultural traditions that coexist in harmony under the Mauritian rainbow.

    PLACES OF WORSHIP
  • HISTORIC LANDMARKS

    Settlement in Mauritius started four centuries ago and a number of places of memory now stand as a tribute to those who have contributed to building our nation.

    Some suggestions:

    • Aapravasi Ghat
    • Fort Adelaide (La Citadelle)
    • Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens
    • Morne Brabant Mountain
    • Château de Bel Ombre
    • Port Louis’ central market
    • Le Batelage in Souillac
    • Eureka, La Maison Créole (colonial house)

    Settlement in Mauritius started four centuries ago and a number of places of memory now stand as a tribute to those who have contributed to building our nation.

    HISTORIC LANDMARKS
  • MUSEUMS

    Mauritian Museums are great places for an immersion in the heritage, cultures and way of life of the island, and to learn more about the men and women who have contributed to forge its history.

    Some suggestions:

    • Blue Penny Museum
    • Natural History Museum of Mauritius
    • National Naval Museum in Mahebourg
    • Photography Museum
    • Mauritius Postal Museum
    • Sugar Museum

     

    Mauritian Museums are great places for an immersion in the heritage, cultures and way of life of the island, and to learn more about the men and women who have contributed to forge its history.

    MUSEUMS
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