Mauritius

What To Do & Where To Stay In Mauritius? – Our Highlights

Mauritius is not only a honeymoon destination rather this country welcomes all types of tourists including solo, group, couples, family, and others. I have been there for a Fam Trip and enjoyed exploring the island. Right from the historical places to the amazing tourist attractions and happening beaches to unbelievable adrenaline-rushing activities, Mauritius has tons of things for the travelers. I would like to share my day-wise itinerary of the Mauritius Fam trip.

Day 1: We arrived in Mauritius and transferred to the hotel, The Ravenala Attitude. This hotel is a part of the Attitude Hotel Chain and known for its beautiful location and great hospitality. We reached the hotel by 5 PM and then proceeded for the check-in formalities. After that, we moved towards our respective rooms and took rest. Today, there was no activity scheduled. So, we just took some rest in the room and then had Indian dinner as per our preference.

Beach Side

Day 2: After having breakfast at the hotel, we took a tour of the Ravenala, Attitude. This 4-star hotel is located in Balaclava and offers comfortable accommodation as well as great hospitality. It got renovated in 2007 and has 272 rooms designed by keeping in mind the Colonial architecture. The property offers facilities like free car parking, beauty shop, and newsstand, night club, diving center, deckchairs, etc. The hotel is located in a resort area nearby Divesail Ravenala overseeing the Indian Ocean.

After having the tour of the hotel, we left for the city tour of Port Louise as per the itinerary. The capital of Mauritius is known for its wonderful French colonial buildings along with amazing tourist attractions like Caudan Waterfront, the Central Market, etc. We also visited Fort Citadel and Botanical Garden. This historical monument, Fort Citadel, also known as the Adelaide Fort, is located at a height of 100 meters on top of the hill Petite Montague. Enjoy a stunning view of the harbor and the entire city from above. The Botanical Garden, on the other hand, is known for its years-old trees, tropical plants, medicinal plants, and much more. After this, we had a scrumptious lunch at a fine-dining Indian Cuisine restaurant, Nameste, which is located at Le Caudan Waterfront. Thereafter, we went for a visit to Ravenella Lagoon Resort. The major highlight of this property is that the entire place is 100% plastic-free. As it is located in Anse la Raie, this is an initiative taken by the hotel to save the lagoon, nature, and marine life. This 4-star property offers 10 Whirlpool Suites and 13 suites with outdoor bathtub, 5 bars & 5 restaurants, Otentik Bazar, Eco-Workshops, and promotes non-motorized nautical activities.

Botanical Garden

Fort Citadel

Central Market

Nameste Restaurant

After the tour, we travelled back to the hotel and enjoyed a specially organized scrumptious Indian dinner.

Day 3: After having a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we checked out and transferred to visit different types of hotels and resorts of Mauritius as per the scheduled itinerary. We started with the astonishing Lux Grand Gaube Resort. Located in Grand Gaube, this luxurious 5-star hotel is ocean facing and has a romantic atmosphere. The major highlights of the property are three swimming pools, proximity to the vibrant seaside village of Grand Baie, and access to a world-class golf course nearby. Next, we visited the hotel Hilton and had lunch there. Located in Flic en Flac, this resort is known for its picturesque oceanfront location and amusing complimentary water activities like dolphin trips, snorkeling, glass-bottom boat, and more. This family-friendly resort offers local flavors in its three restaurants to make you savor authentic cuisines. Our next stop was Anelia Resort located in Flic en Flac. This 4-star resort has 150 rooms with modern amenities. Also, the woodwork and décor of the place will impress you to the core.

Further, we went to the amazing hotel RIU Creole that is located in the Le Morne peninsula. The hotel offers a comfortable stay, free wifi, delicious food, and diverse entertainment programs. The hotel has more than 300 rooms with all the required modern amenities. After this, we checked in to Tamassa Resort and had a scrumptious dinner and overnight stay there. This all-inclusive four-star beach resort is located in Bel Ombre and offers a chance to indulge in various water activities like kayaking, snorkeling, pedal-boat, windsurfing, and others.

Day 4: After having breakfast in the hotel, we head for a thorough tour of Tamassa. This resort is perfect for a relaxing stay as it offers Spa & Wellbeing for the guests, sports activities for athletes, delicious authentic food for food lovers, a golf course for golf players, and much more. After checking out, we visited the Valley of Colors. This visually astonishing place is widely known for its landscape displaying 23 colors. Vallée des Couleurs is known for indigenous fauna and flora, natural landscapes, valleys, mountains, craters, and more. This place is meant for nature trips and fun activities like quad biking and zip-lining. We have done around 30 minutes of quad biking along with a thrilling session of zip lining. After the thrill session, we had our lunch at the Valley of Colors. Our next stop was Grand Bassin or Ganga Talao. This Crater Lake is situated around 550 meters above sea level. There is a temple on the shoreline that has a collection of small shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Gods. The major draw of this place is the gigantic statue of Lord Shiva, which is about 108 feet (33 meters) high.

Quad Biking & Zip Lining

Our next destination was Trou Aux Cerfs and Curepipe Town. Trou Aux Cerfs is a dormant volcano that features a well-defined crater and cone. The major highlights of this place are Lush Green Dormant Volcano, Crater Lake, Jogging Park, and the majestic view of the Rempart Mountain, Trois Mamelles, and the Port-Louis- Moka mountain range. We also explored a beautiful town of Mauritius, named Curepipe Town. After this, we checked in to Lux Belle Mare resort and took a tour of the entire property. We had dinner and stayed overnight at Lux Belle Mare.

Day 5: We had breakfast in the hotel and after that, proceeded for some thrilling water activities. We tried our hands on tube riding, parasailing, and underwater sea walk. Tube riding is an adventurous activity in which surfers ride a tube driven by a speed boat. Parasailing is another fun activity in which the rider will get to enjoy an amazing view of the ocean from above. You will fly on a parasail harness that is fastened to a speed boat. Explore the marine world by walking under the water. This amazing activity of underwater sea walk lets you experience the marine life including fauna, corals, and a wide variety of fish. This activity is completely safe for the non-divers. You will be provided with all the protective gear like a helmet with transparent visor, apparatus for normal breathing underwater.

Water Activities

After enjoying the water activities, we went back to the hotel, freshened up and got ready for check out. After this, we went for a visit to The Residence hotel where we had lunch. Located at the Coastal Road, the resort is known for its elegance and modernity. It has around 135 rooms and 28 suites. Also, it offers facilities like spa & wellness, dining, beach-side relaxation, and much more. Thereafter, we went to a beautiful island resort, Ile Des Cocos Island. We enjoyed an all-inclusive luxury private island retreat on Ile Des Deux Cocos. This place is meant for the utmost relaxation. Our trip started by boarding a boat shuttle to reach a glass bottom boat from where we enjoyed the views of turtles and colorful fish. One can also opt for a snorkeling boat trip or a glass-bottom boat trip. Our next visit was to Anantara IKO Mauritius Resort located in Blue Bay Marine Park. This resort has around 164 rooms and offers diverse facilities including traditional Hammam rituals, spa & wellness, dining, gym, infinity pool, library, tennis court, kid’s club, and much more. You can also enjoy activities like zip-lining, snorkeling, golf, etc. After completing the visit, we proceeded towards the airport to board the flight for India.

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