Top 10 things to do in Mauritius

Walk with lions in Casela Nature Park
1. Walk with lions in Casela Nature Park, quad-bike past wild pigs and zip-line above the trees


Learn to kitesurf
2. Learn to kitesurf in the warm lagoon waters of the Le Morne peninsula, or show off your skills in the wave spots


Experience the Seven Coloured Earths of Chamarel
3. Experience the Seven Coloured Earths of Chamarel, abseil over the waterfall and taste locally distilled rum


Scuba-dive over coral reefs in Blue Bay marine park
4. Scuba-dive over coral reefs in Blue Bay marine park, or explore one of the island’s 20 underwater wrecks


Stand at the island’s best viewpoint
5. Enter the largest National Park of Black River Gorges to spot endangered birds and stand on the island’s best viewpoint


6. Visit the Monday market in Mahébourg (the old capital) for textiles, crafts and finger-licking street food


Visit the French colonial mansion of Eureka
7. Experience the French colonial mansion of Eureka, which was once owned by Mauritius’ biggest sugar baron


Discover pristine white sands as you island hop
8. Island hop to Ile aux Cerfs and Ile des Deux Cocos for pristine white sands, or L’lle aux Benitiers for dolphin spotting


Hire a car and explore the wild southern coast
9. Hire a car and explore the wild southern coast for black rocks, rugged panoramas and pounding surf


Stroll through a sugar plantation
10. Stroll through a sugar cane plantation and visit a tea factory like Bois Cheri, which has stunning views across riverine plains