A 7-Day Mauritius itinerary + Things to do and places to visit

Are you planning a visit to Mauritius in the coming days or including it in your next Africa trip? Do you need a sample 7-day Mauritius itinerary with tips? Are you looking for the best things to do in Mauritius, recommendations on places to visit, and properties to stay at? Are you curious about the perfect season to visit Mauritius and how to get there?

Fear not! You’ve arrived at the right place.

This blog post offers an ideal Mauritius travel guide with a near-perfect 7-day itinerar, and provides all the necessary information in a nutshell. 

Meanwhile, none of the online Mauritius trip itineraries may do justice to exploring this gem of an island in the Indian Ocean. Wondering why? Well, read on to find out!


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Quick links to planning a Mauritius trip

Opt for our free-guided virtual tour, by reading this post further!

Combine your visit to Le Morne Brabant with a hike to the Le Morne UNESCO World Heritage Site

Choose one of the many interesting guided and paid tours when in Mauritius

Port Louis Food Tour and Walking Street Food Tour

Private Full-Day Instagram Tour

Wild South West Full-Day Tour

Mauritius – A complete family destination

You may find yourself short on time when trying to explore all the destinations that Mauritius has to offer because there are a plethora of beautiful places to visit, things to do, and experiences to be had. 

For instance, you could easily dedicate a couple of days to just lazing around the beaches in Mauritius and indulging in water sports activities.

Additionally, you could spend a few more days visiting at least a handful of nearby islands, hopping in and out of the vibrant temples that dot Mauritius, and admiring the expansive sugarcane fields that pepper the island!

Keeping all this in mind, I have compiled this comprehensive Mauritius travel guide and one-week itinerary to cater to all ages and budgets. However, the places mentioned are the ones that I visited on my week long trip. So, the the experiences are all tried and tested.

Of course, there are a whole lot of other places that one could visit and explore.


A 7-day Mauritius itinerary to explore in and around this African island

First things first. Let me briefly discuss Mauritius, the country, before moving ahead with this travel guide, as people often get confused between Maldives and Mauritius.

Where is Mauritius?

Both Mauritius and Maldives are islands in the Indian Ocean. Yes! They are two different countries but are in close proximity, if one considers 3,125 km as close! 

However, no, they do not belong to the same continent.

While Maldives belongs to Asia, Mauritius is actually part of Africa. It lies much closer to Madagascar off the east coast of Africa and looks like a speck in the Indian Ocean.

And, it was this speck with historical ties to India that finally loomed large as I successfully touched down at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, some 48 km southeast of Port Louis—the capital city of Mauritius, as I embarked on my very first trip to Africa. 

The Air Mauritius flight, and Mauritius Tourism board facilitated my journey to this fascinating destination.

A brief history of Mauritius

Named Dina Arobi by the Arabs, the island of Mauritius has changed hands from the Portuguese to the Dutch to the French and the British. Yet, it has an undeniable influence and entangled history with India and how! 

On this week long trip to Mauritius, I realised that this wealthiest African country, Mauritius, has been entirely built by the sweat and blood of the immigrants [ and subsequently by their descendants], who had landed here during the ‘Age of Indentured’ between 1830s and early 1920s, a majority of them from India.

After going through a lot of tribulations and quarantines, these indentured labourers were imbibed as workers on sugarcane estates.

Today, much of the local population of Mauritius are descendants of the very same indentured labourers with a mix of French, African and Chinese people.

Therefore, from mandirams built by the Telugu immigrants belonging to the erstwhile Andhra region to the koils (kovil) by the Tamilians, and from the mandirs of the Biharis to the pagodas of the Chinese,  the landscape of this African islet is dotted with vibrant sacred spaces, revered by all and visited by a majority of tourists.

Visa-On-Arrival for Indians

Owing to its shared history, citizens of India can enjoy the privilege of a free visa-on-arrival in Mauritius.

The process of obtaining a visa-on-arrival is often a seamless affair at the airport, and it was the same on my arrival too. This paved the way for me to begin an exciting and memorable road trip across this jewel of the Indian Ocean.

Day 1 of one-week Mauritius itinerary

We started our weeklong trans-Mauritius road journey in Tamarin — a charming village located on the west coast of Mauritius, around 34 km from the airport on the outskirts of Port Louis. 

You too could start yours from this historical Tamarin area which has got some decent accommodations and budget home stays. 

What to do in Tamarin?

Tamarin is popular for dolphin watching, surfing,18th century cobblestoned salt pans, UNESCO heritage sites, beaches and a relaxed nightlife.

It’s a great place to start embarking on short drives and visit beaches and places of historical importance as well.

Step back in time at Tamarin Salt Pans

The 18th-century salt pans at Tamarin were part of Mauritius’ salt production industry during the colonial era. Salt was a valuable commodity back then, and the island’s natural abundance of salt marshes and salt pans made it an important centre for salt production.

If you have been to the salt pans at Vedaranyam in TamilNadu, you might be surprised to see these salt pans at Tamarin that are cobblestoned.

These cobblestoned salt pans were used to evaporate seawater, leaving behind salt deposits that could then be collected and sold. This labour-intensive process involved workers raking and scraping the salt from the pans. The salt was then transported to other parts of Mauritius or exported to other countries.

Today, the 18th-century Tamarin salt pans serve as a historical site, attracting visitors interested in Mauritius’ colonial past and its economic significance during that period. They are a reminder of the island’s cultural heritage and the efforts of its people in harnessing its natural resources for economic gain.


Visit Maconde – an Instagram worthy place

While in the Tamarin area, make sure to visit Maconde, a hamlet sandwiched between the historic Le Morne and Baie du Cap to take in the breathtaking vistas of the Indian Ocean on one side, and a curved portion of the picturesque coastal road from a viewpoint, off a cliff.

Pay homage at the Le Morne Brabant mountain

Rising 556 meters above sea level, the Le Morne Brabant mountain once served as a refuge for escaped slaves who had escaped from nearby plantations in Mauritius during the 18th and early 19th centuries, known as the Maroons.

The Maroons then established hidden communities on its slopes, preserving their freedom and unique traditions.

Le Morne Brabant mountain is historically associated with this tragic event known as the Maroonage or Maroon resistance.

Le Morne : A UNESCO World Heritage Site

In the year 1835, another tragic incident occurred when British authorities began enforcing the abolition of slavery in Mauritius. Despite the official end of slavery, the Maroons at Le Morne Brabant were unaware of their freedom.

Fearing recapture and re-enslavement, a group of them unfortunately chose to jump from the cliffs of the mountain to their deaths rather than face capture!

This heart-wrenching event marked the end of the Maroon community at Le Morne Brabant and has become a symbol of the island’s troubled history of slavery and resistance. 

Today, the mountain holds deep historical and cultural significance and has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site to honour the memory of this tragic event.

Also, there are guided tours that start from the Le Morne beach. Click on the links below to choose:

Eat at Wapalapam

Indulge in a sumptuous lunch/dinner at Wapalapam Island Eatery (wapalapam.com) located on the foothills of the Le Morne Brabant mountain ( a UNESCO site), and run by Rok Flander, a former snowboard champion now turned restaurateur.

If you are already craving for some Indian flavours, then this could be the place for you!

End of Day 1

We ended our Day 1 sightseeing a bit early : to unwind and chill by the terrace pool of Hotel Veranda Tamarin — a property with aesthetically pleasing bohemian decor, and ideally located opposite the Tamarin beach.


Day 2 of Mauritius itinerary

Our west coast experience on a Mauritius trip wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the early morning boat ride into mid-sea that we took from the Tamarin Bay, on our second day in Mauritius.

Watch dolphins play in the Indian Ocean

We embarked on a speedboat ride and spotted dolphin pods frolicking around with tourists. Some co-travellers even took a swim with these loving creatures. 

While on one-hand they were reluctant to venture into an aquarium (much later into the trip) on ethical grounds, here they literally terrified the dolphins. 

Well! Each to their own. And, I am not here to judge. So leaving this activity of swimming with dolphins at Tamarin to your own discretion.

Nevertheless, here are recommended tours and boat ride packages that you could choose from and explore Tamarin:


Visit Grand Bassin in Maurice

A sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus in Mauritius, the Ganga Talao commonly known as Grand Bassin is home to 108 feet tall statues of Mangal Mahadev and Durga Maa, while the nearby crater lake formed naturally in a now extinct volcano is considered sacred owing to an interesting lore, and adorned with shrines dedicated to the Hindu pantheon. 

The whole landscape of Grand Bassin is one of piety and sanctity, combining all the elements of nature. Instantly, I was reminded of my trip to Bali, and its temples.

Pay obeisance at Ganga Talao : Must on a Mauritius Itinerary

After our dolphin watching activity, and a quick breakfast at Hotel Verandah, an hour-long picturesque drive to the south-east from Tamarin led us to Ganga Talao or Grand Bassin. 

On the day of our visit to the Ganga Talao, the whole area was shrouded in mist adding a mythical feel to the most sacred place of Mauritius, as if it was a landscape near Mansarovar in Tibet, only that the Himalayas were missing!

History of Ganga Talao

According to a local legend, Pandit Jhummun Giri of Triolet [ a northern town in Mauritius], had a dream in the late 1890s. He was asked by another Pandit in his dream, to find a forgotten sacred lake to the south of the island nation. 

Soon, he embarked on a quest and reached the present crater lake in the district of Savanne, and prayed to Lord Shiva. He is also the first pilgrim to embark on a ‘Kanwar Yatra’ in the year 1897 from Triolet towards the lake in Grand Bassin.

Since then, it’s become a tradition for Hindus in Mauritius to take out the yatra and celebrate Shiva ratri as a weeklong festival. 

Folklores galore

Another folklore associates a direct connection between the River Ganges in India to this lake and its name as the Ganga Talao, although it’s far from true. 

A more believable version is an auspicious event from the year 1972, when the then Prime Minister of Mauritius, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, brought holy Ganges water from Gomukh in India, and mixed it with the water of the crater lake and renamed it as Ganga Talao. 

Over the years, the Hindu community has come together to build shrines with beautiful images of various gods and goddesses on the fringes of the lake. So much so that today, Ganga Talao is considered a pilgrimage site and a national heritage of Mauritius.

Wonder at the giant statues of Devi and Shiva

Adding to this already beautiful landscape of the Grand Bassin, is a breathtaking larger than life representation of Goddess Durga standing tall at 108 feet, just a few metres away from the sacred lake. The figurine was consecrated in 2017, and is considered the world’s tallest statue of any female deity. 

A work of both Indian and Mauritian craftsmanship, the Durga maa sculpture is made of approximately 400 tonnes of iron and 2000m3 of concrete. The work on the figurine started in 2011, and it took almost 6 years for the completion of the graven image.  She’s a sight to behold along with that of the Mangal MahaDev statue nearby.

Again, the Mangal Mahadev is a spectacle while holding a trident in his hand and looming large at 108 feet height. This impressive figurine of Lord Shiva was consecrated in 2007 and is supposedly a replica of his namesake statue at the Sursagar lake in Vadodara, Gujarat. 

This is not all. 

Mauritius also boasts of a 108 feet tall statue of Lord Venkateshwara at HariHara Devasthanam ; a temple dedicated to Draupadi, which is supposedly the very first Hindu temple in Mauritius, and many more such unique sacred spaces all across this island nation.

Choose form one of these guided tours to explore Grand Bassin

A scenic trip to Chamarel

Situated at an elevation of 850 feet in the western hills nearby to the Black River Gorges National Park, and 17 km from Ganga Talao, Chamarel turned out to be an interesting destination, as we drove up through winding roads flanked by sugarcane and pineapple plantations. 

It’s a picturesque village in the Riviere Noire district of south-west Mauritius known for its natural wonders, scenic trekking routes, zip lining activities and of course rum tasting sessions.

I suggest you opt for a guided southwest tour of Chamarel, so that you can explore all the places and activities mentioned a little further in this write-up without much hassle. With limited public transport, opting for such tour makes sense.

Get heady at Rhumerie de Chamarel

Our first halt upon entering the Chamarel village was at Rhumerie de Chamarel — a distillery set amidst sugarcane and pineapple plantations.

This beautifully set rum-distillery specialises in manufacturing eco-friendly rum, out of sugarcane. We were given a guided tour of the rum-making process, as well as a complimentary rum tasting session.

So if you are curious to learn about the rum-making process, then Rhumerie de Chamarel is the place to visit. The guided tour lasts around 30 mins, and is conducted both in English and French.

With a few giddy heads amongst us, we then drove up further to soak in clutter-free vistas of the western coast and its forested hillsides dotted with geological wonders.

Be enamoured by the Seven Coloured Earth

Post-lunch, we went on a short stroll to be awed by the geological wonder of Seven Coloured Earth.

Part of the 8.5 hectare geo park, the natural Seven Coloured Earth has multicoloured dunes owing to molten volcanic formations. And, on the day of our visit, a gentle shower elevated the vibrancy of this geo-wonder even more.

Click here to book your tickets to Seven Coloured Earth, from the comforts of your home.


Trek to the base of the tallest single-drop Chamarel waterfall

Chamarel Waterfall is part of the Black River Gorges National Park, a protected area aimed at preserving Mauritius’ natural heritage.

The waterfall cascades from a height of approximately 83 meters down a steep rock formation, surrounded by lush greenery and dense vegetation. and then plunges into a deep pool at the base, creating a breathtaking scene.

If you would like to trek to the deep pool, then I recommend you to hire a guide, as you might just be lost in the wilderness.

Chamarel waterfall’s popularity among tourists has contributed to efforts to promote eco-friendly tourism and conservation awareness in the area. Do check with the ticket counter at the entrance of the geo-park for further details on this.

Click here for a combo option: hire a guide for a Chamarel trek + pay for your entrance tickets to the Seven Coloured Earth

Alternatively, visit the Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth website for more info.

Break for lunch at the picturesque Le Chamarel Restaurant

Perched on a cliff and built around lushness, the Le Chamarel restaurant offers unparalleled panoramic views of the entire south west coast of Mauritius— right from the UNESCO world heritage Le Morne on one side to peninsula to Tourelle du Tamarin Mountain on the other.


Revisit your childhood at the Curious Corner

Later, we had fun experiencing the illusionary exhibits at the Curious Corner [ which was more of a place for children] , and ended a jam-packed 14 hours from dawn to dusk.

So, if you have kids in tow, then Curious Corner is a great way to wind up after a treks-and-walks filled day in Chamarel. Else, I suggest you give it a miss.

Click here to book your entrance tickets to the Curious Corner at Chamarel

Day 3 of week-long Mauritius itinerary

After a leisurely late check-out at the Veranda Tamarin Hotel, the next morning, we embarked on a long road trip of 55 km north towards the Grand Baie region. But not before we had a closer tryst with leopards at the nearby Casela Nature Park.

Adventure at Casela Nature Park

Located in the western part of the island, near the village of Cascavelle, Casela Nature Park offers visitors a wide range of activities and experiences, making it a perfect destination for families, nature enthusiasts, and adventure seekers alike.

The park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including leopards, zebras, giraffes, and various species of exotic birds.

You can either buy tickets at the entrance lobby of the Casela Nature Park, or click here to pre-book the tickets online.

There are also packages that includes a trip to Alexandra falls, visit to the Trou Aux Cerfs, 3- course lunch, safari tickets, entrance tickets, as well as a full-day tour. Click here to book this recommended tour.

What to see and do at Casela Nature Park

Visitors can take part in exciting activities like walking with leopards or interacting with other animals in a safe and controlled environment.

Casela Nature Park also offers thrilling safari tours where you can explore the park’s vast expanses and observe animals in a semi-natural environment.

The park also provides beautiful walking trails that take visitors through picturesque nature spots,  while there are picnic areas where visitors can relax and enjoy the park’s serene surroundings.

Adventure activities at Casela

Jeep safaris and quad biking are also popular options to get up close to the wildlife at Casela Nature Park.

Adventure lovers can enjoy the thrill of canyoning and zip-lining through the park’s rugged terrain and lush landscapes.

The park thus offers a blend of adventure, wildlife, and natural beauty, making it a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Mauritius, especially with kids in tow.

Indulge in the beauty of northern Mauritius at Grand Baie

After a two-hour long drive from Casela Nature Park, we reached the popular and plush Grand Baie area of Mauritius. 

Grand Baie is a touristy village and considered the boarding point for cataraman rides to the northern islands. Of course, it has its own set of secluded beaches and picnic spots for the local people, apart from plush residential apartments for expats and the likes.

Click here to book an interesting food tour while in Grand Baie [Not recommended for vegetarians though] and explore the churches and market places in Grand Baie, if you are planning to spend a day or two in this northern part of Mauritius.

Since, we reached pretty late in the evening on our trip, we couldn’t explore much of the area.

Our night halt in Grand Baie was at the well-equipped and contemporarily designed Domaine de Grand Baie luxury apartment, but not before being treated to one-of-a-kind gastronomic dinner by the property’s award-winning chef Ajnisha Ungnoo. More about this property in the Where to stay section below.

The next morning in northern Mauritius was a memorable adventure for our group.


Explore the northern islands off Mauritius

Cruising through the waters of the Indian Ocean on a boat from the Grand Baie bay, we reached to chase butterflies, explore the pristine powdery white beaches and knee-deep emerald waters of Flat Island — a nature reserve of 253 hectares and volcanic in origin off the northern coast of Mauritius.


Flat Island or Ile Plate : A must in Mauritius Itinerary

Wading through azure waters, crisp breeze, choppy currents and a bumpy adventurous ride after, it was a pure feeling of ecstasy upon reaching Flat Island, also known as Ile Plate in French, and one of the biggest northern islands on the fringes of Grand Baie.

The Age of Indentured has also left its footprint on the island in the form of structural remains and an operational lighthouse that was built on a 100-metre high hill, back in the 1850s. These add to the island’s historic link with Indian immigrants in Mauritius. 


What to do in Flat Island

Today, tourists and travellers flock to the once lazaretto Ile Plate in catamarans, motor boats and yachts to revel in its natural beauty, sunbathe on its white-sands, and chase rare butterflies. 

Night stay isn’t allowed on these isles, as they are protected nature reserves. So, boat operators often arrange for a grilled lunch for tourists here at an extra charge. 

Along with its south eastern side counterpart of Gabriel Island, separated by a lagoon, the islets are also home to rare endemic flora and fauna.

Birders are in for a treat as the Flat island is home to three endemic species of seabirds: White and red-tailed tropic birds, and wedge-tailed shearwater.

It’s indeed a delight to the shutterbugs when these birds take flight against a blue sky and mischievously kiss the top of the emerald blue waters!

Pigeon House Rock

Not far away from the Flat island is the Pigeon House Rock. 

A bare rock stack islet, Pigeon House Rock is used occasionally by seabirds for nesting and resting purposes. 

However,  this island isn’t open to the public : so are the other three isles of Gunner’s Quoin, Round Island and Serpent Island, which together with the Flat and Gabriel islands make the Northern Islands of Mauritius.

Interestingly, these remote islands make an interesting premise in the novel ‘La Quarantine’ penned by the French Nobel Laureate J.M.G Le Clézio. 

So, do grab a copy to read all about these islands, or even better, let a visit to the Flat island top your itinerary on a trip to Mauritius!

Click here to book a catamaran tour from Grand Baie

Indian connect to Flat islands

Also, to understand the interesting and historical Indian connection to these Flat islands, it’s vital that you know about the Indian indentured labourers in Mauritius, about whom I am going to soon discuss in a separate blog post.

Meanwhile, let me tell you that we were oblivious of retracing a historical journey on our trip to Flat Island unless we set foot inside the Aapravasi Ghat (around 26 km from Grand Baie area) at Port Louis, the next morning. 

So, for now, it’s important to know that these labourers were termed ‘indentured’— a glossy term for cheap labour coined by who else but the British, as against ‘slaves’ just after the abolition of slavery. 


Day 4 and 5 of Mauritius itinerary

Having explored the isles off the northern Mauritius coast, we drove back to explore the capital city of Mauritius, Port Louis.

Alternatively,  you could also explore places in and around Port Louis first, before embarking on a trip to the northern coast.

Visit Port Louis – the capital city of Mauritius

Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius that seamlessly blends its historical heritage with modernity, and is a melting pot of cultures.

I would recommend two days to leisurely explore places in and around Port Louis.

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, this bustling metropolis offers a diverse range of attractions that cater to all kinds of travellers : From the rich history of Aapravasi Ghat and Fort Adelaide to the bustling markets and waterfront, and the cultural gems like the Blue Penny Museum, Port Louis will leave a lasting impression on every traveller, and tickle your taste buds with its detectable migrant cuisine.

And, exploring its captivating places is an experience that is sure to reveal the soul of Mauritius.

Do check our upcoming complete guide on things to do in Port Louis, with a recommended list of places to visit and experiences to explore.

Meanwhile, book here to combine the Port Louis visit with a guided tour of the churches in the north, botanical garden and souvenir shops.


Day 6 and 7 of Mauritius itinerary

On the last leg of the trip, we opted to stay at Le Meridien Ile Maurice in Pointe aux Piments —  a littoral fishing hamlet, which turned out to be a dreamy romantic getaway with grandeur par excellence.

While day 6 in Mauritius was spent at leisure exploring its outskirts — dotted with French Chateaus in the midst of sugarcane plantations, some 18 km from Port Louis, as well as a visit to the sugar museum. 

Step back in time at Domaine de Labourdonnais

Domaine de Labourdonnais is a splendid 540-hectare estate nestled in the heart of Mauritius, renowned for its picturesque landscape, lush orchards, and beautifully restored colonial mansion.

These french chateaus are exceptionally Instagrammable places, and are often a hit with the tiktok and reels obsessed crowd.

Now, that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t appeal to others. Architecture and history buff are bound to be fascinated [also disillusioned owing to its colonial connect] by the chateaus such as the Domaine de Labourdonnais.

You can have an immersive tour of the estate by exploring the opulent château, which dates back to the 19th century.

The estate also boasts vast orchards producing an array of tropical fruits, including mangoes, lychees, and pineapples, as well as a distillery with an extended souvenir shop selling the finest rum.

Practical information on planning a Mauritius Itinerary

How to get to Mauritius?

Mauritius technically has just one international airport – Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, around 48 km southeast of Port louis, its capital city.

Flights to Mauritius from India

Air Mauritius offers six weekly direct flights to/from Mumbai, and two weekly flights from Delhi to Port Louis, Mauritius. And, these are extremely comfortable flights.

Whereas, Indigo and Air Vistara have also recently introduced a fleet of flights to Port Louis, Mauritius. But, since, I haven’t flown in them, I can’t comment on their service.

Where to stay in Mauritius?

Mauritius is a highly developed African nation offering stay options of all price ranges to tourists. 

Many of the restaurants at these hotels also provide Indian dishes apart from Creole and Continental cuisine on their menu.

Here are a few recommendations based on my stay at these properties that could be booked online :

Veranda Tamarin Hotel and Spa

Veranda Tamarin Hotel and Spa, offers chic bohemian rooms with multi-cuisine dining options.

Domaine de Grand Baie

Domaine de Grand Baie in the northern neighbourhood of Grand Baie offers contemporary luxury rooms and service apartments, fitted with all amenities.

I highly recommend staying at this property if travelling with family and kids in tow, as the studio apartments and above, come with functional aspects like a washing machine, dish washer, coffee vending machine, et al. apart from the impeccable hospitality, and scrumptious cuisine.

Le Meridien Ile Maurice

A Marriott property in the north-west coast of Mauritius, the Le Meridien Ile Maurice is a destination in itself with expansive swimming pools, adult-only suites, and multiple restaurants.

The property offers luxurious rooms and suites with unbeatable sea views, with its own private beach and sit-outs.

The restaurant also arranges for the Sept Cari Meal on prior request. Do check about its availability with the hotel’s reception beforehand.

Wondering what a Sept Cari meal is all about? Well, read this write-up of mine for Vistara to know more about this signature Mauritian meal.

Getting around Mauritius

Inter-area rail network is almost non-existent in Mauritius. Whereas, tram services are just restricted to certain parts of the capital city of Port Louis.

Alternatively, the bus network in Mauritius is well established. However, I observed that most of the buses are operated by various private companies. So, I would suggest you take a short bus ride for covering places nearby, and opt to renting a car for long distances.

As a tourist I would suggest you hire a taxi or rent a car to explore the various places of interest in Mauritius.

Still better, opt for guided tours that comes with pick-up and drop facilities like the ones below.


Mauritius Souvenirs

Last but not the least, let us wind up this post with a discussion on what to buy in Mauritius, and focus on some Mauritius souvenirs.

From merchandise with prints and shapes of the now-extinct dodo to exotic vanilla-flavoured rum, the list of Mauritius souvenirs is surely many.

Shopping in Mauritius

You can shop for different varieties of sugar, spices, confectionery, key-chains, bags, cutlery made of buffalo horns, handcrafted dolls as souvenirs from the departmental stores and markets of Mauritius.

Having been a colony once, and with many French people still settled on the island, there is no dearth of confectioners and bakeries in Mauritius. The very delectable Mauritian Napolitains, which are unique Mauritian pastries sandwiched with jam and coated in a pastel-coloured fondant is a local favourite that could easily work as an edible souvenir.

Of course, there are also sweet shops that sell Indian sweets with an extended shelf life, which are again wonderful edible souvenirs.

Many tourist places like Chamarel too has extended souvenir shops, where you can buy varied flavoured rum and knick knacks like silk scarfs, sarongs, spices et al., Although, as an Indian traveller, you may not find these unique, a bottle of rum can always be picked to gift someone.

The usual go-to-souvenirs like knick-knacks and fridge magnets are ubiquitously available in Mauritius, while popular branded perfumes of Chanel and Armani could be picked up at the duty free shops. So happy shopping!

Hope you found what you were looking for in this blog post of mine: a complete Mauritius travel guide with places to visit and explore, and a perfect week long Mauritius itinerary, with real experiences and reviews.

Feel free to leave your feedback and queries in the comments section below. Ciao

Happy travels and landings!


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