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Evidence of Ancient “lost Continent” Under Mauritius

Who would have thought that under our beautiful island there would a “lost continent”? As it turns out, a team of researchers has discovered chunks of continental crust that broke off from a super-continent, known as Gondwana, 200 million years ago! According to Science Alert, the team has now shown that the rocks under Mauritius […]

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Mauritius History and Eco Tour: Discover the history of Mauritius and its unique flora and fauna

Bonjour Mauritius is thrilled to introduce its very first themed tour: the History and Eco Tour, which enables history and nature aficionados to explore the fascinating history of Mauritius and discover the unique flora and fauna of the island. During this educational and fun-filled tour, you will learn about the discovery of Mauritius, the settlement attempts of the Dutch, and […]

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10 Unique Things to do in Mauritius

Visiting Mauritius and want to make the most of your time here? Put the outdated guidebooks away and check out this list of 10 unique things to do in Mauritius. Meet the giant tortoises Before Mauritius was inhabited by humans, unique creatures such as giant tortoises and dodos roamed the land freely, hakuna-matata-style, not worrying about […]

Places to Visit in Mauritius: Pamplemousses Botanical Garden and Village

The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden (officially Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden) is one of the most popular Mauritius attractions. Its origins date back to the French colonial period when the Intendant Pierre Poivre first created the botanical garden in 1770 and showcased various endemic and introduced plants. We recommend hiring a guide that can accompany you during […]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Mauritius

The history of Mauritius is closely intertwined with slavery and indentured servitude, so it is no surprise that the two UNESCO world heritage sites in Mauritius pay tribute to the experiences of slaves and indentured labourers who contributed immensely to the development of the island and whose descendants make up the majority of the population […]

Exploring the West Coast of Mauritius: Albion in Photos

The small fishing village of Albion is located on the west coast of Mauritius, just a few kilometres north of Flic en Flac. Albion Public Beach Although quiet during the week, the Albion public beach becomes quite lively on the weekends, with locals enjoying the traditional Sunday family picnics and the sega music. The Lighthouse Viewpoint Just […]

Exploring the North West Coast of Mauritius

One of our favourite activities is to spend a day or an afternoon exploring the beautiful coastline of Mauritius. In this blog post, we share our favourite spots in the North West of the island. Some of them are great for suntanning and swimming, others have beautiful viewpoints and some will give you a glimpse into the […]

Top Things to Do in Mauritius

What are the must-sees or the top things to do in Mauritius? We’ve put together a list of 5 sites/activities that we feel can’t be missed. Of course, individual tastes and adventure levels come into play here, but we’ve explained each of our choices in detail, so you will be able to determine if they’re right […]

A Visit to the Rault Biscuit Factory in Mauritius

As soon as we arrived at the Rault Seneque family estate, aptly named Les Délices, we were immediately transported back in time. It’s a quiet, unpretentious estate surrounded by lush tropical greenery: coconut trees, cassava plantation and mango trees. We could hear the birds chirping while the old hydraulic pump was working at its own rhythm not too far […]

Ile aux Cerfs

Island Hopping, Snorkelling and Lunch on Ile aux Cerfs: A First-Hand Experience

It’s been over a week since we came back from our island hopping day trip and the excitement of it still hasn’t worn off! What a day it was! We started our drive from the North at 7:45am and got to the meeting point in the South East at around 9am, leaving us 15 minutes […]