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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Excellent indicated hiking trails, for all levels of fitness (children welcome) also possible to hike and swim in the rivers (rainy season). It is possible to see monkeys and lots of bats as you hike along !!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Temple
“Ganga Talao (pronounced Gaan-gaa Taa-laa-o) is a place of worship for the hindus. It is far from any inhabited areas and a very peaceful/quiet location. It is worth a stop when visiting the south/south-west region of Mauritius. Entry is free, with lots of parking space. Ganga Talao is a hindi word meaning lake of the Ganges (a reference to the Ganges river in India). If you are in Mauritius during the festival of Maha Shivratri (usually in February or March), you may even join in the hundreds of thousand of mauritians who walk and/or drive from all over Mauritius to go and pray at that sacred lake. It is a very colourful festival. Note: A highly visited place, do be mindful that it's a place of worship and thus to be respectful of the traditions and decorum of the place. E.g. Do not enter the temples with shoes; Do not consume any non-vegetarian food or alcohol there; Dress appropriately (for e.g. the locals would appreciate if a woman wearing a small short for example would cover up when visiting that place).”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Kids love this animal breeding park sculpted among lush foliage, where they can hold a baby Aldabra tortoise or crocodile, fruit bat or iguana, visit the insectarium and fossil museum, and play on the jungle playground before heading to the Hungry Crocodile restaurant.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Place to eat
“For its fine-dining restaurant l'Alchimiste - open for lunch, as well as for the visit and tasting at the rhum distillery.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Nature
“These picturesque, 272-ft. waterfalls can be viewed from an upper deck & base with shallow swimming.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nature
“The Seven Coloured Earths are a geological formation and prominent tourist attraction found in the Chamarel plain of the Rivière Noire District in south-western Mauritius. It is a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colours. In the same area are the Chamarel Waterfalls, these picturesque, 272-ft. waterfalls can be viewed from an upper deck & base with shallow swimming.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Place to eat
“A tea state where you would be able to do tea tasting a restaurant as well is available over there 'Cuisine mauricien' The most amazing views you can get Bubble lodge as well is available overthere”
  • 10 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Highly popular for its rectangular flank rocks, the fall is one of the most popular tourist attractions and the widest waterfall in Mauritius. The waterfall is located on the Savanne River at an elevation of 152 meters above sea level,[2] approximately 2.5 km from Souillac (the capital of the Savanne district), and it tumbles from a height of about 10 m”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Tab'Diri is a delight to the tastebuds if you would like to sample refined creole cuisine. Afternoons are a great time to pop by to watch the sunset, while sipping on a delicious cocktail or rhumtail.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Establishment
“ The island of Mauritius’s most southerly point is known as Gris Gris. There are no reefs here to protect the coast from the strong waves of the Indian Ocean: the sea storms against the coast with all its might, offering a total contrast to the other calm lagoons. There is no other spot on the island where visitors will feel so strongly Mauritius’s secluded location, adrift in the middle of a huge ocean.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Lovely tour of the factory and museum where you can try different flavoured teas afterwards.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Admirer the dramatic coastal line on the coastal road going south to Maconde”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Different specialities, Well-known as the best local sea-food platter, local menus as curries served with nan bread, chapatties,very multiicutural, Vegetarians and Vegans are also phenomenal, fish, lobsters are daily caught.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“View the falls from the various view points or walk along the back of the falls and sit in the rushing waters”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“To taste real home cooking, stop at this simple family-run table d’hote, with orange splatter paint walls and photographs of visits from famous reggae singers. Front of house is the charming Rico I’Intelligent, the village mayor, known locally as the President. His wife cooks up old family recipes in the kitchen, while his sister in law waits the tables. The set menu includes chicken, fish (occasionally wild boar), with five vegetables and rice, and desert. The value is unbeatable, because he doesn’t pay commission to taxi drivers (usually added to your bill).”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The Tab'Diri is a delight to the tastebuds if you would like to sample refined creole cuisine. Afternoons are a great time to pop by to watch the sunset, while sipping on a delicious cocktail or rhumtail.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Different specialities, Well-known as the best local sea-food platter, local menus as curries served with nan bread, chapatties,very multiicutural, Vegetarians and Vegans are also phenomenal, fish, lobsters are daily caught.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“To taste real home cooking, stop at this simple family-run table d’hote, with orange splatter paint walls and photographs of visits from famous reggae singers. Front of house is the charming Rico I’Intelligent, the village mayor, known locally as the President. His wife cooks up old family recipes in the kitchen, while his sister in law waits the tables. The set menu includes chicken, fish (occasionally wild boar), with five vegetables and rice, and desert. The value is unbeatable, because he doesn’t pay commission to taxi drivers (usually added to your bill).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“The C Beach Club has direct access to a tranquil and beautiful beach, where guests can dig their toes deep into the white sand and relax on a sun lounger.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dine in a stunning location with great views over the forested hillsides and ocean. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Heritage Le Chateau is the quintessential plantation house – a luxurious home whose name alone evokes vivid scenes from another time... Refurbished in 2017, the 19th century mansion is set in opulent French gardens dotted with fountains and offers breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains and of the Bel Ombre golf course.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you enjoy golf, you will be pleased to know that Kaz'alala is a few minutes walk away from this Championship golf course.”
  • 1 local recommends
Other Great Outdoors
  • 1 local recommends

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