1. Curepipe Botanical Garden: Notably the second largest botanical garden in Mauritius, Curepipe Botanical Garden is a must-visit while exploring this beautiful island nation. Opened over a century and a half ago, the Botanical garden has its own lake and riverine system. Home to one of the rarest palm tree species, the garden is spread across 27 acres of undulating lush green land. Home to numerous exotic plant variants, the garden was designed with inspiration from Victorian Architecture and is relatively calmer and peaceful than most of the tourist hotspots in Mauritius.
- Location: Botanical garden street, Curepipe, Mauritius
- Timings: 7 AM - 6:30 PM
2. Hike to Trou Aux Cerfs: Often tagged as “world’s one of a kind Volcano” Trou Aux Cerf is dormant and perfectly safe to hike. The picturesque volcanic peak is a perfect textbook geographical representation with a conical peak, and a large crater at the top. The crater in itself is over 300 meters in diameter and around 80 meters in depth. Though the crater is surrounded by dense vegetation and steep inclines to reach its center, the picturesque jogging track created around the outer border of the crater is easily accessible from the main town of Curepipe. Offering a 360 degree breathtakingly panoramic view of the entire town area, the 90-minute hike to the top is worth all the energy spent.
- Timings: 7 AM - 6:30 PM
3. Domaine Des Aubineaux: Built-in 1872 as a colonial mansion for the aristocrats living in Mauritius during those days, the beautiful and palatial mansion has a stunning garden of its own to boast of. Post the end of the colonial era, the mansion has been converted to a museum that is dedicated to showcasing the beautiful history of Mauritian Tea. Interestingly the mansion was built entirely out of teak wood scraped from a number of demolished ships during the time. Currently, it houses a beautiful and well-reputed restaurant at the center of the property in addition to the museum.
- Location: Royal Road, Forest-Side Curepipe MU, 74420, Mauritius
- Price: 5 Euro to 9 Euro
- Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM
4. Carnegie Library: Also known as Bibliotheque Carnegie, this library located at the center of Curepipe is home to a huge collection of books, journals, and periodicals dating back to at least a few centuries. Original letters from leaders and figureheads of the time like Mathew Flinders and Mahe de Labourdonnais are also carefully preserved for public display. Open 7 days a week from 9 am to 4.45 pm, the library is free for locals and tourists wanting to know and learn more about Mauritius. Most of the carefully saved books and documents are in either French or English with a rare few in Oriental languages too.
- Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
5. Visit Monvert Nature Park: One of the most beautiful arboreta in and around the island of Mauritius, Monvert Nature park is a true escapade from all the touristy sights of Mauritius. Tranquil and quietness being its key feature, the park is home to some of the most beautiful tropical trees and shrubberies. The 5 hrs long trail in and around the park is just 3 km from the town center of Curepipe and can be easily accessed by walk or car easily. Home to some of the most critically endangered species, the Park is a natural Bioreserve ecosystem.
- Location: A 10, Curepipe, Mauritius
- Price: INR 350 to INR 500
- Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
6. Voiliers De L’Océan: If your itinerary needs something very unique, exclusive, and completely offbeat, including a tour of the Voiliers De L’Ocean is a definite must. The perfect place to get yourself a special souvenir from Mauritius, this is where you get to see what true skill manship looks like. Craftsmen create beautiful renditions of ships using their hand skills and even explain to the guest the process of ship building and making miniature versions also. From fabrication to adding tiny details, it is easy to get completely enthralled by the processes and spend hours together rooted at the same spot and seeing the artwork come alive through these miniature ship buildings.
- Location: Rue Winston Churchill, Curepipe, Mauritius
- Timings: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7. Beauté De Chine: As one of the oldest stores in Curepipe, Mauritius, this store is home to some of the oldest artifacts, showpieces, jade works, and numerous other types of artworks. Silk woven crafts are also an important aspect of the collections in this longest-running store of Mauritius. Some believe that the store has seen the rise of Mauritius as a global hotspot from just a small Island of the Indian Ocean. The store is a must-visit if you are someone who is interested in finding some rare specimens to take home. Belonging to the same family for generations, the store is a true representative of the beautiful nation of Mauritius.
- Location: Les Currimjee Arcade, Curepipe, Mauritius
- Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM
8. Shopping: Vacationing at Mauritius is never complete without dedicating a day solely to shopping. The good thing about this beautiful island nation is that it has something to offer every kind of buyer. From cheap trinkets and clothing to expensive gifts and souvenirs, Curepipe has stores at every nook to offer tourists exactly what they want. Beach Wears that are funky, light, and definitely beautiful is something no tourists can resist buying in Curepipe. Adding to that is the skilled craftsmanship of miniature shipbuilders, gem cutters, and sculpture makers who have their own private corners in Curepipe that tourists can visit and spend hours exploring and learning about.
9. Dine in at La Potinière: Perfect representation of the sophistication and elegance of a truly upscale restaurant, La Potiniere is a place one definitely should dine at while touring Curepipe. Highly recommended by most of the locals and tourists alike, the restaurant serves a plethora of true Mauritian cuisines and delicacies, that are never to be found anywhere else on the planet for sure. Exquisite taste aside, the restaurant has a truly elegant and chic vibe to it. From starched and ironed napkins to crystal tableware and well-dressed staff, there is nothing casual about the interior and exterior of this uber posh restaurant.
- Location: Lees Street, Curepipe, Lees St, Curepipe, Mauritius
10. Explore Hôtel De Ville: A beautiful remnant of the colonial era, Hotel De Ville was moved from Moka in the early 19th century to this picturesque location facing a beautiful garden. Since then it has always been a true representation of the unfiltered beauty of the island nation. Gable windows and doors, wooden friezes with intricate decorations, overhanging balconies with colonial design installations, the building is a reminiscence from the past that one cannot fail to stop appreciating. Originally meant to be a town hall, it has been recently converted into a hotel, thus opening it to the tourists for exploring.
- Location: Rue Chasteauneuf, Curepipe, Mauritius