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St Félix Beach

If you still haven’t come across as one of the most beautiful beach of Mauritius then its time you should visit St Felix Beach. This beach will provide you some of the most beautiful intimate moments with the soft winds. It is just a perfect escape from the usual hustle and bustle of a crowded beach.



Highlights
: You can try some popular water sports like deep sea fishing and speed boat trip.

Best time to visit: June, however early mornings are best for this beach.
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Souillac Beach

Souillac Beach that is rather more popularly known as the Gris Gris Beach. You can admire the power of nature here amidst the strip of coastline which offers a nice counter point to the several calm and sandy beaches of Mauritius.

Highlights:
 Stand atop the remote cliff and watch the strip of coastline which brings forth a nice counter point to the abundant calm sandy beaches of Mauritius. From the top of cliff, you can get a good view of the powerful waves that crash into the rocks below and present a spectacular view. You can even head down to the sandy beach to see the fishes swimming over coral and feel the ocean spray. It is not possible for you to swim here as the current here is too massive however you can relax on the sand and enjoy a hearty snack from one of the mobile vendors selling their stuff here.

Location: Souillac Beach is located near the town of Souillac. Souillac lies in the southern end of Mauritius. It is one of the many beaches of Mauritius that lie in the Savanne district.

Timings: The beach is open 24 hours.

Price: Entry is free.
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Trou aux Biches Casino

The Trou aux Biches not only has a beautiful location which is not only appreciated by tourists but has a relaxing atmosphere too. It also has a wide variety of slot machine and live games too. It is one of the most popular casinos in Mauritius. Primarily the languages spoken is both English and French.



Games:
There are 15 tables playing Blackjack, Roulette, Oasis Poker and many more. There is an adjacent hotel and restaurants too, which makes it even more convenient for the customers.
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Anse La Raie Beach

The most amazing thing you would see as soon as you reach close to the beach is the different shades of blue. The waves of the water lapping against the sand will definitely make you feel good.

Highlights
: You can either go out on a romantic boat ride or else can go for some kite surfing too. You can eat some fresh fruits too which will make a good appetite. Complement the food with an amazing cocktail to make your visit enjoyable.



Best time to visit
: June is the best time to be in the place.

Location: It is 27 km away from Port Louis.
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Poudre D'or Beach

When you don’t find sand around, you can be sure that you have reached Poudre D’or Beach. It is more of a park than a beach and the water is considered to be quite muddy for a major part of the year.

Highlights: You should be visiting the famous monument which was built in memory of two friends and lovers Paul and Virginie. Or you can take a short stroll by the bustling city of Goodlands.



Best time to visit
: March and May are the best time to visit this beach.

Location: It is 23 km from Port Louis.
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Casino De Maurice, Curepipe

It is one of the oldest casino of Mauritius and was set up in the year 1970. Ensuring customer delight is quite important for this casino.



Highlight: The most amazing thing about this casion is the fact that it is located amidst an island. It was again rebuilt to provide an amazing experience to its clients.

Games: 53 jackpot Slots, Video machines, American Roulette, Blackjack, Oasis Stud Poker and lot more.

One of the primary language that is spoken here is French and English.
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Poste Lafayette Beach

If you are a hard core beach trekker then it is best to take a walk by the beach. Poste Lafayette Beach. The scenery has some pristine white sandy beach which makes the place look even more beautiful.

Highlight: The beach has amazing coral reefs too for you to witness. It is not an appropriate place for swimming because of harsh undercurrents. You will find many snack vendors selling local burgers in the beach which can satiate you palate.



Best time to visit
: April to September is appropriate to visit this beach.
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Flic En Flac Casino

Life itself is a gamble so why not try some gambling in the casinos. The casino is filled with a lot of liveliness in and around and is considered to be the one of the best place if you want to try your hands on gambling. The casino has friendly atmosphere and the languages spoken inside the casino is English and French.

Games to play: 53 Jackpot slots, Video Machines and live table games such as American Roulette, Black Jack, Oasis Stud Poker and many more.

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What You Should Know More About Mauritius

  • Travel Advice

    • Cyclone season of  Mauritius runs from November to May. So, it is better to avoid making a visit during that time. On the other months of the year, you can check a weather report before you make a visit to the beach.

    • Touts must be strictly avoided.

    • Do not indulge in drugs of any form.

    • Never consume liquor more than you can't handle.

    • Avoid traveling in secluded places during the night

    • Girls, please ensure that the clothes you wear are not indicative of any wrong intensions.

    • If you travel during the night hours, go in a group.

    • Avoid carrying too much cash with you.

    • Do not let anyone mislead you.

    • Attain sufficient information about any new destination you are traveling to.

    • Do not flash your valuables or cash in public.

    • Beware of the cheap and fake liquor.

    • Never drink water from the bottle that has its seal broken.

    • Do not leave your valuables in the hotel room.

    • Make sure you keep your visa and passport safely.

    • Do not get over friendly with your guide or the hotel staff.

    • Cross check the bills before paying.

    • Opt for a metered cab or a prepaid taxi only.

    • Don’t entertain the beggars here.

  • Drinking Laws

    The legal drinking age for drinking in Mauritius is 18 years. However, you may have to display your ID proof before purchasing alcohol here.


  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Black River Gorges National Park

    Located in the southern west corner of the Mauritian island is the Black River Gorges National Park. It is one of the most fascinating attractions of the city and indeed is one important place to see. Spread over an area of 16,680 acres of land, the park is a home to several endangered animals and plants. You can find more than 311 species of flowering plants and 9 different species of birds here.


    Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens

    It is an elegant botanical garden of Mauritius that is located in the Pamplemousses. It is named after the erstwhile Prime Minister. The garden is largely popular for its gigantic Victoria amazonica water lilies that have a diameter of 3 meters. Other striking features of the gardens include the Talipot plant that flowers once in every 30-100 years, rare Latanier palms from Madagascar and the towering mahogany trees.


    Grand Basin

    Grand Bale is an urbane town that is located in the Rivière du Rempart District which is located north west of the Mauritius. Stunning nightlife casinos, excellent beaches and shopping, this town has just about everything that you need in an ideal tourist attraction. The two key beaches here are the Grand Bay Public and La Cuvette. They maybe small but the water here is azure colored.  Grand Bay Public is a little more cramped with tourists and the fishing boats. For those wanting a secluded area for swimming, La Cuvette could be your preferred beach. Do indulge in water sports like windsurfing, swimming, water skiing and sailing.


    Le Morne

    Le Morne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is a symbolic of the history and the identity of Mauritius. It is the place where the slaves are said to be hiding so as to escape and this commemorates the struggle against slavery. Scenic beauty here is enchanting. This is a great place for sightseeing in Mauritius.


    Ile Aux Cerfs

    Also known as the Deer Islands in English, the Ile Aux Cerfs is located near the eastern coast of Mauritius. It is enveloped by the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean and is spread over a vast area of 100 hectares of land. This indeed is a home to some of the most beaches of the Indian Ocean. Water sports and several adventure activities are common here.

  • What will like you like there?

    There’s sunshine year round

    In Mauritius, the sun shines all round the year. So, you not only get to enjoy the constant beach time but also the crystal clear views of the mountains amidst the island, all round the year. Further, the distant views leading you to the Indian Ocean are breathtaking. So, whichever month you choose to travel, you can be assured of enjoying a tropical climate. The trade winds from south east prevent the things from feeling damp.  


    It’s multi-cultural

    Mauritius has a unique blend of people co existing with each other. Surprisingly, the 68 percent of the population here is from India. Besides, you can also find inhabitants from France, China, Creole, British and South Africa. This distinction is well visible in the landmarks and the cuisines found here. You’ll find Indian temples, Chinese pahodas and the authentic French dishes like bouillon and coq au vin.  


    It’s full of history and natural heritage

    Mauritius is home to the two UNESCO World Heritage sites which include the Le Morne Cultural Landscape and the Aapravasi Ghat. Other attractions and places to see here include the Blue Penny Museum, colonial capital of Port Louis and Black River Gorges National Park.  


    Bountiful adventure activities

    Mauritius has a number of adventure companies that organize an array of group activities. Moreover, every hotel or resort you opt for will have its own set of group activities and staff to handle and manage the same. Some of the prominent adventure activities include mountain biking, golfing, hiking, cycling and others.    


    There’s watersports, fishing and sailing

    Mauritius is the mecca for the water sports like deep sea fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling. The islands here host Marlin World Cup on annual basis.


    You’ll love the shopping

    You know there are segregations and types in the category of shoppers? So, basically everyone who enjoys shopping of whatever grade or type will enjoy shopping in Mauritius. Every village you find here is a home to some of the most charming boutiques offering local arts and crafts. Further, you can also find Flacq Market which is a farmer’s markets. There you can shop for the local fruits and vegetables. Island also very well caters to the needs of the international fashionistas accredited to its top rated brands like Ralph Lauren. There is also a designer factory outlet mall. You can also find a beautiful shopping mall at the Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis.  


    There’s accommodation for every budget

    Mauritius is a home to some of the top rated hotels, resorts, stays as well as budget accommodations. If you wish to check out the boutique charm, you can browse through the Lakaz Chamarel that is found near the Chamarel hills. It has 20 huge guestrooms and a restaurant. Those seeking a luxury stay can book a room with the Le Touessrok which has its own nightly entertainment, golf course as well as the different restaurants which serve authentic cuisines from 9 countries. People looking for budget stays, there is small 12 room hotel which is only a walking distance from the beach. You can get some of the most impressive food at this budget stay.


    There’s amazing flora and fauna

    From macaque monkeys to giant tortoises, geckoes, skinks and flying foxes, you can get more than 100 different species of birds among the wildlife that have made Mauritius their home. In the Casela Wildlife Park, you can get up and close with the lion cubs. Several multi hued flowers adorn this pretty island. You can find 60 different species of orchids too. Mauritius happens to be the second largest supplier of cut flowers and plants after only Netherlands.


    The sega music is amazing

    You know what is absolute bliss or pure happiness in Mauritius? It’s Sega Music. This is the Indian Ocean version of calypso. The sound of this music can reach you anywhere from the beaches just about every night. This indeed could be the ideal sound track for your holiday.


    It’s got the freshest seafood

    Mauritius is the haven for the sea food lovers. The restaurants here serve some of the most exotic sea food dishes such as lobster, snapper, octopus, dorado and prawns.


    Chamarel Colored Earth

    No body has been able to figure out how exactly the rolling dunes west of the Black River Gorges attained their color. Some people believe that the color is a result of the volcanic ash deposits which are cooled at varying temperatures while the others believe it may be related to varying quantities of the metal oxide found in every dune.  The colors here are most dramatic during the mornings and the evenings.


  • Recommended reads for Mauritius

Traveller Tales from Mauritius

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Kanaka Singh

19 September 2017

I along with my wife went on this honeymoon trip to Mauritius through Thrillophilia. This was the first time we went on an organized trip and it turned out to be the best. Very nice arrangements done for our rooms and food. The package was very decent I should say with all the things included. I and my wife did parasailing at Belle Mare and undersea walking which was really fun. The ocean life was really beautiful; I have never seen marine life so close. Our journey to Plaine Champagne to Chamarel village was another best memory from the trip. But the best thing from the whole trip was when we visited the Chamare, there we could see the 7 coloured earth which is said to be formed by volcanic rocks. It was such a beautiful sight, we clicked many pictures there. Each of the days had something special for us, our guide too was a very generous man. He even helped us with the romantic dinner arrangement at Chez Tino Restaurant. It was a good vacation for both of us.

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Bandhul Saini

19 September 2017

We went to Mauritius for honeymoon the next month after our wedding and that was in August 2016. Mauritius is a very peaceful place to relax while the beautiful nature and quiet weather would give you the best ambiance. It is always good to go through some travel agency after checking the packages well and we got a good Mauritius honeymoon package for 10 days and we had cover almost all the attractions there. There were a lot of spots to go, sit and relax for the whole day as well as to participate in many water based activities like boating, swimming and parasailing. Casela Park and Belle Mare were the main centres for parasailing and similar activities and also for quad biking and buggy riding and the bird park was so beautiful. Everything was included in the package like good hotel rooms, transportation, meals except lunch and so many activities.

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Gemini Pothuvaal

20 September 2017

We went on this Mauritius trip last summer on July 18th, 2016 through Thrillophilia. Arrangements were done very well. The package was also very decent with everything included as they have mentioned. There are quite a lot of places with beaches and water activities. We did some water activities like underwater sea walk, scuba diving, and snorkeling. My wife did some shopping at the duty-free shops in Floreal. Our afternoon drive to nature park of Black River & Plaine Champagne was another best part of the trip. We saw the usual seven coloured earth when we visited the Chamarel, never saw anything so beautiful and unique before. We also explored the oldest horse-racing club, Champ de Mars another beauty here. Food and accommodation during the trip were really great. Thanks to the team for making our honeymoon a memorable one.

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Adhiraj Banerjee

19 September 2017

It was a very beautifully organized trip of us to Mauritius and we have selected one of the best Mauritius honeymoon packages with the help of Thrillophilia. Seven day trip made us enjoy the island completely. The tour included cultural and heritage sightseeing tour and also we went to climb the Black River Gorges followed by a visit to Chamarel as well as some of the nearby attractions. The lovely natives preserve the villages so beautifully. Quad Biking and trekking were the most interesting activities we have done and there was a candle light dinner at the resort we stayed on the previous day of our departure. It was so romantic and the candles were spreading a magical aroma. The trip gave us so many wonderful moments to be cherished.

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Gopal Ahuja

19 September 2017

Wonderful trip with lots of fun and adventure. We went in April 2016 just 5 days after our wedding. The package had everything that we were looking for. Right from our arrival at the airport, we received great hospitality from the people. I really loved the way they have decorated the room, it was really beautiful. We covered few of the famous places like Curepipe and Trou d’Eau douce, here we went for a speedboat ride, and another couple joined us here. We had so much fun together. We also did banana boat, ride, snorkeling, and parasailing. It was really good. Would definitely suggest this package to first-time honeymooners, Thrillophilia did some good work.

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Chandraketu Bandopadhyay

19 September 2017

It is a paradise for beachgoers and sea lovers and honeymoon trips are the most sold packages in Mauritius I guess. We have seen a lot of couples taking photos on the beaches and resorts. The stay was awesome at a seafront resort with wonderful views of the ocean. Food was good especially seafood varieties. Locals were friendly and tour guide was really helpful. We got all that was promised in itinerary and the arrangements done by the organizers were amusing.

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Jyoti Joshi

20 September 2017

Our honeymoon tour of Mauritius was filled with so many water-based activities and sightseeing. All of them made us feel enthusiastic and urge to do more. It was less crowded when we visited except some pubs and casinos opened till late night. Drinks and food were available in plenty everywhere, basically sea food items. We stayed in a perfectly decorated room and of course the candle light dinner at the resort was fantastic.

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Arjun Kapoor

19 September 2017

Mauritius honeymoon tour was a remarkable experience for us and we did the trip in June.. The package included many water sports and adventure activities; both of us liked parasailing and diving very much. Ile Aux Cerfs was an astonishing beauty with huge green vegetation and perfectly preserved white sandy beaches. The seven coloured earth and the high falling waterfall in Chamarel were an unbelievable sight.

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Brahmdev Somayaji

19 September 2017

Nice package with 6 days’ proper planning and experienced driver and guide. Inclusions in the package were really good and the places we visited were truly amazing. I liked Chamarel and the seven colours of soil mixed at one point. Wonderful days for me and my wife. The roads were crowded and there were many shopping options in Mauritius. It is a happy and beautiful place for vacation.

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