10 Waterfalls In Mauritius Not To Be Missed in 2021!
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Mauritius Waterfalls

Alexandra Falls, Tamarind Falls, Eureka Falls, Grand River South East, Exil Waterfalls, Rochester Falls, Chamarel Waterfall, Underwater Waterfall, Cascade 500 Pied, Eau Bleue Waterfall.

With the splendid white beaches, stunning lagoons, coral reefs, and azure Indian Ocean, the waterfalls in Mauritius have been staying as some hidden gems. These waterfalls are not only breathtakingly beautiful and picturesque, but the perfect destinations to feel rejuvenated away from the monotonous schedules of concrete life.

While Chamarel Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Mauritius, the Rochester Falls boasts to be the widest fall on the Island. The haven of panoramic landscapes, these roaring Mauritius waterfalls are blessed with verdant surroundings and nestled in isolated and tranquil locations. Each one of these waterfalls is unique in itself and let you experience the rustic and panoramic Mauritius.

The Tamarind Falls, Exile Falls, Grand River South East Falls, etc., are known for their verdant settings perfect for adventurous activities like hiking, trekking, boating, canyoning, etc. The Underwater Waterfall is another natural marvel of Mauritius that amuses visitors with its optical illusion. All these waterfalls are idyllic destinations to discover nature's bounty and revitalize your senses and soul amidst luxuriant reserves.

Here is the list of best Mauritius waterfalls:

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Underwater Waterfall

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Located close to the coast of Le Morne in Southwest Mauritius, the Underwater Waterfall is an extraordinary spectacle to behold. The waterfall, in reality, is an optical illusion that appears like a cascade amidst the oceanic water.

The flow of underwater currents creates this stunning optical effect of the underwater waterfall, which is not visible from the coastline. The true elegance of this waterfall can be witnessed only from high in the sky and for that several helicopter sightseeing tours are available from Mauritius Airport and nearby helipads.

Things to Do: Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Catamaran or Speedboat Cruise, Helicopter Ride, etc.

Best Time: September to December
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Tamarind Falls

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Perched near the quaint Henrietta village on the southwestern side of Mauritius, the Tamarind Falls is amongst the most serene and gorgeous waterfalls in Mauritius. It originates from the Tamarin River and is known as the Sept of Cascades because of its collection of seven waterfalls at different spots.

The falls end in a beautiful pool where visitors love to enjoy swimming. The place is a haven for adventure enthusiasts and attracts trekkers and hikers for its rocky and lush terrain.

Things to Do: Hiking, Trekking, Canoeing, Swimming, etc.

Best Time: January to March
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Alexandra Falls

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Cradled in the Black River Gorges National Park, the Alexandra Falls is one of the iconic waterfalls in Mauritius that amazes with its pristine backdrop of lush mountains and abundant flora and fauna. The cascading water that falls from an elevation of 700 meters also mesmerizes with its melodious roars.

The fall appears like two calm white streams gushing down water from a distance and offers stunning views and ambiance to enjoy peace and serenity.

Things to Do: Hiking, Trekking, Relishing Chinese Guava at the Plaine Champagne (during the season), etc.

Best Time: December to March
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Chamarel Waterfall

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Distinguished as one of the highest waterfalls in Mauritius, the Chamarel Waterfall gushes the water from a height of about 100 meters (same as the height of the Statue of Liberty). The falls get the water from three distinct streams from the River Saint-Denis and present an extraordinary spectacle.

The fall is believed to be millions of years old as the rocks from which it flows date back to roughly 810 million years and are the oldest lava rocks in Mauritius.

Things to Do: Hiking, Trekking, Visiting Seven Colored Earth and Black River Gorges National Park, etc.

Best Time: May to December
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Eureka Falls

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Situated close to the historical Eureka Mansion in Moka, the Eureka Falls is known as one of the most charismatic Mauritius waterfalls. Though the path to the falls is a challenging one, the views of the surrounding landscapes and charm of this set of four falls are worth every effort.

The sounds of gushing water along with the chirping of birds and verdant scenery of mango and palm trees create a fascinating ambiance.

Things to Do: Explore the architecture marvel Eureka House, admire the lush surroundings, savor traditional cuisine in the Old Kitchen, or go shopping for Mauritian Souvenirs

Best Time: November to April
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Grand River South East Waterfall

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Grand River South East Waterfall is one of the most visited Mauritius waterfalls and lies on the Southeastern coast of the Island. The place is popular for its rustic surroundings, tranquil environment, and verdant landscapes that leave the visitors with lifetime memories.

The biggest highlight of the place is the changing hue of the water from turquoise blue to green that one can notice on the way. Also, it is famous for its speed boat cruises from Trou D'Eau Douce and other water sports.

Things to Do: Sega Dancing, Speed Boat and Catamaran Cruise, Water Sports, Golf, etc.

Best Time: April to November
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Exil Waterfalls

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Located near the Combo forest, the Exil Waterfalls is in southernmost Mauritius and is known for its picture-perfect scenery and adventure activities. The waterfall emerges from the majestic Savannah River and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Mauritius.

It's gorgeous canyon, tropical forest surroundings, and diverse flora and fauna create a picturesque ambiance, while its high water level during monsoons turns this place into an aquatic adventure hub. There are two mini waterfalls nearby named Leon and Cascade, which elevate the appeal of the place.

Things to Do: Trekking, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Canoeing, Bungee-Jumping, Abseiling, Swimming, etc.

Best Time: October to December
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Rochester Falls

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Located close to Souillac (South of Mauritius), the Rochester Falls is the widest and one of the most unique Mauritius waterfalls. Its uniqueness lies in its rocks that have turned rectangular with the regular flow of water.

The water cascades from a height of 10 meters from the rocky beds of the Savanne River and creates breathtaking scenery. The place serves as an ideal destination for taking a quick refreshing plunge in foamy water or enjoying a small picnic with loved ones.

Things to Do: Trekking, Hiking, Swimming, Picnic, Jumping, etc.

Best Time: November to April
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Cascade 500 Pieds

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Located in the Black River Gorges National Park, the Cascade 500 Pieds waterfall is also known as the Cascade des Galets and comes amongst the most tranquil and beautiful places in Mauritius. To reach this waterfall, one has to hike from the Alexandra Falls viewpoint, and the trail is well paved and offers incredible views.

This grand waterfall drops from a height of 500 feet and leaves the visitors spellbound with its majestic and lush valley, cool misty ambience, a natural infinity pool, and spectacular scenery.

Things to Do: Hiking, trekking, relishing the beautiful landscapes, etc.

Best Time: September to December
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Eau Bleue Waterfall

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A hidden treasure of Mauritius, the Eau Bleue Waterfall or Cascade La Source lies in a small village called Cluny. A less explored and extremely gorgeous location, this waterfall is nestled amidst sugarcane fields and lush forest and is an untouched destination.

The place is an idyllic location to enjoy a peaceful and tranquil ambiance away from the city's madness and crowds. To reach the waterfall, you need to do some hiking, and the views of the surroundings are panoramic and astonishing.

Things to Do: Hiking, trekking, enjoying a picnic, swimming, diving, etc.

Best Time: May to July and February
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  1. Which are the best waterfalls in Mauritius?

    1. Alexandra Waterfall: Known for its gorgeous surroundings, Chinese Guava, and rare flora & fauna, it lies in the Black River Gorges National Park. It gushes water in two white streams and is truly a marvel of nature.

    2. Chamarel Waterfall: The highest waterfalls in Mauritius, it gushes water from the height of 100 meters. The surrounding scenery of massive mountains, volcanic rocks, and dense forests present a natural spectacle.

    3. Eureka Falls: Nestled near Eureka Mansion in Moka, it is a majestic site offering a collection of four stunning falls and the lush beauty of trees, shrubs, and aquatic plants.

    4. Underwater Waterfall: Off the shores of Le Morne, there lies one of the extraordinary Mauritius waterfalls, which is actually an optical illusion.

    5. Rochester Falls: The widest Mauritius waterfall, it is a nice location to enjoy a refreshing dive, swimming in azure water, or have a pleasant time with your loved ones.
  2. What is the best time to visit waterfalls in Mauritius?

    The best time to visit waterfalls in Mauritius depends on the location of the falls, but, in general, the time between May to December is considered to be the best to enjoy hiking and relishing the beauty of the place.
  3. Does Mauritius have an underwater waterfall?

    Yes, an underwater waterfall lies in Southwest Mauritius, merely away from the Le Morne beach. The underwater waterfall is actually a visual illusion in which it appears as water is gushing deep down into the ocean. Several helicopter tours are available to witness and capture the beauty of the fall.
  4. How do I get to Eau Bleue Mauritius?

    Eau Bleue Waterfall lies in Cluny village in southeast Mauritius. You can drive or take a hired cab from Port Louis, Grand Bay, or Mahebourg to the water pumping station located close to the waterfall's base.  From there, you need to hike to discover the panorama of these stunning falls.
  5. What are the important things to keep in mind while visiting Mauritius waterfalls?

    There are some safety tips that you must follow strictly while visiting waterfalls in Mauritius, including:

    - While hiking, make sure to follow developed trails as the other tracks may consist of loose rocks and soil
    - Pay attention to the posted signboards and follow religiously
    - Watch your steps as the rocky surfaces may be slippery
    - Do not go too close to the edge of the waterfall, and do not lean
    - Be mindful while clicking pictures and selfies
    - Wear proper clothing and footwear
    - Do not attempt diving until very sure about the pool surface

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