The most beautiful beaches in the north can be found within a 10 km radius: the beautiful arc of Mont Choisy Beach, which stretches from the shade of the casuarina trees in Trou aux Biches to Grand Baie and the divine cove of Pereybere. All these beaches are lapped by crystal-clear waters, where you can swim in complete safety.
Explore the island's most beautiful monuments and other sights of interest, all within a radius of 5 - 15 kilometres:
- The "Red Roof Chapel" in Cap Malheureux
- The Maheswarnath Temple in Triolet Shivala (the island's largest Hindu temple)
- The Paul and Virginie Monument in Poudre d'Or
- Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, famous for its giant water lilies, the leaves of which can measure up to three metres in diameter
- Labourdonnais Orchards in Mapou with their tropical fruit trees and exotic flowers
- Pamplemousses and its historic cemetery, 18th century church and Sugar Museum
- And don't miss out on the nightlife in Grand Baie
A little further, Port Louis, the capital is also easily accessible (25 minutes by car). Founded by Mahé de la Bourdonnais, the governor of the island when it was under French administration, it became Mauritius's only port, replacing Vieux Grand Port (South-East). Explore:
- The Citadel, built by the British and now used as a performance venue, it offers a magnificent view over the whole town
- The Place d'Armes and its cannons, turned around to symbolise peace
- The oldest theatre in the Indian Ocean
- The Hôtel du Gouvernement (Government House)
- Caudan Waterfront where you can stroll around the stalls and restaurants and browse the clothes, arts and crafts and duty-free shops
- Central Market where you'll find local crafts, medicinal plants, fruit, vegetables, spices, dholl puri (local Indian pancakes) and alouda, a local milk drink that's worth a taste!