The six favourite waterfalls in Mauritius
Mauritius is now in the summer months, with few tourists visiting the island in October. Conditions are perfect for exploring some of the island’s most beautiful waterfalls within easy reach or a hike away. Take a refreshing swim in some of the island’s pristine natural pools surrounded by stunning scenery. 6 waterfalls to discover in Mauritius Chamarel Waterfall Located in the south-west, the island’s highest waterfall is nestled in the Black River Gorges. It can be reached easily from the reserve of the “Terres des Sept couleurs”. Within this natural setting of endemic flora and fauna, the waterfall unveils itself in its full splendour either at the top or at the foot of the chutes. Rochester Falls Further south, near the village of Souillac, Rochester Falls is the best known and certainly the most spectacular waterfall in Mauritius. Access to it is easily reached by car prior to a short walk. Popular for its refreshing rushing water, the waterfall is very popular during school holidays. With boulders shaped by water flow, it offers a unique and spectacular experience. The 7 Waterfalls (Tamarind Falls) Tamarind Falls is a stream of flowing water consisting of several small waterfalls, which gave it its name. Located in the Black River Gorges National Park, it can be reached through the small village of Henrietta in the centre of Mauritius. Several hiking trails lead to it and the best way to get the most out of this place is to hire a guide to spot the endemic species along the way. Eau Bleue Clear turquoise waters, Eau Bleue is a true delight for the eyes. Close to the village of Cluny in the south, in the middle of cane fields and forests, this very accessible waterfall is perfect for a picnic and swimming during a family walk. Alexandra Falls Although less easily accessible and reserved for experienced hikers, Alexandra Falls is a real opportunity to get deep into the heart of the local fauna and flora: the pink pigeon, the green catechist, monkeys and many endemic trees can be spotted along the way. Get a guide to escort you on this magical trip. Grande Rivière Sud Est Waterfall On this occasion, a boat will take you to this smaller waterfall located in the south-east of Mauritius near Ile aux Cerfs. The site is very popular but the visit is worth it. Once you cross the lagoon, the boat will take you to the foot of the waterfall, a short distance away from a densely vegetated river branch. Be careful before jumping into the water, which is home to juvenile and rather shy bulldog sharks. Our advice: ask our concierge to book you a day trip with a guide to the hard-to-reach waterfalls or go on your own with a picnic. Enjoy the coolness of the pools and don’t dive from the top without checking their depth.