The must-see attractions of the island
Port Louis Market
Take the time to spend a few hours walking through the Port Louis market. The building is over 200 years old – among the oldest on the island. Inside, the stalls are beautifully set up, colourful, with a myriad of scents, laden with fruits and vegetables (exotic ones of course), as well as all the spices and aromatic herbs commonly used in Mauritian cuisine.
For your information, if you are looking for tomatoes, here we call them “pommes d’amour” (literally meaning ‘love apples’)!
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is one of the most visited sites in Mauritius. Renamed the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, it will offer you the opportunity to discover 600 different endemic plant species, originating from all around the world. The giant water lilies, also known as Victoria Amazonica, are among the most famous photos representing Mauritius. Pamplemousses is a true forest, full of scents – a feast for all your senses. An attraction not to be missed!
The Tea route
With its 30 kilometers of itinerary in the heart of the island, the route of the tea makes you discover the origins of the tea : its manufacture, its various perfumes and its manufacturing process on the island. From the high plateaux of Bois Cheri to 500m. From the visits of superb colonial mansions passing by the mini farm of Saint Aubin it’s a walk in the heart of the flavors and an authentic know-how that is offered to you.
For the small anecdote: By starting this course very early in the morning you will have the privilege of observing when picking tea.