The North of Mauritius
During your vacation in Mauritius, go on an adventure and discover the North of Mauritius. You’ll miss a lot if you don’t get out to see what the rest of the island looks like. In this article, we list a few amazing places to visit in the North of Mauritius.
Aquarium of Mauritius
The aquarium of Mauritius is situated in the village of Pointe-aux-Piments. It is the ideal place to discover the marine fauna of Mauritius. This aquarium is installed in four separate buildings with a large tank with a capacity of 150,000 liters of seawater. It is home to several marine species, including some morays, sharks, sea turtles, lobsters, crabs, clown fish, etc. The aquarium is open from 9:30 to 17:00 Monday to Saturday and from 10:00 to 16:00 on Sundays and public holidays.
To have a glimpse of what colonial life was like in Mauritius, the Chateau Labourdonnais is the ideal place to visit during your vacation. This property, a former sugar cane plantation, is located around a large and old colonial home of 150 years, that has now been converted into a tourist attraction. You can not only see the mansion reestablished in all its glory and learn about its renovation, but you will also be able to taste the delicious local cuisine at the restaurant. You will also discover an orchard where, not just the endemic trees can be seen, but also numerous varieties of mango trees, spice trees and fruit trees, which are rarely seen in Mauritius today.
Horse riding in the North
There are two places where tourists can go ride on horseback in the North of the island of Mauritius: the Club Equitation du Nord, which can be found on the former plantation of sugar Mon Loisir Sugar Estate and the Horse Riding Delights which organizes some rides through the former sugar plantation Mon Choisy.
L’aventure du Sucre
“L’Aventure du Sucre” is a great place to visit in the North of Mauritius. Situated in the district of Pamplemousses, it is a museum devoted to the history of the culture of sugar cane and the sugar production in Mauritius. It is located in an old sugar factory where most of the machines have been conserved. You will also find a shop where you can buy various products made from local sugarcane, as well as a restaurant serving delicious Mauritian cuisine. It is open all week from 9:00 to 17:00.
If you want to have a few good nights in Mauritius, there is no better place than Grand Bay where you will certainly feel the heat! Just follow the coast overnight and you will discover the different animated pubs, clubs, bars, lounges and pool halls.
At Marguery Exclusive Villas, all these activities can be booked by the concierge service during your stay in Mauritius.