We all dream of the sun and blue sky when we go on vacation in a tropical country, but sometimes nature can be quite temperamental. Don’t despair, we have compiled a list of things to do in Mauritius on a rainy day. We know that you did not come to Mauritius to go bowling or watch a movie. Therefore, we have kept the spirit of exploration and relaxation by creating this list.
Discover the great journey of sugar
L’Aventure du Sucre in Pamplemousses, in the north of the island, is a museum located in a former sugar factory. It shows the fabulous saga of the evolution of the sugar industry over the years and, through it, the history of Mauritius, on an interactive tour of 5000 m2. There is a lot of information for anyone wishing to learn the history of this paradise island. The site also offers a restaurant and a very well stocked boutique.
Visit the market in Port Louis
The covered market Port Louis, its stalls of fruit, vegetables, herbs, sugars and spices, will make you travel. You can take beautiful pictures, soak up the atmosphere of the place, passers-by, the warm, colors and smells, and end your visit by a small Alouda “stopover”, a refreshing drink loved by Mauritians. Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius and its market was the center of the local economy in the Victorian era.
This is a no-brainer; a rainy weather is a good time to go shopping for souvenirs for your family at home! Yes, like everywhere else in the world, one of the best things to do in Mauritius when it rains is shopping! There are a variety of memories beyond the Dodo refrigerator magnets, so take the time to browse stores and find the perfect gift for your loved ones. If you have the chance to visit the Caudan Waterfront, we strongly recommend you to visit the Craft Market. It is full of beautiful objects of local crafts.
Visit a house of illusion
The Curious Corner of Chamarel: adults and children will be attracted by the strangeness of this palace of optical illusion. Through the house and exploring different rooms, you won’t believe your eyes! Take your camera to take incredible pictures in different configurations, and make sure you go to the beautiful Chamarel rum distillery, which is nearby, to enjoy a unique rum and enjoy a tasty lunch.
Journey through time
Eureka La Maison Créole invites you to a time travel experience in a colonial mansion, which houses Victorian period furniture. You will also have the possibility to taste the restaurant’s home cooking, with typical creole dishes served on the terrace. In the north of the island, you can visit the majestic Chateau de Labourdonnais to taste refined rum and fruit delights.
Feel free to call the concierge of Marguery Exclusive Villas for any activity booking.