Grand Bay, (or Grand Baie) is a seaside village and large tourist beach in the district of Rivière du Rempart at the north of Mauritius.
Grand Bay was the first area of the island to fully experience the tourist boom. A shopping and leisure paradise, Grand Bay also happens to be the area where Mauritians head for when they want a fun-filled night out (restaurants, bars and discos). Recently renovated, La Cuvette beach is well worth a visit. Grand Bay has constructed its surrounding to be easy for tourists. Grand Bay is also known for its night-life as it hosts most of the island best bars and night-clubs, including Banana Café, Zanzibar, Les Enfants Terribles and the famous Buddha Bar.
Black River Gorges is worth visiting for all trekkers, as well as for the pure nature lovers and bird-watchers. The Black River Gorges is the largest national park in Mauritius. Famous for its waterfalls, vistas and hiking, the gorge is in the central highlands, making it cooler than much of the island.
This national park of 6,574 hectares was created in 1994 for the protection of Mauritius' remaining native forests. Visitors can enjoy magnificent landscapes, with endemic plants and rare bird species. A trail leads from the Pétrin information centre to an area of typical plant life and to a conservation area.
Eureka is an essential place to visit during your stay in Mauritius if you wish to immerse yourself in tropical sweetness. It is an elegant Créole residence originally owned by British and French aristocrats in the 19th century. It is reputed to be one of the largest houses on the island, with 109 doors and windows.
The visit of the Eureka Mansion and its grounds provides an intriguing glimpse into colonial life. The house is filled with antiques and photos of the period. It also has a magnificent garden surrounded by waterfalls of the Moka River. The Eureka house is much more than a house and museum, the property has grown into an attraction for both young and old nature lovers offering kilometers of tracks dedicated to footing.
Domaine du Chasseur- A magnificent hunting ground of over 2,000 hectares, South East of the island at Anse Jonchée, not far from Mahebourg.Deer, monkeys and wild boars live in their natural habitat, in the dense forests amidst a luxurious flora, where ebony, eucalpytus, palm trees, wild orchids abound. Also, the nearly extinct kestrel bird have found their home in these lush forests. Exciting trekking amidst the nature, discovery of many endemic species of the island, dive in the pure water of a secret river, raids on quad bikes or mountain bikes, going through the frightening tests of the off the beaten track, constitute only one weak range of the possibilities offered by the Domaine du Chasseur
Mauritius Aquarium is located in a small relaxing village in the North West of Mauritius, is home to a large number of species including over 200 species of fish, invertebrates, live coral and sponges, originating from the waters around the island.
The newly designed architecture of the aquarium shows off what the aquarium has to offer to a better degree.In the Aquarium you are able to enjoy a unique walk on the ocean floor observing the many types of aquatic animals that Mauritius ocean eco-system has to offer. It is fascinating to watch the crystal clear Mauritius water and observe the rich sea life from the land above.
During your visit you will get to see the Crown squirrelfish and the Devil Firefish as well as a number of sharks.