10 Places to Visit in the North of Mauritius

10 Epic Places to Visit in North of Mauritius

Top Places to visit in the North of Mauritius Island

There are many tourist places to visit in the north of Mauritius that trace the history of the island. Discover how the island has been able to sustain its economy through sugar production. Visit the island’s cultural landmarks to learn more about Mauritius’ customs and traditions…

Explore the surrounding area in search of historical sites. Discover what can be seen in the north western part of the island of Mauritius. Most of the places listed below are part of our exclusive North Tour Mauritius itinerary 

1. Chapel of Cap Malheureux

Discover the charming village of Cap Malheureux on the northern tip of the island of Maurice. When the British retake the island for the second time in 1810.

The navigator John Abercrombie debarks with his troops. A charming small chapel with a red roof can be found on the coast road. Admire the architecture’s beauty as well as the massive bénitier at the entrance. You’ll also appreciate the tranquillity of the setting and view of the sea.

2. Grand Baie

Located at the northern tip of Mauritius. Grand Baie is a charming village that attracts many visitors! And we understand why, many activities are possible there:

  • Snorkelling
  • discovery of local life, etc.

3. Hindu temple Maheswarnath Mandir (Triolet)

In Triolet, you can visit the largest Hindu temple in Mauritius: Maheswarnath Mandir. Built in 1891, this temple is a sacred place for Mauritians of Hindu faith.

You can admire the colourful beauty of the architecture. The statues of the various gods painted in bright colours. It is possible to attend prayer sessions (while respecting the calm of the place).

4. Sugar Adventure

Sugar Adventure is a museum in the heart of a former sugar factory. It traces the story of Mauritius and sugar cane. Throughout the tour, you will learn about the machines used in the production of sugar.

You will also learn the entire manufacturing process. You will get an idea, how the country has grown prosperous as a result of agricultural production. This museum is modern and interactive, and it will appeal to both young and old visitors.

At the end of the tour, you can sample the various local sugars and rums. You will get an idea, how the country has grown prosperous as a result of agricultural production.

5. Mauritius Aquarium

Pay a visit at Mauritius Aquarium, to explore the exotic marine life of the Mauritian lagoon.

The aquarium, located in a small relaxing village in Mauritius’ northwestern region. It is home to a diverse range of species, including over 200 fish species. Molluscs, coral, and sponges from the waters surrounding the island.

Meet a variety of species including sharks, giant moray eels, the crown squirrelfish. Clown fish, butterfly fish, lobsters, crabs and sea turtles, amongst others. You may also be able to witness the daily feeding sessions at 11h00 and 15h00 depending on the time of your visit.

6. Botanical Garden Pamplemousses

The Pamplemousse Garden is near the Aventure du Sucre. Covering an area of 37 hectares. This botanical garden features a diverse collection of plants. Botanist Pierre Poivre invented it in the 18th century.

Discover a diverse range of plant species, some of which are endemic. You will be captivated by the various scents that invade the garden, as well as the peace that reigns there…

7. Castle of Labourdonnais

Discover the Château de Labourdonnais, which is located in the heart of an orchard. Christian Wiehe owned this magnificent colonial structure. He was a significant Mauritian figure of the nineteenth century.

He decided to build the castle in 1856, and it became one of the most beautiful colonial houses on the island. The castle, inspired by Italian neoclassicism, is a true architectural marvel. You can also visit the magnificent garden and orchard.

The estate visit will provide you with a better understanding of the way of life of the Mauritians at the time. You will also be able to learn about local cuisine thanks to the castle’s restaurant.

8. Fort Adelaide (Port Louis)

Fort Adelaide was built in the nineteenth century by the British, who feared a civil war with the remaining French settlers on the island.

Its strategic location, overlooking the city of Port Louis, also made it easier to monitor all enemy ships attempting to enter the port.

It now houses the Compagnie des Indes museum as well as the National Maritime Museum in Lorient. From the fort, you can also get a bird’s-eye view of the entire city of Port-Louis.

9. Champs de Mars (Port Louis)

The Champ de Mars, located behind Fort Adelade, is a large hippodrome where many horse races are held. Every weekend, Mauritanians congregate there to place bets on the winning horse.

Discover an incredible event that is a part of the local culture. This is an ideal opportunity to share a special moment with Mauritanians.

10. Aapravasi Ghat (Port Louis)

The Aapravasi Ghat, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2006. It was used between the 19th and 20th centuries to house Indian immigrants. These immigrant came to work in sugar cane plantations. The site, located in the heart of Port Louis, covers an area of 1640 m2.

Unfortunately, some infrastructures have not been able to withstand the passage of time. Today, it is still possible to see some relics such as the hospital, kitchens, and communal rooms.