Living in Mauritius

About Mauritius

Mauritius, an island of 2040 square kilometres in the Indian Ocean. The island was the only known home for the Dodo, which became extinct after the island’s settlement by several human activities.

Mauritius is very well known for its beautiful beaches and splendid sun from which it got its name ‘Paradise Island.’

View of Mauritius

Mauritius Facts

Population of Mauritius
National Day
Capital of Mauritius
Religion in Mauritius
Currency of Mauritius
Languages
Public Holidays

1 Jan

Sat

New Year's Day

2 Jan

Sun

New Year Holiday

18 Jan

Tue

Thaipoosam Cavadee

1 Feb

Tue

Abolition of Slavery

1 Feb

Tue

Chinese New Year

1 Mar

Tue

Maha Shivaratree

12 Mar

Sat

National Day

2 Apr

Sat

Ugadi

1 May

Sun

Labour Day

3 May

Tue

Eid al-Fitr

15 Aug

Mon

Assumption Day

1 Sep

Thu

Ganesh Chaturthi

24 Oct

Mon

Divali

2 Nov

Wed

Arrival of Indentured Labourers

25 Dec

Sun

Christmas Day

Places of Interest

SSR Botanical Garden

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden

Mauritius, an island of 2040 square kilometres in the Indian Ocean. The island was the only known home for the Dodo, which became extinct after the island’s settlement by several human activities.

Mauritius is very well known for its beautiful beaches and splendid sun from which it got its name ‘Paradise Island.’

Casela Nature Parks

Casela is one of Mauritius’ most popular leisure and attraction parks, offering a range of exciting and fun activities to individuals, families, and corporate groups. The park covers 350 hectares and is split into five zones, each with its own distinct feature.

The five zones are Thrill Mountain, Predator Kingdom, African Safari, Pangia Birds and Rides, and World of Events.

Casela - Safari Adventures
La Vallée des Couleurs

La Vallée des Couleurs Nature Park

La Vallée des Couleurs Nature Park has been operating since July 4, 1998, and spans 450 acres of land. The diversity of natural and green sceneries is centered on the indigenous fauna and flora.

Zipline, Quad, Buggy, Nepalese Bridge, and Luge Kart are among the adrenaline-pumping activities available.

La Vanille Nature Park

La Vanille Nature Park covers 3.5 hectares in the south of Mauritius. Established in 1985, this reserve features the world’s biggest colony of tortoises in captivity.

Observe various species in the reserve, including Nile Crocodiles, tenrecs, eels, iguanas, and turtles from Madagascar and Seychelles. In addition, it features an insectarium with a rare collection of species from all over the world.

Crocodiles - La Vanille Nature Park
Black River Gorges

Black River Gorges National Park

The Black River Gorges National Park is the largest best-preserved forest on the island. Over 50 kilometers of spectacular and challenging hiking paths.

During your exploration, you will come across enthralling waterfalls such as Alexandra Falls, enchanting rivers, picnic places, wide valleys, and majestic mountain ranges, all of which provide panoramic views.

Splash n Fun

A thrilling and unique water theme park spread across 30 acres on Mauritius’ east coast near Belle Mare public beach.

The park was designed as an original pirate style architecture, with an ancient fort-like entrance and a remarkable shipwreck structure towering magnificently in the centre of the park, as well as breathtaking water slides, entertainment rides, and wonderful pools.

Splash n Fun
Odysseo Oceanarium

Odysseo Oceanarium

Odysseo is the largest oceanarium in the Mascarene Archipelago and the first of its genre in Mauritius.

The oceanarium features 45 habitats of various sizes and forms, with a total water capacity of 2,000 m3. Visitors will discover around 200 species of the Indian Ocean.