Salt Pans
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Rochester Falls
7 Coloured Earths
Pamplemousses Gard
Blue Bay Marine Park
Gris Gris Cliff
Grand Bassin Lake
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Not to be Missed
Le Val Nature Park
22 Coloured Earths
Doplhin Watching
Kestrel Watching
Crystal Rock islet

Blue Penny museum
Naval museum
Fort Adelaide
Dodo museum
Maison Euréka
Fort Adelaide
Pamplemousses Gard
Domaine Les Pailles
Flower Distillery
Creole Houses

Kids Attractions
Casela Bird Park
Crocodile Park
Dodo museum
Volcano Crater

Other Attractions
Fruit Orchard
Salt Pans
Tea museum

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Islets Around
What to Eat
Shopping in Mauritius
Island Tips

Salt Pans in Mauritius

While you cruise on the main road towards Flic en Flac and Le Morne Brabant (West of the island), you will come across the saltpans at the foot of the Black River mountain range.

Salt is produced locally and is mainly concentrated in Black River district, the hottest and driest part of the island.

Sea water is pumped into large, shallow pans, made of basalt rock and the water left to evaporate. After a few days, the salt residue is then harvested and stored away, ready to be sent to a refining plant.