Shielded from the strong winds, the north
coast is popular for its calm beaches and the warm gentle breeze
sweeping coconut trees. Often promoted as the place to be, Grand
Baie is the heart and soul of the Northern part of the island.
The east coast offers a quiet and serene
environment for those who wish to avoid the excitement of the Northern
part. Hotels abound along the sandy coastline of the East.
The snaking routes in the southern part
of the island will bring you through small towns and villages. The
only break in our otherwise continuous barrier reefs occur in the
south, due to strong currents caused by the winds blowing from the
Rare birds and indigenous trees find their homes
in the natural reserves, ravines and gorges of the relatively dry,
wild wild west. Great place to spend afternoons by the beaches
and indulge in the last rays of the Sun. Also popular for big game
fishing and snorkeling.
The towns and villages on the central plateau
are mostly residential areas, where the temperature is slightly
cooler, like Quatre Bornes, Moka, Curepipe and Floréal.
Our central business district (CBD) and
capital of the island is Port Louis, incidentally the smallest district
of Mauritius. Never a dull moment in the city, with its traditional
hawkers, shopping centres, entertainment and variety of restaurants.