Mauritius for Friends
Collected by Jake Green
Mauritius is more than just another gorgeous beach island. The mix of Indian, African, French, Chinese, and English heritage has given it an incredible creole vibe, influencing the culture and food in ways that will surprise and delight you.
You've always wanted to try it: windsurfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, or parasailing. That new water sport you've never tried before. And the serene waters of Trou-aux-Biches offer you the perfect opportunity to do just that. Grab that windsurfer...
Gunner's Quoin, Mauritius
Mauritius is surrounded by dozens of tiny islets—and there's no better way to explore them than by sailboat. Experienced sailors can rent their own boat near Trou-aux-Biches (and novices can jump on the nearest catamaran booze cruise) and...
Avid scuba divers have been making pilgrimages to Mauritius for years. And for good reason, too. The calm, clear waters near Trou-aux-Biches make it an idyllic spot to get wet. And more advanced divers can push their limits with the Cathedral, a...
B9 Coastal Road, Bel Ombre, Mauritius
As soon as you strap on your goggles and helmet, you wonder what you're in for. The rolling hills of Frederica Nature Reserve offer plenty of room to sate your need for speed (and perhaps a few jumps)—not to mention your desire to beat your...
Angle Route Royale & Rue Corderie Corderie St, Port Louis, Mauritius
There's something in a name. Here the "first" is fairly literal—it denotes the fact that this particular restaurant was one of the first opened by Chinese immigrants in Port Louis. With some of the flashier restaurants in Chinatown, it might be...
Port Louis Water Front, Port Louis, Mauritius
You've been told that there's only one place to eat masala dosa—a rice/lentil pancake filled with potatoes, spices and chilies—on the island. Mystic Masala doesn't look like much from the outside. But the smells quickly beckon you in. You eat your...
Chemin-Grenier, B10 Chemin Grenier Road, Chemin Grenier, Mauritius
The Mauritian equivalent of the pub is the "rum shed." It's a place for the locals to congregate to taste some fine rums, root for their favorite rugby teams, or just to laugh with friends. And while the Rum Shed, Shanti Maurice's new take on this...
Route Royale, Grand Baie, Mauritius
You've planned your evening. You want to warm up with a quiet drink around a friendly bar, maybe with a little live acoustic music. Then, once you've got your bearings, you want to dance all those extra calories off. You can do both at Mauritius'...
9 Corderie St, Port Louis, Mauritius
Port Louis isn't very big. It's the perfect size for a good walk. And if you find you need sustenance on that journey—but don't want to stop exploring—you can't go wrong with picking up a bite from a street vendor. Mauritian street vendors have a...
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