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5 Top Tourist Attractions in Mauritius

Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean 500 miles from Madagascar and along with the islands of Reunion and Rodriguez, makes up the Mascarene Islands. First discovered in the 10th century, the island has been ruled over by the Dutch, French and the British till finally receiving independence in 1968 and becoming a Republic in 1992. The countries long history of colonial rule provides some of the interesting tourist attractions in Mauritius. Other attractions on the island are the magnificent scenery that the island offers but of course one of the top things in Mauritius is the beaches, some of them among the best in the world and nearly all being excellent spots for pursuing water sports of all types.

The government of Mauritius actively play a role in the tourism on the island, which assists in making sure that any visitor is not only treated to the great attractions that the island has to offer but is also  a recipient of a friendly and helpful service for the duration of their stay. Mauritius is thought to be, by many, one of the premier tourist destinations in the world.

Here are possibly the top 5 tourist attractions in Mauritius
5:Le Chateau de Labourdonnais

Le Chateau de Labourdonnais

Le Chateau de Labourdonnais

Built in 1856, this combination of restaurant, gardens, distillery and museum, is always an attraction to tourists who visit Mauritius.

4:Le Morne Brabant

Le Morne Brabant

Le Morne Brabant

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a peninsula on Mauritius. The peninsula is home to an abundance of lagoons that in turn are home to some of the rarest plant species in the world but what is probably the attraction for most tourists is the sight of the spectacular single standing rock, soaring 1,821 feet above sea level which can be seen from the peninsula
3:Black River Gorges

Black River Gorges

Black River Gorges

This is a National Park spreading over 16,244 hectares of impressively beautiful landscape, which is home to some equally impressive wild life. There are Mauritian Flying Foxes, Pink Pigeons, Kestrels and Parakeets. Apart from rare species of animals and birds, there are also rare species of fauna and in all makes a remarkable treat for any nature lover.
2:Chamarel Village

Chamarel Village

Chamarel Village

This village located along the Black River is famous for its “Seven Colored Earth”. The village is a popular tourist attraction, as it is here that visitors can witness the Dune made of Red, Brown, Purple, Yellow, Orange, Blue and Green sands, fused together to create a sight worthy of many photos. The village is also home to Chamarel Falls, a magnificent waterfall whose beauty could mesmerize any visitor for several hours.
1:Grand Baie

Grand Baie

Grand Baie

Also known as Grand Bay, this is long white beach bordering a blue sea and offering a wide variety of water sporting activities. As the most popular of tourist destinations on the island, it also the place for shopping and hosts a great night life, which in turn of course, serves to make it an even more attractive destination for tourists. Grand bay also services as the departure point for any helicopter excursions.