The Ultimate 5-Day Itinerary For Mauritius

Waquar Habib


Mauritius is a stunning destination with pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, diverse cuisine, lush botanical gardens, dramatic gorges and luxury resorts, providing an unforgettable tropical escape for all.

Luxury beach with Le Morne mountain in Mauritius | Shutterstock

Day 1: Discover Port Louis


Begin your day with a trip to the Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis. It is situated on the harbour and offers many facilities such as shops, banks, casinos, cinemas and restaurants. Start your day with breakfast at one of the waterfront cafes, savouring local delicacies like dholl puri or gateaux piments.

Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis | Shutterstock


Head to the Blue Penny Museum to learn about the history of Mauritius, including its colonial past and famous postage stamps. Enjoy a traditional Mauritian lunch at a local restaurant. Try dishes like octopus curry or seafood vindaye.

The facade of the Blue Penny Museum | Wikimedia Commons


Experience the lively atmosphere of Port Louis Market and indulge in street food like samosas and alouda. End the day with fresh seafood and panoramic harbour views at a waterfront restaurant.

A view of the Port Louis Market | Shutterstock

Day 2: Explore the South


Drive to Chamarel, stopping at the Seven Colored Earths to see the unique geological formations. Later, visit the Chamarel Waterfall and take a short hike to enjoy the stunning views.

Seven Colored Earths | Shutterstock


While in Chamarel, have lunch at a local restaurant and try Creole dishes like rougaille or palm heart salad. Don't miss a visit to the Rhumerie de Chamarel, set in the hillside plantations, for a rum tasting and tour of the distillery.

Rhumerie de Chamarel | Shutterstock


After a long day, head back to your accommodation or enjoy a sunset cocktail at a beachside bar in the south of the island, which is the most well-preserved part.

Sailboats ashore on the sandy beach in the evening, Mauritius | Shutterstock

Day 3: Beach Day


Spend the morning relaxing on one of Mauritius's beautiful beaches, such as Trou aux Biches or Flic en Flac. Rent snorkelling gear to explore the coral reefs and marine life.

Snorkelling in Mauritius | Shutterstock


Enjoy a beachside picnic or have lunch at a nearby restaurant like Redcat Beach Lounge or Les Filaos Beer Garden Pub. Take a catamaran cruise along the coast, stopping to swim and snorkel in secluded bays.

Mauritius beach from above | Shutterstock


Have dinner at a beachfront restaurant, savouring grilled seafood and tropical cocktails while watching the sunset. Recline and think back on your happening journey so far.

Sunset at a Mauritius beach | Shutterstock

Day 4: Cultural Immersion


Visit the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden located in Pamplemousses. Explore lush gardens and see giant water lilies.

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden | Shutterstock


Consider having lunch at a local restaurant in the nearby village of Grand Baie. You can try Creole street food such as boulettes or dholl puri. After that, visit the L'Aventure du Sucre museum to learn about Mauritius's sugar industry and its impact on the island's history.

L'Aventure du Sucre | Shutterstock


Experience the vibrant nightlife of Grand Baie, with its lively restaurants, white sandy beaches, expanding resorts, natural harbour, and bustling bars and clubs. Don't forget to try local rum cocktails like ti' punch or rum arrangé.

Grand Baie bazar | Shutterstock

Day 5: Adventure Day


Experience the beauty of Black River Gorges National Park on a hiking adventure. Choose from a variety of trails that offer breathtaking views and an opportunity to spot endemic wildlife.

Black River Gorges National Park | Shutterstock


Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park or indulge in a traditional Mauritian meal at a nearby restaurant. Try zip-lining or quad-biking in the park for an afternoon filled with adventure.

Delicious Mauritian meal | Shutterstock


Enjoy a farewell dinner at a restaurant overlooking the ocean, reminiscing about your adventures in Mauritius. Do not forget to take a conclusive stroll along the streets and get souvenirs.

Souvenirs from Mauritius | Shutterstock

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