Mauritius is famous for its beautiful white sandy beaches, and a welcoming atmosphere that is famous for honeymooners and families alike. Besides this Mauritius has some exceptional natural sites and protected forest that will surely win the heart of nature lovers who want to get closer to nature.
The Pamplemousses Botanical Garden is a famous spot in the island, where nature enthusiasts and travellers definitely add it to their itinerary when they’re in the island. Also known as the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, this wonderful garden created over 300 years ago, houses a multitude of native and endemic plants and the famous giant water lily ponds.
For nature lovers, Pamplemousses garden is the ideal place to stroll with family or partner along the paths bordered with greenery. One might get a chance to experience a marvellous phenomenon of seeing a Talipot tree blooming – it only happens every 30 to 80 years, before the tree dies, truly a wonderous sight.
The Black River Gorges National Park is a lush forest, house to a great variety of native and endemic trees, but also treasurable animal species, such as the Pink Pigeon and the Mauritian Parakeet or the Paradise Flycatcher, which are highly monitored protected birds. Visitors are always impressed by the size of the Mauritian Bats that go out in broad daylight above the trees. The park is also one of the favourite places for nature enthusiasts and trail amateurs, it is perfect for family hikes, with marked trails and information centre to learn more about the flora and fauna of the region.
Mauritius is currently partially open to tourists. It is promoting long-stays through its ‘Premium Visa’ which allows visitors entry for a renewable period of one year. This includes visitors who wish to work remotely, retirees, or long-stay tourists who wish to enjoy a heavenly Covid-safe environment with practically no disruption of social life.