Are you ready for a thrilling 7 days tour adventure in the paradise of Mauritius?
Embark on a 7-day tour itinerary in Mauritius and experience the ultimate escape from reality. From the stunning beaches of Belle Mare to the cultural wonders of Port Louis, this journey will take you on an unforgettable exploration of this tropical island.
On your first day, immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of North Mauritius. Indulge in water sports, relax on pristine beaches, or explore bustling markets filled with local treasures. As you make your way through the week, visit iconic landmarks such as Pamplemousses Botanical Garden and Le Morne Brabant, where breathtaking views await. Dive into the depths of Grand Bassin and marvel at nature’s masterpiece in Chamarel’s colored earths.
Finally, unwind on the tranquil shores of the South-East Coast before bidding farewell to this enchanting island.
Throughout your journey, be captivated by EvaZion – a haven nestled amidst nature’s embrace. With comfortable accommodations and a range of amenities including an outdoor pool and direct shuttle to Ile aux Cerfs, this retreat provides a peaceful sanctuary after days filled with exploration.
So pack your bags and let your subconscious desire for freedom guide you as you embark on an extraordinary 7-day tour in Mauritius.
Day 1: North Mauritius
Some of the most beautiful beaches on Mauritius are in the north, and there are also a number of interesting historical and cultural sites there. Here are a few of the best places to visit and things to do in the north of Mauritius:
Start your 7 days tour in Mauritius by heading to Grand Baie. It is the most popular tourist spot in the north. It has a long stretch of white sand beach, clear blue water, and many hotels, restaurants, and shops.
Mauritius’s capital, Port Louis, is a busy city with a mix of old and modern buildings. In Port Louis, you can visit the Caudan Waterfront, the Blue Penny Museum, and the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, among other places.
The Roche Noires Lava Tubes are a group of caves that were made by lava flows. Visitors can go on a guided walk of the caves and learn about their history and nature.
Another beautiful beach in the north, Mont Choisy Beach has calm water and soft sand. People go there to swim, lay out in the sun, and do water sports.
Bassin Lavé and Trou Diable are two natural pools near Grand Bay. They are in the hills. Bassin Lavé is a big pool with clear blue water, and Trou Diable is a smaller pool that is more hidden away.
The Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Church is in the fishing town of Cap Malheureux. It has a red roof. It’s a favourite place for weddings because the view of the ocean is so beautiful.
At L’Aventure du Sucre, you can learn about how sugar was made in Mauritius. Visitors can find out about sugar’s past, see how it’s made, and try different kinds of Mauritian sugar.
This renovated royal house is called Chateau de Labourdonnais. It is in the town of Pamplemousses. It shows what life was like for rich farm owners in the 1800s.
Where to stay in the North of Mauritius
For an unforgettable stay in the North of Mauritius, you should consider staying at one of the stunning accommodations available, such as
Residence Peramal with its breathtaking sea view and fully equipped apartments. Located just a few steps from the public beach of Grand Bay, this apart-hotel offers a magnificent setting for your day’s tour in Mauritius. Imagine waking up to the sound of crashing waves and enjoying breakfast on the terrace facing the ocean. The accommodation is not only beautiful but also affordable, starting from €50 per night for 2 people. With its prime location and fully equipped facilities, Residence Peramal is an excellent choice for those looking to make the most out of their one week in Mauritius.
Another fantastic option for accommodation in the North of Mauritius is
Cosi Dolce, a villa with a swimming pool located in Peyrébère. This charming villa is only 700m away from the beach and offers spacious rooms with an equipped kitchen and a large terrace where breakfast is served each morning. With two bedrooms featuring double beds and an extra bed available, it can comfortably accommodate up to 5 people. The presence of a bar, garden, and private outdoor swimming pool adds to its appeal. Starting from €80 per night, Cosi Dolce provides friendly staff and an ideal location for your day’s tour in Mauritius.
Now that you have found your perfect place to stay, let’s move on to day 2: Port Louis and Pamplemousses Botanical Garden where you’ll discover more about the vibrant capital city and lush botanical gardens.
Day 2: Port Louis and Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
On the second day of your one-week trip to Mauritius, you should go to the busy capital city of Port Louis to learn about the culture and see how people live.
Start your morning tour by going to the center market of Port Louis, which is also called the “bazaar” and is a must-see. The market is on Queen Street and sells fresh fruits, veggies, and other local goods like Chinese noodles, ready-to-eat meals, and snacks. Don’t pass up the chance to try native street food like dhall puri, rotis, and fried mines. You can also eat your meal in the room on the upper floor.
After you’ve looked around the market, go to Caudan Waterfront. It’s the island’s biggest business center, and it’s right by the water on the docks. You can walk from the market to the Caudan Waterfront, where there are pretty alleyways, shops, restaurants, and views of the ocean. The Blue Penny Museum in Caudan is a must-see for anyone interested in Mauritius’s history and culture.
In the evening, you can eat dinner with a view of the water and watch shows and music on Fridays and Saturdays. You can also go to a casino to try your luck.
Staying in Port Louis will not only give you easy access to the botanical garden but also allow you to explore the vibrant city and its bustling markets, historical sites, and delicious local cuisine.
Where to stay in Port Luis
When staying in Port Louis, visitors have a variety of hotel options to choose from. Some of the options include the 4-star
Le Suffren Hotel & Marina and the luxurious 5-star Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel. The Le Suffren Hotel offers a comfortable stay with its rooftop pool boasting stunning views of the city and a spa where guests can relax and unwind. Its central location allows for easy access to popular attractions such as the Caudan Waterfront, Central Market, and Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden.
On the other hand, the
Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel provides a more lavish experience with its private beach, golf course, and multiple dining options. Whether you prefer a cozy retreat or indulgent luxury, both these hotels offer excellent accommodations that cater to different preferences.
When it comes to choosing where to stay in Port Louis, it’s important to consider your personal preferences and budget. If you’re looking for an affordable option without compromising on comfort, the
Cocotiers Hotel is worth considering. Situated in the city center, this 2-star hotel provides a convenient location along with amenities like a bar and restaurant.
For those seeking something more upscale but still within reach of Port Louis’ attractions,
Villa Anakao Mauritius offers a fantastic choice. Located in Pointe aux Sables just outside of Port Louis, this 3-star hotel features a private beach and an infinity pool with breathtaking sea views.
With various accommodation options available in Port Louis catering to different needs and budgets, you can find the perfect place to stay during your 7 days tour in Mauritius. Now that you’ve settled on your accommodation choice for your time in Port Louis, let’s move on to explore what awaits you on day 3: Belle Mare and Ile Aux Cerfs!
Day 3: Belle Mare and Ile aux Cerfs
On the third day of your 7 days tour in Mauritius, take the road to the east coast, where the famous Belle Mare beach is. It is a famous spot not just for tourists, but also for people who live in Mauritius, who love to eat there on the weekends. You will also be amazed by this beach. You’ll never feel so peaceful and far away from home as when you’re lying on the white sand under the coconut trees. Its clear, shallow waters are great for snorkeling and also invite you to relax in the water.
If this trip made you want to go to a tropical beach, you can go to Palmar, which is only a 5-minute drive away and is more wild.
The lovely town of Trou d’Eau Douce is just a little farther on. From there, you can go to Ile aux Cerfs, which is the second most important thing on your agenda for the day.
This is a must-see if you are in Mauritius for a week.
From the beach or the Trou d’Eau Douce landing stage, boats leave every 20 to 30 minutes to take people to Ile aux Cerfs. It’s beautiful just to cross the lake! When you get to the small island, there will be lots to do. With white sand and a blue ocean that seems to go on forever, the setting is already beautiful.
It’s clear that there are a lot of tourists there, so don’t think you’ll be on a desert island. Ile aux Cerfs is not inhabited but entirely dedicated to tourism. It has golf fields and a few shops, as well as water sports like pulled buoy, paragliding, and water skiing. Also, it has a nice selection of places where you can eat lunch or dinner.
Where to stay in the East of Mauritius
For a rejuvenating stay in the East of Mauritius, immerse yourself in nature at the
Otentic Eco Tent Experience. Here, you can sleep comfortably in a luxury tent nestled between the river and the ocean. This unique camping experience offers a range of activities to keep you entertained, including a swimming pool and a delicious restaurant that serves local products. The tents can accommodate 2 to 5 people and provide a perfect balance between comfort and adventure. Wake up to the soothing sounds of nature and spend your days exploring the surrounding area or simply relaxing by the pool.
During your stay at Otentic Eco Tent Experience, take advantage of their proximity to Belle Mare Beach and Ile aux Cerfs by taking a direct shuttle from the campsite. Spend your days basking in the sun on pristine beaches or indulge in water sports such as kayaking. In addition to its outdoor amenities, this eco-friendly retreat also offers a warm welcome and peaceful setting, allowing you to unwind and reconnect with nature.
Now, let’s move on to
EvaZion located in Grande Rivière Sud-Est, just 20 minutes away from Bellemare beach. At EvaZion, you’ll find comfortable double rooms with refined decor starting from €80/night. This tranquil oasis offers an outdoor pool where you can cool off after a day of exploration. The on-site restaurant serves delectable meals, while kayaks are available for those who wish to explore nearby waterways. Additionally, EvaZion provides a direct shuttle service to Ile aux Cerfs for your convenience. With its super warm welcome and peaceful setting amidst nature, EvaZion is an ideal choice for those seeking both comfort and serenity during their stay in Mauritius.
Transitioning into the subsequent section: Whether you choose the adventurous luxury of Otentic Eco Tent Experience or the serene comfort of EvaZion, there are plenty of options for accommodation that cater to different preferences in the East of Mauritius.
Day 4: Flic-en-Flac and the Black River Gorges National Park
Start this new part of your 7 days tour itinerary to Mauritius by heading to Flic-en-Flac and its 8 km of white sand. It is one of the country’s most famous beaches. It is different from the others because it is surrounded by filaos, which are Mauritian trees. They also make a very pretty scenery and give you a place to sit quietly in the shade and look at the beautiful blue lake. Isn’t that the dream?
Like most beaches in Mauritius, this one has something for everyone. You can swim, relax on the sand, or even dive to see the many different kinds of fish. You can also find a lot of places to go scuba diving near the beach. On the beach in Flic-en-Flac, there are several trucks with food and fruit for sale. Stop in front of the one called “Roti Aka” to try its rotis, which are also called “faratas.” It is a specialty of Mauritius. It looks like Indian bread and is filled with different stews and sauces.
You can find them all over the island, but I think Flic-en-Flac has the best ones. Have to try! The Black River Gorges National Park is a great place to spend the second half of the day. It is 15 km away. In this huge nature area in the middle of a tropical forest, you can see the wide range of animals and plants on the island. There are more than 300 kinds of plants and 9 kinds of birds that are only found on this island.
Waterfalls, fording rivers, and ocean- and coast-viewing vantage spots are all on the itinerary.
The park is pretty big, and it can be hard to see everything the first time you go through. Because of this, I think you should take an organised trip to have the best time possible.
Where To Stay in the West of Mauritius
When considering where to stay in the West of Mauritius, you may argue that the cost of accommodations could be a limiting factor. However, there are several affordable options available that still offer comfort and convenience.
Lariad BnB is a welcoming residence located just a 5-minute walk from the beach in Flic-en-Flac. For only €50 per night, you can enjoy a comfortable double room with breakfast included. The residence also features a lovely outdoor area with a tropical garden, two swimming pools, and a terrace where breakfast is served. It’s an ideal choice for those looking for an economical stay in Mauritius.
Another great option is
Shanti Ghar Guest House, located less than 2km from the beach of Black River Tamarin. With prices starting at €95 per night for a comfortable double room with a balcony, this superbly decorated guest house offers free access to an outdoor swimming pool, common garden lounge, and bar. It’s the perfect place to relax after exploring the nearby beach or attractions.
Both options provide excellent value for money without sacrificing quality or location.
Now let’s move on to day 5: Le Morne Brabant and Le Morne Beach…
Day 5: Le Morne Brabant and Le Morne Beach
Walking through Black River Gorges Park brought you a taste of what was to come the next day: a good walk to Morne Brabant.
It is the most well-known rock on the island, and for good reason. It is in the southwest. Since 2008, it has been on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. By far, my favourite walk in Mauritius is going up Le Morne. Allow 3 to 4 hours to get to the top and back down.
Some of the roads are pretty steep, and we’re almost at the top as we get closer to the end. Even though the walk is still a lot of fun, people with dizziness should be careful. A skilled guide is a good idea if you want to be as safe as possible and learn as much as possible about the past of this area as you climb. At the top of the mountain, you’ll be rewarded with a view that will probably take your breath away. You should know that Le Morne Brabant is a place with a lot of emotional and historical value. The stone cross at the top of the mountain was put there to honour the many slaves who threw themselves off the top at the time to escape their executioners.
There is also a memorial called “The Unknown Slave” at the foot of the mountain. When you get back to the ground, give yourself a few hours to relax on Le Morne beach. It’s a new paradise beach at the foot of the mountain that you should write down in your holiday notebook. This one is more wild and quiet than the ones in the north or in Flic-en-Flac.
A good moment of peace away from everything, in touch with the ocean and surrounded by a beautiful view.
Where to Stay near Le Morne
For an exquisite stay near Le Morne, consider booking a charming chalet at
La Vieille Cheminée or indulging in the luxury of LUX Le Morne Resort. La Vieille Cheminée offers absolute comfort surrounded by nature, with independent chalets that provide a cozy double bedroom, bathroom, and equipped kitchen. You can enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountain from your chalet while relishing in the tranquility of the endemic forest. For only €125 per night, including a delicious breakfast, this exceptional establishment offers you a perfect blend of comfort and natural beauty.
If you prefer a more lavish experience,
LUX Le Morne Resort is one of the most beautiful and large hotels in the South-West. Located at the foot of Le Morne mountain, this resort boasts spacious and tastefully decorated double rooms starting from €295 per night. With several swimming pools, restaurants, and a spa on-site, you’ll have plenty of options for relaxation and entertainment. Additionally, you’ll have direct access to the magnificent Le Morne beach where you can soak up the sun or indulge in various water activities.
Now that you’ve found your ideal place to stay near Le Morne, let’s move on to Day 6: Grand Bassin and Chamarel where we will explore more wonders of Mauritius!
Day 6: Grand Bassin and Chamarel
Take on this 6th day of your 7 days tour in Mauritius and penultimate day of your vacation!
I believe you should keep exploring the south-west of Mauritius, which is a very rich area. And what could be more worthwhile than a short day-long road trip to see it all?
Leave for Grand Bassin (also called “Ganga Talao”) in the morning. It is a very important part of the country’s culture. In fact, Hindus from Mauritius come to this holy lake as part of a journey. It’s always hard to find your way around, especially when you see the two huge, very impressive images of the gods Shiva and Durga at the site’s door.
As a matter of fact, the figure of Durga is the biggest goddess statue in the world. In Grand Bassin, you can go to several churches, get a “tika” written on your face, and even meet small wild monkeys, which add to the beauty of the area.
Heading south will bring you to a place called Plaine Champagne, which is the second step. At the end of the year, people from the area come here to pick Chinese guavas, which are sweet and sour little wild fruits. When guava season is in full swing, you can stop on the side of the road and pick some yourself.
Alexandra Falls is a great place to stop a little farther up the main road. Later on, get to the Seven Coloured Earths of Chamarel around noon or early afternoon. It is the most interesting thing about the island and a big draw for tourists. Its pretty name comes from the fact that the land there is made up of different colors of lava. Since the site is on a private name, you have to pay to get in. But if you are going to Mauritius for a week, it is something you have to see.
The Ebony Forest nature area, which is also a great place, is on the same private land. The walk takes about 2 hours and goes through a natural forest. From the Sublime Point, you can see a great view of the valley.
And for the last part of your road trip, I suggest you go to the Rhumerie de Chamarel, where you can take a guided tour and taste the different wines.
Where to stay in the South West of Mauritius
Immerse yourself in absolute comfort and natural beauty by staying at
La Vieille Cheminée. This exceptional establishment, located in Chamarel on the edge of an endemic forest, offers you the perfect retreat. You will have the opportunity to relax in an independent chalet with a double bedroom, bathroom, and equipped kitchen for €125/night.
Wake up to breathtaking views of the mountain and indulge in a delicious breakfast included in your stay. La Vieille Cheminée is truly a hidden gem in the southwest of Mauritius that combines luxury with nature.
If you’re looking for a larger hotel experience,
LUX Le Morne Resort is another great option. Situated at the foot of Le Morne mountain, this beautiful resort offers spacious and tastefully decorated double rooms starting from €295 per night. With multiple swimming pools, restaurants, and a spa on-site, you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing stay.
Plus, enjoy direct access to the magnificent Le Morne beach where you can soak up the sun and take in the stunning surroundings.
Now that you’ve experienced the wonders of Grand Bassin and Chamarel, it’s time to explore the enchanting south-east coast on day 7. Get ready for more breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable experiences as we continue our journey through Mauritius!
Day 7: South-East Coast
For this last day of your 7 days tour itinerary in Mauritius, I suggest 2 places to visit: Mahébourg and Blue Bay.
Mahébourg was the first city that Dutch people built on the island. It is the one place in Mauritius that you shouldn’t miss if you’re only going to be there for a week.
The mood is very different from the rest of the island. It feels more strange and out of place. It is a great place to feel like you don’t belong and to be surrounded by Mauritian culture.
Take a few minutes to land on the beach, which is a great place to see.
Then you can go for a walk on the cobblestone streets to look at the old Creole houses and feel the city’s “roots” vibe.
Then go to Blue Bay, the village next door. The beaches are beautiful, and Pointe d’Esny is a standout. I think this is the best beach on the whole island.
The most amazing thing about a 7-day holiday in Mauritius is that no matter how many beaches you visit, each one will take your breath away.
The clear water and many different colors of fish in Blue Bay’s Bay make it a great place to swim. You can do this activity on your own or with someone to show you the best places.
Where to stay in the South East of Mauritius
Located in the South East of Mauritius, there are several options for where to stay, each offering unique experiences and comfortable accommodations.
One option is
Le Jardin de Beauvallon, a charming little hotel located just 10 minutes from the airport in Mahébourg. This hotel offers small individual bungalows perfect for two people, starting at only €61 per night. With free access to the outdoor swimming pool and tropical garden, you can relax and unwind during your stay. The hotel also has its own restaurant so you can enjoy delicious meals without having to venture too far.
If you’re looking for a beachfront experience,
La Peninsula Bay Beach Resort & Spa is an excellent choice. Situated just 200m from Blue Bay beach and 1km from Pointe d’Esny beach, this resort offers a heavenly setting with a private beach and various nautical activities. The family rooms here are spacious and comfortable, with one double bed and two single beds available starting at €160 per night. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings as you indulge in all that this resort has to offer.
For those seeking a more eco-friendly option,
Ferney Nature Lodge is an ideal choice. Located 10km from the airport, this lodge is nestled in the heart of the magnificent Ferney Valley. The suites here are superbly decorated and ultra-comfortable, featuring a sleeping area with a double bed, private bathroom, and terrace overlooking stunning views of the valley. Starting at €295 per night, you can enjoy amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant facing this sublime landscape.
No matter which option you choose, staying in the southeast of Mauritius will provide you with unforgettable experiences surrounded by natural beauty. Whether it’s relaxing by the pool at Le Jardin de Beauvallon exploring water sports at La Peninsula Bay Beach Resort & Spa or immersing yourself in nature at Ferney Nature Lodge, you’ll have the freedom to create your perfect holiday in Mauritius.
Book your 7 days tour in Mauritius Frequently Asked Questions Are 7 days enough in Mauritius?
7 days in Mauritius is ideal to see the main attractions of the country like Grand Baie, Le Morne, Port Louis, Chamarel, and Ile aux Cerfs.
What to see in Mauritius in 7 days?
There are plenty of things to see in Mauritius in 7 days like Grand Baie, Le Morne, Port Louis, Chamarel, Chamarel waterfall, Seven Colored Earths, and Ile aux Cerf
Is 7 days in Mauritius too long?
7 days in Mauritius is an ideal amount of time if you are looking for a relaxed trip in this island.
Well, congratulations on completing your 7 days tour in Mauritius! I hope you’ve had an incredible time exploring this beautiful island.
From the stunning beaches of the north to the vibrant city of Port Louis, you’ve experienced some truly unforgettable moments.
On day one, you started off by discovering the wonders of North Mauritius. The picturesque landscapes and crystal-clear waters must have left you in awe. And let’s not forget about day two when you visited Port Louis and Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. The bustling capital city and the breathtaking flora must have made for a perfect combination.
Day three was all about Belle Mare and Ile aux Cerfs. Imagine basking in the sun on pristine white sandy beaches or diving into turquoise lagoons surrounded by colorful marine life. It sounds like paradise, doesn’t it? And speaking of paradise, your stay at EvaZion surely added an extra touch to your experience with its comfortable rooms, outdoor pool, and direct shuttle to Ile aux Cerfs.
As you moved through the days, exploring Le Morne Brabant and Le Morne Beach on day five must have taken your breath away. The majestic mountain backdrop against a golden beach is truly a sight to behold.
Day six brought new adventures as you visited Grand Bassin and Chamarel. The tranquil atmosphere surrounding these places must have brought a sense of peace to your journey.
Finally, on day seven, you explored the enchanting South-East Coast. With its charming villages and stunning coastline views, it was surely a fitting way to end your tour.
Now that your 7 days tour in Mauritius has come to an end, take some time to reflect on all the memories you’ve made during this trip. Remember how every step led you closer to discovering new sights and experiences? It’s amazing how much beauty can be found in such a small island like Mauritius.
I hope this tour has left an indelible mark on your heart and that you’ll cherish these memories for years to come. Safe travels back home, and don’t forget to share your amazing experiences with others who may be seeking their own adventure in Mauritius.