Absorb some culture

The cosmopolitan core and capital city of Mauritius, Port Louise, is as much a mix of culture as the people who reside here. Chinese and Indian temples sit next to Buddhist temples and Christian churches. See the ancient dodo skeleton at the Natural History Museum or head to Le Caudan Waterfront to see a mix of the diverse architectures and cultures of Mauritius. For a seaside village turned cosmopolitan town with thrilling shopping, entertainment, and nightlife, head to Grand Baie. Here you will want to taste rum at L’Aventure du Sucre or visit the stunning Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.

Aapravasi Ghat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site pays tribute to the indentured servants who arrived in Mauritius from India after the abolition of slavery. Most Mauritians can trace the arrival of their ancestors from this site, which saw more than half a million immigrants arrive between 1834 and the 1920's. Every November an official commemoration of the arrival of these indentured servants is held here.