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Leisure activities in Mauritius

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Wondering how to keep yourself busy during your free time in Mauritius. Expat.com gives you an insight into leisure activities in Mauritius.

Leisure activities

Every year, a substantial number of expats and tourists arrive in Mauritius, and the number increases continuously. Whether alone or with family, for a short time or an extended stay, these people have chosen Mauritius to discover a new culture and have a unique experience. Mauritius has amazing beaches, hiking trails, national parks, museums, gardens, estates, and leisure parks — there is definitely something for everyone!

Sports

In Mauritius, you have a large selection of sports and recreational activities you can immerse yourself in. You are spoilt for choice here — you can pick from land, water, or even sky activities. Diving, surfing, water-skiing, big game fishing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, kite surfing, canyoning, stand up paddle boarding, football, tennis, squash, archery, jogging, horseback riding, trekking and hiking, mountain biking, golf — there is something for everyone.

To make the most of all those activities, head over to hotels or leisure clubs around the island.

Social life

If you want to meet other expatriates or locals, consult the Mauritius forum and events section regularly for information on fun trips around the island, including hikes, mountain climbing, nightlife, and water activities.

Shopping

In recent years, several modern shopping malls have opened across the island: Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius, Grand Baie La Croisette, Riche Terre Mall, Phoenix Mall, Trianon Shopping Mall, Cascavelle shopping village, Kendra St Pierre, Flacq shopping mall, Caudan Waterfront inPort-Louis, and most recently the So’Flo in Floreal. There, you’ll find everything you need – from clothing, shoes, accessories, household appliances, furniture, tools, interior decoration, books, toys, groceries, liquor stores, pharmaceutical products and cosmetics, hypermarkets, ATMs, etc..

The towns of Quatre-Bornes, Rose-Hill, and Curepipe also have popular shopping malls with local and international retailer shop. If you want some attractive deals, take advantage of the local markets such as the one in Quatre-Bornes, which is very lively on Thursdays and Sundays, and it is particularly popular with tourists. It is also a good place to get a feel of the everyday life of many locals. Moreover,

during the end of year festive season, international trade fairs are held in the parking lots of major shopping centres, and in the parking lot of the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre in Pailles and the Mer Rouge Freeport.

 Useful links :

Activities

MTPA – Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority
Mauritius Museums Council – Mauritian museums
National Parks and Conservation Services – National parks in Mauritius
La Vanille Nature Park
Aquarium at Pointe aux Piments
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden
La Vallée de Ferney
Solar Undersea Walk
Domaine de Labourdonnais
L’Aventure du Sucre
Saint Aubin
Casela
Blue Penny Museum
Curious Corner of Chamarel
La Vallée des Couleurs
Mauritius Wildlife Foundation – L’île aux Aigrettes Tour
7 Cascades

Sports

Ministry of Youth and Sports
Mauritian Tennis Federation
Mauritius Equestrian Sports Federation
Mauritius Golf Federation
Mauritius Football Federation
RandoTrail

Social life

Expat.com – Directory of restaurants in Mauritius
Restaurants.mu – Directory of restaurants in Mauritius
Restaurants.mu – Directory of pubs and nightclubs in Mauritius

Shopping

Expat.com – Directory of shops and businesses in Mauritius
Mall of Mauritius – Bagatelle Commercial Centre
Grand Baie La Croisette
Riche Terre Mall
Phoenix Mall
Trianon Shopping Park

We do our best to provide accurate and up to date information. However, if you have noticed any inaccuracies in this article, please let us know in the comments section below.
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