Leisure in Mauritius - Expat Magazine

Which are the best outdoor activities to do in Mauritius in pandemic times?
Which are the best outdoor activities to do ...
Like everywhere else, Covid-19 is worrisome in Mauritius. Many health restrictions have been reintroduced, including the ban on picnics on the beach, public gatherings, and the closure of nightclubs. Summer is definitely going to be different both for Mauritians and expats this year. Still, there are many activities you can do in your free time to get the most of the pleasant weather.
Discover Trou d'Eau Douce: Where time is just a concept
Discover Trou d'Eau Douce: Where time is ...
The Book Festival will take place in the coastal village of Trou d'Eau Douce this weekend 1st to 3rd of October. Nestled between Palmar and Beau-Champs, the small fishing village is often known as the meeting point to get to Ile aux Cerfs ... But there is more to Trou d'Eau Douce than just being a stopover.
Odysseo: A love affair with marine life
Odysseo: A love affair with marine life
If you are passionate about marine flora and fauna, living on an island is probably the best decision you have ever taken, but living in Mauritius is even better! The island is now home to the first oceanarium in the Indian Ocean. Officially open since early September, Odysseo is a real adventure in the region's biodiversity without even having you get wet.
Thrill seekers: Activities that might interest you in Mauritius
Thrill seekers: Activities that might ...
Suspension bridge, parachuting, paragliding, canyoning... Expat.com offers a list of activities that might interest you if you are looking for an adrenaline rush.
Explore: Black River National Park
Explore: Black River National Park
A dip in cool water? A tough track for an early morning trail? A little picnic in a beautiful natural spot? Or just a nap in a clearing in the middle of the forest? You will find everything you need at the Black River Gorges National Park. We take you on a tour.
Artist expat Lynn Smith loves her life in Mauritius
Artist expat Lynn Smith loves her life in ...
In 2010, Lynn Smith visited her son who was working in Mauritius. She was so smitten that a year later, she moved to the island for good. Here's what the expat artist has to say about her new home.
“Kras an ler, tom lor nene” : Mauritian expression we are inviting you to discover this week
“Kras an ler, tom lor nene” : Mauritian ...
Have you ever heard the creole expression “Kras an ler, tom lor nene”? Here is what it means.
Flic-en-Flac like you’ve never seen it before!
Flic-en-Flac like you’ve never seen it ...
So you think you've seen all of Flic-en-Flac? Yes, Flic-en-Flac is one of the largest beaches in Mauritius and you can't possibly enjoy every bit of its beach in just one day. But even if you have already done all of that, what if we tell you there's more to Flic-en-Flac than just the beach? Follow us to Flic-en-Flac!
The popular ANONYM
The popular ANONYM
This week, we're taking you on a music trip! They are called the Anonym (Editor's note Anonym: Anonymous) but believe us when we say they are nothing short of popular. This band of seven young men have just launched a new song. Let's take a tour on the Anonym side.
Expat Nicola tells us about her favorite cultural experiences in Mauritius
Expat Nicola tells us about her favorite ...
Have you ever attended a Hindu festival, perhaps a church for Easter celebrations? Or maybe even the Muslim festival of Eid? Mauritius is a melting pot of lots of different traditions, religions, music and culture. Perhaps while you are living on the island you may like to experience the rich diversity Mauritius and its people have to offer. Expat Nicola tells you about her favorite ways to experience Mauritian culture.
Creole expression: ‘Lalang aplodi’
Creole expression: ‘Lalang aplodi’
The Expat Mag Mauritius is back with its creole expressions to help you blend in. This week, we are looking at the expression ‘Lalang aplodi'.
Best spots for spiritual expats
Best spots for spiritual expats
Often as an expat in Mauritius, researching and finding different ways to stay inspired can be challenging so let's look at some tried and tested activities to keep you inspired and motivated on your journey here.
Mountains to conquer while beaches are closed
Mountains to conquer while beaches are closed
With beaches closed, you might be wondering how to keep busy and keep exploring the island during your weekends. How about seeing the island from above? We're talking… hiking! Here are Mauritius' most iconic mountains.
Running spots to enjoy the country during this lockdown
Running spots to enjoy the country during ...
Gyms are closed and you might be growing a bit tired of indoor workouts. So why not use this opportunity to discover some nice outdoor areas where you can exercise? Here are a few jogging or walking spots you can try.
Zulu, singing Mauritius
Zulu, singing Mauritius
La Métisse, Betty Blues, Mahébourg or Pima Ruz… These are songs by Zulu, an artist who is no longer presented on the local scene. But also international. Since his debut in 2008, the singer's albums and public performance has undoubtedly made him a not-to-miss artist.
How to meet people in this period of easing of lockdown?
How to meet people in this period of easing ...
The pandemic is not an ideal time to settle in Mauritius. No open bars, no group activities and no beach trips. But if you've just arrived in Mauritius and are feeling down, here are some tips on making new friends.
Celebrating jazz in Mauritius with Mama Jaz
Celebrating jazz in Mauritius with Mama Jaz
Today ends the sixth edition of the Mama Jaz festival with a big concert and surprises on the festival's website. The aim of the festival is to celebrate jazz music. Last year and this year, the festival has happened online. Here's what you should know about Mama Jaz.
Very Mauritian hobbies to pick up during this lockdown
Very Mauritian hobbies to pick up during ...
Week 5 of lockdown. And it must be starting to feel very boring. Are you running out of ways to keep yourselves busy? Let's have a look at how to make the best of this lockdown Mauritian-style!