Planning a Trip to The South and South-East

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Overview

While the south end of Mauritius is an ideal place for vacation, the south-east end hides the magnificent beauty yet to be discovered. The lush wild and bio-diverse region of southeast coast features immense beauty of the beaches, the hidden lagoon and the town preserving the history. Nature brings up the untouched beauty of Mauritius here with the rugged coastlines and the laid back town. Vacation in Mauritius can be both adventurous and a leisurely break where you can enjoy the unspoiled beauty and the wilderness. There are waterfalls and the forts, the villages and the towns, the ports and some of the spectacular viewpoints to discover the hidden gems of Mauritius. The beaches here are calm and serene to add on a soothing touch to the vacation, while the water games and fishing can boost up the thrill you need for the holidays. Moving ahead, the south-eastern region of Mauritius tour is ideally the best place where you can plan a day tour with an excursion to the famous tourist attraction nestled there. The Mahebourg town, the Rochester Falls, Vieux Grand Port and Dutch fort are some of the sites you must not miss during the vacation in Mauritius. The national parks and sanctuaries with wilds preserved there to offer another site that can be included in the tour. The captivating beauty and the stunning landscape, everything makes Mauritius the ideal place for a leisurely vacation.

Places To visit In The South and South-East

Mahebourg

Lying at the shores of Grand Port, the Mahebourg is a laid back town of Mauritius known for its slave market during the French administration era. The town preserves the history from 1804 engraved in the stones with all the victories and emotion reacted to the phase. Today this is the main fishing village and an attraction for tourist in Mauritius.

Pointe Canon

In the town of Mahebourg, Point Canon is an excellent attraction that is not to be missed during the vacation in Mauritius. Grab your camera and head out for exploring the Lion Mountain and the picturesque Grand Port mountain range. Don’t miss out the concerts organized there to celebrate the abolition of slavery on the 1stof of February.

The Battery of Devil's Point

Enjoy the spectacular view of the bay of Grand Port from the Devil’s Point that is a beautiful spot to stop on the way between Flacq and Mahebourg. It was basically constructed to fight the British enemy. There are remains of the cannons and the fortifications still can be seen here.

Baie du Cap Road

A stopover is found in the bend of Macondé that offers a beautiful serene view of the southern coastline and the sea. The rocky outcrop is there from where you can enjoy the scenic view and choose to walk on the Baie du Cap beach. The road itself is an attraction taking you through villages and the sugar cane fields, from the South-West end of Mauritius to the South-East of Mauritius.

Vallée de Ferney

With vegetation of some 400 old endemic species of flora in the dense forest, the Vallee de Ferry is the best attraction in Mauritius towards the southeastern end. Here the natural settings preserve the endangered raptors and fascinating wilderness that is must to be explored. You can enjoy a hiking tour with your guide while spotting the endangered wild kestrels.

Frederik Hendrik Museum & Vieux Grand Port Historic Site

The south-east of Mauritius houses the historical site with the Frederik Hendrik fort at Vieux Grand Port. The adjacent region of the site includes the ruins of Old Dutch church with some remaining left by the Dutch-French occupants. There are prisons, dispensary and clay pipes with wine bottles etc left there.

Best Time To Visit The South and South-East

Mauritius with the South-east Island is best to be explored during the cool and dry season. The sunny days and the dry climate make the temperature perfect to roam around the beaches and explore the blue seas. May to December is referred to as the best time to visit Mauritius with sunny days and mild weather. With a tropical climate, the destination can be explored at any time of the year except the rainy season due to the risk of cyclones and strong winds. Make sure not to plan the tour from December to march, rest, even the summers can be ideal with a bit hotter and humid days. The great weather calls for the best period for Mauritius tour but these seasons can be bit crowded from the month of April to October.

Things To Do In The South and South-East

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Historic Tour

The south-east tour of Mauritius reserves the political history from the era of Dutch and French. There are attractions like Vieux Grand Port and the National History Museum where you can discover the ruins and remains of three colonial periods of Mauritius. The Naval Museum has a wide collection of memoirs of the French colonial empire and the replica from the ancillary used in the historical battle.

The Beach Tours

Beaches are not to be missed during the south-east Mauritius tour. From the Blue bay beach to the Gris Gris the list continues with the spectacular beauty and the rich biodiversity. Explore the marine world and the colony of corals while adding on adventure and leisure break.

Shopping

The town of Mahebourg is an ideal spot to shop the vacation souvenir while you are on holiday to Mauritius. The locals’ art and paintings, handicrafts, there is a lot to be taken back home as a gift for friends and family. You can find some amazing traditional and authentic accessories only at Mahebourg.

The Food Trails

Enjoy the vacation in Mauritius with the tempting and authentic cuisines that define the real taste of Mauritius. The Pyramid snack and Chez François are the best-picked eateries where you can enjoy the snack break and get a full appetizing meal for a family lunch or dinner.

How to Reach The South and South-East

The southern tip of Mauritius beholds an amazing island that is nature bliss and an enchanting destination to explore.

Via air- Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport is the nearest airport opening the gateway to enter the South Island of Mauritius. The airport lies at Port Louis, at a distance of 50 km from the city centre.

Via land- Get in at Mauritius, and the South Island is a small island that can be easily explored on land by hiring a bike, car rentals and cab. 

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