Guest post by Tim Walker
Mauritius was created first, and then heaven. This is what Mark Twain wrote in his book. Indeed Mauritius is a very beautiful island that will surely delight even the most difficult of traveler. Once there you will have a hard time choosing among the different activities and places of interest that are available on the island. In this article I will be providing information on 5 places that you should not miss when visiting Mauritius and I hope that it will be useful when it comes to planning your travel.
The central market is located in Port Louis, the capital and is place that you should not miss. Not only will you find some local crafts- both from the main island Mauritius but also from Rodrigues. However you should be careful of local sellers as they might try to sell some items at some really high price with tourists. Try to look around first in order to see if you could find the same item at some cheaper prices.
Quatre Bornes Market
This is a place that is really recommended for people that are looking for some cheap items in Mauritius. Again you should make sure that you shop around to find the best deals if you do not want to pay a too high price. It is also advised that you keep your belongings safely if you do not want to become easy prey for some pickpockets.
The Caudan Waterfront is a shopping complex that is located in the capital Port Louis. There you will find shops, restaurants and cinemas in order to provide you with some entertainment opportunities. Indeed this is the sole place where you can experience some nightlife activities in Port Louis. For those that are more into gambling and playing, there is also a casino available at the Caudan Waterfront.
Black River Gorges
This is a place that will really suit those that are more into hiking. There are different tracks that will suit people with different abilities. Some tracks may demand that you have a guide while some other tracks are clearly marked and should not be difficult to attempt on your own. Be sure that you take precautions though especially against mosquitoes if you do not want to be tattooed?
Trou aux Cerfz
This is actually the crater of an ancient volcano that offers some really great scenery. This is a place that you should not miss if you are really fond of nature and nice landscapes. Located in the center of the island, in the town of Curepipe, this is definitely a place that you should not miss if you are going to visit the central part of the island.
There are more places that you could visit on the island but the ones shown are rarely shown in tourist brochure and should be really interesting to consider if you want to try something new when visiting the island.
Tim is a contributor for the site Kefalonia where you can get more information on holidays and also Skala hotels.