The lack of an official religion in this country just underlines the diversity of the people who live here. As a result, most festivals from across the world are celebrated here. The cuisine of Mauritius also reflects this diversity and is a blend of Creole, Chinese, European, and Indian influences.
Grand Baie La Croisette
Considered the best shopping mall in Mauritius, it also houses a multiplex. Major global brands such as Chanel, Mango, and Adidas have a presence at this tax free establishment. There is an open air esplanade with walkways, cafes, and restaurants.
Timings: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm (Mon-Thu); 9.30 am to 8.30 pm (Fri-Sat); 9.30 am – 4 pm (Sun)
Mauritius Glass Gallery Ltd.
A great place for purchasing handmade glass items, the Gallery also has a ‘hands’ museum. The glass products here are crafted from recycled glass bottles. There is also a glass-making workshop where visitors can see how glass creations are made.
Timings: 8 am to 5 pm (Mon-Fri); 8 am –noon (Sat)
3A The Excellence of Art
This contemporary art gallery is a storehouse of beautiful paintings, sculptures, and photographs by people from all walks of life. This excellent collection of art in Mauritius makes it a must visit for collectors and art lovers alike.
Timings: 10 am to 4 pm (Mon-Fri). Appointments can be made for visits outside of these times.
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A trip to Mauritius cannot be termed complete until you have enjoyed a Sega dance show. Many hotels and resorts have the dance shows and you could pick up a few steps along the way!
Timings: Will differ based on the venue and checking in advance is recommended.
Mauritius has a distinctive cuisine owing to the various influences that have crept in over the years. From street food in Mauritius to fine dining, there is a lot of sampling to be done. Most tour companies offer these tours to enable visitors to experience the culture in Mauritius.
Timings: You can choose the duration since tours can range from half day to 7-days
Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum
This was the first tea plantation in Mauritius and was established in 1892. A factory tour will acquaint you with the process of tea-making as well as the different types of tea available. A trip to the tea museum and some tea tasting completes the visit which is prominent among the culture tours in Mauritius.
Timings: 8.30 am to 4 pm (Mon-Sat)
These are just a few examples of Mauritius culture that you can experience on your holiday. For sure, you will never complain of boredom during the days spent on this island which is big on experiences!