Mauritius offers a multitude of activities to have a lot of fun and entertainments. You may choose between watersports and land sports or other activities like bird watching, shopping, enjoying a massage at your private villa or simply relax on one of the white sand beaches.
• Nightlife - Besides the active nightlife around the larger hotels, the most restaurants, bars and discos are in the north of the island, mainly in Grand Bay. Most clubs are open every night except Sundays but the real nights are only Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Many of the hotels and resorts have evening shows, including creole dancing and music.
There are several cinemas and theaters, while casinos can be found at some of the larger resort hotels as well as in downtown Port Louis.
Mauritius is truly a water enthusiasts paradise, with its many opportunities for sailing, canoeing, surfing & windsurfing, scuba diving & snorkeling, kayaking and water skiing.
• Fishing - Passionate anglers will be pleasantly surprised by the potential catches including the blue and black marlin, several types of sharks, bonita and yellowfin tuna, sailfish, wahoo, barracuda etc.
The best time for deep-sea fishing is from October to April.
• Sailing along the coasts of Mauritius, through the crystal clear and calm waters of the lagoons, is certainly an activity that should not be missed. Yachts, power boats and catamarans are available.
• Surfing - The Bay of Tamarin is said to have the perfect conditions for surfing, and the season lasts from around June to August.
• Windsurfing - There are ideal conditions for windsurfing almost everywhere in Mauritius, and many hotel resorts provide the equipment for their guests. The season lasts from around June to August.
• Scuba Diving & Snorkeling - Most of the large hotels has a dive center and the best diving sites are around Flic en Flac on the west coast. Regarding the snorkeling, almoust all major hotels can provide you with the equipment and arrange boat trips. A good place is the lagoon located near Grand Baie.
• Glass-bottomed boat tours & Underwater walks can be the alternatives to diving for those who wants to discover the marine life in the Indian Ocean.
• Kayaking and water skiing - The sheltered bays are perfect for water skiing or ocean kayaking and the equipment is available at many hotel resorts.
Golf, tennis, squash, badminton, horseback riding, biking and hiking are few of the recreational facilities available in Mauritius.
• Horseback Riding - Mont Choisy Sugar Estate, located in the north of Mauritius and Le Ranch offer horse riding activities.
• Golf - The Belle Mare Plage with its two 18-hole Championship Golf Courses is set in a 150-hectares private natural park, along the east coast of the island. Mauritius has also several 9-hole courses.
• Tennis - All major hotels have tennis and squash courts, usually free of charge for their customers.
• Biking - Bicycles for hire can be found around the Grand Baie area or can often be arranged at your hotel. For a more challenging ride you can try mountain biking.
• Hiking & Walking - Mauritius has more to offer than just white sand beaches. Hiking, trekking and mountain climbing can also be organised on request. Macchabee Forest, Le Pouce, the Black River Gorges National Park, Black River Peak, Montagne Lion and Piton Savanne are some destinations.
• Birdwatching - Mauritius has some of the rarest birds on Earth. The Mauritius Kestrel, once the world's rarest bird, the Pink Pigeon and the Echo Parakeet, to name only a few, could be found here.
• Shopping - With an incredible amount of shopping treasures that await your discovery, Mauritius can be a shopping paradise. Traditional Mauritian Arts and Crafts products, designer clothes, jewellery and textile products can be found in many shopping centres/arcades in all the towns. Best shopping places are in Port Louis, Curepipe, Quatre Bornes and Rose Hill.