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Sightseeing in Grand Baie - what to see. Complete travel guide

Grande Baie Grand Baie is a unique resort destination that is located in the northern part of Mauritius. This place attracts tourists from all over the world by its beautiful nature, amazing sunrises and sunsets, high quality service and fantastic level of accommodations. This is a city where many young couples want to spend their honeymoon. Convenient location of the city helped to turn it from a poor fishing village into a large touristic resort.
Speaking about gastronomic features of the city, we should first highlight the abundance of exotic fruits and seafood forming the basis of the national cuisine. In colorful food markets, … Open
The government of Mauritius makes everything to organize here a luxurious international resort and keep its prestige on a high level. In the center of the city are gathered numerous small cafes and restaurants that are famous for their exotic cuisine that combines the elements of French, Chinese, Indian and Creole food traditions (the most famous restaurants of Grand Baie are “La Tongur” and “Don Kamillo”). You will also find multiple shops selling various goods there.
Grand Baie cost is a truly amazing view – only here you will find large number of beaches with gold sand and emerald-green sea water. Tourists are traditionally offered to attend excursions to National Park, the Park of Birds, the local botanical garden and “Black River Canyon”. You can also make an underwater observation of cays and caves, and even walk on the sea bottom by your feet. If you have a desire and will to pay a little bit to local guides, you can participate in scuba diving on the territory of national parks on neighbor islands Gabriel and Flat. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The culture and character of the locals are very peculiar and have a lot of unique features. Thus, in the daytime on the city streets, you can see passers-by wearing bright beach clothes. … Open
Travelers wishing to get acquainted with the culture of locals, in the evening, should go to the beach Pointe-Aux-Canonniers. In the afternoon, it practically does not stand out among other beaches. This part of the coast is very much loved by fans of water entertainment. In the evening, the sandy beach turns into a real cultural center in the open air. There are very interesting theatrical performances. Local dancers and artists dress in traditional costumes. An integral part of the performances is playing on local musical instruments.
Grande Baie There are several interesting old temples on the island. The most original among them is Tamil Surya Oudaya Sangam Temple. This Buddhist temple is remarkable for the unique design of its facade, which is literally painted in all colors of the rainbow. The facade is adorned with artful painting and miniature figurines, which you can watch for hours. The interior decoration of the temple is also very bright. Its walls are decorated with traditional paintings with Buddhist motives. Also, here you can see many interesting religious artifacts.
In addition to magnificent beaches, Grand Baie boasts an abundance of unique attractions, which would be of interest to any traveler. An interesting cultural institution is the Museum of … Open
A special attraction, where you can fully experience the national flavor, is the market Grand Baie Bazar. This is the largest and most colorful shopping complex on the island, along which you can stroll in search of new beach clothes, hats, popular national delicacies, exotic fruits and spices. On the territory of this shopping complex, there are several attractive national restaurants with very affordable prices. Fans of gambling should definitely visit the Senator Casino, which is considered one of the most prestigious vacation spots on the island. In this beautiful casino, visitors are presented with a large selection of gaming tables. There is also a cozy bar where you can taste elite alcoholic drinks and refreshing cocktails.
Shiv Kalyannath Mandir When planning a cultural program for the iconic places of the island, it is worth visiting the beautiful Ronaq-Ul-Islam Sunnee Mosque. This mosque impresses with its size and harmonious appearance. Its walls are painted white, and the special elegance of the architectural complex is attached to the high turrets. A beautiful square with exotic plants and other landscape decorations is framed around the mosque.
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♥   National Park 'Black River Gorges' , 48.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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The total height of the complex is about 300 meters which allows them to be among the highest waterfalls in the world. The area around the waterfalls never stands empty. Excursion groups come here every day and many tourists spend days in these spectacular places. All hiking excursions under the experienced guidance of the locals are also offered to the visitors. So that a walk to the waterfalls will be even more interesting and enriching. … Read further

Sightseeing in Mauritius: things to see

Besides beautiful nature, the island of Mauritius attracts guests with its fascinating architectural landmarks and great choice of entertainment to fit any taste. Several important landmarks are located in the capital of the island, the city of Port Louis. There is a beautiful building of Government House, and one of local medieval houses has been turned into the Museum of Natural History. Racing has become a very popular entertainment on weekends. The event traditionally takes place on Champ de Mars. … Open
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