Tourism in Mauritius

A small country indeed, but Mauritius possesses unique appeals enabling it to attract the world’s attention, covering a stunning setting of natural beauty, multi-ethnic and cultural diversity, laid-back tropical atmosphere, and a touch of antiquity combined with a hectic scene of diverse markets and tourism facilities, making it perfect for a never-ending exploration.

Mauritius’ natural attraction, firsthand, can be found in Black River Gorges, a park preserving the country’s remaining native forests with a magnificent landscape, and Ile aux Aigrettes, an island conserving endangered species including some of the world’s rarest birds. For more local experiences, tourist can always visit some of Mauritius’ tourism villages such as Eureka, an old Creole residence displaying colonial house and local attraction, the Triolet Shivala that owns the country’s most popular Hindu temple called the Maheswarnath, and Mahebourge, a fishing village providing chance to directly involve in the local’s activities. The country is also home to some historic sites like Balaclava Ruins from the 17th century, located near Maritim Hotel, and Dutch Ruins, the oldest settlement in the country preserving some historical records from the colonial time.

Enough with the exploration of nature and antiquity, tourists can always count on the availability of the Flacq Market that hosts the country’s largest open air colorful market, L’Aventure du Sucre that provides a brief tour through modern exhibitions, boutiques and restaurants serving Mauritian cuisine and Grand Bay which is a shopping and leisure paradise. Never the least to mention, the country is blessed with beautiful coastal panoramas and watery attraction such as Grand Bassin, a stunning lake displaying fabolous view, Blue Bay known for its blue water contrasting with its white sand, the Waterpark Leisure Village and Ile aux Cerf facilitating various watery sport and entertainments.

Why Invest in Short Term Rental in Mauritius

Blessed with natural beauty and cultural diversity, Mauritius currently has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and a series of world-class tourism facilities triggering a stable flow of international visitors every year. A simple short-term property rental service like AirBnb in such a country is considered to be a never-lose business in which there is so little risk and much to gain.

Transforming your property into an accommodation service could be a convenient way to earn extra money or even a stable income especially if your property is located near any major attraction of the country. Furthermore, it could be an alternative to maintain your property’s wellness in the case that you don’t occupy it yourself.

The tourism sector is the fourth biggest contributor to the Mauritian economy. Tourist arrivals in 2019 were maintained at about 1,4 millions which is 3,6 % higher from the previous year. The number certainly hints at a big opportunity in the tourism sector especially accommodation service since tourists will always need a place to stay while exploring the country. If you want to join the business but are not familiar with AirBnb service yet, Bnb Way can help you find the best AirBnb management company for your property as well as connect you to all the components you need in the sector.

Popular Sightseeing | Sights to Visit in Mauritius

Grand Bassin — A high mountain lake, roughly 1800 feet above sea level, with a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, popular spot for Hindu pilgrimage.

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens — World-class botanical gardens preserving rare floras, featuring a stunning pond filled with Victoria amazonica water lilies.

Pointe d’Esny and Blue Bay — Popular coastline spots facilitating various water sports and entertainments.

Black River Gorges National Park — Wide range of protected terrene conserving 300 species of flowering plants, the famous and endangered pink pigeon, giant fruit bats, and many more. 

Tourism Growth Graph in Mauritius

Mauritius Tourist Arrivals 2010-2018 ( Credit: Tradingeconomics)

The number of tourist arrivals in Mauritius, for the last few years, seems to increase quite stably in a seasonal wave reaching its peak in the middle of the year around June and July. The number is expected to keep rising at the same pace as air travel is getting more accessible and affordable around the world.

FACTS about Mauritius

Mauritius was the only known habitat of Dodo, the long-extinct flightless bird endemic to the country.

While the people speak English, French and a Creole, Mauritius has no official language.

Mauritius is the only African country with a Hindu majority

Mauritius was first discovered by Arab and Malay sailors long before the colonial time.