Rhumerie de Chamarel (Suggested Excursion)
In the south-west of Mauritius, in the heart of a fertile valley, lies the Rhumerie de Chamarel. Situated in the Coloured Earths of Chamarel, one of Mauritius’ most popular attractions, the road to the Rhumerie is lined with sugar plantations, growing side by side with pineapples. It is a sight to behold and a feast for the senses.
Steeped in authenticity, the Rhumerie offers guests a guided tour of the distillery and rum tasting. Don’t forget to visit L’Alchimiste restaurant for a delicious traditional meal. Then visit the stunning natural phenomenon of the Seven Colored Earth at Charmarel.
Today, you might like to indulge in some retail therapy:
Since the country was declared a duty free destination, Mauritius has become one of the world’s most coveted shopping attractions. Luxury goods, designer clothing, cameras and electronics – shopping up a storm is much more fun at duty free prices!
The Grand Bazaar in Grand Bay. Choose from row upon row of casual and formal clothing, beautiful linen, crafts and much more, at smile-worthy prices.
Floreal Square houses a Textile Museum and a café. Twelve factory and duty free shops will ensure you’re spoilt for choice of adult and children’s wear, homeware, silk, jewellery, handmade carpets and fine food.
The Mauritius Glass Gallery in Pont Fer Phoenix. So much more than a shopping hub, here you can watch as skilled craftsmen bring recycled glass back to life using traditional techniques.
Caudan Waterfront. A modern precinct known for its designer shops and duty free jewellery but also for its cosmopolitan craft market, covering two floors of spices, souvenirs, basketry and craftsmen at work.
Gallerie des Iles in Curepipe. If you appreciate culture and art, this is a must.