6. Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

This is undoubtedly one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius. Created over 300 years ago by the famous French botanist Pierre Poivre, the garden is the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere and boasts a plethora of indigenous plants.

See if you can spot Pierre Poivre’s statue in the gardens. Count yourself extremely fortunate if you happen to see the Talipot Palm, which blooms once every 30 to 80 years! There are also giant tortoises, Java Deer, and the spectacular water lilies. Take a break under one the many gazebos throughout the place and enjoy the tranquillity and charm of this beautiful and unique Pamplemousses botanical garden.