An Ecotourism experience in the North

An Ecotourism experience in the North

By Lisa Vial

The North of Mauritius is mainly known for its magnificent white sandy beaches and luxury hotels. But did you know that this region of the island, dressed in green and perfumed with floral fragrances, is home to various other treasures? Whether you are a resident of Mauritius or a temporary visitor, discover the evergreen areas of the North, and give ecotourism a go.

Ecotourism, renowned for its sustainable virtues, consists in discovering Nature in the broadest sense: gardens, rural areas, ecosystems, nature reserves or green spaces. So, where to practice it?

Jardin des Pamplemousses

Created in the 18th century, the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden has never ceased to seduce its visitors. From the top of its 37 hectares of greenery, discover a multitude of species: plants, trees and flowers with bewitching scents, also inhabited by small animals that will probably cross your path. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam's garden is home to endemic plants from Mauritius, but also to many other exotic jewels from all over the world.

The Domaine de Labourdonnais Gardens

The Domaine de Labourdonnais combines the useful with the pleasant. Stroll through sublime gardens and discover magnificent fruit trees and tropical flowers... Fruit pastes, juices, marmalades and compotes, all of these products come from local agriculture and promise you a tasty experience. Before leaving, do not forget to stop by the chateau's nursery.  

Nature lovers will also appreciate hikes and major trail events within the Island’s exceptional scenery. Looking for an original outing? A memorable ride on an electric bike will, without a doubt, do the trick. 

If you fall under the spell of the North’s natural charm, this contemporary 3-bedroom apartment, located in Bon Espoir, will allow you to enjoy this region’s splendid views from the rooftop's overflow swimming pool.

Contact BARNES Grand Baie for more information.

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