Top things to do in Central Plateau

Top Choice Historic Building in Moka

Eureka

If you're only going to visit one attraction related to Mauritius' rich colonial history, choose Eureka. This perfectly preserved Creole mansion was built in the 1830s and today it's a museum and veritable time mach…
Top Choice Mauritian in Moka

Escale Créole

Around 1km from Eureka, off Rte Bois Cheri, and well signposted all along the main road through Moka, this charming garden table d'hôte (privately hosted meal) serves up Mauritian specialities such as homemade Creol…
Top Choice Mauritian in Moka

Eureka Table d'Hôte

Even if you don't stay overnight, to deepen your Eureka experience we recommend planning your visit around noon to enjoy a relaxing repast at the in-house table d'hôte. Sample an assortment of Mauritian classics lik…
Mauritian in Central Plateau

La Clef des Champs

If you're in the neighbourhood, we highly recommend seeking out La Clef des Champs, the table d'hôte – and pet project – of Jacqueline Dalais, chef to the stars. Known for her impressive library of self-created reci…
Volcano in Curepipe

Trou aux Cerfs

About 1km west of central Curepipe, the Trou aux Cerfs is a dormant-volcanic crater some 100m deep and 1km in circumference. The bowl is heavily wooded and from the road around the rim – a favourite spot for joggers…
Amusement Park in Pailles

Domaine Les Pailles

The strange sugar-estate theme park of Domaine Les Pailles has been transformed into a cultural and heritage centre. Attractions include rides in horse-drawn carriages, a miniature railway, a working replica of a tr…
Historic Building in Curepipe

Domaine des Aubineaux

The manor house of the Domaine des Aubineaux was built in 1872 in a classic colonial style; in 1889 it was the first residence on the island to be outfitted with electricity. The plantation was transformed into a mu…
Architecture in Curepipe

Hôtel de Ville

Overlooking a small park in the centre of Curepipe, the Hôtel de Ville is one of Mauritius' best surviving structures from its colonial era. Notice the gable windows, veranda and decorative wooden friezes known as d…
Gardens in Curepipe

Botanical Gardens

The well-kept gardens of Curepipe were created in 1870 to foster foliage that thrived in cooler weather – the grounds in Pamplemousses proved far too sweltering for certain species. It's not as spectacular as Pample…
Mauritian in Curepipe

La Potinière

Curepipe's most obviously upmarket restaurant hides in an unassuming concrete block, but inside all is starched linen and gleaming tableware. The menu features a selection of quintessential Mauritian eats: hearts of…