Top things to do in The North

Top Choice Gardens in Pamplemousses

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens

After London's Kew Gardens, the SSR Gardens is one of the world's best botanical gardens. It's among the most popular tourist attractions in Mauritius and easily reached from almost anywhere on the island. Labelling…
Top Choice Mauritian in Grand Baie

Domaine

'Domaine' is the answer every local offers when travellers ask where to go to savour some Mauritian home cookin'. The best dishes are those starred on the menu as local specialities – offerings such as ourite safran…
Top Choice Mauritian in Grand Baie

Boulette Ti Kouloir

Off Royal Rd, this is one of Grand Baie's best places for street food. As the name suggests, this microscopic place really is just a ti couloir (li'l hallway), where Yvonne and friends cook up boulettes (small steam…
Top Choice Historic Building in Pamplemousses

Château Labourdonnais

One of the loveliest examples of colonial architecture on the island, restored Château Labourdonnais was completed in 1859. Built in teak and sporting an Italian neoclassical style, the perfectly proportioned chatea…
Top Choice Seafood in Cap Malheureux

Amigo

Everyone adores this friendly joint tucked behind Cape Malheureux township near the sugar cane farms. The writing's on the wall (literally): contented customers have left myriad messages of love and affection on eve…
Top Choice Mauritian in Pamplemousses

Chez Tante Athalie

The best-known table d'hôte in the area, open-sided Chez Tante Athalie offers fresh, simple, wonderful Creole tastes overlooking a garden filled with vintage cars. There's an oasis-like feel to the place. From the e…
Top Choice Chinese in Trou Aux Biches & Mont Choisy

Chez Meung

Join the queue and watch a master reap the whirlwind. Every lunchtime, Meung cooks and serves up some of the simplest and best Chinese food on the island. You put your own meal together by pointing to the pots you w…
Top Choice International in Trou Aux Biches & Mont Choisy

Café International - The Flame Grill

This popular South African–run spot serves up an excellent assortment of dishes from around the world. Burgers here come in many forms with the quality of the meat paramount, but the highlights are the ribs and Sout…
Top Choice Mauritian in Grand Baie

Sauterelle

Rising above the Sunset Boulevard shopping precinct, this oasis of sophistication is a fine choice. Dishes range far and wide, and might include roasted red snapper fillet with grapefruit-and-rosemary sauce and praw…
Top Choice Thai in Pereybère

Wang Thai

Long the best restaurant in town and a pioneer of authentic Thai food in Mauritius, Wang Thai is a sophisticated, airy place with Buddha statues and raw silks setting the scene for surprisingly affordable cuisine. T…