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 also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mauritius and easily reached from almost anywhere on the island. Labe…
Top Choice Mauritian in Grand Baie


'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 snack joints. As the name suggests, this microscopic place really is just a ti couloir (li'l hallway), where Yvonne and friends cook up boulettes and piled-high bowls o…
Top Choice Seafood in Cap Malheureux


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 International in Trou Aux Biches & Mont Choisy

Café International

This popular South African–run spot serves up an excellent assortment of dishes from around the world. Burgers, curries, fresh fish and sandwiches are mainstays, but the highlights are the ribs and South African ste…
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…
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 Creole tastes overlooking a garden filled with vintage cars. There's an oasis-like feel to the place. From the entrance to …
Top Choice Mauritian in Trou Aux Biches & Mont Choisy

Cabanne du Pêcheur

You just don't get experiences like this if you never leave your resort. Run by Nathalie and her all-female crew, this seaside kiosk serves fabulous local specialities, among them prawns or fish in red Creole sauce …
Top Choice Mauritian in Grand Baie


Rising above the Sunset Boulevard shopping precinct, this oasis of sophistication is a fine choice. Dishes range far and wide, and include roasted red-snapper fillet with grapefruit-and-rosemary sauce and prawn curr…
Top Choice Italian in Trou Aux Biches & Mont Choisy


This fabulous place in warm terracotta hues is the work of Italians Antonio and Giulia. The food includes pasta and seafood with an emphasis on fresh local produce – the menu changes regularly.