The Best Viewpoints in Mauritius
Mauritius is home to some seriously impressive, breathtaking views and there are few things finer than arriving in a new destination and stumbling upon a jaw-dropping view.
If you’re visiting Mauritius soon, take the opportunity to breathe in your surroundings from one of the recommended viewpoints and you’ll soon understand why Mauritius is known as the paradise of the Indian Ocean.
Discover the Best Viewpoints in Mauritius:
Ebony Forest Reserve Chamarel
Situated in the village of Chamarel, the Ebony Forest is a nature reserve home to rare endemic birds. It offers spectacular views over the south coast of Mauritius and has several hiking trails perfect for the whole family.
Sublime Point can be reached by either hop on a jeep or take the Ridgeline Trail. Mauritius Paradise Flycatchers can be spotted as you pass through their territory and these inquisitive birds join you on your walk. If you only have time for one walk, we recommend the Ridgeline Trail. It is 1.1 km long and takes about 30 minutes from the Flycatcher Forest to Sublime Point.
Hiking along the Ridgeline trail offers scenic views over the turquoise ocean and Ile aux Benitiers before ending at the Sublime viewpoint. If you continue to Piton Canot peak, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning 360-degree view over Le Morne Brabant, Tourelle du Tamarin, Black River Gorges and more.
You can visit Ebony Forest and See the viewpoint by booking any of these 2 trips:
Le Chamarel Restaurant Viewpoint Deck
If you’re a foodie, there’s no denying that you’ll like Le Chamarel Restaurant in Mauritius, offering panoramic views over the ocean.
When looking for the perfect place for a special lunch or dinner, the surroundings can be just as important as the food.
If you are planning for a perfect escape to have a romantic dinner with your loved one or you are looking to enjoy some activities in Mauritius, then you must surely check out Le Chamarel restaurant which offers a unique bird’s-eye view, mountainous landscape and the captivating coastline of the ocean.
Le Morne Brabant Viewpoint
If you are heading to Mauritius in search of its sublime and natural wonders or to better understand its past, then one breathtaking site you will absolutely have to visit is the majestic Le Morne Brabant, in Le Morne which is the iconic mountain located on the southwestern tip of the island
Le Morne Brabant offers one of the most iconic hikes on the island and from the peak there are stunning 360 views over the hills, forests and beaches of Mauritius, and also the famous underwater waterfall.
While it’s only approximately 556m above sea level, the 7km hike up the mountain usually takes 3-4 hours and it's truly worth doing but it does require some degree of fitness and experience as it’s quite a bit more challenging than you may think by just looking at it. If you do venture up there, be sure to take your camera with you as the views are absolutely magnificent.
The stunning Machabée Viewpoint is in the heart of the Black River Gorges National Park, where some of the best trails meet, all of which offer captivating views of the forested mountain landscape
The Macchabee viewpoint can be reached by following the 10km long Macchabee trail which climbs from Black River visitor centre to Petrin information centre, and marks the highest point of the park. From here, the far-reaching views often include sightings of white-tailed tropicbirds, various dove species, and sometimes the rare pink pigeon. The Macchabée Trail provides a quick and easy hike through this wild region of pitching hills and thick forest and offers a moderate hike of about 3 hours.
Le Pouce Mountain Viewpoint
Situated in the central region of Mauritius, Le Pouce is the third tallest mountain in Mauritius standing at a height of 812 meters.
The mountain is shaped like a thumb, hence the name Le Pouce. This is one of the easiest hikes to do in Mauritius and those who climb to the summit are rewarded with a breathtaking 360-degree view of the whole island.
From one side, you can see the capital city of Port Louis with its high-rise buildings while the other boasts incredible views over the neighboring mountains flanked by sugarcane fields.
Hiking to Le Pouce Mountain is without a doubt one of the top attractions in Mauritius since the trail is easy to follow and doesn’t require too much strength except towards the “Thumb” part on the top.
You can book a half day hike at Le Pouce mountain via the link below
Hiking Trip - Pouce Mountain - Half Day
The Chamarel waterfall Viewpoint
One of the highest waterfalls in Mauritius can be found in the village of Chamarel which also boasts some of Mauritius’ most scenic views.
Chamarel waterfall is a massive waterfall that plunges from a height of nearly 100 meters. It’s sometimes split into two or three depending on the time of the year.
There are two viewing platforms from which you can see the waterfall. The first one is located on the left side of the parking lot and the other is found upstairs opposite the first viewpoint.
For avid hikers, you can even hike down to the waterfall and you can book the hiking trip via the link below
Chamarel Waterfall - Hiking Trip
The Varange Sur Morne Restaurant Viewpoint
Varangue sur Morne restaurant is located in the heart of Piton de la petite rivière noire forest surrounded by a spectacular view with mountains.
The restaurant boasts of colonial architecture and rustic décor along with a large veranda offering beautiful views of Le Morne and Baie du Cap.
The restaurant provides authentic recipes from the Mauritian multicultural population and mixing with the French cuisine secrets which transforms the meal into a unique experience.
When visiting the restaurant, you get to dine while seeing a big part of the Black River Nature reserve, as well as have an amazing panoramic view of the Black River mountain range, forests, and nature, leading all the way from Chamarel to Le Morne and even to the west coastline. Really a perfect view for a great delicious meal.
La Citadelle (Fort Adelaide) Urban Viewpoint
Citadel Fort Adelaide also known as La Citadelle of Port-Louis is perched on the hill of Port-Louis, a silent sentry watches over the capital of Mauritius, La Citadelle is also known as Le Fort Adelaïde.
La Citadelle is an essential stop for many tourists visiting Port Louis. The 360-degree view of the capital, from the Caudan to the city center, passing through the outskirts, allows you to admire the city’s isolation in the mountain range that surrounds it.
You can visit La Citadelle by booking our Mauritius North Tour via the link below
Mauritius North Tour (Private Tour)
The Pieter Both Mountain Viewpoint
Pieter Both is the most iconic mountain in Mauritius and the second highest after Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire. It is one of the most famed emblematic places in Mauritius and its majestic beauty is often depicted on Mauritius postcards.
The Pieter Both mountain attracts thousands of nature lovers, both for hiking adventures and its breathtaking views.
The views from the top are breathtaking! you will be able to see a large part of Mauritius: the islands off the northern coast, the wind farm at Plaine des Roches, Midlands and Bagatelle Dams, Les Salines in Port Louis and other mountains like Corps de Garde, Piton du Milieu, Le Pouce, Trois Mamelles or Rempart.
From mildly difficult to very challenging, the trip to the mountain is open to different types of hikers. Whether amateur or professional, it is recommended to hike equipped with helmets, ropes and harnesses.
The hike to the top lasts on average 4-5 hours and it is recommended to wear sturdy, comfortable walking shoes, bring water to stay hydrated and some snacks. If you have sun-sensitive skin, don’t forget your hat and sunscreen.
Maconde Peak Viewpoint
Maconde is located on the southwest tip of Mauritius and you’ll be in for a treat if you like cliffs or bird’s eye view of the ocean. This little rocky cliff between Le Morne and Baie du Cap is set on a hairpin bend on the coastal road and is known for its picturesque landscapes and incredible seascapes.
The viewpoint can be reached by climbing a few narrow steps to a platform where you’ll be amazed by one of the most splendid views on the island.
You can visit Maconde Peak by booking our Mauritius South West Tour via the link below :
Mauritius South West Tour (Classic Private Tour)
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