March 12 will see Mauritius celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence from Britain.
This Golden Jubilee is a historic moment, which will be marked with ceremonies, live music and performances on the island throughout the year.
With so many national events and activities, we’ve put together our guide of things to do and see when visiting this island in the Indian Ocean.
So from trying rum shots to going on a sunset cruise, here are 30 things to get you started:
1. Go for a hike around Tamarind Falls
The best way to fully experience Mauritius’ rich natural habitat is to go on a hike.
The Tamarind Falls (or Seven Cascades) is the one of Mauritius’s canyons and is not to be missed.
Located in south-west Mauritius, it is an amazing combination of 11 waterfalls, mountains, rivers, forests and lush green vegetation.
Book a hiking tour with Vertical World who can help get you to Mauritius’ hard-to-reach natural areas.
2. Go sea karting
Mauritius is the only place in the world where you’ll find a sea kart tour.