The Touristic North
The North of the island consists of a plain which reaches out from the towering ramparts of the Moka range. The most beautiful mountains of the island are clustered there in an array of finely chiseled outcrops. The most particular one among them all is by far the Pieter Both, a graceful peak capped by its ball in equilibrium.

Home to the first French settlers, it still holds witness to that era through its beautiful vestiges: the Pamplemousses garden, a giant nursery set up by the first planters, the Labourdonnais castle-museum and immense sugar cane fields spotted by ancient sugar factory chimneys.

The Northern Coast is an almost uninterrupted succession of dream beaches: Mont Choisy, Trou aux Biches, Cap Malheureux and Grand Gaube. As a highly touristic zone, it boasts of a string of hotels and palaces of international renown and modern commercial centres: Sunset Boulevard and La Croisette.

A stay in the North could also be an open-sea cruise to three islands out of this world, chopped from mainland Mauritius during the chaotic geological times. The closest one, the Coin de Mire will give you the impression of a great submerged mountain poking its head out.