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The Le Morne peninsula is located at the base of Morne Brabant Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its coast, with soft sand and turquoise waters, offers all manner of services and facilities to its visitors. And, the natural landscapes you'll discover on this island will fascinate you to no end.

To help you enjoy an unforgettable stay, RIU Hotels & Resorts offers you the Hotel Riu Le Morne and the Hotel Riu Creole. There you'll have the best all-inclusive service, spacious facilities, a delicious gastronomic offer and fun entertainment programmes.

The scenery of Morne Brabant

The beaches of Mauritius are marvellous, and the local population makes as much use of them as the tourists. No doubt you'll want to relax on them as soon as you arrive to cool off in their waters or practise aquatic sports. We recommend you visit Le Morne, one of the loveliest beaches in the southwestern part, and La Prairie, a beach with calm waters protected by a coral reef. 

While these places are spectacular, we also suggest you visit some of the most amazing natural areas on the island. You shouldn't miss the Seven Coloured Earth, a landscape unique in the world that consists of dunes formed by layers of sand of different colours; Black River Gorges National Park, a virgin forest where you can discover the typical flora and fauna of the area in an incredible setting; Tamarind Falls, where you'll find seven waterfalls and multiple natural pools to swim in; Trou aux Cerfs, the crater of an extinct volcano now occupied by a dense forest; and Grand Bassin, also known as Ganga Talao, the crater of an extinct volcano that has become one of the largest natural lakes on the island and the site of a large Hindu temple.

All of these natural spaces on the island are amazing, but we also recommend you learn about the country's culture by visiting some Sri Lankan towns, like Curepipe, Rose Hill and Grand Baie. And, in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, you'll have the chance to visit places as diverse as its Chinatown, the lively marketplace, and the Photography Museum, where you can learn a little bit more about this country. Another option is to go to the Natural History Museum, where you'll find a room dedicated entirely to the dodo, the now extinct flightless bird that has become a symbol of the island.

Gastronomy of the country

The cuisine of Mauritius stands out for its variety and its Hindu, Chinese, French and Creole influences. Amongst its most typical dishes, you'll find samosas, a savoury pastry filled with meat and vegetables served as an appetiser; gâteau-piment, fritters made with lentils and chiles; roti, crepes filled with fish in sauce; and rougaille, a dish made with tomatoes, vegetables, aromatic herbs and accompanied by chicken or fish.

Black River Gorges National Park:

It covers nearly 3.5% of the surface area of the island. There you can enjoy the endemic flora and fauna, including the dodo, the Chinese guava and verbena trees, and the elegant orchids.

Balaclava Ruins:

Near Turtle Bay you'll find the ruins of an old fortress built in the early 19th century. It is surrounded by an interesting area of dense vegetation crossed by diverse trails.

Pamplemousses Botanical Garden:

Officially known as the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, it is one of the most spectacular in the world. The main highlights are the giant water lilies, the centenary trees and curiosities like the royal palm, which only blooms once every 40 years, producing thousands of blossoms and nearly 500 kilos of seeds when it does.

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