La Reine Creole, Bed & Breakfast, Mauritius

In Pamlemousses, in the North of Mauritius, are the Botanic Gardens. The gardens are known to naturalists throughout the world for their large collection of indigenous and exotic plants, including the giant Victoria Amazonica water lilies and many species of palm trees. The iron Main Gate, once placed at the London World Exhibition in 1862, was made for Mahé de Labourdonnais. It was the Cottage of the french Governor, when Mauritius was occupied in 1715.

The Black River Gorges National Park was proclaimed in 1994, protects much of the remaining native forests of Mauritius and provides opportunities for the visitor to enjoy spectacular natural scenery and some of the unique endemic plants and birdlife.

Off the east coast, 20 minutes by boat from the coast is the island resort of Ile aux Cerfs. The island has stretches of beautiful white sandy beaches and has two Restaurants.

It is worthwile for a daytrip.