Despite the fact that in the Mauritius Islands the main destination is its paradisiacal beaches, it has other places of interest that are worth visiting, especially natural places as they have great beauty. One of the most spectacular is the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden , where you will discover the most beautiful and striking plant species on the islands.
This garden also receives the name of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolan and is north of Mauritius itself, near a city called Sant Louis. It is worth reserving a day or a half to visit it as it will be a unique experience. In addition to having many local species, it also has many others from different countries that are perfectly adapted to the climate of the area. That makes this one of the most important botanical gardens in the world.
At the entrance of the garden there is an avenue in which there are some of the most important plants, such as the famous baobab and latania palm trees . In total there are about 600 species of trees and another 600, more or less, of plants and flowers, all spread over an area of about 25 hectares , so the site is spectacular. There are also some animals around the park, especially deer and turtles.
In addition to plants and various plant and animal species, you will also find colonial houses , such as the Mon Plaisir, which was the residence of some of the governors of Mauritius. There is also a pond where you can see giant water lilies or the Talipot flowers , which live for about 40 years and only bloom once in their lifetime. To make your visit you can hire a guide to explain everything to you, although it will be more expensive. If you have time and you manage well in these places, the ideal is to go all day and see everything on your own.