Maurice Island, a World of Nature

Discover the Island of Maurice and Morne Brabant

The Island of Maurice, located in the south west part of the Indian Ocean is best known for its beaches, but there is also a whole world of nature to discover. Le Morne Brabant will allow you to enjoy the ultimate in green tourism.

At an altitude of over 550m, Morne Brabant is an abrupt and wild mountain located in the south west of the island of Maurice and endowed with a particular ecosystem. It is one of the most spectacular summits of the island.

Several types of excursions exist to climb the Morne Brabant. The hike takes place in three hours and the whole family can participate. The trek is done in two stages and requires a good physical condition. You will first follow a steep path up half the mountain and then reach the summit by ropes installed on the rock walls. Trail running is for the more athletic.

Classified as a Unesco World Heritage site, Morne Brabant is also a place full of history because the mountain was the refuge of the chestnuts, a sanctuary for slaves.

 

Discover the Island of Maurice and Morne Brabant

At the summit you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Bénitiers Island, the Fournaux islet, the most beautiful lagoons on the island and the Fond Blancs. The Morne beaches are located on the western part of the peninsula at the foot of Morne Brabant.

The public beach with its white sand and turquoise waters is one of the most stunning on the island.

This article was featured in Prime Magazine September 2017

 

Useful Information

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When to go

You can go to Morne Brabant all year round. The ascent of the mountain cannot be done without the assistance of guides specialized in trekking. The hikes are from Monday to Saturday.

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How to get there

The most convenient way to get to Morne Brabant is to rent a car on your arrival at the international airport. You have to organize this in advance. Alternatively, you can arrange a taxi.

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Where to stay

You'll find high-end establishments on the peninsula. These include the Luxe Le Morne, Hotel Riuo le Morne and Mornea Hotel.

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Where to eat

Restaurant The Beach offers seafood and has a varied cuisine (Mediterranean, European, vegetarian), The floating market specialises in Asian cuisine and Thai.

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What to see

Climbing Morne Brabant Mountain is unmissable for all hikers. Enjoy diving and fishing in the turquoise waters of the lagoon. Discover the typical surroundings by strolling through the Tamarin, the Preneuse, the Gaulette or the Black River. For surfers, it can be a wave paradise.

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