Holidays at Mauritius island: where to go
(65% of activities, tours, visits and
excursions are located in the southern part of the island.)
La Maison Papaye is ideally located, in front of l'Ile au
bénitier, just a few minutes from the beaches Morne on one side, La
Preneuse and Tamarin and the other, in the heart of the south from
where all visits during your holidays are easily accessible.
- The Guesthouse Maison Papaye... let you discover Mauritius in another way.
- Unforgettable moments.
- Just like Marie-Hélène, an extraordinary sky dive over the lagoon.
- Securely with experience professionals.
- Experience and swim with wild dolphins (leave the guest house
early in the morning)
- Explore the islands with yacht or motor boat where only nature
has its place.
- Crossing the lagoon by foot and round l'Ile au bénitier.
- Snorkeling, exploring wildlife, coral families.
- Sea diving in secure sites (for beginners), in passes
frequented by predators (for experienced)
- Angling fishing (day or evening) in the lagoon or outside the
- Sport fishing from the centre de pêche international de Rivière
Noire (very near)
- Kite surfing and fun board on the spot of Morne...
There are not only beaches in Mauritius. That
is why are going to help you if you want to discover the temples,
sites and landscapes often unknown to Mauritians themselves.
- Hiking (Tamarin Falls, Le Pouce, les Crêtes, Black River
Gorges, Morne climbing...), horse ridding in wild places, ropes,
tennis, magical golf track...
- Explore local markets, true festivals of colors, multiple smell
- Revive past moment while having lunch under the veranda and
walking in the parks of the latest colonial houses
- The beautiful gardens and museums showing this long quest for
freedom by the Mauritians "child of a thousand battles"
- Without forgetting the traditional and essential trips, like
the tea trip (seven colored earth at Chamarel, sacred lake at Grand
Bassin, visit a tea factory at Bois Chéri, to end up at
St-Aubin, with beautiful wild cliffs at Gris Gris and La Roche Qui
Pleure) or visit Port-Louis with its market and its old historical
Gastronomy and Séga
Work wells together in this bright and
cheerful island where its good to live. Because of the social
communities, the Mauritian cuisine is inspired by traditional
European, Indian, Chinese and African food with a subtle of spice
blend ... rougail, vindaye, curry, Briani ... such evocative names
that you will discover at La Maison Papaye among with other meaty
and fish dishes from the Indian Ocean traditionally prepared by
Marie-Hélène (exclusive mauritian cooking).
After a tasty meal, you can have the chance,
at night, to see the village people playing traditional sega around
a big fire and let you take away by this dance originally from
Africa and Madagascar slaves, rhythm with Ravanne, triangle and
drums, under the shiny stars.