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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.

Sky Dive

  • 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.

The Ocean

  • 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 coral reef.
  • Sport fishing from the centre de pêche international de Rivière Noire (very near)
  • Kite surfing and fun board on the spot of Morne...

Inner Lands

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 and perfumes
  • 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 quarters...

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.