Mauritius is a food-lovers paradise! Thanks to its diverse cultural make-up, cuisine on the island takes its inspiration from around the world. You can eat noodle-and-rice dishes from Asia, delicate pastries from Europe or fresh tropical flavours from the island itself.
And if it’s culinary experiences that you’re after, you’ve got plenty of opportunities! Go rum tastings at L’Aventure du Sucre, visit the Bois Chéri tea plantations in the south of the island or sit down to dinner at a tables d’hôtes (privately hosted meals in a local home).
Five things to eat (and drink) in Mauritius…
- Fresh Fish and Seafood: take advantage of the bounty served up by the Indian Ocean
- ‘Heart of Palm’ salad: made with a vegetable harvested from the inside of a palm tree
- Gâteaux Piments: translated to ‘chilli cakes’ these are deep-fried balls of lentil and chilli
- Dholl Puris: this roti-like dish is a popular street food snack which is mixed with either savoury or sweet toppings
- Rhum Arrangé: rum flavoured with local fruits and spices
Where to Stay: One&Only Le Saint Geran is a gastronomes delight with five restaurants serving Creole cuisine, tasty seafood, pan-Asian dishes and more – plus cooking lessons
Find Out More
Mauritius Travel Guide: an introduction
Beaches: our top picks
Nature & Wildlife: from waterfalls to giant tortoises
Adventure & Watersports: getting active
Heritage & Culture: a social melting pot