Visiting one of the world's best and the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere was my highlight during our trip to Mauritius. You won't find any pamplemouss (grapefruits) in here, rather around 85 varieties of palms and a long pond of giant water lilies as well as spices and sugar canes. The garden was named after Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (try pronouncing his name! haha) and our friendly and knowledgeable guide took us around this beautiful place. We would have easily spend the whole day here if we could, there's so much to see! I highly recommend visiting this spectacular Palm tree paradise if you're planning a trip to Mauritius.
Our next stop was Sugar Cane Plantation where we were shown how to cut the sugar cane and explained the whole life story of that brown/white powder that makes your coffee sweeter, Sugar. Sometimes is good to be reminded how much hard work there is behind something so natural in our everyday lives, like a spoon of sugar. We finished this beautiful morning with a delicious lunch at the Le Fangourin Restaurant situated in the grounds of the museum and went back to our Ravenala Attitude hotel to enjoy the last rays of sunshine before leaving this beautiful country and return to Paris. xx
See more about Mauritius here.