Are you looking for a way to beat the #rainydayblues?
Our rainy day chronicles will help you find cool and exciting ways to enjoy the soppy weather. Mauritius is a destination with meaningful travel experiences, thus we crafted this top 10 list to help you reach this goal.
Let’s set off to discover 10 ways to posh up a gloomy day.
#1: LEARN TO COOK MAURITIAN FOOD WITH LOCALS
One of the most authentic and meaningful experiences on the island, is the discovery of the local food. During this immersion, guests learn to prepare and cook tasteful Mauritian meals and get to reap the rewards of their labour afterwards around a table while interacting and exchanging with each other. The delicious flavours, spices, curries, herbs and chutneys are just a bonus to the warmth and welcome of the Mauritian families. All of this accompanied with heartfelt and candid smiles.
#2: GET A CREATIVE ESCAPE IN ART CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Can you think of a better day to get creative?
Learn new skills or revive forgotten hobbies, get into an art workshop to create fun filled moments geared with your best artistic talents. At the Lux* Junk Art studio and gallery, make artworks, paintings, crafts or souvenirs out of up-cycled materials.
#3: RECORD YOUR OWN MUSIC SOUND & VIDEO
Nope this is not fake news… You can record your own music or a cover in a professional music studio in Mauritius! How about that?
Discover Sounds Music Studio at La Pirogue Resort Mauritius, a unique & professional recording studio boasting a magnificent view on the Mauritian lagoon.
This unique activity allows you to record in the same way a professional artist would do and eventually also create a video clip.
#4: TASTE THE FINEST LOCAL RUM OR WINE AND LEARN THE PROCESS OF DISTILLATION
Enjoy a visit of a distillery of rum made of sugar cane or of wine made of lychees depending on your taste. From the cultivation of its own sugarcane, harvested by hand, to the selection of the finest lots, the distilleries will guide the guests through its process of filtration, fermentation and ageing with thorough explanation. At the end of the tour, unique tastings are offered where one can try the selection of the Rums or Wines produced by the distillery.
#5: GO ON A SUGAR ADVENTURE
Do you want to know the fantastic saga of sugar in Mauritius?
Sugar has enjoyed an extraordinary existence, leaving a profound impression on the history and identity of Mauritius. The old sugar factory, with its old machines decked with a thousand lights, its giant screens, films, a barge floating and the sudden whistle of a railway engine, awaits you for an interactive tour, helping you to learn more about the island’s history and cultures. You will also end the tour with a sugar tasting.
#6: HAVE SOME FUN ACTIVITIES
Indoors entertainment are a good way to deal with grimy times, you choose from our long list:
Curious corner - a strange place where everything is only optical illusion. As you stroll through this house, you will be invited to explore the different rooms, to observe, to touch and to discern the real from the illusion.
Dodo quest - condemned and imprisoned in a prison with a mystery to be solved to be able to escape, this place offers several fun role plays and investigations.
Bowling - a friendly and fun place, with a bar, lounge, billiard tables and a private lounge for karaoke, the bowling remains a fun thing to do.
#7: HAVE A TEA RITUAL AFTERNOON
Savor the moment at The St Regis Mauritius Resort with an inviting afternoon tea ritual along with sweet and salted treats handcrafted by the resort’s chefs.
#8: GO FOR SOUVENIR SHOPPING AT THE LOCAL CRAFT MARKET
This is a no brainer; rainy weather is a great time to go shopping for souvenirs for your family back home! Yes, just like everywhere else in the world, one of the best things to do in Mauritius when it’s raining is to go shopping! There is a large variety of souvenirs at the Caudan Waterfront, we highly recommend checking out the Craft Market. It’s full of beautiful local handicraft.
#9: HAVE A STREET FOOD TOUR AT THE INDOOR MARKET
The warm colours, the smell, the Port-Louis’ indoor market will drag you into a world of flavours. You will find stalls with numerous fruits, vegetables, herbs, sugar and spices. This is where you will capture the best shots while being caught up by the lively atmosphere. At the end of your visit, stop by the “Alouda” stand or ‘‘Dholl Puri’’ merchantman to enjoy the most streetfoods in Mauritius.
#10: REDISCOVER THE LOST ART OF MUSEUMS
Mauritius has a rich culture, which is due to its diverse population hailing from Europe, Africa and Asia. One of the best ways to witness the cultural heritage of the island is through its museums :
Blue Penny Museum - stamps, statues & art
Frederik Hendrik Museum - artifacts found during archaeological excavations, remains of some ruins, reproduction of historical paintings & maps of the 17th century
Musée de la Photographie - historical photographic equipment & antique movie posters.
National History Museum, Mahebourg - Some bones of the giant tortoises & of the Dodo
Natural History Museum, Port-Louis
Mauritius Postal Museum
Château de Labourdonnais - nineteenth century Mauritian lifestyle
Eureka House - antiques and photos of the colonial life
Hope we helped you chase the rainbow…