Mauritius Aquarium (Coastal Road, Pointe-aux-Piments, B38) – located in the northwest part of Mauritius (in the small village of Point Aux Piments), visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the five well laid out principal buildings surrounded by a tropical garden, where one can discover the rich aquatic life which inhabits the coastal and pelagic waters of Mauritius. The various species of marine life are grouped in well-lit tanks and pools which makes it possible to observe, at eye-level, the endless ballet enacted by our island surrounding eco-system.
The aquarium is home to a large number of species, including the Crown squirrelfish and the Batfish as well as clownfish, butterfly fish, lobsters and crabs, to name but a few. An added attraction offered by the Mauritius Aquarium is the possibility of witnessing the feeding sessions which take place daily at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. It is not every day that one sees, Giant Morays sharks and sea turtles, within arm’s reach, being fed by hand. Admission: Rs. 250 (adult), Rs. 125 (children 2-12 years), Rs. 650 (family: 2 adults + 2 children). Hours: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (Monday-Saturday), 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Sundays and public holidays).