Visit Vanilla Plantations

A graceful plantation house, St. Aubin dates back to 1819 when it used to be a surrounded by sugarcane plantations. Incipiently it sat adjacent to the factory, but it was later shifted in the 1970s. Though the estate doesn't produce sugar anymore, it is has a garden sprouting pretty anthurium flowers and vanilla pods, and a traditionaldistillery, producing Mauritian rum.

You can also learn about the mesmeric history of vanilla production and dine at the delightful table d’hote in the central manor house area. While the menu featuring fresh produce from the plantations is exceedingly moreish, the architecture, furnishings, and infrastructure of the dining room depicting the colonial era, makes for an appealing ambiance.

Location: St. Aubin at South coast of Mauritius

For: Family and couples

Difficulty Level: Low

Approximate Cost: INR 800- 1,200

Tips: Get a prior reservation. You can also stay for the night in one of the three bedrooms available on the plantation manse.

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