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Best Weekend Activities to join in Mauritius: 19-21 April

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Looking for the best weekend activities in Mauritius? Look no further! From our Frolic meet & trek event to artistic or sportive gatherings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s take a glimpse at the best weekend activities lined up for you.

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Frolic Meet & Trek #8 on Sunday 21st of April at  Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire (Chamarel)

After a beautiful trail to Senneville Waterfalls and the natural pool that Stéphane helped us to discover, our next Meet & Trek will be on the 21st of April and we’ll climb Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire.
Meeting Time: 9 AM
Meeting Point: 300 m below the parking lot of Gorges viewpoint. Click here to find the starting point on Google Maps (-20.423329, 57.426400). A few parking slots are available there.
The hike presents no difficulty except for the final ascent which requires the assistance of a rope, but rest assured the rope is already in place. Located just after the very touristy viewpoint of the Rivière Noire waterfalls, on the road to Plaine Champagne towards Chamarel, the hike starts in a kind of Mauritius undergrowth and is more like a walk; moving at a leisurely pace, the round trip will take us a total of 3 hours.
Ideal for hikers who want to escape the sun, as for almost the entire hike you enjoy shaded areas. However, this presents a major inconvenience in case of rain. As the route consists of a series of small ascents and descents, sort of basins form and the water does not drain, creating a real mud bath. Nothing insurmountable of course! However, note that we will postpone the trek if it has rained on the night before or it’s forecasted to rain on the day itself. We’ll keep you updated on our Frolic Meetup Whatsapp Group.
During the ascent, you will have the opportunity at certain points to observe the Rivière Noire waterfalls, you will also have a first viewpoint halfway, and of course a magnificent view of the Rivière Noire Bay, Le Morne and its lagoon once the ascent is completed.
Due to its great simplicity, this hike is a must-do, it will be an opportunity to boast to your friends about having been to the highest summit of Mauritius.
Bring some water, snacks, and your adventurous spirit. Let’s make some memories together on this trek.
Disclaimer: as always, we’ll be discovering this trail with you.
**Please take note this is an informal and free-spirited collective meetup, open to all participants without any charges. It’s important to note that this gathering is not structured as an organized event. Frolic merely facilitates the connection of like-minded individuals, and as such, does not assume any responsibility for any unforeseen incidents that may occur during the meetup.
Participants are encouraged to engage in the activities at their discretion and are responsible for their well-being throughout the collective adventure. By joining this event, attendees acknowledge and accept that Frolic holds no liability for any untoward incidents or circumstances that may arise. This meetup is an opportunity for shared experiences and spontaneous interactions. Let’s embrace the spirit of exploration, camaraderie, and individual responsibility.**


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Photo Credit: Frolic Mauritius

Baga Destokaz| Home & Leisure

Bagatelle Mall is hosting an event called “Baga Destokaz” from April 19th to 21st, from 9:30 am – 7:00 pm offering unbeatable prices on various items at the Bagatelle Mall, Home & Leisure parking area. Participating stores include Conforama, Teak World, Urban Home, Enza Home, Joonas & Co Ltd, Listing, Vivenci, Sofap, and Mobrico. The event promises a variety of entertaining activities for the whole family, such as inflatable castles, face painting, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy special discounts on furniture, lighting, flooring, interior decoration, and more.

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Photo Credit: Bagatelle Mall

Festival de l’Art

The Quartier des Serres, located in Domaine de Labourdonnais, Mauritius, is hosting a magical day of creativity with their second edition of the art festival in collaboration with The Womb Creations. Join them on Saturday, April 20th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for a vibrant showcase of colors, artistic expressions, and local talents. Together, attendees will celebrate art in all its forms in an inspiring and friendly atmosphere.

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Photo Credit: Quartier des Serres

IBL on the Move 2024

Date: 20th of April (Saturday)

Time: 6 am

IBL on the Move, hosted at Azuri Ocean & Golf Village in Mauritius, is IBL Group’s annual charitable sports event. Since its inception in 2013, 100% of the registration fees have been donated to a chosen local organization. The 12th edition of IBL on the Move will support the NGO Pédostop, which fights against child sexual abuse in Mauritius through awareness campaigns and victim support. Pédostop provides social, psychological, legal, and medical assistance to victims from low-income families. The event offers various races including 6 km and 12 km runs, a 40 km MTB race, and a triathlon in solo or relay formats. Registration is closed, but donations are still welcome. The event is open to individuals aged 6 to 75 years old.

Join the IBL on the Move club on Strava for updates and find more information on their website.

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Drink & Draw| SPACE Theme

Date: 21st April, Sunday

Time: 4 pm – 7:30 pm

Drink&Draw presents an otherworldly experience with its Space Edition event at Vanilla Village, Black River, Mauritius. Calling all stargazers and artists to join in for a cosmic exploration through art while enjoying stellar drinks. This pop-up drawing session offers a casual party atmosphere where attendees can leave their worries behind and take home their own piece of art. Invite friends and family, meet new people, indulge in drinks and snacks, and unleash your inner artist. The ticket price is 2000rs, which includes all materials such as real canvas, brushes, and paint, as well as wine, beer, soft drinks, snacks, supervision by professional artists, and a stunning atmosphere. Book online and pay 1000rs per ticket in advance, with the remaining 1000rs to be paid in cash at the event.

Buy your tickets for this fun & creative event here.

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Photo credit: Drink Draw

Market Fair Château de Labourdonnais

Date: 21st April, Sunday

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Béton et Créations is organizing an event in Mapou to celebrate International Heritage Day. The event will take place at Château de Labourdonnais and will feature a market showcasing local artisans.

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Photo Credit: Béton et Créations

Open Air Cinema

Join in for an open-air cinema screening of “3 Idiots” (2009) at Ebène Recreational Park on April 20th, 2024, starting at 7:00 pm. This comedy-drama follows two friends on a quest to find their long-lost companion, reminiscing about their college days and the friend who inspired them to think differently. Tickets start at Rs 190 for standard seating or upgrade to VIP for Rs 390 to enjoy luxurious sofa seating.

Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable movie night under the stars!

Retrospektiv Vaco-The Painting Workshop

Join the Caudan Arts Centre on April 20th, 2024, at 10:00 AM for “RETROSPEKTIV VACO – THE PAINTING WORKSHOP”.

In this 2.5-hour workshop, participants will have the unique opportunity to explore the life and artistry of Vaco, a prominent Mauritian artist. Led by Mr. Ridwaan Hosany, who collaborated closely with Vaco for two decades, attendees will delve into Vaco’s painting techniques and distinctive outlines.

The workshop will be conducted in both English and French languages. The participation fee is Rs1500.

Don’t miss this exclusive chance to discover Vaco’s artistic journey and to paint in his remarkable style.

Register now to secure your spot!

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Photo Credit: Caudan Arts Center

Tizan Gato Kanet

Immerse yourself in the famous local folktale of Tizan Gato Kanet (Tizan and his candy tree) with a captivating blend of storytelling, performance, and music!

  • Date: 20 April 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Event Language: French
  • Location: Caudan Arts Center
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Price Range:
    • Kids: Rs 200
    • Adults: Rs 350
    • School Shows: Rs 150

Experience the enchanting tale of Tizan, who plants a tree of Gato Kanet (candy marbles). However, his peaceful endeavor is disrupted by the arrival of a witch with sinister intentions. Will Tizan outsmart the witch and secure his victory?

Secure your tickets now and embark on this magical journey

Photo Credit: Caudan Arts Center


Unlock Your Musical Potential: Embark on a transformative musical journey, dive into daily instrumental practice exercises to refine your musical skills, explore the art of improvisation, and discover key steps to becoming an outstanding performer. Take note this event is taking place every weekend of this month.

Length of event: 2h

Price: Rs250

Participant Profile
– Passionate explorers of all musical genres.
– Minimum instrumental practice. (2 years)
– All instrumentalists and their instruments are welcome.
– Whether you love rock, blues, jazz, reggae, or any genre in between

What to Expect
– Daily instrumental practice exercises for skill refinement.
– Exploration of key harmony and theory aspects to improve your musicianship.
– Introduction to improvisation and soloing with actionable steps for improvement.

Jito Ahimsa Run Mauritius

This free Ahimsa Run basically aims at creating awareness for a better world…..to stop wars hatred etc. and attempting to bring Peace and Non – Violence in our surroundings. From IGCIC to Wellness Park at Quatre Bornes.


Experience the celebration of the Sacred Feminine with authentic Latino music and captivating dance flow at Neo Yoga Studios in Trou-aux-Biches.

The journey begins with a Shamanic Cacao ceremony, guiding participants back to the heart space and awakening the essence of the sacred feminine within.

Medicine music sets the stage for an Ecstatic Dance journey, where warm and passionate Latino rhythms ignite the true feminine energy.

Attendees will feel the unity of the Ecstatic Women tribe, discovering their power, potential, and creativity together.

Date: April 21st

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Price: Rs 1100 per person (includes light snacks during the event)

For more information about this event, check here.

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