What you can do in close proximity to Royal Park?

If you’re out of inspiration for your outings and want to find activities near your place of residence in Royal Park this article is for you. The bustling cities such as Grand Bay or Port Louis will surely attract your attention and divert you from some closest activities in Balaclava. However, you don’t have to drive 20 minutes, authentic activities are accessible to you a few steps from Royal Park: Balaclava is an interesting out of sight destination and where it feels good to live.

Horse riding

Nature and animal lovers will find their happiness at the "Maritim Resort & Spa" Near the sumptuous Château Mon Désir and the Balaclava ruins, you will find an equestrian centre of with 8 horses most of them being retired racehorses. The centre is run by 3 instructors, including Jean-François, who is the manager of the stable. He holds a French and a South African equestrian diploma and can teach up to an intermediate level. Practicing daily, he shares his passion with the hotel residents and the Mauritian residents. A 45 minutes Horse riding is on offer for groups and individuals, and the more experienced can even swim with the horses in the Balaclava lagoon. Children from 3 years old can also go for pony riding.

Balaclava Beach

Not frequently visited during the week, the public beach of Balaclava is a beautiful place where you can come to relax and enjoy the Mauritian seaside. The sand is white and the water turquoise. It is a real natural aquarium considered as one of the perfect places to the practice of snorkeling: get your masks and snorkels!


Small and cozy, the aquarium is located just 8 minutes’ drive from Royal Park on the coastal road in Pointe aux piments, consisting of a succession of small aquariums with a variety of small local fish. You will end your visit arriving next to a pond where you can admire larger species such as turtles, moray eels and a small shark. Children will be delighted to discover this aquatic universe!!


Notice to all avid golf enthusiasts: You can have access to a 9-hole golf course in less than 5 minutes’ drive from Royal Park! Located within the Maritim Hotel, this family-friendly golf course was designated by an Australian company in 1994. Composed of 7 holes par 3’ and 2 holes par 4’. Very hilly, this course par 29 is relatively short. Indeed, you will reach the green of hole number 9 in only 1hr15. The trees bordering the "rough" offer shaded spaces which makes the practice of this sport pleasant during the summer periods. Sachin, professional golfer 0, will welcome you with a smile and answer all your questions with good will. For those wishing to improve their swing or learn the basics of this sport, private lessons can be scheduled. A good opportunity to get started! On the wall of the clubhouse, you will see a painting with the following title: "Hole in one" listing all the players who managed to make a hole in one shot. Who knows? With some practice, you can be part of the list!

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