Bois Cheri

South East of Mauritius

Visit Bois Cheri factory and museum and learn about tea production in the history of Mauritius.

This is the first tea plantation in the island that dates back to the year 1892. Discover the importance of tea productions in the island and tales of Bois Cheri. You’ll also learn about the history of tea of Mauritius in the tea production museum. More interesting is that during your adventure, you’ll see the stunning panoramic views of the south coast of the island, especially from the restaurant. Taste a large variety of different teas such as the green tea, flavoured tea and herbal tea.

The restaurant Le Bois Cheri offers a unique tea cuisine including a variety of dishes with local flavours. You’ll get to taste large shrimps with exotic tea and chicken with green tea. This is an ideal place to spend some time with your family or friends as you are enjoying your meal in a warm setting while listening to some cool music.

Overview


Duration
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating hours
  • 09:00 to 17:00

Operating days
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Location
  • In the south east, few kilometers from Grand Bassin

Highlights
  • Visit Bois Cheri Tea factory and museum
  • Learn about different stages of tea production
  • Particularities of tea manufacture in the history of the island
  • Spot old machines linked to production of tea
  • Tea tasting in a panoramic chalet
  • Lunch at restaurant Le Bois Cheri

Itinerary


Visit and tour of Bois Cheri factory and museum
  • Bois Cheri is located few kilometers from Grand Bassin in the south east of Mauritius. A perfect place and ideal environment for the cultivation of tea
  • You'll visit the factory itself as well as the museum
  • Guides will explain about different stages of tea production, picking, wilting, fermentation, drying, sieving and packaging
  • Learn about the history of tea in the Mauritian culture
  • Spot old machines used for production of tea, photos and documents related to hundreds of different infusions
  • Tasting a variety of tea in a panoramic chalet where you'll have amazing views of the estate, a pretty lake and the south of the island.

Restaurant Le Bois Cheri
  • Have a delicious lunch at restaurant Le Bois Cheri where you'll be offered a unique cuisine
  • Enjoy your meal in a charming setting with a panoramic view of the south coast of the island
  • Dishes include local flavours
  • An ideal place to spend some time with your family as well as your friends
  • Menu comprises of chicken with green tea, tea chutney, large shrimps with exotic tea and tea ice creams
  • Restaurant is open for lunch only and must be booked separately

How it works?


How to book
  1. Fill out the booking form on this page with your specific details and we will email you you within one hour with a personalized quote
  2. You can then review the quote and adjust the itinerary to best match your exact requirements
  3. Confirm your booking by replying back to receive a booking confirmation by email
  4. On the day of tour or activity, your driver will pick you up at your accommodation as specified in your booking
  5. Payment can be made in two ways:
    • On the day of the tour directly to the driver
    • Online via our website by Visa or MasterCard credit card
    • Online via PayPal (in USD only)

Note
  • Our reservation team will be able to answer any question you may have
  • We can fully customize your trips

Travellers' Reviews

4.84.8 out of 5 stars (based on 4 reviews)

Tea Tasting

April 5, 2019

It was a new experience for me,, my wife and 2 children to visit a tea factory. We learned a lot and had the opportunity to taste the different variety of tea from Mauritius. The view form the restaurant was mind blowing.

Marshall

Excellent time

March 22, 2019

I was not sure what to expect with this tour, however, an excellent guide who described the process from picking the green leaves to packaging. The views from the restaurant were excellent.

Pedro Paulo

It was an excellent place to discover about tea production!

October 14, 2018

If you like tea, then this is the place to visit. You’ll learn all about production of tea. It was an amazing experience. Tea tasting session was great also, had different varieties of tea along with biscuits. Not to forget, the amazing views from the restaurant are simply stunning! Thanks Prestige!

Anna