Posted by: Raunaq Kapoor
Mauritius is not just another country but a wonderland surrounded by the magnificence of natural landscapes. A small country, that provides maximum of adventure and traditional luxury travels. The nation is the hotbed of history, nature, adventure or food that shall never leave anyone in disappointment. Let’s see some of the best activities to do in your next holiday to Mauritius:
- Indulge in Water Sports– The island of Mauritius is synonymous with amazing diving experience. Once you dip into the ocean, you enter the world of bright corals, multi-coloured marine life, and ship wrecks dating back to the 18th and 19th Century. Whether a certified diver or not, you still can enjoy the water sports at one of the uncomplicated dive sites. For the pros, there is no dearth of advanced divers’ site. Another way to enjoy this luxury destination by sailing the area through the speed boat tours, catamaran tours or hop onto a traditional boat to spend a romantic day island-hopping.
- Dolphin spotting– Mauritius is popular for its dolphin cruise, which ideally starts early in the morning, just a little before sunrise. The tour takes you to the open sea wherein you can spot the dolphins and if you want to see them real close, you get a chance to enjoy a refreshing swim with these magnificent creatures. The best beaches known for this activity are Tamarin Bay or Flic en Fac.
- A visit to the Chamarel Colored Earth– Chamarel is a small village in Mauritius and a major tourist draw. What make this place unique are the seven colored layers of sand! Climb up the observation deck and marvel at the colours, ranging from yellow, red, brown, violet, purple, green and even blue. Buy test tubes filled with the seven colored sands of Chamarel as a souvenir. The Chamarel Waterfall is another stopover which can be the perfect place for the photo and selfie friendly travelers.
- Grand Basin tour– Head over to Grand Bassin (Ganga Talao), which is a natural lake within an extinct volcano crater. According to mythology, the water here is sourced from the sacred Ganges River in India. Given the sheer high number of Indian origin locals and expats, the Hindu festivals like Shivratri is celebrated in much fervor. The northern side of the lake has a huge 108 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva, which is the second largest statue in the world.
- Guided tour of Ile Aux Aigrettes– Declared a Natural Reserve in 1965; the secluded island of Ile Aux Aigrettes is made up of coral limestone and has been devoid of human presence for a long time. The area houses the most exotic species of flora and fauna, including the famed giant tortoise of Mauritius. Be on a lookout for the Pink Pigeon, a bird which has been rescued from going extinct.