Mauritius is an island located in the Indian Ocean. The population is multicultural and it makes the inhabitants of the island really friendly: their mother tongue is the Mauritian creole but everyone speaks English and French because the island is a former colony. Mauritius is the perfect spot if you are looking for a relaxing holiday but with some activities to do.
1. Trou aux Biches feels like paradise on Earth
Trou aux Biches is one of the most stunning beaches of Mauritius. This beach houses a lagoon; the shallow water makes the sea really warm and peaceful thanks to the barrier reef. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing dip while admiring this heavenly landscape or even a scuba-diving adventure. I recommend to stay at “Casuarina resort & spa”, which is ideally located near the beach. The resort offers lots of facilities, such as a fitness centre, a swimming pool, and tennis courts. The most convenient thing is that you can relax on private deck chairs on the beach and enjoy water sports for free! Kayak, water-ski, pedal-boat or snorkelling will amaze you, this is perfect for a family holiday!
2. Discover the Seven Coloured Earths
The Seven Coloured Earths located in the village of Chamarel is a natural phenomenon due to decomposed basalt. The difference in temperature of the climate helps in the decomposition of the basalt into clay, which produces a wonderful colour gradation. I’ll let you discover for yourself the rest of the explanation for its different colours, as it is a bit scientific! Chamarel village also has a gigantic waterfall measuring 95 meters (312 feet) not too far away from the coloured earths.
3. Have a moment of serenity in Ganga Talao
Ganga Talao, also called Grand Bassin which means “large basin”, is a lake which fills the crater of an ancient volcano. The water of this lake is considered as “part of” the sacred Ganges and many Hindus come here for pilgrimage. You can even see monkeys stealing fruits offered by pilgrims to the god Shiva. You may actually feel that you are in India with the mystical atmosphere that surrounds you.
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4. Let’s have a nature experience at Pamplemousse Botanical Garden
This botanical garden, also known as Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, covers 37 hectares, and contains numerous rare species of tropical trees. The garden was initially created by a Frenchman, who had the idea to introduce vegetal species from all over the world. The garden is a really famous site in Mauritius. It is open every day and an entrance ticket costs 200 MUR (approximately 5.5 USD). You can also engage a guide to explain particularities of the species, which is highly recommended!
5. Do not miss Ile aux Cerfs!
This famous island is definitely a must-see. Ile aux Cerfs literally means “Deer Island”. It is said to be the most beautiful place on Mauritius; indeed, the island is set on the largest lagoon of Mauritius. The sandy beaches are stunning, you’ll walk over sea corals, and the luxurious flora is really beautiful. If you are a photography fan, you won’t be disappointed! For sport lovers, don’t worry, there are plenty of things to do on the island, such as classic kayak or scuba diving, and also parasailing or golf! Touessrok Golf Course is one of the most glorious golf locations in the world!
Mauritius: the ideal place to recharge your battery
After months of work, your body and your mind are exhausted, all you need is relaxation, sun, and amazing landscapes. What about visiting Mauritius? With its beautiful beaches and blue lagoons, Mauritius is a wonderful place for getting some rest. If you have more of an explorer’s soul, Mauritius also offers all the expeditions you need! Pack up and go!
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