You’d be forgiven in thinking that all you would do on a holiday to Mauritius is relax on the white sands and occasionally take a dip in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. However, in reality, there is actually heaps to do to ensure that your time on this paradise island isn’t wasted. After you fly to Mauritius, you’re perfectly placed to explore everything that this beautiful island has to offer and with plenty of activities available, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Relaxing on the beaches, strolling through the palm trees and spending time in your luxury accommodation wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing to do for the duration of your stay but if you’re treating yourself to an exotic break that dreams are made of, you may as well make the most of it!
Spot some Dolphins
It’s one thing seeing these gracious, intellectual creatures in captivity – it’s entirely another seeing them in the wild. By sailing the Dolphin Coast, you have a good chance of seeing them in their natural habitat as they leap and bound across the ocean waves. Hop aboard a catamaran and sail the west coast of the island for the best chance of seeing these beautiful mammals.
Fly to Reunion
A 45 minute flight from Mauritius, heading south west, and you will arrive on the breathtaking island of Reunion – a stark contrast to the exotic and sandy Mauritius. As a UNESCO protected natural site, you can imagine the beauty that is within. Its breathtaking volcanic landscapes and stunning scenery is a must-see and well worth a day trip during your stay.
Visit Port Louis
Enjoy an excursion to one of Mauritius’ cities and become enthralled by the beauty and heritage that it possesses. Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius and home to plenty of attractions that will please and inspire. Lose yourself in Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens before enjoying the various museums and the interesting Domaine les Pailles – a sugar estate come theme park.
Hike in the Black River Gorges National Park
Embark on the hiking trails and catch glimpses of the native macaque monkeys, before making your way to the Black River Peak viewpoint, where you can see for miles around. Take the opportunity to visit the Frederica Nature Reserve, a recently opened eco-adventure park where you can enjoy night and day safaris and quad biking, among many other activities.
Mauritius is much more than just exotic sun – take the opportunity to explore as much of it as you can when you visit.