Snorkel and Scuba the Indian Ocean
Mauritius has a treasure trove of marine life beneath the surface of its bright blue ocean, and exploring the various bays, coral reefs and dive sites is a must do if you’re a water baby. Blue Bay Beach is a highlight, where the crystal waters are home to all manner of exotic creatures, plus technicolour coral to swim amongst.
Head Inland to the Black River Gorges
All the fun of Mauritius isn’t limited to its coastline. The Black River Gorges National Park is the island’s only national park, and a haven for nature lovers. Wear some comfy boots and hike the park’s trails, or abseil down the gushing waterfalls for an adrenaline rush, before cooling off even more in the river below.
Sample the Scrumptious Street Food
As the epitome of fusion food, with influences spanning cuisines from Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, tasting some Mauritian street food would be a real treat for your tastebuds. Try some of the local specialties, such as dhal puri, sugarcane juice, and the flavoursome Creole seafood curries. It beats the hotel buffet!
Explore the Beauty of Chamarel
Found in the south, this breathtaking village is just one of the hidden secrets of the island. You’ll marvel at the ‘Coloured Earth’ – a natural geological formation with red, orange, yellow and purple hues – and the journey to the village is out of this world, too. A perfect way to spend a day in the heart of Mauritius.