Mauritius - an island paradise
When you make a list of your dream destinations you cannot simply skip Mauritius. This spectacularly beautiful island destination with its Palm-fringed land, tropical waterfalls, white pristine beaches and sapphire blue water is like an Eden on earth. Talking about activities to do in Mauritius you have a wide range to enjoy. Being an island nation, water activities here are abound. You can kitesurf, dive, snorkel, take up boat excursions or try out paddling activities. For land activities you have hiking, horse riding and golf among others. Wildlife tourism of Mauritius is also very interesting as you get to see some rare and extinct bird species like pink pigeon and the Mauritian kestrel and animals. Moreover, the fascinating luxury resorts, the delectable food and warm and welcoming locals serve as the true essence of Mauritius.
Visit Ile aux Cerfs
Among the numerous small and beautiful islands of Mauritius, Ile aux Cerfs or ‘Deer Island’ is the most popular one. A leisure island offering picturesque surrounding and over 4km of sandy bliss, Ile aux Cerfs is the best place to uncover idyllic ocean vistas and an array of water sports. Take a day trip to Ile aux Cerfs and its neighbouring islands for a day full of adventure.
See the seven colours of the earth
The seven coloured earth dunes are a natural phenomenon which has evolved from molten lava and consists of iron and aluminium oxide. This is another very impressive attraction in Mauritius. The colourful dunes with shades of red, brown, violet, blue, green, purple and yellow do not erode even after big rain. The view of the colours of this sand dune depends primarily on the time of the day you visit and the brightness of the sun.
Being a beach destination, the sapphire blue water and powered white beaches serve as the real charm of Mauritius. With a far stretched coastline, coral reefs and big blue lagoons, Mauritius serve the beach lovers very well. Moreover, the calm water conditions of these beautiful lagoons make it ideal for snorkelling, swimming and paddling activities.
Grand Baie is a flourishing tourist hub complete with vivacious restaurants, luxury resorts, a natural harbour and of course beautiful beaches. Situated in Riviere du Rempart, this is an awesome place for swimming, windsurfing and sailing in the Indian Ocean. For novice swimmers, there are glass-bottom boat trips available to get a glimpse of the underwater world.
Hire a car
Hiring a car is Mauritius is one of the most cost effective ways to travel across different beautiful places of attraction in the island nation. Most hired cars in Mauritius comes with free GPS. Being a beautiful destination, Mauritius presents many surprising attractions waiting to be explored and with a hired car you can easily uncover these gems.