You will find paradise on Earth in the Indian Ocean, off the coast Madagascar. Mauritius, a tropical paradise known for its stunning beaches and world-class diving, is a must-see. This is exactly the kind of place I dream about when I want to completely disconnect from the world and just be in the company of white sand beaches.
The African island of Mauritius, which is populated primarily by Hindus and French-speaking people, is unique on the continent. It’s an ideal place to start your journey in Africa.
- 1 Chamarel’s Colored Earth
- 2 Spend a lot of money at 5-Star Resorts
- 3 Hike Le Morne Brabant
- 4 Visit the Botanical Garden
- 5 Do some diving or snorkeling
- 6 Port Louis
- 7 Relax in the Black Rivers National Park
- 8 Take a Trip to Ile aux Cerfs
- 9 Stay in a Bubble Lodge
- 10 Take a Jeep Safari through Heritage Nature Reserve
Chamarel’s Colored Earth
It’s a must to take your camera to the Colored Earth in Chamarel.
This geological wonder can be found on the southwest side of the island, in the Riviere Noire District. It is one of the most popular attractions in the country. The Seven Colored Earth is also known as the Rainbow of Sand. It offers a fascinating glimpse into millions of years worth of history. It’s not a large area that you can cover in a short time, but it’s definitely worth it.
Spend a lot of money at 5-Star Resorts
I was able to indulge myself in a luxurious escape in Mauritius, and have dreamed about it since. The Constance Prince Maurice in Mauritius, and Constance Belle Mare Plage were unforgettable experiences. Are you ready to pamper yourself? To help you make a decision, here’s a comparison between the two five-star locations.
Mauritius is a place that is all about 5-star experiences, so make sure you do your best.
This is a unique opportunity to experience the best of this destination.
Hike Le Morne Brabant
Le Morne Brabant offers some of the most spectacular views of Mauritius. This UNESCO World Heritage site offers a spectacular ocean view and a fascinating history as a sanctuary for runaway slaves.
To fully appreciate this island, I recommend taking the time to learn about its complex history and taking the time to soak it all in.
Visit the Botanical Garden
Pamplemousses is home to the oldest Southern Hemisphere botanical garden: Sir Seewoosagur Rajgoolam Botanical Garden.
Take a picnic and wander the 300-year-old park’s Giant Water Lilies. The gardens are home to many medicinal and spice plants. It’s worth taking a guided tour, if possible. There are a few affordable options that can teach you a lot.
Do some diving or snorkeling
Blue Bay Marine Park, located in the southeast corner of the island close to the airport and several hotels, is extremely accessible. This paradise for nature lovers is ideal for snorkeling and diving.
Blue Bay Marine Park is known for its unique and varied coral. Divers from all over the globe visit this dynamic network of coral reefs to see beautiful tropical fish and also meet divers from other parts of the world.
As you walk down to the Central Market, take a look at the shops and restaurants along the Caudan Waterfront. To learn more about this island’s culture and history, I recommend the Blue Penny Museum.
Relax in the Black Rivers National Park
The lush Mauritian forests are nestled in the hills of southwest Mauritius and home to unique native species. Black Rivers National Park has over 300 species of flowers and nine endemic bird species. It is home to thousands of fruit bats and a variety of African fauna.
Take a Trip to Ile aux Cerfs
The private island of Ile aux Cerfs is located in the largest lagoon on Mauritius and has some of my favorite beaches.
Deer Island is sometimes called simply Deer Island in English. There are many tours that take you there, or you can just go on your own with a speedboat. While a tour can save you money and provide lunch and drinks, a private trip allows you to go at your own pace.
Stay in a Bubble Lodge
You won’t want to leave Ile aux Cerfs as soon as your feet touch it. This is the time to search for the Bubble Lodge.
This is the only accommodation available on the island. You can actually stay in a bubble, as the name suggests. This cool idea allows you to be in touch with nature and enjoy a night under the stars, as there are no walls.
Are you curious about the interior of bubble lodges? You should take a look for yourself.
Take a Jeep Safari through Heritage Nature Reserve
The Heritage Nature Reserve is a rugged, emerald-colored reserve that offers white sand beaches and other natural beauty. The biodiversity of this area is world-famous and a Jeep safari is the best way to discover it.
The reserve is a major part of Mauritian history, in addition to its stunning natural beauty. There’s so much more to discover here, thanks to volcanic activity. A local expert can help you understand everything about Mauritius.