Mauritius is definitely one of the hottest tourist destinations on the globe. Owing to the amazing outdoors and highly developed tourist facilities, millions of tourists flock to Mauritius each year. This marvelous country offers surf, sand, and sun under one rooftop. You have made a great choice if you are planning to visit Mauritius in the near future. Here is a list of the top 10 things to do in Mauritius to give you a remarkable experience of tourism in Mauritius.
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Mauritius is nicely recognized for its beaches, lagoons, and reefs, however, at one corner of the island there is a breathtaking sight that seems to defy the laws of physics. Just off the coast of Le Morne, at the southwest corner of the island, there lies one of the most gorgeous natural phenomena – an underwater waterfall.
On the ocean flooring sand and silt runoff in a way that makes it seem to be like they’re pouring down a waterfall — or like the whole island is being sucked down a vast drain. It’s actually just the result of the drift of underwater currents that create a dramatic image.
The seawater is fabulous from the shore, however, to see this specific view requires a helicopter ride. The view of the underwater waterfall is without a doubt breathtaking when considered from a helicopter and by many, it is considered a real wonder now not to be missed. Flying over this picturesque Underwater Waterfall is a rewarding experience that you will cherish forever!
Seven Colored Earth
As evident from the name, it is the only place on a globe that displays seven colors of clay in one geographical location. On an exposed hilltop inside a park, the earth takes on magical rainbow hues of violet, red, blue, brown, green, blue, and purple.
The colorings are most vibrant at sunrise, and they appear to shift throughout the course of the day as the sun moves and clouds pass overhead. Lush green tropical vegetation and a grand waterfall in the near vicinity add extra color to this attraction.
Île aux Cerfs Tours
Located on the eastern coast of Mauritius. Spread over a hundred hectares, the island is also known as Deer Island. Known for its awe-inspiring beaches and wonderful lagoon, the island is well-served with tourist-related activities like snorkeling and parasailing. Ideal for a family vacation.
Île des Deux Cocos Tours
Sitting on the South East coast of Mauritius, the beautiful resort is considered to be one of the best snorkeling destinations in Mauritius. For those with a penchant for history, the island boasts a Villa built by the governor of Mauritius in 1920.
Well served with fine dining facilities and accommodation, the island is worth an overnight stay.
Black River Gorges National Park Tours
Spanning an area of over 6500 hectares, the scenic national park stretches hilly south-west of Mauritius. It is heaven for trailblazers (over 60 km of trails available in the park) and picnic seekers. It is also an interesting place for birds and wildlife watchers.
Port Louis, Capital of Mauritius
Port Luis, the capital city of Mauritius was built in 1735 and it is also well-known for its historical places. The cityscape is famous for its well-preserved colonial-age historical buildings and a fort. Scenically surrounded by mountains, the city is well served with a quality hotel, restaurants, and interesting nightlife.
Blue Bay Marine Park
Situated in the Southeast, it is the first marine park in Mauritius (established in 1997). It is the most attractive and popular destination for snorkeling lovers in Mauritius. Famous for its coral-filled coastline, the coast holds over two hundred varieties of corals.
This place is ideal for a fun-filled day trip and holds good eating and dining bars.
Casela World of Adventures Tours
The spectacular nature park is located in the Southwest of Mauritius. Spread over 250 hectares of landmass, the park is famous for its rugged terrain, lush green environment, exotic wildlife, and wide range of botanical life.
The most unique activity is the chance to walk with the leashed loins and big cats.
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden
Within striking range of the capital city, these botanical gardens are considered to be one of the most well-maintained in the world. Populated with over 650 varieties and flora and fauna, the facility is the most visited tourist attraction in Mauritius.
You can visit a few historical buildings here as well, apart from the amazing botanical display.
Are you a thrill-seeker? Then you can try tandem skydive on your luxury holiday to Mauritius. It is one of those experiences that make you feel on top of the world.
Eager to entertain the tourists, the Mauritian tourism industry offers these great adventure sports opportunities. You do not need to be super fit and you can do it with no previous experience. Skydiving is one of the most popular and exciting adventure sports offered under very safe conditions.
Swimming with wild dolphins
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Swimming with wild dolphins is yet another very interesting and popular tourist activity in Mauritius. Spotting whales and dolphins in the wild can be a as soon as in a lifetime experience for travelers.
This enhances your trip and makes it even more special as you’ll be able to take a look at the dolphins playing and socializing in their natural habitat.
Swimming with dolphins is a surprisingly moving experience that will deliver you into contact with strikingly stunning scenery, unspoiled landscapes, and magnificent animals
Finally, please check with your travel planner for the availability of these facilities during your tourism in Mauritius. You would miss something amazing if these are not on your activities in this amazing travel destination.
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