While the Maldives and Seychelles are a much-hyped honeymoon destination for those who want to spend a wonderful time surrounded by exotic nature, Mauritius, with its panoramic gentleness, colorful landscapes, and pristine beaches, offers an
While the Maldives and Seychelles are a much-hyped honeymoon destination for those who want to spend a wonderful time surrounded by exotic nature, Mauritius, with its panoramic gentleness, colorful landscapes, and pristine beaches, offers an equally delightful backdrop for your photographs. No wonder that Mark Twain exaggeratedly praised the beauty of the sky to copy it from this “island of rainbows”. Once the home of extinct dodos, this tropical island east of Madagascar with its moderate temperatures, subtle winds and generous sunshine offers a unique mixture of different cultures, nature reserves and a vibrant wildlife. A proper familiarity with Indian cuisine and festivals could be attributed to the island’s ideal location in the Indian Ocean. As it offers a wealth of activities for all types of travelers, there are certain facts that could be attributed to the dignity of this breathtaking destination, which makes it a place worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.
- Exotic Beaches
People can enjoy a relaxing sunbath on the Topaz coast of the Indian Ocean or play on the sensational beaches with sparkling, powdery sand that tickles in the toes. Enjoy fresh sugar cane juice or experience diving because the warm temperature and the clarity of the water are an ideal combination. You can also go on an underwater path around the sea floor and mingle with the sea creatures.
- Water Sports with the dolphins
Another attraction of the place is the dolphin cruise, which starts early in the morning. Take the opportunity to swim with these friendly, fun-loving mammals. Flic en Flac and Tamarin Bay are the best beaches for this activity. Most of the time the dolphins do not even care if you are close by, sometimes they swim close to you or directly under you, but overall, it is an exciting activity.
- Rainbow colored Chamarel
Chamarel is an unusual looking village, unique for its seven-colored sand. The volcanic earth with different colors is an amazing sight, which is protected and preserved for tourists. The hue of the sand ranges from red, yellow, and brown to purple, green and blue and even violet and could be brought home as a souvenir in a tube. About a stone’s throw away you can also stop at the Chamarel waterfalls to take some fantastic pictures.
Mauritius is characterized by excellent diving experiences. Diving in the underwater world brings us to a colony of multicolored marine life, shimmering corals, and a great variety of reef life. Mauritius offers many opportunities for those who want to sail the sea. It is really fun to watch the life in the deep sea in its natural environment, and if you are afraid of encountering a big shark, do not panic, because it is very rare to find one. For those who are beginners, diving can be experienced under professional guidance. Training services are also available in most hotels.
- Wonderful Wildlife
A unique variety of wildlife will set out to alert you, which is quite exciting overall. Be it an ugly red bird, a pink dove, a giant turtle, or the most enduring animals in the world. The “home of the treetops” is a birdwatcher’s paradise, and Mauritius itself is home to more than 700 flowering plants, including the amazing Pandanus. Mauritius is home to many inhabiting reptiles. In order to preserve the natural flora and fauna of the place, efforts are being made, which include breeding in captivity, habitat restoration and the extermination of certain species.
- Mauritius Cuisine
Mauritius cuisine is an exotic blend of Chinese, European and Indian flavors. French influence dominates the Mauritian cuisine, and seafood is still the largest chunk of Mauritian cuisine. The best seafood ranges from local fish capitaine and calamari to crab soup and lobster. Eureka La Maison Creole is famous for its dry beef curry – a dish that should be enjoyed sitting on the open platform. A dessert of vanilla ice cream with grilled coconut is also a must in local restaurants.
- Amazing Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Garden, the oldest and most impressive garden among the other gardens in the world, is located in the southern hemisphere of Mauritius. This impressively sloping; “Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden” (commonly known as Pamplemousse) is home to deer, turtles and more than 650 species of plants and huge water lilies in the Lotus Pond. The garden also has spices, ebony, sugar cane and 85 varieties of palm trees from Central America, Asia, Africa, and the islands around the Indian Ocean. The gardens are located in the village of Pamplemousse, about seven miles northeast of the capital Port Louis.