Every year,huge mob of visitors were observed in mauritius for several reasons.People love to visit here because of its astonishing beauty as well as the exciting weather.As this summer’s World Club 10s rugby tournament proved, Mauritius has a sporty take on paradise.
But did you know that this Indian Ocean island offers a multitude of activities and devasting adventures?
Few exotic destinations offer so many different pursuits to try in one place. You could combine one of Mauritius’ sports events – either as a participant or spectator – with any number of activities of your own, both on (and in) the crystal waters and amid the tropical landscapes.
Here are a few exciting suggestions… and however much energy you spend, a sun-kissed beach and cool cocktail will provide the rejuvenation.
- Walk on the sea bed
Mauritius is an excellent diving and snorkeling destination, but for something rare and different, try a sea walk. No experience is needed for you to don a special viewing helmet that is connected by a tube to an air supply on the surface and descend a ladder to the bottom. Ambling slowly along beneath the waves is a tremendous experience, especially as the super-clear waters are so full of colourful fish and thrillng sea creatures.
- Play golf on an island
It must have been a dream come true for Bernhard Langer when he was asked to design a golf course on a tiny exotic island. Ile aux Cerfs, just off the east coast, is a beauty, with fairways between volcanic outcrops and lush green forest, along with several lakes and a perfect setup of few holes where you need to shoot across a sea inlet. Most holes have an ocean view. The 18-hole layout has recently been upgraded and clubs can be rented.This place also being visited by the golf lovers.
- Hike a canyon
Mauritius has its own mini “grand canyons” – the Black River Gorges. Part of a national park, they are a magnet for trekkers who want a memorable hike, but one that is not too taxing. Smothered with rainforest, the rolling hills through which the gorges pass boast many flowering plants, rare birds and animals such as macaques. At the end of one gorge, you can cool off under a waterfall.
- Four-wheel fun
Quad biking is a stimulating way to get acquainted with the secret dodging landscapes of Mauritius. These one- or two-person all-terrain machines can go on the roughest tracks. Several of the guided routes ascend through forest to panoramic viewpoints; others take you to screeming waterfalls, nature reserves, sugar-cane plantations and clifftops.All the facilities are provided prior doing it like Safety briefings and helmets.
- Tangle with a tuna
There’s a big adrenalin rush as your reel screams, your rod bends and a hard-fighting tuna is on the end of your line. The waters around Mauritius are replete with not only big tuna but marlin, mako sharks, bonito and sailfish – world records have been set here. Fishing boats can be chartered exclusively or you can book a place on a shared boat for a half- or full-day trip.
- Swim with dolphins
In Mauritius, it is possible not only to observe dolphins from a small boat but to get in the water and swim with them – and have a moving and rock n roll experience. These enchanting mammals are active most mornings, sometimes in groups of 20 or more. After admiring the dolphins, your skipper may take you further out to sea to look for resident sperm whales or visiting humpbacks.Actually they are also quite interesting!!
- Equine enchantment
Even if you have never been on a horse before, a number of well-run stables around the island offer guided rides. Trotting along an empty beach is always a highlight – regular riders can even take their horses into the sea – while other options involve gently meandering through sugar plantations or along countryside trails, sharing your journey with the local wildlife.
- Whirlwind adventure
Mauritius’ ravishing landscapes are even more dramatic when viewed from the air, which is why a helicopter sightseeing flight is so irresistible. You’ll soar above the peaks, canyons, lagoons and islands, appreciating the palette of vibrant colours. It is also possible to take a lunch trip to a restaurant by helicopter, or even to a golf course – a great way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.
These are some of the mind blowing and thrilling activities you must try out if you are planning to visit this miraculous country called Mauritius.