Mauritius, where the beaches are an invitation to relax, the cuisine is full of exoticism and the sun is omnipresent, is one of those destinations that make you dream. More than 9,000 kilometres from France, this country in the Indian Ocean is undeniably different.
Mauritius, a jewel in the Indian Ocean
Here, everything is pleasure and happiness. This pearl of the Mascarene archipelago is a beautiful tropical destination where people come from far and wide to enjoy its magnificent white sand beaches. The expanses of fine sand are shaded by coconut trees and bathed in turquoise and crystal clear waters, a real postcard setting. The beaches of Trou aux Biches, Ile aux Cerfs, Belle Mare and Flic en Flac are just some of the places where it is good to swim and sunbathe.
Water sports are also abundant on the coast, and there is something for everyone. Kitesurfing, windsurfing, fishing or day cruising, there are many ways to enjoy the beautiful waters of the region. There are other exciting experiences available to visitors to this part of the Indian Ocean. You can go on a sea excursion and swim with dolphins in their natural environment on the west coast. Or head to the south-east of the island, to Blue Bay, for a snorkelling session.
Mauritius is not just about beautiful beaches and warm waters. The country is also home to places of incredible beauty that are unique in the world. Adventurers will find a wonderful playground in this region, especially in the Black River Gorges National Park where you can go trail riding.
The Tamarin Falls and the famous seven-coloured land of Chamarel are nearby. You can also set down your bags in the north or east of the island, in a green setting adorned with coconut trees, facing the sea. Whatever your preference, the island can be visited in a few days, which offers the opportunity to discover its emblematic sites, such as the Pamplemousses Garden, the Labourdonnais yards, the Cap Malheureux and its red-roofed church, as well as the Mascareignes Reserve.
If the weather permits, it is even possible to make a foray to Rodrigues Island. For your accommodation, think of renting villas in Mauritius to make your stay even more wonderful!