Embraced by the ravishing blue waters of the Indian Ocean on all four sides, Mauritius is an astonishing beauty that is sure to enthrall the eyes and spirits of the visitors. Officially called The Republic of Mauritius, Mauritius is a tetrad of islands, namely Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agaléga and St. Brandon. Spread across an area of 2,040 square kilometers, Mauritius is blessed with lush green wilderness, an array of wildlife, magnificent mountains, howling waterfalls, far-reaching white sand beaches, and crystal-clear turquoise blue lagoons to complement the picturesque wonder Mauritius is.
The charm and elegance of Mauritius are captivating, making its visitors yearn for more. Apart from being a reservoir of abundant natural treasures, Mauritius is also a very culturally rich haven with divergent ethnic, linguistic, religious, and cultural groups inhabiting it. According to the Global Peace Index of 2019, Mauritius is ranked as one of the safest or most peaceful countries, making it a favorite destination for tourists from all over the globe.
Tourism in Mauritius has experienced steady growth in the past few years for obvious reasons. Tourism is the fourth major contributor to the economy of Mauritius and has approximately 1 million visitors arriving in Mauritius annually to experience and relish the mind-blowing allurement this place has in store. Being a hub of tourists, this African island country has ample of options to stay in and dine at. Ranging from budget dormitories to extremely posh resorts stays, name it, and our Mauritius Tour Packages have it!
The pleasant, bright, sunny tropical climate that welcomes visitors to Mauritius all throughout the year is the cherry on top of the cake. Whichever time of the year you choose to visit; the weather of Mauritius never ceases to comfort and offer warmth. Though there isn’t much variation, the months from November to April witness the summers and May indicates the onset of winter that extends up until October.
5 unique sights that make Mauritius, Magical are-
- Seven colored earth of Chamarel
Though Mauritius is often hailed for its white sand beaches and turquoise blue water, there is yet another treasure hidden in the village of Chamarel that is sure to drop some jaws with its spectrum of colors. Also known as Terres de 7 Couleurs, the colored earth of Chamarel is a well-known tourist attraction, acclaimed for its extraordinary geographical formation. Stretching afar are multicolored sand dunes that look like a view from straight out of a painting. Blue, violet, purple, yellow, green, brown, and red sand is a treat to the eyes, and a little piece of this wonder could be taken home as a souvenir.
- Belle Mare Plage Beach
Mauritius is most visited for its beaches, and Belle Mare Plage Beach is one of the most preferred beaches among the lot for its uniqueness and charm. Surrounded by a very shallow lagoon rich with coral reefs, this beach is an experience like none other. The calmness of the waters makes Belle Mare Plage a favorite among families with kids. This beach is also a winner among water sports enthusiasts, as a snorkeling bay.
- Rochester Falls
If white sand and sea water weren’t enough, Mauritius has yet more in store to treat the eyes and soul. Rochester Falls, located towards the south of Mauritius in Savanne River, is a fascinating beauty. Gushing down from a height of 10 meters, the milky-white water falling into a crystal clear pool amidst plush greenery can be one of the coolest feasts your eyes can witness, while in Mauritius.
- Blue Bay Marine Park
Exuberant with 38 different varieties of corals and 72 species of fish, Blue Bay Marine Park would be a unique experience. That’s right! Unlike most of the other wildlife parks we visit, this is a park with a difference. Being an underwater park in itself makes this spot a gripping adventure. Those who are not keen on diving can still revel in this one of a kind experience from a glass bottom boat.
- Albion Light House
Located on the west coast of Mauritius, Albion Light House, Pointe Aux is an architectural marvel that also has historical relevance. It is one of the best sunset spots in Mauritius and is an ideal location to spend a peaceful dusk overlooking the setting sun, painting the blue sea orange.
Other mesmerizing sights in Mauritius that should not be missed include the cascading falls of Tamarind which is also one of the highest waterfalls in Mauritius, the enchanting city of Mahebourg, Ilot Gabriel Beach, Grand Bassin which is a pilgrimage spot for Hindus, Le Morne beach hidden among gigantic mountains and the volcano of Trou Aux cerfs. The island of Mauritius is a vault of multitudes of natural landscapes and has elegance, even in its nooks and corners.
Apart from witnessing the natural beauty of Mauritius, most of the tourists prefer this land for indulging in some adrenaline-fuelled water sports, trekking, hiking, canyoning, zip lining and to enjoy cruises and yachts. Mauritius is one such place that has something for everyone. This island heaven is one of the most preferred honeymoon destinations and shouldn’t be missed while ticking off the list of the most breathtaking and must-visit places on earth.
Well known for beaches, Mauritius has a lot for you. What I love most about Mauritius are water adventurous activities. One of my favorites is Deep sea Fishing. You will find a lot of species in the seawater and the surrounding area. Even competition is also held in the month of February-March every year for deep-sea fishing and various world records have also been held.