When we think about Mauritius, the image of cobalt blue water and sandy white beaches conjures before our eyes. However, Mauritius is not only a place to laze on the beach, and swim and snorkel in the sea. There is so much to do and see on the picturesque island, which are difficult to accomplish in a single vacation. If you are visiting Mauritius on a short vacation, don’t miss the following attractions.
Catamaran cruise to Ile aux Cerfs Island
To explore the scenic natural beauty of Mauritius, consider going on a catamaran cruise. The luxury trip starts from Trou D’Eau Douce. It will first take you to the Grand River. Here small boats will transport you upstream to the Grand River Waterfalls. You can take a break and snorkel or swim in the crystal clear water of the lagoon. Here you can’t help admiring the breathtaking underwater marine life along the coral reefs. At the end of your underwater adventure, you can enjoy a sumptuous lunch on board the catamaran. The catamaran will now sail to the Ile aux Cerfs Island on the east cost. The white beach, lined by palm trees, is the perfect place to enjoy the afternoon. The return trip to Trou D’Eau Douce will be equality attractive.
Once you arrive in Trou D’Eau Douce, remember to visit the lovely restaurants of the town to sample the local delicacies.
Black River Gorges National Park
Surrounded by pine forests and rugged mountains, this is a perfect hiking and picnicking spot of Mauritius. This National Park is extremely popular among bird watchers. In very few places around the world, you will find so many different rare bird species. You can scale the mountain to reach the Black River Peak, the highest point on Mauritius.
Mauritius Botanical Garden
This oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere is home to a wide species of plants from Africa, Asia and Central America. The major attractions of the garden are the giant water lilies, the palms and the spice garden.
Chamerel Park is a geological wonder, where you will find seven different colors adorning the earth at a single place. The neighboring waterfall and the lush vegetation cover create a fairytale-like ambiance.
Fresh coconut milk massage
Don’t miss a rejuvenating full body massage with fresh coconut milk in a spa on the island.