Being on an island means a lot of interactions with water. Sometimes even with sand. Let your body get loaded with vitamin D and your inner camera (a.k.a. eyes and brain) take the moments. Our list of things to do in/near the Indian ocean of Mauritius follows.
Relax on the beach
Good news! All the beaches on Mauritius are public. Take advantage and explore as many beaches as you can.
Sweat on the beach
Drinking cocktails is much less energy consuming but sports are so much more rewarding. Why not combine them?
Every self-respecting beach accommodation would have an endless pool to spoil with the cool perspective. Take the camera and spent some minutes away from the ocean for a change.
Stand-up pedaling and kayaking
Activities like this could come for free if you’re staying at a hotel on the beach. The only advice is to go for pedaling and kayaking with calm waters. Low tide gives the amazing opportunity for first-timers and inexperienced kayakers and pedalers to gain experience while being amazed by the surroundings.
Parasailing has pretty reasonable price in Mauritius, even better than Bulgaria. The views, as you can imagine, are spectacular. And don’t worry – “No landing in water”.
Snorkeling and diving
Swimming is more than pleasant when you can see everything underwater. Few steps from the beach or in hidden reefs, the vast flora and fauna wouldn’t disappoint. If you are patient enough, you can see vividly-colored fish hiding from you in the corals.
Yachting/Boating along the coastline
You can spent days circling the island and it won’t be enough. While you can select the type of the vehicle and the extras along you cruise, you have no choice when it comes to what you’ll see.
It is just beautiful.
Exploring smaller islands
Boats will take you to smaller paradises like L’Ille aux Cerfs. Although there are no cerfs (deers) anymore, you won’t regret going there.
Dance on the beach
Put on the shoes of the locals (meaning be barefoot) and sway into the rhythm of sega music. Respect the history and feel like slaves did after a hard day – nothing would really matter, just let it go!
Keep in mind that the island has even more to offer. There is certainly a lot you can go away from the shore and without a swimming suit. Enjoy the inner part of Mauritius!