Mauritius, nature’s wonderland created to pamper humans in each and every way possible, is one of the most sought after tourists’ destinations. Mauritius Island, lying on the Indian Ocean presents its guests with mesmerizing natural settings and umpteen numbers of sites to visit and activities to get involved in.
Mauritius is located 890 km east of Madagascar that is between 19°50′ and 20°32′ of south latitude and 57°18′ and 57°46′ of East Longitude. The island of Mauritius is approximately 1,865 km of land area and has a coastline of 330km. It is a part of Mascarene Islands.
Mauritius has Reunion, French island that is located 200 km to the South West and Rodrigues, a dependence of Mauritius that is located 600 km to the North East. The largest and capital city of Mauritius, Port Louis lies in the northwest.
Rose-Hill, Beau-Bassin, Curepipe, Vacoas, Phoenix, Quatre Bornes are few other important towns of Mauritius. Mauritius is believed to be approximately 8 million years old. Reunion is believed to have emerged 5 million years later while Rodrigues is supposedly only 1.5 million years old.
Mauritius offers mesmerising settings with great holidaying facilities and interesting sports options. The island of Mauritius unlike many other islands presents you not just with breathtaking beaches and romantic sunsets and sunrises but also with lush green forests and fields.
Along with snowy white beaches, cobalt blue sea, coral reefs, Mauritius has lush green forests and central plateau that are dotted by lakes along with extinct volcanic craters.
Mauritius has various other aspects too to make your stay a unique one. Along with nature, you are also pampered by the rejuvenating spa services along with mouth-watering cuisines treating your palate in the best way possible.
Activities to do in Mauritius
Apart from relaxing, there are many opportunities to add some excitement to your otherwise calm vacation. Water sports like snorkeling, diving, water skiing, windsurfing, kayaks, sailing, catamaran present excellent opportunities. The rich marine life and crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean make water sports even more exciting.
Not just these there are many land sports as well. Some of these are trekking, 4×4 excursions, hiking, rock-climbing, quad-biking, cycling, horse-riding, cycling and many more.
If interested in historical places, you can visit a few interesting historical sites such as Le Morne Cultural Landscape, the Aapravasi Ghat Immigration Depot, Champ de Mars. Visiting places such as Balaclava ruins, Temple Shivala, Labourdonnais Orchards can also make your vacation all the more special.
You can also go to Black River Gorges National Park. Mauritius boasts of rich flora and fauna. For instance, Mauritius boasts of exotic flora such as Amazonica water lilies, the rarest flower throughout the world along with over 60 different orchid species. Mauritius has almost 700 species of indigenous plants.
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