A part of the Mascarene Archipelago, the island of Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean, off the south-eastern coast of Africa. This island-nation is well-known all over the world for its rich and varied natural reserves.
Surrounded by lofty and mighty mountains and dotted with tropical forests, the scenic natural beauty of Mauritius is an attraction in itself. The vast stretches of virgin beaches covered with sparkling, white sands, the coral reefs and the transparent backwaters comprise Mauritius attractions
. The serene and picturesque surroundings of the islands make it one of the most popular tourist and honeymoon destinations in the world.
Being an island-country, Mauritius has some of the most spectacular beaches of the world, located in the eastern, western and northern parts. The emerald blue waters of the lagoons, the small pictorial rivulets and the stunning coral reefs border beaches in Mauritius. The vast stretches of undulating beaches of soft, white sands are dotted with bunches of casuarina trees and coconut palms. The tranquility of these beaches has altogether a different appeal on the sense organs of not only the sea-lovers, but also all those vacationing there.
Blue Bay, Baie du Tamarin, Cap Malheureux, Belle Mare and Flic-en Flac are some of the most well-known beaches in Mauritius. The exotic beaches are ideal places for practicing water sports like kayaking, swimming, glass bottom cruising on boats, scuba diving, water skiing, snorkeling, boating and other exciting water sports. In fact, the Mauritius beaches are considered to be reserves of unusual natural beauty.
Major Attractions in Mauritius
- The Grand Bay
It is considered to be a traveler's and shopper's paradise and is a major tourist attraction of Mauritius. It is mainly known for its vibrant nightlife, where the travelers enjoy a fun-filled night in the discotheques, bars and restaurants, amidst tasty foods, sparkling drinks and rocking music.
- Black River Gorges
Black River Gorges is a 6,574 hectares national park founded in 1994, for protecting the local forests in Mauritius. The stunning landscape of the park, together with common plants and rare species of birds attract several bird watchers and animal lovers.
Casela is a bird sanctuary located in the district of Riviere Noire. Stretching for more than 25 hectares, it has as many as 140 species of birds coming from all the five continents. The exotic fish ponds, orchids, deer, tortoises, monkeys, and tigers comprise are added attractions of this place.
- Ile aux Cerfs
Ile aux Cerfs is the most scenic beach in Mauritius and an ideal destination for various water sports activities.
- Dutch ruins
The Dutch ruins at Vieux Grand Port comprising the first Dutch forts, speak a lot about the Dutch settlements on the island in the historic periods.
are indeed enchanting lifetime experiences treasured by the visitors. It is absolutely a tourist's paradise, and an ideal romantic destination as well. The exquisite stretches of sprawling pristine seashores along with varied beach activities makes vacationing real fun, entertaining and memorable in Mauritius.
||Popular Travel Destinations in Mauritius
|Mahebourg||Heritage Golf Club|
|Grand Baie||Le Touessrok Golf|
|Port Louis||Tamarin Bay|
|Black River District||Ile Des Deux Cocos|
|Tamarind Falls||Chazal Ecotourisme|
|Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden||Casela Nature And Leisure Park|
|Ile Aux Cerfs||Black River Gorges National Park|
|Divers'Ocean||L'Aventure Du Sucre|