Mauritius has got to be one of the most beautiful places on the planet. But don’t take our word for it. Check out this new video to see for yourself…
Like what you see? Read on to find out more about the places featured in our video…
Tropical island stereotypes are all present and correct on this beach, which unravels for 12 kilometres along the west coast. Sapphire blue water laps gently against icing sugar sands. And there are coral reefs that create a sheltered lagoon for safe swimming. Hang around ‘til sunset – like you need much convincing – and you’ll see the sky turn a dusky shade of purple.
This park is an untouched expanse of unruly, mountainous forest, sprinkled with waterfalls and rocky cliff faces. Explore on foot by following one of the 3 to 4-hour hiking trails. Or see it from the comfort of a coach with one of our island day tours. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the wild boar, cheeky macaque monkeys and deer that live here.
This is basically an almighty dune formed by powdery grains of sand every colour of the rainbow. Although it looks like the aftermath of the world’s biggest and best Holi Festival, it’s actually a natural phenomenon, caused by volcanic rock mixing with natural chemicals in the earth.
It’s not only beaches that Mauritius excels in, as proved by these impressive gardens. The park is so big you could spend a whole week exploring and still not see it all. With that in mind, don’t miss the super-sized water lilies, and the aldabra tortoises. You’d struggle to fit your arms around one of these giants of the reptile world, but you’ll want to try because they’re oh so cute.
This beautiful temple is built in the shape of a human body, with areas designed to represent different parts, like the heart and the brain. Its facades are covered from head to toe – literally – in multi-coloured figurines of Hindu gods. You’ll find it in the island’s capital, Port Louis, and admission is free.
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Author: Sarah Robinson
Published: June 18, 2015
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