W alking barefoot on the Mauritian white sands, sipping spiced rum with jellied coconut, looking at the vast azure stretch of water, sounds heavenly? Well, our dear old Mark Twain had similar feelings for these exotic islands when he said, “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.”
These islands situated far east of Madagascar is indeed heavenly. These isolated yet exotic islands are made for the pleasure and peace seeking souls of the world. Mauritius has always been considered as one of the famous honeymoon destinations in the world. No wonder why! With ecstatic beaches, invigorating sights of sunset in romantic set-ups, Mauritius provides a perfect getaway for the love-birds. But what is important is the fact that Mauritius is not only the best tourist spot for honeymooners but also for troops of families and friends.
MOUTH-WATERING CUISINES TO PAMPER YOUR TASTE-BUDS
Something that every single person enjoys regardless of their age is delicious delicacies. The restaurants and hotels in Mauritius serve you with mouth-watering mix of Asian and Indian flavors. From savoury smoked marlin to pineapple and chilli sorbet, everything that Mauritius has to offer are prepared keeping in mind the taste of adults as well as kids and will make you want more of it!
WORK UP YOUR ADRENALINE!
After the entire yummy tummy treats, you will want to keep yourself active unless you want to put on extra kilos when you go back home. Some fancy calorie burners that Mauritius offers you are:
Scuba diving (where you can see the vibrant and exotic fish and corals)
Mountain biking in Maccabee forest
Skydiving (there’s nothing so amazing as a considerably safe free fall)
Kite surfing lessons (all specially made to savour your adrenaline!)
These activities are perfect for adventure lovers.
Other activities Planet Rovers offers you (that even your li’l kids can enjoy) are:
A full day Catamaran tour of the outlandish Tamarin Bay and Cruise Isle Aux Aigrettes, a tour of the exotic Ilot Gabriel and Ile Aux Cerfs from where you can not only enjoy the soothing setting sun but also experience the vast majestic blue ocean.
Seaplane tour: imagine yourself on a seaplane, hovering over the majestic stretch of azure and exploring these breath taking islands from up there! Wanna miss? I guess, no!
Dolphin watching by speed boat is yet another amazing experience. You can have close encounter with the Bottle-nosed and Spinner dolphins that cross your path.
Whale watching. Who would want to miss exploring these giants of the ocean! Watching the marine life up-close is something you’ll never forget and regret!
SIGHTS FOR THE ENTHUSIASTIC ROVERS
Mauritius has plenty of food for the eyes and soul too. Sights that are thrilling not only for adults but for children are scattered all over Mauritius. The Black River Gorges National Park, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, the Blue Penny Museum are all a must visit. Children, especially, will be mesmerized to see the giant water lilies, the deer enclosures and the giant tortoises in SSR Botanical Garden, explore science and technology in the Rajiv Gandhi Centre, spend a day with the big cats in the safari parks and how calming seems the endless time spent relaxing on either a Catamaran or the beach. For more nature related amazing moments, visit Chamarel, which has a spectacular waterfall and a bizarre yet fabulous geological formation called the Seven Coloured Earth- a dune like structure in seven vibrant colours. Amazingly weird nature! After all the exhausting adventure sports and sightseeing, your body will definitely want to regain energy for the next day. For that, every hotel has options to pamper you with spa treatments, which will ready you for the next day full of adventures to be venture. Every hotel also has kids’ clubs which offers various activities to entertain the young souls.
Getting away from the monotonous life for some time and spending a spectacular holiday in some far off country is much needed for some people and a refreshing break revitalizes the body, mind and soul. For that, Mauritius is the perfect choice. What better than a luxurious vacation spent in the laps of nature! Mauritius is not only for honeymooners, but a perfect hotspot for everyone. It has something to offer for everyone and those who have experienced it, will guarantee you that it’s way more than just a honeymoon destination.
Mauritius not only offers you thrilling experiences like zip-lining, snorkeling, and scuba diving but also provides you with the ecstatic experience that unites you with the nature. These experiences make sure to bring you closer to the raw nature, the natural state of nature! And all these breath-taking experiences will turn the “Why Mauritius?” into “Why not Mauritius!” So, let us drop the inhibitions, if any, and just believe our dearly beloved Mark Twain’s description of this heavenly country!