World class diving courtesy of the world’s third-largest coral reef and an unusually high concentration of rare flora and fauna. Mauritius is not just an idyllic island but a rich country both for its culture and biodiversity.
The island is encompassed by white sandy beaches reminiscent of paradise, situated 2000 kilometres from the South-East African coast. The depth of scenery is more than unusual, predominantly thanks to the volcanic activity resulting in its creation of vast gorges, flowing rivers and encircling mountains. One of Mauritius’ unique features is the ‘Underwater Waterfall’, created by a geological upheaval it is an optical illusion caused by silt and sand falling into a deep ocean drop-off that when seen from the air looks like a cascading waterfall under the sea.
Mauritius has something for all travellers whether you want to relax and spend time on the beach or in the hotel spa, or explore the island. You can go hiking or hire a bicycle and add some adventure, it is a place for all to enjoy. One thing to try is the Cameron, a large lobster-like prawn found in the waters surrounding Mauritius, a true local delicacy.