Anyone that knows me, already knows that I cannot shut up about my recent trip to Mauritius. Mauritius, an island nation, is known for its pristine white sandy beaches, blue lagoons, and coral reefs. With over 200 leisure activities provided by this island, Mauritius is a perfect holiday destination for all kinds of travelers.
This place is very close to my heart, so I wanted to share 5 top things to do in Mauritius that everybody should at least try on their trip to the land of Dodos.
1. Go for underwater Sea Walk
Mauritius is home to some of the world’s most spectacular coral reefs and marine life ever to be witnessed. You can safely walk underwater on the ocean bed (about 3-4m depth) and witness firsthand the mesmerizing marine life of Mauritius.
A helmet with a transparent visor is placed on your head to allow you to normally breathe under the water. Lifeguards accompany you every step of the process to guarantee your safety.
Once there you will experience the undersea world from up close and will enjoy walking on the ocean floor which will give you feelings of walking on the moon. The lifeguards will provide you with some fish food so that fishes can come closers to eat. It’s a thrilling experience to feed them from the palm of your hand.
You can capture this moment with a go-pro yourself or ask the divers to make a CD for your memories.
2. Take an underwater submarine ride
One of the highlights of my trip to Mauritius is the Blue Safari submarine ride. You can enjoy a dream adventure of going underwater to 35 meters depth on board of a real submarine. An hour Submarine ride will take you through the faunas, coral reefs, and shipwreck sites.
To enjoy this wonderful experience, you don’t’ necessarily need to know swimming or diving. I can guarantee you, this experience will change the way you look at Ocean afterward.
3. Try Mauritian cuisine
Mauritius is often described as the melting pot of different cultures due to people coming from different lands to work here during the initial days of its settlements. Mauritian food is also affected by all these and has taken its own shape throughout the years.
It is clear evidence that you should definitely try out some of their delicacies like Farata (a Mauritian take on Indian parathas), Dholl Puri (a lip-smacking thin wheat bread with ground split peas stuffing, often served with spicy curries, pickle or chutney), Mine Frites (a fried noodle, topped with fried onions and chillis) and of course its homemade Rums.
If you have a bit of sweet tooth, then I will suggest you taste Napolitaine (are typical cakes from Mauritius, found almost everywhere), Gato Coco (This are coconut candies based on milk, grated coconut, and sugar) and one of my favorites Alouda (Mauritian spin on Indian Faloodas)
4. Go for Dolphin watching
Mauritius provides a unique chance to explore the spectacular lives of these magnificent marine mammals in their aquatic habitat without posing any threats to them. This is one of the top things to do in Mauritius for every island lover.
Swimming with dolphins and encountering whales are both incredibly moving experiences. The boat ride to the middle of the Ocean is ever breathtaking.
Make sure to pre-book your Dolphin watching tour before you land in Mauritius in peak seasons otherwise it becomes extremely difficult to get a spot on the boat in last moment.
5. Experience Skydiving in Mauritius
Skydiving makes you feel light as a bird, flying in the air, enjoying the breathtaking views below. The flight before the jump offers a complete 360º aerial view of entire Mauritius’s beautiful coastline, inland, and scenic mountains.
The Tandem skydiving is very popular with first-timers. It refers to a form of Skydiving where the student is attached with the Tandem instructor with a harness who guides the student throughout the process from jumping to safely landing with a minimum training from student’s side.
An hour-long Sky-diving experience is a once in a lifetime experience that will leave you speechless and with an epic bragging rights.
So, if you are planning a trip to Mauritius, don’t forget to try this thing out. Cheers!
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