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Mauritius - Tourist Activities

02 April 2013

When you visit Mauritius, you will naturally be looking forward to lazing around on a stunning beach, catch some sun and relaxation.  However...Mauritius is so much more than just the stunning beaches, crystal clear lagoons and an enjoyable hotel.  The ideal Mauritius vacation is the one where you can experience some of the best the island have to offer. 

Apart from all the exciting land and watersport activities offered free of charge by most of the Mauritian Hotels, below are some of the most recommendable activities and excursions that is a must when you visit Mauritius:

Jardin Botanique de Pamplemousses which is located near Port Louis in the North of Mauritius.  The Botanical gardens consist of 25 Hectares of exotic Mauritian fauna.  Here you will find the giant Victorial Regia Water Lilies, the Talipot Palm, Lotuses, Sugar Canes, Spices and many more rare plant life.

Coloured earths of Chamarel is located in the South-West of Mauritius near the Chamarel waterfalls.  The coloured earths consists of the 7 coloures of the earth is volcanic rocks influenced by erosion and weather.  Here you will also find the 90 meter Chamarel Falls flowing from the St. Denis River.
Ile Aux Cerfs located just off the East Coast of Mauritius.  This island boasts some of the most stunning beaches with soft white sands and the clearest lagoons.  This is well worth the visit, no matter where you stay on Mauritius.  Most hotels have a catamaran cruise (half/full day) to the island of Ile Aux Cerfs.  Here you can indulge in some excellent snorkelling and some exciting optional watersport activities. 

Casela Bird Park is a bird-lover's paradise.  The park is located in the West of Mauritius and accommodates more that 140 rare bird species.
Trou aux Cerfs Crate Curepipe:  Covered by woodlands, but great views around the island.

Port Louis - which is the Capital of Mauritius.  Visit the city for good shopping, its various shops and markets, restaurants, the rich history and experience the culture of Mauritius.   

Grand Baie is the tourist town of Mauritius located in the North-West with some exciting night life, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.  

Some exciting activities that are generally offered as an optional extra excursion includes:
Undersea Walk - where you will carry a helmet over your head providing you with oxygen while you walk on the bottom of the sea viewing the variety of fish and marine life.  This is quite an exciting experience and highly recommended. 
Why not try some parasailing and hover high above the ocean with a birds eye view of your stunning surroundings while being pulled by a motorboat below.
Quad Biking, bicycle hire and mountain biking can also be some of the most exciting activities for that adrenalin rush, or to experience the island and its surrounds. 

All the above is only a drop in the ocean compared to the variety of activities and attractions Mauritius has on offer.  Why not hire a car for a minimal rate per day and explore the island in your own time.  You won't regret it! 

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