10 Photos That Will Spark Your Wanderlust For Mauritius

10 Photos That Will Spark Your Wanderlust For Mauritius

Mauritius, is an idyllic island with crystal clear waters, powder soft white sand, fringed with palm trees and has gorgeous weather. It was ranked among the top 10 countries to visit in 2018 according to Lonely Planet’s Best In Travel 2018. It has been popular as a honeymoon destination, as well as a great place for water sports enthusiasts, or those wanting a relaxing holiday on a slice of paradise.

Mauritius was known as the ‘Star and Key of the Indian Ocean’ during  the colonial days. This was due to its strategic position in the Indian Ocean. Today it is still a gem and has stunning beaches, lush rainforests and natural wonders, a fantastic temple, clear waters perfect for water sports or catamaran trips, and fantastic food.

Here are 10 photos from my trip to Mauritius, which will spark your wanderlust and make you add Mauritius to your travel radar.

Le Morne Beach, Mauritius

Le Morne Beach, Mauritius

Le Morne Beach, Mauritius

The stunning beaches in Mauritius look like they do in brochures.

 

Crystal Rock, Mauritius

Just off the south west coast of Mauritius, about 200 meters from the shore, you will find this rock in the middle of the ocean. It is called the Crystal Rock of Mauritius and is a place where you can dive and rest on this beautiful wonder of nature.

 

BBQ out at sea in Mauritius

Whilst in Mauritius, a Catamaran trip is a must, and some even offer a BBQ whilst sailing! It is a wonderful experience.

 

 Bois Cheri Tea Plantation, Mauritius

The tea tasting experience at Bois Cheri Tea Plantation is a must, especially with this incredible view!

 

Grand Bassin – Ganga Talao

A scenic and beautiful place to visit is Grand Bassin (Ganga Talao), where you will find a natural lake within an extinct volcano crater. According to mythology, the water here is linked to the sacred Ganges river in India. Many Hindus visit here and it is considered that taking a dip in this lake during the Shivratri festival is auspicious. Here you will also find a famous Hindu Temple with beautiful statues standing tall from the lake, and stunning views. You can go inside the temple for blessings and it is really worth visiting to see the architecture and the gorgeous statues.

 

Seven colours sand, Chamarel

Within Chamarel, a small village in Mauritius, is the unique seven colours sand. These were formed naturally and have hues of colours, ranging from yellow, red, brown, violet, purple, green and even blue. As you walk around the area you can get diverse views of the sand, as well as one from an observation deck.

 

Sunset in Mauritius

Sunsets in Mauritius are pretty spectacular, seeing the sky with its array of red, orange, pink and yellow hues.

 

Sugar cane in Mauritius

Mauritius has an abundant supply of sugar cane due to the sugar cane fields visible throughout the island. If you get a chance, definitely drink some sugar cane juice as it is so refreshing and delicious.

Le Morne, Mauritius

Now a historical world heritage site, Le Morne mountain, which is 550 metres high is a majestic mountain that stands as a cathedral for freedom, as it was where many runaway slaves sought refuge and hid. As the tale goes, the day that slavery got abolished, some slaves hadn’t heard about it yet and thought that some soldiers they sighted on the mountain, who were actually coming to give good news were actually dangerous and so they jumped to their deaths to avoid being captured. You can see Le Morne from various points of the island, but you can also go up it!

If you w0uld like to read more about the ‘Things to do in Mauritius,’ I have a post all about it here.

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Binita Shah-Patel

Hi, I’m Binny – a writer, dreamer, serial wanderluster and travel addict. I am originally from Kenya but now live in London. I set up this blog to share my experiences eating out as well as travelling.

I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way.

It’s my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible.

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2 Comments

  1. May 13, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    I really want to go!

  2. May 15, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    I really want to go to Mauritius, it has been on my list for a while, those sunsets and blue waters!

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