Mauritius, the island nation which is mesmerizing in every sense of the adjective; a country which sits pretty as the most popular Beach Travel Destination not just in the Asian region but also in the West. What is the really striking about Mauritius are its beaches, palm trees and turquoise waters. Make no mistake, if you choose to give this destination a miss, you deny yourself something magical. Soak in the breathtaking vistas from your mountain chalet. Breathe in the wild air from your meditations through our handpicked venues. Immerse in the beauty of our enigmatic cultures and savor authentic cuisine from fresh local produce.
- Le Morne Brababt- This UNESCO world heritage site offers everything you could want in a destination. The travelers have found much admiration to the keen beauty. As part of activity, a hike can race your heart pumping but also relieve the stress once your eyes meet the beautiful views of the country and a rich history. This magnificent mountain is seen as a symbol of resistance (literally as well as figuratively). Its history is rooted in stories of runaway slaves seeking refuge in its caves. Today, it is still a beautiful sanctuary for all who visit and a reminder of the struggle against slavery. Thus, this hiking path on the island, with easy to follow paths and unparalleled views of the South West Coast.
- Pamplemousse Botanical Garden- One of the most popular attractions in Mauritius, the Pamplemousse Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens you will ever find yourself in. One of the prime attractions is the spectacular giant water lilies. Some of these lilies do resemble antenna dishes! You will feel like a fairy queen in this garden of lilies. The garden is like the dwelling for fascinating native species of plant and wildlife that call this garden home. With over 650 varieties of flora it’s definitely worth a visit!
- The colored earth of Chamarel- This natural phenomenon has amazed tourist from all over the world. These unique sand dunes comprise of seven different colors, from red to blue to yellow, all tangled together like a beautiful, shadowy illusion. These colors were created over time by the conversion of basaltic lava to clay minerals. Sunny days, particularly at sunrise, are the most spectacular times to see these everlasting colored sands. This is also a site which has a dedicated playground, some small curio shops and, of course, some giant tortoises!
- Spot a Pink pigeon- The pink pigeon, native to Mauritius, was on the brink of extinction in the 1980’s. But thanks to the dedication of conservationists the future of the pink pigeon is much brighter! The Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve has also been famed as the place which gives a glimpse of what they call ‘Mauritius in miniature’. This small piece of land is a reflection of what Mauritius was like before carnage of deforestation destroyed 90% of their forests. Here you can see rare native plants, get to know huge tortoises and of course see the beautiful pink pigeon!
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