Traveling to Mauritius
A stunning mix of Indian, Chinese, African, French and British influences, Mauritius is a stunning island in the Pacific Ocean that leaves no one indifferent.
Despite the fact that its famous white sands and luxury hotels are the most famous of the attractions, Mauritius has much more to offer you than the usual tropical islands: exciting mountain hikes, rock climbing, diving and the like.
Being away from the routes of most cargo ships, Mauritius was uninhabited until the 16th century, which allowed it to become one of the best examples of biodiversity in the world. It was chosen and inhabited by pirates until the French brought African slaves here to work on sugar cane plantations. Mauritius finally defended its independence in 1968.
Now Mauritius is one of the richest countries in Africa, successful, multicultural, where the peaceful coexistence of people and religions becomes an object of admiration. Croissants for breakfast and curry for dinner are ordered here, and colorful Indian temples are located next to French colonial-style mansions.
You will be offered a wonderful pastime on the beautiful beaches: You can go diving, snorkeling or rent a glass-bottomed boat and go along the Blue Bay, watching the fish and corals. For lovers of luxury, an excursion to a private island located not far away will be offered.
For souvenirs, go to the loud and noisy central market in Port Louis, or to the craft market in the port of Caudan. To enjoy the stunning views of Port Louis and the north, climb Le Pouce, a hill with a height of 812 meters. The ascent will take you about 2 hours, the start is in the village of La Laura. It will take you about two more hours to get to Port Louis.
An extraordinary natural phenomenon is the famous colored sands of Chamarelle.
This is the result of cooling volcanic rocks at different temperatures. Very beautiful. The nearby waterfall is also a good reason to visit.
For a family holiday, head to the Kasela Bird Park, located to the west. It boasts ninety aviaries located on 25 hectares, which are home to more than 140 species of birds. The most extraordinary of them is the pink pigeon - one of the rarest birds in the world. Uncover the visually stunning and engaging games by Betsoft and get ready to be captivated by their unique themes, impressive graphics, and rewarding features.