For a good number of holidaymakers, Mauritius is a privileged holiday destination. Due to its geographical position, its breathtaking beaches, its very modest pace of life, the island enjoys many factors that play in its favor.
Have you decided to visit the most beautiful island in the Indian Ocean? What to do in Mauritius? We offer you the list of the 7 most interesting things not to miss during your trip.
# 1 Skydiving
If you have traveled to the most amazing tropical island of the South Indian Ocean, then you definitely do not want to miss this unique experience.
If you are not afraid to jump from an airplane at 3000 meters above sea level, skydiving is definitely for you.
Are you at your first experience? So you will probably do it in tandem. You will be tied to another person through a series of carabiners and knots. Do not worry, the experience is totally safe. Once you’re thrown off the plane, conquering yourself, good eyesight, adrenaline and lots of fun is all you’ll feel. Your free fall will only last a short time – probably less than a minute, depending on how high you jump.
Do not forget to enjoy the view!
# 2 Water Skiing
You may have seen it on TV or in Hollywood blockbusters. Water skiing is the water sport that makes us all dream. Sliding on the water at high speed gives you ecstasy and a rush of adrenaline. If you are staying in a hotel, you may enjoy this activity for free.
Mauritius is the paradise of kite surfing. Surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, kite surfing is possible all year round. If you have never tried before, this is the perfect opportunity to do it. Mauritius benefits from the fact that it is located in the tropics and the temperature of the water is excellent throughout the year. Try it and you will be surprised!
# 4 Dance the Sega
During your stay, you will inevitably hear Séga as soon as you get off the plane or when you arrive at the hotel. A typical music of the island. The songs are hectic and accompanied by the sounds of goat skin drums. Often hotels or individuals organize parties where a fire is lit and dancers dance around. You will also find that dancers will be dressed in an exotic and colorful manner, which may compel you to buy some similar dresses.
# 5 Gastronomy
The Mauritian Gastronomy is probably the most varied in the world. The reason is simple. The Mauritian cuisine is a mix of several types of cuisine – European, Asian and African. However, Asian cuisine had a greater influence.
If you are staying at a hotel, we suggest you try the small restaurants you will find here – and ask them for local dishes. You will not regret it. But if you are in a villa in Mauritius, you can always try the restaurants nearby. Mauritians tend to eat very spicy. Be wary, their definition of spicy could very well be skewed because they use spices in almost every dish. Ask for the “frying mine” dish made from noodles, the “Duriz fry”, the “Reversed Bowl”, the “Briani”, “Ladob Poul” or “Massala”. Enjoy your meal!
# 6 The Shopping
In the last ten years, shopping centers have mushroomed across the island. The advantage of shopping in Mauritius is that thirty six Mauritian rupees equals to one dollar and forty six rupees are equivalent to one euro. Your purchases will definitely be cheap. Items like clothes are selling at very affordable prices. Visit the central market, you will find a variety of cheap items like sunglasses, clothes, shoes or other small items that you can buy as gifts. However, you can also find famous international brands almost everywhere or you can go to the Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius.
# 7 Visit the famous “La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes”
It is one of the few places in the world where you can really admire crocodiles and alligator in captivity. The center is found in the center of a forested valley with natural springs of water in the southern part of the island. People who have visited the park say that it is an incredible and unique place in the world. The natural streams are loaded with several species of fish very brightly colored. While strolling in the park you will weave through giant bamboo, banana, palm trees