Top 5 experiences in Mauritius

In Mauritius, you have every opportunity to admire the island from every angle. Your playground begins on land, extends to the sea and soars into the air. Experiences such as canyoning, climbing, diving and skydiving are available. Put your adventurous skills to the test on one of our exceptional hikes through the peaks. Or opt for a peaceful stand-up paddle, snorkel in our lagoons or dive into the depths of the Indian Ocean for a thrilling experience.  Here are the top 5 experiences not to be missed in Mauritius. 

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Kitesurfing in Mauritius

Kitesurfing, an experience not to be missed

Renowned for its pristine beaches and blue waters, Mauritius has become a destination of choice for kitesurfing beginners and professionals alike in recent years, thanks in particular to the prestigious international competitions held on the island. Magnificent waves, remarkable wind, untamed nature, we’ve got it all…  

For kitesurfers, the Morne peninsula is a spot that needs no introduction. Ranked among the best in the world, the legendary One-eye is a fast, hollow, powerful and long wave. Off the southwest coast, along the towering Morne Brabant, this world-class surf spot is an experience not to be missed. The best time of the year to catch waves and surf the One-eye is winter, in May to be precise. From June to September, it’s windy season. Water temperature fluctuates between 22ºC and 26ºC, with a maximum tidal range of 1.2 meters. The One-Eye wave is reserved for professional kitesurfers, but we have the ideal spots, Pointe d’Esny, Anse la Raie and Belle Mare among others. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you can take advantage of exclusive one-to-one introductory sessions with a private coach.  

Diving in Mauritius

Deep-sea enthusiasts, take a trip into the deep blue to discover the most active reefs. Mauritius is also a paradise for multicolored fish and shipwrecks. Diving is a year-round activity. In summer, water temperatures can soar to 27 degrees, offering an underwater landscape teeming with life. In winter, the gentle murmur of whales will enhance your exploration of the deep! It’s possible to discover a variety of dive sites around Mauritius.  

Experienced divers will prefer the most famous sites, such as the Cathedral in the west of the country, Coin de Mire, Whale Rock with a depth of up to 38 meters, and Holt’s Rock, which plunges to 25 meters. With heavenly diving conditions all year round and water temperatures ranging from 23 to 30°C, beginners can explore the diverse aquatic life of the coral gardens. Dives on reefs and wrecks offer the most experienced divers an impressive underwater world of calm and discovery. Ocean explorer and underwater photographer Hugues Vitry escorts thrilling escapes to these evocative sites for a unique and unrivalled experience. He made a major discovery of an exceptional site where many black-tailed sharks congregate, evolving in the turbulent waters. The seabed in Mauritius is extraordinary, with multicolored fish, turtles, dolphins, sharks and whales. 

Hiking in Mauritius

Mauritius is not just about heavenly beaches and crystal-clear waters. For lovers of adventure and exploration, the island offers a dazzling backdrop for unforgettable hikes. Tackle the island’s majestic mountains, where every trail tells a story millions of years old. The iconic Le Morne mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding turquoise lagoon. It’s more than just a hike, it’s an immersion in history. The island’s steep gorges and hidden waterfalls invite you to an intoxicating dance with nature. Explore the Black River gorges, where lush vegetation creates a spectacle of colors and textures.  

Hiking in Mauritius

Don’t forget to make a detour to Tamarin Falls, whose roaring cascade offers a roaring escape. Fans of coastal hiking will be delighted by the trails that wind along the coastline. From Pointe d’Esny to Baie du Cap, every step offers a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean. Walk along the wild cliffs of Gris-Gris and let yourself be lulled by the sound of waves crashing against the rocks. The endemic flora and fauna of Mauritius are revealed along the way. Meet the colorful birds, rare plants and unique species that call these unspoilt landscapes home. Each hike becomes an ecological adventure, an exploration of the island’s natural treasures. 

View from the sky

Maurice is beautiful from above!

Whether in the mountains or over the lagoon. Exceptional launch sites, nature as far as the eye can see and optimal aerological conditions all year round make Mauritius a popular destination for all those who cherish the art of flying. There’s no denying that Mauritius has a lot to offer! For an authentic dose of adrenalin, try parasailing from Trou d’Eau Douce beach in Mauritius. Attached to an imposing sail, let yourself be carried through the air while enjoying a breathtaking view of the whole island, with particular emphasis on the beaches and the infinite expanse of the Indian Ocean. If you prefer aerobatics, take off from the top of Montagne Longue accompanied by qualified professionals, and enjoy a spectacular view of Port-Louis, the turquoise lagoon and the village of Saint-Pierre.

At the very heart of the Vallée des couleurs Nature Park lies the world’s third longest zip line, guaranteeing unforgettable thrills and a unique experience. Whether you prefer to sit or lie down, this zipline will take you over 1.5 km above multiple waterfalls and the island’s lush vegetation. For novices, Mauritius offers a wide range of zip-line courses, promising thrills to match your expectations. For a sensational adventure like no other, we recommend flying over Mauritius in a seaplane. This poetic ascent is an ideal opportunity to admire the lagoons, beaches and coral islands. You can also contemplate the majestic Montagne du Morne, the magnificent coastline, and the incredible shades of blue of the Indian Ocean.

Walking with lions in Mauritius

In the heart of Mauritius, Casela Nature Parks offers visitors an immersive and educational experience. Located on the west coast of the island, Casela is an invitation to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of wild animals. This park is home to an amazing variety of native and exotic species, creating a natural sanctuary for wildlife enthusiasts. Embark on an overland safari and get up close to majestic lions, imposing rhinos and elegant giraffes. Casela’s experienced guides will reveal the secrets of each species, adding an educational dimension to this captivating experience.

Experience ferocity up close and personal – that’s what the unique “Walk with the Lions” experience at Casela is all about. Accompanied by experts, explore the park alongside these majestic felines, establishing a unique bond with them. This up-close interaction provides an in-depth understanding of their behavior and contributes to the preservation of these magnificent animals. Mauritius offers a myriad of opportunities to discover its varied facets, from land to sea to sky. Adventurers can put their skills to the test with thrilling activities.

For kitesurfers, the Morne peninsula is a must, with the legendary One-eye wave. Diving in Mauritius reveals active reefs and dazzling marine life all year round. Hikes reveal enchanting mountain landscapes and waterfalls, while aerial experiences offer unforgettable panoramic views. Finally, Casela Nature Parks offers a unique “Walk with the Lions” experience. This activity offers close-up interaction with these majestic felines in a safe, educational setting.

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