Adventure holidays in Mauritius
If the thought of a Mauritius holiday automatically brings a tropical island paradise of crystal clear waters, palm-fringed beaches and happy holidaymakers or honeymooners to mind, you’re right on the mark. Your island vacation will be filled with beauty and endless options for exciting adventure activities in Mauritius.
Adventure activities on water
For those who enjoy extreme water sports, kite surfing along on Mauritian waters will be an exhilarating experience. But be aware that you do need the necessary skill for this sport, so if you’re a beginner it would be best to take a course at the Shandrani Kite surfing School in Mauritius. With the warm breeze against your face and the steady wind to keep your kite up high, you’ll be kite surfing like a pro in no time.
Mauritius is also surrounded by protected lagoons with stunning views, which offers kayakers beautiful possibilities. If you’re serious about kayaking, ask Fish Eagle Safaris tour operators about their kayaking packages, which include accommodation, food and kayaking.
Adventure activities in water
Scuba diving is a breathtaking experience that brings you as close to marine life as you’ll ever be. Ensure your safety by always being accompanied by a qualified instructor and regularly checking the diving equipment.
Surfing has always been a favourite with beach-lovers and a Mauritius safari adventure includes some great surfing opportunities. If you’re under 16 and need an introduction to surfing, you’ll find the necessary training in Mauritius and can learn the basics in 10 hours. If you’re older than 16 and past the basics stage but need a refresher or some new skills to impress while you’re on holiday, the intermediate course might be the option for you.
Adventure activities on land
One of the most exciting Mauritius adventure activities has to be mountain biking with Mauritius’ breathtaking peaks and valleys to be explored. Perhaps more physically challenging than the other Mauritius adventure activities, biking is a great adventure and promises to deliver breathtaking views.
If you’d prefer to explore the island leisurely on foot, take a walk in the Black River Gorges national park and look out for the native forest and birds.
It’s easy to see why Mauritius is on the list of favourite holiday destinations for tourists from around the world. With the variety of adventure and idyllic conditions the island has to offer, few vacations can compete with Mauritius’ adventure activities.