Ahhhhh, Mauritius, what an absolutely beautiful and stunning country. I would go back in a heartbeat! Not only does it have incredible white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue sea. But it also has some really different tourist sights you may not have encountered before! Yes, there are water dodgems & so much more in Mauritius to keep you entertained. Here are my suggestions for you to visit in the south of the country.
Don’t worry, it is dormant and is much a lake at present. It was quite rainy when we visited and my photo doesn’t do it justice. It was huge!
7 Coloured Earth
Loved this ‘attraction’ which apparently is natural, however I cannot get my head around how the sand would be like a rainbow. Deciding it wasn’t necessary to understand how it became, we enjoyed wandering around the wooden walkways. This is park of a Geo-park in Chamarel, containing the waterfall I mention shortly, a cafe, tortoise park & much more. Visit their website for more details.
House of illusion – Curious Corner
Opposite the 7 Coloured Earth is the curious corner, a house of illusions! Now this was fun. There are several rooms you can interactive with and have photographs taken of you. Our favourite was the one where I looked huge and my husband was the size of an elf! Mr C didn’t want his photograph on here so you will just need to visit yourself to see what I mean. This photo gives you an idea though, we almost had the place to ourself so we made the most of it! For tickets and more information click here.
What better way to see the area than from above than from a parasail? Mr C is not a fan of heights so he did not agree it looked better from above, he is so wrong! Simply stunning from the ground or the air, the white beaches just sparkle in the sunshine.
One of several waterfalls in the country, and really near the 7 coloured Earth are the Chamarel Waterfalls. In a jungle-like setting, this waterfall is simply stunning.
Famous Gorilla rock
Not actually called the gorilla rock, it is however referred to by the locals as this due to its shape. You can see it for miles and from one angle it resembles as huge gorilla!
Here are the water dodgems
Oh what fun this was! Dodgems…..on water!!!! Yes! This particular attraction was located in the Île aux Cerfs, on a pure white sand beach. What a setting! We went here with some friends we made at our hotel, so crashing in to them made it all the more fun!
As I mentioned before, there are lots of waterfalls in Mauritius. This particular one was reached by boat and was very powerful. The trees lining the entry were filled with monkeys that eat bananas from your hand.
Part of a boat trip we went on took us to this uninhabited island, which only has an old lighthouse on it. You are able to enter the lighthouse at your own risk as it has not been maintained but is quite cool! The surrounding beaches are pretty and the island itself is lovely to walk around.
The crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkelling in with huge schools of fish swimming around you. You will have even more if you sneak a banana in with you. Who knew fish loved bananas?
This particular one was at Île aux Cerfs, my favourite of all we visited due to the clear blue sea and pure white sand. BBQ’s are set up along the beaches serving fresh fish and vegetables for everyone to enjoy. Paradise! Love beaches? See what Thailand has to offer and my top 6 to visit in Khao Lak.