Four Fun Activities in Mauritius

Travelstart’s Customer Service Team Leader, Masha, got married last year and had her honeymoon in Mauritius. Here is some advice she has for anyone planning a holiday to one of South Africa’s favourite holiday destinations.

Amazing Mauritius Packages

1.Snorkelling

Almost every hotel will arrange snorkelling excursions for you, but taking your own gear along is a great idea. If you’re using hotel equipment  you have to follow their set schedules – with your own gear you can walk out into the water whenever you want. Make sure you ask advice about the area where you plan to go snorkelling as in some places the sea bottom is coral and can lead to nasty cuts.

2. Catamaran Ride

With nothing to do other than deciding whether to have another cocktail or jump into the sea for a swim, a full day out on a catamaran is very relaxing. On Masha’s boat ride they stopped off at a small island with a lovely beach and curio shops. In the evening there was a delicious braai onboard the catamaran, the highlight of which was a sugary banana desert.

3. Glass Bottom Boat

A 15 to 20 minute trip in a glass bottom boat is perfect for those not comfortable in the water and the views are spectacular. Even though the boats are usually covered be sure to put on sun block as it is easy to get burnt.

4. Water Painting Class

It might sound unusual, but going to a class run by a famous local artist is actual really fun. They start off by giving you advice on techniques and ideas and then it is time to let your imagination run wild. You don’t need to be artistically inclined to enjoy a water painting class and everything from the canvas to paints and brushes are provided. Although Masha was too embarrassed to share her painting with us, she says that the paintings she and her husband painted are much better souvenirs than anything that they bought.

Ending a holiday is always hard, and most of the time we say to ourselves ‘I’ll be back’. One way of making sure you follow through with that is to leave some activities for next time. Here are some of the things that Masha has planned for future holidays in Mauritius:

• Horse-riding on the beach

• Sega dance class

• Local cooking class (yummy curries)

• A round of golf (Mauritius has over 15 courses)

Amazing Mauritius Packages

Flickr Image Credits: Avinash Meetoo, caccamo, esherman, Funky Clarence, IDEE_PER_VIAGGIARE, Ilsaa, MAuritius Hotels views and its surrrounding & whl.travel

Our Readers Comments

  1. Mauritius is a very magic place – and like your traveller is a big hit for people going on honeymoons or even to get married there. It is common when boarding the plane there that there are a few people carrying wedding dresses on board.

    It is, though a fabulous island. Though mostly focused around the resorts – and is worth getting out and exploring more of the island as has big mix of cultures.

    I have some addition thoughts and tips to add to the ones above on my blog that I hope help: http://www.tipsfortravellers.com/2010/05/mauritius-magical-beautiful-indian.html

  2. Mauritius have number beaches present in the country, from which some of the superlative and finest beaches can be found on the east coast. The beaches present on the East coast mainly include Blue Bay and its marine set aside and the pleasant swathes of sand that is present around Belle Mare.Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius country,

  3. I would like to go to Mauritius in August, it is our 45th wedding anniversary and I would like to surprise my hubby. As you will realise we are pensioners and can’t fly too high. I believe there are specials available from time to time for pensioners. I don’t even mind going by boat but I suppose that would work out more expensive. We live in Alberton (Gauteng) and would have to fly to the coast first to enable us to get on a boat in either Cape Town or Durban? Please let me know what you have to offer.

    • Hi Sylvia, thank for getting in touch. It’s best to contact our consultants on travelbar@travelstart.com, or you can call them on 0861 878 278 & select option 2. 🙂

  4. I would love to go to Mauritius in December from the 15th to 24th December or even 27th to 01st January 2013. What do you have to offer?

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