Mummy says… There are so many stunningly beautiful places on our planet, and so many I would love to visit. One place that springs to mind as literally heaven on earth and a visual delight is Mauritius….
Where is it?
Mauritius is a tropical island in the southern Indian Ocean, roughly a 12 hour flight from the UK. It is 3 hours ahead of GMT. There are flights to Mauritius from many UK airports including Birmingham, Edinburgh, London, Manchester and Newcastle.
Why I Want to Visit Mauritius…
- Mauritius has a great climate with the best time to visit being between September and December, and April to June when temperatures are in the 20’s. This is the perfect time to go diving and surfing. The main season is November – April when temperatures reach mid to high 20’s.
- Watersports. There are many on offer to suit everyone including diving for all abilities, snorkelling, and what about an underwater walking tour?
- To see the 108 feet tall statue of Lord Shiva – the second largest statue in the world on the Northern side of the Grand Bassin (Ganga Talao) natural lake.
- The food. Mauritian cuisine is one of the most diverse in the world, a mixture of French, Indian, African and Asian. My mouth is watering! I would love to try the national dish – Dholl Puri, which is flat bread stuffed with ground yellow split peas. It sounds delicious with Mazavaroo, a Mauritian chilli paste.
- Take a boat trip to the island Île aux Aigrettes off the southeast coast of Mauritius. Declared a Natural Reserve in 1965 , it is the home of pink pigeons and the Aldabra giant tortoises.
- Explore The UNESCO World Heritage site of Le Morne Cultural Landscape.
- Visit one of the dozen nature reserves and botanical gardens.
- Visit the the largest Hindu pilgrimage outside India, during Maha Shivaratri in February each year.
- Watch the dolphins. Taking a sunrise boat tour out to sea to see them – and you can even swim with them. The best beaches are Tamarin Bay or Flic en Fac.
- Visit Chameral for the seven coloured sands – yellow, red, brown, violet, purple, green and even blue and the Chameral Waterfalls.
Of course, Mauritius has some absolutely stunning beaches – literally paradise. But as you can see, there are so many other reasons why I want to visit Mauritius.
Packing: Pack thin, light beachwear and lots of swimwear. Don’t forget sunscreen and pop an umbrella in too – just in case!
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Did you also know that Mauritius was the home of the now extinct flightless dodo bird?