5 Things To Do In Mauritius For Nature Lovers

A visit to Mauritius is a treat for the senses and a respite for the soul. When you visit Mauritius, you will feel well-cared for, welcomed and appreciated, and your cares will wash away as you enjoy the clear skies, pristine beaches, virgin forests and many natural attractions Mauritius has to offer. Read on to learn about the top 5 things to do in Mauritius for nature lovers.

English: Photo of a pair of pink pigeons from ...

English: Photo of a pair of pink pigeons from Ile aux Aigrettes near Mahebourg Mauritius. Taken by Darren Hughes July 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. If you enjoy nature, there is no better way to explore than on horseback. The Centre Equestre De Riambel offers the opportunity to enjoy riding gentle, yet spirited horses along quiet, empty beaches. Riders of all levels of expertise are welcomed, and instructors are happy to spend extra time matching rider to horse and helping new riders learn the basics for a completely enjoyable experience. You will find this excellent service at Riambel, Mauritius on Montocchio Street.

2. Visitors who prefer to explore nature on foot will enjoy the Mauritius Nature Trails found in Quatre Bornes. Hike well-maintained trails to visit spectacular scenery, such as the Tamarin Waterfalls. Get up-close and personal views of rare species’ of Mauritius wildlife, such as the Pink Pigeon. From lofty peaks, you can see for miles and miles and enjoy some of the most breath-taking views on the planet. Enjoy a marvelous day of hiking, picnicking and unwinding far off the beaten path by exploring these well-cared-for, secluded nature paths.

3. An excellent Ecotourism experience can be enjoyed at Impasse de la Foret in Chamouny. Chazal Ecotourism offers a secluded getaway set in the midst of the verdant hills of southern Mauritius. This quiet, secluded setting offers the opportunity of enjoying a deep feeling of peace and serenity in a beautiful garden setting; however, if you long for a bit of adventure, that can be arranged. The management offers guided walks through the hunting reserve, river trekking and zip-line trekking for adventurous souls. The wide variety of activities make this an ideal destination for families because there is something to suit every taste. Excellent, organic meals prepared from seasonal veggies grown on-site are served in the hotel restaurant. If you can only choose one of the 5 things to do in Mauritius for nature lovers, this might be your best choice because of the variety of experiences available in one place.

4. Nature lovers interested in seeing a wide variety of animal life will enjoy Casela Nature and Leisure Park in Cascavelle. A remarkable collection of bird life, aquatic life and more are presented in a comfortable, natural, enjoyable setting. Visitors to the zoo can enjoy interaction with some gentler species of birds that are allowed to roam free throughout the zoo. The aquarium features large turtles and an interesting variety of fish species. Visitors can also enjoy lolling by ponds to view and feed colorful, friendly aquatic life.

In addition to viewing and interacting freely with the animals, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities. Among them are walking with a lion, enjoying buggy biking and participating in zip-lining. All in all, there are activities available for the whole family, and at the end of the day you can enjoy a delicious meal in the on-site restaurant.

5. To enjoy an excellent day at one of the best beaches in Mauritius and view a wide variety of sea life in its natural environment, be sure to visit Blue Bay Beach at Pointe d’Esny. Here, you can enjoy a gorgeous, pristine, uncluttered beach and a thoroughly enjoyable ride in a glass bottomed boat. This enjoyable experience will give you the opportunity to observe a wide variety of fishes and see lovely coral formations without disturbing the natural setting.

In addition to the 5 things to do in Mauritius for nature lovers, the island offers a world of interest, enjoyment and excitement for visitors. Book your Mauritius Villa and discover a climate that is temperate, culture diverse and food, lodging, shopping and entertainment offerings many and varied. No matter what sort of vacation you prefer, you will surely find something to satisfy your heart’s desire on the Island of Mauritius.

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Living In Boracay Island

Boracay Island in the Philippines has been one of the favorite tourist destinations for people visiting the country. Its white sandy beaches, clear blue sea, delicious food and accommodating people make it seem like a paradise. No wonder that it has been voted one of the best places in the world a few times. Because of this, a lot of people are considering to relocate and live on this beautiful island.

Blue Waters of Boracay, Philippines at dusk.

Blue Waters of Boracay, Philippines at dusk. (Photo credit: Wikipedia).

There are already quite a number of foreign expats currently living in Boracay, some own beach resorts or they own/rent a house for themselves. But living in Boracay Island needs a lot of consideration. You need to do a lot of research before you make the move.

The first thing you need to consider is in terms of money. Because Boracay is a well-known tourist spot, you can expect that owning land or property is very expensive. The cost of houses and properties are more expensive than many other places in the Philippines. Even though the cost of living is cheaper compared to other countries, it is still considered as expensive if you compare it to other cities within the country.

In terms of transportation, you have to travel by plane, bus and a ferry just to go to the island itself. It can take some time before you can go to other areas outside the island. But travelling within the island itself is not really a problem. There are plenty of tricycles, passenger jeepneys and vans to use.

When it comes to internet and phone access, there’s really no problem at all, since major telephone and broadband companies provide services in the island. There are plenty of markets and restaurants, so getting food is not a problem. And if you are a type of person who likes going to clubs and bars to get some drinks and have a party from time to time, there are plenty to choose from in the area.

The Pros And Cons Of Living In Mauritius

Mauritius is a beautiful island in the Indian Ocean just east of Madagascar. It is around 1250 miles from Mozambique. Nestling there in the ocean it has recently become a popular destination for South Africans but not just to holiday there. They want to get a new start for themselves and their families living in Mauritius.

Mauritius

Mauritius (Photo credit: Samovar Group)

First of all it is closer to ‘home’ in South Africa with friends and family than to Europe or America. The island itself is now officially a middle income country and ranks 67th globally and second in developing countries in Africa.

The climate is perfect, the Mauritians themselves are a friendly folk, the crime rate is low and there is great food to be had. No wonder it is very appealing.

However, while salaries for ex pats are good in comparison to South Africa, the cost of living in Mauritius is relatively high, with all the basics like food and accommodation being at the top of the list. Roads can be good or nasty with potholes and the islanders have their own way of driving. Crime, on the other hand is quickly and efficiently dealt with by the local police force but the crimes are minor in nature, such as theft.

On the positive side, they have world-class schools, private of course. As the language of choice here is French, many South African children on the island become easily proficient in both French and English, which is a great advantage for them in the future.

Many immigrant ex patriots tend to settle together in the same area. Bel Ombre, Black River and Grand Baie are typical places on the island where they enjoy living. Floreal, about thirty minutes’ drive from Bel Ombre has the best clinic on the island with excellent medical care and facilities.

There are pros and cons of living anywhere and Mauritius is no exception, but for a great lifestyle it is the choice of many South Africans and travelers the world over. At Fab Mauritius Villas we’ll do our best to ensure your transition to island life is as stress-free as possible.

Boracay Island FAQ’s

boracay beach

boracay beach (Photo credit: Dave Borghuis)

Boracay Island is among the world’s most beautiful holiday destinations. In recent years the island has soared in popularity, which has led to a growing cosmopolitan population and rapid development. This brief article will touch on common tourist FAQ’s:

Where Is Boracay Island?

Of the 4,000 islands that constitute the Philippines, Boracay is arguably the most beautiful. The island is based in the north-west and resides on the northern tip of Panay. The island is around 7km long, its shape is often likened to a dog bone or dumbbell.

How To Get To Boracay Island …

Traveling to Boracay isn’t without complications. The island’s location means you’ll need to stagger your journey in stages. European and American tourists typically travel by plane via Manila and Caticlan airport, based in Aklan. Tourist’s who wish to stay for over 3 weeks will need to file an application with the Philippine Embassy in their country of origin.

For smooth transfers, we recommend Cebu Airlines and South West Tours.

Best Time To Go To Boracay …

Conditions on Boracay shift violently through the year and are distinguished by two distinct intervals; the dry and rainy seasons.

The dry season (Amihan) is from November to April, when Boracay is at its busiest. From Christmas through the Ati-Atihan festival Boracay is at siege. During this period accommodation prices soar. For competitive rates, consider visiting later in the year.

The rainy season (Habagat), is commonly referred to as the ‘Monsoon Season’. While the conditions scare away fair-weather tourists, it draws surfers and kite-boarding enthusiasts. On Boracay, activities abound the year through.

We hope this brief article has satisfied your quest for answers. For further information you can visit our sites, Boracay Apartments and Villas. We address these issues, competitive accommodation prices and more, in detail. Feel free to reach us with any questions.