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.


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 (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.

Enjoy All Mauritius Has To Offer

Planning a vacation but you’re tired of the same old sights you’ve seen in the years past? Are all of your friends visiting Europe and talking about how old the buildings are, but that just really isn’t your style? Why not take a trip to one of the worlds most luxurious travel spots, Mauritius?

Vacationing in Mauritius ensures you are never without something to do. The environment is suited for all kinds of travelers, ranging from its tropical beaches to the milder forests in the mountainous areas. And if you’re looking for diverse activities, look no further!

Stop by Mauritius Safari Adventures and have your very own casual stroll with some lions. You don’t need to worry, it’s perfectly safe. Enjoy the company of lions in their natural habitat, and even pose for a photo with your favorite one. Once you’re done spending time with the lions, you can easily move on and enjoy the company of cheetahs or tigers as well.

Perhaps being inches away from a pride of lions isn’t exactly your thing. Well, how about scuba diving? Mauritius is famed for its crystal clear waters and beautiful undersea life. With professional diving centers dotting the entire coast line, any skill group can experience the beauty of the underwater life while on vacation. For the true newcomer, the diving centers offer a week long special training course to help even the driest of tourist earn their water wings.

With both underwater views and up close land animal adventures, what more could there be to do in Mauritius? Skydiving, of course! Once you’ve had your fill of events on land and in the sea, hop into an airplane and enjoy a 10,000 foot skydive above the island. Take home a view of the island that your friends visiting Europe can only dream of!

With all of the exciting activities you may easily get worn out and need a refresher. Well Mauritius has just the thing, top rated spas. With world class spa centers found everywhere around the island, you can be sure to release all that stress between your cheetah runs and skydiving sessions.

And what is better than a long day filled with adventure and a spa visit, than a nightlife filled with dancing, music, and gambling? Hit up the local casinos to try your hand at some extra spending cash. Then take to the night and experience the sega dance, the national dance and music form in Mauritius. Enjoy the nightclubs and have a tropical cocktail while the music parties on around you.

And before you leave for home, be sure to stop by the various shopping areas and purchase wonderful keepsakes from your trip. Mauritius is a duty free port, so there is no reason not to indulge in a trinket or two.

Visit and enjoy Mauritius today and make your friends jealous of your vacation stories for once. After all, who among them could ever recount a tale of skydiving and running with cheetahs after a serene dive?