Seek Adventure on the Island of Mauritius

Looking to swim with dolphins? Go chasing literal waterfalls through jungles? Mauritius is where it’s at.

Pieter Both, the iconic peak of Mauritius Island

Pieter Both, the iconic peak of Mauritius Island

Jul 5, 2022

MAURITIUS MAY BE KNOWN for its romantic beaches perfect for relaxing, but the island also happens to be home to all sorts of pulse-pounding adventures. From diving through waters teeming with marine life to trekking through jungles, there’s so much to stoke your wanderlust here. These are just a few of the adventures that lie in wait. 

Watch whales and swim with dolphins.

Swim with dolphins at Mauritius Islands
Swim with dolphins

Sperm whales, humpback whales, and other gentle giants of the sea migrate through these warm waters. Book a whale-watching journey to see these majestic animals for yourself. For an even more up-close-and-personal experience, go swimming with bottlenose and spinner dolphins just off the coast.

Go chasing waterfalls. 

Chamarei Waterfall, Mauritius
Chamarei Waterfall

Whether it’s the mighty cascade of Chamarei Waterfall or the stunning Cascade Léon, situated in the south of the island, these roaring waterfalls are nothing short of breathtaking. Eau Bleue, which means “blue water,” is justly famous for its beauty, while Cascade Mamzelle is something of a local secret that requires an in-the-know guide.

Climb to the top of Le Morne Brabant

Climb to the top of Le Morne Brabant, Mauritius Island
Climb to the top of Le Morne Brabant

It takes a three-hour hike to reach the summit of Le Morne Brabant, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but this site is well worth the journey, both for its jaw-dropping views and powerful history. This place once provided refuge and shelter for escaped slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, it stands as a symbol of freedom. An expert guide can make the stories of this mountain really come alive. 

Catch a wave kitesurfing

Catch a wave kitesurfing at Mauritius
Catch a wave kitesurfing at Mauritius

With its superb waves and steady winds, Mauritius has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best kitesurfing locations in the world. Head to One Eye at Pointe du Morne or Cap Dal in Tamarin, two of the most famous places to catch a perfect barrel wave.  

Dive into the Cathedral

The biodiverse waters off the coast of Mauritius are home to all manner of marine life. Strap on your wetsuit and plunge into the depths to spot schools of fish darting along rocks and coral reefs. One of the most thrilling dive sites is the Cathedral, a wondrous underwater cavern where you can dive down nearly 30 meters.

Experience the rush of quad biking

Quad Biking Experience

If you’re looking to get off the beaten path and explore places like the famous safari park on Mauritius, quad biking is for you. These all-terrain vehicles can go where many others can’t, getting you up close and personal with all sorts of wildlife.

All photos courtesy of Mauritius Tourism.


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