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When I first traveled to the east coast of Mauritius, I immediately fell in love with this chic, relaxing and romantic villa, in which I stayed. A private garden and personal pool surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean offers an impeccabile opportunity for watersports including windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaking, and snorkeling. Others will revel in the diving excursions or the ocean tours on glass-bottom boats. On land, you can play unlimited golf at the Ernie Els-designed course, unwind at the award-winning spa, and raise a glass at the various exquisite dining venues.

I suggest starting with a visit to The Aapravasi Ghat, a historical site located on the Bay of Trou Fanfaron in Port Louis and while in Port Louis, stop by the Botanical Garden. Continue your day by watching the traditional glass-blowing process and visit the sugar mill, which has been converted into a museum.

Next, make your way to a rum tasting adventure where you have the opportunity to choose between 3 tastings: master in-depth discovery, chocolate pairings, or an inspiring cocktail pairing. After, you ought to visit the “Domaine des Aubineaux” museum for an in-depth history of Mauritian Tea, which includes a diversity of exotic plants and traditional tea plantations. There is even an exhibit on antique furniture from the world famous “Compagnie des Indes”. 

The aquarium in the North West of Mauritius is enticing. It has over 200 species of fishes, invertebrates, live coral and sponges. There you can meet the Crown Squirrelfish, the Devil Firefish and a variety of sharks, some with vibrant and amazing colors which cannot be found anywhere else.

The famous Casela Park is a must to visit. There you can meet lions, tigers, and even the exotic caracal cat. Feeling adventurous? How about riding a camel. Think of the perfect photo moments from an African safari drive in Mauritius.

 

The Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park is not to be missed. Not only it is set in a lovely rain forest valley surrounded by natural freshwater springs filled with prawns and fishes, but you also get to feed, pet and play with the giant tortoises. Moreover, there is a mini zoo where you can find most of the Mauritian mammals and reptiles. There is also a park with a rare collection of butterflies and colorful insects. Filled with approximately 23,000 species, it’s one of the most enthralling exhibits of its type in the world.

You should also experience the longest zip line in Mauritius for a thrilling way to enjoy Mauritius natural beauty or take a quad bike or buggy ride through Vallée des Couleurs Nature Park, one of the most stunning nature reserves on the island. Still looking to get your adrenaline pumping? How about parasailing over the lagoon for some spectacular views of the beaches below.

For an extra special enhancement of your better journey, the catamaran sunset cruise is an unforgettable ending to your trip in paradise.

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