After spending the past few weeks at our home base Granada, Spain, we’re now all geared up to hit the road again. Next week, we will be off to Mauritius with Mauritius Tourism with a group of 14 bloggers, writers, and videographers from Europe, Canada, China and South Africa.
For those who are wondering where it is, Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, located almost 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa. It’s almost 787 square mile in size, more than twice the size of my home country Singapore. Since the arrival of the first Portugese explorers, it’s been ruled by the French and the British, and only gained independence in 1968. Today the population of Mauritius is made up of various ethnicities, mostly of Indian, African, and Chinese descent.
On our first visit, we had a short stopover in Mauritius enroute to Madagascar for our honeymoon and we spent most of our time relaxing and enjoying each other’s company (c’mon even full-time travelers need a break). This time, we’re excited to have the opportunity to try out plenty of outdoor activities and explore as much of its islands, canyons, and beaches as possible.
Based on our last trip there, we know there’s a lot more to Mauritius than just white sandy beaches and clear sea. While Mauritius’s coast is fringed by long stretches of sandy beaches and covered with sprawling coral reefs, further inland you’ll find a mixture of steep mountains, narrow canyons, and acres upon acres of sugarcane plantations. Despite its reputation as a honeymoon spot, it actually is a great hub for adventure travelers — considering the varied landscape and the myriad of outdoor activities you can do there.
Here’s a quick look at some of the activities we’ll be doing in Mauritius:
Hiking in Black River Gorge with Trekking Ile Maurice
Sea kayaking off L’lle au Phare
Canyoning at Les 7 Cascades with Otelair
Paddle Board with the Thevenau Surf School
Scuba diving off Flic en Flac
Helicopter ride with ULM tour
Parasailing at Paradise Cove
Catamaran daytrip off L’lle Plat
Special thanks to other sponsors and hotels:
Photo provided by Air Mauritius
Join Us on Our Journey
Have you been to Mauritius or are you a local? Share your tips with us by dropping us a line on the comment section below or write to us on Facebook, and let us know you think we should not miss during our visit!
We’ll be sharing live updates from our trip on Twitter with the hashtag #MyMauritius so please fill free to chat with us there. Don’t forget to follow us @WildJunket and our sponsors @SeeMauritius and @AirMauritiusCom.
Every day, our group of bloggers will be curating our social media content on Storify so you can read them up at one place. Click to see the #MyMauritius Storify board. We’ll of course share videos and Instagram photos as always. Stay tuned!
Disclaimer: The #MyMauritius blog trip is created and managed by iambassador, AHRIM, in association with the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and Air Mauritius. While our trip is sponsored, all opinions expressed above are our own.