Our Next Adventure: Getting Active in Mauritius

Posted on September 20, 2013 by

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.

Beautiful beaches

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

The greenery of inland Mauritius

Special thanks to other sponsors and hotels:

Flying with Air MauritiusPhoto 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.

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About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is the co-founder of WildJunket. As a professional travel writer with a special interest in offgrid destinations and adventure travel, she scours through the world in search for a slice of undiscovered paradise. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Guatemala, swam with sealions in the Galapagos and built a school in Tanzania.

2 Responses to “Our Next Adventure: Getting Active in Mauritius”

  1. kristy September 22, 2013 11:37 pm
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    I can't wait for your next post about what happened on your trip to Mauritius. Keep us updated as soon as possible. Thanks.

    • Nellie October 1, 2013 3:04 am
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      Cheers Kristy, we are writing about the trip this week, thanks for following us! Muack!