We arrived in Mauritius this morning just as the sun poked its brash, cheeky head above the horizon. It was a new beginning of the day and an indication of the time we had ahead of us on this beautiful island nation. Our schedule in Mauritius has been busy and intense, packed to the brim with outdoor activities and interesting experiences. In the short amount of time we’ve been here, we have already driven around the mountains of Chamarel, strolled on the sandy white beach of Le Morne Plage, and cruised along the western coast to see sunset.
Over the week, we’ll have lots more to discover and to learn — from scuba diving off Paradise Cove to paddleboarding at Tamarin Bay to canyoning in the Seven Cascades and riding a helicopter over the island. I’m quite sure Mauritius has plenty of surprises in stall for us and we are definitely keen to dig beneath the surface and find unusual and intriguing experiences to share here with you. In the meantime, here’s an initial glimpse of Mauritius through Alberto’s photos — we’ll be back with more stories and photos, stay tuned!
Cruising along the western coast of Mauritius with Mount Le Morne looming before us.
Zipping by the empty beaches of the western coast on our sunset cruise with Lux Le Morne.
The famous crystal coral hovering above the water surface.
The sun hangs low just before it sinks beneath the horizon.
Within a matter of seconds, the sun disappears beyond the horizon.
Our home for the night: an exclusive villa at the boutique ecolodge Lakaz Chamarel with its own plunge pool and a million-dollar view of the mountains.
Our hilltop suite as seen from a different perspective.
Inside the villa – a four-poster bed and a rustic but luxurious and tasteful wooden decor.
Hopping onto our sea pontoon for the sunset cruise with Yvonne from JustTravelous.
Le Morne Beach.
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