Photo Essay: Mauritius at First Glance

Posted on September 24, 2013 by

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!

Le Morn Mountain in the distance

Cruising along the western coast of Mauritius with Mount Le Morne looming before us.

the western coast of Mauritius

Zipping by the empty beaches of the western coast on our sunset cruise with Lux Le Morne.

Crystal Coral rising from the water

The famous crystal coral hovering above the water surface.


The sun hangs low just before it sinks beneath the horizon.

Sun disappearing beyond the horizon

Within a matter of seconds, the sun disappears beyond the horizon.

Our private villa at Lakaz Chamarel with plunge pool and a view

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 bungalow at Lakaz Chamarel

Our hilltop suite as seen from a different perspective.


Our gorgeous suite

Inside the villa – a four-poster bed and a rustic but luxurious and tasteful wooden decor.

Hopping onto our ride for the evening

Hopping onto our sea pontoon for the sunset cruise with Yvonne from JustTravelous.

Le Morne beach

Le Morne Beach.

Join Us on Our Journey

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. We’ll of course share videos and Instagram photos as always. Stay tuned!

Disclaimer: The #MyMauritius blog trip is created and managed by iambassadorAHRIM, in association with the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and Air Mauritius. While our trip is sponsored, all opinions expressed above are our own.



About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is a professional travel writer and blogger with a special interest in off-grid destinations and adventure travel. Her mission is to visit every country in the world. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Iceland, swam with sealions in the Galapagos, built a school in Tanzania, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, crossed into North Korea and drank beer in Palestine.

2 Responses to “Photo Essay: Mauritius at First Glance”

  1. Cam September 25, 2013 1:14 pm #

    Beautiful! What a fantastic adventure!

  2. Andi Perullo de Ledesma September 25, 2013 10:36 pm #

    Wow these pics couldn't be more beautiful!

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