Nestled in the Indian Ocean, a small island at the crossroads of the Africa continent and Asian lands dazzles the world: Mauritius. The many identities of this destination are offered in the simplicity and harmony of an earthly paradise.
Alternately Creole, African, European and Indian, the island's heavenly environment and whirlpool of human diversity are equally captivating. Experiencing these many facets as you walk around the bustling streets of Port-Louis is an essential part of a successful trip to the island of Mauritius. Head for the city market stalls where you'll discover stalls with a thousand colors and enjoy one of the tasty pineapples that the producers are so proud of. It will be difficult not to over-indulge here, with the variety of products and specialties that you can find: dholl puri and rougails, of course. Once you've ambled around the town, the hardest thing will be deciding where in Mauritius to head for, with each of its regions being so packed full of activities and with more natural beauty than the next. Are you tempted by lazing on a beautiful beach and an opportunity to go diving? Head for Mont Choisy beach in the northwest of the island. You'll find diving clubs here that will allow you to explore the pointe aux Canonniers and its amazing marine life. Brimming with natural beauty that's quite unique in the world, Mauritius will surprise you with the lands of Chamarel. A place that promises an unforgettable hike in the midst of multicolored rock formations: The Seven Colored Earths. If the thrills of this place are not too much for you, head to the bay of Tamarin, also renowned for its waterfalls. You'll be able to try your hand at surfing in one of the hottest spots in the world. With a bit of luck, you'll encounter dolphins and whales if you take an excursion from the Black River, just a stone's throw away.