For over many years, we remember Mauritius being synonyms with honeymoons. The days and nights are spent lazing on ethereal beaches with powdery white sands and warm azure waters. It is true that some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world reside here, but there is no dearth of offbeat things to do in Mauritius – it isn’t called Paradise Island for nothing! You get a chance to explore the flip-side of the magnificent city. Here are the unusual ways to explore Mauritius
This little-known village in South Mauritius holds many surprises. The Coloured Earth, which is a geological oddity of sorts, is first on the list. Purples, yellows, oranges, and reds coalesce to form an uneven volcanic surface. That’s where the spectacle lies. You can stare dumbstruck at the wonders of nature or make friends with a giant tortoise – the choice is yours
Indulge in street food
Mauritian Street Food is said to be amongst the best in the world. The cuisine possesses a unique mix of Creole, African, Indian, and Chinese influences. The dishes offer bursts of intricate flavours, backed by spices, colours, and flavours all of them come together to form a scrumptious cuisine. A French bouillon laced with Indian spices. A mouth-watering combo isn’t it?
Hire a car and enjoy the wide and smooth driveways
Take a zoom around! Once behind the wheel, explore the hidden villages and beaches of Mauritius. Ensure you drive along Mauritius’ Southern coast, which is right up there with the best the island has to offer. Think black rocks, rugged panoramas, crashing waves, windy surfing beaches, and stunning Mauritian countryside. You won’t forget the feeling of wind hitting your face as you drive through winding roads to reach the southernmost tip of the island at ‘Gris Gris.’
Visit tea plantations
Imagine being the only ones on the windy road – a road surrounded by tea plantations and covered with fog. As you drive on the mist-laden road, you see tea-pickers at work, plucking leaves off the bushes in their own rhythm. The mise-en-scene at Bois Cheri Tea Plantations is indeed magical.
If you’re a tea enthusiast you could take a guided tour around the plantation arena. Enjoy the terrace dine at the restaurant – which offers stunning panoramic views of inland Mauritius and an extensive variety of teas on the menu. Sip and savour!
Engage the unseen and explore Mauritius. This place certainly goes beyond the honeymoon’s paradise. The sights to marvel are innumerable and the time on your hand to explore is fast-fading. What are you waiting for?
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Two decades of love begins here,
Yes, it’s been long since I last shared a story.
The story sprinkled with powdered beach sand,
Laced with a street walk with my reflection; a new found love.
Miles of smiles shared with strange faces.
Each step across the city is cherished no fake aches.
Each moment layered over the skyscrapers will be missed; It’s time!
Laced with a back walk and my reflection; a new found love of near perfection.