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Mauritius is a fascinating paradise, waiting to be explored! Now, we won’t call it a crime if you spend all your time on the water and the beach - but let’s say it’s not far off.

You’ve travelled a long way for this trip of a lifetime so we humbly suggest you make the most of the experience. While you can certainly spend every day on the water if you want, you may also choose a number of optional adventures as an alternative if you’d like to explore and experience a little more of the island.

From scuba diving, kayaking and kite surfing to guided tours, many other options –  see below for a full description of all the choices available to you.

When in resort you may, if you wish, trade a certain number of your sailing days for days out on these excursions and activities. For a stay of 7-9 nights you can swap up to two days sailing for two excursions, 10-13 nights stay you can swap up to three days sailing and 14 or more nights you can swap up to 4 sailing days. Of course it is entirely up to you if you wish to do any swaps. Note: some of these activities carry a small supplementary fee – please see below.

Scuba Diving

The term ‘underwater paradise’ might be a cliché, but rarely has it been more appropriate than in the waters of Mauritius. If you are a diver, you simply cannot come here without exploring the magnificent underwater landscape. Large areas of natural coral are bursting with sea life, while the warm water is exceptionally clear.

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Northern Catamaran Cruise - the islands of Coin de Mire/Ilot Gabriel/Ile Plate tour.

You’ll have a great chance to encounter dolphins and whales on this highly informative and unforgettable Catamaran cruise to the north of Mauritius.

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Ocean swim with wild dolphins

Swimming with dolphins is an incredibly moving experience that many people find life altering. This adventure takes you by speedboat out to sea where, weather permitting, you will get close to and swim among these fantastic marine mammals. Snorkelling and swimming at your leisure then followed by a sumptuous BBQ lunch which is served on the nearby Ile aux Bennitiers island. Then it’s a relaxed boat trip back through the still waters of the lagoon and a drive to your hotel. A unique and memorable experience. To get an idea of how amazing this experience is, take a look at this video made by Viviane. You really will be this close to these friendly, wild dolphins!

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Lagoon Catamaran trip to Ile Aux Cerfs

Set sail from Trou d’eau Douce on a luxury catamaran. Enjoy the wind in your face cruising through crystal clear water along the East Coast to the Grand River waterfalls. The scenery is breathtaking. When you get to the Grand River, you will go by speedboat to visit the waterfalls which are about 500m upstream. En route you may see monkeys and an amazing variety of birds in the trees. Following the visit to the waterfalls you will head back to the boat where you are welcome to go for a swim in the turquoise water. Snorkelers are in for a treat with some of the world's most breath taking coral reefs which are home to a wealth of brightly coloured marine life. After a delicious BBQ on board, take time to relax on the white sand beaches and enjoy this famous Robinson Crusoe style island. This cruise is all about making sure your day is both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Sea Kayaking Trip - Ile d'Ambre Island

This fun ecological excursion lets you discover the secrets of Mauritius’ beautiful lagoons, islands, rivers, channels and hidden beaches.

The adventure starts with a short safety briefing before you don a life jacket and head for Ile D'Ambre which is an islet (a small island) inside the lagoon, covered with diverse vegetation. One of the most interesting features is the flora all around it that create small, shady water alleys which are great to paddle under in kayaks.

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Northern Mauritius Island Tour

A day full of contrasts, history, culture and beauty, the visit starts from Fort Citadelle which offers a magnificent view of Port Louis, the vibrant capital of Mauritius and Africa’s wealthiest city with its markets and shopping centres. We drive through the city and visit Caudan Waterfront, the atmospheric Central Market and then on to the North Coast to the busy fisherman’s village of Grand Bay with the picturesque red-roofed church of Cap Malheurex. A personal guide will show you around in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus.

Beautiful South-Mauritius Island Tour

A spectacular day taking in the extinct volcano of Trou aux Cerfs with its magnificent views followed by the model ship factory shop in Curepipe before going into the wilderness to visit the sacred lake of Grand Bassin Then it's into the forest reserve of Plaine Champagne, the Black River National Park (from where you’ll have a great view of the waterfalls) and then onto the wondrous seven-coloured earth of Chamarel with its local habitants – the giant turtles all mixed in with a sumptuous typical Mauritian lunch in the heart of a small village.

A personal guide will show you around in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus.

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Create your own Adventure – Rent a Car for the Day

If you prefer to spend a day exploring on you own then you can rent a car. Discover the ‘real’ Mauritius with its little nooks and crannies. Drive by the sugar cane and pineapple fields, through sleepy inland hamlets, beautiful scenery, local restaurants serving Mauritian delicacies, roadside stalls with fabulous fresh fruits and vegetables, amazing views from the mountain slopes and the coastal road with its stunning coastline and sea side villages offering wonderful local freshly caught fish – cooked the Mauritian way: not to be missed. Or visit the Southern part of the island where you will find the beautiful beach of Le Morne with the mountain as a backdrop on the South Western tip or visit the beautiful protected Blue Ray Natural Marine Park on the South Eastern side where you can take a boat trip inside the reef and be truly amazed at the beauty of the 40+ different types of Coral and the vast array of stunningly colourful fish.

New to our portfiolio Casela, Quatre Bornes market & Flic en  Flac Beach

We start the day with a drive down to the local market of Quatre Bornes in the centre of the island which offers typical inexpensive souvenirs and general items.

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Hiking World Heritage site – The Slave Route, Le Morne Mountain, South of the Island

Experience a blend of breathtakingly magnificent views from Le Morne mountain, endemic plants, the history of slavery in Mauritius and challenging mountain hiking. (DIFFICULTY: SPORTY/CHALLENGING)

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