Water sports in Mauritius
Mauritius has everything to offer water sports enthusiasts: diving, windsurfing, kite-surf… Surfers gather on this island in the Indian Ocean to take advantage of the year-long trade winds which are particularly favourable in winter.
Diving in Mauritius
Divers will appreciate the breathtakingly beautiful underwater spots on Mauritius. Whether you are a beginner or PADI qualified, you will find many places perfect for scuba diving around the island.
The more cautious won’t be able to resist the call of the lagoon… armed with mask, snorkel and flippers.
Surfing, bodyboarding and kite-surfing on Mauritius
If you prefer surfing, bodyboarding or kite-surfing, the island offers a multitude of world-renowned locations… including the famous One Eye spot…
With a sheltered lagoon, year-round trade winds and waves produced by the coral reef, Mauritius is the perfect place for windsurfing, suitable for all levels including beginners.
Water skiing is anbother very popular activity offered by all the hotels and beaches in Mautitius.
The range of water sports also extends to wind surfing, sailing (hobby cat, lazer, dinghy, catamaran) canoeing, kayaking, pedal boats, glass bottom boats… many activities to discover during your stay on Mauritius.
Boating activities on Mauritius
Mauritius is the perfect place to try out or practice your big game fishing skills. Dependingon the season, out at sea you can catch marlin, sword fish, sharks, tuna, skipjack and barracuda.
Must do: a catamaran cruise along the Mauritian coast – there’s nothing quite like discovering the island this way.
Land-based sports in Mauritius
Land-based sports enthusiasts will love the long walks and trails in the many parks and sites, old sugar cane plantations and specially restored areas like the Black River gorges national park or the Domaine de l’Etoile.
If you love nature, you’ll love walking across Mauritius to discover its mountainous central landscape, exotic flora and rich fauna.
Golf in Mauritius
There’s one activity that’s been number one for the last few years in Mauritius and that’s golf. Golfers from round the world come to test themselves against the perfectly manicured greens between mountain and sea in idyllic settings, near the lagoon or on the Ile aux Cerfs. The island benefits from no less than 8, 18-hole, courses (the ninth is already being built) and 4, 9-hole, courses. Enough to satisfy all golfers no matter what their ability, and to ensure an enjoyable stay on Mauritius.
Leisure in Mauritius
Land activies in Mauritius
There are many adventure parks located in beautiful natural endemic ecosystems across Mauritius. With courses of varying difficulty where safety is paramount, the competent, well-trained and caring staff welcomes children and adults, of all shapes, sizes and abilities.
Animal and nature lovers will enjoy visiting the animal sanctuaries. In addition to watching thousands of birds, one can get close to crocodiles, monkeys, free ranging giant tortoises or to go on a family outing to feed the Bengal tigers and walk with the lions.
On and under water activities
You can discover the underwater flora and fauna from any hotel on Mauritius.
Spy a multitude of species of fish, without even getting wet, from the Pointe aux Piments. Dive in the deep waters but remain dry, onboard a small submarine in a pressurised, air conditioned, comfortable cabin. Ideal conditions for exploring and admiring the extraordinary underwater Mauritian sea-scapes outside the lagoon.
Still, shallow waters offer ideal conditions for a unique experience recommended for all: underwater walks. Just perfect for children or anyone who cannot swim to observe the marine wildlife.
Thrill seekers and strong swimmers should enquire at the La Pirogue and Sugar Beach hotels to book an early morning excursion in a small boat to go and swim with the schools of dolphins that can be found on this side of the island. A stimulating and deeply moving experience!