I spent my honeymoon in Mauritius and I was very impressed by the beauty of its beaches, landscapes and especially the people, they are always friendly and willing to help. Here on Île aux Cerfs we hiked and had a really great time. We also swam in the water and enjoyed a barbecue on our boat, unforgettable!
The islet of Sancho is not a tourist attraction because of its beauty, or for its grandeur, as it is quite often not much more than a big pile of sand and vegetation-covered land. But this place, Jacolet Bay, in the southern part of the island, a place that was famous as a route for the Pirates of the Indian Ocean, places it firmly among the places of legend, with honors. It appears that there is a hidden treasure belonging to a French family who were attacked by the British 1810. Many have been to the little island in search of treasure, but no one has managed to find it. The photo of the salon is a gift for my friends ....... minube
After swimming with wild dolphins, we spend the second half of our day-trip at Ile aux Benitiers. After the dolphins, we picked up a high-powered motorboat that took us to the island after stopping at one of the most photographed places in all Mauritius: a piece of coral that emerges from the water and is covered by vegetation. The contrast of the turquoise water and the shape and colors of the coral island are really enchanting and all you can do is snap photo after photo. It's magical! After landing, the guys in charge of the excursion built a little shack to protect us from the strong sun, and put a few pieces of wood inside for benches and a table. Then, they dug a hole in the sand and began to prepare lunch - simple but tasty menu of fruit kebabs, grilled prawns, and tender and juicy pieces of marinated tuna. For dessert, we had roasted bananas with chocolate and coconut and lychee juice. The views of the enormous mountain of Le Morne Brabant in the distance is an incredible sight. We strolled around the island, swam, snorkeled and finally returned in the afternoon.
This sail-shaped island we found on our way to the island Gabriel. It is about 4.5 km from the north coast of Mauritius, and is a small island (about 76 hectares) which has been declared a nature reserve by the Reserves Act in the year 1983. It is home to many birds, turtles and iguanas, some amphibious as they have survived here as if it were a copy of the Galapagos, and has even suffered their own attacks, since the introduction of rats, cats and dogs almost over to its population. The side that usually can be seen with sail boats and diving requisites is the west, where there is a very interesting "photogenic" aspect. This is the "Butt of Madamme" , just look at the crack that appears on the cliff of the pictures .... According to the captain, there are remains of a Hindu temple on the island, as well as a small dock. My curiosity piqued, but I preferred to admire from afar, without intruding in their life ....
Spending the day on Plate Island with my family. Mauritius has always been my home away from home having lived there for several years. It will always hold a special place in my heart. As you can see, staring at the ocean is when I feel most at home.
If you don't know this small island belonging to the Republic of Mauritius, take my advice: book a ticket and begin your dream trip! An authentic population, great beaches and no mass tourism! A place to discover!