MAURITIUS, DAY 6
What is a week in Mauritius if you don’t get out to explore the amazing turquoise water? The parents have specifically requested that the catamaran was arranged for the final day so it could be spent relaxing. Something tells me it isn’t the beach holiday they were expecting!
4 FRESH LOBSTER
But that was all to change today onboard the Catamaran. Fortunately, the weather had decided to play ball and we set off in the morning after breakfast.
The island is surrounded by 150km of coral so there are plenty of opportunities to stop and explore the ocean. The skipper and staff were giving me all sorts of nuggets of information so let me try and get this right; Mauritius is home to the only sand bar island which has waves coming in from 3 different sides.
Which doesn’t sound all that impressive but when you see that the island is only 10 metres across it makes you wonder how!
- It has previously been under Dutch, French and British rule.
- Shock stat – At 1,700p/m2 Mauritius has the highest density of any African nation.
- Every year locals out number tourists.
I’ve been on a boat trip in the tropics before and another highlight of such has to be the food! Everything is caught fresh and literally thrown directly onto the BBQ. We had ourselves a few lobsters and so much more we couldn’t eat.
The coral here in Mauritius is also impressive, maybe not Fiji level but it’s all well looked after. You don’t have the crowds like you do in South East Asia so anytime we stopped we had the entire area to ourselves.
The others are well used to travelling with me and they know there is never much sitting around so a day on a boat was exactly what we needed after 3 weeks of go go go. For the Southern Africa Reflection post, click here
Home for a bit then it’s off for The Central Asia Series. Click to read episode 1
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
- Have you been to Mauritius
- Did you explore to corals
- What was your favourite part of Mauritius
Let me know in the comments below . . .