Active sports in Mauritius

Looking for a high energy holiday? Try these active sports in Mauritius

If you’re not the type to sit on the beach or around the pool for your whole holiday, check out these active sports in Mauritius. The island is made for adventure! Explore mountains, National Parks, coastlines, lagoons and rivers while keeping fit and active. 


Mauritius has some of the world’s best golf courses. There are over a dozen golf courses to discover, some designed by the likes of Bernhard Langer and Ernie Els, where perfectly manicured greens lead to views of the ocean and mountains beyond. You can even hop on a boat over to Ile aux Cerfs Golf Course to play on an offshore island – it is often voted one of the top 100 golf courses in the world. Keep active with a round and enjoy the views.

Golf courses in Mauritius


Walking & hiking

Mauritius is the perfect place to have an adventure and the island beats to different rhythms, so you can take a calming stroll through a nature park to find thundering waterfalls or get your heart beating with challenging hikes up mountains to incredible look-out points.

Hike Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire to the highest point in Mauritius, reaching a height of 828m! Once on top, it’s a true panoramic view of the island that awaits you. If you are an advanced hiker, join an expert guide and hike along Cascade 500 Pieds waterfall, following the cascades and the trail through Black River Gorges National Park. Alternatively, hike Cascade Mamzelle. Start this hike to the hidden waterfall along the cliff of Gris Gris Beach and take in the beautiful views of the wild south.

Best hikes in Mauritius



Get ready to explore the natural beauty of Mauritius on two wheels! Mountain biking, road biking or an electro bike tour – Mauritius is waiting to be discovered on a scenic cycle. Head to Chamarel for a challenging biking adventure, where you’ll be rewarded with views of the waterfall, Seven Coloured Earth and Black River Gorges National Park.

See the wild side of the island up on the cliff tops of Gris Gris. It feels like the horizon is all yours as you pedal or ride along the trails surrounded by majestic rocks, waves and trees. For a challenging track, visit the Machabee Forest. The tracks provide the perfect adventure for mountain bikers, as they feature jagged and hilly landscapes, perfect for a wild ride!


Trail running

Trail runners, come and find a trail paradise in Mauritius! The island has held famous trail competitions such as the Dodo Trail and trails championships and you’ll find events happening throughout the year. These competitions challenge both beginners and experts and attract runners from all over the world. Come and run a trail around Pieter Both mountain, explore the Moka Trail and discover the Black River Gorges National Park.

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Mauritius is one of the best destinations in the world for kitesurfing. There are fantastic kitesurfing spots all around the island but it’s the south that is renowned for strong and consistent tradewinds, especially between April and November. One Eye at Pointe du Morne or Cap Dal in Tamarin are the island’s most famous kitesurfing areas, so you can learn in the lagoon with expert instructors or refine your moves on the perfect barrel wave.



Get a bird’s eye view of the island’s beautiful beaches and aquamarine waters while parasailing. This adrenaline-fuelled activity involves being secured to a specially-designed parachute that is towed along by a speedboat, lifting the parascender into the air. Rising to around 60 metres, you’ll get an unforgettable perspective of Mauritius from above. Grand Baie, Ile Aux Cerfs and Belle Mare are all fantastic spots to give this exciting activity a try.



If you’ve never tried wakeboarding, there is no better place to give it a go. The shallow, crystal clear lagoons in Mauritius provide the perfect starting playground. With roots in water-skiing, snowboarding and surfing, this is a great choice for boardsports, extreme sports and skateboard lovers. Riders stand on a wakeboard that is attached to and pulled along by a motorboat, with experienced riders attempting aerial tricks. It might sound tricky (there’s certainly a knack to it) but beginners generally use a shorter rope to make things a little easier and once you get started, you won’t want to stop! Expect to fall off plenty of times – but that’s all part of the fun!



Drift lazily along breezy lagoons, discovering the coastline and sheltered coves. When you’re paddling and kayaking, you’ll soon be in tune with the island rhythm and you’ll also get to see things you can’t reach by boat. Alternatively, kayak around mangrove-lined bays and navigate peaceful rivers – looking out for monkeys and fruit bats in the tree-lined banks. Kayak down the Grand River South East, the longest river in Mauritius, and get a close-up of its waterfalls or paddle towards Le Morne to catch an incredible sunset from the water. This is a fantastic, and eco-friendly, way to discover Mauritius.


Scuba diving

Mauritius has more than 100 dive sites within easy reach of the coastline, including sunken wrecks that make incredible artificial reefs. Our dive schools cater for all levels, helping you learn the basics or guiding you to the very best dive sites. Discover The Cathedral, its sheer drop-off fusing with enormous boulders to create an exciting topography of caves and arches; or explore one of our sunken shipwrecks that have been transformed into artificial reefs.

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Paddleboarding is one of the best (and most eco-friendly) ways to explore our coastline. The lagoons are as clear as glass – and there’s more to explore inland, too. Push your paddle in the water to navigate a labyrinth of thick, green mangroves unreachable by foot; or glide down rivers to discover hidden waterfalls.


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