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.
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.