Mauritius - although known for its sensational natural landscapes and wonders (like, for example, the Seven Colored Earths) is, without a doubt, most famous because of the sun, crystal clear tropical see and the beaches. This is what attracts people from all over the world to this tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. There are countless beautiful beaches around the island, and, if you book a hotel - surely it will have one just in front. However, those might be secluded and packed with tourists and hotel guests. If you want to discover the best places, where also the locals go, keep reading on. I will try to show you what I discovered traveling with the Mauritian family.
Mauritius - the paradise Island situated right beside Madagascar has become a popular destination among those looking for some sun in the middle of the winter, especially from colder northern countries. Most tourist head straight to the resorts to spend time lying on the tropical beaches under coconut trees and swimming in the turquoise waters. However, it is worth to go out of the separated tourist zones and get away to visit the capital - port Louis - bustling city which can be described as the whole world concentrated into one little spot in the Indian Ocean.
Crystal clear blue waters, coral reef full of colorful fish, white sand beaches, coconut trees leaning towards the sea, a perfect recipe for paradise. This is what Lakshadweep Islands are like. Formerly known as Laccadive Islands, they are situated around 400 kilometers (250 miles) from the west coast of India in the Laccadive Sea (above the well known hot tourist spot - Maldives). The archipelago consists of twelve atolls with around forty islands and islets, ten of which are inhabited. The name "Lakshadweep" means one hundred thousand islands in Sanskrit. The islands are governed by India.
Mauritius, the paradise island on the Indian Ocean, although not large in size, is exceptionally rich in natural beauty. Actually, the size of the island can be its biggest asset as far as visiting is concerned. The amazing gorges, beaches, cliffs, waterfalls and natural wonders are situated just a few steps away one from another. The tropical climate is ideal for vacation too, all year round.
Mauritius, deservedly called "a paradise island", is full of beautiful natural wonders. Apart from the turquoise waters, coral reefs and white sandy beaches, there are many astonishing places to visit on this tiny island. The most characteristic of them, probably, is the Seven Colored Earth located beside the village of Chamarel in south-western Mauritius. It is a relatively small area of land but how extraordinary. The soil is composed of different layers, each having one of the seven colors: (red, blue, green, brown, violet, yellow and purple).