All the best catamaran cruises in Mauritius

Mauritius Island is considered as Paradise Island. It is surrounded with blue turquoise water and white sandy beaches which make the island a beauty. There are different ways tourists can discover Mauritius which is whether by experiencing sea activities, land activities or air activities. Catamaran trips are among the best sea activities which one can experience if they want to discover Mauritius. The following catamaran trips are among the best catamaran trips in Mauritius.

1. Catamaran to Gabriel Island via Coin de Mire. The departure point of this trip is Grand Bay Sunset Boulevard. As clients embark the catamaran, they are welcomed by the crew members. The crew members brief them about security measures. They sail towards Gabriel Island. The sailing time is 1.5 hours. The catamaran sails via Coin de Mire (also known as Gunners Quoin). The catamaran anchors at Gabriel Island. This is where the guests choose either to explore the island by strolling around or by taking a sun bath. Afterwards, the clients embark on the catamaran to have a BBQ buffet lunch and beverages on the catamaran. After having lunch, the catamaran sails towards Coin de Mire which is a perfect site for diving. Those who love snorkeling, will discover the underwater world which is plenty of colorful fishes. Those who do not possess the right swimming skills, they can avail themselves of the opportunity to observe white bird tailed. They can also seize the golden opportunity to take ‘selfies’ among families and friends. On the way back to Grand Bay, the guests are offered fruits as dessert. They will be entertained by local Sega songs.


2. Catamaran to Gabriel Island, Flat Island via Coin de Mire. This trip is very popular as it involves visiting 3 northern peninsulas. The first sail is towards Gabriel Island. The catamaran sails via Coin de Mire. The passengers explore Gabriel Island and Flat Island. Flat Island and Gabriel Island is not too far. From Gabriel Island, one can view Flat Island. Flat Island has got a lighthouse and a government house which makes it unique from other islands. While returning back to the departure point, the catamaran stops at Coin de Mire for snorkeling. The people observe white bird tailed which is also known as ‘Pailles en Queue’ bird. By stroke of luck, they can encounter dolphins and whale. If this happens, the crew members will stop the catamaran for the guests to observe these wonderful creatures closer. Afterwards, the catamaran sails back to the departure point.


3. Catamaran to Benitiers Island-View Dolphins and Crystal Rock. This trip is the favorite of most clients as this involves viewing dolphins. The clients embark the catamaran from Black River. The guests sail towards La Preneuse lagoon where they receive a light breakfast and they play with dolphins in the morning. They cruise towards Crystal Rock where stunning views of Rempart Mountain can be observed. Snorkeling is done near Crystal Rock. Afterwards, the catamaran heads towards Benitiers Island for exploration. The island is surrounded by casuarinas trees and pristine beach. Clients can choose to snorkel or have a sun bath. This is the last part of the trip and after that, the catamaran sails back to Black River.


4. Catamaran to Ile aux Cerfs via Grand River South East waterfall. The catamaran departs from Four A Chaux. There is a boat transfer to Grand River South East waterfall where clients get the chance to view the amazing waterfalls. After visiting the waterfall, the guests are transported to Eau Bleue for snorkeling and then they are transferred to the catamaran again to have a BBQ lunch buffet and beverages. The last part of this trip is to bring the guests on Ile aux Cerfs. The guests can relax on the island by selecting either to snorkel or to swim. A range of waters sports are offered on the island in terms of parasailing, tube riding and undersea walking. These kinds of activities can be arranged for the guests as per their preferences.


There are different types of catamaran trips that can be arranged such as sunset dinner cruise, overnight catamaran, 4 days catamaran trip, exclusive catamaran trip, catamaran to Flat Island via Coin de Mire, among others. These trips allow the guests to discover different kinds of islets in Mauritius.

Mauritius: The astonishing illusion of an underwater waterfall


Mauritius was formed 7 to 10 million years ago at the instigation of the large caldera volcanoes which can still be seen today. Discovered by the Arabs in 975, it has beautiful coastlines and coral reef that protects the lagoons and beaches with coconut palms and casuarina trees.

On the southwest tip of the island, another show is to discover from the air. The deposits of sand and silt form an optical illusion giving the impression of seeing a real waterfall diving. View from the satellites, the illusion is even more impressive since natural curves formed by sediments are believe to be a huge waterfall that plunges beneath the ocean.


A fascinating illusion lies at the southwestern tip of the island. From the air, a flow of sand and silt deposits gives the illusion of an underwater waterfall. With aerial photography, visual misleading impression is absolutely breathtaking! In fact, this natural curiosity can even be seen on Google Maps. Spectacular satellite photos we would almost believe that there is an underwater waterfall off the coast of this tropical paradise. With more photos, the landscape seems to have been painted with shades of green, blue and white, creating the false impression that a waterfall falls into the Indian Ocean bottom.


This is the sand that causes this magical illusion, and that is found in the most brightly colored water. Important waves crashing in this part of the island scatter the sand and it thus forms a natural flow “down”. With these images we really feel that this is a real waterfall, but the phenomenon is even more amazing


We all know that Mauritius is known as a paradise Island, but these images add even more appeal to the volcanic island.

The best cultural excursions in Mauritius


Mauritius is often synonymous with beach turquoise sea and tropical climate but also small island rich in history. During our stay in Mauritius we made a selection of the best places to visit to learn more about this wonderful culture.

The Tea Route de Saint Aubin



A real discovery for lovers of good teas, the visit is divided into 3 stables (the colonial house in the field of last Aubineaux colonial mansion of the 19th century, plantations and Bois Cheri tea factory and distillery St Aubin), ending with a delicious lunch in the colonial house in St Aubin. The tour will continue in a stable converted into a boutique distillery and essential oils.

Castle of Labourdonnais


Chateau de Labourdonnais, Mauritius ©MDHarding

A beautiful area preserved and surrounded by abundant nature, Castle of Labourdonnais is a journey through time to discover a lifestyle that is now only found in the novels of the nineteenth century but the Mauritian style … The castle was well maintain and remains a must see attraction in Mauritius, this architectural marvel built in 1859 is a pleasure for the eyes.

The Adventure of Sugar


Once the pillar of the Mauritian economy when it was still on its first steps in the big leagues, Sugar has long occupied a prominent place in the life of Mauritians. Coveted and adored sugar was the basis of changes after the independence of this little paradise, omnipresent on the island’s sugar plantations saw the arrival of the great families of farmers and drawing history and identity of Mauritius. Its epic adventure is told at L’Aventure du sucre.

Best time to visit Mauritius




Mark Twain once quoted “You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven was copied after Mauritius.” This means those who have visited the island have been to paradise.

Mauritius, the land of shooting stars, promotes itself as a year round holiday destination. Throughout the year, the weather is nice and enjoyable, except for some drizzles and cyclones.

Sea and nature lovers would prefer the hottest period prevailing between November to February to enjoy Mauritian beaches and wilderness to the best of their craze. Peaks in temperature make the weather humid. The lukewarm sea water and the pleasant sea-breeze make the littoral still more appealing. Sun tanning becomes the order of the day. Sea activities attract plenty of devotees who take swimming and snorkeling for worship during the hottest days.

Scuba diving, undersea walking, deep sea fishing, big game fishing, sea excursions, whales and dolphins watching are top activities, best appreciated in summer during the months of November to April when days start at 5h30 and end at 19h00.

In summer temperature oscillates between a maximum of 33 degrees and a minimum of 25 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is higher in the central plateau during January and February, generating cooler temperature than in the littoral which is drier and warmer with less rainfall.

Associated with the sun, Mauritius prides itself to bear a stunning micro-climate during which the whole island can be explored without nature ordering you to quit. If it is raining at one spot, two kilometers further it is blooming sunshine.


Cyclone occurring between November and March is still another sight interesting foreigners who have never witnessed any storm.  Holiday resorts, all constructed to the norms of resisting harsh cyclonic conditions shelter tourists safely in cyclone proof accommodations and visitors marvel at this rare natural phenomenon. The sight of damaged vegetation or collapsed wooden houses appear interestingly queer to them. However, most of the time Mauritius, succeeds in evading cyclone because if its tiny size and position.

The prevailing whole year moderate temperature boosts up sojourn making stay pleasurable, even during the cooler period of winter occurring during the months of May to October. There are no extremes of cold, with fewer mosquitoes around. The island is just 20 degrees south of equator and the south east trade winds blow cool gusts towards the imaginary line and the west. The two seasoned climate makes this tropical island a whole year stopover destination.

During winter time when temperature fluctuates between 18 degrees to 24 degrees Celsius, appropriate activities like hiking, biking, trekking, mountaineering, zip lining, jogging, golfing and other strenuous physical exercises are favored. Even walking in the national park with lions and cheetahs can be engaged. `

In the low season during winter, when visitors are fewer, rates drop drastically. You get better bargain in several deals, from taxi charges to hotel rentals. The beaches are not crowded and activity providers operate with lesser clients on board rendering hustle and bustle more comfortable.

June, July and August is a great seasonal period for water sports such as wind surfing and kite surfing. Enthusiasts benefit from phenomenal waves favored by strong gusts of wind, creating ideal conditions for the sport. Riding on waves while standing on a surf board or being pulled along over water on a short wide board by wind power make the surfer crazy.


In the cooler weather the air conditioning system is switched off. You can enjoy world class spas to feel more comfortable. Even a nature walk is ideal in the cooler atmosphere to warm yourself up. Enjoy a Sega dance while hip wiggling gets you quite warm. Roaming in the vicinity of your lodging coming, across nice friendly people is not a bad idea. This should culminate with the relishing of fine gourmet cuisine accompanied by wine, which they say, raises body temperature.

A break up of climatic conditions prevailing over Mauritius through the whole year can help you sort out your preferences in motivating your decision as to the top time for visiting Mauritius. Another important factor is the timing of the leave you can get from your job to coincide your children’s school holiday with your trip.

Best Activities in Mauritius