Mauritius is a beautiful tropical island located in the Indian Ocean that has much more to offer to visiting tourists than white, sandy beaches and lush green landscapes.  If you’re the active type who is unable to settle down during your vacations, going to Mauritius can be still well worth your while for the exciting activities that can be organized there.

Play in the Sea

For example, the island of Mauritius is a well-known spot for big game fishing. Several world records for sports fishing were established there. Among the fish that can be caught off the shores of Mauritius you will find marlins, swordfish, sailfish, giant trevallies, several species of tuna and sharks.

Of course, being surrounded by the ocean, the island of Mauritius is also a favorite spot for other water sports like kite surfing, scuba diving, wind sailing, water skiing, walking under the sea, surfing and even banana boat rides. Otherwise you could simply go on sightseeing trips on some boats and go see the whales and the dolphins that cruise off the shores of Mauritius.

Have fun exploring the land

If you’d like to avoid the water there are other sports that you could enjoy inland. If you enjoy long, relaxing walks in the countryside, Mauritius has many golf courses. You could even participate in one of the many international tournaments that are held there every year. The more adventurous types can easily find small companies offering hiking, canyoning and rock climbing trips. The daredevils could even try to climb the second highest mountain of the island of Mauritius, the impressive Pieter Both, known for the solitary boulder that is perched at the summit.

Several nature parks also dot the island of Mauritius and offer great outdoor activities like hiking, zip-lining, quad or segway driving or even walking with lions!

High in the air

If climbing mountains is not enough for you to enjoy the Mauritian scenery, you could always try going high in the sky to get a better view, right? Some Mauritian companies and individuals offer sightseeing trips in helicopters or ultra light aircraft , skydiving or paragliding trips.

As you can see, if you choose to go off the beaten track in Mauritius you could go on adventures that will be definitely more memorable than just basking on the beaches of the luxury hotels. To fully appreciate all that Mauritius has to offer, the real Mauritius, maybe one of the best things to do would be to rent a villa or some other type of accommodation during your stay in Mauritius. Only then would you be able to explore and experience this beautiful island to the fullest.