The island of Mauritius, off of the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, has been gaining more and more recognition lately as a great travel spot for lovers of both beaches and tropical mountain paradises. If you are lucky enough to visit Mauritius, be sure to add these three natural wonders to your list of places to see.
Black River Gorges National Park
Arguably the most stunning natural area you’ll find on the island is Black River Gorges National Park, found in its southwest portion. Here, you’ll be amazed at the verdant, lush green mountains which host waterfalls and animals such as the island’s macaques.
Southern Mauritius hosts Ganga Talao, a crater lake which is located in the secluded mountainous countryside of the island. It has been used as a pilgrimage site for Hindus for hundreds of years and offers unparalleled peace and tranquility.
Le Morne Brabant
This UNESCO World Heritage site is an unforgettable spot where a nearly 2,000-foot high rock monolith towers above the Indian Ocean on a peninsula, offering pristine beaches as its foot. Climb to the top of this mountain and then spend the rest of the day relaxing at the area’s sandy stretches!