Mauritius Sailing Guide for Adrenaline Junkies


Mauritius is a small, multi-cultural island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, northeast of Reunion and southeast of the Seychelles. Mauritius also controls Rodrigues Island and the remote, sparsely populated Agalega and Cargados Garayos (Saint Brandon) islands.

The island of Mauritius was first discovered by ancient Hindus in Ancient days, the exact date is unknown. At that time the island was uninhabited and covered in a dense forest. So, Hinduism is one of the prevailing religion in Mauritius.

Taking holidays to Mauritius is an excellent way to unwind and relax and one pastime you may want to enjoy during you stay is a sailing trip. Mauritius is a beautiful tropical paradise and you will find plenty of stunning places to explore both along the main island’s coast and on the many islets that dot the sea surrounding it.

The Indian Ocean is a gorgeous place to go sailing and you should make sure that you pack your swimming and snorkeling equipment on any day out on the water. You are bound to want to take the plunge when you moor up for a break – and if you have a mask and snorkel to hand, you can discover some of the fascinating and beautiful creatures and corals that live beneath the waves.

Many of the luxury Mauritius hotels will be able to organise a trip on a catamaran for you and if you are based on the west coast, you may also be able to enjoy an afternoon on the water spotting dolphins.

Imagine the wonderful memories you will have if you are lucky enough to see some of the majestic creatures jumping out of the water or playing around the bow of your boat.

One of the best things about taking chartered sailing trips with a full crew and skipper is that you will be able to sit back and relax and fully enjoy your luxury Mauritius holidays.

You can spend a day discovering some of the beautiful beaches and coves fringed by palm trees along Mauritius’ coast – or you could head out to explore some of the dozens of islets that are found in the sea around the main island.

Many of these are uninhabited and some are protected nature reserves. If you enjoy looking for exotic and exciting wildlife then a day out around some of these locations could be perfect.

Ile Albatross is an excellent place for bird watching, with the island home to hundreds of seabirds, including migrating albatrosses.

Round Island is another destination you may want to visit on a sailing trip, as it is home to several species of reptiles that are endemic to the isle, such as the Round Island skink and Round Island day gecko.

You may also want to take a yacht over to one of the inhabited islets, such as Ile aux Benitiers, which has a coconut plantation on it and is also renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches.

Spend an afternoon sampling some of the local produce while sunning yourself on the golden sands. Meanwhile, if you are keen to take to the helm, you will find that many hotels provide dinghies for use free of charge, enabling you to sail around some of the nearby lagoons at your leisure. But if you would like a more exhilarating ride, you could always go for a spin on a speedboat.

Although local regulations prevent you from taking such a vessel out on your own, you will be able to find a boat with a skipper who can show you the sights from the water. So, when you are planning your Mauritius holidays, make sure you add a sailing trip to your itinerary and enjoy a relaxing afternoon discovering some of the country’s many beautiful beaches, coves and islets.

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