Outdoor Activities in Mauritius

Mauritius attracts not only tourists looking for relaxation and recreation but also to the thrill seekers, since the island has good sources for land and water sports activities. There are numerous outdoor activities can be found in Mauritius to enjoy your vacation.

There are many golf courses in the Mauritius ranging from basic 9 holes to world class with 18 holes designed by the world leading golfers such as Ernie Els and David Leadbetter. The list of golf coures includes Anahita Golf Course, The Legend, Paradis Golf Club and Maritim Golf Course. For golf courses it is a heaven.


The island, located in Indian Ocean offers worlds most beautiful coral reefs and breathtaking activities like scuba diving. The sea is full of colorful fishes and other sea creatures. You can not resist the appeal of a visit to the lagoon of Mauritius, full with fins, masks, snorkels or scuba tanks. More than twenty clubs offers diving services to visitors. Diving is open for whole year around in Mauritius but summer time is best for diving.


Water Skiing
Water skiing is activity practised in most hotels. Most hotels offers a wide range of activities such as windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, kayak, pedal boat, glass-bottom boat. In general, the hotels with their own water sports centre offer the oppurtunity to their customers to enjoy this sport for free under the supervision of their experienced skiing team.You can do skiing at two places Grand Baie (North West) and Trou D’eau Douce(central East coast).


Horse Riding
You can enjoy horse riding which is provided by many hotels. Maritim Hotel has its own centre for riding with stables and offer rides on horses and ponies on every day except Sunday.Other hotels like Le Touessrok, Sugar Beach Resort, La Pirogue also provide horse riding. Stables also possess several very gentle ponies for children. Children from 5 years old can participate in rides or lessons organized by the center.


Those who are seeking thrills, parasailing is a exciting way to enjoy the sky and lagoon of Mauritius. This sport is included in the list of activities most hotels offer water sports. The hotels which provide parasailing services are Le Touessrok Resort, Constance Belle Mare Plage, One & Only Le Saint Geran, La Pirogue, Mont Choisy and Sugar Beach Resort.