Sports Played in Mauritius
Cascavelle Karting by Casela
The outdoor track is located on the west coast of Mauritius. It is open 7 days a week
The track measures 650 m and 7 karts can race simultaneously on the circuit. The maximum speed for kids is set to 30 km/h and the maximum speed for adults is 60 km/h. Children as from 8 years old are also welcome to participate in this activity, provided that they meet the height requirement of 135cm.
Have a thrilling ride and an incredibly fun time with this karting activity! If you love racing or you’re an adrenaline junkie, you will most definitely enjoy this. Race against your friends or family on this amazing track and create memorable experiences.
Zip line Excursions at Vallée des Couleurs
La Vallée des Couleurs Nature Park is located in the South of Mauritius, it is one of the most famous and unique attractions of the island. La Vallée Des Couleurs Nature Park has become a desirable destination for both Mauritian and foreigners over the past years.
The park is committed to providing unforgettable experiences that are fun, educational, thrilling and entertaining.
La Vallée des Couleurs Nature Park also offers activities like zip lining where you get to explore the park from a bird’s eye view.
All visitors before going for the activity are given instructions about the zip line. No previous experience in zip lining is required for zip lining. The equipments are adhered to the highest safety standards.
Horse Riding by Domaine de L'Etoile
Exploring the Domaine in a very unique way.
Sturdy and well trained horses carry you safely along spectacular routes.
Riders, novice or experienced, are always accompanied by an experiened guide.
Different packages cater for your different needs and requirements– including an outing option with a stop for a delicious meal at a restaurant on the scenic banks of Grand River South East
Golf Initiation by Avalon Golf Estate (Avalon Golf Estate, Bois Sec, Bois Cheri)
With state-of-the-art practice facilities, PGA Qualified golf coaches to guide you every step of the way and the best rates on the island, Avalon is the best place to learn to play golf in Mauritius!
Set on the volcanic slopes of the dormant Grand Bassin volcano, more than 300m above sea level. Avalon is the highest place where one can come to play golf on this tropical paradise island in a wonderfully cool climate. The views of the southern coastline are simply unprecedented and, on a clear day, are visible from 18 out of the 18 holes. Designed by Peter Matkovich with beautifully manicured fairways and greens, surrounded by lush indigenous forest, this contemporary Country Club is superbly designed to cater to everyone’s needs. The clubhouse includes a Golfers Bar, the Magic Spoon restaurant, a Pro Shop, a multipurpose conference room and a boardroom. Outdoor amenities include a heated swimming pool with a spacious deck and comfortable sun loungers, a barbecue area, tennis courts, football pitch, beach volleyball court, pétanque and a children’s playground.
Swim With Dolphins
Swim with dolphins in their natural environment in the open seas of Mauritius and hear about the different types you may come across along the way.
Water Sports In Mauritius
Parasailing is an activity where a person is drawn behind a boat while being attached to a particularly designed parachute, known as a parasail.
Parasailing is a highly exciting activity that is extremely safe for the whole family. It gives you a bird’s-eye view of the bays and their beautiful coastal landscapes.
For all speed lovers, in Mauritius sea hover is one of the most thrilling sea activities for you. All that you have to make sure is that that you have your safety gears and that you follow all the precautionary measures too.
Scuba diving is undeniably mesmerizing in Mauritius. There are numerous choices for dives site in Mauritius. It offers an extraordinary experience for everyone like witnessing rare fish species, exploring huge caves.
Culture and History
- Mauritius is an island well known for its cultural diversity. Such cultural diversity and geographic isolation have led to a nationalized sense of pride. The culture on the island is grounded on the diversity of the population. Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and live in unity and appreciate the different practices of all religions in Mauritius.
- One thing that travellers should know is that Mauritius is not only a magnificent holiday destination, it is about color, lovely people, wonderful stories, sensational food and fascinating sights, made even more interesting when you get to know a bit of a background into the history, culture and local language of this breathtaking destination.
Different religious festivals occur at different period of the year due to various religious beliefs.
Chinese Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)
Spring Festival is the celebration of Chinese New Year in January or February, with the traditional Chinese Dragon and Lion Dances and loads of Firecrackers according to tradition to drive away the evil spirits .
This religious festival is celebrated mostly by people of Tamil origin. All around Mauritius, the rituals are performed in temples which are known as kovils. The streets are filled with devotees carrying flower covered wooden arches and pots of milk. Some have a small spear through their tongue, or through the cheeks.
The Maha Shivaratree is celebrated every year in honor of the Lord Shiva. It is a festival, during which thousands of Hindus pilgrimage to Grand Bassin. All pilgrims are dressed in white and carry Kanwars on their shoulders,structures made of bamboo and paper. Once the people reach the lake, they say their prayers and make offerings. At last the pilgrims collect sacred water from the Ganga Talao and take it back to their homes to pour it over their own statues of Shiva.
Eid-ul-Fitr is a celebration that happens after a month of fasting and dedication in faith for muslims. Ramadan is a month of sacrifice and spirituality. During Ramadan, muslims observe certain restraints as they fast. From dawn till dusk, they cannot eat or drink anything and are also not allowed to smoke. Eid-ul-Fitr is seen as a day to reconnect with old friends and family members.
Christmas with its traditional Christmas tree and gifts is celebrated by the Mauritian population, irrespective of community. Santa Claus can often be seen in many commercial centres and public spaces. Christmas is the time of sharing joy and happiness.
Ougadi marks the new beginning of a new year where Telugu people celebrate the festival with great pomp gatherings of the family following a sumptuous feast. The day, nevertheless, begins with ritual followed by prayers.
People of Marathi faith also celebrates their new year, Gudi Padwa.
Culture in the island has been influenced by the different heritages of the people. This is reflected through the music, food, literature that has had diverse influences which have developed into a Mauritian culture
officially the Republic of Mauritius
is an island nation
in the Indian Ocean
. The main Island of Mauritius is located about 2,000 off the southeast coast of the African
continent. The Republic of Mauritius includes the islands of Rodrigues
and St. Brandon
. The capital and largest city Port Louis
is located on the main island of Mauritius.
In 1598, the Dutch took possession of the Mauritius. They abandoned Mauritius in 1710 and the French took control of the island in 1715, renaming it the Isle de France
. France officially ceded Mauritius including all its dependencies to the UK through the Treaty of Paris
, signed on 30 May 1814 and Reunion was returned to France. The British colony of Mauritius consisted of the main island of Mauritius along with Rodrigues, Agalega, St Brandon,