Here’s Why Mauritius Should Be On Everybody’s “Active Holiday” Bucket List

by | Feb 13, 2020 | Travel

Where to go for an active beach holiday, you ask? Mauritius for sure. Here’s why…

Just the mention of Mauritius brings thoughts of endless sparkling shores, clear waters and tropical cocktails aplenty. The island, known for its beaches, lagoons and reef, does not disappoint. And while it wasn’t our idea to turn a visit to Mauritius into an active destination, Monster Energy had other ideas for us when we hit the island as part of their summer boot camp with SWEAT 1000. Here’s all the info so you can do the same…

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Veranda Tamarin Hotel, Mauritius

The Veranda Tamarin Hotel is a mixture of luxury and laid-back beach escape, with light, airy rooms and a crystal-clear, wooden-decked pool. There’s a variety of room types to choose from, depending on how luxury you want to go, and they offer either views of the garden, mountain or pool. There are two bars and two restaurants — and, if you want to celebrate a special occasion, you can book a private braai in the garden and eat under the stars.

Water, water, everywhere

The hotel is across the road from the Tamarin public beach, where you can spend your days swimming and soaking up the sun. But if poolside is more your vibe, you’ve got options. The hotel has two pools to choose from: one on the ground floor, surrounded by beach chairs and beds, or the rooftop pool with its own bar (booking is essential). If you’re looking to relax beyond lazing by the water, the Seven Colours spa will take care of all your needs, and if you’d like to do an indoor workout, you can head to the hotel’s gym.

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The choices are endless when it comes to activities…

You can head for the hills and the hiking trails (however, if it rains too heavily, the trails could be closed for safety reasons) or make like a fish and snorkel near the reef in Tamarin Bay. You can also grab a board and learn how to surf at the surf school next door to the hotel or, better yet, head up the coast and explore the island by paddle board, watching the abundant sea life swimming beneath you. After supper, head to the Crazy Fish Bar for drinks and dancing (depending on the evening).

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