Water Sports in Mauritius
Mauritius is the destination for different water sports activities. Mauritius has everything to offer water sports enthusiasts from diving, snorkeling, wind-surfing, kite-surfing, para-sailing, canoeing, kayaking, the list goes on.
Surfers gather here to take advantage of the year long trade winds which are particularly favourable in winter. Whether you want to learn a new water sport or you are already experienced, Mauritius is the place to visit. Known for its lovely beaches and the warm, turquoise waters around its shores, Mauritius plays host to a multitude of water sports.
Divers will appreciate the breathtakingly beautiful underwater spots on Mauritius. Whether you are a beginner or PADI qualified, you will find many places perfect for scuba diving around the island. Plenty of hotels have a dive centre either on site or very close. Catering for all levels of experiences and with a variety of both reef and wreck diving, divers are spoilt for choice.
If you are wanting to look at the amazing underwater world, but don’t want to go as far a diving, then grab a snorkel and wander in to the sea, or take one of the many snorkeling trips out with a guide.
If you prefer surfing, body-boarding or kite-surfing, Mauritius offers a multitude of world renowned locations, including the famous One Eye spot. With a sheltered lagoon, year round trade winds and waves produced by the coral reef, Mauritius is the perfect place for wind-surfing, suitable for all levels. If you want to learn, is there a better place to take a lesson than in Mauritius?
Water-skiing is another of the very popular water sports in Mauritius, offered by all the hotels and on the beaches around Mauritius. The range of water sports also extends to sailing (hobby cat, lazer, dinghy, catamaran) canoeing, kayaking, pedal boats and glass bottom boats, great for the younger generation.
For the more adventurous, try parasailing. Parasailing offers you a breath-taking bird’s eye view of the beautiful lagoons and beaches, making it one of the best things to do during your holiday. Go to Grand Baie, Belle Mare or Trou d’eau Deuce.
Many of the lagoons around the island are an exceptional location for learning to sail, or for the more experienced to take out a dinghy or harness yourself into a Hobie Cat and enjoy the fresh breezes. Take a lesson with a qualified instructor, there are several resorts around the island offering both individual and group lessons. Also many resorts have first class water sports facilities, offering equipment, making it fairly easy to hire a boat for the morning or afternoon.
One of the growing water sports in Mauritius is kite-surfing. Mauritius has fast gained a reputation as a world class destination for all levels of expertise. Le Morne in the south west of the island is a well known area of coast used by kite-surfers. The Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort kite-surfing School is open to all levels from the age of eight. With its ideal location at Le Morne, the St Regis offers guests a unique kite-surfing experience. The centre here provides private lessons and exclusive use of a boat to take you to the best and less frequented kite-surfing spots. The long beach at Belle Mare with its calmer waters is a great choice for beginners.
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