Kick Off Your Shoes And Enjoy The Stunning White Sand Beaches At This Indian Ocean Island

A beach vacation is sometimes needed. It's the perfect place for stress to melt away and be replaced by warmth and relaxation. Sitting by the sea and watching the waves lap the shore is refreshing; walking along the soft sand is soothing; and absorbing the abundance of sunlight, with the protection of sunscreen of course, is revitalizing, even though it might make you sleepy. Mauritius is the place you absolutely need to visit to have these experiences. The country of 1.2 million has over 200 miles of coastline that harbors sandy white beaches and sparkling blue water.

Whether you're looking for a long vacation or a quick getaway, you can't go wrong with Mauritius. You'll have numerous activities like swimming, sailing, and simply tanning on the shore, as well as the opportunity to indulge in phenomenal food and witness beautiful culture. However you fill your itinerary, you'll likely find fun and calm under the bright sun.

Relaxation and water sports

You'll first want to decide on what you want to do and which beach best accommodates that goal. Luxury Columnist shares that if you visit the northern part of the country, you'll come across sparsely populated, magical beaches, which make an ideal environment for unwinding and connecting with yourself in nature. If you're okay with the crowds and want to participate in water sports and maybe even stay at a luxury resort, then your best bet is visiting the east or west coast. The Times listed Le Morne, Il aux Cerfs, and Flic en Flac as the top three beaches.

For those who want a sense of adventure in addition to serene sights, you'll want to pack your day with ocean activities. Take a sea kayaking tour with Yemaya Adventures. Its tours are three hours and take you through mangroves and lagoons. You can also rent kayaks and explore on a solo trip. Yemaya Adventures is located in the northern city of Calodyne. Alternatively, you can go windsurfing and/or sailing. Wild Wind Sailing Center is a great place to take a sailing lesson or rent different types of boats for sailing and windsurfing. It's located in the northern city of Mont Choisy.

Sea life abounds in the waters of the country. You can observe them by taking a cruise, snorkeling, or diving. Viator recommends LydiaBoat for dolphin cruises. You get a chance to swim with the mammals as well as potentially see whales.

Hotels with views

Your good times don't have to stop when the day ends. Choose a hotel with gorgeous views to add a sense of wonder to your evening. Coral Azur Beach Resort is rated highly on TripAdvisor and offers rooms with views of palm trees and the ocean that you can enjoy from a balcony or terrace. They offer glass-bottom boat trips, kayaks, and more if you're looking to continue your adventures. The earlier you book, the more you'll save. You can find rooms starting at $115 if you book early. For those wanting to indulge in maximum relaxation, you'll want to book a stay at La Palmiste Resort & Spa. It's right near the beach and has a spa that offers everything from massages and pedicures to henna tattoos.

As you can see, the opportunities for serenity and enjoyment are endless in Mauritius, no matter which part of the island you go to. If you're hoping to book a beach vacation any time soon, or if you're planning one for the future, know that Mauritius is waiting for you.