Recent times have changed life as we all know it. International travel will be suspended until further notice, and countries are tightening restrictions-one by one, they are blocking each other to act against the virus. This is a worrying time for communities around the world as we adapt to life at home, but we are convinced that the future of travel is bright and that when it is over, people will travel more gratefully than ever before.

One thing we know is that if we all adapt to life at home, reading and inspiration will be essential to stay connected to the world. We want to start by introducing you to one of the most beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean – Mauritius! Although Mauritius may seem like crystal sapphire waters and white sandy beaches, it is much more. From magnificent mountain scenery and nautical activities to rum tasting and golf, the island paradise is the perfect luxury holiday.

Chamarel Ebony Forest Reserve

The Ebony forest is a rare find in Chamarel, especially if you want to escape the beautiful beaches of Mauritius! With less than 2% of the native forests in Mauritius, the Ebony forest is a gem for nature lovers and for those wishing to get closer to the native species of fauna and flora of the island. Once in the dodo house, you can discover some of the last rare endemic birds, such as the Mauritian pink pigeon and flycatchers. Take a walk on the elevated walkway and explore the beautiful endemic forest, admire the Ebony and plant repair work. Whether you want to spend your time in a magnificent landscape, seek silence or enjoy the breathtaking views of the Sublime Point, the Ebony forest leaves much to discover.

Deer Island

Located on the east coast of the island, Ile Aux Cerfs is an island that stretches over 87 hectares of undeveloped land, surrounded by beautiful white sandy beaches and an abundance of crystal clear, warm waters. It also houses one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, the prestigious Ile Aux Cerfs Golf Club, organized by the legendary professional golfer Bernhard Langer. On Deer Island, you can spend unforgettable moments exploring the island and the calm lagoons. The coral reef is beautiful and full of marine life, an ideal place to dive and enjoy the underwater world of Mauritius! You can rent a private motor boat or join a catamaran tour with a delicious BBQ lunch and live music on the beach.

Seven Colorful Countries

Near the rum distillery, you can also find the seven colorful lands of Chamarel. They are sand dunes composed of seven different natural colors! This phenomenon attracts visitors from all over the world, because the sand trembles with colors. It is a magical experience and a highlight in Mauritius. The rains carved interesting shapes into the hill, creating this extraordinary effect that visitors have seen since the 1960s.

The best time to visit is just before sunrise or around sunset due to the artistic spectacle of colors and light. Geologists are always fascinated by the dunes colored red, purple and yellow. The colors never fade despite the rain. After a walk through the dunes, you can visit Chamarel waterfall, the highest waterfall in Mauritius and the most famous waterfall on the island.