7 Reasons Mauritius Is A Great Holiday For Active Travellers

Finding the perfect holiday for active travellers can be challenging. Lucky for you we've found the perfect one with all the activities you can enjoy.

Kelleigh Korevaar |

Had a tough year? Why not book yourself a holiday as a reward for all your hard work in the gym or as a way to shake up your routine if you’ve been slacking and lacking motivation?

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In case you’re in need of some convincing, here are 7 reasons you should head just over the sea to this island, as well as where you can get the best deal for cheap flights because getting a bargain makes travelling that much sweeter.

1. You Can Learn How To Kite Surf

According to TripAdvisor, Air Switch Kitesurfing Mauritius is the number 1 kitesurfing school in the country. Their coaches will take you from zero to hero in six steps so you’ll leave the island with a new impressive skill, and a beach body to match.

2. You Can Mountain Bike

With tons of mountain biking trails to keep you occupied, you could spend your entire holiday hitting the single track. Stumped as to where to start? Head on over here to find out all the mountain bike trails in Mauritius, it’s like the ultimate rider dictionary.

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And if you prefer your holidays with a competitive edge, you can head over to Mauritius on 16-18 May when the 5-star mountain biking race, the Mauritius Tour Beachcomber will take place. You can get all the details here.

3. You Can Go On An Overnight Sea Kayaking Trip

Join forces with Yemaya Adventures and let them take you on a lagoon trip through mangroves and islets where you will set up camp for the night. The next day you get to snorkel and go through a fishing village called Grand Gaube.  If you’re a fit paddler, you can take on their various other trips that span over more days and with further distances. You can check out their trips here.

4. You Can Trek The Most Beautiful Parts Of Mauritius

An island full of waterfalls makes a beautiful backdrop for any hike. Raj Adventures offers various trekking tours that can take you through seven cascades. But don’t worry, you won’t have to dedicate your whole holiday, they offer half day and full day tours so you can see sights, get in some cardio and still head to the beach for a sundowner. And with 98% of people on TripAdvisor reviewing these tours as a 5 star experience, you won’t be disappointed.

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5. You Can Quad Bike

You can really make it an action-packed holiday with Big Foot Adventures. These quad bikes can take you to places few people can access all whilst you sit back, relax and try to kick up some mud behind you. It’s 35kms of constantly changing terrain so you’ll never get bored.

6. You Can Play A Round Of Golf

Not a fan of water sports? We’ve got you covered. Recently, Mauritius was awarded “Golf Destination Of The Year” for Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Gulf States. You can play a spot of golf in a tropical paradise. You will return to SA with a better handicap and more relaxed.

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And there aren’t just one or two courses. You will have plenty to choose from, just check out this list of the top golf courses on the island.

7. You Can Get A Killer Workout

Not only do we have tons of bodyweight workouts that are perfect for travel, if you want to take a class and rope in your family or friends, you can. Best part? You don’t have to go indoors and miss out on the rejuvenating scenery and benefits of the Vitamin D (just remember suncream). Mauritius Fitness offers outdoor bootcamps that will have you sweating away your holiday kilos. And the first lesson is free, so there really is no excuse. Check them out here.

Make The Most Of Your Trip

Ready to head to this tropical paradise? Check out Travelstart for cheap flights to Mauritius by heading over here. Plus, they’ve got plenty other things you can do on the island, as well as the inside scoop on the best months to head there.

We’re also fans of this 7 day holiday that includes flights and accommodation as well as a few other benefits from only R12 180, now that’s a bargain!

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