Southwest of the Indian Ocean and about 900 kilometers east of Madagascar, we find the tropical island of Mauritius. This sovereign insular country includes, in addition to the island of Mauritius, the islands of San Brandón or Cargados Carajo, Rodrigues and the Agalega Islands.
The island of Mauritius is actually one of the youngest islands in the world, created about 8 million years ago by volcanic activities.
This jewel of nature offers lush tropical vegetation, where a prominent rock, Mount Brabant, emerges from the island. Precisely from the heights of that rock is where one of the most impressive natural phenomena in the world can be observed.
On the coast, you can see how the whitish water seeps through the caves and falls into the abysses of the sea. The sight is truly mesmerizing, as the sand and silt deposits create the impression of being in the presence of a fascinating underwater waterfall.
Fabulous optical illusion
The explanation for this phenomenon lies in the deposits of sand and silt that, when pushed by ocean currents, form an optical illusion of being in front of authentic underwater waterfalls.
The constant movement of the strong currents of water cause the color tones of the water to change and produce this fabulous effect of nature.
To appreciate them in their magnitude, the best way to do it is from the air, with organized helicopter flights that are made to enjoy this impressive phenomenon. There are different companies that offer this service, such as the one indicated below.
The paradise of Mauritius
Mauritius Island, known throughout the world as the Beach Island, is a small paradise surrounded by lagoons, its different shades of blue illustrating the crystalline seabed. The water temperature is hot all year round, reaching 23ºC in winter and 27ºC in summer.
The turquoise blue waters offered by Mauritius Island invite you to take an unforgettable trip in which luxury and exclusivity are guaranteed thanks to its magnificent hotels built on the seafront, among palm trees and tropical plants.
There are many things to see in Mauritius, being one of the most important tourist destinations in the world, competing with the paradisiacal islands of Seychelles or the Maldives.
Its main claim is the exquisite tropical beaches but there are other attractions that can be enjoyed, although it is true that they all have to do with nature. Visiting the mountain of Le Morne, declared a World Heritage Site, is something you should not miss either.
For nature lovers, visiting the Black River Gorges Natural Park or the Pamplemouses Botanical Garden, which has giant water lilies, will be an experience. Other no less important attractions would be a trip to the Deer Island, or a visit to the most impressive crater in Mauritius, the Trou aux Cerfs. And of course the excursion to the south to discover the land of the seven colors and the sacred Grand Bassin lake will become an essential part of this fascinating destination.