In Mauritius to beat the ice cold clutches of a European or American winter? You’ve got the right idea. This sunny isle smack dab in the middle of the Indian Ocean off of Africa’s southeast coast is a great vacation spot. Warm, inviting waters, soft, golden sands and lush palms swaying in the salty ocean breeze await you, along with a whole run of Mauritius 5 star resorts such as the InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort and several others, which are fully geared towards catering to your every whim and desire. Once you settle into your holiday abode, it’s time to hit the sand. While the less sporty of you might prefer to recline along sandy shores and work on your tan, the rest of you may prefer to get your blood pumping with some thrilling adventures in the waters; and Mauritius has plenty of these on offer.
In addition to the usual water sports contenders such as jet skiing, surfing, kite surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving, the island also has a variety of less well-known water-based activities to try out. One such activity is signing up for an underwater scooter ride! What is this you ask? Well as the name describes, you just hop onto a motor-propelled mobility device that lets you explore the exciting world under the water. Your head will be encased in a sort of helmet, sort of like an astronaut’s that has its oxygen supplied from a small oxygen tank which is attached to the vehicle. So there’s no need to worry about learning how to use breathing apparatus like you do when trying out scuba diving for the first time. Another unusual activity to try out is heading out for an underwater stroll along the seabed! It’s like a walk in the park, except with fish floating around instead of birds flying around. You can also go kayaking around rock caves near the cliffs of Albion.Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+