We were amazed at the gourmet dishes that were served at the breakfast buffet, fried Bacon was my pick of the lot.
It's was time to head for the south tour today as per our iterinary.
Roads have been well maintained and the country is very clean, you can barely see any kind of litter on the roadsides.
First up was the visit to the dormant volcano, it's all covered in green and seems like it's been dormant for quite sometime now, Was Mauritius created when this thing blew up one day ? Maybe it was. The volcano site also provides a great view and it's surely not gonna disappoint those selfie lovers ...
As we continued our tour, we were taken to the "chota Rishikesh" , a serene temple situated by a lake. Spent some time relaxing and feeling the cool breeze by the lakeside. Not recommended if you find temples boring (after all no one visits Mauritius for its temples).
The driver tricked us by stopping us at some diamond store and souvenir shops ... Thieves ..They are everywhere just like in India, waiting to rob innocent foreigners. However we couldn't stop buying a wooden dodo, and a dodo t shirt. Dodo, the iconic bird which once lived in Mauritius, one of the latest victims of human greed and exploitation. Got to taste the local rum from one of the shops, comes in many flavours, alcohol in Mauritius is tasty!
After a very expensive lunch (we couldn't help it, The driver keeps taking us to thieves, or maybe everything in Mauritius is bloody expensive), visited The La Vallee Des Couleurs Nature Park,
Home to the giant tortoises , the 23 colored earths and many waterfalls, is a must visit in Mauritius ..
The 23 coloured earths is a Geological wonder, and is sure to keep you staring for quite some time. You could take selfies and pose with the unique giant tortoises. And take a walk around the park or take the quad bike or zip lines ... (Latter is just bloody expensive so you can basically just cover everything by taking a stroll).
Sun was hard, but Mauritius has this amazing climate change in a matter of seconds, it started raining heavily in a split second .. thank God we were having some cover when it started pouring.
It was a nice journey back home, could see patches of dark clouds and rain intermixed with sugarcane fields basking in the sun in one frame .. truly magical.
Sunset at Ravanela : the resort boasts a private beach, and you could just lay down for hours and watch the African sun slowly dip into the sea in between the catamarans and ships far away in the horizon as you sip a bottle of the Mauritian "Phoenix" beer.