Mauritius is home to some of the world’s most unique natural wonders—from untouched beaches to scenic craters and crystal clear blue waters, the tiny island is full of rare beauty that is truly worth exploring.
Seven Coloured Earths
Located near the famed Charmarel Waterfall, this natural geological wonder that literally changes with the winds is one of the nation’s most popular spots. Layers of volcanic rock, rich with iron and aluminum, give the dunes their brilliant red and blue colors.
Located in the southwest reaches of Mauritius, the thundering waters of this incredible waterfall plunge some 300 feet (100 meters) into a transparent turquois pool. Mark Twain once called this “paradise,” and today’s travelers say it’s a must see.
This natural lake at the top of one of Mauritius’s dormant volcanoes is believed by many to be an extension of the Ganges River. Travelers can hike the surrounding area and sometimes find Hindus from across the country worshiping at its sacred waters.