Eco-friendly activities in Mauritius

Explore the Mauritius through these eco-friendly activities

Eco friendly activities in Mauritius

Mauritius island, known for its sparkling turquoise lagoons and stunning beaches boasting powdery white sand, holds much more secrets than you can imagine. The island is among the bucket-list destinations for conscious and adventurous travelers. Exploring a sensible destination like Mauritius eco-consciously will help preserve its beauty.

A powerhouse of green tourism, Mauritius is providing eco-friendly activities in Mauritius that are growing in popularity. Here are 5 eco-friendly activities to include in your holiday planning.

1)Otentic Eco Tents

Otentic Eco tents offer a pleasant eco-friendly experience in the form of safari tents. Otentic has two locations for guests to choose from, one located by the Grand River and the other at the foot of Bambous Mountain.

Both locations offer quiet retreats in serene nature. All furnishings are made of repurposed materials and there’s no plastic here.

One of the things that make Otentic special is home cooking. Local people from the village put on a Mauritian feast every day, where you can taste authentic Mauritius cuisine.

Otentik also offers activities such as Stand Up Paddles (SUP) and kayaks. Paddle your way through the mangroves of Ile aux Cerfs and Ilot Mangenie and access hidden beaches and coves that boats cannot reach.

 1) Stand-up Paddle (SUP)

Standing up on your paddle board, paddle through the lagoon and let the tranquility sweep over you. The Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) lets you discover the beauty of the seabed through the crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean.

Read more: Best water activities to do in Mauritius

2) Kayak

Kayaking will allow you to experience much of the natural beauty from close in complete serenity. This excursion trip will allow you to experience the magnificent open waters of the Indian Ocean. It is unlikely that you will ever see such splendor of nature anywhere else. We conduct every trip with the greatest respect for nature, stressing the importance of its preservation.

3) Odysseo Aquarium

Odysseo is the first oceanarium in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean and is located at Les Salines Port Louis. Entering Odysseo is like getting immersed in underwater life without needing a mask or tuba. It is an ideal hangout for the whole family to enjoy! Contemplate marine life from the bottom of the ocean. A multitude of fish, sharks, stingrays, and jellyfish will swim alongside you and even above you when you pass through the tunnel. Be sure to capture the moment with pictures!

The oceanarium contributes to the conservation, regeneration, and rehabilitation of our marine flora and fauna.

Read more: Odysseo Mauritius Oceanarium 

4) La Vallée de Ferney

Experience the unique feel of walking through a native forest, with spectacular views and without the intrusion of civilization, accompanied by our professional guides.

It is home to multiple endemic plants and birds that are introduced each year to the Vallée de Ferney. The famous and unique Kestrel birds can usually be seen feeding at noon.

Located 2 minutes away from Ferney La Vallée, Ferney Falaise Rouge restaurant is just off the sea cliff and offers an incredible sea view facing the Grand-Port bay and Lion Mountain. As the name says, the cliff is brownish-red and is magnificent to see. They have a “From Farm to Fork” concept where most products are sourced locally. As a result, it empowers the local community and reduces carbon emissions.

 5) Ile aux Aigrette

Isle aux Aigrettes is an islet off the east coast of Mauritius that is a nature reserve for local flora and fauna. It wasn’t until 1965 when it was declared a nature reserve, that intense conservation of the island began. The highlight of the trip to Ile aux Aigrettes is feeding the tortoises around the island. Some are even over 100 years old.

Mauritius offers tropical holidays that are so much more than beaches and charming resorts. Whether you’re a hiker, nature enthusiast, animal lover, or just want to make a positive impact with your holiday, this island has got it all. And during a time when travel is no longer as simple as it used to be, Taxi Service Mauritius makes booking a taxi trip easy and straightforward.