July 7, 2011

Turquoise Blue and Pearly White...!!

A visit to Mauritius is always incomplete without a dip in those seducing turquoise blue waters. Being an island in the Indian Ocean, I did not run short of beaches. In fact I missed out on a lot of beaches due to shortage of time and because of the fact that I didn't know which beach to go to and which one to give a miss. The tempting blue waters and the white sands looked mesmerising and the hue changed as I went deeper into the ocean. Mauritius has its periphery covered with corals and this makes the beaches pristine and creates some serene lagoons. This also ensures that you don't have the waves splashing onto your body at most of the beaches. The water is calm, floats on to the white sands and is ideal  for beach lovers.

My resort, Movenpick, situated in Bel Ombre had a beautiful private beach with a nice little jetty. The sunset view from this beach was truly magnificent. I found many people having a stroll, playing football, making sand castles, collecting corals etc. on this lovely beach. The shallow waters helped me float while balancing on my palms. The vastness of the Indian ocean was quite evident from the beach and the horizon in the distance changed colours as day progressed into the night.








Enroute to Le Morne, I passed by many beaches of which the one closer to the lovely mountain looked most beautiful. The big attraction of this beach was Le Morne in the background. The blue waters, white sands and the green mountain made for a beautiful landscape.


Bel Mare situated on the eastern coast of Mauritius is famous for water sport activities like parasailing, under sea walk, banana rides etc. The beach at Bel Mare looked quite beautiful with the lovely waters but with the noisy crowd it seemed far from serenity.





Trou d Eau Douce is a beautiful fishing hamlet on the eastern coast. This in fact was the best beach I had been to in Mauritius. Travellers usually visit this beach for the reason that they get transported to Ile Aux Cerfs from here. A 5 minutes speed boat ride separates Trou d Eau Douce from Ile Aux Cerfs. With very few tourists and locals around, I found this beach very serene and exotic.





Grand Baie in northern Mauritius is famous for pubs, restaurants, beach resorts, shopping centres and Blue submarine. A ride in the blue submarine, that takes you more than 100 feet below sea level was the reason why I was in Grand Baie. The beach with thatched roofs and a lot of greenery resembled the ones in the Caribbean.







Signing Note: The blue waters and the white sands best defines the word- Exotic...!!


29 comments:

  1. गजब चित्र है, सारे के सारे सुंदर लगे

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  2. U didnt do parasailing?? Such a beautiful place..So picturesque

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  3. Nope...I had done it before. So decided to give it a miss.. But that was overland. Will do the sea one in GOAAAA....:)

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  4. Nice captures ,so inviting . Should take a trip to this part of world .

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  5. Thank you.. You definitely should explore the beautiful mauritius.

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  6. awesome pics ... looks like u enjoyed a lot!

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  7. another post about Mauritius

    beautiful photos with information

    thanks for sharing

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  8. @ Sandeep.. Thank you. Yup, It was a fabulous trip

    @ Krishna.. Thank you. my pleasure.

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  9. So pristine n pure!!! Its a fabulous must see location...
    Bird Watch-Tawny Eagle

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  10. Yup, it indeed is a fabulous place.

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  11. pretty pretty .. and your signing note is the best.
    was this a work trip or pleasure? you flew from cochin?

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  12. Thanks sneha.. Very much a pleasure trip. Flew from bangalore.

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  13. I am compelled to ask what camera are you using? A SLR?:) I've been to Mauritius and I know how beautiful its natural surrounds are, you have absolutely done supreme justice in these captivating little tales and stunning pictures:)

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  14. Thanks a lot Mee. I dont use an SLR. Its an ordinary panasonic camera.

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  15. I say! Then it is no ordinary Panasonic. Ofcos your talent at getting the perfect picture clearly is the magic:)

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  16. It indeed is a panasonic. w.r.t talent i havent really explored my photography skills. :)

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  17. I had heard that Mauritius is a place worth to visit. Now that, I have seen the photographs and you in the sea water in one such photograph, makes me feel that I visited the place. Your photographs are so much lively. really good to see and the sun set top.keep it up. Devan mama

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  18. Thanks Devan mama. You should definitely visit the country. Its a beautiful place. Keep dropping by.

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  19. The mountain looked so beautiful. Lovely. A small tip for your photography - You need to keep the horizon (water level) straight.
    Sabyasachi

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    1. Thank you. Thanks for your tips. I now noticed it.

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  20. The more I see the pictures, the more I want to go! Lovely set of pictures.

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