I want to say this was the most amazing place I’ve ever been to, but I find myself wanting to say that every time I leave a new port, so I’ll have to come up with something else!
But Mauritius really did surprise me. I hadn’t really heard much about the country before so I didn’t have too many expectations going into it. Besides, we only got 1 day in Mauritius because it was essentially a fuel stop for the ship on our way to India from South Africa. I was mainly just excited for a day off the ship and different food (because ship food gets so repetitive, believe me).
But, knowing me and how much I love the ocean, I, of course, chose to spend my one day off the ship on another ship- well, a catamaran. I was worried I would regret not taking advantage of our one day on land to, you know, be on land. But, I we spent the day chasing dolphins and snorkeling in the magnificent coral reefs of Mauritius, so I was pretty ok with that. As a scuba diver, I’ve always admired the sea and it’s amazing wildlife so getting to spend a few hours swimming was awesome.
Aside from the amazing water, Mauritius boasts one of the most diverse populations on the planet. The population is mainly a mix of Indian, Creole, British and Chinese, so not only do the citizens typically speak many languages, the food is a blend of flavors from all around the world!
One dish you have to try is their chicken fried rice!
I didn’t get to try it unfortunately, but if you ever find yourself in Mauritius, all my friends said it was a must!