Mauritius: ‘Heaven On Earth’

MAURITIUS is a small island nation located in the Indian Ocean. Home of the now extinct flightless bird, the Dodo, this island is known for its beautiful white-sand-beaches, lagoons, reefs, and luxury resorts. Mauritius is also a world-renowned wedding and honeymoon destination.

If you will research more about the island you will learn that Mauritius is more than just blue skies, clear waters, beaches and luxury holiday destination. Even the famous author Mark Twain had a beautiful impression about the country. He once wrote: Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius’. Frankly, I was intrigued why he made such statement. And the only way of knowing is to visit and explore it by yourself.


Derick and I had a very good reason to visit Mauritius. We wanted to celebrate our wedding anniversary in this island paradise. Last month, we finally made our Mauritius dream trip come true. We spent our first 3 nights in a beautiful resort located at the Pamplemousses district which is on the northwest part of the island. The remaining 4 nights of our trip were spent in the Blue Bay area of the Grand Port district which is in the southeast section of Mauritius. For us it was a better way to explore around the island for a week. We had the flexibility of exploring some attractions near our accommodation and at the same time save money for transportation.

I know most of you are eager to know if Mauritius really lived-up to our expectations. How was our experience? Is it worth it? Is Mauritius Really Heaven On Earth? Frankly, I am not good with words. Instead I’m sharing here 30 photos that will  somehow inspire you to visit Mauritius and see it for yourself up close and personal.

Port Louis

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Pamplemousses Botanical Garden


Grand Baie

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Cap Malheuruex 

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Grand River Southeast 

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Catamaran Sailing 


Ile aux Cerfs


Seven Colored Earth


Chamarel Waterfalls

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Le Chamarel Panoramic View


Rhumerie Chamarel


Black River Gorge National Park


Blue Bay



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Within our one week stay in the island I saw a lot of beautiful things that inspired me in many ways. Things we wouldn’t know and experience if we were not there. I was literally in awe with everything I saw.

Going back to Mark Twain’s quote, he was spot on. For me Mauritius is truly heaven on earth. A paradise perfect for romantic getaways. It’s a complete package. There’s so much to see and a lot of things to discover about this small and mesmerizing island. Hopefully you can also come and see it for yourself.

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