The Taylor Morris group experienced first hand a small sample of the vast array of fun activities you can do in Mauritius from high in the sky in a private helicopter tour, to high octane sea karting.
Hugo and Toby discovered Mauritius from the air with a breathtaking bird's eye view of the island. Air Mauritius has a fleet of modern 3 Bell Jet Rangers helicopters, each seat four passengers, ideal for a very special unforgettable experience. Pilots are trained to the full safety standards demanded of Air Mauritius. They also act as your personal guide, entertaining and informing you about Mauritius history, geography and sites of interest as you glide above fantastic landscapes.
If the water is your thing, an Undersea Walk is the perfect shallow water diving activity. It requires no underwater skills or training and is completely unrelated to scuba diving. It is ideal for non-swimmers and swimmers alike. Guides present you with a helmet which has distortion free flat glass window panels and provides you with a constant flow of air. Once in the water, you will be taken on a guided tour of the lagoon’s sandy seabed where you can see some of the best examples of the island’s variety of sea life.
Submarine & Sub Scooter
Blue Safari Submarine and sub-scooters can also help you to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean surrounding Mauritius. The submarine safely transports you 35 metres below sea level; from these depths they can view a wide variety of reef, marine life and shipwrecks. Blue Safari Submarine offers a fun, unique and educational experience - not to be missed.
For a fun fuelled view of the island, quad biking is great fun and appeals to people of all ages; the big kids amongst us and the younger ones. They are a great way to independently explore the island’s stunning scenery, off the beaten track on your very own tour.
Fun Adventure offered the team a unique opportunity to discover the beauty of the Mauritian lagoons whilst driving a new style type of speed boat. The Seakart is a world exclusive water sport activity comparable to a jet ski without the safety issues and is much more comfortable.
Le Morne Brabant is located south-west off the coast of Mauritius. Throughout the 18th century and early years of the 19th century, runaway slaves and maroons would seek shelter in the mountain. The mountains rich heritage and cultural significance has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. This wild mountain is home to a multitude of endemic species such as the rare Trochetia Boutonania, and its red flaming flower. The team took a hike to the summit of the Morne Brabant and experienced the breath-taking panoramic views of the island.
Yoga and Spa Pampering
Following adrenaline-fuelled days the Taylor Morris group unwound with yoga sessions and some well-earned relaxation. Shangri La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa Mauritius offer the ultimate in pampering. CHI, The Spa draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, which describes a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being, focuses primarily on holistic and ayurvedic wellness and provides treatments to help guests unwind and relax.
After seeing the château, visitors can stroll through the lush gardens and old orchards where large fairways invite them for a promenade. Here the horticultural wealth of the region is displayed. Besides endemic plants, the orchards host fifty varieties of hundred-year-old mango trees, spice trees such as nutmeg and clove, as well as several exotic fruit trees such as the pomme jacot, the sapote, the jamalac and the Kythira plum.
The "Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes" nature park, is located in the South of Mauritius. This part of the island has, more than any part, kept a feeling of “old Mauritius”, whether it is the manner of the people, their traditions or even the unspoilt scenery.
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden
The group visited the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden, one of the oldest botanic gardens in the southern hemisphere, dating back to the French period. In 1736, the French governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais, chose to set up his domain around the present Main Gate at Pamplemousses. In 1767 vegetables, fruits and flowers from all over the world were introduced.
Ile Des Deux Cocos
An island resort in Mauritius. This beautiful jewelled pendant in a turquoise ocean lies just off the south east coast of Mauritius. Reserve this island resort in Mauritius for an overnight stay, visit for day trips, or host your own exclusive party or special event, including weddings and anniversaries.
My Moris Tours
The group delved into the island's history with My Moris Tours and explored the local scene, taking the time to meander through back alleys and side streets and let themselves be taken by the unexpected. They enjoyed Mauritian hospitality and gained insight into the local way of living.