When you think about Mauritius what probably springs to mind is beautiful, white, sandy beaches, and there are more than 93 miles of them to explore, but there is far more to Mauritius than just the beaches. You can, of course, take up watersports, kitesurfing and windsurfing, or even parasailing, and if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can go canyoning or rock climbing, too. The stunning scenery deserves some attention, too, and a visit to La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes brings lush rainforest, crocodiles galore and a plethora of animal and plant life. The Tamarind waterfalls offer a line of seven waterfalls with pools that are perfect for swimming, and the birds and flowers surrounding the water delight the eye. If you’d like to see under the sea, the Blue Safari submarine will take you down to 35m to take in coral reefs, tropical fish and a shipwreck. Cuisine in Mauritius is influenced by France, India, China and Africa, with something for every taste, so why not try something new?