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Stopover for adventure in Mauritius

If you’re thinking about a stopover in Mauritius, why not set yourself a new challenge while you’re here? Once considered the domain of hardcore backpackers or super-fit sports fanatics, adventure tourism is fast becoming an essential part of many mainstream holidays. These no-longer-niche activities – like kitesurfing, rock climbing, canyoning or abseiling – are increasingly appealing to families, honeymooners and well-off professionals too, all of whom are keen to experience their destination through the lens of something adrenaline-fuelled.

In Mauritius, this trend is already well-established, with independent operators and even many hotels offering tailored adventure experiences to suit all kinds of travellers. And with most activities taking up less than a full day, it’s an ideal way to make your stopover really count.


kite surfing

The fast-growing sport of kitesurfing has helped Mauritius gain a new prominence in the global watersports arena. Regularly heralded as one of the most desirable kitesurfing destinations on the planet, visitors can test their mettle in the finest conditions with tuition from world-class pros.


grand river canyon

An extreme sport for the truly intrepid, canyoning involves getting from the top of a canyon to the bottom by any means necessary: hiking, jumping, swimming, sliding, wading, climbing or abseiling– you name it. But don’t be put off. In Mauritius, this exhilarating sport can be undertaken even by complete beginners.

Deep sea fishing

big sea fishing

For an entirely different kind of buzz, the thrill of deep sea fishing in Mauritius cannot be overstated, and right now we’re right in the middle of the prime fishing season. If you’re lucky you’ll be up against huge migratory species like barracuda, yellow fin tuna or gargantuan blue or black marlins – the daddy of all big game fish.

If you’re planning a stopover in Mauritius, don’t miss out on the chance to push your physical limits and try something new. Visit the Air Mauritius website for information about our stopover opportunities, including details of how to qualify for one night’s free accommodation. Those wishing to stay on the island for up to 72 hours can also benefit from attractive discounts in Mauritius with Stopover Plus, where selected hotels offer the chance to spend up to three nights and pay for only one. 

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