ACTIVITIES & EXCURSION
Why limit your LUX* holiday experience to the wonders of the Mauritian landscape? The underwater world here is just as rich, fascinating and entertaining! Between LUX* Me Spa pampering moments, 'ici' ice-cream tastings, long sun-soaking hours on the beach and yoga sessions at sunset, make time to explore the warm transparent waters surrounding the island. And if you've never tried diving, perhaps this is the right time to offer yourself some courses-who knows, you might discover a new passion!
Mauritius is a superb location for diving all year round, with excellent visibility under water (up to 40 meters) and a pleasant constant water temperature of around 25° C. Everyone can have a great diving experience, as there are shallow, comfortable dive sites for beginners, as well as walls, rock formations, caverns and wrecks for the more advanced.
If you're craving for some adrenalin to spice up your tropical holiday, then kitesurfing is definitely the thing to do! This rather new adventure sport is the coolest combination of extreme sports that one can practice on the water: it involves pure mastery of the winds that propel the board at amazing speed over turquoise lagoons, and breathtaking acrobatics. It's exciting for you, and a never-ending source of gasps from less adventurous onlookers sipping cocktails on the beach. So brilliant days out on the water, a great workout, a proper golden tan and a huge base of new fans back at the resort, check out Pryde! Take to the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, for a magical day of exploration, relaxation and fun water activities on board of a fleet of sleek, impressive and fully equipped catamarans.
You'll get to see the island from the waves, all gorgeous greenery and imposing mountain peaks; you'll lounge about, swaying to the rhythms of sega or your own ipod soundtrack; you'll have a fabulous meal on board, and plenty of time to swim, snorkel and otherwise frolic in perfect, warm, transparent tropical waters. Whether you want a day of family fun, a leisurely search for new fish to spy through your snorkel mask, or a romantic outing with your soul mate, there is a choice and a cruise for everyone. Cruises are available all around the island, and every coast has its wonders and its fascination.
The south west of Mauritius is definitely one of the most impressive and untouched coasts, with a varied landscape alternating endless forests, lush mangroves, sleepy fishing villages, and silky sugarcane fields, on a background of towering mountain peaks. It also has some of the most lagoons and beaches, and unparalleled diving and snorkeling spots.
We think it's very memorable, so we currently recommend the cruises below, allowing all clients of LUX* Resorts & Hotels to discover the tranquil west coast. Be game for an exhilarating adventure out in the open ocean! All guests of the LUX* Resorts & Hotels in Mauritius can now experience the thrill of the big catch, with a comprehensive big game fishing service, including return transfers from our resorts to the boat pick-up spot. Let the fun begin!
If the terms 'big game fishing' have you picturing anglers heading out into the middle of the ocean and catching monster fish, you are not far off the mark. Big game fishing is all about reelin' in some of the biggest fish in the ocean.
Why go big game fishing? Because it's fun! Catching a big game fish, especially a larger-than-normal foe, is one of the most exhilarating adventures you could have. Watching that marlin jump for the first time will get anyone's heart racing, while seeing the teeth of a mako shark up close will leave you speechless. You want a holiday rich in experiences, fun and memories. We entirely sympathize with that wish, so we're inviting you on an amazing journey that will stay with you forever: going out on a sunny morning to swim with wild dolphins.
Human fascination with these intelligent creatures is as old as humanity itself, and all those who have experienced a close encounter with them will carry the memory of those moments in their hearts forever.
Many operators around the planet will offer you dolphin interactions, but few will involve truly wild dolphins, in their natural habitat, and even fewer will show more consideration for the dolphins than our partners in Mauritius do.
Why limit yourself to meeting the locals only on dry ground? You only need to step off the beach and plunge your head under the turquoise lagoon: you'll get to meet a whole new kettle of fish! The south-west coast of Mauritius has lagoons rich in wildlife, and ours is no exception. Once you explored the shoreline, our regular boats can take you to special spots along the reef for even more fascinating encounters. If you're not keen on windsurfing or water skiing, how about trying sea kayaking? It's easy to learn and do, and it can work off some of the Island Kitchen goodies. Not to mention that it will grant you a whole new perspective to admire the unique Morne Mountain in all its glory! If you wish to learn how to water-ski, trust our kind instructors to turn you into a pro fairly quickly. If you're already a master, just come and have some fun! A leisurely exploration of the lagoon, just a different spot for some sun and breeze soaking. Ideal for taking the kids along! The boat house crew will be happy to show you the ropes of this pleasant sport. Or just let you ride the breeze to your heart's content if you're already a master. If donning a plastic mask and breathing through a tube is not your thing, take a ride in our glass-bottom boats to have a glimpse of the underwater world. We hold regular aqua gym session in our pool.