Today is my last day of work, and as soon as I’m done the real adventure begins. I start off with a weekend trip to Cape Town, after which I’ll be trading in the cool Cape spring for the tropical island paradise of Mauritius! Sun, sand, spa and surf, here I come 🙂
iAmbassador takes on Mauritius
I’ve been fortunate to be invited to participate on a sponsored blog trip as one of 13 bloggers (plus a videographer) going to Mauritius as part of the #MyMauritius iAmbassador campaign. This is my first international blog trip and I am so stoked to be travelling with the likes of my blogger mentors Keith Jenkins (@VelvetEscape) , Melvin Boecher (@TravelDudes), Nellie Huang (@WildJunket).
I’m also looking forward to meeting family blogger Emiel van der Boomen and the rest of the #MyMauritius crew! All the bloggers itineraries have been customised according to our travel preferences, though we will be meeting up in the evenings for dinner and some common activities.
My Mauritius adventure
Interestingly, Mauritius was the destination of my first overseas trip when I was 8 years old and I joined my grandparents on an inter-generational family holiday. I wish I had some pics to share, but I’d need to go through my gran’s photo albums to find them. I remember being amazed by the clear green-blue waters, the white sandy beaches and scandalised by the topless bathers at the resorts.
Though I’ve been to Mauritius twice before, my other trips were more focused on family travel and couples travel. This time I will focus on the wilder side of the island and channel my inner adventurer. I will be getting my beach on and hitting up the water activities including sea-kayaking, snorkelling and sea-karting, but will also save some time for a few spa treatments 🙂
I may even try my hand at kite-surfing and stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding. I’m also really looking forward to our day trip out on a catamaran cruise with a gastronomic lunch at the famed Governor’s House restaurant on I’ile Plate (Flat Island).
I must admit, though that I am a bit jealous of my friend Ishay at Food & the Fab who’s itinerary focuses on the island’s food and rich cultural heritage. On my last trip to Mauritius, I managed to visit some temples, and self drive through a lot of the island passing through the little villages that don’t often make it onto the tourist map.
The diversity of experiences available to travellers to Mauritius can be surprising, given that the country is often punted as a package honeymoon / couples destination. There really is a lot to discover, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you. Here’s a cool video highlighting some of the diverse adventure activities available in Mauritius.
Let the adventures begin!
Note: The #MyMauritius blog trip is created and managed by iAmbassador and AHRIM in association with the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and Air Mauritius. MzansiGirl maintains full editorial control of the content published on this site.