Mauritius’ visual splendor is undeniable. With its location in the middle of the Indian Ocean, its mixed ethnic heritage, dramatic geography and unique natural phenomena, it’s a photographer’s dream subject. We challenge you to keep your jaw closed while ogling these 15 incredible photos of Mauritius.
Is this not the most perfect sunset you’ve ever seen?
This Hindu temple in Port Louis is evidence of Mauritius’ deep Indian heritage.
Colorful umbrella shades at the Port Louis waterfront
Water lilies at Pamplemousse Gardens (Shutterstock)
The leaves of the giant Victoria amazonica water lily can reach up to 3 meters (9 feet) in diameter.
The mysterious chamarel (colored) earth
Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius (Shutterstock)
Black River Gorges National Park
Reflecting at the beach
Crystal Rock (Shutterstock)
The “floating” Crystal Rock
Le Morne Brabant mountain (Shutterstock)
Aerial view of Le Morne Brabant
A surfer riding a wave (Shutterstock)
The underwater world (Shutterstock)
Fish at a coral reef
Ocean reflection (Shutterstock)
The ocean at dusk
A woman working at a tea plantation (Shutterstock)
Working at a tea plantation
Alexandra Falls (Shutterstock)
And… the #1 reason why people come to Mauritius – the glorious beaches.