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The Seven Coloured Earth of Chamarel is a surreal geological formation, a stretch of rippling sand in seven colors. Created by the uneven cooling of the lava and the subsequent erosion of the multi-colored rocks, this curious anomaly has come to be one of Mauritius' most popular attractions. Red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow sands form undulating layers that swoop and swirl around the shallow dunes; a sandy pool of serpentine bands of color surrounded by lush tropical forests. Even when intentionally mixed, the differently colored sand spontaneously settles into distinct layers once more. Interestingly, despite torrential rain, the Seven Coloured Earth does not seem to erode but instead remains oddly undisturbed. The colors are at their brightest in the sunshine right after rain or at sunrise when the golden rays set the sands ablaze.
Characterized by the verdant monolith that towers up to 556 meters (1,824 feet), the Morne Brabant peninsula is a treasure trove of nature and history. Located at the far southwestern end of the Indian Ocean and enveloped by a lagoon, the peninsula brims with an abundance of flora and fauna. It is also home to two rare species of plants, Mandrinette and Boucle d’Oreille. Historically, the mountain is very significant owing to its history of slavery and indentured labor, highlighted by Aapravasi Ghat, where immigrants were brought in during the colonial rule. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the glistening waters of this magnificent peninsula shine brightly, depicting its natural and historical heritage.
Surrender to the tranquility of nature at Heritage Nature Reserve. The reserve features beautiful waterfalls, trekking paths, and picnic areas. Enjoy the scenic vistas and spend a day out along with a picnic basket at the great outdoors.
The beautiful strip of sand adjoining the Blue Bay is not only a scenic spot but also offers plenty activities. Home to some breathtaking coral gardens, the beach is a haven for snorkeling enthusiasts. As you dive deeper, you witness about 72 different types of corals and 32 types of fish that have made the Bay their abode. And if you’d like to get a hold of the scientific information about the Bay’s rich marine life you can hop into the visitor center that is on the opposite side. Boats that take you to the Marine park of the Bay from the beach are available. To sail in a glass-bottomed boat is an experience in itself.