We decided to spend the whole day out at the East islands off Mauritius.We started out on a speed boat (totally exhilarating and fun!) and we headed out to Blue Bay.
This is a natural marine park and is apparently the BEST place in all of Mauritius to do snorkelling.
The water is 3m deep and even though I can swim (a little) and keep myself afloat I was a bit wary of going out into the ocean alone. So I put on some goggles and stayed close to the edge of the boat. Everytime I put my head down I saw the most amazing fish!
The boat driver had pieces of bread that he would throw into the water, and hundreds of tropical fish would all go for it.
The day had only just started and I was already in awe of the natural beauty surrounding us.
We carried on a bit further in the speed boat, and we saw a shipwreck from the early 1900s that hadn’t been removed- so cool to see..
Next stop was to another tiny island where we saw an old lighthouse that is no longer in use. We went inside and explored again- I always love visiting historical places, I like imagining who was there before and what life was like in that time..
The view from this island was again, spectacular. It’s incredible to look at the huge mass of water surrounding you and imagine what lurks below 😉
Next up was lobster and chicken, followed by caramelized banana with fruit salad- yummmy.
The beach here was so stunning, so we swam for a while and chilled out.