We kicked day 1 off with a casual* quad bike ride up a mountain in the rain at Domaine de L’Etoile – The biggest natural and private reserve in Mauritius, extending over 1200 hectares. This place offers a variety of physical activities from aforementioned quad biking, to giant zip lining (3km!!), horse riding, hiking, and archery. It was a beautiful and rather cleansing experience where limits were tested and fears were challenged. Would I do it again? You bet your bottom dollar!
The beds at the Intercontinental – as with every resort we stayed at, to be fair – are so incredibly comfortable that if you’re not careful you could easily miss your 7:45 call time! Luckily, I had set my alarm to go off every ten minutes until I sprung out of bed. This was useful as day 4 was arguably the most exciting day for me. We explored the depths of the ocean via submarine courtesy of Blue Safari Submarine. Soundtracked by a very relaxing yet funky remix of Bob Marley classics, we began our descent into the ocean. This was a very surreal experience as I have long been afraid of what lies beneath. We settled at 35 meters, coasting past braver and more skilled divers who were exploring a Japanese shipwreck. We were able to see a plethora of sea life from sea turtles to clown fish> unfortunately,