From Tuesday night net practices, to match day on Sunday frequented by the whole family. Expat cricket is taken rather seriously in Mauritius. But don’t worry if your cricket skills are slightly lacking – there is always the B Team.
Mauritius - the island that offers it all
Mauritius truly offers it all. From the numerous trail running events and the Nando’s open water swim (frequented by Olympians) to the finest golf courses, horse riding, hiking, game fishing, archery, sailing, kitesurfing, hunting and more. No matter what your choice of sport or activity, Mauritius has you covered.
With a stable political system and economy, boasting positive growth for over 25 years combined with a strategic geographical location in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has become a privileged destination for foreign investors.
Mauritius takes pride in being one of the rare multicultural countries where all cultures come together. This harmonious environment allows Mauritius to boast an extremely low crime rate.
Mauritius is fast becoming the Southern hemisphere’s premium golf destination, and with 12 courses, it is easy to why. These world class courses all boast exceptional scenery and layouts. Weekly competitions and expat golf days are all regular events on the calendar. Mauritius also hosts Mauritian Open as part of the Sunshine Tour, as well as hosting the AfrAsia Mauritius Open as part of the European Tour.
When it comes to trail running season in Mauritius, you can be rest assured of high-quality events with spectacular scenery. Yearly favourites include the Ferney Trail and Dodo Trail. These both offer 5km, 10km, 25km, and 50km distances. Looking for more events? We suggest heading to the Black River National Park where trails of all levels are included and offers breathtaking scenery.
With its warm water and trade winds between 15 – 22 knots, sailing in Mauritius can be truly be considered as true “champagne sailing”. Grand Baie Yacht Club, dating back to 1941, is the hub for the competitive race fleet. Seasonal regattas include windward leeward courses in the north, round the island races, and multi-port racing. From Flying 15’s and hobie cats to 50-foot keel boats, it is easy to see why sailing in Mauritius has been a favourite past time since 1941.
Prefer cruising to racing? No problem. Flat Island, Coine del Mare, and Gabriel Island are all less than an hour’s sail away. Snorkelling, sundowners, and sunset sails do not get much better than this. For the more adventurous at heart, why not visit the untouched archipelago of St. Brandon. An approximate 36 hour sail will deliver you to this truly untouched paradise.
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Long known for superior game fishing, Mauritius offers fishing like none other. Whether you’re casting that new stick bait for GTs, jigging for some monster doggies, or simply catching some dinner, Mauritius waters offer fishing that dreams are made of.
Imagine yourself in the warm deep blue waters of the South Indian Ocean. The fully-equipped dive centres offer amazing diving experiences around the five northern islets of Mauritius. These spots are considered to be some of the best diving sites, suitable for both the beginner and advanced diver. Diving sites include; square profiles, multilevel dives, caves, wreck explorations, cliffs, coral gardens, shark dives, drift dives and safari dives.
Mauritius’ wide expanses will seduce you, along with its remarkable climate and unique habitat. Situated in front of a turquoise lagoon, between primary forests and plains, the land shows itself to be hilly but still accessible. Guides are there to help you and will adapt to your pace, in their aim of assisting you to discover the most beautiful places and trophy animals. Deer, wild pig, hide hunting, or walk and stalk – you will be impressed with what Mauritius has to offer.
Horse riding is both great fun and good exercise for people of all ages. Mauritius caters for everyone – from jumping, outrides in the sugar cane, beach rides, to paddock lessons. Like competition? Compete at championships and national events in dressage, vaulting and show jumping.
With a continuing increase in popularity, the Nando’s Open Water Swim, has become the premier open water swim of the year. Olympic athletes like Chad Le Clos feature in this event. But don’t worry, the event is for everyone. Split into two formats, 2.5km and 5km, the Nando’s Open Water Swim is both competitive and catered to all levels.
From competitive amateur events to the world’s leading athletes, Mauritius has a healthy triathlon following. There are frequent scheduled events such as the Standard Bank International Triathlon, featuring names such as Cyril Viennot, Laurent Jalabert, Nathalie Simon, and Toumy Degham. Such events all contribute to making this island paradise a prime destination for triathlons.
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