Mauritius is a tiny multicultural island located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Madagascar. The island is an ideal holiday destination to relax and unwind as you soak up the warm rays of the sun while lying on the pristine white sandy beaches. The landscape of Mauritius is complete with volcanic peaks, waterfalls, river gorges, sand dunes and salt pans, as well as islets, coral reefs and lagoons. The flora and fauna of the island is abundant and beautiful with a number of endemic species from the black-spined flying fox, the pink pigeon, the Mauritius parakeet and kestrel. In Mauritius, 5 star resorts offer up amazing experiences that will give you the best of the island, such as InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort.
Bel Ombre is a little village located in the Savanne District, on the south west of Mauritis. Bel Ombre has a long trail that is quite isolated and deserted, which provides for a great hiking trail, as you can enjoy the natural surroundings of Bel Ombre. A trail through Bel Ombre will also allow you to spot the various wildlife that reside in the thick jungles here. The trail is well maintained, making the experience even more fulfilling and offers little gaps between the forest that allows its hiker to glimpse at the breathtaking beauty of the southern coasts. Though the trail is said to be quite long; measuring a length of 4.7 miles and could take up to 4 to 5 hours, hikers will make their way past sugarcane fields near Bel Ombre and on to Plaine Champagne road, where they will meet at the Gorges Viewpoint. Those who are hiking are advised to stick to the trail route, and use the same path to come back. The highest point of the trail is said to be at 2350 feet.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+