It has been stated heaven was created to resemble the island of Mauritius. The sunny, beautiful island of Mauritius is famous for its pristine beaches, azure ocean waters, Indian temples, botanical gardens and colonial houses. As there are plenty to do in Mauritius, 5 Star resorts scattered around the island and along the coast are quite popular and some hotels on the island such as InterContinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort offer various sea activities to ensure you make the best of the island.
Blue Bay has been named as the first marine national park in Mauritius, and rightly so, as it’s the perfect place for snorkelling and diving activities. The Park measuring to about 353 hectares was also declared as a protected zone and a wetland site under the Fisheries and Marine Act 1998 and the Rmasar Conservation on Wetlands of International Importance in 2008. The breathtaking coral reef below the warm shimmering waters is home to an abundant variety of marine creatures and colourful, lively coral. It is known that the park houses over 38 types of coral and over 72 fish species. The calm, shallow waters are great for snorkelling and even more ideal for diving! Visitors can also stand a chance of swimming with dolphins or along sea turtles if they’re lucky enough. Some of the other fish species spotted here are the comet fish, butterfly fish, surgeon fish, sea anemone and clownfish, parrot fish and a rainbow wrasse. However, for those who aren’t too comfortable swimming, a glass bottom boat ride is offered for you to explore the exotic marine life without getting wet.
As the Blue Bay Marine Park is protected under the government, be sure not to do anything that may cause damage to or harm the sea life. This includes stepping or breaking of coral, disturbing marine creatures, etc.
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