A beautiful blue lagoon, pristine waters, cool air and the feeling of wet sand on your feet is one of the ways to describe this amazing place called Le Morne. Situated on the south western tip of Mauritius, Le Morne is a stunning peninsula. With water sports, natural attractions and a little bit of history, it is a great destination for any traveller.
Le Morne's most imposing natural structure is a 556 meter tall basalt rock. Known as the Le Morne Brabant, it covers an area of over 12 hectares. It became a famous landmark in history when, in the 19th century, slaves from Mauritius took refuge on this rock. In 1835, on the 1st day of February, a team of policemen was sent to Le Morne Brabant to tell these slaves about abolishment of slavery. However, this news was misunderstood and some of the slaves jumped to their death from the rock. This unfortunate event is now remembered as the Annual Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery in Mauritius. Travellers can hire a car in Le Morne and drive to this amazing rock, which also houses some rare and endangered plant species.
The turquoise blue lagoons at Le Morne offer not just natural beauty, but also some pretty good adventure activities. Paragliding is one of the most popular activities enjoyed by many tourists here. For people who haven't tried it yet, kite surfing is an experience of a lifetime. Le Morne has many kite surfing schools that offer lessons and training as well. For a more relaxing time, try snorkelling in the blue water here with its celebrated marine life. If this doesn't tire you, then you can rent a car in Le Morne and head north to Grand Baie for some undersea walks.
Travelling around Mauritius is simple if you get a car for rent in Le Morne. The island is very pretty and drives are an easy way to reach beaches and lagoons. Chamarel, also in the south western region, is a must see village for its popular seven coloured earth attraction. The volcanic rock deposits in this village have made it possible to witness seven colours of the earth in its soil. These colours are distinct and, sure enough, catch the eye of every tourist. Also worth visiting are the Trou aux Cerfs, Grand Bassin and the Pamplemousses extravagant markets.
Lying in the huge expanse of the waters of the Indian Ocean, off the continent of Africa, the tiny village of Le Morne in Mauritius surely is packed with a lot of excitement and adventure. Friendly people and an active tourism industry, makes this place a nice destination to unwind and just let go among nature's stunning creations.
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