Here I am back to share with you my experiences in Mauritius on the second day. I have been checking out the popular spots in Mauritius and the top in the list was Ile Aux Cerfs island. So I decided to explore this island before other spots. I booked for a whole day tour which started at 10:30 in the morning. There were 2 options to reach the Island. The speedboat which is a faster and less time consuming option and the next one is a Catamaran. As I already did a Catamaran sunset cruise, I opted for speedboat transfer so that I will get more time to explore the Island and indulge in some water sports.
The pickup pickup point was just 1 Kilometer from Trou d’Eau douce. It took approximately 20 minutes by speedboat to reach Ile Aux Cerfs from Trou d’Eau Douce. Swiftly moving boat tearing apart the water current through the turquoise sea with mountains and greenery on either side was quite a nice experience. Ile Aux cerfs like a queen surrounded by the sea filled with corals. The sea water was so clear, one can see the corals underneath.
Ile Aux cerfs is famous for all water sports. Being a person who love adventures automatically I went in search of activities list. Considering the time limit, I decided to do tube riding, Undersea walk and parasailing.
I was taken to a speed boat in which an inflated chair (tube) was connected in the aft. Briefing was given by the friendly guide about the hand signals to be used if feeling uncomfortable and speed controls. The tube was moving to and fro, sometimes shifting sideways according to the movement of the speed boat. Few times I felt that the tube is going to flip upside down. It was a nice experience.
After tube ride, I was taken in another speedboat to a platform set in the sea for parasailing. A speed boat pulled the person along with the parachute to the sea where one could experience the aerial view of the breathtaking island. From the sky, the whole place looked like a canvas painting.
I have been informed to reach the main beach at 12 to visit a waterfall nearby. The speedboat to go there was already waiting for me by the time I reached the shore. The waterfall is situated around 15 minutes ride from Aux Cerfs. While nearing the waterfall there was an unbelievable transformation of landscape. It felt like a diversion from sea to a stream surrounded by forests on both sides. Crystal clear water, scattered rocks and the magnificent waterfall stole my heart. The beauty of the place is beyond what I can describe with words.
After visiting the falls we went back to the main Island where lunch was arranged as part of the package. After having tummy full of tropical delicacies, I spend some time exploring the Island. The last activity for the day was undersea walk. I was taken to a platform in the sea where they have all equipment required for activity. I have been provided with a helmet connected to oxygen cylinder and asked to climb down by stairs to the sea and release the hold and land on legs on the sea bed. It was an amazing experience to walk on the sea bed along with the fishes and surrounded by corals.
By the time I finished the activity it was already 3:30 and the boat was ready to drop me back to shore. I was already missing Aux Cerfs by the time I reached shore. A stunning Island, fascinating experience and an awesome day thus came to an end.