Friday, 24 August 2012 2:22 PM
One of the best parts of booking an all-inclusive beach holiday is that you are able to have a go at a range of water sports activities. Organise a luxury break in Mauritius and you can have great fun hitting the waves.
Here are some water sports you can try out on the Indian Ocean island.
Mauritius is located in the heart of the ocean, some 2,000 km off the east coast of Africa. Therefore, it is open to the elements and has very favourable conditions for wind-based sports, such as windsurfing.
The best place to go is the west coast as it is often windier, which means you can travel further on your board. This is a great place to try this sport for the first time, particularly if your resort is located in a bay or lagoon, as this will ensure you don't go too far out to sea.
If you have experience windsurfing, you may wish to try kite-surfing, a sport that Mauritius is becoming more and more famous for. There are plenty of locations that offer ideal conditions for kite-surfers, particularly the beaches near Le Morne on the western coast.
This sport will involve your legs being strapped to a board while you hold on to a kite and, as the wind catches in the kite, you'll travel across the ocean's waves. Holidaymakers who love water sports should definitely try this activity and Belle Mare in the east and the south's Pointe d'Esny are among the best places to have a go.
Going in a submarine is no longer just a privilege for marines and anyone can have a go submerging themselves in water in this compact vessel. Plenty of resorts now offer submarine trips and you can expect to travel up to 35 m underneath the surface of the sea in an air-conditioned cabin.
This means you can see some of Mauritius's beautiful marine life and brightly-coloured coral without having to get wet.
Kayaking might not be as adrenaline-packed as other water sports, but if you're enjoying a luxury honeymoon in Mauritius, there is perhaps nothing better than heading out to sea in a two-person canoe.
By doing this, you can enjoy the quiet company of your new spouse while taking in breathtaking views of the coastline and crystal-clear waters.
This is one of the most entertaining things you can do together, particularly if the tide pulls you far from the shore and you have to make your way back by working as a team.