When planning a trip to Mauritius, the top activity in most travelers’ minds is being a beach bum. While the white sand beaches are famous and enjoyable, Mauritius offers other activities for its visitors, making it a not so typical tropical destination. Go hiking in the Black River Gorges National Park. One trail takes you to the highest mountain in Mauritius, while the other falls into the gorge to the Black River. You could also try snorkeling in Blue Bay, which is the only marine park in Mauritius, for a chance to see all the coral and fish. You can also take a guided tour of a tea plantation, walk through a sugarcane field or see thousands of Nile crocodiles at La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes, more commonly known as The Crocodile Park. As you can see, Mauritius is a fun place to visit no matter how you choose to spend your trip.