Glistening like a diamond in the sun is the island of Mauritius. It’s your fantasy kind of vacation destination with its countless white sand beaches, warm breezes and swaying palm trees. But there’s even more for you to enjoy in Mauritius than simply lounging on the beach sipping a cocktail. Take a break from your beach chair and try snorkeling in Blue Bay. Mauritius’ only marine park gives you the gear and a chance to see all the brightly colored fish and coral found in its waters. Another outdoor adventure is hiking in Black River Gorges National Park. Put on your sturdy hiking boots and take to one of its many trails, one of which gets you climbing up the highest mountain in Mauritius.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. No matter how you choose to spend your trip, Mauritius is a beautiful and fun place to visit.