Mauritius is the picture perfect paradise nestled in the heart of the Indian Sea. The island's striking beauty and tropical charm make for an unforgettable holiday, whether you want an adrenaline-fuelled adventure of rock climbing and scuba diving, or spending your days lazing around on white, sandy beaches, while spotting adorable monkeys in the wild, Mauritius has something for everyone. Still unconvinced? Maybe these ten pictures of Mauritius' jaw-dropping beauty will inspire your next trip. 

Port Louis umbrellas

If you're looking for a place to snap some colourful selfies, or to take cover from that rare Mauritian phenomenon known as rain, then take a trip to the capital city of Port Louis, and see if you can find these brightly coloured spectacles.  

Aerial view of Trou Aux Cerf Volcano 

The Trou Aux Cerf is a dormant volcano, famed for its well-defined cone and crater. Many epxerts have said, although the volcano is sleeping now, in the next thousand years it will become active again. 

Rochester Falls

This luxurious, natural waterfall can be found in the Savanne district of Mauritius. It's very popular with tourists and many people know it for the rectangular flank rocks. 

Spotting Macaque in the wild 

The long-tailed macaque are not native to the island, but they have lived here for over 400 years, after Portugese sailors carried them to Mauritius. But, you can have great fun trying to spot them. 

Snorkelling in the Indian Ocean

The beautifully, crystal-clear waters of the Indian ocean are the perfect place to feed the hungry, tropical fish. 

Stunning natural landscapes 

If you fancied taking a hike up some of Mauritius' mountain ranges, you're in for a breathtaking surprise when you reach the top. Mauritus is home to some of the most stunning natural landscapes.  

Giant Grey Tortoise 

Fancy meeting some of the locals? They don't get much better than the domed Mauritius giant tortoise. You'll find them roaming around the islands and islets enjoying fallen leaves and grass. 

Cliff jumping 

Some people just can't get enough of the crystal-clear waters in Mauritis and decide to indulge their adrenaline junkie with cliff jumping. But, do a little research before you take the leap, you never know what's underneath. 

Blue Lagoon

Nothing says paradise like a blue lagoon and Mauritius can brag of one of the most strikingly beatiful in all the world. You can take a boat ride along the lagoon, or just sit next to it and marvel at its beauty. 

Chamarel seven coloured earths 

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Mauritius and a geological phenomenon, even the torrential, tropical rains can't seperate them. 

Which of these would you want to see? Comment below and let us know.