We have used valuable advice published in Lonely Planet (Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles) and excellend Guide de Routard (Ile de Maurice, in French only) as well as various internet fora. In our search, one of many keywords appearing almost everywhere was paradise, eden on earth, island paradise and many other variations. We were fairly skeptical to all the praise, but we had to agree upon return. Indeed, it is a truly remarkable and beautiful paradise, though civilisation has left its footprint there.
Swimming along coral reef in the warm but calm sea. Swaying in the gentle seawaves. Crystal clear light blue, turquoise, shades of green or other colors sea water. Numerous fish packs of all colors and shapes around you while enjoying the variety colors and shapes of corals and other sea-fauna.