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Sightseeing in Balaclava - what to see. Complete travel guide

Balaclava is a relatively young resort situated in the northern part of Mauritius. It took just several years to become amazingly popular among tourists from all over the world. The resort is a wonderful place for all people who enjoy beach rest.
The diversity of the national culture is one of its most striking peculiarities. The town has become home for people of different religions. Despite the fact that English is considered the … Open
A magnificent hotel is located on the territory of the resort. It is equipped with modern techniques and has a spacious beach, a pool, areas for children, and restaurants. Balaclava will perfectly fit those travelers, who want to relax on a picturesque beach, listen to waves of the Indian Ocean and swim in its tender water. The resort also has its own modern SPA center where visitors can undergo a series of health-improving and cosmetic procedures.
When it comes to active rest, the resort can offer a wide specter of services. You can attend a school of diving, rent a canoe or water ski, or try fascinating night fishing. Tennis courts, mini golf fields, several fitness centers, beauty salons and massage cabinets are opened every day. When these activities get a little boring, it’s time to try some excursions on picturesque suburbs of the town. Here you will see rich parks, multiple trading centers and squares, national parks and attraction parks – in other words, everything you may need for quality family rest. Copyright
Various temples and ruins of ancient religious buildings remain the major landmarks of Balaclava. The town never ceases to attract fans of outdoor activities and eco-tourism who come to … Open
Balaclava is a perfect resort for those who do not like to be in crowded and noisy places. This place will appeal not only to fans of beach activities, but also for those who like unusual excursions. Various engaging tours are very popular here, during which you can watch the turtles, those will be enjoyable not only to divers. Fascinating excursions by boats are also present, to the hidden beaches of Mauritius, where those fond of scuba diving can relax on deserted beaches with crystal clear water and watch the sea turtles in their natural habitat. At certain times of the year it can be seen that from the eggs on the sandy beaches small turtles appear, and take their first steps towards the sea. Travellers have the opportunity to book a cruise of varying duration as well as rent all the necessary equipment for diving. Often during these excursions, it is possible to see not only turtles, but also dolphins. 
Balaclava Sawmill Getting acquainted with the local gastronomic traditions is amongst the highly recommended activities on this exotic resort. Seafood fans will have the opportunity to try a lot of rare delicacies, also the national cuisine includes a lot of interesting dishes from vegetables and fruits. Locals serve food mainly on an open fire, so all the food has a specific taste. 
Balaclava is a popular resort destination, so there’s no wonder why magnificent beaches are one of its biggest attractions for tourists. Of course, most hotels have their own beaches, … Open
Since the resort is quite small, a lot of entertainment for tourists is organized beyond its surroundings. Boat trips can be varied with walks in the nature reserve, located in the immediate vicinity of Balaklava. Local tropical forests are home to many rare birds, which can not be seen anywhere else on the planet. Ornithologists come here especially to photograph the rare pink pigeon and paradise flycatchers, which fascinate by their tiny size and colourful feathers. 
Balaclava In the south-western part of the island is a unique natural attraction - Seven Colored Earths. So are called the beautiful sand dunes, which are formed by the sands of seven different colours. How these dunes could have formed in a natural way, and why they are hardly exposed to erosion and the sands do not mix – remains a secret to the researchers. For tourists next to the dunes comfortable viewing platforms were built, as you can not walk on the dunes.
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♥   National Park 'Black River Gorges' , 38.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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The total height of the complex is about 300 meters which allows them to be among the highest waterfalls in the world. The area around the waterfalls never stands empty. Excursion groups come here every day and many tourists spend days in these spectacular places. All hiking excursions under the experienced guidance of the locals are also offered to the visitors. So that a walk to the waterfalls will be even more interesting and enriching. … Read further

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