A jagged mountain like this one on the southwestern tip of Mauritius would probably look a bit ominous elsewhere. But the row of swaying palm trees and the turquoise lagoon make all the difference: Le Morne Brabant is the most picturesque spot on the island.
If you can tear yourself away from the comfort of the beach resorts at the foot of Le Morne, you will be rewarded with a wide variety of activities. The area offers the best surf spots around the peninsula and is perfect for riding through the waves on horseback. The most exciting activity is the steep hike to the top of the mountain.