So you saw a lot of these surreal pictures of Eau Bleu Waterfalls from your Facebook and Instagram? And you weren’t sure if that pristine waterhole is found in Mauritius, so you googled to find out more about it, right? Well, I did the same and end up going there. I can assure you that Eau Bleue waterfall is indeed ethereal.
When it comes to unplug in a place like this you know it’s going to be as rejuvenating and fun as you have imagined, which is why I didn’t hesitate for a second when the suggestion of going to Eau Bleue came up. And did you know that the waterfall got its name due to its turquoise water? Well, the place has five spellbinding waterfalls with a height ranging from 8 to 15 meters- all of which are supplied by underground water springs.
Ok, now time for the trip!
Trip to Eau Bleue
The adventure started right from leaving home in the morning at eight. My sister and I had to face the wrath of the heavy rainfall, which was kind of fun while walking on the road, holding an umbrella, and also looking for a taxi. After much struggle with the rain, we finally made it to the meeting point to join a group of friends. On the way, we had a small stop at Trianon to buy some foodstuffs, and soon we departed. After half an hour of drive, we reached a place called ‘Cluny’ which was quite secluded and surrounded by lush green mountains. I was quite pleased to see people living there practicing subsistence agriculture.
We drove further to enter an isolated lane surrounded by sugar plantations. We went at the far end of the lane until we met a partially fenced area. The landscape just behind it was a drastic change! A little nature paradise with a flowing river almost dispersing the whole area to end up in gorgeous waterfalls! The green grasses, the shrubs, and trees were all adding a beautiful touch to this little sanctuary. And to add more to this beautiful scenery, the splendid turquoise blue waterhole (which can be around 5 to 6 meters deep) was beckoning us to take a refreshing plunge!
We wanted to have a close-up look of the turquoise water, and we went down the right side of the fenced area. We had to find our way in the middle of banana trees and bushes, the path was very slippery and muddy! At one point it felt like we were in the midst of a jungle! The path descended to a stream, and there you can see the splendid waterfalls and the blue water basin, obviously a feast for the eyes!
Then we headed to the other side of Eau Bleue just some meters away by car. As we got down the car, challenges were awaiting us. We soon realized the extent of the rugged terrains, which were surrounded by sugarcane fields, and wild vegetations.
We chose the first less challenging path, and mind you it was filled with plenty of blood-sucking mosquitoes, which serves as a good reminder for bringing mosquito repellent the next time. The path though can be slippery and rough, so you have to watch out your step while hiking. But don’t you miss to enjoy the sheer beauty of mother nature over here. Every little corner of this paradise is so pristine, muddy, humid and vibrates with the roaring waterfalls.
We kept on walking until we finally reached to one of the gorgeous waterfalls, and It was absolutely stunning. There were wild branches hanging down the crystal clear water, just a picture-postcard view that rarely describes Mauritius…
After the sweaty hike, we took great pleasure for a great plunge! And there’s no word to describe the rejuvenating feeling of the refreshingly cool water. It was so soothing and ‘healing’- a perfect way to drain all your fatigue and stress.
After having spent some quality moments together, we headed to the challenging part of the adventure. We had to return back to the point where we first started and descended a seriously challenging wall of sediment with roots of trees running down. We had to go down one by one, and measure each of our steps so as to avoid any mishaps.
Upon reaching down, we came to a less humid area where we could actually sit and have lunch. On the way, there were bamboo trees, and bark of woods scattered on which grew the gorgeous white oyster mushrooms. They were perfectly attached to the decaying woods.
As we headed to the next waterfall we were all captivated by the scenery which was spectacular just like the previous one, yet this one had a mystical look. The blue tint was omnipresent; the bending bamboos and greeneries were framing the splendid waterfall.
There were some good swimmers who were already enjoying the water. We swam and had a great moment of connecting ourselves with nature. We took some last pictures of the day.
Eau Bleue Waterfalls Tips:
- The paths are quite rough, slippery, and muddy-not a place for children for sure as some paths can be dangerous.
- Bring mosquito repellent with you
- Just don’t wear anything brand new
- You should be physically fit somehow to be able to climb the rugged terrains
- If you are not a good swimmer, it is advisable not to swim too deep in the water
- After a meal at least wait 1 hour if you wish to swim
As we have so far enjoyed the unspoiled Eau Bleue Waterfalls, it is better to leave that place to its true wild nature. So please avoid littering the area, and don’t forget to take all your litters before you leave the place.
How to get to Eau Bleue?
You can reach Eau Bleue from either Port-Louis or Curepipe by taking the M2 motorway. As soon as you reach the Souillac and Union Park roundabout, take the left towards Union Park. Just as you reach the filling station, take Cluny Road (B83) on the left. After a barely 10-minute drive, you will reach Eau Bleue Waterfall.