• Login
Chamarel, Mauritius, Chamarel, Landscapes, Flic En Flac, Mauritius
Chamarel, Mauritius

What makes the small village of Chamarel so significant, is its earth of seven colours that tourists flock to see.

Konstantin Kulikov / 123 rf
  • Compare your :
  • Flights
  • Hotels
  • Flight + Hotel
  • Private Rentals
  • Cars
  • Holidays
  • Destination
Chamarel Mauritius
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Chamarel

The geological phenomenon of soil colour shades can be seen in Chamarel, in the south west of the island. On one of the hills, the soil shows dozens of different nuances depending on the light - shades of red, yellow, ochre and orange; it is a spectacular show which bursts with natural beauty in the evening.

Our holiday packages to Mauritius
  • Zilwa Attitude
  • Zilwa Attitude Mauritius , Mauritius - 8days/7nights | TUI
    from  £3782
  • Sugar Beach Golf & Spa Resort Mauritius , Mauritius - 8days/7nights | TUI
    from  £4600
  • Lux Belle Mare Mauritius , Mauritius - 8days/7nights | TUI
    from  £5767

Chamarel

The seven-colours, Chamarel, Mauritius, Chamarel, Landscapes, Flic En Flac, Mauritius
The seven-colours, Chamarel, Mauritius

A veritable rainbow of colours, ranging from dusky orange to deep ocre, this site is one of the most impressive.

Konstantin Kulikov / 123RF
The "Terre des Sept Couleurs", Mauritius, Chamarel, Landscapes, Flic En Flac, Mauritius
The "Terre des Sept Couleurs", Mauritius

This geological site is unique in the world.

Natursports / 123RF
The dunes of Chamarel, Chamarel, Landscapes, Flic En Flac, Mauritius
The dunes of Chamarel

Scientists wanted to dig up this area to study this phenomenon more closely, but decided against it so as not to disturb the site.

iStockphoto.com / Xavier Arnau
The sands of Chamarel, Mauritius, Chamarel, Landscapes, Flic En Flac, Mauritius
The sands of Chamarel, Mauritius

Collecting sand from the site is not allowed, but numerous decorative bottles containing the seven colours of earth are on sale.

iStockphoto.com / Konstik
The Chamarel falls, Mauritius, Chamarel, Landscapes, Flic En Flac, Mauritius
The Chamarel falls, Mauritius

Surrounded by undisturbed nature, unlike some of Mauritius' coastline, this is a great place to come to escape the hustle and bustle. The falls are also known as 'Alexandra Falls'.

Robert Mandel / 123 RF
Twitter Facebook
Mauritius : Discover our cities Port Louis, Mauritius,
  • Port Louis Port Louis, Mauritius,
  • Mahebourg Mahebourg
  • Flic En Flac Flic En Flac, Mauritius,
  • Le Morne Le Morne, Mauritius,
  • Grand Baie Grand Baie, Mauritius,
  • Belle Mare Belle Mare