Easter Fun: Kids love snorkelling as much as chocolate!

The Easter bunny delivers in the mangroves too!

The Easter bunny delivers in the mangroves too!

A peppered moray eel

A peppered moray eel

Like most other festivities, Easter, is a busy time at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius. Couples are replaced with families and the relaxing beach turns into a lively hub of activity. The Marine Education Station needs regular tidying and the books get a little wet from damp eager hands flicking through them. Over the two week period, I scheduled a couple of mangrove snorkels especially for the children and teenagers.

The mangroves are a unique habitat and guests often need a little convincing that below the surface you can see an abundance of marine life as the looping roots, which are so specially adapted to the salt water, provide a nursery ground for juvenile fish. The younger audience however needed no persuasion to float around in the brackish waters- “It’s wild under here” Guliana (age 8). Their excitement over sea cucumbers, eels, sea stars and damselfish was displayed on their smiling faces. For most, this was their first snorkelling experience and everyone was rewarded with a tasty chocolate egg delivered by the Easter bunny on a stand up paddleboard!

Mangrove roots provide the perfect place for juvenile fish like this batfish

Juvenile fish like this batfish love the mangroves

Marvellous Mangroves

Marvellous Mangroves

A beautiful starfish found in the mangroves

A beautiful starfish found in the mangroves

A school of juvenile carfish find a home in the mangroves

A school of juvenile carfish find a home in the mangroves

An upside down jellyfish

An upside down jellyfish

A stunning cowrie shell

A stunning cowrie shell

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