Talisa Dean 22/06/18

Have You Seen Mauritius’s Seven Coloured Sand?

Red and yellow and…violet, and green,

Are just four of the seven colours making up Mauritius’s Seven Coloured Earths, a small but totally worth visiting group of psychedelic sand dunes formed from decomposed volcanic rock. Purple, blue, and brown also feature.

You’ll find them in the north, in a little mountain village called Chamarel. The different colours are thought to have come as a result of the volcanic rock cooling at different speeds. The weird part though is that instead of mixing into a potentially quite unpleasant shade of sludge, the colours separate with all the sand particles of each individual colour settling alongside each other creating big, bold multi-coloured blotches across the dunes.

Imagine it at sunrise.

PS. Like far away adventures? Check out our Buenos Aires Bucket List.