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Have You Seen Mauritius’s Seven Coloured Sand?

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.


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