I've been to Mauritius many times and like many other places this is definitely somewhere I go every time. The catamaran trip to and from the island is fun and very enjoyable we usually leave from grand baie, and the boat crew truly do make the whole experience so much better, they play music throughout the trip and the food cooked on the BBQ is amazing!. The island itself is just beautiful once you arrive you everyone gets onto the smaller boat and they take you to the beach, once there you can have a look around or just soak up the sun and bath in the clear water. Myself I would rather be snorkelling in the water and instead of taking the small boat to the beach I swim, I do think that with Ilot Gabriel to get the full experience of the island you have to snorkel as the sea life is absolutely stunning, the fish come in various sizes and colours and it truly is beautiful, once your in you end up swimming around completely losing yourself in the beauty of what you see. Definitely a place to visit and a fantastic day out!.