Mauritius Catamaran Cruises to St Brandon
St Brandon (Saint Brandon), also known as Cargados Carajos Shoals, is a group of over 50 islands, coral ridges and vast sand flats on an extended reef in the Indian Ocean, situated 268 nautical miles north east of Mauritius. Classified as a dependency of Mauritius, St Brandon is part of the Mascarene Islands.
St Brandon is cut by three major passes and extends 50 km from north to south and 5 km wide. The reef area is 190 km2. It has perhaps the largest algal ridge (a structure formed by coralline algae on a coral reef) in the Indian Ocean.
There are indeed very few places on Earth left that modernization has not been able to touch. Man has re-visualized creation and redefined the physiographic of several places, suiting them to his ever-changing needs and desires.
St Brandon is one of those rare places to have escaped this transformation.
Upheld in its natural state, its uniqueness embraced in its originality, St Brandon is a piece of Paradise that seems to have preserved itself for the angels to pull away.